SAUGUS Advocate Online at: www.advocatenews.net CAT D Vol. 25, No. 1 CAT -FREE- www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday B TE 781-233-4446 Friday, January 6, 2023 SAUGUS, USA: 2022 REMEMBERED The City of Saugus? Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano cites his campaign to change Saugus to a mayoral form of government as his top priority for 2023 By Mark E. Vogler oard of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano has expressed an interest in recent years of running Saugus local government as a future town manager. In an interview published in last week’s “The Advocate Asks,” he elevated that interest to running a future City of Saugus as its mayor. “I believe the top offi cial in Saugus should be elected by the people and not simply reappointed by three members of the Board of Selectmen,” Cogliano told The Saugus Advocate. “I would imagine a Mayoral race in Saugus would be quite interesting.... something I would defi nitely be interested in,” he said. In the interview, CogliaTIME TO CELEBRATE AND REFLECT: The Saugus Advocate this week looks back on the past year with top photos that made the front pages. Shown above is our photo for July. Kerra Bellerose and lung cancer survivor Lance Blais, of Groveland, displayed American pride at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life Seventh Annual Cruise Night Car Show at Fuddruckers in Saugus after winning the 50-50 contest. Guy Moley and Fuddruckers organized the fundraising event. Please see inside for “2022: Year in Photos.” (Saugus Advocate photo by Tarra Vocino) From all of us at Carpenito Real Estate... no declared that he would “lead the charge to change our charter in 2023 and fi nally become a city.” He called the current town manager/ Town Meeting form of government “outdated.” “If all goes well, we could have a question on the November ballot to change the charter and form a charter commission,” Cogliano said. “Should everything go to plan, we could have our fi rst election for Mayor in 2025, which also goes along with the expiration of the current Manager’s Contract,” he said, referring to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. Two of Cogliano’s four board colleagues – Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Debra Aspiring Mayor? Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano advocates changing Saugus from a town to a city. (Saugus Advocate fi le photo by Mark E. Vogler) Panetta and Selectman Michael Serino – are adamantly opposed to changing Saugus from a town to a city. Serino said he plans to explain why Cogliano’s proposal wouldn’t be good for Saugus in a future “op-ed piece” to The Saugus Advocate. Selectman Panetta took great umbrage to the way Cogliano made his proposal public – in local newspaper interviews in which he questioned the effectiveness of the town manager form of government. “We have built beautiful new parks and playgrounds under Scott’s leadership,” Panetta said. “We have received millions BOARD | SEE PAGE 2 MARCHETTI CORP. 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com DIESEL TRUCK STOP On behalf of the Marchei Family, ha a Safe & Prosperous New Year!

Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 BOARD | FROM PAGE 1 of dollars in grant money because of our Town Manager. So, when I read in the paper that the Chair wants to change our Town of Saugus to a city, and then he wants to run for Mayor, it is disconcerting,” she said. Selectman Corinne Riley said she needs more time to evaluate Cogliano’s proposal, but said she isn’t satisfied with the town’s current form of government. “The people in Saugus pay every bill, and they have no direct input on the town’s Chief Executive,” Riley said, referring to the town manager. “In my opinion, we’d all be better served by a form of government with direct accountability to the people,” she said. Selectmen Jeffrey Cicolini said he also needs more time to review Cogliano’s proposal. “I feel the residents are hesitant to adopt such a radical change in fear of the unknown and knowing that once it happens there is no turning back,” Cicolini said. Cogliano elaborates on his proposal Cogliano said he plans a $3.85 GALLON We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover Price Subject to Change without notice 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602 thorough briefing of voters as he proceeds with the plan. “I intend to engage the entire community in the process of looking at what works and what can be improved to make Saugus, our home, the absolute best place to live, work and raise a family,” Cogliano said. “As the town grows and changes, so have the needs of Saugus residents. We need a form of local government more responsive to the residents. As the region continues to change, Saugus cannot afford to get left behind; Cogliano’s colleagues: There isn’t any support yet among other members of the Board of Selectmen on Anthony Cogliano’s proposal to have Saugus switch from a town to a city. Pictured from left to right are Selectmen Mike Serino, Debra Panetta, Jeffrey Cicolini and Corinne Riley relaxing at the Saugus High School graduation last June. Serino and Panetta are opposed to switching to a city form of government. Cicolini and Riley say they haven’t made up their minds yet. But Riley said the current form of government needs more accountability. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) we deserve a seat at the table,” he said. “On regional transit, on educational funding, on smart sustainable development that reduces the tax burden to our residents, a mayor can make a real difference in ways that a town form of government can’t.” Vice Chair Panetta explains her opposition Please know that how I found out about this proposal is through the newspaper. This was never discussed at a Board of Selectmen’s meeting. This question is really twofold. Is the question truly about becoming a city or is it about a change in who is managing our government? For the record, I am not in favor of changing Saugus from a Town into a City. I don’t see the benefits of becoming a city over a town. There was a comment made that we would receive more money as a city compared to a town, which I don’t believe to be true. Over the years that I’ve served in Town Government, including as Vice Chair of the Charter Commission, the majority of people I spoke to want Saugus to remain a Town. After all, the biggest representative form of government is a Selectmen / Town Meeting form of government with Town Meeting members, Selectmen, and School Committee members, all elected by the residents. This is what we have today. Centralizing governmental power is never a good idea. When I was first elected back in 2011 as a Selectman, our Town was heading into receivership. Our finances were in disarray, and our Essex Street Fire Station didn’t have enough money to stay open full-time. We were about to close our library, Senior Center, and Youth and Recreation Center. When Scott Crabtree was hired, he had some tough decisions to make. Through his knowlBOARD | SEE PAGE 5 A HOT POTATO ISSUE AT TOWN HALL: “I feel the residents are hesitant to adopt such a radical change in fear of the unknown and knowing that once it happens there is no turning back,” Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini says. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 Page 3 Saugonian wins Lifetime Achievement Award The institute of real Estate Management Boston honors Doreen Donovan (Editor’s Note: The following story is based on a press release issued by The Peabody Companies.) T he Peabody Companies (www.peabodyproperties.com), a group of award-winning property management and real estate firms, is delighted to announce that Vice President of Administration Doreen Donovan, of Saugus, is the 2022 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Boston Metropolitan Chapter No. 4. Donovan accepted the award at the chapter’s annual meeting, which took place on Dec. 1, 2022, at Granite Links in Quincy. The Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2009 as a vehicle for the IREM Boston Chapter to give back to the industry and acknowledge legendary individuals who have made significant contributions to the New England real estate industry by establishing a lasting impact on the industry and demonstrating a lifetime of commitment to advancement of the industry, and who are an inspiration to industry practitioners. Donovan, who began her career in the affordable housing industry in 1984, joined the Peabody Companies in 2012 in her current role as VP of Administration. She is responsible for ensuring that all client properties offering affordable rental housing under one or more government assistance programs are leased and operatheld company and Accredited Management Organization (AMO) was incorporated in 1976 and is under the direction of Principal/CEO Karen Fish-Will and Fish-Crane, who were recently ranked #31 (out of 50) on Glassdoor’s 2018 SMB Top CEOs list. 10% Off Senior Discount! SNOW BLOWER SALES, SERVICE & REPAIRS Pickup/Delivery Available 1039 BROADWAY, REVERE WWW.BIKERSOUTFITTER.COM Doreen Donovan (right) accepted her Lifetime Achievement Award last month from Peabody Companies Principal & COO Melissa Fish-Crane. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) ed in strict compliance with program requirements. “Doreen is unwavering in her commitment to the multifamily affordable housing industry,” said Peabody Companies Principal/COO Melissa Fish-Crane. “Her knowledge of and enthusiasm for the important work we do is undeniable; congratulations are extended from the entire Peabody family.” Donovan is also the recent recipient of the New England Affordable Housing Management Association (NEAHMA) Legacy Award. The Peabody Companies and its affiliates – Peabody Properties, Peabody Resident Services, Peabody Supportive Housing, Peabody Real Estate and Peabody Miami – is headquartered in Braintree, Mass., at 536 Granite St. A full-service real estate firm, Peabody Properties manages over 15,275 units of housing throughout New England, as well as additional communities in New Jersey and Florida. This award-winning, privately 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 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

Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 State ban on mattresses and box springs causing litter problems in Saugus By Mark E. Vogler T he state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) put a ban into effect last Nov. 1, requiring mattresses and box springs to be recycled. But the ban is causing 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 problems for Saugus and every other community throughout the state because people who don’t want to pay the extra money for disposal of a mattress and box spring are dumping them on vacant lots and other secluded places. “I paid $460 to get rid of four mattress sets from my father’s house in Malden and mine after the law took effect in November,” Precinct 2 Town Meeting Member Robert J. Camuso, Jr. said yesterday. “With that new state law in effect, you’re going to see more and more dumping going on,” he said. Camuso has requested to be put on the agenda for the Board of Selectmen’s 7 p.m. meeting on Jan. 17. He wants to speak out on the problem of disposing of mattresses and brief members on a program that Peabody has adopted. Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Debra Panetta said she blames the state for contributing to the litter problem communities are now facing. “I think the State should have worked with cities and towns for an alternative solution for disposing of mattresses prior ILLEGAL DUMPING OF MATTRESSES IN SAUGUS: The parking lot near the Collins project on Route 99 has become a popular spot for dumping mattresses. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Robert J. Camuso, Jr.) to creating this mandate,” Panetta said. “They have made it exOur 50th Anniversary Dan 1972 R.Y.O. TOBACCO ---------TUBES ON SALE! 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! CIGARS - BUY THEM BY THE BOX AND SAVE! Act Now! DEEP DISCOUNTS! A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 NEW STORE HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday & Holidays: 10:00 AM - 5:00 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 tremely difficult to discard mattresses, which is why we are seeing mattresses and box springs dumped illegally in Town and elsewhere. Saugus is currently working on a solution, similar to other cities and towns, on the best way to dispose of mattresses and box springs for residents,” she said. Camuso dropped off a flier this week from the City of Peabody that offers residents tips on how to lessen the problem based on a state grant-funded program that the community has launched. A grant enables Peabody to sell stickers to residents for $80 instead of having them spend up to $100 or more for mattress disposal. Among the tips offered on what people can do with their old mattress: · When you buy a mattress, ask the retailer to collect your old one. · Bring the mattress to the Peabody Recycling Center. The grant allows residents to buy a $20 sticker for each mattress and box spring they drop off. · Residents are also free to use other private disposal options if they choose, but are responsible for all associated costs for mattress and box spring disposal. The state adopted the ban on mattress and box spring disposal to help reduce trash disposal statewide by 30 percent (from 5.7 million tons in 2018 to 4 million tons in 2023. THIS WEEK ON SAUGUS TV Sunday, Jan. 8 from 9–11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, Jan. 9 all day on Channel 8 – “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. on Channel 9 – Board of Selectmen Meeting ***live***. Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – Board of Selectmen Meeting from Jan. 10. Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. on Channel 9 – School Committee Meeting ***live***. Friday, Jan. 13 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – School Committee Meeting from Jan. 12. Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – Planning Board Meeting from Jan. 5. Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9 & 22. For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv. org.***programming may be subject to change without notice***

Melrose Arts & Crafts Society members create teddy bears for MelroseWakefi eld Hospital A t each monthly meeting, members of the Melrose Arts & Crafts Society cut, sew and stuff teddy bears for donation. A longtime member of the Melrose Arts & Crafts Society, Helen Chisholm, delivered 30 teddy bears to the Emergency Department at MelroseWakefi eld Hospital. Operations Manager Toni Reyes, Clinical Manager Melissa O’Connor-Iudice and Jerry McCullough, RN gladly accepted them. Helen also delivered 30 teddy bears and 30 blankets to Administrative THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 BOARD| FROM PAGE 2 Assistant Vincenza Sullivan, Jenn Wallace, RN and Thea Vo, RN of the Mother/Baby unit of the hospital, and they were also appreciated. Members will be working on completing more teddy bears at the next monthly meeting, which is on January 23, 2023, at First Baptist Church (561 Main St., Melrose) from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m. If you are interested, please call Dorothy Iudice at 781-662-2434. Hope to see you soon. edge, communication, and good business sense, Saugus worked its way out of fi nancial turmoil. He earned the respect of the Finance Committee, Town Meeting, and most importantly, the residents of our Town. Today, we have an AA+ bond rating from Standard and Poor’s. Because of this outstanding rating, we were able to borrow money for the new Middle/High school at a lower interest rate, saving Taxpayers millions of dollars. With that said, he led the charge for the new Middle/High school, where over 70% of the voters voted for the construction of the new school and a restructuring of the entire district. By working with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), our town was awarded a $63.8 million grant to construct the building. We have built beautiful new parks and playgrounds under Scott’s leadership. We have received millions of dollars in grant money because of our Town Manager. So, when I read in the paper that the Chair wants to change our Town of Saugus into a city, and then he wants to run for Mayor, it is disconcerting. Cicolini has “mixed feelings” about plan I continue to have mixed feelings about the posPage 5 sibility of Saugus becoming a city. There are rumors swirling around town about how if we were to become a city, Saugus would get millions more dollars from the state, that unfortunately is not a guarantee. There are many criteria that come into play in determining the aid amounts provided to communities and some of the key factors such as density and demographics do not necessarily work in Saugus’ favor. The average surrounding city has a population of 60,000 or more people. Melrose is an example of one of few smaller cities with 30,000 people but it is more of an outlier as Lynn, Malden, Everett, Revere, Chelsea all have populations in excess of 50,000 and a couple over 60,000. Saugus’ population of 28,000 pales in comparison to most cities that surround it. My parents were involved in the most recent past attempts to change our charter. My father chaired the charter commission in the 80s and my mom served on the most recent commission. It takes a lot of time, energy and effort to create a charter that encompasses enough change and still provides the proper checks and balances while allowing our community to maintain its unique identity. The idea of an elected mayor instead of a town manager and a city council in lieu of a board of selectmen and town meeting has many elements that need to be taken into account. The Town Manager is the chief procurement offi cer but reports to the board of selectmen and cannot spend a dollar without the approval of town meeting as the appropriating body who receives recommendations from the fi nance committee. A Mayor has signifi - cantly more control over the day to day and fi nancial operations in a community given the board of selectmen and 50 member town meeting (all of whom are elected by the people) would be replaced by a much smaller city council. I feel the residents are hesitant to adopt such a radical change in fear of the unknown and knowing that once it happens there is no turning back. I am interested to read what the proposal, if any, will be. As I always do, I will take each and every fact into account before I decide whether I will or will not support the change from a town to a city. 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Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 Walkers enjoy First Day Hike at Breakheart BOARD| FROM PAGE 5 with pros and cons. I’m not yet prepared to provide a defi nitive opinion on it, but I will be doing my own due diligence on this important topic. I would strongly support public debate as to the options available regarding forms of government available in Massachusetts. The topic deserves NEW YEAR’S DAY HIKE: People who are interested in beginning 2023 on a healthy note gathered at Breakheart Reservation last Sunday (Jan. 1) for the annual First Day Hike, which is cosponsored by the Department of Conservation & Recreation and the Friends of Breakheart. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) (Editor’s Note: The following info is an edited press release issued by the Friends of Breakheart this week.) O n January 1, 2023, approximately 250 people attended the Annual Breakheart Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR)/Friends of Breakheart First Day Hike event. It was a beautiful day, about 50 degrees, no rain and sunny, a great Day to be out at Breakheart. There were a couple of hikes to choose from: a shorter one which was about 2 miles long and a longer one about 3 miles long. The hikes were led by DCR staff . Refreshments, hot cocoa (from the DCR), clam chowder (from Kelly’s Roast Beef) and snacks from Need a hall for your special event? The Schiavo Club, located at 71 Tileston Street, Everett is available for your Birthdays, Anniversaries, Sweet 16 parties and more? Call Dennis at (857) 249-7882 for details. the Friends of Breakheart awaited the hikers on their return. DCR encourages all to explore the potential of our state parks. The Friends of Breakheart is planning other events for the spring for families and children. Our park, Breakheart, is considered a “hidden gem.” Please explore it. strong consideration, since, in my opinion, our current Town Charter has fundamental shortcomings. Specifically, the role of Town Manager has a significant impact on every resident, with direct control over all town departments, capital planning, contract negotiation for all contracts except for schools, economic development, appointments to most Boards and Committees, and much more, yet the employee in that role only needs to keep two members of the Board of Selectmen satisfi ed to keep his job, and only 3 members to get a contract extension. That is not what accountability looks like. The people in Saugus pay every bill, and they have no direct input on the town’s Chief Executive. In my opinion, we’d all be better served by a form of government with direct accountability to the people. Serino questions a change The Advocate newspaper had asked me for my thoughts regarding a statement, from my colleague Mr. Cogliano who stated in another local newspaper, that he would like to change the form of government in Saugus from a town to a city. Consequently, I first became aware of his opinion a couple days ago when a friend of mine had texted me a copy of the newspaper article. I am opposed to changing our form of government along with the character of our community. I believe it is best to make changes within our current town charter, if necessary, then changing our form of government to a city. Nineteen Saugus residents were among the 72 Northeast Metro Tech students to receive Adams Scholarship W AKEFIELD – Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School (Northeast Metro Tech) Principal/Deputy Director Carla Scuzzarella is pleased to announce that 72 seniors at the high school are among their peers statewide to receive the state’s John and Abigail Adams Scholarship. This scholarship is available to students A trusted family name combined with exceptional craftsmanship & professionalism. Call for a consultation & quote. whose MCAS performance puts them in the top 25 percent of their district. To be eligible, students must either score advanced on one exam and high proficient on the other two, or advanced on the English, Math and Science exams. ADAMS SCHOLARSHIP | SEE PAGE 17 64 Years! • Vinyl Siding • Carpentry Work • Decks • Roofing • Replacement Windows • Free Estimates • Fully Licensed • Fully Insured

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 Page 7 “The Old Sachem” The Greatest Football Player T By Bill Stewart his column was originally printed years ago. The last paragraph was added this week. By the title, you probably thought I would write about Tom Brady or some other NFL player. But no, I am writing about what the world calls football and we in the USA call soccer. The greatest player over time would be Pelé. He was born as Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil, on October 23, 1940. He started his career as a youth with Bauru from 1953 to 1956. In his professional career he played for Santos in the Brazil Professional League from 1956 to 1974, with 638 appearances – scoring 619 goals. He fi nished his professional career with the New York Cosmos in Major League Soccer of the USA, with 56 appearances and 31 goals, from 1975 to 1977. He played for the Brazilian National team from 1957 to 1971 with 91 appearances and 77 goals in international competition. He was a member of the team winning the FIFA World Cup in Sweden in 1958, in Chile in 1962 and in Mexico in 1979. He played for Brazil in the Copa America competition in Argentina in 1959. In 1999 he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). He was selected as the Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee, also in 1999. That same year Time magazine named him among the 100 most infl uential people of the 20th Century. The IFFHS and Guinness World Records list him as the top goal scorer in the world counting not only his professional games but also unoffi - cial friendlies and tour games. “The Old Sachem,” Bill Stewart His listed total is 1,281 goals in 1,363 games. Pelé died last Thursday at the age of 82. Tributes have poured in from around the world for this greatest of all time football player. (Editor’s Note: Bill Stewart, better known to Saugus Advocate readers as “The Old Sachem,” writes a weekly column about sports – and sometimes he opines on current events.) More High Water Bill Woes Hari Krishna Burlakoti isn’t the only one complaining about a high water meter reading; one lady is upset over $6,000 bill By Mark E. Vogler W hen he went to complain about a $15,601.46 water bill, Hari Krishna Burlakoti said he was told that the water meter never makes a mistake and that he needed to pay the bill. At a recent meeting, selectmen seemed to side with the 31-year-old firsttime homeowner that the Water Department needed to take another look at the bill and that something indeed was wrong –especially after his previous bill was $187. Selectmen have asked Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and finance director Wendy Hatch to brief them on the situation by the next meeting, which is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 17. Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano said yesterday that he’s learned of another town resident who may have been overcharged for water because of erroneous readings on her water meter. “I have another person coming in on the 17th (of January), ‘’ Cogliano said yesterday. “She has a $6,800.00 water bill which again is absurd. I don’t want these types of matters on the BOS (Board of Selectmen) agenda however, when they get no response or a response saying there’s nothing we can do you owe the bill.... that aggravates me off to no end. It’s quite obvious there’s something wrong and we need to help these people,” he said. Precinct 6 Town Meeting Member William S. Brown said he feels the pain of the two residents who are facing exorbitant water bills. He received a $1,075 water bill last year -- nearly double the one ($581.97) he received earlier. It irked Brown when he learned he would be paying $2,150 for the year -- more than twice the average annual bill because of billing that was based on the use of a busted water meter, “With the kind of exorbitant bills these people are getting, you would see pudRocco Longo, Owner dles or hear running water,” Brown said. “I got to believe something is wrong. It’s absolutely crazy that this is happening,” he said. 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 SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 2022: Year in Photos T his week The Saugus Advocate looks back on the past year with top photos that made the front pages. FEBRUARY: Saugus residents Cathy and Ken Strum said their love has grown stronger after being married for more than 48 years. They also share a deep passion for volunteer missions that improve the lives of less fortunate people. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler JANUARY: An early year snowstorm whitened up the Civil War monument in the rotary at Saugus Center, particularly the sailor. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) APRIL: The osprey – a federally protected bird that was once endangered by pesticides – has become a familiar sight in Saugus, particularly on this nesting platform along the Northern Strand Community Trail. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Charlie Zapolski) MARCH: Retired Saugus Police Detective James Donovan discussed a cop’s career over coffee – the highlights and challenges of a 32-year career with his hometown police force. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) For Advertising with RESULTS, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-233-4446 or info@advocatenews.net

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 Page 9 MAY: For the first time in three years since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Town Moderator Stephen N. Doherty got to bang his gavel for the Annual Town Meeting in the second floor auditorium of Saugus Town Hall. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) SEPTEMBER: Thomas Sheehan and Laura Eisener displayed their “Person of the Year” awards at the 41st Annual Saugus Founders Day Celebration held in front of Saugus Town Hall. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) NOVEMBER: Marine veteran Brandon Montella honored local veterans by completing a 100-mile run on Veterans Day, most of it along the Northern Strand Community Trail. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) JUNE: Lindsey Rose McGovern, the 2022 Saugus High School Salutatorian – an honor bestowed upon the second-top-ranked student in the Saugus High School Class of 2022 – relaxed with the top student, Valedictorian Jason Patrick Ciampa, during the first commencement exercises held at Christie Serino Jr. Memorial Stadium. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) OCTOBER: Lennox Ricketts, 4, and Michael Brown, 2, enjoyed hanging out together at the giant pumpkin display at Breakheart Reservation at the First Annual Fall Family Festival. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) DECEMBER: Saugus resident Sean Rock carried his daughter Mackenzie, 2, atop his shoulders during the Annual Tree Lighting event on the front lawn of Saugus Town Hall. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) The COVID-19 Update JULY: Kerra Bellerose and lung cancer survivor Lance Blais, of Groveland, displayed American pride at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life Seventh Annual Cruise Night Car Show at Fuddruckers in Saugus, which was organized by Guy Moley and Fuddruckers. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) Town reports 57 newly confirmed cases; two new deaths By Mark E. Vogler AUGUST: Rachel Patrizzi, the sister of a former Saugus firefighter, made local history by becoming the town’s first woman firefighter. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) T here were 57 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Saugus over the past week through Wednesday (Jan. 4). The new cases reported by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) over the past week increased the overall total to 10,355 confirmed cases since the outbreak of the global pandemic in March of 2020, according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. This week’s total was an increase of 30 over the number of newly confirmed cases reported last week. There were two new COVID-19-related deaths over the past week, as the death toll increased to 100. “Our hearts and prayers go out to those families affected by this health pandemic,” Crabtree said.

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 A Reader’s Perspective: Capricious weather didn’t deter volunteers from laying wreaths of remembrance on the graves of Saugus veterans By Laura Eisener A t noon on Saturday, December 17, the Parson Roby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Judge Samuel Holten Society Children of the American Revolution sponsored the Wreaths Across America event at Riverside Cemetery. Among those speaking at the ceremony were State Representative Donald Wong, Commander of Veteran’s Council Captain Steve Castinetti, and town officials, including Deb Panetta and other selectmen. Many volunteers came out in very capricious weather to lay wreaths of remembrance at as many veterans’ graves as possible. While the sun had just come out as most people were arriving, clouds soon appeared, and the brisk wind kept the flags flying straight out throughout the ceremony. An icy rain, thankfully brief, fell on those who were seeking graves to honor with wreaths at the end of the ceremony. Alanna Felix beautifully sang our National Anthem. Taps was played on the bugle by Sylvia Renda, state president of the Massachusetts Children of the American Revolution. The benediction was given by Gail Cassarino, chaplain of the Parson Roby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Volunteers from all over Saugus carried the sponsored wreaths to graves in veterans’ plots in the far reaches of the cemetery, in individual and family plots as well as the veterans’ areas, until all the wreaths had been placed. Each person said the veterans’ name aloud and thanked them for their service. Some placed wreaths on the graves of veterans from their own family, and many others placed their wreaths on gravestones of those entirely unfamiliar to them. The Parson Roby Chapter DAR would like to recognize the following: the Veterans, Salem High School Jr. ROTC led by Sgt. Major Sumner, Vietnam Veteran Gordon Shepard, who has spent countless volunteer hours fixing up the veterans’ areas of the cemetery, John Falasca and the staff of Riverside Cemetery, The Creation & Learning Station Preschool, A brisk wind and some cold rain challenged the participants on Saturday afternoon. (Courtesy photos to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) Saugus Garden Club, the Girl Scouts, Dunkin’ and all of the volunteers and sponsors who helped in honoring our Veterans. Wreaths Across America is a nationwide program with the goal of placing fir wreaths at the graves of veterans every December, including at Arlington National Cemetery and thousands of other cemeteries across the United States. Here in Saugus, the Parson Roby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to thank all the Veterans for their service and sacrifice. We also would like to thank all the people that sponsored wreaths and the volunteers that braved the weather to lay wreaths on the veterans’ graves. We all must “Remember,” “Honor” and continue to “Teach” our young people the sacrifice that our veterans made so we can continue to enjoy the freedoms we Saugonian Joanie Allbee laid a wreath on the grave of Sgt. Stackpole, who served in Company A, 40th Mass. Infantry during the Civil War. (Courtesy photos to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) have. There are 1,500 veterans buried in the Riverside Cemetery and 40 buried in the Old Burying Ground, and although we greatly appreciated the 360 wreaths that were sponsored, it would be so wonderful to have every veteran’s grave sponsored for next year’s Wreaths Across America Day on December 16, 2023. It is not too early to sponsor a wreath(s) for next year. If you order between now and January 17, 2023, Wreaths Across America will match every wreath purchased. Please go to wreathsacrossamerica.org/MA0136P to sponsor a wreath(s) to honor our fallen heroes on Wreaths Across America Day, December 16, 2023. A color guard of ROTC members from Salem brought the flag to the Ceremony. (Courtesy photos to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) Representative Donald Wong was among the speakers at the ceremony. (Courtesy photos to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) Members of the community, including Saugus selectmen, attended the moving ceremony honoring veterans. (Courtesy photos to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener)

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 Page 11 The Sounds of Saugus By Mark E. Vogler Good Morning, Saugus! Hope your holidays and New Year were filled with good cheer and happy memories shared with friends and loved ones. And, hopefully, you have embarked on some challenging resolutions for the new year – like making a commitment to eating healthier and getting regular exercise to shed the weight. Got to love the spirit and the commitment of all those people who ventured outside on New Year’s Day to begin their year with a nice, long walk. Just keep it up, and you will be pleased with the results. Looking back on 2022 Hopefully, readers will enjoy our photo spread that includes the top photos of each month during 2022. It’s time-consuming, but fun to do this every year for our readers, following the Yearin-Review issue. I’d like to thank my good photojournalist buddy David Spink, who wrote about Saugus and took a lot of photos in town many years ago when he was a staff writer and photographer at North Shore Sunday. David has been a regular reader of The Saugus Advocate since I became editor in March of 2016. Each week, he helps me out with his photographic expertise by recommending which photo shots belong on page one and which ones don’t. Here’s David’s take on this year’s best photo, “Cruising to Fight Cancer,” which appeared on the cover of our July 22, 2022, edition. “The couple in the red, white and blue is just begging to illustrate a year in review issue. You couldn’t really order up better wild art for the job. They are looking good and have been preparing all year for this honor. ‘Saugus, USA: 2022 Remembered’ Slap the photo under the headline. Miller Time!” Looking ahead to “Saugus Over Coffee” In a couple of weeks, I plan to go visit residents in each of the town’s 10 Precincts and find out what’s on their minds as a town election year commences. What are the specific issues that concern residents in each precinct? What are their town-wide concerns? I’m going to give these folks a chance to grab a cup of coffee or tea on me at a popular coffee shop in or near their precinct. In the meantime, I will be conferring with some of the 50 Town Meeting members about the most popular locations for folks to drink coffee in or around their respective precincts. If anyone in each of the precincts has a favorite coffee shop they would like to recommend, please email me at mvoge@ comcast.net. Please, police, be on the lookout! I t ’s getting downright scary trying to drive into and around Saugus. I’m one of the minority who likes to drive at or below the speed limit. Not only am I afraid about hitting deer that could scamper in the path of my car, I am also concerned about folks in dark-colored clothes at night jaywalking in areas that are dangerous for pedestrians. A couple of days ago, somebody in dark clothes bolted right in front of my car, near the road entrance to the Saugus-Middle-High School. If I were driving above the speed limit, I may have hit the jaywalker. By the same token, it’s too bad some of those solar-powered stop signs throughout town don’t have cameras photographing the cars that don’t observe pedestrians in the crosswalk. Whenever I walk the crosswalk on Hamilton Street toward the Public Safety Building, there’s usually a 50-50 chance of cars stopping to let me get across the street. I have a similar problem trying to safely walk from the Saugus Public Library to Town Hall. So, sooner or later, something tragic is going to happen again. And we will see the stickers for “Citizens For a Safer Saugus resurface. Be careful out there, folks. Wayne keeps losing (winning) I thank all of the readers who keep asking for an update on my older brother Wayne, who has already lost more than 100 pounds since his weight ballooned to 377 pounds on Oct. 5, 2020. It’s simply amazing how the collaboration of two good doctors – one who specializes in nutrition – have made a world of difference in Wayne’s dramatic turnaround. Wayne, who is 71, resides in an assisted living home in Swansea, his hometown in Southeastern Massachusetts. He’s a retired schoolteacher who got into some bad habits that led to a dangerous decline in his health back in 2019, when he wound up in the hospital for about a week, being treated for serious dehydration and cardiac-related problems. I regret that I had to get militant and get right up in his grill to motivate him to change his eating habits and the lifestyle which contributed to his health problems. Wayne sometimes growls at me and gives me some grief because he’s my older brother. And younger brothers don’t usually get away with telling older brothers what to do. But, in this case, I have the full backing and blessing of Wayne’s longtime primary care physician – Dr. Mark A. Ringiewicz of Swansea. If Wayne gives me any guff during his quarterly visits to Dr. Ringiewicz, the good doctor backs me to the hilt. He’s encouraged me to continue advocating in the fashion which I have been. And the results confirm the strategy is working. Wayne has also taken the initiative by doing regular walks in the area of the assisted living home. And he’s eating better. But the turning point for Wayne and me was the day that I asked Dr. Ringiewicz to refer my brother to a specialist who could help him with his diet issues. Dr. Ringiewicz referred Wayne to Dr. Jessica Inwood of Fall River, a doctor who specializes in weight loss and diet issues. And she has worked wonders in helping Wayne to see the error of his ways as far as food choices. The two doctors have formed an incredible team. And although Wayne has already met our weight loss goal for him, there are new goals for him to shoot for. Dr. Ringiewicz has already said a 70-year-old man who is 5-foot-10.5 inches tall could stand to lose another 70 to 80 pounds. In Wayne’s case, that would be under 200 pounds. The doctor said it would be realistic to see him in the 230-240 range this year – still heavy, but headed in the right direction, thanks to Dr. Ringiewicz and Dr. Inwood – and of course, Wayne, for dedicating himself to tackle the weight loss challenge. But there remains one big challenge ahead. Wayne has lost all of this weight, but he is still swimming in his old clothes. So, a very dear friend of mine has offered to go down to Swansea with me this weekend and get Wayne fitted for some new clothes. The friend said there’s the real problem of Wayne regressing and putting weight back on because his clothes are so loose and he might feel comfortable overeating and getting into bad habits again. A lot of people who are weight conscious usually get motivated when their clothes get tight, especially around the waist line. But when you’re swimming in your clothes, it’s easy to develop a false sense of comfort. So, getting Wayne a new wardrobe is a top priority for me early this year. Stay tuned. Let’s try it again, contest participants! Nobody guessed the correct answer in last week’s “Guess Who Got Sketched” contest. Actually, anyone who felt like sharing some of their wishes for the New Year would qualify to have their name put in the green Boston Red Sox cap. But nobody did. With the “Sketch Artist” taking some time off this week, we decided to run the New Year’s-oriented sketch from last week again. C’mon folks! This one is easy. Food Pantry notes: The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry reopens today (Friday, January 6) from 9:3011 a.m. after being closed last Friday for the holidays. “Shout Outs” to a bunch of good people Janice Jarosz and The MEG Foundation provided us with THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 14 —Cont est— CONTEST SKETCH OF THE WEEK GUESS WHO GOT SKETCHED? If you know the right answer, you might win the contest. In this week’s edition, we continue our weekly feature where a local artist sketches people, places and things in Saugus. Got an idea who’s being sketched this week? If you do, please email me at mvoge@comcast.net or leave a phone message at 978 683-7773. Anyone who identifies the Saugonian sketched in this week’s paper between now and Tuesday at Noon qualifies to have their name put in a green Boston Red Sox hat with a chance to be selected as the winner of a $10 gift certificate, compliments of Hammersmith Family Restaurant, 330 Central Street in Saugus. But you have to enter to win! Look for the winner and identification in next week’s “The Sounds of Saugus.” Please leave your mailing address in case you are a winner. (Courtesy illustration to The Saugus Advocate by a Saugonian who goes by the name of “The Sketch Artist”)

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 Saugus Gardens in the Winter Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener T he year 2023 is here and many of us took at least one walk on New Year’s Day to enjoy the pleasant weather. Below freezing temperatures of the week before giving way to warmer than average for January means that some partly frozen ponds have begun to melt again. The swans go back and forth between Birch Pond in Lynnhurst and Hawkes Pond, which extends from North Saugus into Lynnfield. Ducks, geese, herring gulls and several species of ducks are common on these ponds and on the Saugus River year-round. Mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) are among the most common. Males have iridescent heads and necks that may look bright green or black depending on the angle of the feathers, while females have brownish toned plumage. At the feeders, many birds are seeking out food beyond that supplied by nature, including local species and a big flock of common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), originally a European species, which were introduced to North America in the late 19th century. Most outdoor plants are not blooming right now, but I have seen some heath (Erica spp.) in flower in gardens this week, and a friend reported some early snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) on a warm south slope at Arnold Arboretum on New Year’s Day. A single bright pink bud has emerged on one of the Lenten roses (Helleborus hybrid) outside my front door, but the common witch hazel (Hamemalis virginiana) blossoms from last week have curled up tight. Indoor plants are showing a bit more activity, with flowers and foliage emerging on several indoor bulbs and houseplants. Aquatic money tree (Pachira aquatica) and its close relative smooth money tree (Pachira glabra) is a popular gift plant in many parts of the world, especially at New Year’s’ time. Outdoors, both trees require much warmer climates than ours, but they have recently become very popular as houseplants. Houseplant versions are generally sold as a bonsai-style tree with three to five trunks that are braided together. Often simply labeled money tree or lucky tree, they are believed to encourage good fortune and prosperity for the year ahead. The two species are difficult to tell apart, especially if flowers or fruit are not present. Both are The money tree’s most ornamental feature may be its braided trunks. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) medium sized trees, growing to about 60 feet tall, native to swampy sites in Central and South America. They are members of the mallow family (Malvaceae) which includes cotton (Gossypium spp.), the tropical fruit durian (Durio zibethinus), linden trees (Tilia spp.) and 300 species of hibiscus. Money tree is also known as Malabar chestnut, Guiana chestnut, French peanut, Saba nut and some other names where they can be grown outdoors as a landscape plant. There they are often valued for erosion control, and as some of the common names suggest, they are grown for their nut production. The seed reputedly tastes similar to chestnuts. They have long been eaten and used as a medicine in South America, but some conflicting information about its potential harmfulness to people and animals would make me cautious about eating it. Small trees grown indoors rarely get to the point of producing seeds, so the issue may not ever come up. Both species have palmately compound foliage. Unlike most palmately compound leaves I am familiar with, the number of A flock of starlings descended on the seed wreath at the end of 2022. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) Pearce Lake on New Year’s Day, like many ponds in Saugus, had some ice-covered areas and some open water. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) leaflets may be very variable on the same plant. The potted one on our kitchen table has five, six or seven leaflets, depending on which leaf you are counting, but in the wild there may be as many as nine leaflets. Smooth money plant has greener bark on its trunk(s), while the aquatic money plant bark matures to a grayer tone. If you can get them to flower, the blossoms of smooth money plant are pure white, while those of aquatic money plant are creamier and have reddish stamens. The fruit pods of aquatic money plant are about twice the size of the smooth money plant. It would take many years for them to develop flowers or fruit indoors. If you regard them as a decorative foliage plant, they can be grown in fairly low light conditions and are not very demanding. Editor’s Note: Laura Eisener is a landscape design consultant who helps homeowners with landscape design, plant selection and placement of trees and shrubs, as well as perennials. She is a member of the Saugus Garden Club and offered to write a series of articles about “what’s blooming in town” shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was inspired after seeing so many people taking up walking. A new leaf emerges on the money tree – perhaps we can assume this a good omen for future prosperity. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) A pair of mallard ducks cruise the Saugus River near the town pier. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener)

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 Page 13 Saugus boys take home Green Tourney title By Greg Phipps I t proved to be a memorable holiday week for the Saugus High School boys’ basketball team, as the Sachems emerged with a championship trophy at the annual David Green Holiday Basketball Tournament at Winthrop High School. The Sachems defeated the Revere Patriots in convincing fashion, 67-47, to come out on top in last Thursday’s title contest. Revere actually jumped LEGAL NOTICE SAUGUS BOARD OF SELECTMEN PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Saugus Board of Selectmen will conduct a Public Hearing on the request of JMB Food Group, Boston #11, LLC, d/b/a Jersey Mikes located at 741 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906 for a Common Victualer’s license to new owners Mr. Matthew Catania and Mr. John Helm. This Public Hearing will be held in the Saugus Town Hall Auditorium, second floor, 298 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906, on January 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM. Anthony Cogliano, Chairman Janice K. Jarosz, Temp. Clerk January 06, 2023 ahead 7-0 early before consecutive three-pointers by Ben Tapia-Gately and Isaiah Rodriguez and a layup from Josh Osawe put Saugus in front, 8-7. From there, the Sachems never looked back. Tapia-Gately earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors and finished with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds to go along with eight assists. Sachems’ Head Coach Joe Bertrand credited the strong defensive play for his team’s success in the tournament final. “Defense was the key. The kids stepped up and played strong man-to-man defense and shut down Revere’s key players,” he said. Bertrand cited the performances of Max Anajjar and Isaiah Garcia on defense. On offense, Chris Flynn exploded for 17 points, including five three-pointers; Osawe added 10 points, and Anajjar and Sachem’s Josh Osawe worked to score for the Sachems during last week’s tournament. Rodriguez each finished with seven. Osawe and Anajjar were recognized as all-tournament players. Saugus reached the tournament final by knocking off host Winthrop, 62-50, in last Wednesday’s opening round. Saugus’s Ben Tapia-Gately drove the ball up the court during recent tourney action. The tourney final victory was the fifth win of the season for the Sachems. On Tuesday night at the Saugus High School gym, the Sachems had their momentum halted by the Marblehead Magicians, as the visitors came away with a 75-56 triumph. The loss dropped the Sachems to 5-2 overall on the season. Saugus resumes action next Tuesday when it travels to take on Gloucester.

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 11 a mega “Shout Out” for this week’s paper. It takes a village of volunteers and contributors to make fundraisers successful. Janice wanted to share this list with Saugus Advocate readers: The MEG Foundation Board Members would like to give a shout out to all those businesses, friends and families who sponsored our very successful 12th annual Christmas Tree Festival! Tree Festival Sponsors for 2023 were: Saugus Lions Club, Rossetti Insurance Agency, Friends of Breakheart, Patty and Buddy Staples, Pro Care, Lynda Torregrossa, Peter and Joyce Rossetti, Paparazzi, Mango Realty, the DeVine Family, Saugus Garden Club, North Shore Christian School, Partners in Rehab, Karen and Tony Speziale, Maison di Mer, Saugus Senior Center, Skylar Ross, Saugus Youth and Cheerleaders, Parson Roby DAR Chapter, Sharon’s Sneaker Crew, Anthony Cogliano, Kathy Giannetta and Diane Deameliao, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus Tree Committee, The Ross Family, The Line Family, Paula Walsh, Saugus Historical Society , Miss Rina’s Little Rascals, Robert Nazzaro, and Center Development. Each sponsor purchased their own tree, their employees created a theme, purchased all the decorations, added gift cards, and brought everything to the MEG to put the finishing touches on their trees. I was amazed by how they were able to come up with unique and original ideas! A thank you to the MEG Tree Committee members Linda Ross, Patty Staples, Kathy Giannetta, Joyce Rossetti, Lynda Torregrossa, and Laurie Davis who worked together for several months planning a very successful and exciting Festival. A special thank you to our PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is given by Northeastcann Inc., that a Community Outreach Meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., at Saugus TV, located at 30 Main Street Saugus, MA 01906, and to be broadcast live on Saugus TV public access channel 8. Northeastcann Inc., will present an overview of the proposed Marijuana Retailer Marijuana Establishment to be located at 1529 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906. The public is invited to attend and ask questions. The meeting will be recorded and available at Saugus TV. Questions or comments can be directed to Attorney Nicholas A. Gomes, by email at nick@colemanandgomes.com or by telephone at 508-901-9120. January 6, 2023 Broadway Office Space For Lease handsome Santa, who was so patient and kind to his little visitors and to professional Photographer Steve Bevacqua, also good looking, who created beautiful photos of children and friendly pets for their parents. And to all the wonderful families and friends who supported our fun filled Festival this year in the true spirit of Christmas. Thank you. Janice Jarosz Want to “Shout Out” a fellow Saugonian? This is an opportunity for our paper’s readers to single out – in a brief mention – remarkable acts or achievements by Saugus residents or an act of kindness or a nice gesture. Just send an email (mvoge@comcast.net) with a mention in the subject line of “An Extra Shout Out.” No more than a paragraph; anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or a photo. Host Agreement negotiations continue Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano announced at Tuesday’s meeting (Dec. 27) that representatives of WIN Waste Innovations will be back at Town Hall on Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. in the second floor auditorium to offer another proposal to selectmen. Selectmen, back in October, approved a Host Community Agreement (HCA) with WIN Waste Innovations that enables the company to extend the life of the ash landfill adjacent to its trash-to-energy plant on Route 107 by two decades. But the amended HCA, which selectmen supported by a slim 3-2 vote, includes substantial changes – including a provision that the Town of Saugus receive free tipping fees for waste disposal over the life of the agreement. The town currently pays about $900,000 in annual tipping fees to WIN Waste Innovations. But the annual savings to the town could be considerably more if the agreement receives the required backing of the state Department of Environmental Affairs (MassDEP), the Board of Health and Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. Legion breakfasts on Friday mornings Saugus American Legion Post 210 hosts its popular breakfasts from 8-9 a.m. on Fridays. The Legion requests a donation of $8 from those who are looking for a delicious meal at Legion Hall. The Legion also welcomes veterans who can’t afford the meal to enjoy a free breakfast. Bon appétit! THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 15 - LEGAL NOTICE - COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Essex Probate and Family Court 36 Federal Street Salem, MA 01970 (978) 744-1020 Docket No. ES22P2263EA Estate of: CAROL R. FIORE Also known as: CAROL R. PINNELLE, CAROL PINNELLE CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition for Formal Probate of Will with Apointment of Personal Representative has been filed by: Kathryn A. Fiore of Saugus MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that: Kathryn A. Fiore of Saugus MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in unsupervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE Prime Broadway Location, 1,500 Sq. Ft. with conference Room, Lobby/Waiting Area, and Kitchen. Ideal for Law or Tax Office. Call Matt at (617) 699-0887 You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 02/06/2023. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Frances M. Giordano, First Justice of this Court. Date: December 22, 2022 PAMELA A. CASEY O’BRIEN REGISTER OF PROBATE January 6, 2023

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 Page 15 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 14 Compost/Recycling DropOff Site schedule The Town of Saugus Compost/Recycling Drop-Off Site closed for the winter season on Dec. 10. The site will reopen for recycling on the third Saturday of the month in January, February and March, weather permitting. The dates are Saturday, January 21, Saturday, February 18 and Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please contact Scott Brazis, Director of Solid Waste/Recycling, at 781-231-4036 with any questions. For more information about the Town of Saugus, visit www.saugus-ma.gov What’s happening at the Saugus Public Library For schoolchildren looking for interesting projects and programs to participate in this fall, there’s plenty to do at the Saugus Public Library. There are also some very good programs offered for grownups, too. 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group on Zoom (Editor’s Note: This program is a series that begins in January, but folks should register as soon as possible if they wish to participate.) If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your “Encore Career,” this networking group program is perfect for you! Remember, 85% of jobs are found through networking! The Massachusetts Library Collaborative’s 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group meets on Wednesday mornings via Zoom from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the first and third week of each month, January–June 2023. For the convenience of those who cannot attend the morning sessions, the group will also meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Register for either morning or evening sessions. By registering for one morning session, you will also be registered for all other morning sessions. The same is true for the evening sessions. Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by Deborah Hope, MBA, PCIC, an experienced executive career coach. Deborah is a former Fortune 500 executive, investment banker and entrepreneur and transitioned to executive coaching over 12 years ago. She has coached with Harvard Business School Executive Education programs and the Mass. Conference for Women., and she has been trained or certified in a variety of coaching models and assessment tools. Deborah has facilitated 50+ job seekers networking groups since 2016. The Tewksbury Library has partnered with libraries in Andover, Billerica, Chelmsford, Danvers, North Andover, Saugus, Shrewsbury, Westford and Wilmington (among others) to sponsor this group. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email. Please register in advance from the online Events Calendar. How do you make a catapult? Join us on Saturday, January 7 at 10:30 a.m. to meet local guy Derek Forestier, who will be at the Saugus Public Library to talk about how he and his four friends – all skilled craftsmen – came to be stars on the Netflix show “Making Fun!” – a show where kids ask the guys to make outrageous items. Some of the fun projects Derek helped create were a guitar boat, a 12-foot dinosaur that spit tacos, and a unicorn bicycle with a glittery surprise. Derek will talk about how TV shows are made, how they built the crazy ideas and how he came to be a celebrity while having fun with his friends. This is a free program, but registration is required. Call 781.231.4168, ext 3107 or visit our online Events Calendar. Join our Teen Advisory Board: first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Teen Room; fifth grade and up. Meet with the Teen Librarian once a month to talk about what you’d like for programs and materials at the library. Your opinion matters! No registration required. Snacks provided! (sauguspubliclibrary.org – 781-231-4168) Just Sew! Saugonians are welcome to join a monthly sewing class for adults that is held the third Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Saugus Public Library. The next meeting is Monday, Jan. 16. The class will cover basic topics like sewing buttons, hemming clothing and mending torn fabric and will move on to more advanced topics in the coming weeks. This class is free. (See sauguspubliclibrary.org) A neat teen group called Manga & Anime Club: The Manga & Anime Club, from all accounts, is a lot of fun for kids in Grades 6 and up. So, if you are curious, check out the Teen Room. Chat with friends! Make crafts! Try Japanese snacks! Club meetings will continue on Saturdays through May from 10-11 a.m. They will be held on Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1 and May 13. Please sign up in advance; call 781-231-4168 or stop by the Reference Desk. (https://www.sauguspubliclibrary.org/new-manga-anLaw Offices of JOSEPH D. CATALDO, P.C. “ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW” • ESTATE/MEDICAID PLANNING • WILLS/TRUSTS/ESTATES • INCOME TAX PREPARATION • WEALTH MANAGEMENT • RETIREMENT PLANNING • ELDER LAW 369 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 (617)381-9600 JOSEPH D. CATALDO, CPA, CFP, MST, ESQUIRE. AICPA Personal Financial Specialist Designee ime-club.../ – Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St., Saugus, Mass.) Hey adults! Did you ever feel like going back to your childhood days and spending some time coloring? Come relax with our continuing Adult Coloring Group.It’s a great opportunity to take time to unwind, be creative, and have fun, no experience necessary!We have pencils and coloring pages ready and waiting. See you there!Spaces limited, please call to register 781-231-4168 X 3106. When:10 a.m. Wednesday January 11.Where: Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St, Saugus, Brooks Rm (2nd floor). First Baptist Church presents “Can We Talk…” First Baptist Church Pastor Leroy Mahoney invites troubled people to join others in a special program called “Can We Talk … Community conversations on Trauma and Healing” the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. at Rev. Isaac Mitchell Jr. Fellowship Hall (105 Main St. in Saugus). “Join us as we gather in community to share our stories, thoughts and feelings about whatever you are going through,” Rev. Mahoney states in a written announcement. “As always, it is a safe space to come together in community,” he says. Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus (Editor’s Note: The following info is from an announcement submitted by Julie Cicolini, a member of the Board of Directors for Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus.) Who we are: Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus (HS2) is a nonprofit group of volunteers who are helping to offset food insecurity in households. HS2 provides students/families who enroll in the program a supply of nutritious food for when school lunches and breakfasts are unavailable to them on weekends. How HS2 can help you: HS2 bags are distributed at Saugus Public Schools on Fridays to take home. Bags include such items as peanut butter, canned meals/soups/ tuna/vegetables, pasta, fruit cups, cereal, oatmeal, goldfish, pretzels and granola bars. All food is provided to children free of charge. It is our hope these resources will support the health, behavior and achievement of every student who participates. To sign up go here to complete online form: https://forms. gle/gmMGguycSHBdziuE9 Want to partner with us: We would love to partner with organizations, sports teams, youth groups, PTOs, businesses and individuals to assist in feeding students of Saugus. To learn more about how you can partner with us, visit the Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus Facebook page or email us at HS2Saugus@gmail.com. HS2 relies on donations to create take-home bags for a weekend full of meals. Checks can also be sent directly to: Salem Five C/O Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus, 855-5 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906. Online donations can also be made at: https://givebutter. com/HealthySaugus. About The Saugus Advocate We welcome press releases, news announcements, freelance articles and courtesy photos from the community. Our deadline is noon Wednesday. If you have a story idea, an article or photo to submit, please email me at mvoge@comcast.net or leave a message at 978-683-7773. Let us become your hometown newspaper. The Saugus Advocate is available in the Saugus Public Library, the Saugus Senior Center, Saugus Town Hall, local convenience stores and restaurants throughout town. Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. It’s been six and a half years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15- to 20-minute interview over a hot drink at a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee or tea. Or, if you prefer to continue practicing social distancing and be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation recovers from the Coronavirus crisis. If it’s a nice day, my preferred site for a coffee and interview would be the picnic area of the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site.

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 OBITUARIES Mercedes A. (Suarez) Politano O f Saugus.Formerly of East Boston, age 86, died on Thursday, December 29th. She was the beloved wife of Joseph C. Politano with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born and raised in East Boston, Mrs. Politano was the daughter of the late Joseph and Antonetta (Indelicato) Suarez. She was a former customer service representative for Aetna/ Cigna Insurance for over twenty years. A resident of Saugus for 55 years, Mercedes enjoyed cooking and crocheting. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Politano is survived by her daughter, Diane (Politano) Carpenter of Georgetown; grandson, Kenneth Carpenter and his wife Stacey; two great granddaughters, Mercedes and Julianna; sister, Camille Casarano of Danvers. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She Your Hometown News Delivered! EVERETT ADVOCATE MALDEN ADVOCATE REVERE ADVOCATE SAUGUS ADVOCATE One year subscription to The Advocate of your choice: $150 per paper in-town per year or $200 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 O f Saugus, formerly of Everett.Passed away on Saturday, December 31st at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital at the age of 89. He was the beloved husband of Doris (Ciampa) Portella with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. Born in Revere, Mr. Portella was the son of the late Ralph was predeceased by her son-inlaw, Kenneth Carpenter and sister, Dolores Cardinale. Relatives and friends were invited to attend visitation in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Tuesday from 10 – 11 a.m. followed by a service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mercedes memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org. Mr. Ralph Portella, Jr. J. and Mary (Aldoriso) Portella. In addition to his wife, Mr. Portella is survived by his two daughters, Desiree Portella of Peabody and Lisa Grana and her husband John of Saugus; two grandsons, Matthew Grana and his wife Sierra of SC and Michael Grana and his wife Teresa Grana of Saugus; OBITS | SEE PAGE 17 - LEGAL NOTICE - COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Essex Probate and Family Court 45 Congress Street Salem, MA 01970 (978) 744-1020 Docket No. ES22P3470EA Estate of: HAROLD WILLIAM REID Also Known As: HAROLD W. REID Date of Death: 02/13/2022 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Diana L. Wodzenski-Reid of Saugus, MA Diana L. Wodzenski-Reid of Saugus, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. January 06, 2023 1. On Jan. 6, 1993, Dizzy Gillespie died – an originator of what type of jazz? 2. What two countries that border the Arctic have the most islands in the world? 3. On Twitter who is @ SecondGentleman? 4. On Jan. 7, 1955, who debuted at the Metropolitan Opera – its first African American performer? 5. Dolphinfish is more commonly called what on menus? 6. According to Guinness World Records, Gino, a Chihuahua mix, is the world’s oldest dog – approximately how many years old: 17, 22 or 31? 7. On Jan. 8, 1835, President Andrew Jackson paid off the national debt; how many times has that happened? 8. The French film “Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory,” which is said to be the first motion picture, was created in what year: 1872, 1895 or 1911? 9. Who had his first national TV appearance/first host appearance hosting the game show “Earn Your Vacation”? 10. In his journal in January 1842, what Concord, Mass., cabin dweller wrote, “I have been popping corn tonight… The popped corn is a perfect winter flower, hinting of anemones and houstonias.” 11. On Jan. 9, 1811, the first all-female golf tournament was held – at Musselburgh Golf Club in what country: Germany, Scotland or USA? 12. What former professional basketball player’s nickname is “Dr. J”? 13 How are anthracite and bituminous similar? 14 On Jan. 10, 1904, what actor was born in Dorchester, Mass., who appeared as the Scarecrow in “The Wizard of Oz”? ANSWERS 15. How are growler, bergy bit and castle similar? 16. In 2023 what two countries will together host the FIFA Women’s World Cup? 17. January 11 is National Milk Day, which commemorates the first time milk was delivered how? 18. The Japan Swimming Federation has many schools of suijutsu (martial arts-style swimming) derived from what warrior class? 19. In what two decades was Red Auerbach the Celtics’ coach? 20. On Jan. 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck and took about 160,000 lives where in the Caribbean? 1. Bebop 2. Norway and Sweden 3. Douglas Emhoff (husband of VP Kamala Harris) 4. Marian Anderson 5. Mahi-mahi 6. 22 years plus 96 days (as of Dec. 28, 2022) 7. Once 8. 1895 9. Johnny Carson 10. Henry David Thoreau 11. Scotland 12. Julius Erving 13. They are types of coal. 14. Ray Bolger 15. They are iceberg classifications. 16. Australia and New Zealand 17. In sterilized bottles 18. Samurai 19. 1950-1966 20. Haiti

EXPERIENCED SNOW PLOW DRIVER FOR DRIVEWAYS THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 OBITS | FROM PAGE 16 two great grandchildren, Aliya and Domenic Grana of SC. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Service Information: Rela$40. PER HOUR PLEASE CALL: 781-521-9927 tives and friends are invited to attend an hour of visitation in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Tuesday, January 10th from 10 – 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For directions and condolences visitwww.BisbeePorcella.com. Donations in Ralph’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army at give.salvationarmyusa.org. Page 17 ADAMS SCHOLARSHIP | FROM PAGE 6 “We routinely have a high number of our students qualify for the Adams Scholarship, and the Class of 2023 is no exception. This is a special group, who came back to school under very difficult circumstances in 20202021, and took the MCAS exams seriously in spring 2021,” said Principal Scuzzarella. “We are extremely proud of our seniors and the example they have set for our younger students.” Recipients of the Adams Scholarship are granted four years of free tuition at Massachusetts state colleges and universities. StuADAMS SCHOLARSHIP | SEE PAGE 19 ~ HELP WANTED ~ Experienced Oil Truck Driver wanted. Hazmat and CDL required. Must present driver’s record history. Please send resume to: dina@angelosoil.com or call 781-231-3500 Frank Berardino MA License 31811 • 24 - Hour Service • Emergency Repairs BERARDINO Plumbing & Heating Residential & Commercial Service Gas Fitting • Drain Service 617.699.9383 Senior Citizen Discount 858855-GO-4-GLAS 55-GO-4O- -GL Call now! 781 233 4446 LAS LA AS We follow Social Distancing Guidelines! CLASSIFIEDS

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JAnUAry 6, 2023 Lady Sachems fall short in Revere Tourney fi nal T By Greg Phipps railing by just one point entering the fi nal quarter, the Saugus High School girls’ basketball team couldn’t keep pace with the Milton Wildcats and came out on the short end of a 42-28 score in the fi nal of the inaugural Revere High School Holiday Tournament last Friday. The Sachems advanced to the title game by defeating the New Mission Titans, 59-50, in last Thursday’s opening round. Against Milton, Peyton DiBiasio led the off ense with 21 points. Ashleen Escobar added four points in the defeat. Both DiBiasio and Escobar were named to the all-tournament team for their eff orts. “[Milton] played great defense down the stretch and that led to some scoring opportunities for them,” Saugus Head Coach Mark Schruender said after the game. “And we had to play more aggressively than we wanted to toward Saugus’s Jessica Bremberg looks to pass out to a teammate after hauling down an off ensive rebound against New Mission. the end of the game.” Schruender also cited the strong performances defensively from Ashleigh Moore, Juliana Powers, Taylor Deleidi and Madison Botta. The loss was Saugus’s second of the season. On Tuesday, the Sachems were edged out in a tough battle at MarSaugus guard Peyton DiBiasio was met by a New Mission defender while bringing the ball upcourt in the Sachems’ opening-round win over the Titans last week at the Revere High School Holiday Tournament. blehead, 31-29, and sit at 3-3 overall on the season. Saugus has back-to-back home games against Arlington and Gloucester next Monday and Tuesday. COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES & RENTALS List with us in the New Year! Sandy Juliano Broker/President FOR SALE Condo 1 Riverview Blvd, Methuen Bldg 5, Unit 204, 2 bed, 2.5 bath $349,900. Call Sandy at 617-448-0854 New Listing by Sandy Single family, 81 Florence St., Everett $649,900 Open Daily From 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 433 Broadway, Suite B, Everett, MA 02149 www.jrs-properties.com Norma Capuano Parziale - Agent Follow Us On: In the Revere Tourney opening-round win over New Mission, nine different players made the scoring column for the Sachems. DiBiasio was once again the leading points-getter with 19, followed by Jessica Bremberg’s nine and Escobar’s eight. Saugus pulled out to a 35-20 advantage at halftime and was able to hold off a couple surges by the Titans in the second half. Amelia Pappagallo and Powers gave the Sachems a lift off the bench with four and fi ve points, respectively. Botta did solid work on both sides of the ball by drawing off ensive fouls and hauling down six off ensive rebounds. “Given the back-and-forth nature of the game, we needed the contributions from everyone,” Schruender observed. Saugus guard Juliana Powers faces off against a New Mission defender at the perimeter. Rosemarie Ciampi - Agent Joe DiNuzzo - Broker Associate List your home, condominium or apartment with JRS. We’re with you from start to closing! 617-294-1041 Saugus’s Ana Silva jockeys for rebound position against New Mission.

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