SAUGUS D -FREEVol. 23, No. 7 Selectmen Honor Retiring Police Officer — see page 17 DOCATE OCTE CAT www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday ~ THE ADVOCATE ASKS ~ The Decareaus refl ect on 67 years of love, marriage and family in Saugus RED ROSES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY: Arlene Decareau, right, gives her husband Eugene a hug after discovering a vase full of red roses on the living room table earlier this week. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we set out to fi nd a Saugus couple who embody the spirit of Valentine’s Day, which America observes today – Friday, Feb. 14. We wound up sitting down with Arlene and Eugene Decareau, lifelong Saugus residents who have been married for 67 years. Their Oct. 12, 1952, wedding was held at 7 p.m. on a Friday in the Cliftondale United Methodist Church so they could enjoy a long weekend together. Arlene, one of two children, is a 1951 Saugus High School graduate. She played the clarinet as a member of the school’s marching band. Eugene, one of nine children, is a member of the Saugus High School Class of 1948. He starred for three years on the school’s football team. They lived in the same neighborhood, but they didn’t meet until Eugene was in the service. He served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1951, during part of the Korean War era. He was discharged as a staff sergeant. Eugene is a retired vice president of Eastern Tool & Stamping Co., Inc., where he worked for 28 years. He served two, two-year terms on Saugus Town Meeting. He has served on the Retirement Board for 20 years and is a former member of the Board of Appeals. Eugene has been active for many years in community service. He is a lifetime member of the Saugus Lions Club and is one of the group’s past presidents. During his 50 years with the club, he received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award “For dedicated humanitarian services” – the highest award from the Lions Club International Foundation. He served as a Cub Scout Master and was involved with the Little League for 14 years. His hobby is cooking and baking pies. Arlene loves to knit. Eugene and Arlene worshiped regularly for many years at Cliftondale United Methodist Church before it closed in 2002. They have been members since then at First Congregational Church-UCC Saugus. They have been longtime volunteers at the Saugus United Parish Food Pantry, which meets every Friday in the basement of the Cliftondale Congregational Church. Eugene gives out bread while Arlene checks people in at the food pantry. They have three sons – Stephen (Tewksbury), James (Salem) and John (South Carolina) – fi ve grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Some highlights of the interview follow. Q: How did you meet? 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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 Page 3 A Cop’s Special Town Meeting Veteran police offi cer Nichols seeks town’s support so he can work up to age 70 By Mark E. Vogler V eteran Saugus Police Offi - cer Kevin Nichols doesn’t want to be forced into retirement when he turns 65 this spring. That’s why he requested a Special Town Meeting that would authorize selectmen to fi le special legislation that would allow him to work beyond the mandatory retirement age for law enforcement. Selectmen voted unanimously at Tuesday night’s meeting to schedule the meeting for Monday, March 9. It’s the only article on the agenda for that night. “I’ll stay on until I’m 70 or somewhere in between,” Nichols told The Saugus Advocate this week. “As long as I’m healthy and I can do my job. Right now my health is good. I like my job. I like what I do. I like working for the town and serving the people. I’m quite happy with what I do.” Nichols, 64, has worked 37 years for his hometown Police Department – the last 20 as the department’s fl eet maintenance mechanic. A 1973 Saugus High School graduate, he went into the automotive trade soon after receiving his diploma. He joined the force in 1983 as a reserve police offi cer. Five years later, he was appointed as a permanent full-time police offi cer. “The whole time I have ASKS | from page 1 house and she was out on the lawn. And Donnie challenged me. He bet me fi ve dollars that I couldn’t get a date with her. So, I felt pretty good because I was in full-dress uniform, so I went over and I introduced myself. She knew who I was, but I didn’t really know her. And I introduced myself and I asked her if she would go to the movies with me. And she says, “Oh, I have a friendship ring. I can’t do that.” And I said, “You’re too young for that, for God sakes!” So, we talked and I said to her, “Well, you know, the Korean War is on and I’m stationed at West Point and I can be sent over any day. And if I am, I may never come back. Don’t you think you ought to go out with me?” And so she did. That was the beginning and we never stopped going together. Q: What was the time frame then? When was it? Do you remember the day you actualdent for granting his request. He recalled that former Saugus Police Detective Peter Cicolini – the uncle of Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini – got legislation to continue beyond mandatory retirement about two decades ago. Nichols turns 65 on April 10. “Most people, when they get to 65, they’re ringing the bell and they’re gone. They want to retire,” Nichols said. “I like to keep busy. I love my THE IRON MAN OF THE SAUGUS POLICE DEPT.: Kevin Nichols said he hasn’t been sick during his 36-year career on his hometown police force. He wants to keep working up to age 70 instead of retiring this spring. (Saugus Advocate fi le photo by Mark E. Vogler) worked for the Police Department, I have never been out sick. I come to work, rain or shine,” Nichols said. “I have never been out injured either. The only injury I’ve had was when I was in the police academy. When I recovered, I continued the academy. It came before I was an active offi cer,” he said. Nichols will reach 32 years of full-time duty in May. By then he will have 36 years and 11 months with the ability to attain full credit for 37 years overall by buying back his reserve time. There is department precely met? Eugene: Oh God, no. It was a weekend. That’s all I can tell you; I was home on a weekend pass. Arlene: It was about a year and a half before we got married. Q: Arlene, what do you recall of the fi rst meeting? Arlene: I was scared to death of him, because he was very outgoing and forceful. I was very shy and quiet. [Eugene laughs.] In those days, I was. Eugene: Don’t you believe it! Arlene: I don’t know – there was something about him that attracted me to him. We went out and we had a good time. And he had to go back to West Point. And he kept coming home weekends after that, and we went out more and more. Q: When did you learn about the bet? Arlene: Much later. Eugene: Then he up and died on me, and he never paid me. He still owes me! Q: Donnie died shortly after job. I feel I am a long-term asset to the community. I would like to continue serving the town. I think I am good at it. I’ve gotten a lot of positive comments from many areas,” he said. With Nichols less than two months away from reaching mandatory retirement age, he had to fi le a petition for a Special Town Meeting. That entailed gathering at least 200 signatures of registered voters, which had to be certifi ed by the Town Clerk’s Offi ce. With the help of some friends, Nichols said, he was able to collect close to 300 signatures. “A lot of guys don’t want to retire, but they are forced to. Others can’t wait to retire. State Police did away with their retirement in the late 1960’s,” Nichols said. “My feeling is that they need to revisit Civil Service and do away with it. If it’s good enough for the Massachusetts State Police, it’s good enough for the rest of us,” he said. ASKS | SEE PAGE 4 “Laurie has developed a wonderful connection to the AFCNS team. Their support has been life-changing.” developed a connection NS team. ort has hanging.” Susan, Caregiver to Daughter, egiver r Laurie 978-281-2612 AdultFosterCareNS.com Celebrating 19 Years

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 Page 5 Town offers Civilian Police Academy next month (Editor’s Note: Saugus Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree’s Offi ce issued the following info this week.) T own Manager Scott Crabtree and Interim Saugus Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti are pleased to announce that the Police Department is now accepting applications for the Civilian Police Academy, a free eight-week program designed to give residents an idea of what it’s like to be a local police offi cer. The Civilian Police Academy allows residents to learn a great deal about all aspects of police work and leave with a true representation of life as a police offi cer. During the course, residents will have the opporASKS | from page 4 Q: Okay. Eugene: I had met her just that one time; there was nothing between us. I actually had a girlfriend, and I received a “Dear John” letter when I was in the service. True story. That night the good Lord came to me. I actually heard him speak, and he said, “Don’t worry about anything, Gene. Everything is going to work out.” And that’s the way it has been all my life. That’s why I try never to worry about anything, because worrying only makes you sick. It doesn’t help you, so basically, that’s my philosophy on life – “Don’t worry about it. Just keep working to do what you have to do.” Q: Arlene, you mentioned you do things together, like at the Food Pantry. tunity to learn about patrol procedures, juvenile and drug problems, fi rearms safety and awareness, recruit and continuing training, use of force, defensive tactics and many other subjects relevant to police work. The Academy will also include a police ride-along and a tour of the Middleton House of Correction. “We are proud to off er this free program to the residents of Saugus and to give them the opportunity to gather insight into what it’s like to be a police offi cer in Saugus,” said Crabtree. “This is a fantastic opportunity for citizens to learn about all aspects of police work and leave with a true representation of services provided by the Arlene: We do. We’ve been working at the Food Pantry for about 20 years, I think. Eugene: About that – yes. Q: You go down there every Friday? Arlene: Right – every Friday. We do like it because we feel like we are doing something for the community, and we’re active in the church. We have quite an outreach at our church, too, where we reach out to help other people. We try to do as much as we can to help the less fortunate. Q: From your perspective, what do you see as the key thing to stay together for 67 years in a strong marriage and friendship. Arlene: Patience. Understanding. We’ve had some bad times. Eugene: She was yelling at me one time, and I said, “Ah, Saugus Police Department and Town,” said Giorgetti. Interested residents who are 18 years or older should complete an application, which can be accessed on www.sauguspd.com under the “Forms” tab. All applications should be either delivered in hand to the front desk of the Police Station at 27 Hamilton St., Saugus, or e-mailed to pvansteensburg@ sauguspd.com no later than Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The Academy begins on Wednesday evening, March 4, 2020, and will continue each Wednesday evening for eight weeks. For more information, residents should contact Detective Sergeant Paul VanSteensburg at 781-9411105. two or three days and you’ll get over it.” Arlene: Maybe the fi rst two or three years were hard getting adjusted. We didn’t have any money at all – nothing. When we bought our first house, I think we were married three years. 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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 Page 7 Now for something completely different By Th e Old Sachem T oday’s person wasn’t much of an athlete, but he did play rugby at Saint Edmund Hall, Oxford University. He is better known for bringing, along with his colleagues, laughter to a generation. Those too young to have missed Monty Python’s Flying Circus missed a great show of all time. Terence Graham Parry Jones, Jr. was born February 1, 1942, in Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales, and died January 21, 2020, in Highgate, London, England. He was born during World War II, and his father served in the Royal Air Force in Scotland. After Terry was born, his father was transferred to India as a Flight Lieutenant, so Terry saw little of his father until four years old. After the war the family moved from Colwyn Bay to Guildford, Surry, England. His education started attending Esher Church of England primary school, followed by Royal Grammar School in Guildford. He became school captain in the 1961-1962 year. He went to Saint Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he studied English, or as the Britons say, Read English. He became very interested in history while at Saint Edmonds, especially the English medieval period, by reading Chaucer as part of his degree. At Oxford he performed with a comedy group and met up with a lad a year younger, Michael Palin, both performing in the “Oxford Review.” Jones and Palin appeared in “Twice a Fortnight” and the television series The Complete and Utter History of Britain in 1969, and Do Not Adjust Your Set during 1967-1969 along with Palin and Eric Idle. He wrote “The Frost Report” and several other Davis Frost programs for British TV that were later shown on PBS. After Monty Python was formed with Jones, Palin, Idle, John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam, Jones became a featured writer for the group. Idle, Cleese and Chapman were graduates of Cambridge University. Jones wrote innovative, surreal structured sketches fl owing one scene into the next without the use of punchlines. His directorial debut was the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” and he codirected the fi lm with Gilliam. Jones was also the director of “Life of Brian” and “The Meaning of Life.” I really enjoyed “Life of Brian” as it started with the Three Wise Men going to Jerusalem to worship the newborn Christ and wound up at the wrong stable where Brian was born and then Brian’s life went downhill from there. He also was a respected medieval historian, writing several books on the subject along with several television documentaries about the early English period. Jones received the Lifetime Achievement award at the BAFTA Cymru Awards in 2016 for his outstanding television writing and directing for television and fi lms. He lived several years with a degenerative aphasia, eventually losing the ability to speak. Jones wrote and directed the libretto for the opera “Evil Machines” and another opera, “The Doctors Tale.” Three of the comedy films that he wrote and directed were banned in Ireland: “The Meaning of Life,” “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” and “Personal Services.” Jones cofounded the Penrhos Brewery, a microbrewery at Penrhos Court at Penrhos, Herefordshire, which operated from 1977 to 1983. He wrote books for children, including “Fairy Tales and Fantastic Stories,” “The Beast with a Thousand Teeth” and a collection of comic verse titled “The Curse of the Vampire’s Socks.” He wrote many editorials condemning the Iraq War for English newspapers. His biggest attraction was as a member of Monty Python, often playing middleaged women whom the BBC labeled “ratbag old women” but known to most Monty Python followers as “grannies from hell.” ally brought to American television on PBS. 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Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 Baker-Polito Administration announces construction will begin to complete Northern Strand Community Trail $13.7 million construction contract awarded to R. Zoppo Corp. O n February 7, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), along with the Cities of Everett, Lynn, Malden and Revere and the Town of Saugus, announced that construction on remaining sections of the Northern Strand Community Trail will begin. The completed project will result in a transportation and recreation corridor of about 11.5 miles from the Mystic River to the Lynn shoreline, connecting the communities of Everett, Malden, Revere, Saugus and Lynn. Through EEA’s Gateway City Parks program, the Baker-Polito Administration has invested more than $15 million to design, permit and construct the Northern Strand. “The Baker-Polito Administration has made expanding access to the Commonwealth’s outdoor resources a priority, and the Northern Strand is a terrific example of that work in action,” said EEA Secretary Kathleen Theoharides. “Trails connect communities, offer recreational and transit opportunities while providing significant environmental benefits, and we are proud to support this project, which will provide greater mobility and access to Massachusetts’ great outdoors for residents in these Gateway Cities.” “Now, more than ever, trails such as the Northern Strand can provide an important travel corridor for the public to get to destinations,” said Transportation Secretary/CEO Stephanie Pollack. “The Northern Strand Community Trail will encourage more walking and bicycling for people trying to reach retail areas, schools and other locations. This project is an example of how we can achieve the visions and goals set forth in the State Bicycle and State Pedestrian Plans. We have to give more people more choices for travel and this trail does that.” The $13.7 million construction contract has been awarded to R. Zoppo Corporation through a public bidding process. Construction operations have begun with field work starting in early 2020, and full construction activities will commence in early spring. In addition to constructing remaining sections of the trail, R. Zoppo Corporation will make additional improvements to existing sections. The construction work will be observed in the field by Stantec Inc., with construction administration services being provided under the leadership of Brown Richardson + Rowe, which was – together with Stantec – hired by EEA to design and permit the Northern Strand on behalf of the five communities. The contract is being administered by the City of Revere on behalf of all five communities. Project updates and projected work schedules will be shared with the public via the City of Revere website and social media outreach. Construction crews, fencing and signage along the trail corridor will be visible during the construction process, which may limit access at times. Temporary trail closures are possible in order to accommodate the logistics of various work activities. Construction plans will prioritize public safety during heavy construction while balancing opportunities to maintain public access to portions of the trail where possible. “I am excited to see that we are one step closer towards the expansion of the Northern Strand Community Path through Lynn becoming a reality,” said Lynn Mayor Thomas M. McGee. “The realization of this project has been a collaborative effort throughout the years between state and local officials, community groups and residents. I look forward to the day in the very near future when our residents can enjoy this family-friendly recreational path.” “The Northern Strand Community Trail is not only a wonderful recreational escape for people in the densely-populated cities north of Boston, its completion will provide an important component of alternative transportation as the region addresses vehicular traffic congestion on the North Shore,” said Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo. “The extension fulfills the dream of a ‘Bike to the Sea’ link from Boston to the COMMUNITY TRAIL | SEE PAGE 9                                        

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 Page 9 COMMUNITY TRAIL | from page 8 seashore. The trail will complement the new development happening in Revere and other North Shore communities and contribute to healthy lifestyles that benefit everyone. Intrepid commuters may choose to ride a bike from the North Shore into Boston – instead of sitting in traffic. For almost all of the way into Boston, the Northern Strand Community Trail will provide a scenic alternative path to their destination.” “Malden greatly appreciates the work and investment being made by the Governor’s Gateway City Parks team that will double the paved length of the Northern Strand Trail and fully realize the vision of the five communities and the Commonwealth to connect our neighborhoods to our waterfronts, schools, parks and businesses and beyond via a bike and pedestrian trail,” said Malden Mayor Gary Christenson. “We are excited to progress into the construction phase of this project, bringing us one step closer to providing safer, more secure pathways for residents and visitors to use and enjoy,” said Saugus Town Manager Scott Crabtree. “We are proud to move forward with this design that incorporated feedback from residents which was gathered during two public meetings. During the meetings, members of the public had multiple opportunities to learn about the project, ask questions, and share ideas. I would like to thank Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito, and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for their support of this important regional initiative. I would also like to commend the Cities of Revere, Malden, Lynn, and Everett for their dedication in turning this multi-community effort into a reality. In addition, I would like to thank all of the Town’s volunteers who contributed their ideas and suggestions, which strengthened the community vision for this important recreational staple.” “The Northern Strand, and in particular the Revere and Saugus portions along the Rumney Marsh, is a simply magnificent trail that offers natural beauty in an otherwise urban setting,” said State Representative RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere). “I thank the Baker-Polito Administration, the collaboration among Revere, Saugus, Lynn and Everett, as well as Bike to the Sea for making this come to fruition. The enhancements in Revere and the completion of the Saugus-Lynn parts of the trail will be a welcome project to our communities.” “This is great news for Lynn. The Northern Strand Community Path is a great example of what can be achieved when all stakeholders work together to turn vision into reality,” said State Representative Peter Capano (D-Lynn) “Our parkways and open space are natural gems of the Commonwealth. Weaving together these five Gateway Cities with outdoor, recreational space will benefit this entire region,” said State Senator Joe Boncore (D-Winthrop). “Expanding the Northern Strand Community Trail also provides opportunities to walk and bike rather than sitting in traffic; another step to alleviating congestion in this area.” “This multi-community project is a huge environmental and recreational win that will benefit the entire North Shore,” said State Senator Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn). “While much focus has been put on the significant development taking place in the area, it is important to highlight the access to open space and the transformation of this trail.” “The extension of the Northern Strand Community Trail to the Lynn shoreline is a great example of what strong collaboration amongst state, local, and community leaders can accomplish,” said State Representative Dan Cahill (D-Lynn). “The completion of the Northern Strand will bring many benefits to residents North of Boston including access to open space, transit, and recreation.” “We’re thrilled to see 27 years of our devoted work and cooperative efforts with countless local governments and organizations finally reaching fruition,” said Bike to the Sea Executive Director Yurij Lojko. “Bike to the Sea, Inc. began dreaming about a safe biking route to the beach, but we’re ending up with something even more important – a vibrant mixeduse community path with recreation and transportation benefits to all people north of Boston. We look forward to the completion of this very exciting step in expanding Boston’s off-road community path network.” “We at the Solomon Foundation were pleased to be a small but catalytic part of this effort to connect together five cities and towns and in the process to unlock access to our natural legacy of rivers, marshes and beaches,” said Solomon Foundation Executive Director Herb Nolan. “With help from the Barr Foundation we were able to partner with Bike to the Sea, Inc. and with the City of Lynn in advocacy, planning, and early design. Kudos to the many leaders involved from the grass roots to the governor’s office who came together to make this quarter century vision a reality.” The investment of more than $15 million by EEA to design, permit and construct the Northern Strand recognizes the importance of this trail corridor to the five communities while building on a key Baker-Polito Administration initiative. In 2018, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karen Polito established an Interagency Trails Team, which is led by the Governor’s office and is composed of staff from EEA, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR). The purpose of the team is to help develop a unified vision for a trails network and translate that into strategic investments, policy innovations to facilitate development of trails, and shared partnerships with municipal partners. The Northern Strand Community Trail project is a direct result of the group’s “one team, one plan, one vision” approach to advance multiuse trails across the Commonwealth.

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 Murder at Cliftondale Square Everett man kills brother-in-law at Saugus gas station before killing himself in Everett cemetery MURDERED MECHANIC: Frank A. Trombetta, 63, of Everett, died last Friday from gunshot wounds in an incident outside his workplace, the Mobil gas station in Cliftondale. Police identified the man who shot him as his brother-in-law, William P. McFeely, who later killed himself in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. (Courtesy Photo) By Mark E. Vogler and Christopher Roberson Police Officer Christopher Taylor moves evidence on a rainy, windy Friday. P olice described it as a bold, calculated killing that William P. McFeely committed shortly after noon last Friday in front of several stunned customers outside the Mobil gas station at 2 Essex St. McFeely drove his white Mini Cooper into the gas station, got out of the car and walked over to where one of the mechanics – Frank A. Trombetta – was working. He then aimed and fired his shotgun, hitting Trombetta twice in the chest, according to police reports. Trombetta, who was McFeely’s brother-in-law, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. McFeely fled the scene. Police immediately began searching for McFeely and told Everett school administrators to have students and faculty shelter in place at multiple schools in the city as a precaution. But police later located his car – parked in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett – where they found McFeely dead inside from what they determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Both men were 63 and longtime Everett residents. Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Homes is in charge of the funeral arrangements for both men. Police are calling it a murdersuicide. Meanwhile, state police detectives assigned to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office and other agencies continue to investigate in hopes of determining what may have caused a reported family dispute between the two men to end so violently. “We discovered no evidence that clearly pointed to a specific motive and, therefore, we will not speculate,” Carrie Kimball, director of communications for Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office, said in an interview this week. Trombetta’s “House of Horrors” There is history between Trombetta and McFeely that dates back more than two decades. Trombetta and his wife, Lorraine, were the subjects of Everett’s infamous “House of Horrors” case after Frank was arrested for a domestic disturbance in January 1999. When police searched the home to investigate the incident, they discovered two girls and three boys shivering in the basement. The residence was also strewn with beer cans, animal feces, rotting food and cockroaches. The state took custody of the children, and McFeely and his wife, Blood and shell casings were on the scene on Friday afternoon. Frank Trombetta, 63, succumbed to his injuries at Massachusetts General Hospital. He had been the center of a 1999 domestic disturbance/child neglect case that drew national media attention. There was a heavy media presence in Cliftondale Square as the gas station remained open for business. Susan, later took the girls and the boys were put in foster care. It was later discovered that the state Department of Social Services (now the Department of Children and Families) took little action despite receiving 13 complaints from school officials and neighbors about the Trombetta home – which was later declared unfit for human habitation. The house had no electricity, and a kerosene heater was used to warm the upstairs rooms. There were no beds, mattresses or toys, and the refrigerator contained only moldy condiments, according to Everett police who went to investigate the disturbance. Lorraine Carli, a Department of Social Services spokesperson, said at the time that the Trombettas had been investigated periodically by the state for over a decade, but there were never any allegations of physical abuse. “It was a family that had a long on-and-off involvement for various kinds of neglect issues, but never ones that rose to the level that we saw on [the day of the domestic disturbance in January 1999],” Carli said. Murders rare in Saugus Cliftondale Square was a frantic scene early last Friday afternoon as police converged on the scene of the shooting where a crowd had already gathered. The crime scene conMURDER | SEE PAGE 18

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 Page 11 Alliance for Health and Environment Finds MassDEP’s Emission Control Plan for Wheelabrator Saugus “Morally Wrong” SAUGUS – The Alliance for Health and Environment is deeply outraged by the recently released Emission Control Plan for Wheelabrator Saugus that was approved by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. This week, MassDEP issued a Modified Approval for Wheelabrator Saugus Incinerator’s Emission Control Plan. Specifically, the Department of Environmental Protection required Wheelabrator to meet the new 150 ppm standard for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx).While Wheelabrator could meet that standard by reducing the pollution, unfortunately, MassDEP is also allowing Wheelabrator to meet it by purchasing Emission Reduction Credits. Rather than insisting Wheelabrator install technology that would make the region’s air cleaner, Wheelabrator can instead choose to buy credits from facilities that are below the emission standards required. “While purchasing credits will allow Wheelabrator Saugus to comply with MassDEP’s regulations, it will not decrease the contaminants emitted by the incinerator,” Kirstie Pecci, Director of the Zero Waste Project at Conservation Law Foundation said.“This does nothing to better protect the health of the people of Saugus, Revere, and Lynn.” “There are both locally heavy and regional impacts from smog-forming nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions,” said Cindy Luppi, Clean Water Action New England Director.“It is simply immoral to allow the Wheelabrator trash burner to keep pumping out this pollutant from its stacks, bringing no relief from the pollution burden locally. Shame on Governor Baker and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.” “I am angry and deeply disturbed, that MassDEP is once again failing to protect the people of my district, as they always seem to do when it comes to this dinosaur of an incinerator,” said State Representative RoseLee Vincent (DRevere).“The DEP asserts that they are requiring Wheelabrator Saugus to meet the 150 particles-per-million emission limit for Nitrogen Oxides (NOx). However, they are allowing this to be done by letting the company purchase ‘Emission Reduction Credits’ from other municipal waste combustors in the Commonwealth that meet and exceed today’s standards.Just because it’s legal to buy credits to meet the current standards doesn’t make it right or safe for those of us who live in Saugus, Revere, Lynn and beyond.” “Cigarettes are legal, but everyone knows that smoking them is a major cause of lung cancer,” Vincent continued.“Allowing Wheelabrator to purchase credits to offset higher than acceptable emissions does absolutely nothing to protect the people I represent.Sadly, this is just the latest example of the total disregard for the health and safety of those who live in Wheelabrator’s shadow.It is reprehensible, and beyond unacceptable.” “By the DEP allowing Wheelabrator to purchase Emission Reduction Credits to adhere to the 150 PPM standard, they are extending the life of this obsolete incinerator by negatively impacting the health and well-being of Saugus and our neighboring communities,” said Debra Panetta, member of the Saugus Board of Selectmen.“These credits might look ‘good’ on paper, but they will wreak havoc on our health.If all the other incinerators in Massachusetts can meet this requirement, so should Wheelabrator Saugus.It’s not fair to our community.” “The impacts from the smog containing nitrogen oxide (NOx) are terribly dangerous on both locally and regional levels,” said Mary Lester, Executive Director of the Saugus River Watershed Council.“The future of all the people in the surrounding area is not being protected by MassDEP.MassDEP is turning a blind eye and allowing Wheelabrator to continue to pollute our air with a modified ‘Incinerator Emission Control Plan’. MassDEP required Wheelabrator to meet the new 150 ppm standard and then allowed them to purchase Emission Reduction Credits. MassDEP is refusing to do their part and insist that Wheelabrator install technology that would make the air cleaner for the future of all of us.” “Despite tremendous opposition from local residents and officials, SAVE is extremely disappointed that the MA DEP has decided to allow Wheelabrator to skirt current emissions standards,” said Ann Devlin, President of SAVE (Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment).“This decision enables Wheelabrator to apply for and purchase ECR (credits) to meet the 150 ppm NOx standard rather than requiring this aging incinerator to retrofit its facility and, once again, ignores the health concerns of the people who live in the shadow of this aging incinerator.” “The recent decision from MassDEP to allow Wheelabrator Saugus use Emission Reduction Credits to offset the state mandates to meet nitrogen oxide emissions is just another disappointment for the neighbors that live in the shadow of Wheelabrator,” said Saugus neighbor Jackie Mercurio.“Once again, this bad neighbor Wheelabrator has been granted another exception to the law at the expense of Saugus, Revere and Lynn’s health.” “During the nearly threehour public hearing on Wheelabrator’s Draft Emission Control Plan in October, not a single person except for the company’s own representative spoke in support of the plan.In fact, many people spoke out against the idea of Wheelabra“MORALLY WRONG” | SEE PAGE 15 WE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by Real Manufacturer Certiified Technicians * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP Highest Certificate in the Repair Industry * Premier Insurance Co. 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Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 Lady Sachems edge Revere, fall to Winthrop over by 28 points a couple of weeks earlier at home. In fact, Saugus trailed by seven points at the half before regrouping and outscoring Revere by 13 over the final 16 minutes. Key factors included a momentum-changing three-pointer from Jessica Nazzaro, a huge game on the boards from Granara, and Kiley Ronan’s solid defense on Revere’s top guard, Erika Cheever. Schruender was pleased with the play from his backups. “April Aldred came in and hit a big three in the first quarter that ended up being a big basket for us down the stretch,” said Schruender. Saugus stood at 13-4 overall after Monday’s loss and hosted Medford on Wednesday and Peabody on Thursday (both after press deadline). The Lady Sachems then entertain Everett on Tuesday. Saugus forward Molly Granara looks to go up strong in Monday’s home loss to Winthrop. (Advocate Photos by Greg Phipps) By Greg Phipps H aving been on a roll – winning 11 of its last 12 games – the Saugus High School girls basketball team suffered a rare defeat on its home court Monday night. The Lady Sachems struggled from the field and fell behind by double digits in the first half in an eventual 4940 loss to Winthrop. It took double overtime for Saugus to come away with a win at Winthrop earlier in the season, and Monday’s battle was very similar. Despite their struggles scoring points, the Lady Sachems clawed back from a 17-7 deficit in the first half to close to within single digits when Shaylin Groark (game-high 12 points) connected on consecutive threepointers to make it a 17-13 contest. From there, the affair remained close, as Saugus was within one with a minute remaining in the game. But it was Winthrop that made the plays down the stretch. “We’re pretty evenly matched, as we played them earlier this year in a game we won in double overtime,” said Saugus head coach Mark Schruender. “It was a fun game to be a part of even though we came up short on the scoreboard. Games like that teach powerful lessons because if we had just made one or two more plays the outcome would have been different.” Taylor Bogdanski was the other Saugus player to reach double figures with 11 points. She was followed by Molly Granara, who netted nine. The Saugus defense was its usual aggressive self, forcing 25 Winthrop turnovers. “[The turnovers] helped us stay in it, but in the end their team hit shots when they needed to – especially from the free throw line,” Schruender observed. Last Thursday at Revere, the Lady Sachems ended up in a surprise tussle against a Lady Patriots team they had rolled Saugus guard Shaylin Groark scored a team-high 12 points in Monday’s loss to Winthrop. Lady Sachems guard Kiley Ronan goes hard to the basket against Winthrop.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 Page 13 Sachem boys showing progress as playoffs approach By Greg Phipps H aving won four of its last five contests, all Northeastern Conference games, the Saugus High School boys basketball team is showing significant progress as the playoffs draw near. The Sachems earned their second win of the season over the Winthrop Vikings on Monday to improve to 7-10 overall on the season. The Sachems rolled to a 27-point win over the Vikings the first time the two teams played each other in Saugus just after the New Year. On Monday, senior captain Christian Correia had one of his best games of the season, producing a double-double performance of 25 points and 12 rebounds in a 57-36 victory. Nick Israelson came up big with 15 points and guard Joe Lusso was effective finding teammates, as ASKS | from page 6 body babysit for us, and that was for an anniversary or something special. But that’s the way it was in those days. Eugene: Yeah. It’s a different world today. Arlene: It’s totally different. Eugene: The kids are brought up that they want everything, and I think the worst thing that ever came out is charge cards, because kids live on charge cards, and they get themselves in debt. Now, we didn’t have charge cards. If you didn’t have the money, you didn’t do it. That was the bottom line. You just didn’t go out and borrow money if you didn’t have the money to pay it. Arlene: I remember a little he finished with 10 assists to go along with seven points. It was a good rebound effort for the Sachems, who were coming off a disappointing 50-point loss to top-ranked Lynn English six days earlier. Before the loss to English, Saugus had notched three straight conference wins, beginning with key wins against Danvers and Marblehead and an impressive triumph over Lynn Classical. With just three games left in the regular season, the Sachems will look to finish strong heading into the postseason tourney. Saugus faced a hot Peabody squad, which had won three of its last four games, on Thursday (after press deadline) and follow that up with a road game against Northeast Metro Tech on Tuesday. The Sachems close out the regular season when they host Medford on Wednesday. TV with a phonograph on it. We had to pay something on it every week for maybe two years – no charges – just pay so much a week on it. Q: What would you say if you were to name five highlights as you look back on your time together over the 67 years? The best of the 67 years. Arlene: Raising a family, Number One. We’ve taken some really nice trips. I got to visit relatives out in California. Eugene: We had a pop-up trailer, and every summer, we’d go camping. And the rules were simple. “Your mother is on vacation.” So the boys [three sons] had to do the work: light the fire and help do the cooking and clean up. She [Arlene] didn’t have to do anything. Saugus guard Joe Lusso dished out 10 assists in Monday’s 21-point win at Winthrop. (Advocate Photo by Greg Phipps) When we were on a weekend camping trip, it was the four men who did the work and she had her vacation. Arlene: And they still go camping after they’ve gone off and married. Eugene: It was the little things in life when you look back at it. We thought they were big at that time. But when you go back and look at it, it was the little things in life. For instance, when I painted the house, I would do one side a summer. And people would stop by and want to go to lunch. I told them “I can’t. I can’t afford it.” So, we worked on a very tight budget. When I say we were very lucky, we were very fortunate. When the furnace broke and the hot water heater let go – and it was an old one pipe furnace in the middle of the living room/dining room – and no duct work in the house, and I called up the bank and said here’s the problem. And I told them I wasn’t going to be able to make it. And they said, “Just pay the interest and we’ll work with you.” It wasn’t two days later that there was a knock on the door. One of their Board of Directors members was an oil company – Booma Oil. Mr. Booma came up, looked at the situation, did some measuring, went back to the bank, and they came up and put in a new heating system – all the duct work, a new hot water heater – and put it on the end of the mortgage. Now, how lucky is that? You wouldn’t hear about that today. And the old Lynn Institution for Savings. They were right down on the Central Square of Lynn. Q: That was your first house? Eugene: Yes. That was the house on Springdale Ave. When I was on the Board of Directors of the Saugus Federal Credit Union, we always tried to work with people. You gotta help. You can’t just be money hungry. You gotta work with people and try to help them get through whatever problems they have. So we had a lot of lessons in life as we grew up. Arlene: We didn’t have any food pantries or any parents or anyone to help us in those days. We did it ourselves. Eugene: We grew up on spaghetti – hamburg and spaghetti. Arlene: American chop suey. Q: Oh, I love that dish. It’s one of my favorites. I’ve lived it since schooldays. Eugene: Do you? Q: Yep. Arlene: Our kids loved it. We had it all of the time. It was inexpensive in those days. Eugene: And because of her, I became a pie maker. I don’t know if you know – I make pies; I make a lot of them and I enjoy it. And what I enjoy about it – I’m my mother’s son. Arlene: She had nine children. Eugene: To cook and have ASKS | SEE PAGE 14

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 MASSDEP’S | from page 1 raged, that MassDEP is once again failing to protect the people of my district as they always do when it comes to this dinosaur of an incinerator,” Vincent told The Advocate. “The DEP asserts that they are requiring Wheelabrator Saugus to meet the 150 particles-per-million emission limit for Nitrogen Oxides (NOx). However, they are allowing this to be done by letting the company purchase ‘Emission Reduction Credits’ from other municipal waste combustors in the Commonwealth that meet and exceed today’s standards,” said Vincent, whose 16th Suffolk District includes two Saugus precincts – including Precinct 10 – where the incinerator on Route 107 is located. “So, essentially, Wheelabrator Saugus can discharge higher than acceptable emissions into the air that we breathe, as long as they are paying for these so-called credits. This is reprehensible and beyond unacceptable,” she said. “Sadly, I am not surprised that the MassDEP did not have the fortitude to stand up and force Wheelabrator to comply in a reasonable manner. This agency has a consistent track record of failing in its core mission to protect the people who live in Wheelabrator Saugus’ shadow.” ASKS | from page 13 people enjoy … whatever it is … that’s more rewarding than all of the money in the world. Arlene: Food is very important to him. Q: So, how are you going to celebrate Valentine’s Day this Friday [Feb. 14]? Eugene: I will probably end up cooking! Just kidding. We’ll probably go to Hammersmith [Family Restaurant]. They have great seafood. We’ll eat out. We’re just starting to enjoy it because all of our lives, we haven’t spent it because we couldn’t afford it. And now we’re at a point where at our age we don’t have to worry anymore. Arlene: We can go out and have a cup of coffee and whatever. It’s a good feeling. We haven’t had that feeling. Eugene: And the kids have been extremely helpful. Q: What’s the most remarkable thing in your 67-year union? Arlene: All I can think of is family. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren we have a wonderful time with. And we love getting together with them and watching them Wheelabrator “reviewing details” of MassDEP decision Wheelabrator officials had little to say about the plan approved by MassDEP. “We received MassDEP’s approval of our Emissions Control Plan Tuesday and we are in the process of reviewing its details,” Wheelabrator Director of Communications & Community Engagement Michelle Nadeau said in a brief statement to the newspaper. Vincent was one of 40 people – mostly from Saugus and Revere – who testified during a three-hour hearing in the Saugus High School auditorium last October on MassDEP’s draft approval of Wheelabrator’s ECP. All those speakers opposed the plan. Many of them expressed concerns about the ERCs. Selectman Debra Panetta spoke out this week about what she sees as a lack of fairness to residents throughout the area. “The DEP is requiring Wheelabrator to adhere to the 150 PPM, but they will allow Wheelabrator to buy credits from more efficient incinerators to make up the difference in their Saugus plant’s inefficiencies,” Panetta said. “This means, the people of Saugus, Revere and Lynn will have to live with the higher nitrogen oxide levels, which will negatively impact our health and the health of our families. This isn’t fair or just. The health and well-being of our residents should be of the utmost priority for the DEP,” she said. “If all the other incinerators in Massachusetts can meet this requirement, so should Wheelabrator Saugus. Just because this is the oldest incinerator in the nation doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be held to the same standards as all other incinerators.” Selectman Corinne Riley said she “couldn’t be more disappointed in the MassDEP decision” which allows Wheelabrator to exceed the 150 ppm nitrous oxide emission standard. “I, along with dozens of other residents from Saugus and Revere, spoke against allowing this at the October DEP hearing at the high school. The concerns of every speaker except Wheelabrator’s representative have been ignored by the MassDEP,” Riley said. “This is just not a Precinct 10 issue; all residents of Saugus and surrounding communities will be adversely affected by this decision. I will do everything I can to fight this decision.” Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini said he is “saddened” about MassDEP’s decision that allowed Wheelabrator to purchase credits, but not require the capital investments be made in the plant to lower the NOx level. “The MDEP exists to protect the health and ensure the safety and well-being of our residents and those of surrounding communities,” Cicolini said. “I find it hard to believe it can be said that MDEP is living up to its intended mission based on the concessions they continue to make by offering extension after extension of the final capping of the landfill – and now this. Truly unfortunate and very discouraging to say the least,” he said. MassDEP’s 30-page ruling was accompanied by 42 pages of responses to public feedback at the October hearing and the agency’s responses. “MassDEP notes and appreciates that the Town of Saugus Board of Health submitted a comment letter by its independent peer reviewer, GeoInsight, who concurred with MassDEP that the ‘… 185 ppm limit is not adequate but the 150 ppm limit is adequate… MassDEP acknowledges that several commenters supported the Draft ECP limit of 150 ppm NOx for the Saugus Facility,’” the report says. Concerns about ERCs MassDEP cited “Numerous commenters opposed the use of Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) as a compliance mechanism for the facility to meet the 150 ppm limit.” These are some of the comments that expressed opposition to the ERCs: • “What good is it here if WSI gets ERCs from another facility miles away…” • “… should not be allowed to buy ERCs or pay-to-pollute; ERCs are like monopoly money” • “Assigning arbitrary monetary value to credits is a ridiculous concept” • “…should meet the standards that all other incinerators must meet in this day and age” • “…should not get a pass to meet today’s standards…” • “Why isn’t Wheelabrator required to retrofit?” • WSI will “continue blanketing the community in dangerous levels of NOx …” • “MassDEP should enforce the standard” • “Allowing ERCs prevents Wheelabrator from making upgrades” • “ERCs are a way to circumvent the spirit of the law that is designed specifically to protect us” • “Would like to see actual emission reductions at the stack rather than buying credits” In its response, MassDEP said it “appreciates WSI acknowledging that it plans to submit a demonstration of how ERCs will be used to achieve compliance with the 150 ppm NOx limit within thirty (30) days of the issuance of the ECP Modified Approval.” MY THREE SONS: Eugene Decareau, front and center, with his three boys, left to right – John, James and Stephen – in an old family photo. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) grow. There are so many things. We’ve had a lot of good friends, which I think is a blessing. Q: Eugene? Eugene: One of the most rewarding things for me was when her mother [Arlene’s] was dying at home. The three boys took turns and stayed with her so she could stay in that house. And they stayed 24 hours and they kept alternating, so she never had to leave the house, Arlene: She died at home. Eugene: Three boys. It’s amazing that they did that. They took care of her. They handled it all by themselves. Arlene: The daughter-in-law was there, too: Sue, Stephen’s wife. She helped out, and it was a couple of months that this went on. Q: How long ago was that? Arlene: My mother died in 2002. She had lung cancer. It was tough. ASKS | SEE PAGE 15

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 Page 15 Navigators seeking host families, game day staff & interns L YNN – The Futures Collegiate Baseball League’s North Shore Navigators are seeking host families, part-time and game day staff members and interns for the 2020 season. The Navigators’ 2020 roster will have more players from around the country than ever before, so the team is looking to add to their dedicated group of host families. Host family requirements are simple: a bed, laundry facilities (for personal items; the team washes uniforms); a parking spot (some players don’t have a car, some do); and some help with meals. The players are provided with food before and after games, so don’t let feeding them be a deal-breaker because the bed is needed most! Each ASKS | from page 14 Q: So, you are very proud of your sons for doing this for your mom? Arlene: Yes, I am. In fact, one of the nurses came in and said, “I have never seen grandchildren take such good care of their grandmother as your boys.” They took turns staying overnight. It was amazing. Q: Tell me a funny story that you still like to recall. Arlene: On the day we were getting married at Cliftondale United Methodist Church, after the wedding, we went out the front door. Our friend was sitting in our car and said “Get in the car.” Eugene said, “Wait a minute, I have to go in and get the marriage license.” He had to get it from the pastor, so he went in, and this friend of ours took me for a ride in the car with the emergency brake on all the way down to Saugus Center and back. And when we got back to the church, Gene was standing there, wondering where I was. I thought it was funny. Gene did not think it was funny. Q: Especially with the emergency brake on! Right? Arlene: Right. And our friend was in stitches; he was laughing so hard. Q: Eugene? Do you have a funny story to tell? Eugene: We had an apartment when we were first married. We started with an icebox – no refrigerator – an icebox. That’s what we had. That’s all we had. Arlene was in the kitchen, and I was in the living room trying to read the paper, and I heard this ungodly bang and scream and yelling… Arlene: It gets worse every time he tells the story! Eugene: And I go running into the kitchen, and she’s on the floor and there’s flour all over everything. She was trying to make a pie for me to surprise me, and she couldn’t roll host family will receive a stipend based on the number of players it hosts, a season ticket for each family member and a special Navs gift package. The Navigators are also hiring for numerous part-time staff, day-ofgame staff and internship positions: Part-Time/Day-of-Game Staff - Assistant General Manager - Director of Interns - Game Day Operations - Concessions - Clubhouse Manager - Mascot Internships - Event Staff (including front gate, merchandise, promotions, special events) the crust out. And me, with my love and compassion and understanding, I said, “What’s the matter? Any dummy can make a pie!” And I’ve been making them ever since. Q: Is that true? Arlene: Yep. I’ve never made a pie since then. Q: So, it’s like a pride thing, isn’t it? Arlene: Yep. Q: Or how would you say it? Arlene: I just wanted to make a pie for my new husband. We had been married for just two weeks at that point, and I just got so frustrated. Then he took over and he’s probably made over a hundred thousand pies since then. Really. Q: And you never tried to make a pie again? Arlene: Never – and I never will. Q: Is it pride or is it he’s such a great pie maker? Arlene: It’s just that he’s a great pie maker. He makes them for everybody, and he’s better at it than me. Eugene: Now, I make a lot of the pies for charity. Now if I make a pie for the Lions Club, the number one request is banana cream. They will bid $50 for that pie. And all the money goes to eye research, so I do make pies and I bring them in, and we auction them off. Number one is banana cream, then lemon meringue, pumpkin chiffon – and her favorite, apricot coconut chiffon. Q: So, I understand you make these pies in a unique way. Eugene: It’s a simple, normal recipe of two and a quarter cups of flour, three quarters of a cup of Crisco and then orange juice. You put in the orange juice til it’s tacky to the touch, and you roll it out. If it breaks or anything, you put it back in the bowl, add some more orange juice. It will never get tough. Q: Most people use water? Eugene: A lot of people – - Game Entertainment (music, sound effects) - Play-by-Play Broadcaster - Sideline Reporter - Social Media For more information about becoming a host family or to inquire about open staff positions and internships, contact Derek January at dj@nsnavs.com. The Navs are now preparing for the 13th season of collegiate ball at Fraser Field and their ninth in the Futures League. The 2020 opener is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27. Until then, stay up to date on the latest Navs news by visiting nsnavs.com and following the Navs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. yeah. I can’t say most, but a lot of people use water. Q: How many people use orange juice? Eugene: A Jewish lady gave me that recipe many, many years ago – back in the 50’s. Arlene: Usually people are surprised when he tells them about the orange juice, so probably not many use orange juice in the crust. Q: Anything else that you would like to share about your 67 years of marriage? Arlene: Only that I feel very blessed. Like I said, God is good. And I just feel very blessed with the life that I’ve had. I grew up in a very quiet household – just the three of us – and my brother came along when I was 13. Then I married into this Decareau family. That was quite an adjustment. His father was a tough guy, so it was a complete change of my life. But I’ve been very happy and can’t ask for anything more. Eugene: We thank the good Lord for everything we have. We got a wonderful family and we have been very lucky. SERVING HIS COUNTRY: Eugene Decareau during his U.S. Army days, which spanned part of the Korean War era. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) “MORALLY WRONG” | from page 11 tor Saugus being able to buy their way into compliance with Emission Reduction Credits,” said Revere resident Richard J. Serino.“As I said the night of that hearing, those at the agency ought to hang their heads in shame for failing to protect us by mandating that Wheelabrator do whatever necessary to comply with 2020’s emissions standards.This is disturbing, but not the least bit surprising.” To view the Modified Approval and related documents, you may use the publicly accessible online portal: https://eeaonline.eea.state.ma.us/EEA/PublicApp/ and follow the steps below: on the Main page, click on the orange “Search All Online Authorizations” button enter the “Site Name / Owner” (in this case, “Wheelabrator Saugus”), and click “Search” to access the application list FIFTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Arlene and Eugene Decareau celebrate their half-century milestone of marriage (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate)

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark Vogler H ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. The Open Meeting Law sham Is it just me or does it bother anyone that while state Attorney General Maura Healey’s office is cranking out press releases galore on out-of-state global issues, her office is failing miserably on enforcement of the state Open Meeting Law. We ran a story last week that pointed out an average sixthmonth delay in responses by the AG’s Division of Open Government in resolving complaints. And in a review of the annual reports over the last six years, I learned that average delay is about double. For several years, the response time for resolutions was 90 days or under. Perhaps if the attorney general was more interested in bolstering the Division of Open Government instead of chasing headlines out-of-state and across the country to enhance her national image, maybe there wouldn’t be a six-month delay. Once again, I only see two solutions. Some open governmentminded legislators should initiate some measures to return enforcement of the Open Meeting Law back to the respective district attorney officers where one prosecutor had the duty of enforcement of the law in his or her respective county. I remember it well when the Essex County District Attorney’s Office had a prosecutor responding to complaints. The response time was more like days and weeks instead of months for resolution. The second solution and perhaps easiest is for voters in their communities to persuade local public officials to embrace open government, make sure citizens and office holders are wellversed on the laws and follow them. Since the November elections, I see a little more interest by selectmen and the School Committee in making sure Open Government is followed. The only way to guarantee that is to impress elected officials during their respective political campaigns that citizens expect to see a more transparent and accessible local government. That would certainly help to fill a void left by a lack of enforcement (or a lack of resources for good enforcement) at the state level. Stay tuned for more. A chance to author articles Citizens of Saugus who are interested in submitting articles to be included on the warrant for this year’s May 4 Annual Town Meeting still have plenty of time. The Saugus Board of Selectmen have announced they will close the Annual Town Meeting Warrant at their April 7 regular meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the second floor auditorium at Town Hall. Anyone who has an article to be inserted into the Annual Town Meeting Warrant may submit the Article with appropriate number of signatures to the Selectmen’s Office or may bring it to the April 7 meeting. For more information you may contact the Selectmen’s Office at (781) 231-4124 or wreed@saugus-ma.gov. A “shout-out” for the reader who swayed selectmen There’s that old adage that tells us that every vote counts. And the new Board of Selectmen are certainly paying attention to that early in their two-year terms. Ellen Santosuosso, one of the town’s poll workers and a conscientious reader, emailed me to make sure I was aware that a citizen input meeting happened to be scheduled on the same night as the March 3 Massachusetts Presidential Primary. She expressed concerns that it was poor planning on the board’s part to schedule the meeting that night. Well, to be fair about, it didn’t dawn on me during the meeting that selectmen picked the date that there was a possible conflict. So, I’m sure it wasn’t something selectmen thought about either. But they read Ellen’s letter-to-the editor and apparently agreed that it would be better to have the citizen input session on another night. That’s a very considerate response by the members of this board. Even if it’s just one person who feels he or she is being left out of the process, it’s the wise board that takes steps to address those concerns. So, how about a “shout-out” for the board members, too? It’s easy in local government to ignore the quiet, solitary voices. Hopefully, Ellen Santosuosso and others who were affected by the scheduling conflict plan on making their ideas and suggestions on goals for Saugus at the Feb. 25th meeting, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Town Hall, 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 the 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 photo. A time for citizen input Saugus residents who believe they have the answers for straightening out Town Hall have a chance to sound off to an audience of Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and the Board of Selectmen at a workshop session set for 6 p.m., March 3 in the first floor conference room at Saugus Town Hall. “We’re hoping that a lot of the public gets involved and gives input,” Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Corinne Riley said at Tuesday night’s board meeting. “We hope to have a lot of people there to let us know what you think.” Residents who attend the workshop will be able to comment on what the town manager and selectmen recommend as top goals and projects. Here is a chance for citizens to chime in on what they see as to the future of Saugus. Early primary voting There will be Early Voting for five days only for the upcoming March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election. The dates for Early Voting are Monday, February 24 through Friday, February 28. Early Voting will take place in the Town Clerk’s Office during regular Town Hall hours: Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Absentee Voting will remain the same as in all past elections. Dog Days are here The new 2020 Dog Licenses are now available in the Town Clerk’s Office. Must have a copy of the Rabies Certificate to license your dog or use the new web portal: https://nextpetls. gopetie.com/somerville.massachusetts/login. A chance to serve your town The Saugus Board of Selectmen is accepting applications for appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Library Board of Trustees in Saugus. These are volunteer/non-paid positions for Saugus residents. Those interested may submit a letter of interest/resume no later than March 17, 2020, to: Saugus Board of Selectmen Saugus Town Hall 298 Central Street #4 Town offers Civilians Police Academy next month (Editor’s Note: Saugus Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree’s Office issued the following info this week.) Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and Interim Saugus Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti are pleased to announce that the Police Department is now accepting applications for the Civilian Police Academy, a free eight-week program designed to give residents an idea of what it’s like to be a local police officer. The Civilian Police Academy allows residents to learn a great deal about all aspects of police work and leave with a true representation of life as a police officer. During the course, residents will have the opportunity to learn about patrol procedures, juvenile and drug problems, firearm safety and awareness, recruit and continuing training, use of force, defensive tactics and many other subjects relevant to police work. The Academy will also include a police ride-along and a tour of the Middleton House of Correction. “We are proud to offer this free program to the residents of Saugus and to give them the opportunity to gather insight into what it’s like to be a police officer in Saugus,” said Town Manager Crabtree. “This is a fantastic opportunity for citizens to learn about all aspects of police work and leave with a true representation of services provided by the Saugus Police Department and Town,” said Interim Police Chief Giorgetti. Interested residents who are 18 years or older should complete an application, which can be accessed at www.sauguspd. com under the “Forms” tab. All applications should be either delivered by hand to the front desk of the Police Station at 27 Hamilton St. in Saugus or emailed to pvansteensburg@sauguspd.com no later than Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The Academy begins on Wednesday evening, March 4, 2020, and will continue each Wednesday evening for eight weeks. For more information, residents should contact Detective Sergeant Paul VanSteensburg at 781-941-1105. Breakfast at Legion Hall Cpl. Scott J. Procopio Saugus American Legion Post 210 has begun its seventh year of Friday morning breakfasts. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. at 44 Taylor St. in Saugus. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. The breakfasts will run through the end of May, with the exception of school vacations or Fridays when there is no school. A $6 donation is requested, with all proceeds going to help the Legion operate. Everyone is welcome, according to John Cannon, the cook on duty. There is no charge for World War II veterans. Main attractions at the Saugus Public Library There’s always something interesting or entertaining going on at the Saugus Public Library – for people of all ages – from young children to senior citizens. Here are a few events to check out: • An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – if you are curious about the benefits of meditation and how to begin, this class is for you; Monday, Feb. 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. • Annual Food for Fines – now through Feb. 29. The library will help you so that you may help others. If you have overdue fines, the library will reduce your fines in return for donations of nonperishable food, Donations will be given to local food pantries. Your fines will be reduced $1 for each item donated. Please don’t drop off expired food. • A Hands On Workshop – Tuesday, March 10, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Watch a pottery wheel demonstration and then make your own dragon out of clay! Master Potter Rick Hamelin will teach you how. Grades 6 and up – please sign up in advance. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Saugus Cultural Council. • Friendship Storytime on Fridays continues. This special program for children, which begins at 9:30 a.m., is sponsored by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant. It can help parents nurture their child’s social and early literacy skills with structured story time. • Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten Playgroup! This playgroup, which is sponsored by the CFCE Grant, helps kids prepare for kindergarten. Fall and winter hours are Saturdays at 10 a.m. It’s recommended SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 17

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 Page 17 Selectmen honor retiring police officer Jeffrey Wood for 20 years of service By Mark E. Vogler S electmen gave retired Saugus Police Officer Jeffrey Wood a hero’s sendoff as they recognized his 20 years of service to the town at Tuesday night’s meeting. But when Wood stood up at the lectern to offer his farewell address to the town, he called his wife, Frances, “the true unsung hero.” Wood told selectmen the citation they presented him should have included her name, too, for supporting him, particularly when he came home from nights when he encountered stressful and difficult circumstances. “Fran would either leave me alone or open me up to talk,” said Wood, noting “some tough calls I went on.” They have been married for 42 years. Wood, 63, joined the force at a relatively old age for a police officer – 43. He had worked for 20 years at General Electric. “When I first started this journey, I only really had one goal in mind: to serve 20 years and serve it honorably,” said Wood, who said he enjoyed his time working in the patrol division he loved. He called it “the heart and soul of the Police Department.” Wood’s big break may have been “a nice letter’ he received from then state Rep. Steve Angelo that “said I would make a great Saugus police officer.” Wood kept the letter and used it years later after Angelo had become town manager. He brought it with him to the job interview. When Angelo asked if there was anything else Wood would like to offer, he produced the letter, which Angelo tried to minimize as a typical form letter. But when Police Chief Ed Felix asked if the letter was accurate, Angelo told the chief it was. The town manager and chief said they’d take a chance on hiring Wood, who was the oldest police officer they had ever hired. “The best motivation is when someone tells you you can’t do something,” Wood said, recalling his appointment to the police force. “And if somebody ever writes a nice letter, save it. You may need it someday,” he said. Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree, who worked with Wood during his final years in the Police Department, told the retiring officer “You will certainly be missed.” Crabtree said he was “very proud” to have served with Wood. Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini thanked Wood for his service to the community, noting he had PARTNERS IN POLICE WORK: During his farewell speech to the town on Tuesday night, retiring Saugus Police Officer Jeffrey Wood credited his wife with helping to make his police career successful. Selectmen honored Wood with a citation for his 20 years of service. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler) “a lot of time invested in making Saugus safe.” “Time to enjoy some stress free living,” Cicolini added. WISHING HIM WELL: The Board of Selectmen commended retiring Police Officer Jeffrey Wood for an accomplished law enforcement career he began at age 43. SOUNDS | from page 16 for children ages three through five. Activities change weekly. • The Yoga Experience – here’s a free, basic yoga class that is ideal for beginners. This 60-minute slow flow class opens with a brief meditation, followed by a gentle warm up, some core strengthening, standing postures, and flexibility poses. Each session winds down with deep relaxation. Lisa Poto is a registered yoga teacher and a member of the Yoga Alliance. She graduated from Barre & Soul’s 200-hour yoga teacher training program. “Yoga is my passion, and has been transforming in my life. I believe that yoga is for everybody. It is your own personal exploration and journey,” Poto said. If this is something that sounds appealing to you or worth a try, show up in the Community Room at the Saugus Public Library on one of the following dates – all times are at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted – Thursday, Feb. 20 at noon; Tuesday, Feb. 25; Tuesday, March 3, Tuesday, March 10; Thursday, March 19; Tuesday, March 24; and Tuesday, March 31. Cub Scout and Boy Scout recruitment Cub Scout Pack 62 and Boy Scout Troop 62 are still seeking new members after a successful recruitment effort on Founders Day. Cubs can sign up on Monday nights from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. in Saugus. Please use the door marked office in the front of the church. The Scouts are located in the basement. Cub Pack 62 welcomes boys from age five (kindergarten) to age 10 (Grade 5). Boy Scouts can register on Tuesday nights from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. in the basement of the Cliftondale Congregational Church. The Boy Scout program is for young men ages 10 1/2 to 17 (Grades 6-12) Any questions on our Cub Scout program – please contact Cubmaster Bill Ferringo at pack62saugus@gmail.com or bferringo@ comcast.net. For Boy Scouts, please contact Scoutmaster John Kane at troop62saugus.org or 781-389-2708. 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 close to four 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 15to 20-minute interview at a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee.

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 ~ Letter to the Editor ~ The Perfect Valentine’s Gift Help your loved one quit vaping, smoking or using other tobacco products Dear Editor: February is American Heart Month, so before you think about what kind of flowers or type of candy to buy for Valentine’s Day, choose the Valentine that is better than any bouquet of expensive red roses or box of chocolates: show your love by supporting your sweetheart in quitting vaping, smoking or other tobacco products. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is a leading cause of heart disease; it can lead to the narrowing of blood vessels and high blood pressure. Quitting smoking greatly improves heart health. Vaping is still fairly new and less is known about its effect on the heart. However, the American Heart Association reports that two new studies find that vaping may be just as dangerous by increasing heart disease risk factors. Give Valentine’s Day new meaning by helping your loved one quit vaping, smoking or other tobacco products. If your sweetheart is thinking about quitting, here are some ways your gift of support can encourage them along their journey: 1. Let your sweetie know you’ll be their quit partner for as long as it takes – a person usually tries to quit many times before they quit for good. 2. Remind them that going cold turkey is not always the best option. Recommend that they talk to their doctor about medications to help them quit. People who use quit medicine are twice as likely to quit for good! 3. Help them celebrate the small victories – like the first 24 hours of being nicotine-free, the first week, or the first time they make it through a stressful event without using tobacco or nicotine products. 4. Bring them little treats like sugar-free gum, mints, and healthy snacks to help keep their hands and mouth busy. 5. Distract them from cravings and help them relieve stress – take a walk with them, send them a reassuring text, or just run an errand together. If it seems like your loved one is in a bad mood, try not to take it personally – nicotine is a very addictive drug! Quitting is one of the most difficult things they will ever do. Lastly, it is common for those attempting to quit to slip up and vape or have a cigarette. If this happens to your loved one, don’t be discouraged or critical. Help them think about what they learned from that quit attempt and remind them of all of their good reasons for quitting. Most importantly, let them know you’re there for them when they’re ready to try again. To learn more about how you can help your loved one quit vaping, smoking or using other tobacco products, visit KeepTryingMA.org Vapers; smokers and other tobacco product users can call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1800-784-8669) for free coaching through phone, e-chat, and text 24 hours each day, seven days a week or they can enroll online through KeepTryingMA.org. This Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, give the perfect gift; show your beloved just how much you care with the gift of support and, ultimately, heart health. Sincerely, Edgar Duran Elmudesi Metro Boston Tobacco-Free Community Partnership Police Officer Christopher Taylor puts on gloves as he prepares to monitor the evidence from poor weather conditions. tributed to major traffic congestion around Cliftondale Square. Public safety officials advised drivers to avoid the area. “I heard the sirens as we live very close to Cliftondale,” reMURDER | SEE PAGE 19 ~ 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. ES20C0021CA In the matter of: Brenton Riley Higgins CITATION ON PETITION TO CHANGE NAME A Petition to Change Name of Minor has been filed by Brenton Riley Higgins of Saugus, MA requesting that the court enter a Decree changing their name to: Brenton Riley Sullivan IMPORTANT NOTICE Any person may appear for purposes of objecting to the petition by filing an appearance at: Essex Probate and Family Court before 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 02/27/2020. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance if you object to this proceeding. WITNESS, Jennifer M. R. Ulwick, First Justice of this Court. Date: January 30, 2020 PAMELA A. CASEY O’BRIEN REGISTER OF PROBATE February 14, 2020 Saugonians named to Endicott College Dean’s List B EVERLY – Endicott College is pleased to announce that the following Saugus residents were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 semester: Ally Arnold, Paul Arnold, Stacey Arnold, Angelea Bukirch, Edward Bukirch, Judith Bukirch, Alivia Burke, Robert Burke, Colleen Burke, Emily Craig, David Craig, Karen Craig, Caitlyn Fitzsimmons, Michael Fitzsimmons, Maureen Fitzsimmons, Nicholas Guarino, Angelo Guarino, Lauriann Guarino, Derek Quatieri, Kevin Quatieri, Joanna Quatieri, Thea Raftelis, Theodore Raftelis, Julie Raftelis, Megan Schena, Anthony Schena, Nika Schena, Olivia Valente, Anthony Valente and Kristine Valente. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must obtain a minimum grade point average of 3.5, receive no letter grade below “C,” have no withdrawal grades and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits for the semester. MURDER | from page 10

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 Page 19 Bruce Torrey named to Board of Directors of Saugus Public Library Foundation B ruce Torrey, a Branch Manager at Webster First Federal Credit Union, has joined the Board of Directors of the Saugus Public Library Foundation. As a member of the Board of Directors, Torrey will also serve as Treasurer of the Foundation. Torrey has been associated with Webster First for seven years. He was previously associated with Filene’s Credit Union as a Manager from 1999 to 2012. He is also a member of the Saugus Lions Club and is a former member of the YMCA Advisory Board. Torrey resides in Winchester. “We welcome Bruce Torrey to the Board of Directors of the Saugus Public Library Foundation,” Vice Chair Linda Call said. “As a Director and as Treasurer, Bruce will be an integral part of our efforts to enhance and promote the library and its programs.” avavvyy iorn oreniioor a avvy Bruce Torrey MURDER | from page 18 1. On Feb. 14, 1920, what women’s voting organization formed in Chicago, Ill.? 2. In 1381, who wrote a poem that is first known written connection between “St. Valentine’s Day” and love? (Hint: initials GC.) 3. On Feb. 15, 1493, Columbus reported to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of what country regarding his visit to the New World? 4. What singer was nicknamed the Vagabond Lover? 5. The Yuengling brewery, the oldest U.S. brewery (1829) began in Pottsville in what state? 6. On Feb. 16, 1937, DuPont Corp. received a patent for what synthetic fiber? 7. What 1970 novel by Erich Segal had a televised movie that 72 million people watched? 8. What is the card game Blackjack also called? 9. The church called “St. Valentine’s at the Olympic Village” is in what city? (hint: starts with R.) 10. On Feb. 17, 1801, the U.S. House broke an Electoral College tie and elected whom as president? 11. In what decade did the Spencer Davis Group have a hit with “Gimme Some Lovin’”? 12. In 1940 who wrote the bestseller “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter”? (Hint: initials CM.) 13. On Feb.18, 1930, what was discovered as a planet? 14. What the Chincoteague pony is also called what? 15. On July 4, 1826, what two U.S. presidents died? 16. What is Herb Alpert’s band’s name? 17. On Feb. 19, 1803, what state was admitted to the Union, which was the first state to outlaw slavery at the start? 18. In 1917 “Diving Venus” Annette Kellerman and 200 “water nymphs” replaced what Russian prima donna ballerina at New York’s Hippodrome? 19. On Feb. 20, 1962, who began the first manned U.S. orbital space flight? Answers below, please no cheating! FROM PAGE 19 called Selectman Corinne Riley. “I was following on social media – as well as a friend of mine who let me know what was going on – I had just been told employee shot at close range. Very scary,” Riley said. All of the Saugus Police Department’s available officers – detectives, the entire patrol shift and a few officers who were called in – responded to the Mobil station. “There were a lot of people there,” recalled Saugus Police Detective Lt. David Gecoya, the offi cer in charge of the Detective Division who was also fi lling in for Interim Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti, who was out of town. Saugus police were involved in interviewing some six to 10 witnesses before the investigation was turned over to the state police detectives assigned to the Essex County District Attorney’s Offi ce. “Fortunately, I haven’t been to a lot of these,” said Gecoya, a 24year veteran of the town’s police force, who noted that homicides in Saugus have been a rare occurrence during his career. Gecoya recalled that the last murder investigation in Saugus was back in May 2012 when the bodies of two adult women were found outside the Lynnhurst Elementary School. Joseph Wright III, 55, was later convicted of two counts of fi rstdegree murder for the slayings in the family’s Lynn home of his mother – 54-year-old Donna Breau – and his grandmother, 83-year-old Melba Trahant. Wright dumped their bodies behind the school, where a custodian found them. He tried to flee to Canada, but was captured trying to cross into New Brunswick from Maine, driving his grandmother’s car. niori by Jim Miller How to Detect Parkinson’s Disease Dear Savvy Senior, What are the early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease? I was just diagnosed with it after noticing hand tremors for nearly a year, but looking back, I’m wondering if I missed any other early warning signs. Tremoring Tom Dear Tom, The Holy Grail in any progressive disease is to find it early enough to start eff ective treatment before irreversible damage has occurred. But recognizing the early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease is challenging because they’re usually subtle and can be easily overlooked, dismissed or even misdiagnosed. Parkinson’s disease, which affl icts around 1 million Americans, is a degenerative disorder that occurs when the brain’s dopamineproducing neurons die or become impaired. This happens in the part of the brain that controls movement, which can cause tremors (or shaking), stiff ness, and diffi culty with walking, balance, and coordination. The symptoms usually begin gradually and get worse over time, and the progression of symptoms is often diff erent from one person to another. Some people with Parkinson’s become severely disabled, while others may experience only minor motor disruptions. While the cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown, scientists believe genetics and environmental factors (exposure to certain toxins) play a key role. Most people with Parkinson’s fi rst develop the disease around age 60 or older, and men are more likely to develop it than are women. Early Warning Signs Parkinson’s disease is diffi cult to diagnose because there’s no defi nitive test to confi rm it. Doctors, usually neurologists, will do an examination and evaluate a combination of warning signs, but symptoms can vary greatly by patient which often leads to confusion and misdiagnosis. That said, here are some of the key signs and symptoms everyone should know. Trouble sleeping: Thrashing around in bed or acting out dreams – kicking or punching – when asleep. This is a REM sleep behavior disorder and one of the strongest and earliest pre-diagnostic symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Loss of smell: Not being able to smell certain foods very well like bananas, dill pickles or licorice. This too is one of the earliest symptoms. Constipation: Problems with digestion and bowel movements are a big problem for people with Parkinson’s, and an early sign that can occur up to 20 years before this disease is diagnosed. Changes in handwriting: Writing may become harder to do, and your handwriting may appear much smaller than it has in the past. Tremors: Slight shaking or tremor in your fi nger, thumb, hand or chin. The tremor usually happens at rest, and when you move the extremity it may disappear. This is the most common and recognizable outward sign of Parkinson’s disease, but by the time tremors start, the brain has already lost more than half of its dopamine-producing cells. Slowed movement: Over time, Parkinson’s disease can slow movements, making simple tasks diffi cult and time-consuming. Your steps may become shorter when you walk. It may be diffi cult to get out of a chair. You may drag your feet as you try to walk. Speech changes: Speaking softly, quickly, slurring or hesitating before talking. Your speech may be more of a monotone rather than with the usual infl ections. Loss of automatic movements: Decreased ability to perform unconscious movements, like blinking, smiling or swinging your arms when you walk. Impaired posture and balance: Stooping, leaning or slouching when you stand, and/or balance problems can all be a sign of Parkinson’s. Treatments Currently, there is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease, but there are a variety of medications that can provide relief from the symptoms. In some later cases, surgery may be advised. Other treatments include lifestyle modifi cations, like getting more rest and exercise. For more information, visit the Parkinson’s Foundation at Parkinson.org. 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. 1. The League of Women Voters 2. Geoff rey Chauncer 3. Spain 4. Rudy Vallee 5. Pennsylvania 6. Nylon 7. 8. “Love Story” 21 9. Rome 10. Thomas Jeff erson 11. The 1960’s (1966) 12. Carson McCullers 13. Pluto 14. The Assateague horse 15. John Adams and Thomas Jeff erson (also the Declaration of Independence’s 50th anniversary) 16. The Tijuana Brass 17. Ohio 18. Anna Pavlova 19. John Glenn

Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 Obituaries Philip S. Amato A ge 97, died on Friday evening, February 7 at the Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation Center in Danvers. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Ditto) Amato. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Vincent and Anna (Datolo) Amato. A resident of Medford before moving to Saugus 63 years ago, he had his own interior painting business. Phil enjoyed playing cards, golfi ng and skiing. He was a longtime member of the Saugus Knights of Columbus Council #1829. Phil is survived by his three children; James Amato & his wife Jeanne of New Hampshire, Diane Amato of North Carolina and Philip Amato & his wife Carol of Maine. He was the brother of Salvatore Amato of Yarmouth, Mary Salvo of FL and the late Josephine Windsor, Leonard Amato and Christine LaRusso. Mr. Amato was also the grandfather of 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. In lieu of fl owers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital @ stjude.org. Mary Donati ruary 6. She was the wife of the late Peter A. Donati. Born in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Pauline (Sozio) DiFore. She was an avid visitor to Suff olk Downs, Foxwood Casino and was recently able to visit Encore Casino for her 94th birthday. Mrs. Donati is survived by her son Peter P. Donati and his wife Donna of Saugus; three granddaughters, Alyssa, Kara, Lauren and her wife Meg; One sister, Philomina Scuzzarella of Wakefield; many nieces and nephews including Paula Seaman and her husband Paul and their daughter Christine Laws, Frank Scuzarella and his wife Carla. She was predeceased by her two brothers Freddie and Pasquale DiFiore. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make A Wish Foundation of Greater Boston www.massri.wish.org. Joseph J. Prezioso, Jr. O Window, floor, deck, and gutter Walter Robinson (617) 415-3933 Frank Berardino MA License 31811 cleaning Power-washing, trash removal & clean up • 24 - Hour Service • Emergency Repairs BERARDINO Plumbing & Heating Residential & Commercial Service Gas Fitting • Drain Service 617.699.9383 Senior Citizen Discount EVERETT MALDEN REVERE SAUGUS A dvocAte Newspapers Published weekly by The Advocate Newspapers, Inc. • MAIN OFFICE • 573 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 Mailing Address: PO Box 490407, Everett, MA 02149 Telephone: (617) 387-2200 / (781) 286-8500 (781) 233-4446 / FAX: (617) 381-0800 Email us at: Jmitchell@advocatenews.net info@advocatenews.net James David Mitchell, Publisher James D. Mitchell, Editor The Advocate Newspapers, Inc. are free newspapers published every Friday. This newspaper assumes no financial responsibility for errors in advertisements printed herein, but will reprint without charge that part of an advertisement in which the error occurs. WASTE REMOVAL & BUILDING MAINTENANCE • Landscaping, Lawn Care, Mulching • Yard Waste & Rubbish Removal • Interior & Exterior Demolition (Old Decks, Fences, Pools, Sheds, etc.) • Appliance and Metal Pick-up • Construction and Estate Cleanouts • Pick-up Truck Load of Trash starting at $169 • Carpentry LICENSED & INSURED Call for FREE ESTIMATES! Office: (781) 233-2244 O f Saugus, age 94, passed away peacefully on Febf Everett, formerly of Saugus, age 76, February 7. Loving husband of Janice (Belluscio) Prezioso with whom he shared 41 years of marr iage . Mr. Prezioso was a long shore man with MassPort for over 35 years and was an avid Patriots fan. Besides his wife he is survived by his three daughters; Trina Landers & her husband Thomas of Everett, Caroline O’Sullivan & her husband Daniel of Weymouth, Stacy Prezioso of Beverly. He was the cherished grandfather of Kevin Lander, Nicholas Landers, Aiden O’Sullivan and brother of Daniel Prezioso of Saugus, Paula Diver of NH. Mr. Prezioso is survived by many nieces & nephews. He was a U.S. Navy Vietname of the Vietnam War. In lieu of fl owers, donations in his memory can be made to Care Dimensions at give.caredimensions.org. This Week On Saugus TV Monday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. on Channel 8 – Starship Wrestling. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – Board of Selectmen (from Feb. 11). Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 22 – SHS Varsity Hockey vs. Marblehead (Feb. 12). Thursday, Feb. 20 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 22 – SHS Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Peabody (Feb. 13). Friday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. on Channel 8 – SHS Game of the Week. Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9 & 22. For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv.org.***programming may change without notice***

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Page 22 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 14, 2020 Saugonians named to Endicott College Dean’s List B EVERLY – Endicott College is pleased to announce that the following Saugus residents were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 semester: Ally Arnold, Paul Arnold, Stacey Arnold, Angelea Bukirch, Edward Bukirch, Judith Bukirch, Alivia Burke, Robert Burke, Colleen Burke, Emily Craig, David Craig, Karen Craig, Caitlyn Fitzsimmons, Michael Fitzsimmons, Maureen Fitzsimmons, Nicholas Guarino, Angelo Guarino, Lauriann Guarino, Derek Quatieri, Kevin Quatieri, Joanna Quatieri, Thea Raftelis, Theodore Raftelis, Julie Raftelis, Megan Schena, Anthony Schena, IS YOUR HOME NEXT? The Saugus Real Estate Listings are brought to you by: Nika Schena, Olivia Valente, Anthony Valente and Kristine Valente. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must obtain a minimum grade point average of 3.5, receive no letter grade below “C,” have no withdrawal grades and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits for the semester. Get great deals now on advertising rates: Call Jim at 781-983-6187 Publishing free every week in Everett, Malden, Revere and Saugus 53 Jackson Street Saugus, MA 01906 781-813-3325 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 Flickinger, Charles Rogers, Douglas M BUYER2 SELLER1 Flickinger, Thomas J Trainor Marie A Est OPEN HOUSE - SATURDAY SELLER2 ADDRESS Trainor, Donald 421 Central St 32 Pleasant St CITY Saugus Saugus DATE 23.01.2020 23.01.2020 PRICE $175 000,00 $485 000,00 OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY 510 REVERE BEACH BLVD, REVERE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, 1:00 - 2:30 PM: Gorgeous Ocean Views. 1 bedrm., indoor pool, off-street parking & more...$309,900 OPEN HOUSE - SAT. & SUN. Darlene Minincleri & Sue Palomba REVERE 203 LEWIS O’GRAY DRIVE, SAUGUS OPEN HOUSE, SAT., FEB. 15TH, 12:00 - 2:00 PM & SUN., FEB. 16TH, 1:00 - 3:00 PM: Meticulously maint. 4 level townhse, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Kitchen w/ granite counters, stainless/steel appliances,washer/dryer in unit, 2 car parking, pool & and so much more.............$457,900 ~ APARTMENTS FOR RENT ~ Revere, Wakefield , Winthrop, East Boston from $1600 - $2900 / Some incl. all utilties. Saugus - 1 bdrm Stainless Kitchen. incl. elect. $1650 Revere - 1 bdrm Gorgeous Newly Renovated $1800 Call for details! Call for a FREE Market Analysis Lisa Polignone John Marino Lea Doherty Pat Rescigno Rosa Rescigno Marisa DiNucci Xavier Ortiz Sharon D’Allesandro Maureen Gaeta Kevin Alvorado (Office Assistant) EVERETT - Great location, 2 Family, open floor plan, 2 Car Driveway, near REVERE BEACH - Magnificent Ocean Views from all windows; Stainless & Granite Kitchen, Balcony, Brazilian Cherry Floors throughout...........................................$499,900 Wellington St., Encore Casino & Shopping. $685,000 ~ Meet our Agents ~ LYNN - Hood St. 2nd flr. unit, Meticulous 5rm/2 bed liv/dining E.I.Kit. w/ granite, SS appliances wash/dry. Gleaming hdwd. flrs and more...$274,900 53 Jackson St. Saugus (781) 813-3325 69 FOWLER AVE., REVERE POINT OF PINES SUN., FEB. 16TH FROM 12:00 - 1:30 PM - Gorgeous single 3/2 with gleaming hdwd flrs, fireplace, High end Gourmet kit., SS appliances, 3 car parking and So Much More..........................Call for Details! PRICES REDUCED!

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