   Vol. 33, No.36 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday Silvestri named ombudsperson at Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea, honored by City Council 781-286-8500   Your Local News in 6 Languages! Scan Here to Subscribe! Friday, September 15, 2023 ~ ELECTION 2023 ~ Keefe says new high school, public safety and work experience qualifies him for Mayor’s Office By Barbara Taormina F Shown from left to right: Wart 3 City Councillor Anthony Cogliandro, Councillor-at-Large Steve Morabito, Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky, City Council President Pro Tempore/Ward 1 City Councillor Joanne McKenna, honoree Marc Silvestri, Councillors-at-Large Dan Rizzo and Gerry Visconti and Ward 6 City Councillor Ricky Serino following the presentation honoring Silvestri for his work as the city’s Veterans Services Director, his service to his country and his new position as Ombudsman for the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea. By Barbara Taormina A t virtually every City Council meeting, councillors award a commendation to someone in the city to showcase some outstanding achievement or to highlight some above-and-beyond service that has benefi ted the community. This week, the council celebrated one of their own and awarded a certifi cate of commendation to Councillor-atLarge Marc Silvestri, who served as the Director of Veterans Services for six and a half years before leaving last month to become the ombudsman, or as he says, the ombudsperson, at the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea. Ward 6 Councillor Richard Serino did the honors although he warned at the start there wasn’t enough time to list all of Silvestri’s accomplishments. Serino said the council was honoring Silvestri, a decorated American hero who served diligently in Afghanistan during the war on terror. “As director of veterans’ services, he has given support to all veterans in all situations, 24/7. He has met veterans in need where they are. He helped modernize HONORED | SEE Page 18 ive months ago, when former Mayor Brian Arrigo stepped down to become the new commissioner of the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) in Gov. Maura Healey’s Administration, City Council PresELECTION | SEE Page 17 PATRICK KEEFE, JR. Acting Mayor and Mayoral candidate

Page 2 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Susan Taraskiewicz homicide is featured on new edition of ‘The Deck’ Podcast Editor’s note: The following story was based on a press release issued this week by the Massachusetts State Police [MSP] regarding the Susan Taraskiewicz case. Taraskiewicz, 27, a Saugus resident and a Northwest Airlines ramp supervisor at Logan Airport, went to pick up some sandwiches for coworkers early on the morning of Sept. 13, 1992. But she never returned to work. Her lifeless body – beaten and stabbed – turned up in the trunk of her car the next day, parked at an autobody shop in Revere. She was a 1983 Saugus High School graduate and was still living at home with her parents at the time of her murder. She had been working at Northwest for about eight years and earned a promotion to a supervisory role at the airline company. Our 51st Anniversary Dan - 1972 We Sell Cigars & Accessories! ALL MAJOR BRANDS Singles * Tins * Bundles * Boxes * Travel Humidors * Desk Top Humidors * Many Types of Lighters * Ash Trays * Juuls * Vapes * Glass Pipes * Rewards Program * CBD Infused Products * GIFTS UNDER $30 - GIFT CERTIFICATES SMOKER’S DELIGHT! 15 HANDMADE CIGARS! Four-Year-Old Tobacco * 100% Long Filler * Cellophane $43.95 STORE HOURS: Mon. - Sat.: 9AM - 7PM Sunday & Holidays: 9AM - 6PM R.Y.O. TOBACCO & TUBES ON SALE! WE MAKE ALL HOUSE KEYS! A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 Chris 2023 Y esterday morning – September 14 – marked a somber and tragic anniversary, 31 years to the day that the body of murder victim Susan Taraskiewicz was found in the trunk of her car outside an auto repair shop on Route 1A in Revere. The passage of nearly a third of a century – the passage of a stretch of time that is four years longer than the length of Susan’s life – has not tempered one bit our desire to bring her killer or killers to justice. That work, led by our State Courtesy graphic/photo to The Saugus Advocate by the Massachusetts State Police Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County, continues through street-level investigative tactics, consideration of evolving forensic capabilities and if they can be applied to existing evidence, and continued outreach to those who might have information about the case. To that last point, last year the Massachusetts State Police, with assistance from the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, created a deck of playing cards featuring unsolved homicides. It is a tactic that an increasing number of police departments around the world are using. Each card shows a victim’s photo and details about his or her case, as well as a number to call if you have information to share. Susan’s card in the MSP’s deck is the Eight of Spades. We are very pleased to report that that eff ort has led to Susan’s case being featured as the subject of this week’s episode of “The Deck” podcast, which reveal the stories behind some of those cards created by law enforcement agencies. The podcast draws on research of the cases, with the help of detectives and victim’s family members who have gone on record – hoping to see justice served. We are grateful to Susan’s mother, Marlene Taraskiewicz, and retired Massachusetts State Police Detective Lieutenant Robert Murphy, who worked Susan’s case for two decades, for discussing the case with “The Deck.” We hope you give the episode a listen. It is very informative and thorough. And we renew our request for information about Susan’s murder. We know a good deal already. But there is more information that we still need to obtain or confi rm before we can fi nally secure justice for Susan. There are people walking around today, going about their lives, who have that information. If you have any information about Susan’s murder or the person or people who might have been involved, please contact us. Whatever reason you had for remaining silent until now doesn’t matter to us. Time passes, people and things change. It’s a long time past September 14, 1992, but not too late to do what is right. If you are one of those people who have information about what was done to Susan, or who did it, please call the State Police Detective Unit for Suff olk County at 617-727-8817. And please listen here for more details: https://thedeckpodcast. com/susan-su-taraskiewicz/

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Page 3 ~ POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT ~ ANGELO’S Plasterers and Cement Mason Union Endorses Michelle Kelley in At-Large Bid for Revere City Council REVERE -- With days before Revere’s voters make their decision, one of New England’s largest plasterers’ and cement masons’ unions has announced its support for Michelle Kelley in the AtLarge City Council race, fueling a surge in closing momentum for the political outsider. Boston Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 534 is backing Kelley as part of a growing groundswell of support from working families in advance of the Sept. 19 preliminary election. The only woman in the At Large race, Kelley plans a “neighborhood watch” approach for city governance and a message of accountability and responsiveness that has been inspiring grassroots support since she launched her fi rst-time candidacy in May. The lifelong Revere resident, attorney and realtor has outlined plans to clean up the way the city handles development and to enact ethics reform for the city council. Kelley, who was raised in a union family as the granddaughter of immigrants and worked her way through school, said she was thrilled with the backing of Local 534. “I’m going to City Hall to fi ght for the men and women of the plasterers’ and cement masons’ union because they quite literally built our city brick by brick, and they deserve more than what they’re getting from city government,” Kelley said. “They want a government that’s responsive, respectful, and one that works for the people and not powerful interests, and that’s what I’m going to give them.” Kelley, who has been endorsed by a growing list of labor MICHELLE KELLEY City Council Candidate unions despite being a fi rst-time candidate, said she will continue to accept support from working people and the groups they have chosen to join in order to stand up against powerful outside interests. Criticizing sweetheart deals for developers that routinely bend the municipal zoning code authored by Revere residents, Kelley has proposed an enlarged abutter notification zone for development projects. Once in offi ce, she will seek to enact a code of ethics for the Revere City Council, similar to those adopted by other governing bodies and professional organizations. She has also advocated for an increased emphasis on vocational education at the new Revere High School. And she will ensure that Revere’s seniors receive more respectful treatment from their government, including common courtesy from city offi cials and at public meetings. Kelley has vowed to bring a “neighborhood watch” approach to city governance. “People want accountability in how their tax dollars are spent, they want transparency, and they want responsiveness,” Kelley said. “That’s my agenda, because it’s the people’s agenda.” The fi rst person in her family to graduate college, Kelley attended Revere Public Schools and worked her way through both college and law school, receiving degrees from Salem State University and New England School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts state and federal courts. Kelley lives in West Revere with her husband, David. Visit https://kelleyforrevere.com for more information about Michelle and her plans for making Revere a better place to live and raise a family. FULL SERVICE 1978-2023 Celebrating 45 Years in Business! OIL TRUCK DRIVER WANTED Must be Class A or B CDL/Hazmat /Twic Certified. Email: Info@angelosoil.com or call number below. HEATING OIL Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available by Pump! 24-Hour Burner Service Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN A  A Hours. Mon.-Wed. 6AM - 6PM / Thurs. & Fri. 6AM - 7PM / Sat. 7AM / Sun. 9AM-5PM Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net                                        FLEET   

Page 4 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Building height, athletic fields top Councillors’ concerns with RHS project manager By Barbara Taormina B rian Dakin, senior project manager for the new Revere High School project, was at the City Council meeting this week with an update on plans for the building on the existing site. School and city officials are now considering three different options, with the major difference among them being the number of stories in the academic section of the building. The city will decide whether to move forward with four, fi ve or six stories. Dakin told councillors four stories has been the most common choice for new school buildings. While a six-story building will use less of the available site, Dakin said that height is relatively rare in school districts in Massachusetts and will likely impact academic programming. Ward 3 Councillor Anthony Cogliandro asked which of those options would be the cheapest. Dakin explained diff erent factors drive costs, but said, “To be honest, they will be pretty similar.” However, he added that the open space around the building can be captured as usable academic space for tech classes, science classes, performances and other academic purposes. The four-story option includes a courtyard that would provide outdoor space within the structure. Councillors also questioned how far the school will be from homes on East Mountain Avenue. Dakin said there will likely be a six-to-12-foot retaining wall on school property and that retaining wall will be 10 to 15 feet from the backs of those properties. Assistant Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard Gallucci was also at the meeting to answer questions about plans for the high school athletic program during the development of the new school. Councillors were concerned about the lack of fi elds during the construction. Dakin said it’s common practice among new school projects to use fi elds on existing sites for new buildings and then recreate the fi elds after the demolition of the existing school on that space. The proposed construction schedule will leave Revere High without athletic fi elds for four to fi ve years. Gallucci said students will be bussed out of the city for practices and there will be no home games until the fi elds are rebuilt and ready for use in the winter of 2029. Gallucci also said the state could require the city to build temporary fi elds. Ward 6 Councillor Richard Serino described the fi eld problem as growing pains and said Revere is a resilient community that will fi nd a way to manage. But Councillor-at-Large Marc Silvestri said taking out the school fi elds was unimaginable for student-athletes. “Ruining a kid’s high school career isn’t growing problems, especially after what we did to them with Covid. We’re talking about years of busing kids to practice and away games all in order to fi t a 20-pound rock into a fi ve-pound bucket.” In other council news The City Council’s Legislative Aff airs Committee had two outstanding items on its agenda this week. Committee members decided to take no action on a proposal from Ward 6 Councillor Richard Serino to ban a fee on paper bags for purchases at city retail establishments. The committee decided to instead place the proposed ordinance on fi le after receiving an opinion from City Solicitor Paul Capizzi. According to Capizzi, the fee for a paper bag is meant to off - set the cost of the bag. It is considered merchandise, and Capizzi said the council has no authority to set the price of merchandise from local retailers. Capizzi also noted that the fee was intended to encourage the public’s use of reusable bags. The committee did recommend that the council approve a tighter ordinance against the use of illegal fi reworks in the city, which includes a graduated fi ne schedule of $50, $100 and $150 for fi rst, second and third off enses. Councillors have supported this change in the city’s ordinance proposed by Serino, who raised public safety concerns about potential fi res, trouble for vets suff ering from PTSD, and the ugly mess left in St. Mary’s parking lot by residents setting off amateur fi reworks displays. The council approved the revised ordinance. SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY 519 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available Sabatino Insurance is proud to welo welcome the loyal cust mers o tino Insur nce is p yal customers of co PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Page 5 ~ OP-ED ~ On Vision and Change By Gerry Visconti V ision is defi ned as the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. “A vision is not just a picture of what could be. It’s an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.” Our mayoral candidates differ on the importance of defining vision, not just for our future, but the concept, itself, and its role as a component of leadership. Councilor Keefe’s campaign has no vision, no platform, and no playbook. The “Agenda Of Yes” is nothing more than following orders. It’s Yes to Developers First. But without vision, falling in line – and relying on support for the previous administration’s eight-year track record of putting developers fi rst – has proven to be a miscalculation. Over just a few months occupying the mayor’s offi ce, questionable judgment on public safety and inappropriate behavior resulting in a grievance fi led with the department of labor has caused many to believe Councillor Keefe has neither the capability nor the temperament to navigate complex issues and lead the city through what lies ahead. Councilor Rizzo often states his “positions haven’t changed” on the issues. But the city’s changed… a lot in 12 years. Former mayor Rizzo has also stated that he believes “vision is overrated.” On danrizzo.org – No vision, Hemorrhaging money and deeper in debt Question to the Leader Herald: Where is the cash? By James Mitchell he Certifi ed Public Accountant for Dorchester Publications and the Everett Leader Herald newspaper, Wayne Sparrow, off ered his sworn testimony at the Boston law offi ces of Saul Ewing on Sept. 8, 2023 in the ongoing defamation lawsuit fi led by Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria against Dorchester Publications, LLC, the Everett Leader Herald newspaper, Matthew Philbin, Andrew Philbin, Sr., and Sergio Cornelio. Sparrow testifi ed that he began as CPA since the newspaper was purchased by Andrew Philbin, Sr. in 2016 – as well as doing accounting services and tax preparations for owner Matthew Philbin for over 20 years for his various business holdings and T properties. The CPA stated that he would receive the company QuickBooks fi les from Philbin’s bookkeeper, Alissa Johnson, which would provide Profi t & Loss statements for the company. Sparrow stated that if someone provided cash to the company, he wouldn’t know it and it would not be reported on the company’s tax returns. Sparrow stated that he has also provided CPA services for Andrew Philbin, Sr. since 1982 and had discussed the defamation lawsuit with him on only one occasion. Sparrow stated that he recalled the senior Philbin telling him that there was a lawsuit fi led against his son, Matt, involving the mayor of Everett. DEFAMATION | SEE Page 7 no platform but literally a single Frequently Asked Question: “There are claims that if Dan Rizzo becomes the Mayor of Revere, he plans to terminate everyone’s employment. Can you confi rm if this is accurate information?” We cannot solve problems with the same thinking that created them. Leadership begins with a defi ned vision. Our vision is clear and our message has always been direct. Our campaign is about fresh perspective and forward-thinking, focused on building a better future. Our administration will be ready to take decisive action FUTURE | SEE Page 15 Working to improve city services and support programs that benefit the entire community. Supporting our local economy and exploring new economic opportunities for Revere and its residents. Being a vocal advocate for investing in Revere’s student and schools. Fighting for everyone who calls Revere homeby promoting policies that are responsive to the needs ofALL residents Vote Marc Sept 19 9th on the Ballot (72 4A <63 !-# ,7:>3 < 7 “The well-being& qualityoflife ofRevere residents remainsmytop priority. If re-elected I will continue to be a champion for our residents and remain committed to making Revere an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.” -Marc Silvestri, Revere City Councillor At-Large As City Councillor Marc will continue:

Page 6 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Ward 5 city council candidate Guarino-Sawaya serves homemade meatballs at the JSH By Tara Vocino W ard 5 city council candidate Angela Guarino-Sawaya served homemade pasta and meatballs at the Jack Satter House on Wednesday, just days before Tuesday’s election. Residents enjoyed the pasta and meatballs. Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 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 Dennis at (857) 249-7882 for details. Guarino-Sawaya promised senior advocacy in her address to Jack Satter House residents. Ward 5 city council candidate Angela Guarino-Sawaya held her time at the Jack Satter House on Wednesday, serving pasta and meatballs that her mother made. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Guarino-Sawaya with supporters Cheryl Mosca McGrath and Pat Melchionno. Candidate Angela GuarinoSawaya with a supporter.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Page 7 ~ OP-ED ~ Speed Kills, But How Do We Kill Speed? By Acting Mayor Patrick M. Keefe R ecent incidents have focused intense attention on traffi c safety and regulating the speed of motor vehicles that travel the DEFAMATION | FROM Page 5 The accountant was then shown an exhibit from the Dorchester Publications Profit & Loss statements from January 1 through November 20, 2019, that was provided by Alissa Johnson, which showed the newspaper had lost approximately $129,000. The company balance sheet showed the company’s assets amounted to $849 for 2019, with debts in the amount of $234,417.38 that were owed to Philbin’s various entities he owned. By year’s end of 2019, the fi nancial picture for the newspaper showed an income of approximately $112,000, expenses totaling approximately $254,000, total assets of $3,260.83, and it losing approximately $146,492. Atty. Jeffrey Robbins asked Sparrow, “Mr. Philbin, according to this balance sheet that was provided to you, had loaned Dorchester Publications $254,000?” “Except for that ‘Due to/from LOC 2110’ in the amount of $128,800,” replied Sparrow, referring to a possible Line of Credit from the bank. In another exhibit, for Dorchester Publications Profit & Loss balance sheet for 2020, the total income for the newspaper was $117,076.74 with total expenses for that year at $198,810, showing the company lost $73,733.59. The total liabilities for 2020 amounted to $225,739. “So at the end of 2020, Dorchester Publications liabilities were about – were more than 10 times the assets, correct?” asked the attorney. “Yes,” replied Sparrow. It was also noted by the attorney that the CPA marked “must be paid back” by the line item under liabilities for the amount of $28,100 in Covid relief or PPP money from the federal government. The balance sheet for 2020 also showed that Philbin loaned Dorchester Publications approximately $185,000 under “Total Due to/from MTP” – initials for Matthew T. Philbin. But Sparrow said he questioned whether that was accurately reported by the company bookkeeper. “The LOC tells me that it’s a bank loan and I don’t really know – I don’t streets of our city. Unfortunately, the speed of vehicular traffi c has become an increasing public danger. Drivers casually exceed speed limits and—worse--do so while distracted by cell phones, interior really know if it’s a bank loan or not,” he said. When asked if he relied on the balance sheet to perform his work, Sparrow stated that on a single-member LLC, he only reports the income statement. Asked if he agreed with the attorney if, according to the Dorchester Publications 2020 December balance sheet, the company’s liabilities exceeded 10 times what its assets were, Sparrow stated, “yes.” Regarding the exhibit which provided Dorchester Publications Profit & Loss statement and balance sheet for calendar year 2021, Atty. Robbins inquired about the total income for the newspaper of $82,303 and total expenses for the newspaper totaling approximately $159,000-plus; twice its income. “And the newspaper lost, in 2021, $116,500, correct?” asked Robbins. “Yes,” replied Sparrow. According to the information provided during the deposition, the newspaper, in the years 2019, 2020 and 2021, had lost approximately $334,720. It might also be safe to say the company lost money in 2018 and 2022 as well, although Sparrow stated that he hasn’t prepared the company’s 2022 tax returns yet so he wouldn’t know. So at the end of 2021, the company’s balance statement shows total assets of $1,214. And liabilities over $300,00 – 300 times the company’s total assets. Sparrow agreed. Atty. Robbins asked Sparrow if he’s ever seen any notes or instruments of any kind documenting any monies to the company; any notes or instruments of any kind refl ecting any obligations on the part of Dorchester Publications to repay Philbin; or any itemization of money from customers or a complete listing of receipts from any source. Sparrow stated that he did not. The witness was then presented an exhibit that featured excerpts from a deposition from Philbin’s former offi ce manager, Elena Vega Molina, where she states under oath she confi rms that the newspaper’s corrupt publisher, Josh Resnek, made a deposit of a large amount of cash, stating that she believes the amount of the deposit was approximately $7,000, based on her recollection. Vega stated that QuickBooks would reKEEFE Patrick MAYOR Believe in Revere “Patrick Keefe is the best choice for our schools and our kids. His daughter is a Revere High graduate, and his son is still in our schools. As mayor Patrick will make sure that every student in the Revere Public Schools gets the best education possible.” Carol Tye, Revere School Committee Member “Patrick Keefe is the best choice to be Revere’s next mayor. His hard work and dedication are second only to the care and compassion he brings to whatever he sets his mind to - and Patrick Keefe gets results.” Joseph Kennedy III, Former Congressman Paid for and Authorized by the Keefe Committee “Patrick is the best choice for Revere’s Seniors. Many of our oldest residents are finding it difficult to afford to live in the community we helped build. Keeping Revere an affordable place to live is a top priority for Mayor Keefe. He’s got my vote!” Frank Sarro, Carlson Ave Vote Patrick Keefe for Mayor of Revere dashboard monitors, excessively loud music… And while motor vehicle technology has produced an evolution in vehicle safety, we confront an unintended consequence of a false-but-growfl ect when cash was deposited and would also have the source of the cash. Robbins presented another exhibit from another deposition, this time from Resnek himself in September 2022, where Resnek testifi ed that cash was paid to the newspaper and was logged in by Mary Schovanec, the offi ce manager. Resnek admitted that he took cash payments from opponents of Mayor Carlo DeMaria. “So you were the instrument through which cash was providDEFAMATION | SEE Page 22 ing reliance on a vehicle’s automated controls such as lane-departure warnings, speed governance, and, with some models, self-operation. 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Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Call for walkers: Register for the 35th Annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai On Sun., Oct. 1, thousands will participate in the iconic fundraising walk for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to support all forms of cancer research and patient care R egistration is now open for the 2023 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai – scheduled for Sunday, October 1. Funds raised from the Walk support all forms of adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at one of the nation’s premier cancer centers, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Details: The Jimmy Fund Walk is the only organized walk permitted on the famed Boston Marathon course, and participants have the fl exibility to choose from four distance options: • 5K walk (from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Longwood Medical Campus) • 10K walk (from Newton) • Half Marathon walk (from Wellesley) • Marathon Walk (from Hopkinton) Whatever route walkers choose, participants will be treated to 10 refueling stations as well as poster-sized photographs of patients – Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes – displayed at each mile and half-mile marker as inspiration. All four routes of the Jimmy Fund Walk will culminate at the Jimmy Fund Walk Finish Line Powered by Schneider Electric. Due to construction in Copley Square, the Jimmy Fund Walk Finish Line location has been moved to the Fenway neighborhood for 2023. Walkers should know that distances might be slightly shorter, as they fi nish the walk in front of Fenway Park. The fi nish line will include a celebration complete with food, music and a speaking program. CARE | SEE Page 19 Revere Beach Art Festival postponed to Sunday, Sept. 17 T he Revere Beach Partnership is hosting the 6th Annual Revere Beach Art Festival. Due to incoming weather, the event will be postponed to Sunday, September 17, 2023. The festival will be held to showcase local and regional talent and to raise awareness and appreciation of the natural beauty of Revere’s magnifi - cent shoreline. We invite you to join us from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. to be a part of this special event. This event will be hosted at the MBTA Plaza at Wonderland Station on the Blue Line. Schedule of Events 11:00 a.m. | Event Opens 12:00 p.m. | Live Art Competition Begins 3:00 p.m. | Live Art Competi8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 Open Daily 4:00 PM Closed Sunday Starting Monday, September 11... We’re back to serving our Full Menu featuring all your favorite Italian Specialties and American Classics! Catch ALL The Live Sports Action On Our Large Screen TV’s NUMBER 8 ON THE BALLOT www.eight10barandgrille.com tion Ends 3:00 p.m. | Live Art Competition Judging 4:00 p.m. | Event Ends Live Art Competition In addition to the festival, the event features a Live Art Competition where participating artists can compete for $3,000 in cash prizes! • Time: 12 p.m.-3 p.m. • Cost: $25 – free for event vendors. • Theme: to be announced on event day. Art Festival Postponed VOTE BOB HAAS for Councillor-at-Large

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Page 9 ~ LETTER TO THE EDITOR ~ Point of Pines Riverside and Oak Island Dear Editor, I am writing to those of you who received the anonymous letter about acting Mayor Patrick Keefe and Wheelabrator. I have lived here for 40 years and have been fi ghting against the Saugus Wheelabrator incinerator and ash dump for decades. I am suspect of the anonymous “neighbor” since everyone I know fi ghting against Wheelabrator would have had no problem signing their full name to this letter. If the actual letter writer would like to reach out, I’d love to have further discussions but it’s hard to address an “anonymous” source about the innuendos, speculation, and scenarios contained in the letter. I can only tell you what my experience has been with him. Whenever I have asked for support, Patrick Keefe in his capacity as a City Councillor or as acting Mayor, has always stepped up to sign a letter or vote with us on Wheelabrator issues. Because I wanted to be certain about where he stood during this election season, I reached RevereTV Spotlight A re you ready for the City of Revere’s preliminary election? It is already next week, Tuesday, September 19. To learn more about everyone running in the preliminary election, watch statements from each candidate now playing on RevereTV. Time slots of equal time were off ered to every candidate on the ballot, and the videos are strung together by candidacy in the order they will appear on the ballot. The videos are scheduled at various times up until the election. You can watch them all together or individually at your convenience on YouTube. The videos are featured on the RevereTV YouTube homepage in separate playlists. The city held a Brazilian Flag Raising Ceremony outside City Hall last week for Brazilian Independence Day. Speakers included Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe, State Representatives Jessica Giannino and Jeff Turco and Brazilian community members. The event concluded with cultural music and dancing. Although this fi rst aired on RevereTV live, you can still watch replays of the ceremony on the RTV Community Channel or on YouTube. Believe it or not, the Revere High School football season has begun. RevereTV will be covering all games this season, so please tune in! The season kicked off with a game versus Peabody last Friday. If you missed it live last week, watch it as it replays on the Community Channel, or you can fi nd it in the “RHS Football- Fall 2023” playlist on YouTube. RevereTV thanks everyone involved in game coverage ahead of this season, including the staff that travels to each game and the volunteer play-by-play announcers that help carry along the footage. Revere’s city government meetings continued after the Labor Day weekend. Watch replays of the Conservation Commission, the return of the Human Rights Commission last Thursday, the most recent Revere High School Building Committee Meeting, and this week’s Legislative Aff airs Subcommittee, Committee of the Whole, Revere City Council and Commission on Disabilities meetings. All government meetings play live on RevereTV unless they are double booked. All meetings replay on RTV GOV in the weeks following the meeting and stay posted to YouTube to be viewed at any time. Be sure to tune in to RevereTV on Tuesday, September 19, for real-time election coverage as the results come in. RTV GOV is channel 9 for Comcast subscribers and channels 13 and 613 for RCN subscribers. The studio will be streaming this election coverage live on YouTube for those who cannot watch on television. Remember that results shown during this coverage are reported and unoffi cial until fi nal confi rmation by the Revere Election Department. out to him yesterday and asked about this letter. His answer was “I’ll always support Revere over the ash landfi ll.” We all must make our own decisions about who gets our votes. It’s hard enough to decide which candidates to support without receiving anonymous letters with no basis in facts. Signed, Loretta LaCentra Riverside community activist Here’s just a dozen reasons why Joanne has been re-elected to four terms as your Ward 1 Councillor. Joanne proudly stands by her record. Just like the voters. RE-ELECT Joanne McKenna Your Ward 1 City Councillor (Pol. Adv.)

Page 10 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Rizzo’s Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser draws large turnout of supporters By Neil Zolot O ver 200 people attended a Hawaiian-themed buffet for Councillor-at-Large, former Mayor and current Mayoral candidate Dan Rizzo at Casa Lucia, Friday, September 8. “I’m looking around the room seeing many familiar faces and I feel blessed,” he said. “Some of you are childhood friends. Some are friends I’ve met through politics or business, and you should be proud of the work you’ve done. When I become Mayor again, I’ll work as hard as I can to achieve a feeling of community. We’ll work for the people of Revere – not the outsiders – and take back the city we know and love. Being responsible to the people we serve is what government is all about.” He was introduced by State Representative Jeff Turco. “We all know Dan and what he stands for, which is why we are all here,” he said. “Over the next four years things will be tough. Tax revenues will be tight. We need someone with experience and he’s shown himself capable of managing a budget. We are in a position to win because of the work you’ve done, but we’re not at the fi nish line yet. The critical thing is to get out and vote. Vote early. It’s a ballot in the bank for Dan. We can’t go into Election Day without something in the bank. Let’s fi nish strong and go on to November,” a reference to the September 19 primary. Rizzo’s wife Jane thinks “it’s going great. We have a ton of supA packed Casa Lucia was fi lled with supporters for Dan Rizzo at his Hawaiian Lua fundraiser. port and volunteers. We’re excited to get Danny’s message out. A packed room full of guests are pictured above and below at Dan Rizzo's Lua. Lillian DeFilippo with host, Dan Rizzo, and Joann Giannino. From left, Joyce DiNuccio, Dan Rizzo, Michael DiLiegro, and John Maniscalco

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Page 11 Mayoral Candidate Dan Rizzo with Greeters Doreen Federico and Patty Manzo. The host, mayoral candidate Dan Rizzo addresses a packed Lua event. People are looking for a change from the previous administration, especially in regard to development, traffi c and safety.” Many politicians past and present and friends of Rizzo showed up to see and be seen. Former State Representative RoseLee Vincent recalled that she started that job in 2014 around the same time Rizzo became Mayor. “Revere was hit with tornados and he called me about getting our legislative delegation together,” she said. “I saw leadership in an unexpected situation. He took charge. I was in awe how he handled the situation and brought Revere together. When he was Mayor, he also was the only elected offi cial to testify on my bill opposing RESCO, the Wheelabrator trash incinerator and came to testify on other bills.” She feels Rizzo “has strong support. I’m confi dent he’ll be one of the two in the fi nal election,” but still knows “Revere politics are hard to predict.” Other politicians at the luau, as it was called, included City Council President Pro Tempore/ Ward 1 City Councillor Joanne McKenna, School Committee member Aisha Milbury-Ellis, City Council candidates Paul Argenzio, Brian Averback, Steve Damiano, Angela Guarino-Sawaya, Bob Haas, Greg Murray, Anthony Parziale and Wayne Rose and School Committee candidates Anthony Caggiano, who is also a member of the Northeast Metro Tech School Committee, and John Kingston. Among friends was Jannine Ellis, mother-in-law of Milbury-Ellis and former head of the Department of Consumer Aff airs. “When Dan was Mayor, it was wonderful,” she said. “It was like a family and we need that unity now.” She also feels Rizzo “will get through the primary. I have the feeling he’ll go all the way. I’ve been holding signs and we’ve gotten a tremendous response.” Candidate for mayor Dan Rizzo with State Representative Jeffrey Turco. Hosted by the City of Revere Dept. of Community Development & Howard Stein Hudson Engineering Revere City Council Chambers Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 6:00 pm Zoom link available by visiting: https://www.revere. org/business-development/planning-initiatives September 08, 15, 2023 State Rep. Jeff Turco is greeted by Jane Rizzo. Candidate for mayor Dan Rizzo with former State Rep. RoseLee Vincent and State Rep. Jeff rey Turco. Former State Rep. RoseLee Vincent and her husband, Richard, with host Dan Rizzo. Candidate Dan Rizzo is shown with his wife, Jane, and proud mom, Maureen Rizzo. ~ Legal Notice ~ Route 1A RiverFront Roadway Infrastructure Improvement Project Public Presentation

Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Sergeants Langone and Fantasia, Lieutenant Colannino promoted By Tara Vocino Three police offi cers were promoted during an outdoor City Hall ceremony on Wednesday. Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe, Jr. thanked offi cers for their service to the city. Shown from left to right: Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe, Jr., newly promoted Offi cers Jeff rey Langone, Nick Fantasia and Kevin Colannino and Police Chief David Callahan outside of City Hall on Wednesday. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Police Chief David Callahan said families pay the price of a noble career, including having to miss holidays. Former Revere Police Chief Roy Colannino, Sr. (who served from 1999 to 2002) pinned his son, Kevin, from Sergeant to Lieutenant. Fantasia family, shown from left to right: cousin/Councillor-at-Large candidate Don Martelli, father-in-law Anthony Bruzzese, cousin Susan Martelli, wife Stacey Fantasia, Sgt. Nick Fantasia, son Anthony, mother Debbie Fantasia, father Bill Fantasia, Police Chief David Callahan, sister-in-law Laurie Coggswell and uncle Tim Coggswell. Police Chief David Callahan and former Police Chief Roy Colannino, Sr. Shown from left to right: sister Karen Mascott, former chief and his father Roy Colannino, Sr., Police Chief David Callahan, daughter Kassandra, wife Leanne Colannino, Police Lieutenant Kevin Colannino and brother Roy Colannino, Jr. Proud wife Serra Riley pinned Detective Jeff rey Langone to a Sergeant.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Page 13 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 City offi cials, shown from left to right: Executive Offi cer Sean Randall, School Committee member John Kingston, School Committee Member Jacqueline Monterroso, Ward 2 City Councillor Ira Novoselsky, Acting Mayor/Mayoral candidate Patrick Keefe, Jr., newly promoted Offi cers Jeff rey Langone, Nick Fantasia and Kevin Colannino, Police Chief David Callahan, Mayoral candidate/Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito and Revere School Committee candidate/Northeast Metro Tech School Committee Member Anthony Caggiano. 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 Shown from left to right: wife Serra Riley, mother Angela Langone, Sgt. Jeff rey Langone and sister Lisa Matthews. Roller skate rentals included in all prices Inline Skate Rentals $3.00 additional BIRTHDAY & PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE www.roller-world.com Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma ~ Home of the Week ~ City Clerk Ashley Melnik swore in Lieutenant Kevin Colannino, who has served the department for 28 years, as Police Chief David Callahan looked on. SAUGUS....Fabulous corner lot and close to schools. This home is meticulously kept. Perfect for a large or extended family. Featuring 10 Rooms 5 Bedrooms 3 Full baths, inground pool, newer roof (2014) and 1 car attached garage with door opener. Eat in Kitchen with cherry cabinets, walks out to huge 3 season porch with sliders out to the                                                      a summer kitchen that walks out to the fenced back yard with pool, shed, patio and gazebo. Great for entertaining. A pleasure to show. You won’t be disappointed.            City Clerk Ashley Melnik swore in Sgt. Jeff rey Langone, who has served the department for 27 years, and Sgt. Nick Fantasia, as Police Chief David Callahan looked on. View the interior of this home right on your smartphone.      

Page 14 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Lady Pats soccer team blanks Malden, 2-0 Jessica Nova Galvez, Ari Pina, Samarah Paiva and Giselle Salvador. O’Donnell, currently in her 10th year of coaching at Revere, brings the team into the fall season hoping to get back to the top of the Greater Boston League. In 2019, the Patriots won the school’s fi rst GBL championship. O’Donnell played college socRevere junior midfi elder Sandra Torres is shown battling for ball possession against a Chelsea opponent in last year’s action. (Advocate fi le photo) By Dom Nicastro T he Revere High School girls soccer team notched its fi rst win of the season with a 2-0 win over Malden. Nataly Esquivel-Oliva scored both goals for the Patriots. Sandra Torres got on the score sheet with an assist. Goalkeeper Nisrin Sekkat recorded her fi rst shoutout of the year. SAFETY | FROM Page 7 on-line magazine noted that numerous experts say that as technology continues to eliminate driving tasks, drivers inevitably look for more distractions. Technologically-advanced vehicles have contributed to the rise in inattentive driving. It is natural for the public to turn to the government for help. Cries for greater enforcement of existing regulations, the re-design of roadways, installation of new signs and traffi c controls dominate public and political discourse. As with any issue, the government’s response must consider a multitude of factors and can be implemented only in prioritized phases dictated by resources and reality. It is easy to talk about safety measures. It is entirely diff erent to implement them. With approximately 84 miles of cityowned roadway, the task is substantial, but it is a task we are addressing with aggressive eff orts by our Police, Public Works, and Community Development Departments as part of a Responsible Roadways in Revere initiative. “We had a ton of scoring opportunities from Samarah Paiva, Emily Torres, Erika Mejia, Catalina Chizavo and Kesley Morales,” Revere coach Megan O'Donnell said. “We had a solid defensive from Ari Pina, Giselle Salvador, Fatima Oliva and Sandra Torres and Samarah Paiva.” O’Donnell’s team comes into the season looking strong with great leadership from captains • Speed humps were constructed on Fenno Street and Sargent Street and a speed table was constructed at Cushman Avenue. • Additional speed bumps are planned for construction before the end of 2023 on roadways of high concern due to their location near schools or because they attract extraordinary traffi c due to their proximity to other major roadways. • Revere Police have recently acquired advanced radar technology installed in cruisers that can monitor the speed of moving traffic. Unlike traditional “speed traps” where an offi cer is stationary while checking vehicle speed, the technology will allow speed monitoring from a moving police cruiser, wherever it is. • Police have applied for funding to obtain electronic license scanners which will facilitate the process of citing drivers for traffi c violations. • Police will erect additional electronic speed monitoring signs as a traffi c-calming measure in neighborhoods. • Police will implement increased patrols on main thorcer at Regis College from sophomore to senior year. She played goalie and held 10 school records for a few years before they moved conferences. “I really enjoyed college soccer so I wanted to continue coaching at the high school level,” O’Donnell said. This year, Revere is mostly returners who have been starting on varsity since their freshman year. “We have a very talented freshman class coming in as well,” O’Donnell said. “The coaching staff is really confident that this team can be a contender for the GBL title. We have a solid backfi eld and midfi eld. We just have to fi nd the opponent’s goal every game in order to win. We have strong leaders on this team and they are hungry. One weakness might be staying healthy.” The captains have been the backbone of this team since their freshman year. Nova Galvez joined the team her sophoughfares and high-risk areas such as Squire Road, Bennington Street, and North Shore Road. • Improved signage, supplemented with LED lights, to draw drivers’ attention. • All departments will continue to explore adjustments and feasible alterations to existing roadways and intersections. I appreciate the comments and advocacy of our residents who rightfully demand government’s attention to the problem. I am hopeful that the City Council will look favorably on funding the staffi ng, construction, and equipment necessary to implement remedies over a long period, since attacking this problem will require a lot of resources for years to come. At a much more basic level, I plead with everyone who gets behind the wheel of a car to realize that you are operating a machine that when operated carelessly can kill or harm your neighbors, your family, and yourself. Look at your speedometer and slow down. That, we know for sure, is the most certain way to make our streets safer for everyone. omore year and worked her tail off to earn the “C” on her jersey, which was voted on by the other three captains. “Our goal for the season is obviously to win games, but also be a contender to win the GBL and make the tournament and not lose in the fi rst round like years past,” the coach said. Sekkat is a junior goalkeeper who stepped up in her freshman year when the Patriots didn’t have a keeper for the starting role. “Nisrin works hard and comes up big when needed,” O’Donnell said. “I feel like this is going to be her breakout season.” Oliva is a sophomore who should make some noise. She started as a freshman. Midfi eld features Erika Mejia, Sandra Torres, Catalina Chizavo and Nova Galvez – moving the ball well upfi eld to get Esquivel-Oliva and Morales the ball in the win over Malden. The GBL is a tough conference, with Lynn Classical, Medford and Somerville always the hardest opponents, according to the coach, who added, “we have to be playing nothing but our best against them each game.” HOUSE BILL 5138 H ouse Bill 5138 is proposed federal legislation that would amend the Medicare program in order to count a period of “outpatient” observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the three day inpatient hospital stay requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services. When Medicare does cover skilled nursing home care, the fi rst 20 days are covered at one hundred percent. The next 80 days involve a co-pay up to $200 per day by the nursing home patient. After 100 days, the nursing home patient needs to pay one hundred percent of the nursing home cost, unless MassHealth is applied for and eligibility is achieved. What this means is that a Medicare beneficiary who needs post-acute care in a skilled nursing facility would not have to pay out of pocket for those services if they did not have a qualifying three day hospital admission, but instead received observation services as outpatients. The bill is intended to address a longstanding issue that affects many Medicare benefi ciaries who are hospitalized for short periods of time, but do not meet the criteria for inpatient status. Under current Medicare rules, beneficiaries must have a three day inpatient hospital stay in order to qualify for coverage of skilled nursing facility services. However, many hospitals place patients under observation status, which is considered an outpatient service, rather than admitting them as patients. This can result in higher out of pocket costs for benefi ciaries who need postacute care, as they are responsible for paying the coinsurance and deductible for the skilled nursing facility stay, which can amount to thousands of dollars. This bill would eliminate the fi nancial burden for benefi ciaries allowing them to count any days spent in observation status toward the three day inpatient hospital stay requirement. This would align Medicare policy with the current clinical practice of hospitals, which often use observation status to monitor and treat patients who do not need intensive care, but are not ready to be discharged. The bill would also provide more transparency and clarity for benefi ciaries and providers about the coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare. 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.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Page 15 FUTURE | FROM Page 5 addressing the many challenges brought on by 12 years of fl awed vision and failed leadership: Public Safety Education Delivering A New High School Taking Better Care Of Our Seniors Traffi c And Day One: Breaking the Cycle of Overdevelopment. Taking control and establishing a better, more balanced development planning process that restores and preserves our sense of community and quality of life in Revere. This city has limitless potential. But realizing our potential depends on changing our thinking. Change isn’t easy. It’s a process. And timing is critical. The next four years cannot be the same as the last twelve years in Revere. This election, we have a choice to make about the future we see for our families, for our neighborhoods, and for our community. Our journey begins with new vision and new leadership that stands up and represents YOU. Imagine what we can accomplish together. (Editor’s Note: Gerry Visconti is a current councillor-at-large and candidate for mayor.) 1. On Sept. 15, 1890, what author was born who created the fi ctional detectives Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot? 2. What state’s offi cial animal is a grizzly bear that is now extinct? 3. Who was the fi rst female inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? 4. On Sept. 16, 2023, the 188th Oktoberfest in Munich begins; when does it end: Sept. 17 or 22 or Oct. 3? 5. A rainbow has how many colors? 6. What can sleep for up to 24 hours in a day: bat, koala or whale? 7. Sept. 17 is Constitution/Citizenship Day; on that date in 1787, Constitutional Convention members signed what? 8. What is a single piece of spaghetti called? 9. According to Guinness World Records, in 24 hours what fi ction book sold the most copies? 10. On Sept. 18, 1905, what Swedish American was born who appeared in the films “Grand Hotel,” “Camille” and “Ninotchka”? 11. The Dutch sport fi erljepAnswers pen involves pole vaulting over what? 12. Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is set in what locale: Florence, Naples or Verona? 13. What is the USA’s national fl ower? 14. Sept. 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day; the synonym “buccaneer” derives from French (boucanier, meaning to cook meat over an open fl ame); what team is called the Buccaneers? 15. What state’s fl ower is the bluebonnet? 16. In what NYC locale would you fi nd Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium? 17. On Sept. 20, 1797, what ship in Boston Harbor failed to launch? 18. Recently 92,003 fans at the University of Nebraska stadium set a world record for number of attendees at a women’s sporting event; what sport was it: gymnastics, soccer or volleyball? 19. What children’s book (its title has a modern technology word) has a pig named Wilbur? 20. On Sept. 21, 1957, what TV series based on Erle Stanley Gardner’s books debuted?                                                                                       1. Agatha Christie 2. California’s 3. Aretha Franklin 4. Oct. 3 5. Seven 6. Koala 7. The final draft of the Constitution 8. Spaghetto 9. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” 10. Greta Garbo 11. A body of water (such as a canal) 12. Verona, Italy 13. Rose 14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team 15. Texas 16. Flushing in Queens 17. USS Constitution (It was successfully launched on the third attempt [in October]). 18. Volleyball 19. “Charlotte’s Web” 20. “Perry Mason”

Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 ~ RHS PATRIOTS SPORTS ROUND-UP ~ Revere field hockey plays Lowell tough Lowell topped Revere, 7-2. The fi rst goal was scored by Ana Kalliavas with an assist from Matthew Terrell. Revere’s second goal was scored by Isabella Mendieta with an assist from Bella Stamatopoulos. “Although the score looks a little rough, we actually played pretty well,” Revere coach Alex Butler said. “Lowell is a very established team with a strong program, and we are in the process of building both our team and program. We really held our own in the second half of the game, where we became stronger defensively. We had players who had never stepped on the fi eld a few weeks ago playing in a varsity game, and they did a great job. The team kept a positive attitude throughout the game and did an amazing job of supporting one another.” Briana Mendieta did an incredible job on defense, according to the coach. She defended multiple breakaway plays from Lowell. Jordan Martelli also did amazing work on midfi eld, sprinting back as a midfi elder to support the defense when Lowell was in the circle. Goalie Sonia Haily deserves a lot of praise for preventing Lowell from scoring on multiple offensive corners, Butler said. “Now that we have finally played our fi rst game of the season, as a team, we know what we need to work on over the next few weeks,” Butler said. “We look forward to playing Lowell again later this month and showing off our improvements as a team.” Revere boys soccer gearing up for GBL Manny Lopes in his ninth season takes his Revere team into Greater Boston League play. He’s been coaching since 1978 (17 years old): youth, high school, club, college. Before taking over Revere in 2015, Lopes coached mostly women/girls. He is also the Masconomet High girls varsity lacrosse coach in the spring. He played semi and pro soccer in the United States and Portugal and high school and college in the United States “I coach great kids, I’m a math teacher at Everett High, so I enjoy working with urban youth players,” Lopes said. “Tryouts went well. We changed the format. We only invited returning varsity, JV and freshmen players; selected the team after fi rst tryout.” Revere last year went 6-9-3 and failed for only the second time in eight years with Lopes at the helm to make postseason. What are the strengths of this year's team? Experience – the Patriots only lost three starters from last year and “have a good combination of returning and upcoming JV players, excellent leadership from our captains.” What are areas for improvement? Attitude and commitment, the coach said. Revere football blanked by Peabody Peabody came into town Friday night, Sept. 8, and ruined the Patriots’ opening night party with a 35-0 win over Revere. Peabody is the defending Northeastern Conference Lynch Division champions, and Coach Lou Cicatelli and Co. knew it’d be a fi ght. Revere couldn’t get the offense going against the smothering Tanners’ defense, be it through the air or on the ground. The Patriots had around 50 positive yards. They trailed, 28-0, at halftime and couldn’t rally in the next half. Giovanni Woodard led Revere rushers with close to 50 yards. Revere/Malden Co-Op golf team hopes to build for postseason By Dom Nicastro he Revere/Malden golf team is looking to build some momentum this season. The program – hosted by Malden – plays in the Greater Boston League and is looking to make some noise. If the team plays.500 golf as a team, it will qualify for the postseason. This is the third year as a cooperative program. The split between Revere and Malden golfers is right down the middle with a nice balance of players from each GBL school. Brandon Pezzuto, a middle school teacher in the Revere school system, has been in a coaching capacity with the program since around 2015. Revere was able to carry the program for a few years until numbers began to dwindle. Pezzuto had a strong relationship with the Malden coach, and they combined programs. Paul DiPlatzi of Revere is another coach in the program. He is also in the Revere school system. “We were kind of talking about numbers and thinking T about the future and we decided to combine three years ago,” Pezzuto said. “It’s worked great, and we’re competitive. We try to make it so that we’re like one entity as much as we can. So, we’ve been working on getting new uniforms with a graphic designer to get a new logo and trying to make it as universal as possible.” Meanwhile, things look great on the actual greens. Revere/ Malden won the opener against Lynn Classical, 44-28, at Gannon Municipal Golf Course in Lynn. Revere’s Matt Lacroix (6.5-2.5), Frankie Annunziata (7.5-1.5), Jacob Simonelli (5-4) and Jonathan Wells (4.5-4.5) had victories for the cooperative team. Revere/Malden is coming off a 4-8 season, including a 4-5 mark in the Greater Boston League. “We defi nitely get a lot of kids who are just picking up golf for the fi rst time,” Pezzuto said. “And it’s really rewarding because by the time they’re seniors, and they stick with the program, they’re able to go to any golf GOLF | SEE Page 21

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Page 17 ELECTION | FROM Page 1 ident Patrick Keefe, who represents Ward 4, stepped up to the Mayor’s Offi ce. Keefe is now seeking his own full term as mayor – running in the preliminary election on Sept. 19 against fellow city councilors, opponents Dan Rizzo, Gerry Visconti and Steven Morabito. Keefe said he feels there’s more to do and wants to keep the job. “It’s about the ability to impact the day-to-day lives of residents,” he said of the mayor’s role Keefe, for better or worse, has been described as Arrigo’s protégé. But while he respected and appreciated what Arrigo did for the city during his seven years as mayor, there are significant diff erences between the former and acting mayors. “Mayor Arrigo, as mayor for seven years, embraced development,” said Keefe. “I think we need to continue to welcome growth but with a steady hand. We need to look at each project on its own merit. It’s more about being able to see how a development project adds to and enhances a neighborhood,” said Keefe, adding that simply opposing any and all new development is unrealistic and not in Revere’s best interest. “You can’t stop change and progress,” he said. Keefe, who grew up on the border of Revere and Everett, brings decades of experience in the hospitality industry to the job. He has years of management experience, a business degree and plenty of people skills. He’s committed to holding regular meetings in the city’s wards to keep in touch with residents’ interests and concerns. On what he feels is one of the city’s biggest and most immediate concerns, the new high school, Keefe is absolutely clear. He believes Wonderland was the best option for a site for the new school. “My opponents made a big, big mistake opposing the Wonderland site,” he said. “A six-story high school is almost unmanageable,” he said, referring to the new designs for a school on the existing site. “And the neighbors won’t be happy with that,” he added. Keefe regrets that the city is passing up the opportunity to build a “beautiful new building and campus” at Wonderland, and he warns that the former race track, which has been dormant for years, will only be developed as more housing. Keefe said the new high school at Wonderland could have been built without raising taxes. And he feels the argument that the city couldn’t afford the Wonderland option was shortsighted. He points to the soft costs, such as busing athletic teams to out-of-district practice fi elds, rebuilding fi elds and other costs associated with the existing site. “Those are things that will make the project at the existing site more expensive than Wonderland,” he said and added that his opponents were swayed by a small but vocal group who felt the Wonderland option would be a fi nancial burden for the city. “They pandered to that crowd, I pandered to the families in Revere,” he said. Keefe does agree with his fellow candidates that public safety is a priority and the city needs to provide the Revere Police with the resources and manpower needed to protect the community. He acknowledged it’s a diffi cult time for law enforcement, a diffi cult job fewer and fewer people are pursuing. In meetings with the state police, DCR, the MBTA and Revere Police, in the wake of the Memorial Day weekend shooting on Revere Beach, Keefe said, he learned from the State Police colonel there was hesitation to move in and disperse the crowd because of the public’s attitude towards police. “I told him I would always have his back and he should make his best judgment,” said Keefe, who feels the collaboration among law enforcement agencies is a step forward in keeping the beach safe. Keefe also hopes to bolster traffic enforcement and he wants it to go beyond speeding vehicles. He wants more attention on drivers operating unregistered and uninsured vehicles. “They should be pulled over and impounded,” he said. “It sends a huge message that it’s not safe and not allowed in Revere. It’s a public safety issue,” he said. Keefe acknowledged there’s an old adage that it’s tough for a ward councillor to be elected to the Mayor’s Offi ce because you’re not as well known. But Keefe said as the ward 4 councillor, he’s gotten the calls from residents about the potholes and broken street lights. “It’s ground level city government and it helps you understand what residents need and value,” said Keefe, saying that he’s voted on issues that aff ect the entire city and has the entire city in mind while making decisions. “For me, we talk about the needs of the whole. I want to bring eye-level leadership to City Hall, to be welcoming to all. I want to create a more private sector experience; we need to get things done within a reasonable time.” RHS Patriots field hockey coach and captains TEAM LEADERS: Shown from left, Coach Alex Butler, with captains Ana Kalliavas, Bella Stamatopoulos and Jordan Martelli. Public Hearing Notice City of Revere, MA Proposed Loan Order Public Hearing Notice City of Revere, MA Proposed Loan Order Water Main Replacement Bonds Notice is hereby given that the Revere City Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday evening, September 25, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Councillor Joseph A. DelGrosso City Council Chamber, Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151 relative to the following proposed loan order: That $4,000,000 is appropriated to pay costs of constructing, reconstructing, and replacing water mains citywide, including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto; that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized to borrow said amount and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 8(5) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefor; and that the Mayor is authorized to take any other action necessary to carry out this project.                   (the “Commonwealth”) to qualify under G.L. c.44A any and all bonds of the City authorized to be borrowed pursuant to this loan order, and to provide such information and execute such          in connection therewith.                       Clerk, Revere City Hall, Revere, Massachusetts 02151, Monday through Thursday from 8:15 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Friday 8:15 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. Attest: Ashley E. Melnik City Clerk September 15, 2023 Stormwater Drainage System Bonds Notice is hereby given that the Revere City Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday evening, September 25, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Councillor Joseph A. DelGrosso City Council Chamber, Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151 relative to the following proposed loan order: That $2,000,000 is appropriated to pay costs of constructing improvements to the stormwater drainage system, including the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto; that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefor; and that the Mayor is authorized to take any other action necessary to carry out this project.                   (the “Commonwealth”) to qualify under G.L. c.44A any and all bonds of the City authorized to be borrowed pursuant to this loan order, and to provide such information and execute such          in connection therewith.                       Clerk, Revere City Hall, Revere, Massachusetts 02151, Monday through Thursday from 8:15 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Friday 8:15 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. Attest: Ashley E. Melnik City Clerk September 15, 2023

Page 18 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 SONIC donates to local schools in Revere In August, SONIC Foundation donated $1M to support local education across the country SONIC® Drive-In is dedicated to getting teachers and students the classroom supplies they need for the new school year. In August, the SONIC Foundation donated $1 million to help fund requests on DonorsChoose, a national nonprofi t that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom requests submitted by teachers. The $1 million donation is part of the SONIC Drive-In brand’s ongoing Limeades for Learning initiative. The funding supported three teachers in Revere, Mass., who received a combined donation of $283.00 from the SONIC Foundation. The following exceptional teachers from Revere received support through the funding: • Beachmont Veterans Memorial School: Ms. Kate for the project “Building Home and School Connections One Toy at a Time” for Grades pre-K-2. • Garfi eld Middle School: Ms. Sheppard for the project “Creating Clean Classrooms” for Grades 6-8. • Susan B. Anthony Middle School: Ms. Plaskon for the project “Enrich, Engage, Enable All Learners!” for Grades 6-8. “SONIC's dedication to supporting education through our Limeades for Learning program is a core pillar of our business and the transition into a new school year is a crucial window in setting students and teachers up for success,” said SONIC Vice President of Brand Experience Kim Lewis. “We’re grateful to all the SONIC guests who joined us this month in our commitment to brighten the lives of educators, students and families across our SONIC communities by donating to a classroom request on DonorsChoose, or simply by enjoying their favorite SONIC drink.” Through the SONIC Limeades for Learning initiative, the brand donates a portion of proceeds from every drink, slush and shake purchase to the SONIC Foundation, which is used to support local public education. Since 2009, SONIC has donated more than $26 million to funding local classrooms, becoming one of the largest programs in the U.S. to support public education. Visit DonorsChoose.org and donate to one or more of the thousands of public school teacher requests seeking support to provide students with educational resources. About SONIC® Drive-In: SONIC, founded in 1953, is the largest drive-in restaurant brand in the United States, with more than 3,500 restaurants in 47 states. SONIC is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit SONICDriveIn.com and InspireBrands.com. 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Serino highlighted Silvestri’s commitment to reaching out to help those suff ering with mental illness, PTSD, homelessness and addiction, his work on the covid response team, his launching a program to ensure all vets in need have wheelchairs, winter coats and groceries, and his continual eff orts to honor veterans at Memorial and Veterans Day services. “I could go on, but we’d be here all night,” said Serino, who then gave the fl oor to Silvestri. In typical Silvestri fashion, he thanked veterans, the city, his family and colleagues and then apologized to anyone for whom he wasn’t able to come through with support. Now that he’s made the move to the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea, Silvestri said, the change and leaving Revere was bittersweet. “I’m excited for the opportunity,” he said, adding that it helps that the Revere Veterans Services Offi ce is in the very capable hands of Donna Dreezen and Julia Cervantes. “I still communicate with them daily,” he said. In his new role, Silvestri is working to support everyone at the Veterans’ Home in Chelsea, including the large staff , residents and any and all veterans. Silvestri is doing what he does best and thrives on: solving problems. He said his job involves advocating and mediating with the goal of making the Veterans’ Home programs succeed. He now works with a much larger and broader population that includes severely disabled vets, homeless vets and vets and their families. He’s grateful to be working for the state at this particular moment because the Healey administration has taken several major steps to assess and increase services and honor the state’s commitment to veterans. 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THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Page 19 OBITUARIES Paul E. Evans November 22, 1967 - September 6, 2023 the late Thomas M. and Barbara K. (Harwood) Bradley. He was a near life-long resident of Beachmont and graduate of Revere High School, class of 1978. Tommy spent most of his O f Revere, formerly of Everett entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 in the Cambridge Health Alliance-Everett Hospital after being in failing health. He was 55 years old. Paul was a member of Revere BPOE #1171. Born in Everett, Paul was the beloved son of Marilyn (Messenger) and the late Bernard C. Evans. Paul is also survived by his loving sister, Laura A. Evans of Everett and dear niece, Tayla Evans. Services are private. In lieu of fl owers, contributions in Paul’s memory to Elks National Foundation would be sincerely appreciated. Thomas M. Bradley, III time-sharing stories and telling jokes with his family and friends. His pockets full of peanuts are a true testament to his love of squirrels and nature. He explored the countryside across New England with his children and grandchildren. Some of his happiest moments were at NASCAR races and evenings with family around the fi repit. He was a veteran Boston Cabbie, known for helping those in need and carrying packages for the elderly. All whom he met became his friends. Tommy is a loving father of his three daughters Terri-Ann, Amanda and Corrie Bradley of St. Albans, VT. He is the beloved grandfather of Shadow Stevens and Faith Barrows. He is predeceased by his brother Scott Bradley, and is survived by his sister Dee Alves, her husband Anthony of East Boston and their daughter Kassandra; his sister Barbara Lucchesi, her husband Robert of Revere and their children, Aaron and Madison; his brother Randy Bradley-Campbell and his husband Giovanni of Revere, and his former spouse Susan Bradley and her husband Steve of St. Albans, VT. Tommy is also survived by a number of extended family, including nieces, nephews, cousins and chosen family. Tommy loved a good dad joke: He would like to be cremated because it is his last hope at a smoking hot body. Family & friends are respectfulO f Revere. Passed suddenly surrounded by his loving family at UVM Medical Center, Burlington, VT, Friday, September 8th . He was 62. Born October 28, 1960 in Lynn, MA, Tommy is the son of CARE | FROM Page 8 If walkers wish to participate a bit closer to home, the Jimmy Fund Walk has fl exible opportunities. Participants can also join the event virtually by “walking their way” from wherever they are most comfortable: in their neighborhood, on a favorite hiking trail or on a treadmill at home. Virtual programming and supporting materials will be available. The 2023 Walk will be held during the Jimmy Fund’s 75th anniversary year and will aim to raise $9 million in the eff ort to prevent, treat and defy cancer. The Jimmy Fund Walk has raised more than $167 million for Dana-Farber in its 34-year history, raising a record-breaking more than $8.8 million in 2022. The Boston Athletic Association has supported the ly invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, September 15th from 4 – 7 pm in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza Beechwood home for Funerals 262 Beach St. Revere In lieu of fl owers, donations in TomJimmy Fund Walk since 1989, and Hyundai has been the presenting sponsor for more than 20 years. Register as an individual walker or team member or start a team! Take advantage of this unique opportunity and lead a group of your family, friends or colleagues to the fi nish line. The Jimmy Fund can help you start a team, grow your fundraising and defy cancer, together. Volunteers are needed to cheer on participants, serve snacks, distribute T-shirts, and more, at the four start locations along the course and at the 2023 Jimmy Fund Walk Finish Line Powered by Schneider Electric – located directly in front of Fenway Park. The Jimmy Fund Walk would not be possible without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who my’s memory can be made to the Speedway Children’s Charity of New Hampshire by visiting www. speedwaycharities.org. Louise (Piccirillo) Salvetti                          O f Revere. Passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on September 8, 2023, at the age of 86. Born in Lawrence on December 31, 1936, to the late Nicola and Michelina (Cardillo). Beloved wife of the late Peter Salvetti. Devoted mother of Peter Salvetti and his wife Lori of Sunapee, NH, Thomas Salvetti and his wife Carla of Saugus, Linda Salvetti of Revere, Lori Stasio and her husband Arthur of Lawrence, John Salvetti and his wife Shoko of Los Angeles, CA, and Louann Salvetti and her husband Greg Lelos of Revere. Adored grandmother of Robyn, Bret, Amelia, Donald and his wife Courtney, Nicole and her husband Jose, Maya, Justin, Joseph, and Gianna. Cherished great grandmother of Christian and William. Dear sister of the late Benjamin, Mary, Anna, Helen, and Nicholas. Louise enjoyed being a stay-athome mom. She was so proud of her family. She was a part of donate their time and energy. Register to volunteer today! To register for the Walk (#JimmyFundWalk) or to support a walker, visit www.JimmyFundWalk.org or call (866) 531-9255. Registrants can enter the promo code NEWS for $5 off the registration fee. All registered walkers will receive a bib, medal, and a Jimmy Fund Walk T-shirt. About the Jimmy Fund: The Jimmy Fund is comprised of community-based fundraising events and other programs that, solely and directly, benefi t Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s lifesaving mission to provide compassionate patient care and groundbreaking cancer research for children and adults. The Jimmy Fund is an offi cial charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass                                                                   every phase of our lives such as Sunday School teacher, den mom, and P.T.A president to name just a few thigs. Sundays always started at church as a family. Louise believed in the opendoor policy, and it fueled her passion for cooking. We will forever cherish those family gatherings with aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends whose bonds will never be broken. We stand as a famiChallenge and the Variety Children’s Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless ly and were better off for all of her love and intense energy and that’s how life begins and love never ends. A Graveside Service was held at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Peabody on Wednesday, September 13. In lieu of fl owers donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 381059959. lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @TheJimmyFund.

Page 20 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023        Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 185 of the Acts of 1983,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 September 15, 2023 How Seniors Can Protect Themselves from Cybercrimes Dear Savvy Senior, I spend a lot of time online and love the convenience of paying bills, shopping, and keeping up with my grandkids on Facebook and Instagram. But a few months ago, my computer was infected with malware, and I just found out some cyber crook opened up a credit card using my identity and went on a shopping spree. Do you have some simple tips to help me stay safe while online? Paranoid Patty Dear Patty, Unfortunately, cybercrimes against seniors continue to be a big problem in the U.S. According to the FBI 2022 Elder Fraud Report, cybercrime cost Americans over age 60 more than $3 billion last year, a whopping 84 percent increase from 2021. While anyone can be subject to cybercrimes, seniors are frequent targets because they tend to be more trusting and have more money than their younger counterparts. But there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself from online fraud, hacking and scams. Here are a few tips to get you started. Strengthen your passwords: A strong password should contain at least 12 characters and include numbers and a special character, like an exclamation point or asterisk. Be sure to change up your password across diff erent sites to ensure a hacker would not gain access to all accounts through one password. And keep a written list of all your passwords stored in a safe secure place. On your smartphone or tablet, be sure to set up a four or six-digit PIN to protect your device. Opt out of pop-ups: To protect yourself from computer viruses and other forms of malware, make it a habit to avoid any popup style message when you’re on the web. Sometimes hackers disguise their malware as pop-up advertisements or “special off ers” when you’re shopping or reading online. Clicking on these popups can lead to viruses or data breaches. If you encounter a suspicious pop-up message, don’t click on anything in the window. Simply leave the site or close out of your web browser. When in doubt, throw it out: Sometimes online hackers will send you an email or text message and pretend to be someone they’re not in order to convince you to share valuable information with them, such as your Social Security Number, address or credit card information. This is called phishing. If you receive a message from an unknown sender, do not respond or click on any links or attachments. Instead, either ignore the message or delete it. Share with care: There is such a thing as oversharing, and it defi - nitely applies to online profi les. On social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, online hackers can easily gather information about you from what you post – like where you live. Ensure that your privacy settings are up to date so that only people who follow you or are your Facebook friend can see your posts. Verify websites: Before you shop or access your bank online, double check the validity of the website you’re using. Reputable sites use technologies such as SSL (Secure Socket Layer) that encrypt data during transmission. You will see a little padlock icon in your browser and usually “https” at the front of your address bar to confi rm it’s a secure connection. If you don’t see it in the web address that you’re on, you should not trust that website with your passwords, payment or banking information. Have some back-up: Practicing safe habits will protect you and your information, but you don’t have to rely on just yourself to stay safe. Anti-virus software works in the background to protect your computer from a variety of malware and helps to make it easier for you to avoid threats while surfing the web. For more information on how to safeguard your personal technology devices and information, visit Consumer.ftc.gov and search “Protect Your Personal Information and Data.” And to report fraud and identity theft go to ReportFraud.ftc. gov and IdentityTheft.gov. 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.

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Page 22 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 By Bob Katzen If you have any questions about this week’s report, e-mail us at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com or call us at (617) 720-1562 GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MASSTERLIST – Join more than 22,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, who start their weekday morning with MASSterList—the popular newsletter that chronicles news and informed analysis about what’s going on up on Beacon Hill, in Massachusetts politics, policy, media and infl uence. The stories are drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced writers Keith Regan and Matt Murphy who introduce each article in their own clever and inimitable way. MASSterlist will be e-mailed to you FREE every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening in the blood sport of Bay State politics. For more information and to get your free subscription, go to: https:// lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/ aPTLucK THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. TAX REDUCTION PACKAGES STILL LINGERING IN COMMITTEE - It’s been almost three months since the House and Senate created a conference committee to hammer out a compromise version of diff erent tax relief packages approved by each branch. The Senate’s package would cost the state about $590 million annually, while the House’s would cost close to $1.1 billion. There is no immediate solution in sight at the moment. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reviews how local senators’ votes on DEFAMATION | FROM Page 5 ed to the Leader Herald by opponents of Mr. DeMaria, correct?” asked the attorney. “Opponents and others,” replied Resnek. “Will you agree with me – if not, no problem – that you have received thousands of dollars of cash payments for the Leader Herald from individuals that you knew were opponents of Mr. DeMaria?” asked Robbins. “Yes,” replied Resnek. Atty. Robbins then asked Resnek if the information of cash payments made to the newspaper over the past several years would be on record; that Mrs. Schovanec would have that information, Resnek replied it would be. The attorney then asked Sparrow if any of records that were provided by Dorchester Publications refl ect its receipt of cash several roll calls on tax reductions. $590 MILLION TAX REDUCTION PACKAGE (S 2397) Senate 39-0, approved a package that provides $590 million in tax relief. Key provisions of the Senate package include raising the Earned Income Tax Credit from 30 percent of the federal credit to 40 percent of the federal credit; raising the cap on the rental deduction from $3,000 to $4,000; increasing from $1 million to $2 million the value of a person’s estate that is exempt from the the state’s estate/death tax that a person is required to pay following their death before distribution to any benefi ciary; increasing from $1,200 to $2,400 the maximum senior circuit breaker credit; increasing the statewide cap for the Dairy Tax credit from $6 million to $8 million; and doubling the credit for lead paint abatement to $3,000 for full abatement and $1,000 for partial abatement. The package also provides that student loan payment assistance offered by employers will not be treated as a taxable salary and gives cities and towns the option to adopt a local property tax exemption for real estate that is rented to a person below a certain area-dependent income level. (A “Yes” vote is for the $590 million tax reduction package.) Sen. Lydia Edwards Yes FILE TAXES JOINTLY (S 2387) Senate 33-5, approved an amendment that would require Massachusetts couples who fi le income tax returns jointly at the federal level do the same at the state level. payments; Sparrow replied, “no.” The CPA is then shown an exhibit of a document provided by Dorchester Publications which lists balance sheets from the years 2019, 2020 and 2022, which also lists a separate page called “cash fl ows, profi t and loss statements” and another page titled “Received Payments for All Customers” – all of which pertain to the years 2019, 2020 and 2022. Sparrow stated that he has never seen the document “Received Payments for All Customers” before or was aware that the company kept it in their ordinary course of business. The attorney points out that in the document “Received Payments for All Customers” from January through December 2020, the only cash payment was for $20 dated Jan. 21, 2020, from “Over The Counter.” In 2021, the only cash payment made was on September 23 from the “ComSupporters said this amendment will close a loophole that allows some married couples to fi le individually – an action that could be used to minimize or avoid the person’s state tax obligations under the newly approved 4 percent surtax which is in addition to the current fl at 5 percent one, on taxpayers’ earnings of more than $1 million annually. Opponents said if fi lers are forced to fi le jointly at the state level, the 4 percent surtax will apply to many more fi lers which is not what the voters approved on the November 2022 ballot question imposing the 4 percent surtax. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment requiring joint fi ling. A “No” vote is against the amendment.) Sen. Lydia Edwards REDUCE SHORT TERM CAPITAL GAINS TAX (S 2397) Senate 5-32, rejected an amendment that would reduce the shortterm capital gains tax from 12 percent to 5 percent. Amendment supporters said that there are 26 states that currently tax short-term capital gains at a rate of 5 percent or lower, including all of our surrounding states. They noted that both the House and the governor favor the reduction. They asked why the capital gains tax or any tax imposed should be charged at a higher rate than earned income. Amendment opponents said the state cannot aff ord the $117 million loss in revenue that this tax cut would cost this year. They argued the cut would do nothing to help the costs of housing and living. (A “Yes” vote is for the reduction to 5 percent. A “No” vote is against the reduction.) Sen. Lydia Edwards No INCREASE ESTATE/DEATH TAX EXEMPTION (S 2397) Senate 5-33, rejected an amendment that would increase from $1 million to $5 million the amount mittee to Elect Stephanie Smith” for $500. and another cash payment made on September 13 for $20 from “Over The Counter.” Sparrow stated that by looking at the documents he could only identify $520 logged into the Dorchester Publications QuickBooks ledger. Asked if there was cash received by Dorchester Publications but not logged into QuickBooks, if he would not know about it, Sparrow agreed he wouldn’t. And if they took cash and paid vendors, he wouldn’t know about it. “As a tax preparer, you know that Dorchester Publications is required to list all their income, correct?” “Correct,” replied the CPA. “And if they didn’t pay taxes on that income, that would be a problem, correct?” asked Atty. Robbins. “Correct,” replied Sparrow. Yes of money that is exempt from the value of a person’s estate from the state’s estate/death tax that a person is required to pay following their death before distribution to any benefi ciary. The increase to $5 million would be implemented over ten years. Most Republicans are against any such tax and coined the name “death tax” to imply that the government taxes you even after you die. Most Democrats support the tax and call it an “estate tax” to imply that this tax is only paid by the wealthy. Amendment supporters said that Massachusetts is one of only 12 states that have an estate/death tax and that the Bay State’s is the most aggressive of the 12. They said that in light of the high value of houses, with the average home price more than $500,000, the $1 million threshold of this “unfair and regressive” tax is too low and noted the federal tax exempts the fi rst $12 million. They noted that Massachusetts is losing many residents, who move to Florida and other states where this tax does not even exist. Amendment opponents said the proposed bill already raises the exemption from $1 million to $2 million and noted that will cost $185 million. They said a hike to $5 million is excessive and unaff ordable and will cost hundreds of millions of dollars more. They noted that lowering the estate tax is not the only way to help seniors and their families and noted there are many other initiatives that help seniors. (A “Yes” vote is for increasing the exemption to $5 million. A “No” vote is against raising it.) Sen. Lydia Edwards No TAX REVENUE FROM MILLIONAIRE’S TAX (S 3) Senate 5-34, rejected an amendment that would remove a section in the budget that exempts tax revenue generated from the recently voter-approved Millionaire Tax from counting toward the allowable state tax revenue limitations, under Chapter 62F, which provides that whenever revenue collections in a fi scal year exceed an annual cap tied to wage and salary growth, the excess is returned to taxpayers. Last year, $3 billion in refunds were returned to taxpayers when the law was triggered for just the second time since its passage in 1986. The revenue from the Millionaire Tax is deposited into the new Education and Transportation Stabilization Fund. Amendment supporters said the section should be repealed because it goes against the will of the voters by excluding the new millionaire’s tax revenue from the total calculation for rebates back to the taxpayers and reducing the amount of tax relief resulting from Section 62F. Amendment opponents said the amendment will put the new revenue in jeopardy and argued this new revenue is earmarked for education and transportation and must be protected and treated diff erently than other tax revenue. (Please note what a “Yes” and “No” vote mean. The amendment was on striking the section that exempts tax revenue generated from the recently voter-approved Millionaire Tax from counting toward the allowable state tax revenue limitations. A “Yes” vote is for the amendment that favors tax revenue generated from the recently voter-approved Millionaire Tax counting toward the allowable state tax revenue limitations. A “No” vote is against the amendment and supports exempting the revenue from the allowable state tax revenue limitations.) Sen. Lydia Edwards No SEND 90 PERCENT OF CAPITAL GAINS TAX REVENUE ABOVE $1 BILLION TO THE RAINY DAY FUND (S 3) Senate 3-36, rejected an amendment that would maintain the current 90/5/5 law under which 90 percent of the capital gains tax collections exceeding $1 billion goes to the Rainy Day Fund, 5 percent to the State Retiree Benefi ts Trust Fund and 5 percent to the State Retiree Benefi ts Trust Fund. The amendment would replace a pending 60/20/20 proposal that would send, in fi scal 2024 only, 60 percent of the $1 billion excess to the Rainy Day Fund while sending 20 percent to the State Retiree Benefi ts Trust Fund and 20 percent to the State Pension Liability Fund. Amendment supporters said it is essential to provide 90 percent to the Rainy Day Fund which helps bail out the state during slow economic times when tax revenues shrink. Amendment opponents said the Rainy Day Fund is fl ush with $7 billion and argued these retiree and pension funds are currently underfunded and need some additional money for just one year. (A “Yes” vote is for maintaining the current 90/5/5 formula. A “No” vote is for the 60/20/20 formula.) Sen. Lydia Edwards No ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL ATTORNEY GENERAL CERTIFIES POSSIBLE BALLOT QUESTIONS ELIGIBLE FOR THE 2024 BALLOT – Attorney General Andrea Campbell has determined that 34 out of the 38 possible 2024 ballot question that propose new laws have met the requirements outlined in the Massachusetts constitution and are authorized to proceed to the next step in the process to get their proposed law on the ballot in November 2024. Petitioners often fi le multiple versions of a question for review in hopes of getting at least one certifi ed by the attorney general’s offi ce. The actual number of subjects addressed is only 25. Proposals include ones to change the rights and benefi ts for on-demand drivers like Uber and Lyft; require voters to show an ID in order to vote; allow cities and towns the right to impose rent control, a practice which voters banned nearly 30 years ago on a 1994 ballot question; BEACON | SEE Page 23

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 Page 23 BEACON | FROM Page 22 permit the auditor’s offi ce to audit the Legislature; remove the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exam as a high school graduation requirement and instead require students to complete coursework certifi ed by the student’s district as demonstrating mastery of the competencies contained in the state academic standards in mathematics, science and technology and English; and exempt from the state’s 24-cents-per-gallon gas tax any sale of gas for drivers at any time when the retail price for regular gas in Massachusetts is $3 or more per gallon; Othere certified proposals include ones to provide tax credits and point-of sale rebates on the purchase of electric vehicles, conversion of gas powered vehicles to electric vehicles and purchase and installation of eligible home improvement systems including high efficiency heat pumps, solar power systems and energy storage systems; permit eligible citizens to register to vote at a polling place on Election Day in person, at a local registrar’s offi ce before noon on the Friday before the election or by mail postmarked on or before the Friday before the election; increase over fi ve years the minimum wage for tipped workers to the same as the general minimum wage; legalize some psychedelic substances including psilocybin and psilocyn found in mushrooms; replace “Columbus Day” as a state holiday by establishing in its place a new holiday -- Indigenous Peoples Day; require that public school students in grades K-12 receive instruction in public health and epidemiology including the causes and origins of diseases and strategies aimed at preventing the spread of diseases, including vaccination and hygiene practices. The new educational standards would replace the current requirement that K-12 students receive instruction on the issues of nutrition and exercise. The next step is for supporters to gather 74,574 signatures and file them with local offi cials by Nov. 22 and then with the secretary of state’s offi ce by Dec. 6. The proposal would then be sent to the Legislature and if not approved by the Legislature by May 1, 2024, proponents must gather another 12,429 signatures and fi le them with local offi cials by June 19, 2024, and then the secretary of state’s offi ce by July 3, 2024, in order for the question to appear on the November 2024 ballot. Proposed laws that were not certifi ed include creating a new voting system under which candidates on the ballot are ranked by voters in order of their preference. If no candidate receives a majority of fi rstchoice votes, the candidate that received the least number of fi rstchoice votes is eliminated. The second choice of the voters who supported the eliminated candidate now becomes their fi rst choice and is added to the totals of the remaining candidates. The same process is repeated, if necessary, until a candidate is the fi rst choice of a majority of voters. Other petitions that were not certifi ed include limiting to $5,000 the amount of money that can be donated to a Super PAC; requiring Internet service providers, manufacturers of mobile phones and other wireless devices, carriers, personal wireless services, and wireless facilities to limit the emission of non-ionizing radiation that cannot directly remove electrons from atoms or molecules, to as low or safe as reasonably achievable; directing the Legislature to adopt California’s pending Age Appropriate Design Code bill, consider improvements to privacy laws and minimize on-line data collection in public primary and secondary schools and public colleges. See the complete list of proposed ballot questions and their fate at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/ballot-initiatives-fi led-for-the2024-biennial-statewide-electionproposed-laws-and-2026-biennialstatewide-election-proposed-constitutional-amendments LOGO CONTEST – The Executive Offi ce of Veterans Services has announced a contest for residents to design a new logo for that office which in March was elevated to be part of the governor’s cabinet rather than just a state agency. The announcement notes that over the past six months, the offi ce has undergone a signifi cant transformation in the departments and programs under its umbrella, including overseeing the state’s veteran’s homes in Holyoke and Chelsea. “We are at a pivotal juncture where our logo needs to mirror the diversity of today’s veterans, whose service spans eras from World War II to Afghanistan,” said Jon Santiago, the former Boston state representative who is now the secretary of Veterans Aff airs. “The new … logo should embody transparency, accountability and our mission to honorably serve those who served us.” The current logo features a minuteman, symbolizing the Massachusetts militia dating back to the mid18th century. The contest invites participation from residents ages 18 and older. All designers are encouraged to channel their creativity into a logo that encapsulates the camaraderie, resilience and sacrifi ces of veterans, both past and present. The deadline to submit designs is October 4, 2023. “We are eager to witness the outpouring of talent and dedication as Massachusetts residents contribute to shaping a symbol that embodies the true essence of our veterans and their families,” said Santiago. For details on how to enter, go to: https://www.mass.gov/eovs-logo-contest JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARING – The Judiciary Committee held a hearing on several bills. This hearing was the one that began on July 18 was disrupted by an electrical fi re and was rescheduled for last week. Bills before the committee include: BODY PIERCING AND TATTOOS (H 1386) – Would impose a $500 fi ne on anyone who sells or gives a body piercing or tattooing kit to an unlicensed practitioner or a minor. “Studies show that home piercing or tattooing leads to an increased risk of communicable diseases such as hepatitis, HIV and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infection,” said sponsor Rep. Bruce Ayers (D-Quincy). “This legislation would install further protections to ensure that only licensed trained professionals are providing these services. With a rise in popularity of home piercing and home tattooing kits, we need to ensure our laws are current with the trend.” EXPUNGE HARASSMENT PREVENTION ORDERS (H 1620) – Would require harassment prevention orders to be expunged from a defendant’s record if and when the order is vacated on a motion made by the plaintiff . “I sponsored this bill because under the current law the process of having a defendant’s record expunged when the harassment prevention order is vacated is nearly impossible and can have negative consequences for those undergoing background checks when applying for various jobs,” said sponsor Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick). MINORS AND PROTECTIVE ORDERS (H 1605) – Would allow minors, ages 13 to 17 years old, to appear in court, without a parent, guardian or attorney when fi ling for a protective order. Under current law, these minors are required to be accompanied by one of the above. Supporters say that these requirements impede the child’s ability to obtain immediate relief from abuse, dating violence and traffi cking. They note the bill will provide increased access to the court and open a pathway to resources, including the Department of Children and Families and other advocate services, that can help keep a child safe. “I have filed this legislation for many years. It was originally meant to go hand in hand with my legislation to ban child marriage, which passed in 2022,” said sponsor Rep. Kay Khan (D-Newton). “According to the Department of Children and Families, Massachusetts has one of the highest rates of child abuse and neglect in the country. This problem has grave consequences both immediately and for years to come, as research has found long lasting physical and mental health issues as a result of abuse during childhood. I’m very glad the Legislature acted to ban child marriage during the last session, and now I think it’s time to allow minors to fi le protective orders as well.” DONATE FOOD (H 1594, S 920 and S 1016) – These three bills would provide civil liability protections to individuals, restaurants and organizations that make direct food donations to persons in need. The donor would also receive a tax credit of up to $5,000. Supporters say that food insecurity levels across the commonwealth remain high and note that approximately 900,000 tons of food still end up in Bay State landfi lls every year. “Currently, donations must be routed through nonprofits to receive liability protections, an onerous requirement that causes a large quantity of perishable food to go to waste,” said co-sponsor Sen. Ed Kennedy (D-Lowell). “For example, employees closing a pizza restaurant might refrain from giving a surplus pie to a homeless individual due to fear of liability. This legislation extends liability protections to cover direct donations of food to persons in need, ensuring that far more people can receive donations of unspoiled, perishable food. “Research shows that anywhere from 30 percent to 40 percent of the food supply is wasted in the United States at every stage of food production and distribution,” said co-sponsors Sen. Jo Comerford (D-Northampton) and Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury). “Farmers, for example, often have crop yields which exceed the amount grocery stores or farmer’s markets will purchase, leaving fresh food to be thrown out or tilled under rather than sold and eaten. “At the same time,” the pair continued, “the number of food insecure families continues to grow. A 2022 study done by the Greater Boston Food Bank found that 32 percent of Massachusetts residents lack food security. Reducing barriers to donation at the intersection of food waste and food insecurity directly targets both problems, allowing food to go to those who need it. Farmers have expressed that they would like to donate extra food and would do so if their labor and storage costs are reduced, and many local food panties, squeezed for resources, welcome the opportunity to fi ll their shelves and better serve their consumers. QUOTABLE QUOTES “The Wall Street Journal’s metrics – student outcomes, learning environments and diversity – directly measure student success during and after they earn their degree. A college degree is an investment in your future and for UMass Lowell students and alumni, the Wall Street Journal rankings are one more proof point of what they experience every day. ---UMass Lowell Provost Joe Hartman on the announcement that the university was named the number one public school in Massachusetts in the 2024 Wall Street Journal Best Colleges in the United States ranking. “Abortion costs are already well above the average out-of-pocket medical expenditures and in the post-Dobbs context, interstate travel costs are even higher. In states like Massachusetts, we know the state government as well as advocates and healthcare providers are very invested in ensuring abortion access. We hope the data from this study serves as an example of how states across the country that share this commitment can monitor the trends in and needs of interstate travelers.” --- Elizabeth Janiak, director of social science research at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts on a study that says that more patients are traveling to Massachusetts from other states for abortion care and that use of non-profi t abortion funding in Massachusetts has increased following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision that xxxxxxx. “The state has legislation that protects our beloved pets in extreme heat. It’s time to have the same protective measures in place for our students in classrooms … The heat conditions in our public schools throughout Massachusetts, which have led to school closures and early dismissals, are unacceptable. --- Massachusetts Teachers Association Vice President Deb McCarthy. “The climate crisis is here and farmers are bearing the brunt of extreme weather. With the heavy losses that our farmers have recently suffered, it is critical for us to support their recovery eff orts. These funds will help ensure our farms have the resources to salvage a diffi cult year and come back stronger than before” ---Gov. Maura Healey announcing $15 million in funding from the Natural Disaster Recovery Program for Agriculture to Massachusetts farms that were adversely aff ected by one or more of the extreme weather events in 2023. 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 dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of September 4-8, the House met for a total of one hour and nine minutes while the Senate met for a total of 53 minutes. Mon. Sept. 4 No House session No Senate session Tues. Sept. 5 House 11:01 a.m. to 11:07 a.m. Senate 11:11 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Wed. Sept. 6 No House session No Senate session Thurs. Sept. 7 House 11:03 a.m. to 12:06 p.m. Senate 11:20 a.m. to 12:09 p.m. Fri. Sept. 8 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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