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Page 2 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 This Christmas Weekend is going to be a ‘Weather Rollercoaster’ ride, according to forecast No ‘White Christmas’ appears to be in the cards, but it will be C-O-L-L-L-D; temperatures could drop 35 degrees in 12 hours By Steve Freker A s the time-worn phrase goes, “If you don’t like New England weather, wait a minute... it will change” (often attributed to Mark Twain, who gave a dinner speech about New England weather on Dec. 23, 1876). One of the times when that quote springs to life happens to be this weekend, which will feature buckets of rain today in the greater Boston area, followed by a precipitous, rollercoaster-like drop of temperature that will bring frigid temperatures for Saturday’s Christmas Eve and Christmas Day on Sunday. MARCHETTI CORP. On behalf of the Marchei Family, ha a Safe and Blessed Christmas and Prosperous New Year! DIESEL TRUCK STOP According to most forecasts, while temperatures are expected to be downright balmy today and tonight, into the high 50s and near 60, they will then plunge into the low 20s by Saturday morning, in a span of less than 12 hours. Accompanied by high and gusty winds, the unpredictable wind chill factor will make it seem like the low digits and close to zero degrees! A large storm system bringing heavy rain to Eastern Massachusetts and New England is predicted – a major storm aff ecting the entire East Coast, from the Canadian border in the north to the southern United States. A high wind warning is in eff ect for most of eastern Massachusetts from Friday morning to Saturday morning and a coastal fl ood watch through Friday afternoon. Forecasters are saying the biggest concern with this storm is the wind though the worst of Holiday travelers are expected to fi ll the roads beginning today and continuing through January 2. With Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on Sunday this year and lower gas prices, travel is expected to be driven up to nearly 113 million drivers traveling 50 miles or more. (Courtesy Photo) the rain is expected to be this morning, with downpours for the commute, and then more heavy rain through the midday. After the drenching rains, which are expected to dissipate by early evening, the warmer, high 50s temperatures will plummet rapidly. After 9:00 tonight and continuing into the early morning hours, the temperature is expected to drastically fall close to 40 degrees in 9-10 hours, to the low 20s and high teens. Alas, while there will be frigid temperatures in the 20s and wind chills to the low single digits for both Christmas Eve Day tomorrow, Christmas Eve itself and then Christmas Day Sunday, no precipitation at all is forecast for the weekend after Friday, so a White Christmas for 2023 appears to be out of the question. With much lower gasoline prices, over 113 million travelers expected to be hitting the roads this holiday season According to the AAA, 112.7 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home in the United States between today, December 23 and Monday, January 2. It comes as New England is experiencing some of the lowest gasoline prices since May 2021, while heavy rains and high winds might aff ect holiday travel across the state. According to the AAA, about 102 million people are expected to drive to their holiday destinations this year, up about 2 million motorists from the 2021 holiday season. The number of 2022 motorists is in line with 2018 levels but down from pre-pandemic 2019, when a record 108 million motorists drove to their holiday destinations. “This year, travel time will be extended due to Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falling on Sundays,” said Paula Twidale, senior vice president of travel for AAA. “With hybrid work schedules, we are seeing more people take long weekends to travel because they can work remotely at their destination and be more fl exible with the days they depart and return.” Air travel is expected to rise by 14 percent to 7.2 million passengers this year from 2021. In 2019, 7.3 million passengers traveled by air. Travel by bus, rail and cruise ship is projected to rise by 23% to 3.6 million people this holiday season from last year. That’s almost 94% of 2019 travel volumes. Statewide, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.41. Nationwide, the price is $3.104, down from $3.68 in November and $3.30 at the same time last year.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 Page 3 On a Happy Note… C ity Hall was actually festive this week thanks to the City Council, which voted with Councillor-at-Large Steve Morabito, who proposed that the Singing Seniors be awarded a Certifi cate of Appreciation for lifting spirits and bringing cheer throughout the city for the holiday season. But the Singing Seniors did not turn out for the City Council meeting just to pick up their award. The City Council was also awarding a Certifi cate of Commendation to help celebrate the 95th birthday of Arthur Foshey, a 23-year Navy veteran (not pictured) who served in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and the Lebanon Crisis. The singing seniors (pictured) chimed in with their version of “Happy Birthday” to help mark the event for Foshey. The City Council also awarded a Certifi cate of Appreciation to Sgt. Joseph Internicola and the MassBadge leadership. Dan Maguire was also presented with a certifi cate in recognition of his retirement in December as an employee of the city of Revere. Pictured with city council members are Dan Rizzo, left, and Sgt. Joseph Internicola at city hall council chambers on Dec. 12. Revere to receive $1.2 million in settlement money to battle opioid crisis By Barbara Taormina M assachusetts is expected to receive billions of dollars as part of a nationwide settlement with opioid makers over allegations they exacerbated the opioid crisis through marketing and failing to establish adequate oversight and controls. Revere is in line to collect $1.2 million through 2038 to support prevention, treatment and recovery services, city Finance Director Richard Viscay explained to the City Council, which approved creating an Opioid Recovery and Remediation Trust Fund at their last meeting. “It just makes sense to do this,” said Councillor-at-Large Dan Rizzo. “The funding is there.” Throughout the country, opioid overdose deaths have increased by 28 percent over the past year with fentanyl contributing to the increase. Revere has lost 20 to 21 people to overdoses over the past couple of years. Federal investigators recently announced the arrest of four men transporting four kilograms of fentanyl at Northgate Plaza. Just over $250,000 has been transferred to the new trust fund from the city’s general fund. By establishing the trust fund, the council ensured the money will be spent on the use for which it was intended. Revere has several opioid addiction treatment centers, but now more can be done to get ahead of the problem. Governor-Elect Maura Healey is continuing to legally pursue opioid makers and distributors and hold them legally and fi nancially accountable for their role in drug addiction and death. She recently announced a proposed $3 billion nationwide settlement reached with Walmart, over allegations that the company contributed to the opioid crisis by failing to properly oversee the dispensing of opioids at its stores. “Companies that contributed to the opioid epidemic need to repair the harm they caused,” said Healey. “That means paying for the treatment, recovery, and support services that families need, and changing business practices to make sure a crisis like this never happens again.” Candlelight Christmas Eve service T he First Congregational Church (230 Beach Street, Revere), will hold a Candlelight BICYCLE | SEE Page 3 Street will still have 11-foot-wide traffi c lanes in both directions, but pedestrian crossings will be shorter and traffi c will fl ow. Trepanier said traffi c surveys show that 10.6 thousand vehicles travel on Bennington Street each day. Approximately fi ve bicycles an hour use the road. City councillors seemed doubtful that the change would benefi t Revere. Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna was particularly concerned about how the changes would impact her neighborhood of Beachmont. She also questioned the lack of community involvement in the proposed redesign. “My biggest problem is Revere and Winthrop have not had any public meetings about this,” McKenna told Trepanier. “You need transparency. We need public meetings so people know what you’re doing.” But McKenna seemed already Christmas Eve service on Saturday, December 24 at 4:00 p.m. We will then hold one sersure of the outcome of the pilot. “You’re going to paralyze Beachmont,” she said, adding that Bennington Street is the evacuation route for the neighborhood. McKenna was also concerned that traffi c would back up and drivers would cut through the surrounding neighborhood to avoid getting stuck in a long line of cars. “The answer is not to take away two lanes of traffi c,” McKenna told Trepanier. “If you want to slow down traffi c, get the police involved. That’s a simple answer.” Ward 5 Councillor John Powers felt installing more bike lanes would open the door to more serious traffic accidents. “Before bike lanes, we need to get traffi c off our highways, and the only way to do that is with public transportation,” he said, adding that bike lanes might get one or two cars off the road. Trepanier agreed but said more cyclists may be inclined to travel by bike if they felt safer vice at 10:00 a.m. on Christmas morning. Everyone is welcome to celebrate with us! in a dedicated bike lane. City Council President Gerry Visconti also questioned the reasoning behind the pilot. “I’m trying to understand what’s broken that needs to be fi xed,” he said. Visconti suggested using the sidewalk instead of two traffi c lanes to create a bike lane. “A bike lane can be created; we can still have the sidewalk and the two lanes,” he said. “It’s like you want to create traffi c to slow it down.” Councillors were also concerned about how long a pilot program would last and whether it would become permanent without community feedback. Trepanier said the safety improvements were designed so they could be removed easily if they don’t yield the anticipated improvements. He also said that technically MassDOT has jurisdiction over this part of Bennington Street and the safety improvements don’t need City Council approval to move forward. For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-286-8500 or Info@advocatenews.net

Page 4 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 Banks team with MVES to support financial stability – donations total $55K Local banks are helping to address one of the most diffi cult challenges facing our community: fi nancial management www.eight10barandgrille.com We Have Reopened for Dine-In and Outside Seating every day beginning at 4 PM Mystic Valley Elder Services Money Management Program Manager Larry Poirier (left) and Program Associate Alex Ragusa (right) assist older adults and people with disabilities throughout the organization’s service area. With support from local banks, said Poirier, MVES volunteers “make an immediate and meaningful impact in the community.” WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810 STAY SAFE!    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. For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-286-8500 or Info@advocatenews.net T he Money Management Program at Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) assists older adults and people with disabilities with budgeting, bill paying and keeping track of fi - nancial matters. MVES recently accepted generous donations and sponsorships from the following: • Brookline Bank • Eagle Bank • East Cambridge Savings Bank • Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation • EverettBank • Metro Credit Union • M&T Bank Foundation/People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts • Northern Bank & Trust Company • Patriot Community Bank • Salem Five Charitable Foundation • StonehamBank • The Savings Bank/TSB Charitable Foundation, Inc. • Wakefi eld Co-operative Bank • Winchester Savings Bank • Winchester Co-operative Bank These banks have already contributed a combined total of $55,000 this year to support the Money Management Program. “Without the support of these banks, the Money Management Program could not accomplish its goal of helping people stay in the community and stay independent,” said MVES CEO Lisa Gurgone. “We are truly grateful for our partners in the business community.” Financial challenges are a growing problem for older adults. The average debt of households of ages 65 and up nearly tripled from 1989 to 2016, according to a 2021 report by the Congressional Research Service. The percentage of households of ages 65 and up that held any debt increased from 37.8% to 61.1% in that time. In addition, the report found that in 2019 4.9 million people aged 65 and older lived in poverty. Since 1990, the Money Management Program has assisted older adults and people with disabilities throughout the MVES service area. The program’s trained and insured volunteers help prevent evictions and loss of utilities and safeguard residents from fi nancial exploitation and abuse. “We are grateful that providing fi nancial education opportunities is a core value for these banks,” said MVES Money Management Program Manager Larry Poirier. “With their generosity, our volunteers make an immediate and meaningful impact in the community.” Please call 781-324-7705 or email info@mves.org if you are interested in sponsoring the Money Management Program and/or becoming a volunteer, or know someone who could benefi t from the program.                                        

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 Page 5 Governor signs ‘An Act relative to the reserve time of public safety personnel in the city of Revere’ into law 10% Off Senior Discount! SNOW BLOWER SALES, SERVICE & REPAIRS Pickup/Delivery Available 1039 BROADWAY, REVERE WWW.BIKERSOUTFITTER.COM Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ JESSICA GIANNINO State Representative G overnor Charlie Baker has signed H.4572, An Act relative to the reserve time of public safety personnel in the city of Revere, into law – Chapter 298 of the Acts of 2022. H.4572 has been actively advocated for all session by the Massachusetts Legislature and Revere Fire Department. This law originated in the Revere City Council as a Home Rule Petition, and it will allow the Revere Retirement Board the authorization to provide creditable service for socalled “Reserve Time” to certain public safety personnel in the City of Revere in the same manner as it was allowed prior to the issuance of a Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) Memo in 2020. This change is available to any member of the Revere Fire Department who was a member of the Revere Retirement System on or before February 11, 2020. “This legislation ensures proper compensation for our Firefighters, for the reserve time that they accounted for when accepting a position with the City of Revere,” said Representative Jessica Giannino (D-Revere). “Our city’s fi refi ghters are selfl ess and spend the best years of their lives keeping our community safe. When accepting the position to serve with the fi re department, they make decisions and plan ahead in order to provide for their family and their future. Time that they accounted for was taken away, and this law corrects that.” “From the fi rst day I met Capt. O’Hara, he has advocated for JEFFREY ROSARIO TURCO State Representative this important piece of legislation to become law; he deserves kudos for his tireless advocacy on this important matter. This law, necessitated by a misguided and bureaucratic interpretation of law by PERAC, brings equity and fairness to the brave men and women of the Revere Fire Department who every day protect our families and our community,” said Representative Jeff rey Rosario Turco (DWinthrop). “Whether a member of the fi re service is working on “Reserve Time” or full-time service, it is obvious that they have earned their pension credits and today the law makes this clear.” “Firefighters and First Responders sacrifi ce so much to serve our communities especially during the holidays, they deserve their reserve time,” said Senator Lydia Edwards (D-Boston). “I was proud to work with the Revere State Delegation to pass this bill before the New Year. I want to thank Representative Giannino, and Representative Turco for their work moving the Revere Firefi ghter’s Reserve Time Bill in the House of Representatives.” “The Local and the 65 aff ected Firefi ghters are forever grateful for this bill passing,” said the Revere Fire Fighters Local 926 IAFF President, Captain Kevin O’Hara. “The reserve time that these firefighters earned was taken away from them due to a misinterpretation of a court ruling that took place a few years back. As a local we felt it was only right to fi ght for their time back as many of these men and women made career decisions Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma LYDIA EDWARDS State Senator based on this time. We would like to thank State Rep Jessica Giannino, who has led the charge regarding House Bill 4572 along with Rep Jeff Turco and Senator Lydia Edwards. Without the strong efforts of all of them this would not have happened.” * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net Dan 1972 Our 50th Anniversary HOLIDAY SPECIALS R.Y.O. TOBACCO ---------TUBES CIGAR SMOKER’S DELIGHT! 15 Handmade Cigars - Long Leaf Filler - Four Year Old Tobacco Wrapped including a Cohiba $43.95 * ASHTONS * ARTURO FUENTE * PADRON * PERDOMO * OTHER MAJOR BRANDS PRICED RIGHT! Montecristo White (Good Smoke) Boxes of 27 or 15 - Buy 1st Box at A.B.C. Reduced Price and Get 2nd Box    Limited Time - Act Now! A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 STORE HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday & Holidays: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Chris 2022 * Travel Humidors * Desk Top Humidors * Many Types of Lighters * Ash Trays * Juuls * Vapes * Glass Pipes * Rewards Program * CBD Infused Products * GIFTS UNDER $30 - GIFT CERTIFICATES

Page 6 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 Annual City Hall Menorah Lighting celebrates light over darkness T he menorah was lit outside Revere City Hall on Tuesday – marking the beginning of the Jewish holiday. Mayor Brian Arrigo and city offi cials, along with local Jewish leaders, lit the candles on the menorah to mark the eight-day celebration. Mayor Brian Arrigo lights a candle on the Menorah. Tobin Bridge Chabad Rabbi Sruli Baron lit a candle on the Menorah. Carolers from the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center provided entertainment. Jack Satter House Chaplain Rabbi Lior Nevo said we must spread light, not fight darkness. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Tobin Bridge Chabad Rabbi Sruli Baron said the Maccabees fought back in reclaiming their faith during miracle of the battle. Pictured from left to right: Mayor Brian Arrigo, Rabbi Lior Nevo, Rabbi Sruli Baron, event organizer/Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky, School Committee Member John Kingston, School Committee Member Michael Ferrante, City Council Vice President Richard Serino, Northeast Metro Tech School Committee Member Anthony Caggiano and Ward 5 Councillor John Powers. Jack Satter House Chaplain Rabbi Lior Nevo lit a candle. Pictured from left to right: guests William Lipman, Joseph Cole, Inez Cole and Paul Fahey. Event organizer Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky said the city hall Menorah lighting began when George Colella was mayor. Mayor Brian Arrigo said events such as the annual Menorah lighting highlights what the community is all about.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 Page 7 Asmaa Abou-Fouda is December 2022’s Public Servant of the Month A t the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Revere knew there was more they could do when it came to translating and interpreting important public health communications for various Revere communities. Asmaa Abou-Fouda, who is currently Revere’s Language Access Specialist, stepped up to the plate the fi rst week of the pandemic’s spread through our community – by fi lming and interpreting the Mayor’s COVID-19 messages into Arabic. As Revere is one of the largest Arabic-speaking communities in the Commonwealth, the need for reliable communication at this time was imperative. So much, in fact, that regional Arabic speakers turned to Asmaa’s videos at the height of the pandemic to hear important information about the spread, masking and vaccination clinics when their own cities fell short. Through her work in bridging the gap to the Arabic-speaking community of Revere, Asmaa Abou-Fouda is a clear winner of the Public Servant of the Month title. Q: What does Revere mean to you? A: I came to Revere in 2008 from my home country Egypt. I have lived here since then and all my fi ve children grew up in the Revere Public Schools. I have worked with the community for the past 15 years. During the pandemic, I was a Covid ambassador where I helped residents with food assistance, rental assistance, vaccines, and other resources. I also translated the Mayor’s weekly press releases and recorded daily Revere TV videos to inform the Arabic community about resources and updates. Revere is my home and I want to continue working and giving back to my community. Q: What do you do for the City of Revere? A: I’m the Language Access Specialist working to ensure all information released by the city is translated into all major lanGerry 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 Rocco Longo, Owner 425r Broadway, Saugus Located adjacent to Kohls Plaza Route 1 South in Saugus at the intersection of Walnut St. We are on MBTA Bus Route 429 781-231-1111 We are a Skating Rink with Bowling Alleys, Arcade and two TV’s where the ball games are always on! PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE 12-8 p.m. Sunday Asmaa Abou-Fouda poses with her sons, Mohamed and Mahmoud. guages, such as Spanish, Arabic, and Portuguese. From fl yers to videos, I work to ensure everyone has access to all resources and updates! I am also on the City Disability Commission to help families with kids with disabilities and get them the help they need, and I run the Revere Arabic Community Facebook page. It is important to translate materials to make sure all members of the community are involved in decisions aff ecting them as well as have an equal opportunity to resources. Q: What is the Revere Arabic Community Facebook page and why did you create it? A: I created the Revere Arabic community Facebook earlier this year to make an easily accessible page for the Arabic community. Available resources and opportunities are all sent out in Arabic. This page now serves as a bridge between me and the Arabic community and has reached almost 1k members in less than a year. Q: What do you wish more people in the City knew about your work? A: I wish for everyone in the city to know about and have access to all the translations and resources available to them, that way they feel included and aware of the tools available to them. I also want people to know that my role is also under the Talent and Culture department and I want to represent the diff erent cultures in Revere. For example, I helped in the Flag Raisings of Latin Flags, helped the city host a watch party for the World Cup, and hosted the fi rst Ramadan Iftar Dinner 2022. I want to continue representing more cultures. Monday Tuesday $9.00 Price includes Roller Skates Rollerblades/inline skates $3.00 additional cost Private Parties 7:30-11 p.m. $10.00 Price includes Roller Skates Adult Night 18+ Only Wednesday Thursday Friday Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Private Parties Private Parties 4-11 p.m. Saturday 12-11 p.m. $9.00 $9.00 Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Sorry No Checks - ATM on site Roller skate rentals included in all prices Inline Skate Rentals $3.00 additional BIRTHDAY & PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE www.roller-world.com OUR OFFICE HAS MOVED TO 519 BROADWAY, EVERETT SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY 519 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM

Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022              State Representative Mayor Jessica Giannino & Family Brian Arrigo & Family Visconti Council President Gerry State Representative   & Family School Board Member Carol Tye Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto Have a Blessed & Happy Chanukah from my family to yours! Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky School Board Member Michael Ferrante & Family Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 Page 9 W e wish you a Merry Christmas State Representative Mayor Jessica Giannino & Family Brian Arrigo & Family Visconti Council President Gerry State Representative   & Family School Board Member Carol Tye Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours! Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky School Board Member Michael Ferrante & Family Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna

Page 10 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 RevereTV Spotlight H appy Holidays from RevereTV! In a new episode of “Focus on Health,” you can learn how to turn a classic breakfast favorite into a healthier meal without much notice! Revere’s Director of Public Health, Lauren Buck, was in the RevereTV Kitchen studio with Board of Health Clerk, Hajar Bichou, to make pancakes and toppings with no added sugar. This was a healthier take on a fan favorite just in time for the holidays. Watch “Focus on Health” at your convenience on YouTube, or scheduled at various times over the next month on the RTV Community Channel. While you’re on the cooking show trend, tune in to the latest episode of “What’s Cooking, Revere?” This is a special program produced by RevereTV to highlight volunteer members of our community that are willing to share recipes with all of us. Alvaro Garcia and Alex Herrera, chefs and co-owners of Valsos Table & Bar on Shirley Avenue, demonstrated how to make Rigatoni Bolognese. This meal is a traditional meat sauce made with fresh root vegetables, pancetta, veal, pork and beef. Watch this episode on the Community Channel for a preview of a popular menu item at Valsos. It is also available to watch now on YouTube. The City of Revere’s annual Menorah Lighting on the lawn of City Hall took place this week as Hanukkah began! RevereTV covered the event. Watch it now on the Community Channel and YouTube. You will also fi nd coverage there from the Winter Fest and the Christmas Tree Lighting that took place earlier this month. The Game of the Week this week was Revere High School Boys Basketball versus Lynn Classical on Tuesday night. The game streamed live on the Community Channel, Facebook and YouTube. RevereTV will be covering one game per week this winter season, but will also switch back and forth between the Girls and Boys Basketball teams. Replays of the Game of the Week will be scheduled on the RTV Community Channel. The past few weeks have been busy with municipal meetings leading into this short holiday break. The Revere City Council held a meeting almost every Monday this month, and RTV aired all of them live on RTV GOV. Meetings also included the Commission on Disabilities, the Aff ordable Housing Trust Fund Committee, the Traffic Commission, the Public Art Commission, the License Commission and the Board of Health. Last Monday Revere Public Schools held a special Community Meeting about opioids and Fentanyl, which took place over Zoom. All government meetings at City Hall air live on their scheduled date on TV and YouTube, and then replay on RTV GOV over the following few weeks. 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Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 Lady Pats Basketball fall to Everett on the road Crimson Tide Co-Op hockey begins new season with positive results Talented Everett turns heads after competitive battle against perennial postseason contender Medford By Joe McConnell n recent years, the Medford High School Hockey Mustangs have been a dominant team in the Greater Boston League. But only two games into this season, the Everett Crimson Tide co-op squad (1-1) is quickly sending a message to its opponents that they are not going to be taken lightly anymore. After defeating the Lynn Jets 8-1 Lady Pats Belma Velic battles to the hoop as an Everett defender closes in during Tuesday night action in Everett. Revere’s Marwa Riad avoids a steal from an Everett defender. (Advocate photos by Emily Harney) to open up the season, Everett literally put a scare in the host Mustangs last Wednesday (Dec. 14) at the LoConte Rink, where they led after two periods, 4-3. At that point, Medford knew work had to be done to come away with two points. After scoring a couple of third-period power play goals, followed by one into the empty net, the Mustangs managed to escape with a 7-4 victory. Considering they blew away the Tide last year – also right before Christmas – to the tune of 11-1, the Medford boys now understand they will have to pay attention to Everett in the standings throughout the next three months. First-year Everett head coach Craig Richards already knew what he had on the roster before the Medford game, but his club only reinforced his belief in them after last week’s game in Medford. I “We’re still fi ring on all cylinders, even after this loss,” Richards said. “We have a deep, hardworking team that has a lot of talent this year, and we’re defi nitely on par with Medford after I was able to see a lot of positives that came out of this game.” Mystic Valley’s Mike Brandano of Malden paced the off ensive attack against Medford with two goals. Revere’s Frankie Annunziata and Mystic Valley’s Lucas Deguire accounted for one apiece. Revere’s Chris Cecca was the assist leader in this game with two. His schoolmate Matt Lacroix and Everett’s Cam Couto each setup one lamplighter. Goalie Ben Rosa of Malden was in net versus Medford. But he also had help from his defensive friends, specifi cally Everett sophomore Andrew Crasco, who was one of the players of the game, according to the coach. “(Crasco) blocked six or seven shots in this game to help keep his teammates ahead or close on the scoreboard,” said Richards. The Everett boys are currently on holiday break after taking on Lynn again in the home opener on Dec. 21 after press deadline. They will resume the schedule against host Somerville on Jan. 4, starting at 5:30 p.m. Revere’s Lorena Martinez drives the ball up court during the Patriots match up with Everett on Tuesday night. Lady Patriot Bella Stamatopoulos shoots for two on Tuesday night in Everett. Patriot boys smother Rams for 2nd win By Greg Phipps D efense was the focal point for the Revere High School boys’ basketball team as it shut down the Lynn Classical Rams in the second half and came away with a low-scoring 43-22 home victory Tuesday night. The win left the Patriots with a 2-1 record to open the 2022-23 season. Head coach David Leary comRevere’s Shayna Smith Forward for Revere Bella Stamatopoulos keeps control of the ball and makes her way around a play from Everett towards to the hoop during Tuesday’s game with the Crimson Tide of Everett. mented that the team’s defense was “fantastic” over the fi nal two periods. Revere was led by senior captain Domenic Boudreau, who poured home 11 points and grabbed six rebounds. Junior forward Andrew Leone added five points to go along with a strong night on the boards with 11 rebounds. After losing a hard-fought 63-60 overtime game against neighboring Everett (a team that was ranked high in preseason polls) in last week’s season opener at home, the Patriots turned on the defensive prowess in a 53-35 win over Somerville last Friday. Boudreau once again stepped up with a productive eff ort. He netted a team-high 19 points and contributed fi ve boards and three steals. Senior captain Alejandro Hincapie fi nished with nine points and six steals. Boudreau exploded for 12 of his 19 points in the third quarter as Revere turned a 31-16 halftime lead into a 45-20 cushion after three quarters. Leary told the press after the Somerville win that the team was not as sharp as it had been in the season opener against Everett. But the defensive play made the diff erence. “Our defense fueled us and allowed us to build the lead. I think these guys wanted to bounce back WIN | SEE Page 21

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 Page 13 Revere residents among 33 outstanding sophomores inducted into Alpha Omega Psi Honor Society S tudent Success and the First Year Experience offi ce (FYE) at Salem State University recently inducted 33 outstanding sophomores into Alpha Omega Psi; among these students were Revere residents Rana Ahmed, Nursing, and Dania Kenny, Education. Alpha Omega Psi is an honor society for students who demonstrate strong academic performance and engagement at the university. During their fi rst year, these students participated in the Salem State University Emerging Scholars Program and successfully completed all requirements while maintaining a commitment to their academic success. Emerging Scholars participants are paired with graduate student success coaches and participate in a variety of guided sessions and focused programs throughout their first year. The program is designed to build students’ academic and Patriot girls Basketball open season at 1-2 By Greg Phipps A fter dropping its season opener at Everett last Tuesday, the Revere High School girls' basketball team rebounded with a 56-29 win at Somerville last Friday. The Patriots suffered their second loss of the season at Lynn Classical on Tuesday. In the win over Somerville, junior captain Haley Belloise scored a team-high 16 points while Belma Velic contributed 13 and Bella Stamatopoulos eight. Though it was an improvement over the previous 46-28 loss at Everett, head coach Chris Porrazzo told the press after the victory that there is still work to be done. "Even though we won, we noticed a lot of things on the game fi lm that we need to get better at," he observed. "Our best basketball is ahead of us and we are going to keep working hard every day to get better." On Tuesday at Lynn Classical, the Patriots dropped a 58-35 decision to the host Rams. Shayna Smith poured in 12 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Revere. Marwa Riad added 10 points and hauled down four boards. The 1-2 Patriots resume action when they participate in the Milton Holiday Tournament next week. life skills. The induction ceremony included Emerging Scholars Success Coaches Rashid Abuelmaali and Carolyn Tracy as well as Emerging Scholars program coordinator Ashley Figueroa and Student Success and FYE Assistant Director Megan Wigton. An inspiring keynote address was given by Assistant Dean of Student Success and FYE Mathew Chetnik, and a virtual greeting was off ered by Salem State University Assistant Vice President Lee Brossoit. Inductees received a formal certifi cate and a medallion to wear as part of their commencement regalia when they graduate. Chetnik noted, “Emerging Scholars provides students an opportunity to take ownership of their college experience while taking advantage of a coach whose sole focus is to motivate and guide them on that journey. While college can be hectic, these students completed all required sessions and were able to demonstrate a strong academic record at the end of their fi rst year.” Tracy stated, “The students in this program showed up and engaged, even during a pandemic. They persevered to meet the requirements and we are so proud of their eff orts. I have no doubt that with their dedication and academic success, they will do well in their future endeavors.” The Emerging Scholars Program is one of many initiatives at Salem State University designed to connect fi rst-year students with supports which assist them in achieving success on their journey towards college completion.

Page 14 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 Basketball Patriots trounce Lynn Classical, 43-22 Erick Mayorga dribbles the ball up court as Lynn Classical defenders move in. (Advocate photos by Emily Harney) Pats Ethan Day works to defend players from Lynn Classical during their match up and win over the Rams on Tuesday at the RHS Fieldhouse. Revere High School Patriots Cheerleaders go airborne on Tuesday night.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 Page 15 Revere fans celebrate the Patriots’ win over Lynn Classical. Pats players Vinny Vu and Ethan Day create some defense. Ethan Day goes up for a basket during the Patriot’s game with Lynn Classical on Tuesday night. Pats Joshua Mercado dribbled the ball up court on Tuesday night in Revere. Ethan Day of Revere went to the basket to score for the Revere Patriots during their match up and win over Lynn Classical on Tuesday night. Maykin Funez-Gonzalez looks up court as he brings the ball into three-point territory for the Patriots. Andrew Leone moves the ball up court during their match up with Lynn Classical Tuesday. Pats Co-Captain Dominic Boudreau looks up court to make a pass as a Rams player moves in.

Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 By Bob Katzen If you have any questions about this week’s report, e-mail us at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com or call us at (617) 720-1562 GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MASSTERLIST – Join more than 22,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, who start their weekday morning with MASSterList— the popular newsletter that chronicles news and informed analysis about what’s going on up on Beacon Hill, in Massachusetts politics, policy, media and influence. The stories are drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced writers Keith Regan and Matt Murphy who introduce each article in their own clever and inimitable way. MASSterlist will be e-mailed to you FREE every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening in the blood sport of Bay State politics. For more information and to get your free subscription, go to: https:// lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/ aPTLucK THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call begins a series on highlighting the bills that were approved by the Legislature in 2022 and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker. LEGISLATURE OVERRIDES BAKER’S VETO OF BILL ALLOWING DRIVER’S LICENSE FOR UNDOCUMENTED/ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS (H 4805) House 119-36, Senate 32-8, gained the two-thirds vote necessary to override Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of legislation that would allow, starting July 1, 2023, undocumented/illegal immigrants to apply for a Massachusetts standard driver’s license. The legislation requires an applicant “without legal presence” in the United States to provide the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) with a foreign passport and at least one of fi ve other documents: a driver’s license from another state, a foreign driver’s license, a birth certifi - cate, a foreign national identifi cation card or a marriage certifi cate or divorce decree from any U.S. state. Opponents of the bill gathered suffi cient signatures to put the proposed law on the November ballot for voters to decide. Voters approved the law at the recent November election. “This is a victory for all, making our roads safer and allowing the 185,000 immigrants without status the ability to earn a driver’s license,” said sponsor Sen. Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn). “No one should fear deportation over essential everyday tasks, such as getting to work, school, doctor’s appointment and grocery stores.” “I cannot sign this legislation because it requires the Registry of Motor Vehicles to issue state credentials to people without the ability to verify their identity,” Baker had said in his veto message. “The Registry does not have the expertise or ability to verify the validity of many types of documents from other countries. The bill also fails to include any measures to distinguish standard Massachusetts driver’s licenses issued to persons who demonstrate lawful presence from those who don’t.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” AAA Service • Lockouts Trespass Towing • Roadside Service Junk Car Removal 617-387-6877 26 Garvey St., Everett MDPU 28003 ICCMC 251976 Your Hometown News Delivered! 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The measure defi nes natural hairstyle as “hair texture, hair type and protective hairstyles including braids, locks, twists and other formation.” The bill also expands existing anti-bullying law in schools to include recognition for students who may be more vulnerable to bullying or harassment because of their natural hairstyle. Another provision requires the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination to investigate complaints fi led against employers who have discriminated based on natural hairstyle. “On the long march toward justice, and especially racial justice, the Senate’s unanimous passage of this legislation marks another step forward,” said Sen. Jason Lewis (D-Winchester). “We would not be at this point without the great courage and strength of Mya and Deanna Cook, who as 15-year-old students faced discrimination and abuse from their high school for their hairstyles, and bravely stood up for their rights and those of so many other Black women.” “This is an historic moment for Massachusetts. I am beyond delighted that the [bill] passed unanimously in the House, and words cannot describe how great it is to see the years of hard work from advocates, staff , legislators and community members bear fruit,” said co-sponsor Rep. Steve Ultrino (DMalden). The votes in our chamber sent a clear message: race-based discrimination has no place in our commonwealth. On this day, we ensured that a person’s racial and cultural identity will no longer be an obstacle to their education, professional career and path to success.” There was a light moment during fl oor debate on the bill. “As you may have guessed, I have never experienced hair discrimination,” said Rep. Ultrino, who is bald. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Jeff Turco Sen. Lydia Edwards REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE (H 5090) House 137-16, Senate 40-0, approved and Gov. Baker signed into law a bill designed to further protect reproductive health care and those who perform abortions in the Bay State. The measure specifically declares that both reproductive health care and gender-affi rming care are rights secured by the constitution or laws of Massachusetts and would shield providers of reproductive and gender-affi rming care and their patients from outof-state legal action. The measure would ensure that patients over 24 weeks of pregnancy are able to receive an abortion in Massachusetts because of a grave fetal diagnosis that indicates the fetus is incompatible with sustained life outside of the uterus without extraordinary medical interventions and requires that those decisions are made between the patient and their treating physician. Other provisions include preventing the state’s cooperation with antiabortion and anti-gender-affi rming care laws in other states; mandating health insurance coverage for abortion and abortion-related care with no cost-sharing; ensuring access to emergency contraception; and providing confidentiality to providers of reproductive and genderaffi rming care; clarifying that vending machines may dispense overthe-counter drugs, such as Plan B – the “morning after” pill; and ensuring access to medication abortion on all public college and university campuses. “Massachusetts remains steadfast in its commitment to protect access to reproductive health care services, especially in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade,” said Gov. Baker. “The court’s decision has major consequences for women across the country who live in states with limited access to these services, and our administration took quick acYes Yes tion in the hours following that decision by issuing an executive order to protect access here in the commonwealth. This new legislation signed today builds on that action by protecting patients and providers from legal interference from more restrictive laws in other states.” “In the face of an increasing amount of anti-abortion and antigender-affi rming care laws enacted across the country, Massachusetts continues to serve as a national leader in protecting these essential rights with the passage of this legislation,” said Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington), the lead sponsor of the measure and Senate chair of the Committee on Health Care Financing. “We must do everything we can to protect the rights of our providers, patients and visitors to the commonwealth. “As a candidate for governor in 2014, Charlie Baker was sold as a Bill Weld-style Republican—socially liberal but fi scally conservative,” said Catholic Action League Executive Director C.J. Doyle. “The abortion expansion bill which he signed … imposes new burdens on taxpayers and business owners, increases the scope of government—with state colleges now dispensing Plan B abortion pills and denies personal freedom of choice for those opposed to abortion. There is no conscience clause for pharmacists, business owners or non-profi t organizations, and the religious exemption is so narrowly drawn that most Catholic educational institutions will not qualify under it. Baker’s legacy on this legislation is one of higher spending, bigger government, and less personal freedom.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against the bill.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Jeff Turco Sen. Lydia Edwards No Yes CLEAN ENERGY AND REDUCED EMISSIONS (H 5060) House 143-9, Senate 38-2, approved and Gov. Baker signed into law legislation that would expand the clean energy industry and reduce emissions from the transportation and building sectors across the state with the goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. “Massachusetts has an opportunity to meet the urgency of the climate crisis through our nation-leading innovation, workforce and energy resources,” said Rep. Jeff Roy (DFranklin), House chair of the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. “This timely and comprehensive piece of legislation is carefully calibrated to provide a portfolio of robust clean energy, including off shore wind and decarbonize our largest-emitting industries, all while attracting a worldclass supply chain, intensive workforce training initiatives and the investment necessary to prepare our electric distribution system for the energy needs of the future.” “The bill dramatically increases the cost of energy in Massachusetts at a time when energy costs already

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 Page 17 hover at record highs, and the price of all other goods are increasing due to record infl ation,” said Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton). “People won’t be able to aff ord this legislation, especially the drastic changes that will be needed in older homes. Everyone laments how expensive housing is, yet the Legislature just made housing more expensive by passing this bill.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Jeff Turco Sen. Lydia Edwards CREATING WOMEN’S RIGHTS HISTORY TRAIL PROGRAM (S 2802) House 154-0, Senate 39-0, approved and the governor signed into law a bill that would require the state to develop and implement a Women’s Rights History Trail Program. The measure includes requiring the state to designate properties and sites that are historically and thematically associated with the struggle for women’s rights and women’s suff rage. Another provision provides that the state promote education and awareness of the struggle for women’s rights in the state. A 13-member Women’s Rights History Trail Task Force would be formed to research, solicit public input and make recommendations for sites, properties and attractions to be included in the trail. “Massachusetts has a rich history of involvement in the women’s rights movement,” said the bill’s Senate sponsor Sen. Joan Lovely (D-Salem). “Women have had a pivotal role in shaping the policies of our commonwealth, and this bill will ensure that those contributions are known and celebrated … The history of these women is our history, and we must continue to advance that history forward.” “I am humbled and proud to sponsor this legislation,” said House sponsor Rep. Hannah Kane (RShrewsbury). “This legislation ensures that the many women from our commonwealth who contributed to the fabric of our nation and democracy are recognized, and their accomplishments preserved in our state’s history, so that their legacies may serve as inspiration for future generations of young women.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Jeff Turco Sen. Lydia Edwards Yes Yes ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL GOV. BAKER APPOINTED TO BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE NCAA – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that eff ective March 1, 2023, Gov. Charlie Baker will serve as the next NCAA President, assuming the role eff ective March 2023. “We are excited to welcome Gov. Charlie Baker to the NCAA and eager for him to begin his work with our organization,” said Linda Livingstone, President of Baylor University and Chair of the NCAA Board of Yes Yes Governors. “Gov. Baker has shown a remarkable ability to bridge divides and build bipartisan consensus, taking on complex challenges in innovative and eff ective ways. As a former student-athlete himself, husband to a former college gymnast, and father to two former college football players, Gov. Baker is deeply committed to our student-athletes and enhancing their collegiate experience. These skills and perspective will be invaluable as we work with policymakers to build a sustainable model for the future of college athletics.” “I am honored to become the next president of the NCAA, an organization that impacts millions of families and countless communities across this country every day,” said Baker. “The NCAA is confronting complex and signifi cant challenges, but I am excited to get to work as the awesome opportunity college athletics provides to so many students is more than worth the challenge. And for the fans that faithfully fi ll stadiums, stands and gyms from coast to coast, I am eager to ensure the competitions we all love to follow are there for generations to come. Over the coming months, I will begin working with student-athletes and NCAA members as we modernize college sports to suit today’s world, while preserving its essential value.” CITIZENS FOR LIMITED TAXATION (CLT) CLOSES DOWN AND HANDS OFF TO THE MASS FISCAL ALLIANCE – Chip Ford, the executive director of CLT announced that the group will end its 48-year operation at the end of the year. “It’s a new era, time for new energy to move the tax limitation movement forward in Massachusetts,” said Ford. “For going on half a century CLT has carried the burden of leadership in that indispensable mission. The time has come to pass the tax limitation torch on to another generation. Fortunately for Bay State taxpayers, and especially for CLT members, Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance is positioned well to run with that torch.” “We thank Chip Ford for having faith in us to carry on the tremendous legacy of Citizens for Limited Taxation,” said Paul Craney, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. “From the 5 percent income tax roll back, to Prop 21/2 and Chapter 62F, CLT’s legacy continues to have a measurable, positive impact on the businesses and working families of Massachusetts every day. We look forward to preserving that legacy and continuing on their mission of taxpayer protection for decades to come.” The late Barbara Anderson, the group’s fi rst executive director died in 2016 and associate director Chip Faulkner died in 2019. Both passed away at the age of 73. Chip Ford, CLT’s co-director alongside Barbara since 1996 then executive director since 2016, turned 73 last month and decided it’s time to step aside. “I’m not particularly superstitious,” Ford said, “but why tempt the fates? With Paul Craney and his team at MassFiscal so ably advancing the mission this is a good time and place for CLT and me to take our leave.” CLT led the charge for many tax savings measures over the years including passage of Proposition 2 1/2 which limited property taxes, repeal of the 1975 7.5 percent surtax and the roll back of the 1989 income tax hike. Most recently, CLT was responsible for the return of $2.9 billion to taxpayers based on Chapter 62F, a 1986 law proposed by CLT and approved by the voters. That law requires that tax revenue above a certain amount collected by the state go back to the taxpayers. The state has determined that the net state tax revenues of $41.8 billion for the fi scal year ended June 30, 2022 is some $2.9 above the allowable state tax revenues of $38.8 million. ALLOW USE OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS FOR CHILD CARE FOR CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE (S 3152) – The Senate approved and sent to the House a bill that would allow a candidate for public offi ce to use campaign funds for childcare while the candidate is campaigning on his or her own behalf or attending events directly related to his or her campaign. The bill prohibits payments to family members, unless the relative owns, operates or is employed by a professional daycare or babysitting service and the cost of the service is not greater than the family member would otherwise charge. Under current law, candidates are prohibited from using campaign funds for their personal use. The state’s Offi ce of amping and Political Finance has classifi ed childcare, while performing campaign duties, as a personal expense rather than a campaign expense. “This bill would break down a major barrier to open elective offi ce to people who have traditionally not had that opportunity,” said Senate sponsor Sen. Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville). “Many of us currently in offi ce would not be here today if we didn’t have trusted people taking care of our kids while we knocked doors for our fi rst campaigns. Allowing campaign fi nances to be used for childcare means that more people in our communities can participate than ever before and amplify the voices of those who have previously not been heard.” “It’s exciting to see [the bill] move through the Senate,” said House sponsor Rep. Mike Connolly (DCambridge). “We fi led this bill so that all candidates, no matter their economic or family background, can have a better opportunity to run for state or local offi ce. Allowing candidates to use their own campaign funds for childcare will help to strengthen the diversity of the candidate pool and the representation in our elected bodies.” REQUIRE CERTIFICATION FOR TECHNICIANS WHO STERILIZE AND MAINTAIN HOSPITAL SURGICAL EQUIPMENT (S 2933) — House approved a Senate-approved measure that requires standardized certifi cation of an estimated 1,800 Bay State hospital technicians by a nationally accredited organization. These 1,800 technicians are responsible for ensuring that surgical instruments are safe and sanitary to protect patients from possible infection. The proposal also requires the technicians to complete an annual continuing education curriculum. It was fi led as a response to several high-profi le incidents across the state in which surgical tools used in operations on patients may have been improperly disinfected. Supporters said that technicians are currently allowed to work with a high school diploma or equivalent degree and without additional relevant training, despite being required to keep up to date with the latest practices for over 37,000 different surgical instruments. Sen. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer) said she co-sponsored the bill in order to make sure that central service technicians have proper credentials. “The reason is that they are responsible for the sterilization and packaging of surgical equipment,” said Gobi. “That is a critical duty and improper sterilization can lead to infection and could lead to death.” Only fi nal approval is needed in each branch prior to the proposal going to Gov. Baker. DEATH OF A CHILD UNDER 2 (H 5422) – The House approved and sent to the Senate a bill that would require that the autopsy report for a child under the age of two be reviewed and approved by the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death. Changes to the autopsy report would also have to be reviewed and approved by the Chief Medical Examiner. Supporters said the measure addresses recent cases in which the Chief Medical Examiner’s office changed the cause of death for deaths of children under two, creating serious implications for ongoing court cases and for the families of those children. They noted that the most experienced person in the offi ce should provide oversight to what are typically junior medical examiners without pediatric autopsy experience. They argued this will provide more confi - dence and peace of mind for families who have tragically lost infants. “Cases involving very young children are complex and sensitive— and fortunately, rare—representing a small portion of the cases handled by the Medical Examiner’s offi ce,” said Sen. Cindy Friedman (DArlington). “That means that pediatric cases deserve to be reviewed and approved by the most experienced Medical Examiner—and that is the Chief Medical Examiner. I hope the Senate takes up the matter soon, it’s the least that we can do when these tragedies occur.” “I am deeply appreciative that the House has affi rmed the importance of this bill for the second time this session. I hope that the Senate will take it up soon so that we can send it to Gov. Baker’s desk,” said House sponsor Rep. Marjorie Decker (DCambridge). QUOTABLE QUOTES — GOV. BAKER MOVES ON TO THE NCAA — Gov. Baker was appointed to be president of the NCAA beginning in 2023. Here are some of the things he said following his appointment: “My wife was probably the best athlete in the family.” “I’ve always believed that sports just have this tremendous power to bring people together.” “It’s big and complicated. So have been a lot of things I’ve done in my life, but most of the time, they were absolutely worth doing.” “It’s about being a convener and the collaborator of a very large organization that has a lot of points of view and seeking to fi nd those places where people can come together, can agree and can make a case generally to the public, to their student athletes, to their alumni and their fans about what the best way to ensure that we don’t lose this jewel going forward.” “It is through sports that so many people fi nd themselves and develop a lot of the skills and capabilities that translate through the rest of their lives.” 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 December 12-16, the House met for a total of four hours and 49 minutes and the Senate met for a total of three hours and 59 minutes. Mon. Dec. 12 House 11:05 a.m. to 2:38 p.m. Senate 12:37 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Tues. Dec. 13 No House session No Senate session Wed. Dec. 14 No House session No Senate session Thurs. Dec. 15 House 11:03 a.m. to 11:19 a.m. Senate 11:18 a.m. to 11:39 a.m. Fri. Dec. 16 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com Bob founded Beacon Hill Roll Call in 1975 and was inducted into the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) Hall of Fame in 2019.

Page 18 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 In this week of Christmas, The Salvation Army makes final appeal for Red Kettle donations across Massachusetts Delivering “Love Beyond” the holidays requires support now – donations are down from last year T his week The Salvation Army’s Massachusetts Division announced that the organization is issuing a fi nal statewide urgent appeal for donations to its 2022 Red Kettle Campaign. Charitable donations through the Massachusetts Divisions’ Red Kettles are currently down by more than 23 percent statewide compared to last year. The Division has a goal to raise $2.6 million through Red Kettles this year to serve all those in need all year long. Red Kettles and volunteers are present in hightraffi c locations through Christmas Eve in most communities in Massachusetts, but supporters can also easily donate online to The Salvation Army Virtual Kettle at https://salarmy.us/ MassRedKettle. The familiar Red Kettle campaign is in its 132nd year, and it represents The Salvation Army’s largest annual fundraiser worldwide. Throughout this holiday season, The Salvation Army has aided thousands of people in need who still struggle with the adverse eff ects of the pandemic and intergenerational poverty. From distributing Thanksgiving meals and gift cards for Christmas dinner to distributing Christmas toys for children in every zip code across the state, The Salvation Army is there for those in need. “The lifeblood of our work is the donations provided by people in all of our communities,” said the General Secretary of The Salvation Army’s Massachusetts Division, Major Scott Kelly. “Though the Christmas season is nearing its conclusion, I truly believe that our community will propel us to our goal for this year. We are asking people with any available resources – in any amount – to please donate at a Red Kettle near you and Latest Seasonally Unadjusted Estimates for Local Labor Markets in Massachusetts BOSTON, MA— December 20, 2022 - Local unemployment rates increased in seven labor market areas, decreased in fourteen areas and remained unchanged in three labor market areas in the state during the month of November compared to October, the Executive Offi ce of Labor and Workforce Development reported. Compared to November 2021, the rates were down in twentyfour labor market areas. Of the fi fteen areas for which employment estimates are published, ten NECTA areas gained jobs compared to the previous month. The largest increases occurred in the Leominster-Gardner (+1.1%), Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton (+0.7%), and Framingham (+0.7%) areas. From November 2021 to November 2022, fourteen areas gained jobs with the largest percentage increases seen in the Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford MANH (+6.0%), Boston-CambridgeNewton (+5.2%), and LeominsterGardner (+4.7%) areas. The statewide seasonally adjusted preliminary jobs estimate showed an increase of 17,300 jobs in November, and an over-theyear gain of 144,200 jobs. In order to compare the statewide rate to local unemployment rates, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the statewide unadjusted unemployment rate for November 2022 was 2.9 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the revised October estimate and fi ve-tenths of a percentage point below the nation’s unadjusted unemployment rate of 3.4 percent. Last week, the Executive Offi ce of Labor and Workforce Development reported the statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the month of November 2022 was 3.4 percent, down onetenth of a percentage point from the revised October 2022 estimate of 3.5 percent. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the nation’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2022 was 3.7 percent. The unadjusted unemployment rates and job estimates for the labor market areas refl ect seasonal fl uctuations and therefore may show different levels and trends than the statewide seasonally adjusted estimates. The estimates for labor force, unemployment rates, and jobs for Massachusetts are based on different statistical methodology specifi ed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. help us deliver ‘Love Beyond’ the holiday season by fulfi lling our mission for people in need year-round.” “Inflation and the elevated cost of living are just the latest challenge for millions of Americans – and tens of thousands of individuals and families in Massachusetts – who face the threat of poverty every day,” said the Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army in Massachusetts, Major Everett Henry. “The love and generosity of our neighbors has been with us and the people in need through a global pandemic, a persistent opioid cris is, an aff ordable housing shortage and more. On Thursday, December 22nd we believe many of them will pause and take a moment to click on our virtual kettle.” Donations to the signature Red Kettles allow The Salvation Army to provide life-changing social services and other programs for thousands of people in Massachusetts each year. Not only are these important programs off ered during the holiday season, but off erings extend throughout an entire calendar year to meet the increasing needs of those battling food insecurity and those who are struggling to pay bills. Operating locally for more than 135 years, The Salvation Army has relied upon its iconic Red Kettle campaign since the 1890s to provide support and services to those in need every year. The resurgence of the pandemic has put new strains on social service organizations like The Salvation Army that have worked nonstop for 18 months to fulfill heightened requests for help. About The Salvation Army The Salvation Army helps more than 25 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suff ering from drug and alcohol addiction and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good a t 7,200 centers of operation around the country. During times of disaster, 100 percent of designated donations to The Salvation Army are used for immediate response and long-term eff orts. In 2021, The Salvation Army was ranked No. 2 on the list of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. For more information, visit SalvationArmyMA.org – and follow The Salvation Army on Twitter @SalvationArmyMA and #DoingTheMostGood. Postal Service ready for the holidays Extended retail hours at many Post Offi ces Unemployment and Job A t the Postal Service, we know the holidays are a hectic time of year. To make shipping convenient for customers, the Postal Service is extending hours at Post Offi ces across the nation. Select Postal facilities in the Massachusetts / Rhode Island District are extending their hours and will provide full retail services, including stamp sales and package acceptance. Customers may follow the following link – https://www.usps. com/holiday/holiday-schedule. htm -- for the USPS holiday service schedule. Enter a ZIP Code to search for a Post Offi ce near you to see the available services and holiday hours. The Postal Service is focused on delivering for our nation this holiday season. Help for Kids who Stutter is as Close as Your Library K ids who stutter have a lot to say, and friends can show them how in Stuttering: For Kids By Kids, a DVD in English and Spanish starring kids who stutter, available at most public libraries or through interlibrary loan. Many children who stutter have never met others who struggle with the same disability. In this DVD from the Stuttering Foundation, they meet kids who recount how they handle challenges such as teasing, speaking out in class, and teaching others about stuttering. Swish, a lively and engaging animated basketball character designed by students at Purdue University, narrates the DVD. The children, who range in age from fi rst-graders to high school students, offer frank and sometimes diff ering views of stuttering. For example, Matthew, age 10, says about his speech diffi culties, “It’s no big deal;” but Kate, age 9, worries about talking, what is going to happen next and whether or not she’ll stutter. Arianne, age 14, says, “The hardest part about stuttering is to get through it and to stay in there when you’re stuck.” Umang, age 12, agrees, “Sometimes it gets kind of annoying when you want to say something and you can’t. I also get worried what other people might think if I do stutter and wonder if I’ll be able to get out of my blocks and things.” “All those interested in helping kids learn more about stuttering will want to see this tape,” said speechlanguage pathologist Bill Murphy of Purdue University. “The children featured are a perfect example of how to openly and honestly handle stuttering.” “This is an important tool for families and teachers of kids who stutter,” added Jane Fraser, president of the nonprofi t Stuttering Foundation. Other professionals and specialists in stuttering in this production include Kristin Chmela of Northwestern University, Joe Donaher of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Lisa Scott of Florida State University, and Lee Caggiano of Friends. Since 1947, the nonprofit Foundation has provided free materials to public libraries nationwide. A library that will shelve them can download a request form at http:// www.stutteringhelp.org/libraries-information, email info@stutteringhelp.org or call 800-992-9392.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 Page 19 SCAM | FROM Page 10 fake. Plus, by signing up, you’ve handed over your personal details and possibly your credit card information to a dishonest stranger. You might also come across coupons that off er deals in exchange for sharing a link on social media. Don’t do it! The link leads to a third-party website where visitors enter personal information in exchange for the coupon. In most cases, after signing up, you never receive any coupons. Instead, you’ve given your personal details to scammers. How to avoid coupon scams • Don’t fall for deals that are too good to be true. Be skeptical. If a coupon is valued near or above the retail price of an item, consider it a red fl ag. • Check the source of the coupon. If the coupon doesn’t come from a recognized coupon distributor, the manufacRobert S. Catinazzo Sr turer or a specifi c store, be wary. If you aren’t sure about a coupon, visit the company’s website directly to look for the coupon on their offi cial site or contact their customer service line to inquire. • Think before you click on links in emails. If you receive a coupon via email, hover your mouse over the link without clicking on it to see where it will take you. If the URL looks like a random assortment of letters and numbers, or if it is a shortened link that doesn’t reveal where it’s taking you, don’t click it. To avoid downloading malware onto your computer, only visit offi cial websites. • Read coupons carefully. If a coupon doesn’t have an expiration date, if it looks photocopied or if it contains spelling and grammar errors, you’re probably dealing with a fake. • Don’t trade personal information for perks. A real business will not ask for your perOBITUARIES James “Jamie” P. Mantia II Rosa (Mauriello) DeNapoli sonal information, such as your credit card number or bank account information, in exchange for a coupon or to enter a giveaway. Promotional off ers that ask for personal information are usually scams. You shouldn’t have to pay to receive a coupon either. • Do a search for coupon scams. When in doubt, search the coupon off er along with the word “scam.” This will often bring up similar off ers that are fake and can help you determine whether a coupon is real or not. For more information To protect your personal information, learn more about phishing scams (https://www.bbb.org/ article/news-releases/16758-bbbtip-phishing-scams). Find other general tips at https://www.bbb.org/ ScamTracker. If you’ve spotted a coupon scam, report it. Share your experience at https://www. bbb.org/ScamTracker to help others recognize scams before it’s too late. O O f Revere. Passed away on December 16, 2022 at the age of 79. Born in Boston on April 29, 1943 to the late Vincent and Norma (Sharp). Beloved husband of 56 years to Christine (Mingolla). Devoted father of Robert “Bobby” S. Catinazzo Jr. and his wife Caroline of Saugus, Diane Catinazzo of Revere, and Thomas Catinazzo and his wife Kristina of Lynnfi eld. Cherished grandfather of Kristina, Cameron, Sophia, and Lila. Dear brother of Nicholas Catinazzo and his wife Carolyn of Revere, Ronald Catinazzo and his significant other Angela Boncore of Winthrop, and the late James Catinazzo and his late wife Kathy. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Visitation and Prayer Service was held at the Paul Buonfi glio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere on Monday, December 19, 2022. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Robert’s name to the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America, 3011 Townsgate Road, Suite 450, Westlake Village, CA 31361 or at www. mesorfa.org. f Revere passed away unexpectedly on December 16, 2022, at the age of 49. He was born July 12, 1973 to his loving parents James P. Mantia and Theodora J. (Palermo). He is survived by his beloved girlfriend, Farrah Forte of Saugus, and her children, Lorenzo, Tia, and Luke Keegan. Dear brother of Doreen Steele of Revere, Jodi Mantia of Lynnfi eld, and Deanne Mantia of East Boston. He is survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jamie’s love for life was contagious, and he adored nothing more than travel, food, and his family. Jamie treated his nieces and nephews (Nicole, Jenn, Chris, BJ, Brandon, Sienna, Saige, Christopher, Theresa, Lucy, and Isla) as if they were his own. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. A visitation was held Tuesday at the Paul Buonfi glio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. The Funeral Mass was held Wednesday at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere. Private interment. In lieu of fl owers, during this holiday season, we encourage you to make a charitable contribution to an organization that helps children in need. 1. In what 1726 book would you fi nd humanoid animals called Yahoos? 2. What famous author was the fi rst woman to register to vote in Concord, Mass.? 3. On Dec. 23, 1954, a team of surgeons at Boston’s Peter Bent Brigham Hospital performed the fi rst successful organ transplant; what was the organ? 4. The fi rst national Christmas tree, in 1923, came from Vermont and was lit by what president? 5. In what 1968 animated movie would you fi nd a war between Pepperland natives and the Blue Meanies? 6. The mythological yeti – or abominable snowman – derives from what mountain range? 7. On Dec. 24, 1912, one of the country’s fi rst public Christmas trees was lit where in Boston? 8. When they fi rst met, what fi ctional character said to a doctor, “How are you? You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive”? 9. In what poem would you fi nd a character with “a broad face and a little round belly, / that shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly”? 10. On Dec. 25, 1830, the Best Friend of Charleston became Answers O f Revere. Passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on Wednesday, December 14th. She was 92 years young, two weeks short of her 93rd birthday. Rosa was a native of Montefalcione, Italy where she was born & raised. As a young girl she was educated in Italy, where later she met & married her husband, Antonio. The couple remained in Italy while they had two daughters. In 1961 as a family, they journeyed to the United States, settling in East Boston. They continued growing their family to fi ve children. They made a move to Revere in 1981, where they have remained. Rosa was known as a loving and caring mother who put her family first, she embraced her role as a wife, mother, and matriarch of the family. She is the beloved wife of the late Antonio DeNapoli of 49 years. Loving mother of Carolina DeNapoli Altomare & husband Mario, Cathy Ferro, Antothe fi rst of what kind of regularly scheduled transportation service in the country? 11. Who originally recorded “Feliz Navidad”? 12. The “Rabbi Small” mystery series by Harry Kemelman starts with “Friday the Rabbi Slept Late” – it is set in the fi ctional town of Barnard’s Crossing in what state? 13. What religious group’s worship services include long periods of “expectant waiting” (silence)? 14. On Dec. 26, 1982, what nonhuman was named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year? 15. Whose portrait is featured on a new European coin this month? 16. On Dec. 27, 1964, what group fi rst appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” singing “Come See About Me”? 17. In what lake would you fi nd Isle Royale? 18. December 28 is National Card Playing Day; what was the previous name of the Jack? 19. The Leaning Tower of Pisa has what function? 20. On Dec. 29, 1852, in Boston, New Yorker Emma Snodgrass, 17, was arrested for wearing what? nio DeNapoli & wife Maria, John DeNapoli & Rosa DeNapoli all of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Paul, Michael, Anthony Ferro and Carlos & Maria. Adored great grandmother of Michael Martins Ferro & Aofi e. Dear sister of the late Marie Damore, Concetta Noviello and Giuseppe Mauriello. She is lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews. Family & friends were respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, December 21st, at Vazza’s Funeral Home, Revere. Her funeral was conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Entombment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery - Versailles Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of fl owers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105. 1. “Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift 2. Louisa May Alcott 3. Kidney 4. Calvin Coolidge 5. “Yellow Submarine” 6. The Himalayas 7. Boston Common 8. Sherlock Holmes (said to Dr. John Watson) 9. “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore 10. Steam locomotive passenger train 11. José Feliciano 12. Massachusetts 13. The Quakers 14. The personal computer 15. King Charles III 16. The Supremes 17. Lake Superior 18. Knave 19. It is the bell tower of Pisa Cathedral. 20. Pants

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THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 PROJECT | FROM Page 1 How to Reduce Your Medical Bills Dear Savvy Senior, What tips do you recommend to Medicare benefi ciaries dealing with hefty medical bills? My husband recently had open heart surgery and is recovering slowly, but the medical bills are coming in fast and furious and they’re putting us in medical debt. Struggling in Springfi eld Dear Struggling, I’m sorry to hear about your billing struggles, but medical debt has unfortunately become a chronic problem in this country. According to U.S. Census data 19 percent of Americans households carry medical debt, including 10 percent of households headed by someone 65 or older. Even seniors on Medicare can easily get snagged in a web of complicated billing and coverage problems. To help you slash your medical bills, here are some tips recommended by health care experts that you should try. Double check your bills: Almost half of all medical bills contain at least one error, including duplicate charges or charges for services you never received. If you’re facing a high bill and are on the hook for some portion of it, request itemized invoices from the hospital and other providers that detail everything you were charged for and go through them line by line. If you fi nd something you don’t understand or fi nd fi shy contact the provider for an explanation or a correction. Wait for your EOB: Doctors’ offi ces and hospitals may mail initial bills to you before they even submit them to your health insurer. So, hold off on any payment until you receive an explanation of benefi ts (EOB) from your provider – Medicare, supplemental Medicare, Medicare Advantage, or private insurer. This will show what you owe after your insurance has paid its portion. If your EOB shows that your insurer is refusing to pay for services that you think should be covered, call them to see whether it’s a correctable mistake, such as a coding error for a certain test or treatment. If it’s truly a denial of coverage, you may need to fi le an appeal. For details on how to fi le a Medicare appeal, see Medicare.gov/ claims-appeals/how-do-i-filean-appeal. Ask for a discount: Call the hospital’s accounting offi ce or the billing staff at your doctor’s practice and ask if they can reduce your bill. You’d be surprised how often this works. Or if you have the funds to pay the entire bill, ask the hospital or provider for a “prompt pay” discount which may save you 15 percent or more. If it’s best for you to pay your bills over time, ask the billing offi ce to set up a no-interest payment plan for you. It’s in the provider’s interest to work with you to obtain payment. You can also call the hospital where your husband had his surgery and ask a billing specialist if the facility off ers financial assistance. According to the American Hospital Association, about half of U.S. hospitals are nonprofit. This means they are required to offer free or discounted services in some instances. This is usually reserved for low to moderate income patients who have limited or no health insurance, but requirements vary from hospital to hospital. Get help: If you’ve gotten nowhere on your own, contact the Patient Advocate Foundation (patientadvocate.org, 800532-5274) who can help you understand and negotiate your medical bills, free of charge. Or consider hiring a medical billing professional to negotiate for you but be aware that these services can cost upward of $100 an hour. You can fi nd potential candidates through the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates (advoconnection. com). Be sure to choose someone who is credentialed by the Patient Advocate Certifi cation Board. 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. edged that Revere needs and wants a new high school, but they felt that it was important to hear from Revere CFO Richard Viscay on if and how the city can pay for it. As Councillor-at-Large Dan Rizzo put it, “We’re not doing anyone any favors if we put the city into receivership for a new school.” Kelly did not mention any numbers in her update, nor did she explain that councillors were troubled by the project’s budget, which has increased by $120 million over the design phase. She did tell committee members that the Ways and Means Subcommittee would not meet until after the New Year. “That means we will be missing the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s December deadline,” said Kelly. “What we were hoping to submit to the MSBA this month won’t be submitted until April. We won’t have a funding agreement with the MSBA until June, so it pushes the timeline out. Kelly said the building committee was left with two choices. “Do we just let the timeline lapse, which means we will be WIN | FROM Page 12 after the tough loss [against Everett] and we got contributions from across the roster.” In the loss to the Tide, the Patriots battled back from a 13-point defi cit entering the fi - nal quarter. Once again, it was the defense that rose to the occasion by holding Everett to just seven points in the fourth quarter. At the same time, host Revere came alive with 20 points in the fourth to force the contest to an OT period at 57-all. The Tide would outscore Revere 6-3 in the extra session to come away with the 63-60 victory. Senior captain Vincent Nichols led the Patriots with 17 points and nine rebounds, followed by Hincapie with 12 points and fi ve assists, and Boudreau with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Revere played the Kennedy Academy of Health on Thursday (after press deadline) and resumes action when it participates in the David Green Memorial Holiday tourney at Winthrop on Dec. 28-29. Page 21 fi nished with the project a year later, which will have some impact on fi nancing, or do we push through and try to keep the project running with some money from the city?” Kelly asked. Kelly said the building committee can move forward with the project designer and builder, with the Mayor’s Offi ce to clarify the funding and go back to the City Council with specifi c information. “We’re working on it,” said Kelly. “It defi nitely felt like a setback. This was a hurdle we didn’t anticipate but we’ll overcome it.” “We’re a resilient group, our kids are resilient, our city is resilient. No matter what, this is going to be a fantastic school, something we can all be proud of, something our kids will thank us for and something even the City Council will be proud of, onward,” said Kelly. - LEGAL NOTICE -                                 D          To all interested persons: A petition for           of   and    of   requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. 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He has always had his clients’ best interests in mind finding a balance between client services and the use of technology to enhance client experiences. His passion is to understand each client’s specific needs and strive to help them reach their goals. His number one priority is to provide clients with the best possible service so they can achieve their goals. As his client, you will see that Phil's priority is to ensure your goals will be fulfilled with a high quality, pleasant experience. He is dedicated to not only meeting, but also exceeding your expectations. Equity Seekers take note. Here is a great opportunity to get into the Saugus Housing Market. Owned by the same family for over 70 years and located on a nice level lot. It could use a new kitchen, bath and new roof. Living Room has a fireplace, 1 car garage, level yard. Desirable neighborhood close to major routes and more...$449,000 is s H for fo vel o of. L lot. 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