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Several other councillors said that while they believe there is a problem with the tiny bottles of booze littering the city, an outright ban might not be the way to go. “I’ve received numerous phone calls from my constituents in the Shirley Ave. area complaining about the number of empty nip bottles on the streets, in the Elks parking lot,” said Novoselsky. “I had one business owner actually call me and go, ‘Ira, I had 35 empty nip bottles in front of my business over the weekend.’ The only way I can see to stop nips from being thrown all over the place is to ban them in the city of Revere.” Novoselsky noted that there are other communities that have banned the sale of nips to protect the cleanliness of the neighborhoods. “If you don’t do this, something has to be done to stop this disgrace,” he said. Councillor-at-Large George Rotondo agreed that something should be done; noting that he picks up between 10 and 15 nips off the ground every day, but said it might make more sense to put a 10 cent deposit on the bottles. Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna and Councillor-atLarge Jessica Ann Giannino both pointed to a possible reworking of the Bottle Bill in the state legislature that could inRevere resident takes part in Commonwealth Classic ballroom dance competition clude a deposit on the nip bottles. “There’s a lot of solutions; I would just hate to put the little guy out,” said McKenna, one of several councillors who noted that a ban on nips would hurt local businesses that sell alcohol. “I know Chelsea did it a couple of years ago, and all those businesses that they took the nips away from, they folded during COVID.” Giannino noted that a ban IRA NOVOSELSKY Ward 2 Councillor could also be construed as putting restrictions on businesses that already have a liquor license. “I think there are other avenues we can go other than banning these nips and hurting our businesses in our community,” said Councillor-at-Large Gerry Visconti. Ward 3 Councillor-Elect Anthony Cogliandro said he couldn’t support the ban. “We really need to get away from one-off bans – that’s not the solution – because we don’t have a nip problem, we have a littering problem,” he said. “If we were banning things that caused a lot of litter, we would have to ban Dunkin’ Donuts from serving coff ee because I pick those cups up every day in front of my school.” Novoselsky thanked his fellow councillors for their input and said there would be further discussion of the issue at a future Ways and Means Subcommittee meeting. “This was done in frustration and also frustration by my folks down off of Shirley Avenue,” he said. “I’m glad I opened up something that we can have a conversation on, and I hope we can fi nd a solution and, hopefully, correct an ill that’s going on.” MPR ENGINEERING CO. 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Page 4 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 City Council presented with redrawn district map By Adam Swift T he city’s redistricting plans are now in the hands of the City Council. In the next several weeks, the council will be discussing the redistricting plans, which see the most dramatic shift in the shrinking of Ward 2, in subcommittee. There will also be two public hearings on the proposed new map before the council takes a fi nal vote. The redistricting process takes place every 10 years when communities get the latest U.S. census data. The districts are redrawn to keep the population in each fairly even across the board. “The redistricting process started in April, and we are fi - nally in the homestretch,” Reuben Kantor, the city’s Chief Innovation Offi cer, told the Human Rights Commission last week. Kantor noted that the new boundaries that will be presented to the City Council were somewhat constrained by the boundaries recently set by the state legislature setting new boundaries for the state representative districts. “For the most part, I don’t think you’ll see a lot of big changes,” said Kantor. “The biggest shift is really in Ward 2, because Ward 2    Attorneys at Law                   14 Norwood St., Everett, MA 02149 Phone: (617) 387-4900 Fax: (617) 381-1755  John Mackey, Esq. * Katherine M. Brown, Esq. Patricia Ridge, Esq. outgrew the legal boundaries it could maintain. By law, all wards have to maintain a pretty consistent size between them; all the precincts have to be within fi ve percent of the average of each other.” Revere had the largest population growth of any city in Massachusetts, according to the 2020 census, with all wards gaining population. However, Kantor said Ward 6 is the ward which grew the slowest, and hence is the ward which is slightly larger on the redistricting map. Both interactive and static maps showing the proposed redistricting are available online at revere.org/redrawingrevere. “I think we incorporated a lot of feedback we got,” said Kantor. “We had nearly 150 people participate in our online poll and comments, which was really valuable.” Given the demographic changes in Revere over the past decade, Kantor said, city offi cials believe the demographics within each ward are in line with the changes. “Following public hearings, and, we hope, Council approval, the city would submit the approved map to the Local Election Districts Review Commission (LEDRC) for fi nal approval,” stated Mayor Brian Arrigo in a letter to the City Council. “The new boundaries would not become valid until the regularly scheduled 2022 State Primary and General Election. The State Senate Special Election will not be impacted.” Earlier in the process, newly elected Ward 3 City Councillor Anthony Cogliandro expressed some concern that his side of Newman Street could end up shifted to Ward 6. The odd side of Newman Street is in Ward 3 and the even side in Ward 6. Under the map being presented to the City Council, Cogliandro will remain in Ward 3. ~ GUEST COMMENTARY ~ Specious Theories Concocted to Justify Inflation By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson F rom an economic point of view, some of the ideas being proposed by current policymakers in Washington, particularly the president’s Council of Economic Advisers and top officials at the Federal Reserve, cause this economist to scratch his head in wonderment. Take the Fed, for example. The central bank hatches policies wielding major economic impact, and yet the explanations and rationale for its policies can seem bizarre, self-serving, or just plain glib. With infl ation having become an issue this year, the powers that be are devising some bogus “economic theories” that portray today’s higher infl ation as a supposedly good thing. The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Ip recently reported on some of these “theories.” For example: “Economic theory says modestly higher, stable infl ation should mean fewer and less severe recessions.” Oh, really? In the fi rst place, the Fed hasn’t hit its infl ation target for many years, so it doesn’t have any demonstrated ability to guarantee “stable infl ation” at any level. Second, both high and low infl ation periods have been followed by recessions. Thus, to suggest that there is a magical inflation fi gure that is a recession tonic is specious. In fact, infl ation destabilizes the economy by increasing the uncertainties about the prices that both consumers and producers face. Inflation-induced price dislocations complicate economic decision-making, discombobulate production and employment, and so are one of the causes of infl ation. Mr. Ip also reported that “if infl ation ends up closer to 3% than 2% next year, raising the [Fed’s infl ation] target would relieve the Fed of jacking up interest rates to get infl ation down, destroying jobs in the process.” In this fairy-tale view, the experts are saying to simply let infl ation rise–that is, let the purchasing power of our currency erode at a faster pace–and we will avoid economic pain. Question: If avoiding painful economic adjustments, such as shifts in employment, were simply a matter of boosting prices, why didn’t earlier generations of central bankers adopt permanently expansive monetary policies to create constant infl ation and uninterrupted economic bliss for the people? This is the silly superstition (popular today under the rubric of Modern Monetary Theory) that the way to raise standards of living is to print more money. Again, if wealth creation were that simple, the process would have been mastered centuries ago and nobody would be poor. Instead, money printing can lead to hyperinfl ation–the destruction of money–which it already has in over 50 countries, always resulting in extreme societal impoverishment and disruption. Ip further writes, “In bad times though, infl ation allows an employer to cut labor expenses by freezing pay so infl ation gradually reduces real wages. That isn’t possible with zero infl ation: The employer would have to cut jobs or pay.” Sorry, but workers have seen through that illusion for many decades with numerous union contracts including COLAs – cost of living adjustments – that protect workers against infl ation’s not-so-stealthy real pay cuts. Also, American economic history includes periods when wages fell, but standards of living rose. To say that pay cuts are “impossible” is to ignore history. Ip cites two former “senior staff ers at the Fed” who assert that if the Fed were to engineer infl ation of 3% instead of 2%, then “unemployment would be 0.75 percentage points lower than otherwise.” This is another iteration of the discredited Phillips curve theory which states that when infl ation rises, unemployment falls. Remember the 1970s? Both infl ation and unemployment rose at the same time then in a grim scenario known as “stagfl ation.” Monetary authorities may be able to print money, but they can’t print jobs. In delicious understatement, Ip writes, “It is unclear if 3% infl ation meets the Federal Reserve Act’s mandate for stable prices.” Of course it’s clear. By defi nition, prices aren’t stable whether they are rising at 3% or 2% per year. Ip also reports that several of President Biden’s economic advisers expect infl ation to be 3% a year from now, so the Fed should raise its infl ation target to 3% rather than try to lower infl ation. What would that actually accomplish? By moving the goal posts of the Fed’s target to fi t the actual economic reality of 3% infl ation, I suppose the Fed would proclaim, “See how successful we’ve been?” But other than massaging the Fed’s reputation, Americans would take it INFLATION | SEE Page 5

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Page 5 City Council considering Styrofoam food packaging ban By Adam Swift M ore than two years ago, the city banned single-use plastic bags. Now, the City Council has its eyes set on a ban of nonrecyclable Styrofoam food we banned the plastic bags, and it’s made a world of diff erence in our community with litter,” said McKenna. She said that the Styrofoam containers are a bigger health and environmental hazard than plastic bags. Ward 4 Councillor Patrick JESSICA ANN GIANNINO Councillor-at-Large JOANNE MCKENNA Ward 1 Councillor packaging. Last Monday night, the council held a public hearing on an ordinance for sustainable food ware and packaging that was introduced by Councillor-at-Large Jessica Ann Giannino and Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna. Under the ordinance, which next goes before the council’s Ways and Means Subcommittee, restaurants and stores would be required to use biodegradable, compostable, reusable or recyclable food containers for prepared foods. “This is sentimental to me, because polystyrene bans are the reason I got into politics to begin with,” said Giannino. “When I was at Salem State in 2010, one of the fi rst things we did was ban these, and that was a decade ago.” Polystyrene is a plastic that’s INFLATION | FROM Page 4 on the chin. At 3% infl ation, the dollar would lose half its value in only 23 years, instead of the 34 years that it would take at 2% infl ation. Also, savers, who currently are earning about 0.1% in their bank accounts, would continue to have their wealth bled away by real interest rates being even more negative than they have been for the past decade-plus. Pardon the cynicism, but perhaps we need to consider the possibility that the elites in the Washington establishment are more interested in burnishing their own reputations than in pursuing sound economic policies. —Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson is a retired adjunct faculty member, economist, and fellow for economic and social policy with the Institute for Faith and Freedom at Grove City College. made from petrochemicals, and many of those chemicals are health hazards and have neurotoxins and carcinogens that can leach into foods, said Giannino. She said the materials are also often mistaken as food by animals, and they can be hazardous when they are burned. “These plastics are sent to our incinerator around the corner and come into our atmosphere, so we’re inhaling the residual aftermath of these items,” said Giannino. “They are also not recyclable; Massachusetts does not include polystyrenes in their curbside recycling programs.” As of October, 65 communities in the state have enacted a polystyrene ban. “I know change is hard, but it’s been two-and-a-half years since Keefe said he supports the ordinance, but he added that the hospitality industry is facing supply chain issues when it comes to packaging. He suggested the city may want to enact the ordinance toward the end of 2022 rather than on July 1 as stated in the ordinance. “Right now, for some restaurants, it’s feast or famine; they are just going to get any takeout packaging they can fi nd,” said Keefe. “You can’t fi nd pizza boxes in some places right now; it’s really that dire with the supply chain.” Dimple Rana, the city’s director of Healthy Community Initiatives, said she supports the ordinance, but asked the council to consider the impact to local businesses. She said the city could provide some kind of incentives to local businesses and restaurants to help cover the costs of any new materials they may need to buy. The new ordinance will not include plastic straws. Commission on Disabilities Chair Ralph DeCicco said many people with disabilities, especially older people and autistic children, rely on the plastic straws. Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/ Advocate.news.ma 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 AUTOTECH DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! Cold Hard Cash for Your Vehicle! RIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT $$ CASH FOR YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV! $$ Get your vehicle Winter Ready! We offer a Winter Inspection Service that includes: • Oil Filter Change • Anti-Freeze Check • Complete Safety Check Only $39.95 All Wheel Drive, Most Power Options, Runs Great, Only 95K Miles, Warranty! TRADES WELCOME! $11,900 Financing Available! 1236 EasternAve • Malden EddiesAutotech.com (Most vehicles) 2012 KIA SPORTAGE 2010 NISSAN MAXIMA Loaded, Leather Interior, Just Serviced, Warranty, Runs Beautiful, Only 160K Miles! TRADES WELCOME! (781) 321-8841 • (617) 571-9869 Easy For Your Vehicle! $7,995 We Pay Cash

Page 6 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 School Committee Members endorse D’Ambrosio for State Senate Special to Th e Advocate R evere School Committee Members Michael Ferrante and Susan Gravellese, Northeast Metro Tech School Committee Member Anthony Caggiano, Revere School Committee Member-Elect John Kingston and former Revere School Committee Member Peter Martino all proudly endorse Anthony D’Ambrosio for State Senate. Michael Ferrante, Revere School Committee Member: Anthony D’Ambrosio understands that the quality of a child’s education shouldn’t depend on their zip code. He is a leader that each of our children can look up to. His work ethic, compassion and commitment to education is unmatched in this race for State Senate and I strongly encourage voters to choose Anthony on December 14. Susan Gravellese, Revere School Committee Member: Anthony is a passionate, progressive voice on the School Committee. From leading the charge to start the fi rst ever Revere Equity Advisory Board and advocating for additional mental health resources, Anthony is the clear choice to be our next State Senator. Anthony Caggiano, Northeast Metro Tech School ComCandidate Anthony D’Ambrosio and Anthony Caggiano, Northeast Metro Tech School Committee Candidate Anthony D’Ambrosio and Peter Martino, former Revere School Committee Member www.eight10barandgrille.com We Have Reopened for Dine-In and Outside Seating every day beginning at 4 PM Candidate Anthony D’Ambrosio and John Kingston, Revere School Committee Member-Elect WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810 STAY SAFE! mittee Member: Our next State Senator needs to have a passion for education and the understanding that apprenticeships and vocational trades are an integral piece to building our economy. Anthony gets that and I strongly urge those living in the 1st Suff olk and Middlesex District to support his campaign. Candidate Anthony D’Ambrosio and Susan J. Gravellese, Revere School Committee Member John Kingston, Revere School Committee MemberElect: Anthony D’Ambrosio strives for excellence in everything he does. He has shown it time and again on the Revere School Committee. His education, dedication and vision are exactly what we need in the State Senate. Peter Martino, former Revere School Committee Member: I have known Anthony his entire life. The 1st Suffolk and Middlesex District will be well served by his experience, knowledge and passion to help others. I proudly support his campaign and urge you to as well. Monogram D4 Double siding Cedar impression half rounds Harvey Vinyl 63 Replacement Windows Custom Aluminum Trim work Windows & Doors Top quality Vinyl Siding! •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Roofing •Free Estimates •Replacement Windows •Fully Licensed •Fully Insured

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Page 7 Massachusetts National Guard Concludes School Transportation Mission MISSION PROVIDED NEARLY 15,000 STUDENT DROP-OFFS AND PICK-UPS BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration announced this week that the Massachusetts National Guard has successfully completed its school transportation mission. From September 14 - November 5, 2021, nearly200 Guard members drove thousands of routes and travelled over 300,000 miles, ensuring nearly 15,000 safe pick-ups and drop-off s for students throughout the Commonwealth. In response to requests for assistance by local government offi cials, Governor Charlie Baker activated the Massachusetts National Guard to support school districts amid an unprecedented, national shortage of bus drivers. Governor Baker’s order made available 250 Guard personnel for transportation assistance. With the local school districts who had requested assistance now able to meet transportation needs through civilian drivers, the Guard is now able to conclude its mission. “The Commonwealth is grateful to the men and women of the Massachusetts National Guard for answering the call and supporting the safe transportation of students in communities across Massachusetts,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “By working collaboratively with local districts who requested assistance, the Guard was able to provide critical school transportation support at a time when schools, students and families needed it most.” “Time and again throughout its history, the Massachusetts National Guard has stepped up to serve the communities of our Commonwealth, and that has never been more true than during the last year and a half,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “We appreciate the professionalism and dedication of the members of the Guard who supported this mission, and thank them for their service.” In total, the Guard provided school transportation support in 13 districts, including Brockton, Chelsea, Framingham, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Quincy, Revere, Wachusett (regional), Woburn, and Worcester. Final Mission Metrics:                                                              • 236 Soldiers participated in the mission • 14,626 student pick-ups and drop-off s • 329,224 miles driven • 3,002 total routes • 13 total municipalities supported To successfully perform this mission, more than 190 members of the Guard completed the driver’s certification process to operate transport vans known as 7D vehicles. In accordance with school transportation worker requirements, the orientation process included vehicle training, background screening, as well as a thorough review of all health and safety measures. Beyond those certifi ed as drivers, approximately 40 members of the Guard provided operational support for the mission. The Massachusetts National Guard trains regularly with law enforcement, civilian, and other military agencies to provide a broad spectrum of services in support of security, logistics, disaster relief, and other missions. The Guard has a proven track record of success supporting civilian authorities. Their frequent side-by-side training with state and local fi rst responders makes them well-suited for a variety of missions.

Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Film premiere program highlights local food, immigrant-owned businesses and BIPOC community leaders By Tara Vocino L ast Friday night at St. Anthony’s Church bingo hall, approximately 50 people attended Revere on the Move and Revere TV’s “Community Stories” event highlighting local food businesses and watched short fi lms that highlight Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community leaders. La Oaxaqueña Convenience Store cashier Javier Marquez and owner Felipa Celaya displayed tamales, tacos, arroz con leche (rice pudding) and candies. The store has locations in Everett and Revere. Las Delicias Colombianas owner Maria Arango spoke about her Shirley Avenue establishment. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Guests Rhiannon Alter and Daniel Garbett display food samples at the tasting. BIPOC community leader Chaimaa Hossaini introduced an intermission. CasaBlanca House of Pastry was one of the local businesses featured in the short fi lm premiere.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Page 9 BIPOC community leader Juan Pablo Jaramillo said that according to a recent census Revere is the fastest growing city in the Commonwealth. Kourou Pich shared her story as a Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) community leader. In a short fi lm, BIPOC community leader Soumaya Laroussi discussed the death of George Floyd. Guests placed stickers, in a poll, if they knew of any immigrantowned businesses before last Friday’s event. Revere Reprecincting Committee presents updated map to City Council Over 150 residents completed survey on proposed maps; public hearings scheduled for Nov. 15 & Nov. 18 A ccording to the 2020 census, Revere is one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Signifi cantly, Revere has shifted from a city with a population that was 62% Non-Hispanic White in 2010 to 45 percent Non-Hispanic White in 2020. After about 150 people submitted comments and public testimony on www.revere.org/ redrawingrevere, a new ward/ precinct map was created and submitted to the Revere City Council. The Revere Reprecincting Committee has worked signifi cantly over the last few months comparing numerous BENEFITS | FROM Page 1 that the eff ect of the added service on the present value of future benefi ts would be $1.7 million, according to Viscay. “The eff ect of the additional service was projected by performing an actuarial valuation of the aff ected members with the amount of credited service they had as of 12/31/2020 and another valuation where the ward maps, delving into data sets, logging public comments from the redrawing survey and hosting information forums. The new map was presented by Committee Member Reuben Kantor at the November 8 City Council Meeting. Residents are encouraged to attend public hearings on November 15 at 4:00 p.m. and November 18 at 6:00 p.m. in person at Revere City Hall’s City Council Chambers (281 Broadway). All hearings will be available to watch on RevereTV. By law, the City of Revere is required to ensure every ward and every precinct on the map additional years of service were applied,” stated Lawrence Stone of Stone Consulting in a letter to the Retirement Board. The special legislation was approved by the council’s Ways and Means Subcommittee prior to a unanimous vote by the full council on Monday evening. Ward 6 Councillor Richard Serino, speaking at the subcommittee meeting, asked O’Hara to clarify that the $1.7 million fi gure is money that was preis sized within fi ve percent of the average size. In addition, the City may not dilute racial or ethnic groups’ voting strength, nor may it make race the predominant factor in reprecincting. The Reprecincting Committee took all of these factors and legal requirements into consideration in developing the map. The revised map refl ects several changes – many of these modifi cations will be explained in detail at the public hearings. Residents can view, make comments on and download a PDF version of the revised map on www.revere.org/redrawingrevere. viously appropriated for the retirement benefi ts. “This isn’t extra money that is being appropriated,” O’Hara said. “This is money that is sitting there waiting for the fi refi ghters.” Several dozen firefighters were on hand to witness the vote and support O’Hara, rising to applaud the council as the fi - nal vote was cast. Several of the fi refi ghters thanked the councillors individually during a short recess after the vote. 425r Broadway Saugus, MA 01906 781-231-1111 Located adjacent to Kohls Plaza Rt. 1 South in Saugus at the intersection of Walnut St. 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. $8.50 Private Parties 7:30-11 p.m. Adult Night 18+ Only Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Private Parties Private Parties 4-11 p.m. $8.50 Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. 12-11 p.m. $8.50 Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Sorry No Checks Inline Skate Rentals $3.00 additional Roller skate rentals included in all prices BIRTHDAY & PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE www.roller-world.com School Vacation Weeks 12-8 p.m. $10.00 Sunday Monday Tuesday

Page 10 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Phillies, Patriettes, Reds, Rays and Bears awarded trophies at Little League banquet By Tara Vocino T he Revere Youth Softball & Baseball Little League held their end-of-season banquet on Saturday at Griswold Field. They congratulated championship teams – the Phillies, Patriettes, Reds, Rays and Bears – with trophies. T-Ball players were given medals for their sportsmanship. T-Ball, the Bears: In front, pictured from left to right: Sabrina Addonizio, Santino Brangiforte, Zachary Babo, Christian Adams and Christopher Lucia; in back, pictured from left to right: Head Coach Dana Brangiforte, Anthony Addonizio and Zachary Babo. Pictured from left to right are McKenzie O’Connell, Kali O’Neil, Head Coach Corrie O’Neil and Emily DeSisto. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) The 12-year-old girls played against the 12-year-old boys during Saturday’s end-of-season banquet. (Courtesy photo, Corrie O’Neil)

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Page 11 Members of the Bruins T-Ball team Senior Softball Champions, the Senior Bears: Pictured from left to right are Celia Rocino, Josephine Piccardi and Victoria Cutler during Saturday’s banquet at Griswold Field. Major League Fall Ball Champions, the Rays, led by Head Coach Joseph Ewing and Asst. Coach Marc Maisano: players George Berry, Anthony Berry, Joseph Ewing, Jacob Gisetto, Mason Hiduchick, Cameron Iorio, Anthony Maisano, Steven Rocino and Curtis Sullivan. (Courtesy photo, Little League Vice President Jason Smith) Major Little League Champions, the Phillies, led by Asst. Coach Randy Raduazzo with players, pictured from left to right: Ryan Raduazzo, Justin Londono-Marin, Jayden Brister and James O’Neil; not present: players Nico Alves, Ryan Bowdridge, Matthew Leone, Cameron Nguyen, Thomas Waldron and Nicholas Young and Head Coach John Leone. Minor League Little League Champions, the Reds, led by Asst. Coach Anthony Addonizio and Head Coach Annamaria Addonizio-Spiriti: Back row, pictured from left to right: Michael Coff ey, Anthony Addonizio, Marco Spiriti, Matthew DeSisto, Rocco Spiriti and Ryan DeSisto; front row, pictured from left to right: Joseph Biasella, Teresa Beuoy and Michael Biasella. Not present: Ryker Flahive. Major League Softball Champions, the Patriettes, led by Head Coach Corrie O’Neil with players Kaylee Sjursen, Chloe O’Neil, Gianna Chiodi, Jenna Yelmokas, Melania Bartalini, Zizi Kalliavas, Valentina Ramos, Ava Teebagy, Gabriella Polidoro. Not present: Asst. Coach Colleen Fortin, Kayla Abdullahi and Caleigh Joyce.

Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE NOTEBOOK: Two former GBL QBs – Revere’s Boudreau & Everett’s Doherty – on Curry Football roster Despite rough record, MHS football brimming with optimism; what’s up with players with Everett ties helping end Tide’s playoff hopes... again? By Jake Taggert W ho knew two of the most decorated Greater Boston League (GBL) quarterbacks from the 2018-2019 seasons would end up on the same college football roster? That is the deal, however, this fall for Curry College Colonels Football, which features two former GBL standouts on its squad this year. Three-time Revere High AllStar QB Calvin Boudreau wears #10 for Curry Football. While the 6-1, 175 lb. Boudreau has not seen any action over the course of Curry’s 3-5 season thus far, he has certainly learned a ton of new football knowledge soaking it in as a freshman in that collegiate locker room. Boudreau might be the most versatile student-athlete Revere High has produced in the past decade. A three-sport starter, captain and league All-Star this past 2020 (into 2021) season, Boudreau shined for Patriot football, basketball and baseball, a true “throwback” threesport athlete. One of Boudreau’s teammates this season is fellow freshman Duke Doherty, who formerly played quarterback for Everett High (two seasons: 2018, 2019) and his hometown Winthrop High Vikings (two seasons: 2017, Fall 2, 2020). Doherty played for Winthrop as a freshman then transferred to Everett for two seasons in 20182019. Following the 2018-19 school year, Doherty cut ties with Everett and returned to the Winthrop program this past fall. A lifelong resident, Doherty graduated from Winthrop High this past May. The 5-10, 200 lb. Doherty is not playing QB for the Curry Colonels, but he is listed as a running back. He has also not seen any game action this summer. While at Everett High for the 2019 season, Doherty announced over social media that he had verbally committed to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., but that destination did not pan out. Three other former Everett High players are also on the Curry roster: junior Gabe DeSouza, who is a junior wide receiver and a North Andover resident; junior running back Chris Jenkins, a 5-9, 190 lb. Hyde Park resident; and freshman 6-0, 180 lb. defensive back Tyler David, an Everett resident. Both Boudreau and Doherty were Northeastern Conference (NEC) All-Star quarterbacks in 2019. Curry closes out the season tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 when University of New England (UNE) travels to Easton, Mass., in the season fi nale for both teams. **** Future promising for young MHS football Tornados; subvarsity team is sitting at 7-2 Malden High fi rst-year head coach Witche Exilhomme has not missed a play by his football players this season – all of his players and all of his teams, by the way. Coach Exilhomme, himself a 2012 MHS alumnus who starred as a former Golden Tornado (2008-2011), obviously has not missed any of his varsity team’s action. But through some creative practice/fi lm session scheduling, he has been Curry College freshman QB Calvin Boudreau has some good years ahead of him for the Colonels. (Courtesy/Curry College Athletics) Methuen QB Drew Eason’s parents, Paul and Tammi, are both Everett High graduates. (Courtesy Photo) on the sidelines as well for all of his Malden team’s Junior Varsity games. And he really likes what he Malden High fi rst-year Head Coach Witche Exilhomme talks to his JV football team after their most recent win (7-2) at Macdonald Stadium. (Advocate Photo) sees. Why not? Following a JV win over next-door Everett High on October 29, the “Junior Tornados” improved to 6-2 overall (5-1 GBL). This win came just 16 hours after the Tide varsity bulldozered its way to a 43-0 victory the night before. According to Malden High sports lore afficionados, this was the fi rst Tornado sub-varsity win – of any kind – in over a dozen years. Good stuff , says Coach Exilhomme. “We knew we had an excellent freshman class coming in this year, and they have been the foundation for this successful JV team,” he told the Advocate. “They play hard, they play smart and they will fi ght for that win. That is how we want all of our players to perform.” Quarterback Aidan Brett has been a standout in most of the games he’s started. He is a three-sport athlete whose third sport coming into high school was soccer – not football – to go along with basketball and baseball. “He [Brett] never played football before, but he’s really taken to the sport and gotten better every week,” Exilhomme said. “That’s all we ask of all our players – work to keep improving.” In the 26-14 win over Everett, Brett hooked up all day with 6'5" sophomore split end Gabriel Vargas, who caught two TD passes of 58 and 35 yards to go along with several other receptions to put him well over 100 yards for the game. Zachary Johnson and Kevin Exilhomme, the head coach’s younger brother, scored the other TDs for Malden in that winning JV game. Coach Exilhomme said he is expecting over 35 players returning next season from this team and “a lot of athletes from other teams in our school interested in football for next year.” He also has been spending time with the Malden Pop Warner program this past fall and reports that a bevy of more young players are future Golden Tornados as well. “We will be pulling it all together in the off season and we will be working very hard to put out a solid team next year,” he said. **** Another player with Everett ties plays key role in Tide playoff exit Friday night Three years ago it was a then little-known Central Catholic sophomore with a strong leg who sent Everett packing from the playoff s. That young placekicker, Nick Mazzie, made himself a part of CC Red Raider lore when he booted a 33-yard, game-winning fi eld goal with 57 seconds left in overtime to beat heavily favored Everett at Everett Stadium, 23-20, in the MIAA Division 1 North Semifi nal. If the Mazzie name sounds familiar, it should. Nick Mazzie’s dad happens to be longtime Everett Police Chief Steve Mazzie, Duke Doherty is a Curry College freshman running back. He played two seasons at Everett High (2018 and 2019) and two seasons for his hometown Winthrop High Vikings (2017, Fall 2, 2020). (Courtesy/Curry College Athletics) who was decidedly “Mixed Emotions Central” that night. Fast forward three years to this past Friday – nearly to the day – Nov. 5 in Methuen. Still another kid with Everett ties helped end Everett football’s playoff run a whole lot earlier than expected. Sophomore Methuen High quarterback Drew Eason has had a fi ne season, not only for a 10th-grader, but for any high school quarterback. But could the 15-year-old kid with the names of two former successful New England Patriots passers (Drew Bledsoe and Tony Eason) hold the fort against Everett, which came into the game with one of the most experienced and talented defensive secondaries in New England? Apparently so. Eason threw for two TDs in leading Methuen to a 25-22 barnburner upset win in the fi rst round of the MIAA Division 1 State Football Championship Tournament. Of course, there has to be an Everett connection. There was, as Drew Eason’s parents, Paul and Tammi, are both Class of 1995 Everett High graduates, growing up rooting for the Crimson Tide, right at the beginning of the Coach John DiBiaso Era (1992-2017). “This means so much to all of us,” QB Drew Eason said after the game, in an online report. “We came in as the underdog on our turf, and came out with the win.” “I heard stories from my parents about Everett, but they told me they bleed Methuen Blue now. It was amazing,” he added.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Page 13 City Council honors Patriettes Softball Team CHAMPIONS: The Revere City Council on Monday presented Certifi cates of Commendation to the Patriettes softball team for winning the 2021 Revere Youth Girls Softball Championship. Pictured honoring the team are Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe, Councillor-at-Large Steve Morabito and City Council President Anthony Zambuto. (Courtesy photo) ~ GUEST COMMENTARY ~ Preparing our Children for the 21st Century Economy T he Covid-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on our state’s students. Mental health issues have spiked, reaching crisis levels in many school districts. Nearly 300 schools in Massachusetts had chronic absenteeism rates of 30% or higher this past school year. And just last week, the state-wide results for the Spring 2021 MCAS revealed just how far behind academically our students have fallen: only 33% of Massachusetts students in grades 3-8 met expectations for mathematics, compared to 49% in 2019. In English language arts, only 46% of students in grades 3-8 met expectations, compared to 52% in 2019. The pandemic challenged even the most prepared among us, and I know fi rst-hand that Massachusetts teachers worked tirelessly—and often thanklessly—to guide our students through uncharted waters. However, the data makes clear that—on a policy level—the state government has lost touch with the needs of our students. It should not have taken a global pandemic to force state offi cials to think about how we should educate students in a 21st century world. Remote learning, equitable access to the Internet and digital learning tools, and the importance of comprehensive STEM education in a technology-oriented economy have been discussed for over a decade. Our state failed to take these developments seriously when it mattered, and our children continue to suff er as a result. We need several state-wide initiatives to best support Massachusetts students after this most disruptive year of their lives and set them up for longterm success. First, funds are needed now to remediate the aftermath of Covid-19 on our state’s students, not in 2 or 3 years as is being currently contemplated. If Massachusetts students are unable to make up the lost progress from the last two school years, they will continue to be behind for the rest of their academic careers. Beacon Hill must immediately deploy funds for more tutoring, digital learning aids, and counselling services for all students, especially students with disabilities and ESL students. Additionally, we need a state-wide study on why mathematics profi ciency—essential to securing the technology jobs of the future—was specifically undermined by the pandemic’s disruptions. Second, we need to dramatically expand internship and apprenticeship programs for the Commonwealth’s high schools and community colleges. Connecting Activities, the largest state-wide apprenticeship program for students, provides opportunities for a mere 3.6% of the nearly 300,000 public high school students in Massachusetts each year. This is unacceptable. All Massachusetts students should have the opportunity to gain real-world job experience for the benefi t of their futures and our state economy. In my job as a technology analyst, I have sat across the table from dozens of technology executives. In making hiring decisions, such executives are not only looking for good programmers, but also for people who have managed real-world projects and worked on teams with people of all ages and experience levels. Internships and apprenticeships are two of the best pathways for students to cultivate these skills, and Massachusetts businesses will benefi t from the creativity and perspective of our state’s students. Third, we need to promote equity in school districts so that no child is left behind or disadvantaged. On the Revere School Committee, I spearheaded the creation of a city-wide Equity Advisory Board that works to address issues of disenfranchisement and representation within our public schools. Equity in schools requires, among other things, equitable access to technological resources and universal, affordable broadband Internet for all students. It is unacceptable that, in this district, there are neighborhoods where more than 25% of residents do not have access to the Internet despite living less than fi ve miles away from some of the top research universities in the world. I want to make Massachusetts the fi rst state in the United States to provide universal, aff ordable, and reliable broadband Internet to all residents. No child should ever have to miss class because he/she/ they cannot access the Internet. We have the rare opportunity rebuild the state’s education system in a way that prepares our children for the challenges and promises of the 21st century economy. Let’s make this moment count. Anthony D’Ambrosio holds earned a BA, Yale; Masters, University of Cambridge and is currently a member of the Revere School Committee and a Candidate for State Senate.

Page 14 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 RevereTV Spotlight R evere on the Move partnered with RevereTV to produce a few new programs that put a spotlight on certain community members in Revere. Revere on the Move held a special screening of all episodes last Friday night. One of these programs is “My Business Story.” In this show, business owners share information about their local business and talk about how they became established in Revere. This program is also recorded in Spanish. The Spanish translated version of “My Business Story” is airing on Tuesday nights at 5 p.m. The English version of “My Business Story” plays on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. There are some other new episodes airing this week on RevereTV. Longtime community member Rocky Raymond made his way back to the studio to book out some editing time. Raymond managed to complete a new episode of “Empire Pro Wrestling.” He has another program called “Legends of Pro Wrestling,” and both programs air back-to-back every Thursday night starting at 8 p.m. and on Saturdays at noon. Two RTV Community Members, Judie VanKooiman and Sal Khan, produce monthly programs. “Life Issues” by VanKooiman has a new episode now airing on Thursdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. In a few weeks, Khan will submit his November episode of “Sal’s Show,” which plays on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 5 p.m. There will be a new cooking show episode coming soon! You can expect to see Jennifer Keefe baking on a new episode of “Cooking with the Keefe’s.” RevereTV’s cooking programs have become very popular, and many viewers expressed positive reviews about the Keefes in the kitchen. The Keefe Family and Kelly Armetta are often in the RTV kitchen studio, but the staff also wants to thank the guest community cooks featured on the original cooking show, which is called “What’s Cooking, Revere?” You can view all cooking content produced by RevereTV on the Community Channel. There was no Revere High School Football Game last Friday, but RevereTV will be at any future games set for the season. In the meantime, replays of this season’s games are playing on television, including the latest game vs. Lynn Classical. All programs and event coverage, such as the football games mentioned in this “RevereTV Spotlight,” air on the Community Channel. You must be a cable subscriber to watch RTV on television. For cable subscribers, the Community Channel is 8 and 1072 on Comcast and 3 and 614 on RCN. Councillor concerned about conservation donation By Adam Swift I f a tree falls in Ward 2, you can rest assured that Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky will hear about it. Last Monday night, the City Council heard from an attorney representing Paul Ferragamo of Nahant, who is looking to donate about a half-acre of land he owns on Revere Beach Parkway to the city as conservation land. Earlier this year, the Conservation Commission recommended the acceptance of the.518 acre lot for conservation purposes. “It is a vacant lot at this point in time,” said Attorney Evan Pilavis. “[Ferragamo] entertained some off ers from the abutters for purchase of it, but he decided it would be better for the environment and the city of Revere for open space and green space.” However, Novoselsky said he couldn’t support the city accepting the parcel in its current state. “It’s along Sales Creek and it’s a total tree forest in there,” said Novoselsky. “We’ve had many trees fall on people’s property from Mr. Ferragamo’s property and damaging fences over the last several storms. I will say that before we accept it that this property be cleaned up and all the dead branches and the debris and everything that is there be taken out; it’s a disgrace right now.” Pilavis said he has not personally seen the property, but he noted that it has already gone through the Conservation Commission process. “I’m not here to be argumentative, but it is an open piece of property that we’d like to donate to the city,” said Pilavis. Novoselsky reiterated that the city should not accept the property until it is in better condition. “I know exactly where it is, and I have a problem with this,” he said. “It’s nice that you want to donate it and get it off your tax rolls and make it someone else’s problem, but before it becomes our problem, I want it straightened out.” The property is currently assessed at just over $107,000, according to Revere’s online assessing database. Councillor-at-Large George Rotondo said he is also familiar with the property and agreed with Novoselsky that there are problems with it. “The only thing I can say, if I may, is that trees fall all the time,” said Pilavis. City Council President Anthony Zambuto forwarded the request to the Ways and Means Subcommittee for further discussion before the council considers a fi nal vote on accepting the property. AG Healey launches education campaign for customers seeking help with rising heating and electricity costs this winter W Public Hearing Notice City of Revere, MA Notice is hereby given that the Revere City Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday evening, November 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Councillor Joseph A. DelGrosso City Council Chamber, Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151 on the following proposed amendment to the Revised Ordinances of the City of Revere: Be it ordained by the City of Revere as follows: AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AN ORDINANCE RELATIVE TO GOVERNMENTAL BODY MEETING TIMES Section 1. Section 2.03.050(E) Government Body Meeting Times of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Revere is hereby deleted in its entirety. A copy of the aforementioned proposed ordinance                    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. Written testimony on this public hearing may be submitted to: amelnik@revere.org or             281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151. November 12, 2021 ith electric and natural gas rates set to rise this winter, Attorney General Maura Healey recently launched a campaign to educate customers about new and expanded programs available to assist them in paying their energy bills. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty and volatility in global fossil fuel prices, customers in New England will see a spike in energy prices this winter. Customers who use gas to heat their homes should expect an increase on their monthly bill, and those who use oil could see an even bigger rise. Some customers also will see an increase in their electric bills. “With heating and electricity prices on the rise this winter, we want customers who are worried about paying their monthly bills to know that help is available,” Healey said. “My offi ce is working to educate customers, already struggling with COVID-19 hardships, on how they can access the fi nancial assistance they need to stay warm this winter. Call your utility company today to take advantage of available programs, discounts, and payment plans that are out there.” As part of the education campaign, divisions across the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Offi ce are working together to provide communities with resources and urge customers to contact their utility company to learn about the range of fi nancial assistance programs available to them. Enroll in a payment plan with your utility Massachusetts utility companies off er several fi nancial assistance programs for customers, including fl exible payment plans – regardless of income – as well as balance forgiveness programs for those eligible. The Attorney General’s Offi ce encourages customers who are having trouble paying their monthly bills to contact their providers as soon as possible to learn about the options available to them and other ways to reduce energy use and lower bills. Customers who enroll in and follow a payment plan with their utility company are protected from having their service shut off for the duration of the plan. Most utility companies are providing payment plans for up to 12 months. Utility costs often fl uctuate depending on the season, the price of energy, and customer usage, and budget billing can help manage these fl uid costs through predictable payments. Look into income-eligible assistance programs The Attorney General’s Offi ce encourages customers who are struggling fi nancially to consult with their utility company to see if they qualify for an income-eligible rate, which provides a discount on the customer’s entire bill. Customers might also qualify for their utility’s Arrearage Management Program (AMP), which provides for an individualized payment plan that, if followed, allows the customer to have forgiven all or a portion of an outstanding unpaid balance. Customers could be eligible for low-income assistance, even if they have not been eligible in the past, as eligibility is based on the last four weeks of gross household income. Additionally, income-eligible customers can benefi t from the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). To qualify for LIHEAP and other income-eligible assistance programs, customers must have a household income that does not exceed 60 percent of the state median income. Applications for LIHEAP for the 20212022 heating season can be submitted now and throughout the winter. For help in determining their eligibility for these programs, and to learn more about how to apply, customers should contact their local CommuniRATES | SEE Page 15

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Page 15 COVID-19 cases hit another plateau Doctors warn that pandemic is still not over How to Track Down an Unclaimed Life Insurance Policy Dear Savvy Senior, When my dad died, we thought he had a life insurance policy, but we have no idea how to track it down. Any suggestions? Searching Son Dear Searching, Lost or forgotten life insurance policies are very common in the U.S. According to a study by Consumer Reports, one out of every 600 people is the benefi ciary of an unclaimed life insurance policy with an average benefi t of $2,000. It could be like fi nding out you have a secret savings account. While unfortunately, there isn’t a national database for tracking down these policies, there are a number of strategies and a few new resources that can help your search. Here are several to get you started. Search his records: Check your dad’s financial records or areas where he kept his important papers for a policy, records of premium payments, or bills from an insurer. Also contact his employer or former employer benefi ts administrator, insurance agents, fi nancial planner, accountant, attorney or other adviser and ask if they know about a life insurance policy. Also check safe-deposit boxes, monitor the mail for premium invoices or whole-life dividend notices, and review old income-tax returns, looking for interest income from, and interest expenses paid, to life insurance companies. Get help: The National Association of Insurance Commissioners off ers a policy locator service (see NAIC.org and click on “Consumer” then on “Life Insurance Policy Locator”) that lets you run a nationwide search for insurance policies or annuities in the names of people who have died. There are also six state insurance departments (Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, North Carolina and Oregon) that have free policy locator service programs that can help you search. To fi nd direct access to these state resources visit the American Council of Life Insurers website at ACLI.com – click on “Missing Policy Tips.” Contact the insurer: If you suspect that a particular insurer underwrote the policy, contact that carrier’s claim offi ce and ask. The more information you have, like your dad’s date of birth and death, Social Security number and address, the easier it will be to track down. Contact information for some big insurers include: Prudential 800-7782255; MetLife Metlife.com/policyfi nder; AIG 800-888-2452; Nationwide 800-848-6331; John Hancock JohnHancock.com – click on “Lost or unclaimed policy form” at the bottom of the page under “Quick Links.” Search unclaimed property: If your dad died more than a few years ago, benefi ts may have already been turned over to the unclaimed property offi ce of the state where the policy was purchased. Go to MissingMoney.com, a website of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, to search records from 39 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Or, to find links to each state’s unclaimed-property division use Unclaimed.org. If your dad’s name or a potential benefactor’s name produces a hit, you’ll need to prove your claim. Required documentation, which can vary by state, is detailed in claim forms, and a death certifi cate might be necessary. Search fee-based services: There are several businesses that off er policy locator services for a fee. The MIB Group, for example, which is a data-sharing service for life and health insurance companies, off ers a policy locator service at MIB. com for $75. But it only tracks applications for individual policies made since 1996. You can also get assistance at Policy Inspector (PolicyInspector.com) for $99, and L-LIFE (LostLifeIns.com) for $108.50, who will do the searching for you. 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. By Christopher Roberson T he COVID-19 pandemic continues to hang on despite the tremendous progress that has been made to control the spread of the virus. Dr. Daniel Kuritzkes, chief of the Infectious Diseases Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said the number of cases is leveling off once again. “Things are slowing down, but gradually,” he said, adding that 1,000 to 2,000 cases are being reported every day for a positivity rate of two percent. Kuritzkes was also clear about what needs to happen to move away from the plateau and continue the downward trend. “The rest of the population that hasn’t been vaccinated needs to get vaccinated,” he said. In addition, Kuritzkes said “substantial transmission” has continued among school-age children. “They are the remaining vulnerable population,” he said. Looking ahead, Kuritzkes said RATES | FROM Page 14 ty Action Agency (CAA) (part of the Massachusetts Association for Community Action [MASSCAP] – https://www.masscap. org/heatinghelpma/). Customers who have a household income that is between 60 to 80 percent of the state median income may be able to seek help from the Good Neighbor Energy Fund (http://www.magoodneighbor.org/). Help for renters Renters who are struggling to aff ord their rent and utility costs may qualify for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). ERAP is available to renters with a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median income. Residents experiencing COVID-19-related fi - nancial hardship might qualify for ERAP through one of six regional housing agencies. Winter shutoff moratorium Residential customers are protected from having their gas or electric service shut off from November 15, 2021, to March 15, 2022, if the service is needed for heating. However, cushe does not see COVID-19 going away completely, adding that it could eventually become endemic much like infl uenza. “Unfortunately, I don’t see any reason for real optimism,” said Kuritzkes. David Cecere, spokesperson for Cambridge Health Alliance, said that while there have been signifi cant improvements, the pandemic is not likely to go away any time soon. “While things are better than they were this time last year, we are still seeing COVID-related infections,” he said. “It’s premature to call for an approaching end to the pandemic.” Dr. David Hamer of Boston Medical Center agreed that COVID-19 cases have been steady since early September. He also said it is safe to “mix and match” vaccines when getting a booster shot. In fact, Hamer said he advises patients who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to get their booster shot using either the Pfi zer or Moderna vaccine. tomers will still be responsible for paying bills after the winter moratorium ends, and not making payments during that fourmonth period means a larger bill to pay later. To avoid falling into debt, the Attorney General’s Offi ce urges customers to enroll in a payment plan that will provide shutoff protection and potentially balance forgiveness. More information about the shutoff protections available to qualifying Massachusetts residents can be found on the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Offi ce’s website. Get an energy efficiency audit The Attorney General’s Offi ce recommends that customers consider contacting Mass Save (https://www.masssave.com/) for an energy effi ciency audit to see how they can reduce their overall energy use, which should result in lower monthly utility bills over time. Beware of competitive suppliers The Attorney General’s Offi ce urges customers to beware of deceptive competitive electric suppliers who might try to lure However, he said there continues to be new waves of the virus. “There will be a constant risk of reintroduction; we’re coming down from our most recent wave,” said Hamer. “It’s still a pandemic.” Hamer also agreed with Kuritzkes in that the virus could become endemic. “We need to learn to live with it,” said Hamer. According to the state Department of Public Health (DPH), 4.7 million residents have been fully vaccinated and approximately 630,000 residents have received booster shots. However, the DPH also reported that 54,200 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated. As of November 8, the total number of cases in Massachusetts had risen to 803,165, according to the DPH. Within that fi gure, COVID-19 has taken the lives of 18,689 residents. Putting that in perspective, the town of Foxboro has a population of 18,618, according to the 2020 census. them to enroll with a promise of cheaper electricity. A report released by the Offi ce in April showed that Massachusetts customers who received their electricity from competitive suppliers were charged $426 million more on their bills after they switched. As the ratepayer advocate for Massachusetts, Healey’s Energy and Telecommunications Division works to ensure reasonable prices and access to clean energy for all customers. The Division also educates customers on the available programs to help them keep the lights on and stay warm. For more information on electric and gas prices and the available assistance programs, view the Attorney General’s new resource flyer and webpage, which includes contact information for the state’s utility companies. The resource fl yers will be provided to community organizations, including consumer advocates, municipal associations, nonprofi t service organizations and food pantries. Customers who have concerns about their utility rights should contact the Attorney General’s consumer assistance hotline at 617-727-8400 or fi le a complaint online. For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-286-8500 or Info@advocatenews.net

Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 BUILDING | FROM Page 1 school project on RHA property bounded by Constitution and Cushman Avenues. That leaves two viable site options for the Revere High School Building Committee: the former Wonderland Park and the current high school site. The School Building Committee is expected to make a fi nal determination on a site confi guration sometime in February. At last Friday’s weekly meeting of the School Building Committee, the project design team discussed the viability of the options at Wonderland, as well as presenting initial plans for a third option at the current high school site. All the versions of ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~                         Estate of:    Date of Death:    INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner   of   a Will has been admitted to informal probate.   of   has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve   on the bond.                                                                                                                    ~ HELP WANTED ~ Maintenance Mechanic I/Laborer The Revere Housing Authority is seeking a Maintenance Mechanic I/Laborer. Work involves the performance of semi-routine                                                      manual skills in repairing such items as: plumbing/heating valves and                                                                                        This position after a                                 craftsman or vocational tech graduate is preferred. Must have valid           a CORI screening. Professional licenses are highly desirable                                                  the high school construction plan on the current site involve building the new school on the Erricola Park portion of the property, then replicating the fi elds on the site of the current building. Previous to Friday’s meeting, two options for the Erricola Park relocation were on the table. According to Robert Bell from architect Perkins Eastman, there are inherent challenges with the two options. The version with no takings of nearby land would make a tight squeeze of the new high school, while the expanded version of the Erricola Park option would necessitate the taking of about 15 properties near the school. “We were hearing from the abutters the last few weeks their concerns, and we know that the existing site on its own with the culvert as a constraint really squeezes the building into an uncomfortable tightness,” said Bell. “We know that with Wonderland, there is a land purchase there, and there’s a concern about lost tax revenue as well as walkability.” Over the past few weeks, Bell said, designers have been looking at options for moving the existing culvert on the site, giving more room for a cohesive, campus-feel high school building without it being squeezed into a smaller footprint. However, moving the culvert would come with additional expenses and could stretch out the construction schedule. “Money and time,” said Brian Dakin of owner’s project manager LEFTFIELD when asked about the biggest challenges with moving the culvert. “The two biggest things about that are going to be an enabling phase to reroute the culvert … Previously, we were planning on working around the culvert, so there is also going to be a cost premium to reroute the culvert.” Moving the culvert could also create some issues with temporary parking while the construction is phased in on the site, Dakin said. “This is version one of this plan, and it’s got a lot of room to grow and change,” said Bell. “I think the end result is, for the student experience and the community experience that you don’t have a building sitting in a parking lot; you have a building sitting in green space, so it is going to feel a lot more like a campus.” Dakin asked the members of the School Building Committee to give a closer review over the next week or two to the new option that reroutes the culvert. He said the project team feels the new option is superior in many ways to the previous options at the high school site, and said he would like to see if there is a consensus MAKING GIFTS I f you plan on making gifts of appreciated property such as stocks or real estate, keep in mind that the donee of your gift will accept the property with a cost basis equal to your cost basis. The cost basis might be the purchase price of the original stock or real estate plus any improvements made to the real estate. If the real estate is rental real estate, the cost basis is reduced by depreciation taken over the years since fi rst placed in service. Generally, it is best to gift assets that have not appreciated much, if at all. Cash is always a good asset to gift because there are no cost basis issues or date of death valuation issues. You must always consider whether or not you deem it best to make outright gifts to children or to make gifts to an irrevocable Trust for their benefi t. An outright gift to a child that might have creditor issues or that might be involved in a divorce would not be such a good idea. Trusts have spendthrift provisions that would offer protection to a child in the event of a lawsuit or divorce. Currently, there is no gift tax in Massachusetts. The federal gift tax exemption is currently $11,700,000. Under the Biden Administration proposal, the gift tax exemption would be reduced to $1,000,000. The federal estate tax exemption is currently $11,700,000. The Biden Administration’s proposal is to reduce it to $6,000,000. The federal gift tax exemption and estate tax exemption are a unifi ed exemption. You can either gift $11,700,000 federal gift tax free or die and bequeath $11,700,000 estate tax free, but you can’t do both. Although there is no gift tax in Massachusetts, taxable gifts (i.e. gifts in excess of $15,000 per donee) reduce the $1,000,000 threshold for being required to fi le a Massachusetts estate tax return. If you gave away $750,000 and were still left with $750,000 in assets at the time of your death, even though your estate ended up being less than $1,000,000, a Massachusetts estate tax return would still need to be fi led. The threshold would have been lowered to $250,000 in estate assets. When you die with appreciated stock or real estate that is includible in your taxable estate (even though your estate might be less than $11,700,000 for federal purposes or $1,000,000 for Massachusetts purposes) your benefi ciaries obtain the benefi t of Internal Revenue Code Section 1014 and receives a new cost basis equal to the fair market value at the time of your death. The huge benefi t to your benefi ciaries is that when they sell the appreciated property shortly after you pass, there would be no capital gain or very little capital gain resulting in no capital gains tax or very little capital gains tax. Another benefi t of Code Section 1014 is that the benefi ciary of the appreciated property receives preferential longterm capital gains tax treatment even if the benefi ciary sold the appreciated property within one year from the date of death. Remember, short term capital gains are taxed at ordinary income tax rates federally and are taxed at the rate of 12% in Massachusetts. It is always important to select what assets to gift and how to make the actual gift. The tax implications can be signifi cant. 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. with the School Building Committee to further develop the new option. In December, Dakin said, the project team will be fi nalizing possible budgets for all the building options still on the table in preparation for the School Building Committee to make a fi nal determination in February. 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THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Page 17 Mass. hospitals and HMOs contributed nearly $1B in Community Benefits in 2020 I n fi scal year 2020, Massachusetts hospitals and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) contributed nearly $1 billion in Community Benefi ts, according to reports published by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Offi ce. The contributions made by these organizations include signifi cant investments in health equity and social determinants of health. “The COVID-19 crisis has placed enormous strain on our health care system, exposing and exacerbating existing health inequities,” said Attorney General Maura Healey. “In the face of these challenges, hospitals and HMOs found ways to not only sustain investments in their communities, but to expand them to address heightened needs during the pandemic.” A total of 57 hospitals fi led Community Benefits reports for fi scal year 2020, covering the period from October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020. Of those, 47 nonprofi t acute care hospitals reported a total of $746 million in Community Benefi t expenditures, of which $314 million was reported as free or discounted care provided directly to patients. In addition, 10 for-profi t hospitals reported nearly $40 million in Community Benefi t expenditures, $30 million of which was reported as free or discounted care for patients. A total of six HMOs filed Community Benefits reports for fi scal year 2020. They reported $163 million in Community Benefi ts expenditures, of which over $113 million was contributed to the state’s Health Safety Net, which pays for care for uninsured and underinsured residents who do not have access to aff ordable health coverage. Due to COVID-19, many Community Benefi ts programs were administered virtually or paused while other programs were newly created to address emerging community needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fiscal year 2020 Community Benefits reports include a new “Coronavirus” program tag to allow hospitals and HMOs to identify Community Benefi ts programs created in response to the pandemic. There are 69 programs in the 2020 reports that include this new tag. The Attorney General’s Offi ce also allowed all hospitals and HMOs the option to update their Community Benefi ts Implementation Strategies (included in the Community Benefits reports) to account for new community needs and programs related to the pandemic. Hospitals and HMOs reported allocating about half of Community Benefi ts program spending to one of four statewide health priorities – chronic disease ($119 million), housing stability and homelessness ($8 million), mental health ($66 million) and substance use disorders ($25 million) – and the other half to addressing other health needs identifi ed by a community in fiscal year 2020. This year marks the second year of reporting Community Benefi ts under the Attorney General’s Offi ce’s updated Community Benefits Guidelines, which encourage nonprofi t hospitals and HMOs to adopt a framework centered around health equity while promoting investments in key social determinants of health. Many hospitals and HMOs implemented Community Benefits programs aimed at addressing health inequities and social determinants of health, including the following: • To help build a more diverse health care workforce, Saint Anne’s Hospital awarded scholarships through its Multicultural Health Scholarship Program to bilingual or bicultural students pursuing studies in health care or related fi elds. • Brigham and Women’s Hospital continued its Stronger Generations Initiative to address racial inequities in infant mortality and birth outcomes. Through the initiative’s eight distinct programs, pregnant individuals and their families are connected to medical, social and economic support during and after their pregnancies, helping to reduce maternal and pediatric health disparities in the short term and laying the groundwork for equitable health and social outcomes in the long term. • In response to an increase in food insecurity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greenagers food sovereignty program, which is sponsored in part by Fallon Health, helped increase access to healthy produce among income-qualifying families in the Berkshire Hills region. Raised-bed vegetable gardens donated to participants and community gardens were tools used to grow thousands of pounds of produce and helped make nutritious food more readily available to those who needed it most. • To reduce health disparities and promote healthy weight for children in Boston, Boston Children’s Hospital partnered with community health centers through its Fitness in the City program. This program leverages hospital resources and expertise to support a community-based approach that helps children and families build healthy habits through culturally relevant nutrition education, physical activity and access to healthy food. The Community Benefits Program is managed by Assistant Attorney General Sandra Wolitzky and Paralegal Troy Brown of Healey’s Health Care Division.

Page 18 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 If you have any questions about this week’s report, e-mail us at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com or call us at (617) 720-1562. Public Hearing Notice City of Revere, MA Notice is hereby given that the Revere City Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday evening, November 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Councillor Joseph A. DelGrosso City Council Chamber, Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151 on the following proposed amendment to the Revised Ordinances of the City of Revere: Be it ordained by the City of Revere as follows: AN ORDINANCE RELATIVE TO CERTAIN PERSONS NOT REPRESENTED UNDER MGL, CHAPTER 150E, SECTION 10. Section 1. Division 1, Table III, Section H, Schedule A-1, and Section I, Schedule A-2-A of the Appendix of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Revere are hereby amended by changing the compensation rates to ensure          not entitled to collective bargaining representation under M.G.L. c. 150E, §10 shall receive the same percentage increases in compensation negotiated by the City and City Hall Union Units A and B for Fiscal Years 2022, 2023, and 2024.             A copy of the aforementioned proposed ordinance amend                    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. Written testimony on this public hearing may be submitted to: amelnik@revere.org          Clerk, Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151. November 12, 2021 Your Hometown News Delivered! EVERETT ADVOCATE MALDEN ADVOCATE REVERE ADVOCATE SAUGUS ADVOCATE One year subscription to The Advocate of your choice: $100 per paper in-town per year or $120 per paper out-of-town per year. Name_________________________________________ Address_______________________________________ City_______________ State_______ Zip ____________ CC# _______________________________ Exp. _____ Sec. code____ Advocate (City):___________________ Clip & Mail Coupon with Credit Card, Check or Money Order to: Advocate Newspapers Inc. PO Box 490407, Everett, MA 02149 $150,000 FOR HOUSING OMBUDSMAN (H 4002) House 141-18, Senate 38-2, overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of $150,000 for the creation of an independent ombudsman’s offi ce in the Executive Offi ce of Housing and Economic Development to receive, investigate and resolve complaints brought by applicants to and participants of the emergency assistance shelter program and other housing transition program. Baker also vetoed several sections requiring the fi ling of reports related to housing programs. “The required report is unduly burdensome,” said Baker in his veto message. He also noted that he does not support the $150,000 for an ombudsman. Supporters of overriding the veto said the creation of and funding of an ombudsman’s offi ce is imA NOTE FROM BOB KATZEN, PUBLISHER OF BEACON HILL ROLL CALL: 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, Massachusetts politics, policy, media and influence in Massachusetts. The stories are drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced writers Chris Van Buskirk and Keith Regan who introduce each article in their own clever and never-boring, 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: www.massterlist.com/subscribe THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from prior sessions. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. portant and will help thousands of people navigate these programs and fi nd aff ordable housing. They noted the required reports will help increase transparency. (A “Yes” vote is for the $150,000 and requiring the reports. A “No” vote is against the $150,000 and reports). Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Sen. Joseph Boncore has resigned IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON CHILDREN’S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (H 4002) House 147-12, Senate 39-1 overrode Baker’s veto of a provision requiring the Children’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council to conduct an analysis of the existing and anticipated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s behavioral health and the programs and support systems designed to help soften the impact. In his veto message, Gov. Baker said he vetoed this section because his administration’s existing Behavioral Health Roadmap, the product of a multi-stakeholder process, is the most comprehensive approach to identifying behavioral health needs and implementing services to provide the most eff ective care for all Massachusetts residents, including children. Supporters of overriding the veto said it is important to have a separate analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on children’s behavior in addition to the existing Behavioral Health Roadmap. (A “Yes” vote is for the separate analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s behavioral health. A “No” vote is against the separate analysis). Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Sen. Joseph Boncore has resigned $44.3 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR SENIORS, HUMAN SERVICES (H 4219) House 158-0, approved a consolidated amendment adding an estimated $44.3 million in spending on seniors, health, human services and education. “No group in the commonwealth has endured more loss and hardship over the past year and a half than our elder citizens and the people who cared for them,” said Rep. Tom Stanley (D-Waltham), the chair of the Elder Aff airs Committee. Stanley said this measure includes workforce investments that recognize human service workers as the essential elements they are in senior health delivery. “The bonus payments to COVID front line workers who kept our state going through the pandemic are appropriate and deserved,” said Stanley. “Moving forward, human service workers need to be paid fairly and allowed opportunities to develop skills and remain in that important industry. Expanding the human service workforce is critical.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment). Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes 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 November 1-5, the House met for a total of 19 minutes while the Senate met for a total of 58 minutes. Mon. Nov. 1 No House session Senate 11:14 a.m. to 11:16 a.m. Tues. Nov. 2 House 11:00 a.m. to 11:09 a.m. No Senate session Wed. Nov. 3 No House session Senate 1:28 p.m. to 2:18 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 4 House 11:02 a.m. to 11:12 a.m. Senate 11:16 a.m. to 11:22 a.m.. Fri. Nov. 5 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com

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He worked diligently as a graphic designer at John Wiley & Sons Publishing in Medford for over 2 years. His creativity was boundless. Paul always gave back to the community by volunteering his time & talents helping the Boys Club, Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish – St. Mary’s Church in Revere with their new logo, and with many other companies. He was also a very well-known Boston D.J. in several nightclubs. Paul was also a huge fan of trains. He would enjoy riding on all types of trains and appreciating the design & mechanics. One thing is certain, Paul was a very thoughtful & loving person. He was a friend to so many people and would do anything for those who needed him. His memory will forever be etched in so many people’s hearts. 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Barton to many, leading to friendships she fostered throughout her life. A longtime resident of the city of Revere, Norma enjoyed being involved in her community and was a member of the Revere Election Commission for several years. Surviving Norma are her children, Nancy Costanzo and her husband, Salvatore of Estero, FL and formerly of Stoneham, Liane Bottari and her husband, Paul of Danvers, her grandchildren, Christina Bottari of Woburn, Nicholas Bottari of Everett and Jennifer Bottari of Portland, ME, her sister, Mimi Petrilli of Vernon, CT, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service which will be held in O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) DANVERS on Saturday, November 13 at 12 P.M. (Noon). A short visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. (Noon). In lieu of fl owers expressions of sympathy may be made in Norma’s memory to DayStar Life Center 20428 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL. Andrew J. “Andy” Procopio, Jr. 95 of Brooksville, FL, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Revere, she was the daughter of the late Rosetta and Ettore Benvenuti. She was raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School Class of 1945. Norma moved to Brooksville, Florida in 1988 and remained there until the time of her death. Norma had been employed by New England Telephone Company for over 30 years until the time of her retirement. A loving mother, grandmother, and sister, Norma enjoyed being with her family, especially once the grandchildren came along. Norma had an outgoing personality and enjoyed socializing with everyone. She had a way of captivating those she met with her kind and generous spirit. A spirit that endeared her Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS SELLER1 BUYER2 Ospina, Erika Sereno, Kevyn F Mira, Richard A Merida-Ruiz, Vanessa Castaneda, Nery Casoli, Anne Rocha-Sereno, Dayana M Ca zone, Laura M Gray, Marie A SELLER2 78 Gore Rd 17 Vinal St ADDRESS DATE PRICE Revere Pisco, Raymond 126 Reservoir Ave 18.10.2021 $ 725 000,00 21.09.2021 $ 711 000,00 14.09.2021 $ 725 000,00 D ied on Wednesday, November 3 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham, following a long illness, he was 91 years old. Andy was a lifelong resident of Revere. He attended Revere Schools and was an Alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1948. Andy was an excellent student academically as well as athletically. 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Page 22 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 OBITUARIES | FROM Page 20 by the Philadelphia Phillies organization and played in the minor leagues in Georgia. While Andy was in Atlanta playing baseball, he was drafted by the United States Army, during the Korean Confl ict. He served his country from 1951 until 1953, when he was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. When Andy returned home, he pursued to further his education at Boston College. Where earned a bachelor’s degree in 1957. Andy met and married his wife, Marie A. Sarno, in 1960 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere. The couple remained in Revere where they began their family. Andy worked for The Italian Liner as an Agent, a luxury cruise ship liner, that traveled the across the Atlantic to various ports along the coast of Italy. Andy was forced to leave his position there due to the Fuel crisis in the 1970’s. He began selling insurance for several years before taking the Director’s Position at the Revere Housing Authority in 1978. He worked for the City of Revere until retiring in 2006. Andy was a huge fan of the New York Yankee’s, mainly because of “The Yankee Clipper” Joe DiMaggio. Andy and his wife Marie both shared the love & appreciation of the legendary Luciano Pavarotti. Andy & Marie would make a point to see him live in concert whenever he was preforming. Also, whenever you went into their home Andy would prefer to have that playing in the background. Andy was also a devout parishioner and member of the Holy Name Society at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Andy was a man dedicated to his family and hid demeanor & unwavering demonstration of love was shown every day. He is the beloved husband of 61 years to Marie A. (Sarno) Procopio of Revere. Loving father of Diane M. DiBlasi of Clinton, & David A. Procopio & wife Kathleen Bright – Procopio of Saugus. Cherished grandfather of Kristen DiBlasi & her husband Dr. Andrew Becker of Charlestown & Washington, DC. & Ashley E. Aloupis of Saugus. Dear brother of Gloria Torre of Revere, & the late Mavoureen “Marvie” Procopio, Pauline Terranova, Jean Angeloni, Mary Alvino, Domenic Procopio, Albert Procopio, Anthony Procopio, John Procopio, & Joseph Procopio. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to MakeA-Wish Foundation 133 Federal St., 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02116. 43 Holland St., Saugus $499,000 O f Saugus, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 4, 2021. She was 90 years old. Louise was the beloved wife of the late John A. Sheehan Jr. Loving mother of Carole Vernava and husband Robert of Swampscott, William Sheehan and wife Deborah of NH, Stephen Sheehan and wife Debra, Andrew Sheehan and wife Brenda all of Saugus, Ruth Lawler and husband Joseph of West Roxbury, Kathleen Cunningham and husband Steven of Reading, and the late John A. Sheehan III. Dear sister of the late Florence Buck, Ruth Heintz, Evelyn Gordon, Marion Mason, Paul and Jesse Bradbury. Adored grandmother of 13 and great grandLouise E. (Bradbury) Sheehan mother of 6. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. In lieu of fl owers donations may be made in Louise’s memory to the Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA. Jeannette E. (Blais) Vesce continued throughout most of her life. Jeannette also enjoyed roller skating & ice skating. She was also a very talented seamstress. She married Antonio S. Vesce, and they remained in Revere where they raised their six children. Jeannette was a “True Matriarch” of her family and was the essence of mother. She led by examples throughout her lifetime. She only wanted the very best for her children and grandchildren as well as others around her. She is the beloved wife of D ied in her home in the presence of her loving family, following a brief illness. She was 100 years old. Jeannette was a lifelong Revere native. She was born in Revere on April 19, 1921, to John B. Blais & Marie (Belanger) Blais and she was one of four children. She was educated in Revere Schools and grew up on Dunn Road. Jeannette was known for her swimming; she would be seen swimming along the entire length of Revere Beach & her love for swimming the late Antonio S. Vesce. Loving mother of Janice M. Mingolla & husband Ret. Revere Police Patrolman Angelo “Andy” of Revere, Donna M. Stahl of Revere, Stephen A. Vesce & his late wife Joanne of Revere, Joseph M. Vesce & wife Robyn of Chelsea, Denise J. Sellaro & husband Frank of Medford & Former Revere City Councilor Brian P. Vesce of Revere. Cherished grandmother of 9 grandchildren & adored great grandmother of 4 great grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Robert M.J. Blais, Gerard Blais, & Lucille Cambriello. Jeannette also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. 6 Hodgkins Rd., Unit A $379,000 Rockport, MA - CONTINGENT Would you like to live on a one level living? This ranch                                    includes a lower level with extra rooms and additional                        CONDOMINIUM - LYNN Ron Visconti 38 Main St., Saugus (781) 558-1091 mangorealtyteam.com ~ Meet Our Agents ~ Barry Tam Sue Palomba Founder, CEO Lea Doherty Location! 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