Your Local News Source for Over 30 Years! r Local News So e for Ov r 30 Years! Vol. 31, No.30 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday City continues battle with owner of Water’s Edge apartments Mayor appalled over Boston Housing Court ruling 781-286-8500 Friday, July 29, 2022 Powers takes oath of office, excited to continue serving the community By Adam Swift T he City of Revere continues to be at loggerheads with the Connecticut-based Carabetta Companies over the properties it owns in Revere. Last week, the courts refused Mayor Brian Arrigo’s emergency request to impose a receivership for 370 Ocean Ave. Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden (left) addressed the press as Mayor Brian Arrigo looked on at a press conference last week concerning the 370 Ocean Ave. apartment complex. (Advocate fi le photo) RULING | SEE Page 22 WELCOME BACK: Shown from left to right during Friday’s swearing in ceremony at City Hall: State Rep. Jessica Giannino, City Council President/Councillor-at-Large Gerry Visconti, campaign manager Doreen Weinberg, City Clerk Ashley Melnik, Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna, former longtime Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto, incoming Ward 5 Councillor John Powers, former Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso, supporter James O’Brien, Mayor Brian Arrigo and former City Councillor Catherine Penn; kneeling is lifelong friend Constantino Buttiglieri. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) Canadian takes First Prize at Sand Sand Sculpting Festival Same as surrounding communities, By Tara Vocino W ard 5 Councillor-Elect John Powers took the oath of office during Friday’s swearing in ceremony at City Hall. “I’m excited to continue projects that I started with the mayor and I hope will…come to fruiOATH | SEE Page 17 Bus-Only Lane could go permanent By Adam Swift T he city is taking steps to make a morning bus-only lane on Broadway permanent. Last week, the Traffi c Commission voted to hold a public hearing on proposed traffic ordinance changes that would pave the way to making the pilot program permanent. The pilot program was approved in 2020, but because of the Covid pandemic, it was not implemented until this year. The MBTA bus-only lane was okayed for the southerly side of Broadway from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekdays. Hailing from Canada, Abe Waterman won fi rst place for “The Devil Is An Angel, Too,” which is about accepting people for who they are since everyone has fl aws, according to Waterman. See photo highlights beginning on page 12. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) “This is a request for the public hearing to transfer the busonly lane pilot to a permanent program on the southern side of Broadway,” said city Transportation Manager Julie DeMauro. “In addition to that, if this is a permanent program [the traffi c ordinance] would need to be revised to include the language for bus lanes and then the parking penalties that would accompany it. We are open to working with the commission to tweak some of this language that may not be suffi cient or if there is more language that needs to be added, tion in the very near future,” Powers said. Powers cited building the we would do that as well.” Eric Burkman, the MBTA’s director of transit priority, who oversees the bus lane programs, said the Revere pilot program has been fairly successful. With the bus-only lane in place during peak hours, he said, the travBUSLANE | SEE Page 22

Page 2 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Revere Police Narcotics Unit arrest Lynn man on multiple trafficking charges Advocate Staff Report T his week a joint investigation led by the Revere Police Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the Suff olk County Sheriff , the Massachusetts State Police, the Lynn Police and the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), ended with the arrest of Michael Valentin, 22, of Lynn. Detectives executed multiple search warrants in Lynn along with an arrest warrant for Valentin stemming from an ongoing drug investigation in Revere. Valentin was charged with multiple counts of Traffi cking in Fentanyl, and Distribution of Fentanyl in the City of Revere. Valentin was taken into custody by detectives without incident at his Lynn home. After the arrest, detectives executed numerous search warrants at his residence. Reportedly, evidence recovered from the home was indicative of an individual who was in the business of distributing illegal narcotics. The investigation spanned through the Counties of Suff olk, Essex and Middlesex where Valentin was conducting his illegal narcotics distribution business. Reportedly, detectives recovered 394 grams of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl, along with 264 grams of cocaine, 30 grams of crack cocaine and nearly $14,000 in cash from Valentin’s residence. Valentin will be arraigned in Chelsea District Court for two counts of Traffi cking in Fentanyl and one count of Distribution of Fentanyl. He will also be arraigned in Lynn District Court for Traffi cking in Fentanyl over 200 grams and Traffi cking in Cocaine over 200 grams. The Revere Police along with the assisting agencies are constantly seeking to improve the quality of life within their respective cities. Removing these dangerous narcotics dealers from the city’s streets remains a top priority for all agencies, as we all work together to improve the overall safety of the public. OUR OFFICE HAS MOVED TO 519 BROADWAY, EVERETT SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY 519 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: Rocco Longo, Owner WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM Please contact the Revere Police Narcotics Tip Line at 781-656-1143 to report any suspect illegal narcotics activity. Callers can remain anonymous if they choose to do so. Residents can also download the Revere Police Tip 411 Application to submit anonymous tips through their wireless devices. For more information regarding overdose prevention and support, please contact the Revere Substance Use Disorder and Homeless Initiatives (SUDHI) Offi ce (435 Revere St., Revere; 781-922-6069). Traffic Commission approves commercial parking ordinance change Allows residents to park company vehicles By Adam Swift R evere residents who own businesses outside the city will now be able to park their commercial vehicles in Revere without fear of getting fined. Last week, the Traffi c Commission approved the ordinance change proposed by Ward 3 ANTHONY COGLIANDRO Ward 3 Councillor Councillor Anthony Cogliandro. “There are business owners outside the city who have their vehicles registered at their houses, so we are getting the excise tax already, but unfortunately, because the business is not in Revere, they are being ticketed $50,” said Cogliandro. “I believe we should strike section one so it doesn’t matter where the business is, as long as there is a valid business.” If the commercial vehicles are registered to someone’s home, they should be able to park there, Cogliandro said. “Nothing else changes – the size of the vehicle, one vehicle per household – these things PARKING | SEE Page 6

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Page 4 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 RevereTV Spotlight I t’s been a long week spent at Revere Beach for RevereTV! The International Sand Sculpting Festival was back this summer and went off without a hitch. This event is most closely followed and covered by RevereTV every year. The studio provided daily updates of the preparation and competition on social media, which were strung together to create a total video update playing on television. Throughout the next few weeks, coverage from this year’s festival will be playing on the Community Channel. You can view all sand sculpting footage from RevereTV on YouTube at any time, including all videos from past competitions. Congratulations to this year’s winners and all who participated in this post-pandemic comeback. RevereTV hopes everyone found this weekend as festive and enjoyable as the studio staff does. Last Wednesday, the City of Revere held a Colombian Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall to commemorate Colombia’s independence. The ceremony aired live on YouTube, Facebook and RTV Gov. It included speeches from Colombian community members from Revere and the area, music and artistic presentations and just a time overall to come together and celebrate. You can view replays of this ceremony on RTV Gov or on YouTube at any time. This week, for the fi rst time, the City of Revere hosted a Peruvian Flag Raising Ceremony. This ceremony aired live on all RevereTV outlets yesterday and featured Peruvian dance performances and refreshments. This ceremony was put on to celebrate Peruvian heritage in Revere and the country’s 201 years of recognition and independence. Watch replays of the REVERETV | SEE Page 17 ~ REVERE BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE ~ RBC’s Beautiful Home Is A Sanctuary RBC members Kat Corley; Janelle O’Brien; homeowner Frank Ippolito and RBC member Carol Haney. W                                                                                       hen passing by this week’s “Beautiful Home”, one will see a house with fl ower boxes overfl owing with bright pink petunias, two large pots fi lled with petunias and white impatiens, and ground cover consisting of pink petunias, yellow marigolds, and white impatiens creating a beautiful and welcoming feel. But, if one just passed by, they would have no idea of what the back of this beautifully maintained home looked like. Entering along the side of the house through a mass of red/orange impatiens leads to a set of stairs that take one to a spectacular back yard that can only be described as a sanctuary. The entire area is covered with granite slabs instead of grass. A raised area covered by a pergola has furniture for sitting and relaxing and a dining area that has a large table and chairs. There is also a fi re pit surrounded by seating where one can relax and have quiet conversation. All sides of the area have fl owers growing on waist high walls. And the work continues as an outdoor kitchen is in the process of being installed and a charming miniature greenhouse has just been completed but not yet utilized. Frankie Ippolito, the son of the homeowner, informed us that all of the work on the property has been done to allow his mother to be able to entertain the many family members that live in the area comfortably. The Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) commends Mr. Ippolito for setting an example of what a property owner can do to make it beautiful and urges all Revere residents to emulate Frankie Ippolito so that Revere becomes a lovelier place in which to live. Please check out our website (www.reverebeautifi cation.org) and social media pages (Instagram & Facebook: RBC_02151) for more information and pictures of our continued dedication to keeping Revere clean and beautiful. Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 5 Massachusetts Legislature Passes Major Clean Energy Legislation carefully calibrated to provide a portfolio of robust clean energy, including off shore wind, and decarbonize our largestemitting industries, all while attracting a world-class supply chain, intensive workforce training initiatives, and the investment necessary to prepare our electric distribution system for the energy needs of the future.” “As a member of the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee, I am so happy for the progress that was made with clean energy legislation this session,” said Representative Jessica Giannino (DRevere). “These newly passed bills will help mitigate pollution, incentivize green energy, and modernize the electrical grid and energy storage infrastructure in Environmental Justice communities like ours. I am thankful for Speaker Mariano’s continued leadership and support throughout this session and his continued commitment to making sure Massachusetts is a leader in clean energy.” JESSICA GIANNINO State Representative BOSTON – This session, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a sweeping clean energy bill, An Act driving clean energy and off shore wind. Thelegislation bolsters green transportation, green buildings and clean power production – including offshore wind, solar, and storage and networked geothermal – while creating thousands of new jobs and economic benefi ts in the process. This bill builds upon the Next Generation Climate Roadmap bill, which was passed earlier this legislative session and overhauled the state’s climate laws by putting Massachusetts on a path to reach a net-zero limit on greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Having been enacted by the House and Senate on July 21, An Act driving clean energy and off shore wind was laid before the Governor for his signature or other actions. “At the beginning of this legislative session, we codifi ed into law the goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions in Massachusetts by 2050. As the end of the session nears, the Legislature has again passed historic climate legislation that brings the Commonwealth closer to achieving that ever-important goal,” said House Speaker Ronald J. Mariano (D-Quincy). “This legislation will make Massachusetts a national leader in energy generated from off shore wind, while creating thousands of new jobs in the process. I want to thank Chairman Jeff Roy and each member of the conference committee, my colleagues in the House, as well as Senate President Karen Spilka and our partners in the Senate for prioritizing the well-being of our climate, and for working diligently to get this done.” “From searing heat to rising seas, climate change poses a very real threat to Massachusetts residents,” said Senate President Karen E. Spilka (DAshland). “To leave future generations with a livable planet, Massachusetts must take on the role of a national and international leader in the fi ght against climate change. Reaching our goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 will require us to take the important steps outlined in this legislation to expand our clean energy capacity, encourage the adoption of electric vehicles, reduce emissions from buildings, and foster highpaying, green jobs for our workforce. I’d like to thank my House partner, Speaker Mariano, Senators Barrett and Creem and all of the conferees for their focus and continued determination to bring this legislation over the fi nish line, as well as to all of the Senators who played a role in this bill’s creation and passage.” “Massachusetts has an opportunity to meet the urgency of the climate crisis through our nation-leading innovation, workforce, and energy resources,” said Representative Jeff rey N. Roy (D- Franklin), who is the House Chair of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. “This timely and comprehensive piece of legislation is Off shore wind To incentivize the development of the off shore wind industry in Massachusetts, this legislation establishes a Massachusetts Offshore Wind Industry Investment Program – to be administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) – consisting of annual tax incentives, grants, loans and other investments through the fund, and assistance from MassCEC in accessing other state or federal economic investment programs. It also creates the Massachusetts Off shore Wind Industry Investment Trust Fund, which can be used to promote the manufacture, fabrication and assembly of domestic supply chain components of the off shore wind industry; to stimulate increased fi - nancing for permanent manufacturing facilities; to advance clean energy research, technology and innovation, and to prepare individuals for off shore wind careers by supporting workforce training at a range of educational institutions and through regional employment boards. With the g oal of making the Massachusetts offshore wind bidding process more competitive, the legislation modifi es the price cap to set clear criteria to allow for off shore wind project proposals that are cost-eff ective and promote economic development in the Commonwealth. Under this legislation, the price cap will be removed if three or more off shore wind developers submit bids, and if less than three companies bid, a modifi ed price cap would remain in place. 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Solar and other sources of energy To support the advancement of solar power, the bill permits agricultural and horticultural land to be used to site solar panels if they do not impede the continued use of the land for agricultural or horticultural use, eliminates the so-called “donut hole” for on-site solar energy net ACT | SEE Page 15

Page 6 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 American Legion Revere Post # 61 finally back and available for hall rentals T he American Legion Post 61, located on Broadway next to city hall in Revere, has been closed since March 2020 since the beginning of the Pandemic and then additionally for the reconstruction and addition of a new ADA compliance ramp. They will be reopening their doors in September for Veterans and event hall rental bookings. For rental information, please call 781-284-9511. Their email address is americanleg_61@yahoo.com ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS....Welcome home to this beautiful 3+ bedroom                                                                                                                  View the interior of this home right on your smartphone.       Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti      Years! “Same name, phone number & address for      over half a century. We must be doing something right!”                 www.everettaluminum.com                PARKING | FROM Page 2 are not going to change,” said Cogliandro. “Also, on another note, this will bring in more revenue for the city. The commercial fee, I believe, is $420 per year for a commercial parking sticker, so we will get more applications and we will be able to limit it to one per household.” Parking Director Zachary Babo said he supports the change with one minor addition. “I believe there should be some language implemented to prove that it is a valid business, [such as] an insurance policy, like some of the other local cities,” said Babo. “I don’t believe just a registration is enough.” The Traffic Commission approved Cogliandro’s proposal, along with Babo’s recommendation that there is some documentation that there is a legal business attached to the commercial vehicle with the license. In other business, the commission approved allowing area residents with parking stickers to use the McKinley School parking lot during non-school hours. The commission also approved a request by Ward 6 Councillor Richard Serino to make Malden Street southwesterly from Washington Avenue to Newhall Street a no parking anytime area. In a letter to the commission, Serino said the uptick in parking along the stretch has created a hazard for drivers. Summer is Here!

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 7 Training Squadron Six (VT-6) Changes Command at NAS Whiting Field By: Major Rocque Garltand, U.S. Air Force (VT-6) N aval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla. – Cmdr. Stephen C. Harrington, U.S. Navy, relieved Lt. Col. Jason N. Dale, U.S. Marine Corps, as the 58th commanding offi cer of the “Shooters” Training Squadron Six (VT-6) in a ceremony at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Justin M. Wortendyke, U.S. Marine Corps, also assumed the duties as squadron executive offi cer. Dale, a fl eet KC-130J pilot, assumed command of VT-6 on Apr. 22, 2021. During his time as commanding offi cer, Dale’s devoted emphasis on mission-focused, team-oriented training and a safety-fi rst culture earned the Shooters the 2021 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Safety Award. A Versailles, Ky., native, he led the Shooters from the front, and is respected and admired as a servant leader who always took care of his people, commented Captain Jade Lepke, Commodore, Training Air Wing Five, during a speech at the ceremony. Serving as the Commanding Officer of VT-6 was Dale’s fi nal tour after a successful career as a Marine aviator. Harrington is a native of Lynn, Mass., and graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering in 2003. He was designated a naval aviator in April 2005 at NAS Whiting Field. He completed initial fl eet replacement training, fl ying the SH-60B Seahawk at Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four Zero (HSL40) in Mayport, Fla. He holds a Master’s in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas. After completing Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) training, Harrington reported to his fi rst sea tour with the “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four www.eight10barandgrille.com We Have Reopened for Dine-In and Outside Seating every day beginning at 4 PM Captain Jade Lepke (right), Commodore, Training Air Wing Five at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, congratulated Lt. Col. Jason N. Dale for a successful tour as commanding offi cer, Training Squadron 6 (VT-6) at a ceremony last week. Dale commanded the squadron from April 2021 to July 2022. (Photo by Ensign BJ Foreman, NAS Whiting Field Public Aff airs Offi ce) Four (HSL-44) in March 2006. He deployed aboard USS Underwood (FFG 36) in 2007 in support of maritime security opNAS | SEE Page 16 WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810 STAY SAFE! Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma Commander Stephen C. Harrington spoke to VT-6 “Shooters” and family members after taking command of the training squadron. Harrington was previously the executive offi cer of VT-6. (Photo by Ensign BJ Foreman, NAS Whiting Field Public Aff airs Offi ce)     Open a 2-year CD with one of the region’s highest rates.                        419 BROADWAY. EVERETT, MA 02149 771 SALEM ST. LYNNFIELD, MA 01940 WWW.EVERETTBANK.COM Lt. Col. Jason Dale (center) prepared to hand over the VT-6 squadron fl ag to Cmdr. Stephen C. Harrington, signifying the change of leadership for the organization. Dale commanded the squadron from April 2021 to July 2022. (Photo by Ensign BJ Foreman, NAS Whiting Field Public Aff airs Offi ce)   Member FDIC | Member DIF                                                                                

Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Animal rights activists protest against animal testing experiments By Tara Vocino A group of peaceful protesters organized along Revere Beach Boulevard on Saturday against a proposed Life Science bio lab at the Suff olk Downs development which could include animal testing. The matter was discussed during recent City Council meetings and public hearings. Pictured from left to right: protestors Sherry Rose, Stilletto Dee, Sophia Durbano, Michael Sparks, Wayne Rose and Gina Castiello held signs against a lab that would test on animals in experiments. Thousands of beachgoers were made aware of the Life Science building protest. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Revere Summer Food Program FREE Grab and Go Lunch at select school and park locations throughout Revere starting Monday, July 18th! Parents/Guardians can pick up FREE Grab N Go lunches for their children between the ages of 0-18!  Beachmont School, rear entrance, (breakfast 8am-9am; lunch 11am-1pm)  Revere Beach Pavilion #2 (lunch 11am-1pm)  Sonny Meyers Park on Beach Street, (lunch 11am -1pm)  Hill School, rear entrance, stadium side, breakfast 8am-9am; lunch 11am-1pm)  Paul Revere School, rear entrance, (Monday-Thursday), breakfast 8am-9am; lunch 11am-1pm)  Garfield School (front entrance) (Monday-Thursday) Lunch 12:00pm1:00pm RHA Rose Recreational Center on Rose Street (lunch 11:30am-1pm) RHA Adams Court Recreational on Adams Street (lunch 11:30am-1pm)  Ciarlone Park on Newhall Street (lunch 11:30am-1pm)  Louis Pasteur Park on Endicott Street (lunch 11:30am-1pm)  Revere Farmer’s Market on Broadway at American Legion Hall (FRIDAYS only, lunch 12-1:00pm) Programs will serve meals Monday thru Friday except where noted.* Locations may be subject to close due to inclement weather and/or participation. For Updates go to https://www.facebook.com/RPSDiningServices or https://twitter.com/rpsdining “This institution is an equal opportunity provider”. Cindy Martin’s sign read, “O’Brien! Why the Change? NO Bio-Lab!!!” Resident Sophia Derbuno’s sign read, “Where Is The Transparency”. On Saturday along Revere Beach, Wayne and Sherry Rose, of Revere, organized a peaceful protest against animal testing in the city or elsewhere.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 9 BBB Scam: If your driveway needs paving or repairs, don’t trust just anyone to do the job. T he Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker has numerous reports of unscrupulous contractors who trick homeowners with supposedly good deals. Homeowners end up with shoddy pavement – or nothing at all – to show for what they paid and, in some cases, have lost over $8,000 in the process. How the scam works A contractor leaves a pamphlet or shows up at the door. They claim they’ve been doing work in the area and just happened to notice the condition of your driveway or sidewalk. Since they’re already working nearby, they can give you a discount. If the price is agreeable, they will then ask for a large percentage of the fee upfront. There is some hesitancy if there is a question on the price or details about the business and its location. Once the transaction is complete, the scam contractor might disappear altogether. The contact number or email might not work, quickly helping you realize that the contact information was a sham. If you protest, the contractor might use intimidation tactics, such as threatening a lawsuit, to convince you to pay up. In other cases, once complete, the contractor’s work is shoddy and unprofessional, but the full payment has been made. Reaching the company that the contractor allegedly represented is impossible, or the contractor pretended to be from another company. In any of these scenarios, the chances of getting a refund or the work fi xed are slim. How to avoid contractor scams Be wary of unsolicited offers. Most scams involving contractors begin when a random contractor tries to go out of their way to offer an estimate that was never requested. Research companies and contractors before you hire. Start with BBB.org. If the contractor has multiple negative reviews and complaints, don’t hire them. Often, a simple internet search will reveal companies or individuals who have been involved in fraudulent activities or provided unsatisfactory work to previous clients. Get everything in writing. Ask for an estimate in writing before payment is even discussed. Don’t let a contractor start working on a project until a written, signed contract – outlining start and complete dates, a detailed description of the work to be provided, material costs, payment arrangements, and warranty information – is provided. Stagger payments. Most contractors will require a percentage of the total price upfront, but it should never be the full price before the work has beRevere Students Named to St. Mary’s High School Term 4 Honor Roll and Principal’s List St. Mary’s High School announced its Honor Roll and Principal’s List for the fourth quarter of the 2021-22 academic year. Honor Roll students must achieve 85 or above in all their classes. Students earning Principal’s List status must achieve 90 or above in all their classes. The following students from Revere have achieved these honors: Principal’s List Anthony Ferragamo, ’28 James Ridley, ’28 Maximus Kalis, ’26 Gabriella Polidoro, ’26 Sophia Ortiz-Vargas, ’24 Anthony D’Itria, ’23 Marina Gandolfo, ’23 Christopher Lutchman, ’23 Maia Kalis, ’22 Gabriela Mogavero, ’22 Honor Roll Natalie Vasquez, ’26 Conlan Buckley, ’25 Grace Marino, ’25 Ahjeanee Hyacinthe, ’24 Alexamarie Manta, ’24 Cali Meho, ’24 Isabella Mogavero, ’24 Marco Leone, ’23 Grace Zimmerman, ’22 Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma gun. Instead, agree to stagger payments so that work can be inspected at various stages of the project. Use safe payment methods. Paying with a credit card provides some peace of mind since the credit card company will help you if the company is fraudulent. If you use a check, write it to a company, not an individual. Paying cash or using an electronic wallet app is risky since there is no way to stop the payment or get some money back if anything goes wrong. For more information Search BBB.org for paving companies in your area. Also common are “free roof inspection” scams – learn more about free inspection scams at https:// www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/22467-bbbb-scam-alertwatch-out-for-free-roof-inspections. You can also read BBB’s tips on hiring a contractor at https:// www.bbb.org/article/tips/14081bbb-tip-hiring-a-contractor. If you suspect you have fallen for a contractor scam, report it to BBB. org/ScamTracker. Your report can help alert others to similar scams. Need a hall for your special event? The Schiavo Club, located at 71 Tileston Street, Everett is available for your Birthdays, Anniversaries, Sweet 16 parties and more? Call Paul at (617) 387-5457 for details.

Page 10 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Second Annual Colombian Flag Raising celebrates country’s independence 425r Broadway, Saugus Located adjacent to Kohls Plaza Route 1 South in Saugus at the intersection of Walnut St. We are on MBTA Bus Route 429 781-231-1111 At this time, the state requires everyone to wear masks We are a Skating Rink with Bowling Alleys, Arcade and two TV’s where the ball games are always on! PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE 12-8 p.m. Sunday Monday Tuesday $9.00 Price includes Roller Skates Rollerblades/inline skates $3.00 additional cost Private Parties 7:30-11 p.m. $10.00 Price includes Roller Skates Adult Night 18+ Only Wednesday Thursday Friday Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Private Parties Private Parties 4-11 p.m. Saturday 12-11 p.m. $9.00 $9.00 Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Sorry No Checks - ATM on site Roller skate rentals included in all prices Inline Skate Rentals $3.00 additional BIRTHDAY & PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE www.roller-world.com Mauricio Catano played saxophone during Wednesday’s Colombian Flag Raising outside of Revere City Hall. A salsa dance was performed. By Tara Vocino The second annual Colombian Flag Raising celebrated their independence on Wednesday outside of City Hall. Colombian music was performed. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Eduardo Coll brought out the Colombian fl ag. Colombian pride was evident during last week’s fl ag raising at City Hall.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 11 During the second annual Colombian fl ag raising, Mayor Brian Arrigo said he is proud to have such a robust Colombian population in the city. Jorge Garcia said Revere has the second largest Colombian population in New England. William Peña Lopera said the Impact U Foundation helps students from vulnerable communities in Colombia graduate from college. Juan Pablo Jaramillo said viva Colombia. Journalist Saul Garcia helped to promote the event on radio. Columbian Consul General Carolina Mejia Gil thanked the city for being welcomed to their Independence Day celebration. The Colombian fl ag was raised under the City of Revere fl ag. Cultural dancing was performed. A Colombian dance was performed. 2.55 CD The kind of rate increase you like to see. The kind of rate increase you li en a 3egion nto one of our branches to open Open a 3- egions highest rates. Stop into one of our branches to open an account. Member FDIC | Member DIF                                                                                

Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 18th annual International Revere Beach of the World by world-class artists; By Tara Vocino T he Revere Beach International San d Sculpting Festival – presented by the Revere Beach Partnership and its sponsors – is one of the largest free events in Massachusetts. Over the course of last weekend, it was estimated that more than one million people ventured to the boulevard to enjoy the sculptures, beach, entertainment and food along America’s First Public Beach. Saugus resident Deb Barrett-Cutulle won People’s Choice for “Sk-Eyeshadow-S.” Visitors took the scene all in. Saugus resident Talia Cutulle performed the National Anthem. Competition medal winners, from left to right: fi rst place winner Abe Waterman, second place winner Slavian Borecki, third place winner Hanneke Supply, fourth place winner Bouke Atema, fi fth place winner Karen Fralich and People’s Choice winner Deb Barrett-Cutulle. Saugus resident Deb BarrettResidents Carmen and Delma Correa enjoyed the private reception tent on Saturday. Cutulle won People’s Choice for “Sk-Eyeshadow-S.” Canada resident Abe Waterman (fourth from right) won fi rst place for his artwork. Musical group Trif3cta had fans dancing. Shown from left to right: State Rep. Jeff Turco, State Senator Lydia Edwards, community leader Kathleen Heiser, Mayor Brian Arrigo, State Rep. Jessica Giannino and Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito. Texan Christy Atkinson created “Catastrophe.” Thousands watched the fi reworks from the sand. California resident Morgan Rudluff ’s piece was titled “Captured.” Hailing from New Jersey, sculptor Matthew Deibert perfected his piece.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 13 Sand Sculpting Festival featured Wonders Saugus resident wins People’s Choice Saugus resident Deb Barrett-Cutulle was in awe that she won People’s Choice. Florida residents Araya, 10, Jade, 11, and Anthony Daddario, 8, with Chase Dorsey, 12, said “8 p.m.” was creative. Intricate design was featured on the centerpiece and the other sculptures. Boston residents Taku, Ko, 18 months, Ryo, 4, and Erina Kasai along with Mayumi Nakura and Yuto Nakura, admired the sculptures. Fifth place winner Karen Fralich, of Canada, with “Dinotopia.” Cambridge residents Cai McCann and Maytee Chan said Saugus resident Deb Barrett-Cutulle’s piece was their favorite. New Hampshire resident Greg Grady Jr.’s fortune-teller piece was inspired by the Tom Hank’s movie “Big.” Hailing from Florida, Bruce Peck sculpted “Anxiety Stronghold.” According to Peck, the jail bars on the eyes represent that someone is barely holding on. Florida resident Andrew Daily’s “Jokers Wild” was inspired by an old tattoo pattern. Japan native Matsu Yoshi’s theme was “Okay For Peace With Origami Crane.” Bouke Atema, of the Netherlands, won fourth place for “8 p.m.” with a movie ticket. FESTIVAL | SEE Page 14 Hailing from Texas, Christy Atkinson sculpted “Catastrophe.” The centerpiece, the “Wonders of the World,” included the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that is still in existence, and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Third place winner Hanneke Supply, who is from Belgium, said her piece, “I Am Nature,” was about how people have a lot to learn from nature.

Page 14 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 The National Geographic “Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience” was an event sponsor this year. “Jokers Wild” was based on an old tattoo pattern by Florida resident Andrew Daily. LOCAL FAVORITE: Saugus artist Deb Barrett-Cutulle worked on her sculpture. Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt was one of the event sponsors. Texan Albert Lucio Sr.’s piece was “Pride.” Matt Deibert’s daughter, Frances, drew the angel (at top) as a little girl, when she was depressed. According to Deibert, the sculpture’s side represented hearing voices from all over, yet people appearing fi ne on the outside. The sculpture included 988, the suicide hotline. Winners Karen Fralich and Deb BarrettCutulle Deb Barrett-Cutulle sketched her design for this weekend’s 18th Annual International Sand Sculpting Festival along Revere Beach. The Colossus of Rhodes in Greece, the Statue of Liberty in America, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy and the Great Wall of China were carved in sand. Damon Meri, of Florida, sculpted “Damonopoly.” (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) “Zoltar Speaks – Make a Wish” was made by New Hampshire resident Greg Grady Jr. Atlantic City, N.J., resident Matt Deibert sculpted “A Beautiful Mind” about the struggles of schizophrenia. Second place and Sculptors Choice winner Slavian Borecki hails from Poland. His piece was “The Three Sisters.” “Anxiety Stronghold” by Bruce Peck depicted the struggles of generalized anxiety disorder – another mental health piece. FESTIVAL | FROM Page 12

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 15 ACT | FROM Page 5 metering to promote residential solar and loosens the so-called single parcel rule to help expand solar on sites where it already exists. In addition to wind and solar power, the bill addresses other innovative sources of clean energy, such as fusion energy and geothermal power. Acknowledging the harmful health and environmental impacts of utility-scale biomass power plant facilities, this legislation removes biomass from the list of energy-generating sources that are allowed to receive certain state incentives for generating clean electricity. To ensure that the Commonwealth has adequate storage systems to accommodate increasing amounts of clean energy that Massachusetts will be adding to its energy portfolio, this bill directs a study of how to optimize the deployment of long-term energy storage systems. Grid readiness The legislation also modernizes Massachusetts’s electrical grid and energy storage infrastructure. It requires utility companies to proactively upgrade the transmission and distribution grid to improve reliability and resilience and accommodate the anticipated signifi cant shift to renewable forms of energy. Green transportation As the transportation sector is the largest source of fuel emissions in Massachusetts, the bill takes steps to encourage the use of electric vehicles, including expanding and codifying the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) incentive program into statute. Under the bill, the rebate amount will increase by $1,000, to $3,500 for passenger cars and light-duty trucks. Moreover, electric vehicle purchasers who trade in their emission-producing vehicles will be eligible for an additional incentive of $1,000. The program may include a pointof-sale rebate model for individual purchases that off ers consumers savings at the point of purchase or lease. The bill also makes used vehicles eligible for rebates. Further, the bill directs the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to conduct an outreach campaign to promote awareness about the MOR-EV program among consumers and businesses in underserved and low-income communities, as well as in communities with a large proportion of high-emission vehicles. To expand access to electric vehicle charging stations, this bill convenes an interagency coordinating council to develop and implement a charging infrastructure deployment plan in an equitable and comprehensive manner. The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) would be required to set vehicle electrifi cation and greenhouse gas emission requirements for electric vehicles for transportation network companies. In addition, to ensure that zero-emission vehicle charging remains aff ordable for consumers, the bill requires all electricity companies to submit proposals to DPU for how they will offer reduced electricity rates for consumers who charge their zero-emission vehicles at off -peak times. Finally, the bill takes historic steps to address emissions that come from MBTA bus fleets. Starting in 2030, this bill requires every passenger bus that is purchased or leased by the MBTA to be a zero-emission vehicle. By the end of 2040, the MBTA will be required to operate exclusively zero-emission vehicles. Underserved and low-income communities would be prioritized for the equitable deployment of these zero-emission buses. Building decarbonization To tackle the difficult issue of emissions from the building sector, the bill creates a 10-municipality demonstration project allowing all-electric building construction by local option. Participating municipalities must receive local approval before applying into the demonstration project. The measure has two important provisos: first, each community must meet certain aff ordable housing or multifamily development thresholds; and second, each must exempt life sciences labs and health care facilities from the all-electric requirement. The bill makes targeted enhancements to the Mass Save program, which provides rebates and incentives for owners and renters related to effi cient appliances and other home energy improvements. Under the bill, priority for Mass Save projects will be given to those that maximize net climate, environmental and equity impacts. Beginning in 2025, Mass Save funds will also be limited in most instances from going to any fossil fuel equipment. This bill requires DPU to conduct an adjudicatory proceeding prior to approving any company-specific plan under the DPU’s future of heat proceedings. In addition, the bill requires DPU to convene a stakeholder working group to develop regulatory and legislative recommendations for how Massachusetts can best align the Commonwealth’s gas system enhancement program with the state’s 2050 net-zero goal. The working group must submit its fi nal recommendations to the Legislature by July 31, 2023.    Attorneys at Law                   14 Norwood St., Everett, MA 02149 Phone: (617) 387-4900 Fax: (617) 381-1755  John Mackey, Esq. * Katherine M. Brown, Esq. Patricia Ridge, Esq.

Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Pitch, Hit & Run competes for a chance to play at Fenway Park Local ballplayers are shown waiting in line at the Pitch, Hit & Run at Griswold Field on Saturday. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) By Tara Vocino R Revere Youth Baseball & Softball Board of Directors member/ Babe Ruth Coordinator/Head Coach Shawn Vetere organized the event. evere Youth Baseball and Softball players perfected their base running, pitching and hitting skills during Saturday’s Pitch, Hit & Run at Griswold Field. The top go-getter in the region will compete at Fenway Park with a chance to go on to the Little League World Series. Saturday’s winners, ranging from 8- to 14-years-old were: Kali and Chloe O’Neil, Jason Lepore, Anthony Addunizio, Curtis Sullivan and Jacob Burdarz. Revere resident Dominic Rystrom, 10, prepares to pitch. Malden resident Luiz Fena, 8, digs in for a speedy pace to fi rst base. Revere resident Daniel Alimonti, 9, delivers a pitch. Revere resident Lauren Ward, 8, races to fi rst base. Brayden Morgan, 10, pitched on the mound. NAS | FROM Page 7 erations in the North Arabian Gulf. Additionally, he deployed aboard USS Monterey (CG 61) with the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in September 2008. Harrington transitioned to fl ying the MH-60R Seahawk in May 2009 at Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Four One (HSM-41) in San Diego, Calif., and served as an FRS instructor pilot until October 2010. He then reported to HSM-40 as one of the squadron’s initial MH-60R FRS instructors. He served as Deanna Nee, 13, hit the ball during Saturday’s Pitch, Hit & Run at Griswold Field. the Training Device Offi cer and worked closely with civilian contractors in the acceptance of the squadron’s fi rst MH-60R simulator. Additionally, he served as the Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) Offi cer and Assistant Operations Offi cer until September 2012. Following his tour at HSM-40, Harrington was assigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as the assistant navigator (ANAV). He served as an Offi cer of the Deck (underway) and navigation evaluator during several pre-deployment work ups, multi-ship exercises and Afl oat TrainRevere resident Chloe O’Neil, 13, hit a line drive. ing Group (ATG) graded events until departing in November 2014. Harrington completed MH60R refresher training in May 2015, and he reported to the “Grandmasters” of HSM-46. He served as the Offi cer-in-Charge (OIC) aboard USS Normandy (CG 60) in support of the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, Training Department Head, Administrative Department Head and Maintenance Offi cer. From February 2018 to March 2020, Harrington was assigned to the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense (JFCC IMD) in Colorado Springs, Colo. While assigned, he served as Deputy Director – Training and Education Directorate (J-7) and as an Integrated Air and Missile Defense Watch Commander. VT-6’s incoming executer offi cer, Lt. Col. Wortendyke, narrated the change of command event and brings a new and unique skill set to the flight line for the Shooters. A native of Hudson, Ohio, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2003. He was designated a naval aviator in October 2005 and completed folRyan Nee, 10, winds up. low-on training: fl ying the F/A18 Hornet with VFA-125 at NAS Lemoore, Calif. A prior strike instructor and combat proven aviator, VT-6 will benefi t greatly from his depth of knowledge and experience. Together with the experience of Wortendyke, Harrington will continue to advance the standard of excellence that has been synonymous with VT-6 throughout its 60-year history. The diverse platform experience of these two seasoned fl eet aviators is sure to benefi t the students of VT-6 by providing new perspectives and diversity to the training of future naval aviators.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 OATH | FROM Page 1 Page 17 HOUSE AMENDMENT #807 T here is amendment #807 to the Massachusetts House of Representatives Bill # 5007 that is intended to limit MassHealth estate recovery to only the federally required amounts and authorizes MassHealth to seek a waiver of estate recovery for a work incentive program for people with disabilities. Medicaid in the only public benefit program that requires properly paid benefits to be recovered from a deceased MassHealth recipient’s probate estate. MassHealth has an Estate Recovery Unit. Estate recovery for nursing home benefi ts is federally mandated. Massachusetts has adopted a statute requiring estate recovery for the costs of all medical services provided after a MassHealth recipient reaches the age of 55, even if at home and not in a nursing home. Most MassHealth recipients have income well below 100% of the federal poverty level ($13,596 in 2022) and those 65 and over must have countable assets of $2,000 or less. One can still qualify for MassHealth even though he or she owns a home. 90% of estate recovery collection is from the later sale of the home after the MassHealth recipient dies and the home was included in the probate estate. The amendment seeks to benefit low income MassHealth recipients owning a home by not allowing the Estate Recovery Unit to place a lien on the home in order to seek recovery for MassHealth benefits paid after the Mayor Brian Arrigo congratulated Councillor Powers during Friday’s swearing in ceremony at City Hall. MassHealth recipient dies. This not does not apply to nursing home benefi ts paid but would apply to any MassHealth recipient living at home and receiving benefi ts upon reaching the age of 55. This amendment seeks to have MassHealth only seek recovery for federally mandated medical assistance (e.g. nursing home level care). Many people receiving MassHealth while age 55 or older and still living in the community are not aware that he or she can transfer their home to a Trust in order to avoid probate. Once the home is in a Trust, under current MassHealth regulations, the Estate Recovery Unit cannot recover from the sale of the home. If the amendment were to pass, even if the home were not placed into a Trust, a MassHealth recipient who dies with the home included in his or her probate estate would not have to worry about not being able to pass all of the equity in the home to loved ones as a result of a potentially significant MassHealth lien. This amendment and corresponding House Bill 5007 is currently working its way through the legislative process at this time. Joseph D. Cataldo is an Estate Planning/Elder Law Attorney, Certifi ed Public Accountant, Certifi ed Financial Planner, AICPA Personal Financial Specialist and holds a Master’s Degree in Taxation. REVERETV | SEE Page 17 ceremony coverage on YouTube and on the channel in the days ahead. Municipal meetings are still being covered and airing live throughout this busy summer season. You can view replays of last week’s meetings on RTV Gov which include the Public Art Commission, the License Commission and the Traffic Commission. While you’re watching, check out the newest episode of “Conversations with the Mayor” from last week. RTV Gov is channel 9 on Comcast, and channels 13 and 613 on RCN. Watch any government programming on RTV’s YouTube page as well. Ward 5 Councillor John Powers said he’s excited to continue the work that he started, including building the Point of Pines Fire Station, monitoring the overdevelopment on the Mills Avenue boatyard, and the construction of a new high school. Point of Pines Fire Station, monitoring overdevelopment on the Mills Avenue boatyard, enacting a Crew program at Revere High School, a new high school, and repaving water lines, among others. Newly sworn Ward 5 Councillor John Powers was congratulated by City Clerk Ashley Melnik. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) YOUR SUMMER FUN... FOR LESS! as low as SUMMER SIZZLER LOAN up to 12-Months $500 - $5,000 5.19% Vacations APR* Improvements Extra Cash Apply online FAST at memberspluscu.org. memberspluscu.org 781-905-1500 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY *APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Payments for 5.19% APR for 12-months are approximately $85.70 per month per $1,000 borrowed. Payment does not reflect disability and/or credit life insurance and may differ slightly due to rounding. Terms up to 12 months. Minimum loan amount $500 and maximum loan amount $5,000. APR is based upon member’s credit score. Rates listed above reflect excellent credit scores. Rates effective June 1, 2022 thru September 5, 2022 and subject to change without notice. Membership requires a $5 deposit in a share/savings account. at 781-286-8500 or Info@advocatenews.net call he Adv cate Ne spapers For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers

Page 18 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 If you have any questions about this week’s report, e-mail us at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com or call us at (617) 720-1562 GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MASSTERLIST – Join more than 22,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, who start their weekday morning with MASSterList—the popular newsletter that chronicles news and informed analysis about what’s going on up on Beacon Hill, in Massachusetts politics, policy, media and influence. The stories are drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced writers Keith Regan and Matt Murphy who introduce each article in their own clever and inimitable way. MASSterlist will be e-mailed to you FREE every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening in the blood sport of Bay State politics. For more information and to get your free subscription, go to: https:// lp.constantcontactpages.com/ su/aPTLucK THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of July 18-22. $52.7 BILLION FISCAL 2023 STATE BUDGET (H 5050) House 152-0, Senate 40-0, approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a $52.7 billion fiscal 2023 state budget for the fi scal year that began July 1, including $1.23 billion in unrestricted general government aid to cities and towns, an increase of $63.1 million over last year. Other provisions include $187 million to fund the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA); $226.2 million for a safety and workforce reserve to address ongoing safety concerns identifi ed by the Federal Transit Administration’s Safety Management Inspection; $441 million for the Special Education Circuit Breaker, reimbursing school districts for the high cost of educating students with disabilities at the mandated 75 percent reimbursement rate; $23 million for homeless student transportation; $1.5 million to educate middle and high school students on the history of genocide; and $75.3 million for sexual assault and domestic violence prevention services. Sen. Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport), chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, said the budget reflects the Senate’s priorities by upholding fi scal responsibility, supporting the everyday needs of our residents and ensuring the state’s economic foundation remains strong. “It builds long-term economic security for the commonwealth by leveraging the state’s strong revenue growth to make signifi cant investments in areas like early education and care, K-12 schools, mental health, workforce development, housing stability and much more,” said Rodrigues. “It provides for a significant increase in local aid for our cities and towns while investing in many critical programs to support our schools, seniors and veterans,” said House Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading). “We fi nd ourselves in the enviable position of having more revenues available than initially anticipated, but that makes it even more important to set spending priorities that are hopefully prudent in the near-term and sustainable moving forward.” “As Massachusetts residents and businesses continue to face discouraging economic uncertainty, the [budget] responds to the fi nancial challenges facing the commonwealth by balancing a focus on immediate needs such as workforce development, with a focus on long-term investments that are designed to grow our economy in a sustainable way,” said House Speaker Ron Mariano (D-Quincy). “Massachusetts is resilient, and this budget helps us create the conditions to continue being resilient into the future,” said Senate President Karen Spilka (DAshland). “This budget incorporates the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to save money for a rainy day, invest in support for the most vulnerable among us, and chart a course to ensure that Massachusetts remains a competitive place to innovate for generations to come.” (A “Yes” vote is for the budget.) Yes Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Jeff Turco Sen. Lydia Edwards Yes SUSPEND RULES TO ALLOW IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION OF CLEAN ENERGY BILL (H 5060) House 126-27, Senate 36-3, approved a motion to suspend the rules so that the House-Senate conference committee version of a clean energy bill can be considered immediately. Under the Legislature’s rules, all conference committee bills must be fi led by 8 p.m. the day before they are up for debate and a vote so that legislators have ample time to read the measure. This bill was not fi led until 12:11 a.m. on Thursday morning so without suspending the rules, the bill could not be considered until Friday morning. Supporters of suspending the rules said that it is very important for the environment and to help solve the problem of climate change that this vital bill be up for debate immediately so that it can be sent to Gov. Baker. “My vote against suspending the rules was simply to ensure that my colleagues were given adequate time to review a lengthy and complex piece of legislation before voting on it, which is why the 8 p.m. rule is in place,” said GOP Minority Leader Rep. Brad Jones (R-North Reading). (A “Yes” vote is for suspension of the rules. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Jeff Turco Yes Sen. Lydia Edwards Yes CLEAN ENERGY AND REDUCED EMISSIONS (H 5060) House 143-9, Senate 38-2, approved and sent to Gov. Baker legislation that would expand the clean energy industry and reduce emissions from the transportation and building sectors across the state with the goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. “Massachusetts has an opportunity to meet the urgency of the climate crisis through our nationleading innovation, workforce and energy resources,” said Rep. Jeff Roy (D-Franklin), House chair of the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. “This timely and comprehensive piece of legislation is carefully calibrated to provide a portfolio of robust clean energy, including off shore wind and decarbonize our largest-emitting industries, all while attracting a world-class supply chain, intensive workforce training initiatives and the investment necessary to prepare our electric distribution system for the energy needs of the future.” “The bill dramatically increases the cost of energy in Massachusetts at a time when energy costs already hover at record highs, and the price of all other goods are increasing due to record infl ation,” said Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton). “People won’t be able to aff ord this legislation, especially the drastic changes that will be needed in older homes. Everyone laments how expensive housing is, yet the Legislature just made housing more expensive by passing this bill.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Jeff Turco 5046) House 120-33, approved an amendment that makes changes to the Bay State’s gun laws. The amendment was attached to a separate bond bill. The changes were proposed in response to a recent Supreme Court ruling in in New York Pistol and Riffl e vs Bruen, that a state licensing authority could not ask applicants applying for a license to carry fi rearms to demonstrate they have a special need or proper cause to carry a fi rearm. The court also ruled that the licensing authority could not have unfettered discretion to decide whether that proper cause existed. The amendment refl ects the court decision and eliminates the requirement that applicants demonstrate a “good reason” to apply for a license to carry and replaces existing, discretionary “may-issue” language with specifi c objective standards by removing language that gives local police chiefs discretion to decide who is unsuitable for a license. The amendment replaces it with more codifi ed specifi c standards that require “reliable, articulable and credible information that the applicant has exhibited or engaged in behavior suggesting that, if issued a license, they may create a risk to public safety or a risk of danger to their self or others.” Other provisions reduce the amount of time a gun license is valid from six to three years; codify a requirement for an inperson interview with a licensing authority before someone can obtain a gun license; and Yes Sen. Lydia Edwards Yes CHANGES TO GUN LAWS (H prohibit giving a license to persons currently subject to a temporary or permanent harassment prevention order and persons who pose a risk of danger to themselves or others by having a fi rearm. “Today’s action provides our licensing authorities with the clarity they need in the wake of the Bruen decision, and tells them that we continue to believe in them and to rely upon them to ensure that, while responsible gun owners will continue to receive the license to own fi rearms, those who cannot be entrusted with a deadly weapon will not be legally permitted to possess one,” said amendment sponsor Rep. Mike Day (D-Stoneham). “The Massachusetts House voted on a judicial technology bond bill that included some drastic changes to the commonwealth’s gun licensing scheme,” was the response posted on the website of the Gun Owner’s Action League (GOAL). “In a surprise move that surprised no one, with no warning the Democratic leadership proposed the amendment, which had nothing to do with the bill, in the morning and by the afternoon rammed it through. Although Republican leadership attempted to block the amendment, in the end it was included and the bill unfortunately passed with, disappointingly, some bipartisan support.” (A Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it). Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Jeff Turco No ECONOMIC GROWTH AND TAX RELIEF (S 3018) Senate 40-0, approved a $4.57 billion economic development and tax relief package. The bill provides $500 million one-time tax rebates to an estimated 2 million eligible people. A $250 rebate would go, by September 30, to individual taxpayers and a $500 rebate to married taxpayers. Eligibility will be determined by annual income reported in 2021, with the minimum income required to be $38,000, and the maximum $100,000 for individual fi lers and $150,000 for joint fi lers. Beginning in 2023, several permanent tax reductions would take eff ect including increasing the Child and Dependent Care Credit from $180 per child to $310 per child, as well as eliminating the current cap of $360 for two or more children; increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit from 30 percent to 40 percent of the federal credit; increasing the senior circuit breaker tax credit cap from $1,170 to $2,340; increasing the rental deduction cap from $3,000 to $4,000; and increasing the estate tax threshold from $1 million to $2 million. BEACON | SEE Page 20

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 Page 19 Henry Peter Lesburt, Jr 1. July 29 is National Lasagna Day; what comic strip cat’s favorite food is lasagna? 2. What are the two longest rivers in the world? 3. In what national park in California and Nevada would you fi nd Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and white sand? 4. On July 30, 1898, what cereal was invented by William Kellogg? 5. What is the chemical name for “laughing gas”? 6. What is the most populous county in Massachusetts? 7. July 31, 1970, is Black Tot Day, which was the last day when Royal Navy sailors in Britain were issued what alcoholic ration? 8. What August birth flower is sometimes called “sword lily”? 9. What computer programming language is also the name of an island? 10. On August 1, 1893, Henry Perky invented what edible shredded product? Answers 11. The name of what island in the Great Lakes is derived from an Indian word for big turtle? 12. In what country was paper made: China, Egypt or France? 13. On August 2, 1924, what author of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” was born? 14. What city has the La Brea Tar Pits? 15. What fast food chain has had the slogans “Think outside the bun” and “The cure for the common meal”? 16. August 3 is National Watermelon Day; the fi rst reported watermelon harvest was on what continent? 17. What is the difference between a seagull and a gull? 18. A squid has how many arms? 19. What country currently uses currency named real: Brazil, Portugal or Spain? 20. On August 4, 1942, what movie with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire that was the namesake of a hotel chain was released? OBITUARIES Henry’s nieces and nephews were a large part of his life during the younger years. His is also survived by Linda Coddens, Christine McNeil Delisio, Scott Gnong (deceased), Jameson McCarthy, and Peter Light along with several great nieces and nephews. Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Monday, August 1st at 11:00 a.m. in St. Adelaide Church, 708 Lowell St., PEABODY In lieu of fl owers, remembrancO f Pompano Beach, Florida passed peacefully on July 18, 2022 with his devoted wife, Jeannine (Laurano-Trigilio) Lesburt and close family friends by his side after a very long and courageous battle with cancer. Henry was a man who lived life as he wanted, worked hard at any job he wanted to see to fruition, respected all colleagues, but most of all loved his family and friends deeply. He was a treasured friend to many. He previously was a resident of Peabody Massachusetts before his retirement. Born and raised in Lynn Massachusetts to Attorney Henry Lesburt and Monica Lesburt, Henry was the loving brother to sisters Gloria (George-deceased) Upton of Newburyport MA,and Rosalind (Fred) McGlinchey of Langdon, NH. Henry and Jeannine shared a combined family of three sons and a daughter: James Lesburt of Taunton MA, Alex Lesburt (predeceased) of Nahant MA, Barbara Cohee (Rick) of Lynnfi eld and step-son Marc (Leigh)Trigilio of Greensboro NC. Henry was a Veteran who served in the United States Army on overseas tours both in Germany and Vietnam. He was an astute successful businessman and was revered by his colleagues for his business acumen. Since retiring to Florida, Henry served as President and Director of his condo association for many years, was an avid golfer and member of the Pompano Beach Men’s Golf League, and a member of St Gabriel’s Parish St Vincent de Paul Society where he enjoyed serving monthly meals to the homeless. Henry had a great sense of adventure and in his spare time, he with his wife traveled the world visiting, Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Canada and Antarctica. Together they had 12 grandchildren, Kaela Lesburt, Sydney Lesburt, Emily Lesburt, Alex Jr (AJ) Lesburt, Briana Lesburt, Tino (Sara) Cohee, Gino Cohee, Max Cohee, Bret Cohee, Liliana Trigilio, Carlina Trigilio, Amalia Trigilio. O f Revere. Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway Revere on Saturday, July 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for Giovanni M. Furia, who passed away on July 24th. He was 86 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 12:15 p.m., followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Born in Catignano, Pescara, Italy, he was the son of Gaetano & Giuseppina (Calandro) Furia. He attended schools in Italy and he soon immigrated to the United States. Only a few years after his arrival, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and honorably served the country he now called home, during the Vietnam Era. He was honorably discharged in 1960. He married Rossana (Bartlolacci) and the couple settled in East Boston and began their family. They would soon move to Revere and would remain there for over 50 years. Giovanni was a hardworking man who took great pride in supporting his family. He enjoyed a career spanning over 25 years with Alitalia Airlines as a Passenger Representative. He retired in the early 1990s and enjoyed his retirement spending time with his family. He was known as a generous man who was always willing to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed rolling up his sleeves and working with his hands and he was an all-around es may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Giovanni M. Furia “handyman”. He was especially profi cient in working on automobiles. He is the beloved husband of Rossana A. (Bartolacci) Furia of Peterborough, NH. Devoted father of Stephanie R. Keane & her husband George Kevin of Dublin, NH and Andrea Furia-Helms & her husband Louis of Glenn Dale, MD. Dear brother of Elena Furia of Revere and the late Adele Alessandroni, Gennaro Furia, Gabriel Furia & Maria (Furia) Cronin. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces & nephews. In lieu of fl owers, remembrances may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association by visiting www.apdaparkinson.org. Jeanne M. LaPointe O f Revere passed away on Wednesday July 20th at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett following a brief illness, she was 73 years old. Jeanne was born in Norwood & was raised & educated in Revere. She was an alumna of Immaculate Conception School, Class of 1967. Immediately after graduation, Jeanne began to work at the Veterans Aff airs Administration in Boston, currently Department of Veteran Aff airs. She began her career working in the typing pool, later she became a Paralegal, working her way up to Network Administrator & IT. Her career spanned over 40 years of service, retiring in 2017. Jeanne also was very dedicated to her parents and caring for them through the years. Jeanne was very humble and was pleased with the little things in life. She was an animal lover and enjoyed being home and watching her favorite television shows with her schnauzer, “Shanay”. She is the devoted daughter of the late Edward A. LaPointe, Sr. & Marie D. (Connery) LaPointe. Cherished sister of Edward A. LaPointe, Jr. & wife Sandra of Sandown, NH, Joseph W. LaPointe & wife Donna M. of Hooksett, NH & Paul J. LaPointe, Sr. of No. Brookfi eld, MA. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, August 4th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere. A funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, August 5th beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service in the Funeral home at 11:00am. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1120, Framingham, MA 01701. 1. Garfi eld 2. Amazon and Nile 3. Death Valley 4. Cornfl akes 5. Nitrous oxide 6. Middlesex 7. Rum 8. Gladiolus 9. Java 10. Shredded wheat 11. Mackinac Island 12. China 13. James Baldwin 14. Los Angeles 15. Taco Bell 16. Africa (in Egypt) 17. Technically, a seagull does not exist; seagull is a colloquial word for the many different species of gull. 18. 10 19. Brazil 20. “Holiday Inn”

Page 20 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 BEACON | FROM Page 18 Other provisions include $195 million for nursing facilities and rest homes; $80 million for Community Health Centers; $22.5 million to reduce gun violence; $17.5 million for reproductive and family planning services; $150 million for the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust; $100 million to promote and accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles; $150 million to support the production of workforce housing; and $150 million for the Aff ordable Housing Trust Fund. The package also would allow restaurants to off er “happy hour” discounts on alcoholic beverages if a town approves this policy via local option; allow state candidates for public offi ce to use campaign funds for expenses related to child care services; allow some tenants who have been evicted to seal the records of their eviction case; ensure students can obtain academic transcripts for the courses they have completed and paid for, rather than having their entire transcript withheld for outstanding fees; and expand the ability of homeowners to add accessory dwelling units to their property. “Massachusetts has so much to off er as an innovation hub and education leader in our country, but it’s getting harder and harder to live and work here,” said Sen. Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow), Senate Chair of the Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. “Housing prices are skyrocketing, childcare costs are out of control, infl ation is climbing, businesses everywhere are coping with supply-chain issues, and families know that their dollar is not going as far as it did only a few months ago. Today, we passed our economic development bonding bill and tax relief package to bring much-needed fi nancial relief to residents here in Massachusetts. This legislation prioritizes housing, climate resiliency, childcare access, workforce development, downtown revitalization, and the worker of the future. As policymakers, we must be prepared to meet the moment ahead of us and ensure that our commonwealth continues to be a great place to work and live.” “These crucial changes to our tax code will create much needed targeted relief to families across the commonwealth grappling with how to make ends meet,” said Sen. Adam Hinds (DPittsfield), Senate chair of the Committee on Revenue. “As prices rise, we need to continue to invest in the people who need it most, including those who make our economy run.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Sen. 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They argued the state can easily aff ord these additional tax cuts that would help taxpayers during this horrible economic time of rising prices of gas, food and just about everything else. They noted that raising the no income tax threshold would align the state with the federal government and provide direct relief to more than 234,000 low-income Massachusetts fi lers that would no longer have to pay any state income taxes. Opponents said the state cannot aff ord the loss of millions of dollars in revenue from this additional tax relief. They listed the many tax cuts that are already in the bill and said the amendment is not necessary. (A “Yes” vote is for the additional tax relief. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Lydia Edwards No ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST A PERSON WITH A NATURAL HAIRSTYLE (H 5028) –The Senate gave final approval to and sent to Gov. Baker a bill that would prohibit any person or entity including educational institutions workplaces and public spaces from implementing any policy that would explicitly target someone who wears their natural hairstyle. The measure defi nes natural hairstyle as hair texture, hair type and protective hairstyles including braids, locks, twists and other formations. Supporters said this racial discrimination occurs far too often and argued it is time to put a stop to it. They are hopeful the governor will sign the bill which has been worked on for years and has fi nally made it to the governor’s desk. Sponsor Rep. Mike Day (D-Stoneham) said the measure would ensure that students and workers won’t be forced to cut their hair in order to participate in activities or go to work. GOLD STAR FAMILIES – The Senate approved an amendment fi led by Veterans and Federal Aff airs Committee chair Sen. John Velis (D-Westfield) that would repeal a current law that restricts Gold Star spouses from receiving their annuity if they remarry. The amendment would also increase from $2,000 to $3,000 the annual annuity payment that Gold Star parents and spouses receive annually from the state. “Not only has the annuity payment level not increased in 16 years, but our commonwealth still has laws on the books that cruelly prohibit spouses from receiving the annuity if they remarry,” said Velis. “Think about how archaic and unfair that is, that we would penalize husband and wives, who have lost their loved ones and sacrificed so much themselves, from trying to continue on with their lives.” MORATORIUM ON PRISON CONSTRUCTION – The fate of the amendment that imposes a fi veyear moratorium on any prison or jail construction in Massachusetts is in Gov. Baker’s hands. The ban is part of a $5.2 billion bond bill to repair, modernize and upgrade state buildings. 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 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 dozen s of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. How to Sell Unwanted Burial Plots Dear Savvy Senior, How do I go about selling unwanted burial plots in my hometown cemetery? When my parents died about 25 years ago my husband (at the time) and I bought two plots near them in the same cemetery. But we’ve gotten divorced since then and have both moved out of state. Besides that, I would like to be cremated instead of buried. Looking to Sell Dear Looking, Life changes such as relocating, family disputes and divorce, along with the growing popularity of cremation in the U.S., is causing more and more people to sell previously purchased burial plots they don’t intend to use any longer. But, depending on where you live and the location of the cemetery, selling a plot can be diffi - cult. And, if you do sell it, you’ll probably get less than what you initially paid for it. Here’s are a few tips to get you started. Contact the cemetery: Your first step in selling your unwanted burial plots is to contact the cemetery and fi nd out if they would be interested in buying them back, or if you’re allowed to sell them yourself to another person or family. And if so, what paperwork will you need to complete the sale and is there a transfer fee? Some states require sellers to off er the plot back to the cemetery before selling it to others. Selling options: If you fi nd that it’s OK to sell your plots yourself, many people choose to use a broker. There are a number of companies, like PlotBrokers.com and GraveSolutions.com, that will list your plots for sale and handle the transaction for a fee and possibly a commission. If you go this route, you’ll sign paperwork giving the broker permission to work on your behalf. Listings can last up to three years or until the plots sell. Alternatively, or simultaneously, you can also list them yourself on sites like The Cemetery Exchange, GraveSales.com along with eBay and Craigslist, and handle the transaction yourself. In the ad, be sure to post pictures, describe the area where the cemetery is located and give the plot locations. What to ask: Appropriate pricing is key to selling your plots. It’s recommended that you fi nd out what the cemetery is selling their plots for today and ask at least 20 percent less. If you’re pricing too close to what the cemetery charges, there’s no incentive for potential buyers. Beware of scammers: If you choose to sell your plots yourself, it’s not unusual for scam artist to reach out and try to get your personal fi nancial information. Phone calls tend to be more genuine than emails and text messages. Donate them: If you don’t have any luck selling your plots, and if money isn’t an issue, you can donate them to charity such as a religious congregation, a local veteran’s group or an organization that aids the homeless. To get a tax deduction, you’ll need an appraisal, which a cemetery or broker may supply for a fee. 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. During the week of July 18-22, the House met for a total of 15 hours and four minutes and the Senate met for a total of 16 hours and 49 minutes. Mon. July 18 House 11:03 a.m.to 3:57 p.m. Senate 1:05 p.m. to 4:42 p.m. Tues. July 19 House 11:00 a.m. to 11:04 a.m. No Senate session. Wed. July 20 House 11:01 a.m. to 12:37 p.m No Senate session Thurs. July 21 House 11:02 a.m. to 7:32 p.m. Senate 10:17 a.m. to 11:29 p.m. Fri. July 22 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.

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Page 22 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022 RULING | FROM Page 1 to oversee the necessary repairs to the property. The City of Revere ruled the Water’s Edge highrise building was unfi t for habitation following a fi re on the 11th fl oor in June. “As Mayor of the City of Revere I am appalled by the lack of action taken…by the Boston Housing Court on our city’s request for Emergency Receivership at 370 Ocean Avenue,” said Arrigo following the ruling last week. “If there was ever a question of whether this is an emergency the judge only needs to talk with the 103 individuals, including young children, who have been displaced from this property since a fi re on June 21, 2022.” The judge refused an evidentiary hearing and would not hear testimony from Revere fi re and safety offi cials, according to the mayor. “It is beyond disappointing that the legal system – set up to protect innocent people from the harm of irresponsible and careless landlords – has failed in its duty when they were called on by those most in need,” Arrigo stated. In addition to fi ling for receivership, Arrigo said, the City of Revere has taken steps to foreclose on all three Ocean Avenue properties owned by the Carabetta family for outstanding tax title issues. Currently, the property owners have $1.9 million in past taxes owed to the city. The City of Revere and Carabetta are due back in court on August 10 to report on eff orts to make improvements to the high-rise apartment building. This week, Arrigo said Carabetta has not acted in good faith recently, or over the years, to address issues at its properties and cannot be trusted to fi x code issues at Ocean Avenue. “The City of Revere works cooperatively with all property owners to ensure permits are properly issued,” Arrigo said. “Unfortunately, Water’s Edge has acted without good faith in responding to the City’s concerns. It has acted without care for its tenants and, according to its own contractor, has been grossly negligent in failing to provide proper maintenance at 370 Ocean Avenue, even for important life safety systems.” Arrigo said the Carabettas cannot say with a straight face that they are doing everything possible for their tenants while for more than a month since the fi re BUSLANE | FROM Page 1 el time has improved by about two minutes from Revere Street down to Revere Beach Parkway. “Two minutes – you might think that’s not too much, but it’s a total of three minutes travel time, so that is about half as long to travel that stretch of road as it was before,” said Burkman. There has also been an increase in reliability, with less of a discrepancy between the lonthey have refused to let tenants use their vacant units at nearby properties. “The Carabettas have proven that they would rather see their tenants on the street than in their vacant units,” he said. “They cannot be trusted to correct the severe code violations at this building. The City will continue to fi ght to protect its residents.” In a statement released to the media, the Water’s Edge Limited Partnership said, “The owners gest and shortest trips down the corridor during the pilot program as well, he said. Burkman also noted that there have been healthy ridership levels along the Broadway corridor. Ridership along the 116 and 117 lines currently stands at about 82 percent of pre-Covid levels, which is higher than on most bus routes. “One of the reasons we selected this corridor is because these routes have a lot of ridership; even with Covid there 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 Hassan, Abdelghany Z Guo, Song Bianco, Maria Dimarino, Joseph Marrero, Marisela Bedoya-Mazo, Sandra M Zapata-Bedoya, Yennifer D SPJ Proper es Inc Pakrooh, Ali A SELLER2 152 Dolphin Ave ADDRESS DATE PRICE Revere Dimarino, Michael J 495 Revere Beach Blvd #303 07.05.22 360000 360 Revere Beach Blvd #215 07.08.22 500000 07.07.22 820000 Mcha on Jr, Leo A Mcha on, Patricia L 474 Revere Beach Blvd #307 07.08.22 390000 have diligently pursued all eff orts to repair this building, even without the full cooperation of various city offi cials, and will seek to do so, until all repairs have been made in accordance with all building codes. “We understand how challenging this has been for our residents and are committed to doing everything we can to get them back into the building as quickly as possible.” were a lot of riders,” said Burkman. Parking Director Zachary Babo said that any parking issues along the route usually occurred between 8 and 9 a.m., when people were dropping their kids off at school or pulling over to run into a coff ee shop. “Three months into the program, there were 62 violations, and more than three-quarters of them were warnings during the fi rst few months,” Babo said.

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