SAUGUS For COVID-19 Updates: www.Saugus-ma.gov OCAT D OC E AD O A E CAT Vol. 23, No. 11 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday Homegrown Saugus firefighters Six new members – all of the m town natives and SHS graduates – begin their careers at Saugus Fire Dept. 781-233-4446 A s of yesterday’s deadline, there were no known incidences of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in Saugus. But town offi cials are gearing up for some potential precautionary moves to protect residents from the virus that this week prompted Governor Charlie Baker to declare a State of Emergency in Massachusetts. COVID-19 also led to the indefinite shutdown of the National Basketball Association’s season, the cancellation of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston and a COVID-19 | SEE PAGE 2 TE Friday, March 13, 2020 Preparing for COVID-19 Residents should expect “disruptions” to town and school events and non-town/school events in town buildings, warns town manager By Mark E. Vogler HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF: Information sheets, like this one posted at the entrance of the Saugus Public Library, are popping up in public buildings and businesses around town as local offi cials map out a strategy for dealing with COVID-19. ~ADVOCATE ASKS~ LADDER DRILLS: Six new fi refi ghters receive safety and skill training on the use of the ladder this week at the Saugus Fire Department. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) By Mark E. Vogler T here are common bonds that bind the six new fi refighters that began their careers at the Saugus Fire Department this week. They are all graduates of Saugus High School with deep family roots in the community. All of them are in their early to mid-20’s. Two of them grew up as kids hanging around at the Central Fire Station, infl uenced by relatives who have served long and distinguished careers as fi refi ghters in their hometown. “Collectively, the six are probably the youngest group we’ve hired,” Fire Capt. Christopher Rizza said in an interview this week, as he took a break from training exercises outside the fi re station. “They’re all Saugus kids. All of them went to Saugus High. These kids all live here and their families reside here. So, there is FIREFIGHTERS | SEE PAGE 12 ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS - 1st AD - Gracious and nicely maintained 9 rm CE Colonial boasting 4 bdrms, 3½ baths, custom kitchen (2018) with quartz counters & center island stainless appliances, double oven, wine cooler, subway backsplash, ct flooring, dining area w/ slider to deck, formal diningrm, livingrm, 1st flr familyrm w/gas fireplace, hardwood on 1st flr, convenient 1st flr laundry, master suite w/ walk-in closet & private bath w/whirlpool tub & double sink, impressive finished lower level offers custom wet bar, oversized familyrm/ playrm, pavers patio, irrigation system, cen air & cen vac, security system, newly painted exterior (2019), nicely located in Bellevue Heights! MINT! w/gas Offered at $889,900 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 View the interior of this home right on your smartphone. View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com cooktop, NOT READY TO CALL IT QUITS: Stephanie Jandrys, manager and trainer of TITLE Boxing Club off of Route 1 South in Saugus, is one of 17 Saugus residents who are registered to run in this year’s Boston Marathon, which is set for Monday, April 20. With the threat of the race being cancelled because of the spread of the Coronavirus, Jandrys says she is considering running the race with her friends if it does get cancelled. For this week’s “The Advocate Asks” and more photos, please see page 3. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE "42 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2020 Regular Unleaded $2.159 Mid Unleaded $2.629 Super $2.699 Diesel Fuel $2.679 KERO $4.759 Diesel $2.439 HEATING OI 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available by Pump! Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS Prices subject to change Winter Diesel Available FLEET

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Crabtree added that Information regarding specific cancellations or postponements will be issued by the activity’s sponsor or host. “It is important to note that Town government and departments remain in operation,” the town manager said. “This is an evolving situation, and we will adjust our response as circumstances require. Town Offi cials will continue to update the community as new information becomes available. The public’s patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated.” Meanwhile, the town government urged residents to follow preventative measures recommended by the state, including the following advice: • Wash your hands often. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. • Clean things that are frequently touched. • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. • Stay at home if you are sick. • Older adults and those with health issues are urged to avoid large crowds and events. 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There was talk of anticipated cancellation of various events in town and school buildings aimed at large crowds. Meanwhile, the Baker-Polito Administration announced new guidance for Executive Branch employees in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This includes discontinuing all outof-state work-related travel, canceling or virtually holding conferences, seminars and other discretionary gatherings, informing employees not to attend external workrelated conferences, seminars or events, reminding employees feeling sick with fever or fl u symptoms to not come into work and encouraging high-risk employees to talk with their supervisors to review possible alternative work assignments. Regular internal government business will continue, and these new measures complement other precautions that have been put in place in recent days encouraging proper self-care and hygiene and increasing cleaning and sanitizing of Executive Branch buildings and offi ces. “Today, I have declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts to further support our response to Coronavirus,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We will continue planning and preparing to mitigate the spread of this disease, and have issued new guidance for Executive Branch employees in the Commonwealth. I urge employers and other large organizations to follow our example and limit or eliminate non-essential travel, limit or eliminate large events where possible, and explore telework where appropriate for your organization. We are also urging older adults and COVID-19 | SEE PAGE 7

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 ~ THE ADVOCATE ASKS ~ Page 3 Saugus runner says she may join some Samaritan teammates on their own race if COVID-19 cancels the Boston Marathon Editor’s Note: For this week’s paper, we sat down with Stephanie Jandrys, a 32-year-old Saugus resident who hopes to be running in what will be her first and last Boston Marathon. Jandrys says she will be disappointed if the Boston Athletic Association – along with city, state and federal officials – decide to postpone the race scheduled for Patriots Day, April 20, because of concerns that COVID-19 might jeopardize the health of runners and the public. But even if this year’s race is cancelled, Jandrys says, she still might run. Jandrys is a member of this year’s Samaritans Marathon Team. She lost her cousin Teddy Fusco to suicide two years ago. She and her family members participate in the Samaritans annual 5K event each year and are passionate about raising funds and awareness and educating the public about the important issue of suicide prevention. She is a Revere native and a 2006 graduate of Pope John XXIII High School in Everett. She has been involved in fitness activities since her childhood. She played varsity soccer and basketball for four years at Pope “HE WAS LIKE MY BROTHER”: Stephanie Jandrys says she adored her cousin, Teddy Fusco, who worked for 20 years at the State House in Boston. Fusco, wearing a Santa Claus outfit, is shown her in a 1997 family photo when Jandrys was nine years old. She plans to run for “Team Teddy” in honor of her cousin and to raise funds for the Samaratans in this year’s Boston Marathon. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate) John. She was captain of the soccer team from her sophomore through senior years. She also captained the basketball team during her junior and senior years. She returned to her alma mater to coach the soccer and basketball teams for three years. In recent years, she has trained to box and has a 1-1 record in two amateur boxing matches. Since 2017, she has worked as ASKS | SEE PAGE 17

Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 A long, hotly contested election Town Meeting members reelect Steve Doherty as moderator for next two years By Mark E. Vogler H ad it been a simple majority vote, it only would have taken two rounds for Town Moderator Stephen N. Doherty to retain his position. Doherty, who has presided over the 50-member body for three two-year terms, would have won 22-20. But two-thirds of the Town Meeting members present for Monday night’s Special Town Meeting voted to have a secret ballot vote that would be determined by a majority of the members – not a majority of those present. To win, the victor needed 26 votes. Doherty, who 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 Kitchen Hours: Mon-Thurs: 12-10pm Fri-Sat: 12-11pm Sunday: 1pm-10pm www.eight10barandgrille.com TOWN MEETING EXPERTISE: Town Meeting Member Robert J. Long, of Precinct 9, says he looks forward to working with Moderator Stephen N. Doherty over the next two years. Long, who served as moderator for 18 years prior to Doherty’s six-year stint, lost in an 83-minute, seven-round election on Monday night when he tried to win back the position. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day! Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner Served All Day Tues., March 17 Where everyone’s Irish for a Day! Try our $12 LUNCH Menu - 16 ITEMS AUTOTECH 1989 SINCE Is your vehicle ready for the Spring Season?!! AC SPECIAL Recharge your vehicle's AC for the warm weather! Includes up to 1 LB. of Refrigerant* (*Most Vehicles/Some Restrictions May Apply) Only $69.95 DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! CASH FOR YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV! 2008 CADILLAC DTS Platinum Package, Loaded, Excellent Condition, Warranty, Only 83K Miles! LUXURY PRICED RIGHT! $7,995 Easy Financing Available! Loaded with Leather Interior, Moon Roof, Only 106K Miles, Warranty! PRICED TO SELL! $4,995 781-321-8841 1236 EasternAve • Malden EddiesAutotech.com We Pay Cash For Your Vehicle! 2011 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER represents Precinct 4, prevailed in the seventh round over former Town Moderator Robert J. Long, 27-17, after about 83 minutes. When Doherty took his seat, he thanked those who supported his reelection. “To those who didn’t, I clearly need to do more to earn your confi dence,” Doherty told members. “I promise to do that going forward. If there is something I’m doing that you’re not happy with, my cell phone is listed; my email is listed. Please let me know about it,” he said. In a gesture to unite the body, Long moved that the vote for Doherty’s reelection be considered unanimous. For much of the evening, the vote was a contentious one. It was tied 21-21 after the first ballot. Doherty then took leads of 22-20, 23-20, 22-21 and 2221 before Member Michael J. Paolini, of Precinct 7, made the motion that the next vote be decided by a simple majority of the members present. But Precinct 10 Town Meeting Member Peter Manoogian said it wouldn’t be right for the moderator to be elected by less than a majority of the body. Furthermore, there was precedence for 26 votes – a motion he said that was made by the late Ellen Burns and approved during the Town Meeting of 2006, according to Manoogian. Town Meeting Member Steven C. DiVirgilio of Precinct 10 questioned the motives of the members who supported the 26-vote requirement. “If the vote was in favor of who they supported, they wouldn’t say anything,” said DiVirgilio, who pledged his vote to Doherty. On the next ballot, Doherty took a 25-18 lead. On the seventh and fi nal round, Precinct 3 Town Meeting Member Gregory Nickolas walked in late, saying he had received a text from Town Meeting Member Albert J. DiNardo, who was down in Florida. Several members were critical of the secret ballot vote, saying that the process should be more transparent – allowing town residents to see how members voted. But Manoogian, whose article received two-thirds backing from the members at Monday night’s meeting, pointed out there was precedence for a secret ballot in the election of the moderator – again citing the motion made by the late Ellen Burns. “Two thirds of the Town Meeting wanted to do it this way, and there are employees on Town Meeting who are afraid of possible consequences,” Manoogian said. “The reason why the precedence of the past was followed was so there will not be arm-twisting, coercive pressure and subsequent punishment,” he said. Doherty said he understands and respects the arguments made by Town Meeting members on both sides of the issue.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 Page 5 (Editor’s Note: The following info is from an announcement submitted by Julie Cicolini, a member of the Board of Directors for HS2.) Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus (HS2) is a nonprofi t group of volunteers that are helping to offset food insecurity households. HS2 provides a weekend supply of nutritious food for each eligible child when school lunches and breakfasts are unavailable to them on weekends or school holidays during the school year. HS2 relies on donations to create take-home grocery bags. All food is nonperishable and provided to children free of charge. It is our hope these resources will support the health, behavior and achievement of every student who participates. Organizations, businesses and individual citizens are encouraged to collect items and contribute them to the overall Here’s how you can help Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus (HS2) make sure no Saugus children go hungry community effort. Items have been carefully chosen for their high vitamin and nutrient content. We ask that donations are not expired and come only from this list: • Macaroni & Cheese, 7.5 oz. • Peanut Butter, 15 oz. • Jelly (squeeze plastic bottles) • Canned Vegetables (i.e., Sliced Carrots, Green Beans, Peas, Corn), 15 oz. • Canned Tuna, 5 oz. • Canned Chicken, 10 oz. • Canned beans • Canned meals (i.e., Soups, Chilis, SpaghettiOs, Raviolis) • Fruit cups • Oatmeal packets • Cold Cereal • Granola bars • Pasta • Pasta sauce (cans only, no glass) Donation bins are located at: Saugus Town Hall, 298 Start Your Weekend at the Marina Dance Party! Enjoy the Acoustic Stylings of Central St., Saugus Salem Five Bank, 855 Broadway, Saugus Saugus McDonald’s Northbound, 738 Broadway, Saugus Saugus McDonald’s Southbound,127 Broadway, Saugus Help us bag the food Volunteers are always welcome to help bag groceries. See the days and times listed: Bagging groceries, 1st Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.; St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Prospect St. Bagging groceries, 2nd Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.; Cliftondale Church of the Nazarene, 60 Essex St. Bagging groceries, 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.; Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St. Bagging groceries, 4th Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.; First Congregational Church UCC, 300 Central St. BEAU GILBERT Saturday, March 14 at 9 PM Dance to the Hits from House to Techno DJ LOGIK Friday, March 13 at 9 PM MONDAY'S SHUCK! $1.00 Oysters Book your next Function with us! Free Parking • Water Views Call 781-629-3798 SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET Only $19.95 / 11am-2pm Featuring Al Whitney Jazz Band BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION WITH US * GIFT CARDS AMPLE FREE www.marinaatthewharf.com 543 North Shore Rd. Revere 781-629-3798 PARKING dine drink gather AMAZING WATER VIEWS enjo y Friday, March 13 at 9 PM TB12 Boston Marathon Fundraiser SIERRA Live music featuring Friday, March 20 at 9 PM BRIAN MAES BAND WILDFIRE Saturday, March 21 at 9 PM FUNBUCKET With 43 CHURCH STREET Friday, March 27 The Nation's #1 U2 Tribute Experience With: Mary Beth Maes & Coolidge Park JOSHUA TREE TANGERINE Party with the Party Band! Saturday, March 28 at 9 PM with 80'S REUNION BAND Saturday, April 4 at 9 PM LIVIN' ON A BAD NAME Saturday, March 14 at 9 PM Celebrate St. Paddy's Day! Bon Jovi Tribute Sensation! 221 Newbury Street, Danvers For Tickets call (978) 774-7270 or www.breakawaydanvers.com

Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 Saugus Education Association President Lavoie addresses School Committee on Elementary Grade Configuration (Editor’s Note: Rick Lavoie, president of the Saugus Education Association, recently wrote this letter to the Saugus School Committee, sharing his and teachers’ concerns about the elementary school grade configuration.) I am reaching out to you all with this letter to share some thoughts that I have. At the end of January, the Superintendent held two public forums to discuss the need to shift the originally proposed grade configuration at our elementary schools. Shortly after that meeting, I shared a survey to the SEA membership at the Elementary level. I am sharing those results with you here. The survey was conducted anonymously and there were several portions that allowed for teachers to add their own comments. 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Here is a consensus of what they said: Roughly half of the comments spoke to the lack of communication around this topic. The survey results back this up with over 95% of Elementary teachers stating that they had not had a single meeting about the grade configuration with administration. Their comments, on communication, also expressed frustration that word of this configuration shift happened at a school committee meeting and was not communicated to staff. They also expressed frustration with having to attend a joint meeting of parents/teachers. The teachers feel isolated from important decisions. The original grade configuration of preK-2 and 3-5 was the next most frequent topic. The teachers explained that the skills of a 1st and 2nd grader are closer in alignment than those of a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher. The MCAS beginning in third grade tends to add credibility to this statement. Teachers also commented on the resources used in their classrooms and how it is not uncommon for early elementary teachers to share resources based on the needs of students. First and Second grade teachers will no longer be housed together, and as such, will not be able to share resources. One teacher explained that Special Education laws prohibit students who are 48 months apart from sharing special resource rooms. Second and Fifth graders will need separate accommodations. I am not sure if that is an accurate statement or if the Belmonte layout allows for multiple rooms, but it should be explored. Lastly, the most frequent comment among those writing on grade configuration were teachers trying to find alternative solutions to this proposal. Teachers like to trouble-shoot. We need to do it constantly in our classrooms. Many teachers had alternative grade proposals in mind. Some of the ideas include keeping one of our current elementary schools open to serve as a PreK or a PreK-K school. No teachers said that the current proposal was their preferred option. The third most frequent topic was a mid-year move. Elementary teachers were shocked to see that they too would have to pack-up and move across town. Their concerns rest along the topics of MCAS testing (which would be disrupted by a midyear move), logistical questions, and the social emotional needs of our students. Many comments touched on several of those concerns. A particularly common thought was that we should slow down a little and do this correctly. Teachers wanted to be part of the conversation. While I, and I am sure the staffs, appreciate the public hearing, they wanted in at the beginning, but those opportunities were not presented to them. They are concerned that their classroom materials, largely purchased on their own, will be lost in the shuffle or discarded. The move is definitely increasing anxieties and weakening morale. Another issue that came up was the lack of understanding on what a STEAM academy reRick Lavoie SEA President ally is. The teachers understand the acronym, but have not been shown what their role in this academy might be. There has not been sufficient professional development on this and I personally am not quite sure if the description I’ve heard at meetings is accurate either. If the Belmonte design was to have three STEAM rooms with maker spaces, how does adding an additional 200 2nd grade students compliment the physical space? I have also spoken to many of these teachers. They are concerned and frustrated with this process. They feel as though it is a done deal already. I hope that this public hearing is not just a show, but that you all will listen to the concerns of teachers and parents. Based on the feedback that I’ve already heard, I know that the new grade configuration and move to implement are not popular. I know that your job is to do what you think is best for the students, parents, teachers, and community. I would humbly ask that you keep an open mind tonight and that you listen to those concerns. I hope you will ask if the architectural firm has any alternative plans or if we can explore the idea of keeping an older building online for now. Your election to the school committee came at a busy time for Saugus. So far, I have been pleased with the work the committee has done and I am optimistic that you will make the right choice. Thank you for your time.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 Page 7 The Angel Fund for ALS Research Several supporters of The Angel Fund for ALS Research, including State Representative Donald Wong, right, gathered at Subaru of Wakefi eld as Subaru of Wakefi eld Managing Partner/General Manager Sal Barbagallo, center, and The Angel Fund for ALS Research President Rich Kennedy, left, drew the name of the lucky winner of a 2020 Subaru Forester. The Angel Fund conducted the raffl e in partnership with Subaru of Wakefi eld to raise funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research led by Dr. Robert H. Brown at UMass Medical School. Regina Corbin was the winner of the raffl e. COVID-19 | from page 2 those with health issues to avoid large crowds and large events.” “Our Administration believes it is important to start taking additional actions now to mitigate spread based on the information we have available, including issuing the enhanced guidance for Executive Branch employees which prohibits nearly all work-related travel, limits or cancels large events, and encourages teleworking where it is appropriate,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “Our state agencies will continue to coordinate daily with health care professionals, educational institutions and federal and local partners on preparedness eff orts for COVID-19.” The guidance for Executive Branch employees went into eff ect on Wednesday, March COVID-19 | SEE PAGE 10 Saugus Public Library Sponsored by: The Saugus Garden Club Celebrating 75 Years and Growing New Friends of Saugus Public Library Flower Arrangements Interpreting A Book’s Title, Cover or Theme April 3 and 4, 2020 Categories: 1. Fiction: (works of imagination-novels, short stories and/or plays) 2. Nonfiction: (fact-based-biography, history, current events, etc.) 3. Children’s Book 4. Young Adults’ Book 5. Miscellaneous: (horticulture, flower arranging, hobbies, etc.). Exhibitors’ Meeting: Saturday, March 24, 2020 at Noon Designs are open to the public, including children accompanied by an adult/ Setup: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Noon – 3pm Exhibitors Show: Friday, April 3, 2020, 9am – Closing Show: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9am – 3pm Entry Forms are available at the Saugus Public Library Please submit entry form by March 31, 2020 to: Lorraine DiMilla 8 High Street, Saugus 01906  lmdimilla@comcast.net  781.233.7541 Donna Manoogian 23 Hillside Ave, Saugus 01906  donna23@comcast.net  781-233-5640 • Family Dentistry • Crowns • Bridges • Veneers/Lumineers • Dental Implants • All on 4 Dental Implants • Emergency Dentist • Kid Friendly Dentist • Root Canals • Dentures • Invisalign Braces • Snap On Smile • Teeth Whitening We are the smile care experts for your entire family www.reverealuminumwindow.com 505 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Tel: 617-387-1120 www.gkdental.com In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today

Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 Law Offices of Terrence W. Kennedy 512 Broadway, Everett • Criminal Defense • Personal Injury • Medical Malpractice Tel: (617) 387-9809 Cell: (617) 308-8178 twkennedylaw@gmail.com “The Pocket Rocket” By Th e Old Sachem H enri Richard was a Canadian Hockey player who centered one of the best lines ever in the NHL. Henri was born February 29, 1936, in Montreal, Quebec, and died March 6, 2020, in Laval, Quebec. His nickname in hockey circles as Henri Richard (pronounced onray reeshard) was “The Pocket Rocket” because of his size, fi vefoot-seven and 60 pounds. He played with his brother Maurice (The Rocket), on right wing, Dickie Moore on left wing and Henri at center. Richard was selected as one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players by The Hockey News in 2017. His big time hockey career started with the Montreal Nationale in the Quebec Junior League in the 1951-1952 and 1952-1953 seasons. He played a single game for the Montreal Royals in the 1952-1953 season, then two seasons 1953 through 1955 for the Junior Canadians, again in the Quebec Junior Hockey League. In the 1953-1954 season, he scored 56 goals with 53 assists for 109 points in 54 games. The following season he only played 44 games and he scored 33 goals with 33 assists. By that point it was certain of an NHL career. He was a member of Montréal Canadiens teams who won 11 Stanley Cups during his 21 seasons with Les Habitants, which is another name for the Montréal Canadiens hockey franchise. Five of those trophies were with his brother, Maurice, who was known as “The Rocket.” His 21 seasons encompassed 1955-1975, during which he played in 1,256 games, scored 358 goals and had 688 assists, which equals 1046 points in the 1256 games or 0.83 points per game for regular season games. Henri’s best goal-scoring year was 1959-1960, when he potted 30 goals. His best assists season was 1957-1958, when he pushed his teammates with 52 assists. Henri scored the game-winning goal at the 2:20 mark of the fi rst overtime in game six against the Detroit Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup that season. He played in 180 playoff games, scoring 49 goals and 80 assists, for 129 points. His 11 Stanley Cups is the highBill Stewart The Old Sachem est amount in National Hockey League history. In the 19641965 season playoff s, he scored 7 goals, his greatest playoff year. He also had 6 twice. His best assist playoff was 19591960, when he passed off to teammates who then scored 9 goals. Among Richard’s achievements were First Team AllStar, 1958; Second Team AllStar, 1959, 1961 and 1963; Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy, 1974; selected to the league All-Star game, 1956 through 1961, 1963, 1967 and 1974; and a Stanley Cup winner in 1956 through 1960; 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1973. Richard was named captain of the Canadiens in 1971, and he remained until his retirement in 1975. In 2015 it was announced that Richard had Alzheimer’s disease. A very dominant player, he was also considered a great gentleman on the ice, vastly diff erent from players of that day. This week on Saugus TV Follow us on Twitter advocatenewspaperma Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for family since 1958 • 62 over half a century. We must be doing something right!” •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roof • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com •Roo ng Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m. on Channel 9 – Finance Committee Meeting from March 11 Tuesday, March 17 at 7 p.m. on Channel 8 – Cliftondale Church Service from March 8 Wednesday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – School Committee Meeting from March 12 Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. on Channel 9 – School Committee Meeting ***LIVE*** Friday, March 20 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – Board of Selectmen Meeting from March 17 Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9, & 22. For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv. org. ***programming may change without notice*** Spring!

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 Page 9 A Committee of Conflict New Wheelabrator subcommittee created by Board of Health has critics before it even gets started By Mark E. Vogler B oard of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano irked a few people last week when he recommended a list of members to serve on the Wheelabrator subcommittee that he proposed to help resolve ongoing issues with the owners of the local trash-to-energy incinerator. Selectman Debra Panetta was visibly upset that she wasn’t one of the selectmen named to the 10-member panel. “I’m very disappointed,” Panetta told the Board of Health after hearing that she had been left off the list. “I’ve been following Wheelabrator for the past three decades,” she said, noting that she had attended many meetings and was well-versed on Wheelabrator-related issues. She also suggested that the subcommittee needs to have more members with an environmental background. While she cited her longtime review of Wheelabrator-related issues, she suggested that Selectman Michael Serino has even more experience and would have been a good addition to the committee. Precinct 10 Town Meeting Member Peter Manoogian, a longtime Wheelabrator critic, expressed concerns that the committee might be inclined to make a deal with Wheelabrator that would further increase the life and size of the ash landfill near the Wheelabrator plant on Route 107. “They’re going to offer a fire station for more ash – that’s the quid pro quo,” he told Board of Health Chair William Heffernan. Manoogian suspected that was a possibility after hearing that Cogliano had recommended Saugus Fire Lieutenant William Cross, an outspoken advocate for a West Side Fire Station. He told Heffernan he hoped he had assumed wrongly. But Heffernan shot down that theory. “It’s not going to be more ash,” he said. Initially, it appeared that the board had voted unanimously to accept the 10 members recommended by Cogliano to sit on the special committee. But Heffernan later said the vote was only to create the subcommittee and then confirm the members at a later date, perhaps at next month’s meeting. “It is not ‘a quid pro quo committee,’” Heffernan said. “If anything, we’re hoping to drive improvements at the facility as well as get a closure date for the landfill,” he said. THE FINAL SAY: The Board of Health at last week’s meeting. The Board will have the final say on the composition of members of a subcommittee that will work with Wheelabrator Saugus, Inc. on town issues, including a date for closing the ash landfill near the company’s trash-toenergy plant on Route 107 in Saugus. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) Not enough environmental input, say some Even so, disappointment remains among several town officials – some who have been outspoken Wheelabrator critics for years. Precinct 1 Town Meeting Member Ann Devlin, president of Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE), complained that the committee needs more people with an environmental background who were knowledgeable about the Wheelabrator issue. State Rep. RoseLee Vincent, D-Revere, whose district includes Precincts 3 and 10 in Saugus, requested that the committee include a Saugus resident who is a member of either SAVE or the Alliance for Health and the Environment – “local environmental advocacy organizations that have vast knowledge on the background of Wheelabrator Saugus as those who live in East Saugus. “Additionally, it would be a nice gesture if you would include a Revere resident on this sub-committee, as the people of Riverside are just as impacted by the operators of Wheelabrator Saugus as those who live in East Saugus,” she said. But Cogliano said he has misgivings about loading the subcommittee with “anti-Wheelabrator members.” “It would impede any productive talks between Wheelabrator and the town,” he said. “It’s hard to put people on a committee that is trying to work with Wheelabrator when they are on other committees that are anti-Wheelabrator,” Cogliano said. He also took issue with nontown residents serving on the committee. “The committee has two selectmen, two members of the Board of Health, a Town Meeting member from Precinct 10, a Town Meeting member and Fire Department Lieutenant from Precinct 1, the Town Manager, two former members of the Board of Health and a former School Committee member,” Cogliano said. “The Town is well represented. The committee will seek to find new ways to work with the company to improve the safety and quality of life for not only the Saugus residents but those in our surrounding communities as well,” he said. “The committee will be charged with Ash Landfill post closure use/future development, the NOX level, The landfill height and closure facility upgrade, water testing, fire and safety issues, quality of life issues and a host community agreement.” People can still apply The Board of Health invited Cogliano to Monday’s meeting to address the board on his ideas about the special subcommittee. But Heffernan stressed that it’s a committee that he will chair and that the members will be approved by the Board of Health. “If anyone is interested, send an email to the Board of Health with some kind of contact information and we’ll be happy to reach out and see where it goes,” Heffernan said. He envisages a committee of seven to 10 members. “We’re just trying to keep it from not being a mass of people and then have three Wheelabrator guys sitting across the table,” Heffernan said. “I think it behooves us to keep it smaller, to make it as productive as possible,” he said. Board of Health Member Shawn Ayube said he wants to see a well-balanced board. “I think it’s extremely important that we have a diversity of opinions and people representing all sides,” he said. Meanwhile, Wheelabrator officials say they are happy that after years of attempting to develop an ongoing dialogue with the town without much recent success, that the committee could be a facilitator for better relations. “We have long sought to have a meaningful discussion with the town about how we can best continue to provide economic and environmental value to Saugus and the region,” said Wheelabrator’s Director of Communications and Community Engagement, Michelle Nadeau. “We welcome the board’s creation of a committee as a first step in that process,” she said. Here is the list of members recommended by Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano: • Board of Health Chair William Heffernan and Board of Health Member Shawn Ayube • Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano and Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Corinne Riley • Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree • Precinct 10 Town Meeting Member Peter Delios • Saugus Fire Department Lt. and Precinct 8 Town Meeting Member William E. 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Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 In Lieu of Rally, Gravellese to Launch Campaign with “Virtual Town Hall” Wednesday, March 18 J oe Gravellese will formally launch his campaign for State Representative in Revere, Chelsea and Saugus with a “Virtual Town Hall” on Facebook on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 PM, in lieu of holding a rally, mindful of concerns about public gatherings in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19. “I’m excited to begin meeting residents all over the district and schedule an in-person event as soon as it’s prudent to do so,” said Gravellese. “But in the interest of public health, especially for seniors, it makes sense to start by introducing myself and my plans to voters online. I’ll host a video conference on Facebook next Wednesday night, talk about my agenda for a better Massachusetts, and answer questions submitted by residents virtually.” Residents can email questions in advance to info@joegrav.com. The campaign’s Facebook page, where the Virtual Town Hall will be streamed live, can be accessed at www.facebook.com/ joegrav. Speaking on the coronavirus, Gravellese added that “residents should not panic, but should continue to take note of reliable sources on public health and take proper precautions.” “From working closely with the state’s Department of Public Health during my career, I know that we are fortunate to have some of the world’s foremost experts on public health working right here in the Commonwealth. We should take their guidance seriously as it becomes available. The goal in the coming weeks is to make sure that the virus spreads less quickly, so that our hospitals and clinics aren’t overwhelmed. If we do that, people who get sick will be able to reSaugus Faith Notes he latest listing of upcoming events and programs at Saugus places of worship. T Corned Beef & Cabbage Supper at First Congregational The First Congregational Church in Saugus Center will host its popular Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Supper tomorrow (Saturday, March 14) from 5 to 7 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. The menu consists of corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread, drinks and dessert. The cost is a $12 per person donation. Tickets can be reserved by calling 781-233-3028 and will be available at the door. Come celebrate an early St. Patrick’s Day with some good food and good fellowship! Helping hungry students The Saugus United ParCOVID-19 | from page 7 11, and will be revisited in 30 days or sooner as circumstances dictate. The full details are as follows: • All work-related travel, both foreign and domestic, is to be discontinued until further notice. Executive Branch employees are also strongly encouraged to avoid any personal international travel. • Conferences, seminars and other discretionary gatherings, scheduled and hosted by Executive Branch agencies involving external parties, are to be held virtually or cancelled. Regular internal business shall continue, including but not limited to mandated public hearings and board meetings. Meeting organizers are strongly encouraged to utilize alternatives like conference calls, WebEx and other group communication tools. • Additionally, Executive Branch employees should not attend external work-related conferences, seminars or events. Alternatively, Executive Branch employees are encouraged to participate remotely. • Executive Branch employees feeling sick with fever or flu symptoms should not come into work. Information available to date regarding COVID-19 indicates that the highest risk population includes older adults and individuals with serious chronic medical conditions. Employees in this risk group are encouraged to talk with their supervisors to review possible alternative work assignments. These actions complement additional precautions that have been undertaken in recent days, including encouraging proper self-care and hygiene, such as washing hands, ensuring bathrooms are stocked with hand-washing materials and paper products, frequently cleaning touch points, such as doorknobs, handles, elevator buttons and common area surfaces, and making cleaning products and sanitizers available in all Executive Branch workspaces. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has been activated and is bringing together health, human services, public safety and several other government agencies. The Administration also issued updated guidance to members of the public. This guidance is posted on the website of the Department of Public Health (DPH): www.mass. gov/2019coronavirus. The Administration urges ish Food Pantry – in collaboration with the Saugus Faith Community, the Saugus School Superintendent and area businesses and organizations – is running an initiative called “Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus” that aims to address food insecurity in the Saugus public school system. Volunteers are always welcome to help bag groceries. See the days and times listed: older adults and those with health issues to avoid large crowds and events. Individuals who live in households with vulnerable people, like elderly parents, should also consider avoiding crowds. The DPH was expected to distribute guidance to longterm care facility operators. This guidance will outline how these facilities should protect elderly residents at higher risk for COVID-19. This will include banning visitors who show signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat). Visitors will be prohibited if in the last 14 days they had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, are under investigation for COVID-19 or have been sick. Visitors will be prohibited if they have travelled internationally in the last 14 days or are residing in a community where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring. Visitors will not be allowed to visit long-term care facilities if they currently feel sick or exhibit symptoms. On public transportation, the MBTA will continue to disinfect surfaces and vehicles in line with its new cleaning protocol, but the Administration encourages older adults and those with underlying health issues to avoid large Bagging groceries, 1st Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.; St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Prospect St. Bagging groceries, 2nd Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.; Cliftondale Church of the Nazarene, 60 Essex St. Bagging groceries, 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.; Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St. Bagging grocer ies, 4th Thursday of the month at 4 crowds if possible. Regarding K-12 schools, the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE) is providing local schools with relief from attendance and school year requirements so that schools have the flexibility to make decisions on temporary closures due to COVID-19 concerns. More specifically: • The longest that any school district will be required to go is its scheduled 185th day. No schools will be required to be in session after June 30. • For accountability purposes for school year 201920, DESE will calculate chronic absenteeism as of Monday, March 2, 2020, and disregard all attendance data for the remainder of the school year. DESE Commissioner Jeff Riley is strongly urging all districts to cancel all out-ofstate travel at this time. This is in addition to the Administration’s existing request for schools to cancel international trips. The DPH will be issuing updated guidance to Superintendents on how to address cases that arise at a school, including potential school closures. The Administration will continue to update the public on further developments, and individuals are encourp.m.; First Congregational Church UCC, 300 Central St. Calling all faiths Got a special event at your parish that you would like to tell the community about? Email the information under the subject line Saugus Advocate Faith Notes to mvoge@comcast.net. There is no charge for letting the public know about your event. aged to consult both the DPH and the CDC websites for the most up-to-date information. For more information regarding COVID-19 as issued from the Massachusetts DPH, please access https://www. mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-ofcoronavirus. For a flyer recently issued by DPH, please access https://www.mass. gov/doc/stop-the-spread-ofgerms-respiratory-diseases. The DPH webpage at https://www.mass.gov/ guides/information-on-theoutbreak-of-2019-novel-co has the following: • Overview • Information for travelers arriving in the United States • What is coronavirus? • How do coronaviruses spread? • What do we know about the source and spread of COVID-19? • Prevention • Treatment • Guidance and recommendations • Printable fact sheets For additional information from the CDC, please visit this page: https://www.cdc. gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ index.html. The DPH and CDC websites are updated on a regular basis, and additional local information will be posted on this page as it becomes available. cover more quickly.” Residents interested in learning more about Gravellese’s campaign for State Representative can visit www.joegrav.com. Gravellese, a Revere native and graduate of Revere High School, entered the race for State Representative this week, running a campaign focused on fixing Massachusetts’ transportation system, addressing the state’s affordability concerns, and promoting clean energy.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 Page 11 World Series Park welcomes Floor & Decor to Saugus (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued this week by World Series Park.) World Series Park in Saugus depends on the support of Saugus businesses. Many Saugus businesses purchase advertising signs that are displayed on the outfield fence each season. People who come to the park are encouraged to support these businesses, since without the support of these businesses the park wouldn’t be possible. Each season World Series Park hosts over 250 games. Floor & Decor is a new business in Saugus. Located at the site of the former Kmart, Floor & Decor offers a huge, in-stock selection of affordable flooring that includes tile, wood and stone flooring at great prices. Starting this season, they have willingly offered to be a World Series Park sponsor. Floor & Decor believes in serving the community by not only catering to people’s flooring needs but also supporting causes that make Saugus a better place to live, like World Series Park that provides a great facility for the youngsters of Saugus to play baseball. “We very much appreciate Floor & Decor’s support and encourage people to visit their store to see all of their hard-surface flooring products that will save you money on your home renovation projects,” World Series Park Superintendent Bob Davis said. “We hope that other new and already established Saugus businesses will help us by purchasing advertising signs and making donations. This kind of support is what got us started and has kept us going over the last 15 years. The Saugus businesses that have helped us deserve a lot of credit for making the park what it is today,” Davis said. Ginny Lecaroz, Owner Saugus, MA 339-206-1970 NEW SPONSOR: Shown from left to right are World Series Park Superintendent Bob Davis, Saugus Floor & Decor Pro Premier Manager Greg Grillo and Saugus Floor & Decor Store Manager Colin Harrison holding the Floor & Decor sign that will be displayed at World Series Park this season. (Courtesy photo by Ken Howse to The Saugus Advocate) missgspetsittingservice@gmail.com Fully insured Fully certied 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. Collision Repair Shop for Geico, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Progressive and more! * Over 30 Years of putting families back on the Road Safe & Fast! * ATLAS Stands Behind All Repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today!

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 Correia looks back on memorable career By Greg Phipps season that began on rather slow footing for senior captain Christian Correia and the rest of Saugus High School boys’ basketball team concluded on a pretty high note. After going 3-9 through their first 12 contests, the Sachems won six of their last nine games and Correia reached a major milestone by exceeding the 1,000-point plateau for his career. For Correia, the 43-point A time and effort to improve his all-around abilities. “When I was a freshman, my outside shooting, especially my threepoint shot, was definitely the weakest part of my game,” he remembered. “In the off-seasons, I worked on my shooting, dribbling and other areas to be able to get by defenders – to extend my game in multiple ways.” Correia added that learning performance against Northeast Metro Tech late in the season that got him past the 1,000-point mark was something he had considered on a minor scale but it didn’t consume his thoughts. “Last year I had an idea of it, but I never really thought I was going to get there,” he recalled. “It was tough because I didn’t play much as a freshman. But I kept working hard in the off-seasons, and thanks to my teammates and coaches I got to that goal. It was awesome.” Correia totaled 1,038 points for his career, fourth highest in school history. None of it came easily – he put in the to finish stronger at the basket and drawing contact was also a key factor in his evolution as a player. After enduring three quiet seasons record-wise, the 2019-20 campaign looked as if it would play out in a similar vein for Correia and the Sachems. The team stumbled along at 3-9 until a seasonchanging Northeastern Conference road victory at Danvers turned the tide and the team’s outlook. “The first 10 games we went 2-8 or 3-7. The second half of the year we really turned things around. That win at Danvers, it just sparked us. Our defense was spectacular, and we shut down their best players,” Correia said. “We had struggled on the road [up to that point], but once we got FIREFIGHTERS | from page 1 going to be more of a commitment to the people of Saugus and the community than if they lived out of town,” he said. One of the new firefighters – Patrick Cross – is a third-generation firefighter. He is the son of Fire Department Lt. William E. Cross III, who is in his 26th year with the Saugus Fire Department. Lt. Cross’s father – William E. Cross, Jr. – is a retired Chelsea Fire Department captain who served with that city’s fire service for 35 years. Fellow rookie firefighter Nick Landry also has family history with the Saugus Fire Department. His grandfather – Lt. Domenic Cataldo – was a decorated and longtime member of the Saugus Fire Department. “Nick Landry’s grandfather was on the job here a long time and Pat Cross is the son of Lieutenant Bill Cross,” Capt. Rizza said. “Nick and Pat have been coming down to the Fire Station – with the grandfather and father, respectively – and basically grew up here,” he said. “So, they have strong family ties to this department. But that gets them no favoritism. They’ll be referred to as the junior guys. They are not living off their family legacy,” he said. But Rizza has high expectations of the two legacy members and their four colleagues who began three weeks of training this week. “They’re all young, eager and ready to go. And that’s what we need,” he said. At least five of the men – and possibly a sixth – will probably attend the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in mid-July, according to Capt. Rizza. “Five of the new firefighters were hired off a Safer Grant. It does just that – it makes us safer and it makes the town safer,” he said. Rizza was referring to an $884,883 grant awarded to the town last fall by the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program of the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) to fund the hiring and training of five new firefighters. This federal grant award is intended to increase firefighter safety, as it will assist the Saugus Fire Department in better serving and protecting the residents of Saugus by funding the benefits and salaries of five new that win, we became very confident and felt like we could play with any team in the conference.” The Sachems would go on to win three more key conference games, including victories over Marblehead and Lynn Classical. The season would eventually reach a somber end when Saugus bowed out at Watertown in the Div. 3 North first round. It was a competitive game and one the Sachems could have won. “I think we definitely could have gotten that game. It was a tough one to lose,” Correia said. “But I’m proud of my teammates – on the road in the tournament – it’s hard playing in an atmosphere like that. We still competed; I’m proud of that. In years past, we went one-and-done and really didn’t compete that well. This one was different.” Correia said he will miss playing with the teammates he’s competed with all his life, and will miss head coach Mark Bertrand, who took over as head coach in Correia’s sophomore year. Bertrand had also coached Correia through many levels of youth basketball over the years. Saugus senior Christian Correia completed a strong varsity career with more than 1,000 points scored over his four-year tenure. FIRST DAY ON THE JOB: The six rookie members of the Saugus Fire Department began their careers on Monday with a three-week training period. At Central Fire Station, left to right, are Ryan Henehan, Drew Oxley, Christopher Hunt, Jimmy Cresta-Devine, Patrick Cross and Nick Landry. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) firefighters for three years. This is the second time under the administration of Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree that the Town of Saugus has applied for and been awarded SAFER Grant funding to hire new firefighters. In 2013, the Town identified and applied for assistance to hire additional firefighters. The Town was awarded $1,222,760 to hire eight new firefighters and to fund benefits and salaries for three years. Town Manager Crabtree has maintained and increased those staffing levels since the grant was first awarded in 2013. With the addition of the new firefighters, the Saugus Fire Department will have 59 firefighters, according to Saugus FIREFIGHTERS | SEE PAGE 16

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 Page 13 Saugus senior girls look back on four-year careers By Greg Phipps H aving played basketball at the varsity level since their freshman years, Saugus senior captains Taylor Bogdanski, Kiley Ronan and Molly Granara admitted to a sense of sadness to see their careers come to end this season in the quarterfinal round of the Div. 2 North tournament. The Lady Sachems produced an average of nearly 15 victories a season – 59 in all – and made the postseason every year during the trio’s four seasons on the varsity squad. “It’s definitely sad to see it end. We’re like family, we’re like sisters,” said Bogdanski of her senior teammates, which include captains Shaylin Groark, Jessica Nazzaro and Jill Ricupero, who had played varsity since their sophomore years. “We were all so close. I’m definitely going to miss them.” Saugus finished with a 16-5 record in 2019-20. The Lady Sachems received a bye in the opening round of the tournament before facing off against Newburyport in the quarterfinals, where they battled back from a double-digit deficit after three quarters but fell short, 40-32. Despite the disappointing loss, Ronan feels good about the season as a whole. “I was happy with this season. We lost a few seniors from last year, but we had some [underclassmen] and freshmen players come in and contribute right away,” Ronan observed. “We were able to click.” Bogdanski felt no regrets about the team’s effort right to the end. “I couldn’t have asked for any more from the team,” she said. “We played as hard as Departing senior girls’ basketball team players Taylor Bogdanski, Kiley Ronan and Molly Granara helped the program earn 59 wins over the past four years. we could in that last game. It just didn’t go our way.” Granara agreed it is a sad feeling that the seniors won’t be playing together anymore. She said she benefited from playing against older players when she first came in as a freshman, and that the emphasis on practice and hard work over the years helped her improve her game. “Having to go up against bigger seniors when I was younger helped me get to where I am now,” she said. “It made me better to play against the bigger girls. I worked on my shooting, too, especially from the outside, and I practiced my post-up game and improved there.” For Bogdanski, off-season competition playing Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball helped hone her skills. “I put in a lot of work in the past four years playing AAU year round, and I think it showed on the court in so many ways,” she said. Bogdanski finished as the team’s top scorer in a number of games this season. Defense was Ronan’s specialty but she admitted she was overzealous at first and had to learn over time to defend “the right way.” Her shooting was also a weak spot early in her career. “Every practice I had coaches pulling me aside to work on it, and I think it’s where I improved the most,” Ronan observed. “My freshman year I definitely struggled; I wasn’t one of the better players on the team.. But being able to practice and play with the varsity made me a better player.” Looking back at the past four seasons, Bogdanski cited the two Northeastern Conference titles in 2016-17 and 2018-19, making the playoffs after moving into Division 2 in 2017-18 and winning a convincing firstround playoff against Marblehead last year. “I had so much fun,” she recalled. “The experience is something I’ll never forget, and I can’t wait to come back and watch [the team] next year.” “I was lucky to have a great group of girls with me over these four years,” said Ronan. “It’s bittersweet for me. I’m definitely going to miss playing for this team.” Asked about head coach Mark Schruender, who has guided the Lady Sachems during this four-year stretch, Granara said she and the others “knew him way before basketball started for us” and that he’s a great coach to play for. Ronan added that the relationship with Schruender goes back to middle school. “He was my sixth grade teacher and I had him for home room. I think he’s a great person, a great teacher and a great coach,” she said.

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 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. Fear of the unknown It’s plenty scary enough, not knowing just how serious the Coronavirus is. Initially, I thought that these last couple of months could amount to a lot of unnecessary hype, blowing things out or proportion. But the more I read about it, the more I wonder if Americans are taking the reported health threats as seriously as they should be. And every day, something new happens that makes you wonder what’s next. Even though just one case has been reported in Essex County so far, there could be a lot of people carrying the virus who don’t even know about it. I was sitting down the other day in a downtown sandwich shop, and I asked two students from the Belmonte Middle School whether they were talking much about it in their classrooms. The kids told me that most students thought it was a joke and that there wasn’t much discussion about it. I’m sure that will change as the number of reported cases increase, as the disruptions continue to mount up – cancellations of some colleges and high school classes in the state already. Pretty ~ 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. ES20P0669EA Estate of: Domenico Ternullo Also known as: Domenic Ternullo, Domenico Ternullo Date of Death: 08/30/2019 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition for Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by Fabiana Lucia Ternullo of Saugus, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that Fabiana Lucia Ternullo of Saugus, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsupervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 04/21/2020. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Jennifer M. R. Ulwick, First Justice of this Court. Date: March 09, 2020 PAMELA A. CASEY O’BRIEN REGISTER OF PROBATE March 13, 2020 soon, health officials will be advising folks not to go to the movies or to avoid crowds at popular restaurants. Until it affects you close to home, you probably don’t care about it. But, hopefully, it does turn out to be a lot of hype. But the way things have been breaking the last couple of days, it seems like there’s plenty to be concerned about. Stay tuned. AG’s Office warnings on COVID-19 scams This is from state Attorney General Maura Healey, a warning to Massachusetts residents to be on alert for individuals and businesses that may try to take advantage of uncertainty about the coronavirus. “Fears about the coronavirus are on the rise and so are those looking to capitalize on uncertainty about its impact in Massachusetts,” said AG Healey. “We want consumers to be vigilant when it comes to fraud and abuse and encourage everyone to learn how to protect themselves from scams and use our office as a resource.” Healey encourages residents to follow these tips: Beware of false and misleading information: Visit reputable sources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization or the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for updates on the novel coronavirus and its impact in Massachusetts, and beware of untrustworthy sources that might be spreading false information. Stay home if you’re sick: Most workers in Massachusetts have the right to earn and use up to 40 hours of job-protected sick time per year. Under state laws, workers must earn at least one hour of earned sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Learn more about your right to paid sick time on the AG’s website. If you think your employer is violating the earned sick time law, call the AG’s Fair Labor Division at 617-727-3465 or file a complaint online. Get help with health insurance questions: If you have a problem with health insurance claims or medical bills or think you might be the victim of a scam, the AG’s Health Care Division may be able to help. Call the helpline with questions or complaints at 1-888-830-6277. Watch out for high-priced or low-quality products: Media reports have suggested prices are increasing on products like hand sanitizer and face masks. The AG’s Office encourages the public to read health recommendations from the CDC when deciding whether a purchase is necessary. Research before you make a purchase, only buy from reputable companies and don’t pay an unfair price for something you may not need. Report instances of what seem like unreasonably high prices or defective products to the AG’s Consumer Protection Division at 617-727-8400. Don’t trust anyone offering vaccinations or other treatments: There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19. The AG’s Office stresses that the public should ignore online offers for vaccinations, medicine and other treatments. If you are unsure about a product, check with your doctor before you buy it. Consider seeking a refund for cancelled travel: The CDC has issued guidance for travelers inquiring about upcoming travel to certain countries with a high number of coronavirus cases. Many airlines and travel companies have cancelled trips to prevent the spread of the virus, and consumers may be eligible for refunds. Check with your airline or travel company about getting a refund and file a complaint with the AG’s Office if you’re having trouble getting your money back. The office may be able to provide assistance. Be on the alert for scams: The AG’s Office warns that scammers may try to steal your money and information by sending phony communications via phone calls, emails and texts. If a stranger claiming to be an expert on coronavirus contacts you, ignore them. Double-check links in emails and texts before you click on them, and don’t open anything from an unfamiliar sender. Consumers should report scammers to the AG’s Office. Look out for unauthorized or fraudulent charities or solicitations: If you would like to donate to a charity focused on addressing COVID-19, do your homework to maximize your contribution. Make sure you verify that the charity is legitimate, donate by check or credit card and not by cash, and don’t be pressured into making a contribution. Visit the AG’s “giving wisely” webpage for more information. The AG’s Office encourages anyone with questions or concerns to call the AG’s consumer hotline at 617-727-8400 or file a complaint online. A chance for residents 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 they want to be inserted in 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 School Committee members Tara Brown emailed this note to us, wanting to offer praise for two members of the Saugus School Committee. “How about another shout out to Chairman (Tom) Whittredge and Mr. (Arthur) Grabowski for standing up for the custodians when a fincom member made disparaging and dismissive remarks! “Also to Chairman Whittredge for defending the Saugus Sachem image on the side of the new HS/MS. At the grade configuration public hearing, A woman made some unfounded remarks about racism and he put an end to it very quickly. He has quickly become the leader this Town has needed on the School Committee. “Thank you for your informative articles!” 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. An offer to help Saugus youth sports organizations Now that spring is once again upon us, many Youth Sports organizations will be looking for a place to hold meetings and recruit their players. The American Legion / Post 210 wishes to extend an invitation to any & all Saugus youth sports, the use of our Hall for meetings. We encourage all Youth Sports coordinators and managers to utilize Post 210. This includes, but is not limited to, Little League, Bath Ruth League, Pop Warner League, Youth Soccer, Girls Softball, etc. The hall is free of charge to any Saugus Youth Sport for recruiting and for scheduling meetings. Please contact John Cannon at 857-588-3180. SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 15

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 Page 15 SOUNDS | from page 14 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. 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 / nonpaid 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 SAVE 2020 Environmental Scholarship available Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) is pleased to announce that it is offering a $500 Environmental Scholarship to Saugus residents of the graduating Class of 2020. This is a scholarship for students who will be attending a two/four-year college or other educational institution and pursuing a degree in an area that would positively impact the environment. Applicants can download the SAVE 2020 Environmental Scholarship Application Form found at www.saugusSAVE.org. Together with the completed application form, please include a separate sheet (identified with your initials only) that provides a brief summary of any of your activities relating to the environment and describe how you feel your career choice will positively impact the environment. Please mail your application (postmarked by April 24, 2020) to: SAVE, P.O. Box 908, Saugus, MA 01906 or email your application (no later than midnight on April 24, 2020) to: SAVE President Ann Devlin at adevlin@aisle10.net. Again, the deadline for applications is April 24, 2020. “Books in Bloom” 2020 gearing up It’s not too early to begin thinking about this awesome, creative event that allows the Saugus Public Library to host a grand celebration of flowers and books at the same time. The Saugus Garden Club, along with the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library, will be holding its 6th Annual “Books in Bloom” event on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4. This exhibit will consist of flower arrangements which interpret a book’s title, cover or theme. Categories include: Fiction, Nonfiction, Children’s Books, Young Adults and Miscellaneous. Entry to submit a design is open to the public, including children accompanied by an adult. To learn more, there will be an exhibitors’ meeting tomorrow (Saturday, March 14), at noon in the community room at the Saugus Public Library. Set up will be Thursday, April 2, from noon to 3 p.m., and the show will be held Friday, April 3, from 9:00 a.m.to closing, and Saturday, April 4, 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Entry forms are available at the Library front desk or from the Co-Presidents below, and must be submitted by March 31 to: Lorraine DiMilla, 8 High St., Saugus (781-233-7541); lmdimilla@comcast.net Donna Manoogian, 23 Hillside Ave., Saugus (781-233-5640); donna23@comcast.net Call for more information or to get an entry form by mail or email. Saugus Lions Club Comedy night If you love to laugh and want to help a good cause, mark this one down on your calendar. The Saugus Lions Club will hold a Comedy Night, Thursday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Prince Pizzeria on Route 1 South in Saugus. The stars of the show are Tony V, Brad Mastrangelo and Chris Pennie. Tickets, which cover the show and pizza, are $25. There will also be a raffle and silent auction. Call George Meimaris (617771-3293), Frank Rossetti (781-718-4662) or Nelson Chang (781233-8200) for tickets. Proceeds will benefit the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research and other Saugus Lions Club Charities. Breakfast at Legion Hall Cpl. Scott J. Procopio Saugus American Legion Post 210 is in 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. Corned Beef & Cabbage Supper at First Congregational The First Congregational Church in Saugus Center will host its popular Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Supper tomorrow (Saturday, March 14) from 5 to 7 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. The menu consists of corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread, drinks and dessert. The cost is a $12 per person donation. Tickets can be reserved by calling 781-233-3028 and will be available at the door. Come celebrate an early St. Patrick’s Day with some good food and good fellowship! An opportunity for veteran golfers The PGA Tour Superstore in Peabody will be hosting a PGA Hope Veterans Open House next Thursday (March 19) from 5 to 8 p.m. at 210 Andover St. in Peabody. Veterans will receive putting and full swing instruction, PGA Tour Superstore Discounts, free range balls and food and drink. Paid Training Apprenticeship Opportunity for Veterans The Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program (TTAP) provides hands-on, historic preservation trade skills training during an intensive five-month learning-while-working experience. TTAP allows the important work of preserving the cultural resources and critical infrastructure of national park sites to be passed on to the next generation at a time when many employment fields are becoming obsolete through modernization. Traditional trades in their modern form require many of the same materials, tools, ingenuity, skills and hard work that have been required for generations and can never be replaced. The National Park Service has an agreement with Conservation Legacy to recruit and train youths and Veterans in traditional trades. Please note that this is not a federal job. It is a paid training experience that will provide qualifications that will make the successful candidate a stronger applicant for a skilled trade position. Four positions will be available in either Salem or Saugus, beginning in April. Two positions will be available from April 20 to September 4 and two positions will be available from April 20 to November 13. These positions are 40 hours per week at $16 per hour. Two weeks of paid travel to training in Frederick, M.D., from June 8-19 is also required. Eligible candidates are Veterans between the ages of 18 and 35 and must present a DD214 stating service under Honorable or General Under Honorable Conditions. Apply by contacting Ryan Tant at 304-860-5073 or rtant@conservationlegacy.org. Additional information may also be found at go.nps.gov/ttap. 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: • Homework Help is provided for elementary school students by the Junior National Honor Society from the Belmonte Middle School in the Community Room, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3 to 5 p.m. • The library is participating in the final week of the Boston Bruins PJ Drive with a goal of 50 pairs of pajamas – and there are currently about 35 pairs. • 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 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 Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Grant, helps kids prepare for kindergarten. Fall and winter hours are Saturdays at 10 a.m. It’s recommended 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.): Thursday, March 19; Tuesday, March 24; and Tuesday, March 31. Saugus Affordable Housing grants available The Saugus Affordable Housing Trust, a Town committee created to stimulate housing, announces, in cooperation with CrossCountry Mortgage, housing benefits available to all Saugus residents, Town of Saugus employees, people working in town and those looking to purchase/refinance a home in Saugus. CrossCountry will give a closing cost credit of up to $2,198. There are no income or firsttime-buyer requirements; property can be owner-occupied or investment properties. Properties do not have to be located in Saugus and there is no repayment required. Conventional, FHA and VA loans are eligible. Please call (781)412-3300 and visit ccmaffinity.com/Saugus affordable for terms and conditions. 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 Cub 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). For any questions on the 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 781389-2708. 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 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 15- to 20-minute interview at a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee.

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 FIREFIGHTERS | from page 12 Fire Chief Michael C. Newbury. The SAFER Grant will enable the Fire Department to begin a reorganization that will make it safer, Crabtree told members of the Finance Committee during a budget review session Wednesday night. “The chief has done a great job for the Town of Saugus,” Crabtree said. The town manager also credited the SAFER Grant with helping the department to reach federal standards for adequate manpower. Chief Newbury said he expects his department will be able to complete its reorganization plans within four to six weeks. Here are the six new firefi ghters: Patrick Cross, 22, Saugus High School Class of 2016 – played for and was captain of the hockey and golf teams. “My father Bill Cross is a fi refi ghter. Always wanted to be a fi refi ghter.” Jimmy Cresta-Devine, 23, 2014 Saugus High School graduate – “Army National Guard for fi ve years and counting. AssoTRAINING DAY: From left to right are new Firefi ghters Christopher Hunt and Drew Oxley, Lt. Mark Gannon and new Firefi ghter Nick Landry. ciates Degree in Fire Science. Mother and sister are teachers in Saugus.” Ryan Henehan, 25, 2013 THIRD-GENERATION FIREFIGHTER: Patrick Cross, right, joins his dad – Fire Department Lt. William E. Cross III, left – during the fi rst day of training for six new fi refi ghters on Monday. Patrick’s grandfather – William E. Cross, Jr. – is a retired Chelsea Fire Department captain. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) Saugus High School graduate – played basketball, football and baseball and was captain of the basketball and football teams. Sergeant in the Army National Guard since 2013. Christopher Hunt, 21, 2017 Saugus High School graduate – “Wanted to be a fi refi ghter ever since junior year of High School where I shadowed the Fire Department and met with the fi refi ghters and loved everything about it and knew right away that it was a perfect fi t for me.” Nick Landry, 22, 2016 Saugus High School graduate – RIGHT BY YOU “Why I wanted this job: I’ve never wanted anything more than this job. Me and Pat Cross played hockey together in 2016. My grandfather was Domenic Cataldo.” Lt. Domenic Cataldo was a decorated and longtime member of the Saugus Fire Department. Drew Oxley, 26, Saugus High RIGHT BY YOU BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT School Class of 2012 – assistant captain of hockey team, Bachelor of Science in Business with Finance Orientation (2017). READY TO ROLL: New Firefi ghter Christopher Hunt, front, prepares for placement of ladder while rookie colleagues Patrick Cross and Jimmy Cresta-Devine watch. JOE BONO owner of THE BERRY TAVERN, AL DENTE, BENEVENTO’S, AND BENCOTTO OVER 20 YEARS OF BANKING WITH EVERETT BANK “I can be myself and they can be themselves. Regular people doing business the right way.” GETTING IT RIGHT: Firefi ghter Patrick Cross, right, gets some pointers from Capt. Christopher Rizza. VISIT US TO TALK ABOUT HOW WE CAN DO RIGHT BY YOUR BUSINES S 419 BROADWAY, EVERETT MA 02149 | 61 7 . 38 7 . 1 1 10 7 7 1 SALEM ST, LYNNFIELD, MA 01940 | 78 1 . 7 7 6 . 4444 Member FDIC Member SIF EVERETTBANK . COM LEARNING THE LADDER: Capt. Christopher Rizza, left, and Lt. Mark Gannon, right, drill the six new fi refi ghters on the ladder technique. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler)

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 Page 17 ASKS | from page 3 the manager and trainer at TITLE Boxing Club off of Route 1 South in Saugus. Highlights of our interview follow Q: Stephanie, right now it seems like it’s kind of uncertain as to whether you are going to be running in your first Boston Marathon. What do you hear from the Boston Marathon people? A: They’re saying that they are widely and closely monitoring the race and just trying to keep an eye on the coronavirus and at the same time, trying to keep the people of Boston safe. There haven’t been many updates on the Boston Athletic Association, just in terms of that. They’re monitoring it, however, and they do plan to put the needs and safety of the city first. Q: Do you have any thoughts at this point as to whether it’s a “go” or “no go”? A: Of course, I hope it’s a “go.” It has been six months of training and fundraising, tears and injuries that a lot of people don’t see: They just see the finish line. So, nothing would be more important to me than carrying my cousin’s name proudly over that finish line, so I hope with every bit of myself that it’s still a “go.” Q: Then, I guess if it’s cancelled, the best-case scenario would be to have the marathon rescheduled for later in the year. A: You know, it would be wonderful for a postponement date. The unfortunate part to that is people have lives. And people have planned and already put their body through tough, intense training, so a postponement, I think, would be better than just a complete deferment until the next year. Right now, I’m not quite sure how they would make that work. On my team alone, we have a lot of out-of-state runners. They booked Airbnbs just like that, so it will be difficult. Q: How recently did it dawn on you that all of this effort may be down the tubes? When did you first think about that possibility? A: Yesterday [Tuesday, March 10] it really hit me. I work in the public and see people every day. After a very busy class that I had taught yesterday here, one of the members said, “Hey, Steph. What do you think? Do you really think that this is going to happen?” They were canceling the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It was a big hit and kind of knocked the wind out of my sails. Yesterday was really a tough day. It all kind of came to a head. ROWS OF PUNCHING BAGS: Stephanie Jandrys’s daytime job is being manager and trainer of TITLE Boxing Club off of Route 1 South in Saugus. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) Q: So, the cancellation of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston – that kind of put some focus on it? A: That and what happened at Harvard University and news of the potential closing of Boston Public Schools. That along with [Mayor] Marty Walsh and the governor putting us essentially in a state of emergency, so that was it, yesterday. Q: How many hours do you calculate that you have put into this thing already? A: I always like to tell people that I’m not a runner. And I don’t think a lot of people understand what I mean by that. I am an athlete during my entire life. There are people who get up and they run 10 miles every single day because they love it. That’s not necessarily who I am. So, before my training program even started, I had to know that I could keep up with the training program, so I started running for this in October. I started doing training runs, and my official training really started sometime after Thanksgiving. It runs four days a week and another day of cross-training – all of those hours of stress on your body, and it’s just as much mental. Q: Have you run a marathon yet? A: I’ve done two half marathons. I’ve done the Run To Remember in Boston twice. It’s a half marathon that is dedicated to the fallen police officers, firefighters and EMTs. Although my cousin wasn’t one of those – he was a DCR Ranger for the Massachusetts State House for over two decades and that was the closest I could get to sort of remembering him – so I have two half marathons under my belt, so if you put them together, that’s a full marathon. Q: But have you gone the distance in practice? A: So far in our training, we have gone 19 miles. With the coronavirus, it’s pretty upsetting because we have already RSVPed our 22-mile bus ride from Framingham back to Boston. That is two Saturdays from now, so it would really take a mental toll on me to run those 22 miles and fully prepare my body for them, only to cancel it. ASKS | SEE PAGE 18

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 ASKS | from page 17 Q: How did you get involved in marathon running? A: One year, during the 5K for Samaritans, I had overheard somebody talking about how they are part of their marathon team. And I really didn’t know much about the marathon at the time. Like I said, I’m not somebody who is so involved in it that. This is my first marathon. And I said to myself, what bigger platform than to raise awareness for Samaritans and to carry on my cousin’s memory than enter the Boston Marathon. I couldn’t think of a better thing to do, so I looked into it, and last year I missed the deadline to apply by, like, a landslide. And they said, “You know, Stephanie, sorry, we’ve already selected our runners for this year. Maybe try next year.” So, this is really for me two years in the making for me – of wanting to do it. Q: And why Boston? A: I mean, we live here. It’s the most prestigious marathon in the world. And having my cousin work for the Mass. Statehouse for that long – I can’t think of a better way to honor him or a better marathon. Q: How long did your cousin work at the Statehouse? A: Over two decades. He lived here. This is our city – where Teddy grew up – where I grew up, and it’s the most difficult marathon to get into, so I feel honored to even be selected. Q: When did you start running? AN AMATEUR BOXER: Once she runs in her first Boston Marathon, Stephanie Jandrys says, she would like to pick up her boxing gloves again and compete in “one more fight so I can end on a win.” (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) A: For both fight camps I 1. On March 13, 1781, what “ice giant” planet was discovered? (hint: 27 moons.) 2. If you kiss the Blarney Stone, what might you get? 3. Flora was the goddess of spring and flowers in what culture? 4. On March 14, 1900, Congress made gold the currency standard following gold strikes where? 5. Grape hyacinths are mostly what color? 6. What cowboy’s theme song was “Happy Trails”? 7. On March 15, 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first pro team in what sport? 8. In what year did Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade start: 1737, 1850 or 1912? 9. What does CQD stand for, which was the international distress telegraph signal before SOS? 10. On March 16, 1926, the first liquid fuel rocket took off in the town of Auburn in what state? 11. What is a bodhran? 12. On March 17, 1811, the first steamboat on western rivers, the New Orleans, was first launched; what Pennsylvania city was the site? 13. What is a greenback? 14. On March 18, 1837, what U.S. president was born? (Hint: last name is a city.) 15. What holy book starts “In the beginning”? 16. What 1991 movie’s title is also the name of a southern side dish? (Hint: green.) 17. On March 19, 1962, what performer released his first album, which was named after his pseudonym? 18. Supposedly, what did St. Patrick banish from Ireland? 19. What event on March 19, 2020, last occurred in 1896? 20. When was The Green Monster at Fenway Park painted green: 1912, 1934 or 1947? Answers below, please no cheating! FROM PAGE 19 did it. It’s called road work. And you get your cardio up to fight, to get into the ring. What’s funny, Mark, I always kind of fought my coaches on that one. They would say, “Hey, Steph, are you running?” And I would say, “Yeah” a little reluctantly. I always like to tell people that I’m in great boxing shape, great strength and conditioning shape. But running is a challenge for me, and I know and knew that going in. I also like to show people and women around me that you can do things that challenge you if you put the work in. Q: So, you have been running since your days as a young athlete? A: Oh yeah. But I always say it’s different. I was running for a purpose: to get to a soccer ball, to play defense, to get to a basketball. I like high intensity sports, so this form of running is a little bit different for me. I’ve never gone out really … gone out for a leisurely jog. That’s just not something I’ve ever done. Q: So, you have actually been running for how long now? A: Since 2017. And for about six months just to train for the marathon. Q: So, what do you get out of running? A: People often tell me they get a runner’s high. But, truthfully, this has been a grieving process for me as well. So I think a lot. When I run, it’s really helped me – not necessarily let Teddy go, because he’s always going to be there – but it’s really helped me come to terms with the loss that I’ve had, and really use this to move forward. I think about him. I laugh. Sometimes I cry. That’s what I think about. Q: Talk about the sense of accomplishment you get from this exhausting and physically challenging activity. Not everybody gets out and runs a Boston Marathon. A: It’s been wonderful. When I first started this process, I thought, can I even run it? I know I’ve done a half marathon. But can I run upwards of 15, 16, 17 miles? Is my body physically capable of doing that? And I guess the sense of accomplishment comes from knowing you absolutely can. You train and condition yourself for it. At one point, I never even thought that this would be in the cards for me. There are marathoners and there are people who run for charity. And I’m running for Teddy, so that sense of accomplishment is, like, “Wow. Look at all the work you have put in for six months.” And, yes, I can get there and get through it. Q: What do you think it’s going to be like at the start of the race? A: A lot of nerves and a lot of anxiety. I’m part of a wonderful program. And they kind of give you helpful hints along the way. One thing that the coach told us is not to weave – not to get so excited that you are weaving in and out of people – that it will eventually break up. But I’m sure I will be nervous, because, I always say, if you are not nervous something is wrong. Q: Do you have friends or running buddies you’ll be running with in this year’s marathon? A: You know, when I started this process, I was a little bit nervous because running is such an individualized thing. But I have become very close with two of the girls on my team, the Samaritans. And I really enjoy running with them, so I will be at the starting line with all of my teammates. I don’t necessarily expect to stay with them, but I know that I will have them there, because I have done the training runs with them. Q: How many miles do you do in an average year? A: I don’t know if I can break it down to an average year. Our program typically breaks it up into weeks. It started off as 14mile weeks. We’d be up to our highest at 42-mile weeks. Average that out and you got yourself a couple of hundred miles. Q: So, what do you think you’ve done now? How much? A: I’m up to about 40 miles a week. Q: Will you be doing other marathon races besides Boston? A: I thought Samaritans opened us up to be able to apply for the New York Marathon as well. But I don’t think that my body wants to do another marathon. I’m running through injury; and I’m running through things like that, so I would be more than happy to be granted this one and then call it quits. Q: So, this will be your first and last marathon? A: Yep. I got to start my life! Q: How will you prepare mentally and physically for this event? A: Nutrition is huge. Stressing is huge: getting enough sleep so that your muscles actually heal. Sometimes we work with physical therapists and things like that. Mental toughness. I think that came for me through boxing. I know, mentally, I am tough. It’s a question of will my body carry me for those 26 miles, and without injury. Q: Any special meal regimen that you will do before the race? Like carbo loading? A: Every Friday now before distance runs, I completely carb-load. I have my big pasta dish with protein. And I feel great, so probably, Sunday before the race, there will be lots of hydration and lots of pasta. Q: How many pairs of shoes do you go through during the course of a year? A: Something I didn’t know that was news to me: You typically put 400 miles on your shoes before they start to ASKS | SEE PAGE 19 1. 2. Uranus The gift of gab 3. Roman 4. 5. 8. The Klondike Blue 6. Roy Rogers 7. Baseball 1737 9. Come-Quick-Danger 10. Massachusetts 11. A handheld Irish drum 12. Pittsburgh 13. A dollar bill 14. Grover Cleveland 15. The Book of Genesis in the Bible 16. “Fried Green Tomatoes” 17. Bob Dylan 18. Snakes 19. The Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere occurring as early as the 19th instead of the 20th or 21st 20. 1947

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 Page 19 Officer Nichols wants to work til he’s 70 Special Town Meeting backs elder cop’s proposed legislation to be exempt from mandatory retirement By Mark E. Vogler eteran Saugus Police Officer Kevin Nichols got hugs and handshakes in the second floor auditorium of Town Hall on Monday night after a Special Town Meeting voted 29-12 to back his bid for state legislation that would allow him to work up to age 70. Nichols, who has worked 37 years for his hometown Police Department – the last 20 as the department’s fleet maintenance mechanic – was smiling as a number of Town Meeting members and town officials congratulated him. The overwhelming vote V would, if approved by the state legislature, add five more years to his law enforcement career. ASKS | from page 18 lose support. So through this process and through the six months, I have gone through two pairs of sneakers. Q: Do you have any personal connection to the Boston Marathon bombings? Like, lost a friend or relative? A: I don’t. Q: What cause will you be running for this year? A: I’m running for Samaritans. Q: Have you been to Boston Marathons in the past? A: I’ve been to many Boston Marathons. Q: Any fond memories of past Boston Marathon memory? That would be as an observer. A: I really enjoy, not necessarily the elite runners, but the people who are challenged by this marathon. And they cross that finish line with the biggest smile on their face. And we’re seeing people in wheelchairs cross that finish line and paraplegics and people who are blind. And it just goes to show you how humbling this experience can be for people far and wide, cheering everybody on. And I think it’s those people – when I feel like I’m complaining a little bit – I tell myself that these are the people crossing that finish line. Q: After running a Boston Marathon, what will you do the next day? A: Of course – I think everybody’s first reaction – they’re probably going to sleep and eat. But, you know, the unfortunate part of all of it is that I’m running for somebody I lost, so going to the cemetery would be on my list of things to do for the next day. IT’S GREAT TO BE APPRECIATED: Saugus Police Officer Kevin Nichols is happy he got Town Meeting support of proposed special legislation to continue working for his hometown Police Department. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) But even as he smiled with satisfaction over the vote, Nichols was hoping for a betQ: Have any friends or family members run this race before? A: Yes. I’ve had friends. I’ve had family members run one other marathon; but never the Boston Marathon, so I will be the first from my family to do so. Q: Anything else that you would like to share about this experience? Maybe you would like to talk a little bit about Teddy and the cause you are running for. A: Yes. If people aren’t familiar with Samaritans – their mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide and, of course, by reducing suicidal feelings. They offer 24-7 life crisis services. If I have done anything in this process, it’s to raise money and awareness to keep nonprofit organizations like Samaritans around, because without the money and without the fundraising, they are unable to network and outsource and to give people what they need to survive. If the money I raise puts a face to Teddy’s name and we can remember him, and if what I raise saves one life, then I feel like I have done my job. Q: Do you do any volunteer work for Samaritans? A: We raise money every year with the 5K race. We have kind of decided as a family that after this marathon, we will find one way – I don’t think I would be capable of doing the call services – – but some way to volunteer with them because now I feel like it’s going to be a part of me forever. Q: How old was Teddy? A: Teddy was 41. Q: I guess he was a very close cousin? A: Yeah, Teddy was really more like my brother. I saw ter outcome. “I’m more disappointed that my own voted OFFICER NICHOLS | SEE PAGE 20 him twice a week. We went to lunch twice a week. That’s a void I don’t think can ever be filled. Sometimes with suicide, we put a stigma around it, and we’re embarrassed, but I don’t think Teddy would want me to think like that. Q: Anything else that you would like to share about this race, the Samaritans or Teddy? A: I would just like to say – whether this race happens or not – I am fortunate enough to have already raised $16,000, so I just want to thank everybody for their generosity, their support. And – I definitely want this in there – that I can never bring Teddy back. But what I can do with my life is to live life with a purpose. And that’s exactly what I plan to do. And I would like to share a little bit about Teddy. He loved photography, was an amazing caretaker and was an avid cook – gifts he shared with everyone in his life. As a Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation [DCR] State House Ranger for more than two decades, Teddy continually went out of his way to keep people safe, whether at work or in his personal life. If you’d ever visited the State House, you probably knew Teddy and his smile, larger-than-life personality and willingness to help in any capacity. These are, sometimes, the people you would least expect to take their own life; and the people who most need our help. On average, there are 129 suicides a day in the United States, with the highest rate among white middle-aged men [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data & Statistics Fatal Injury Report for CONGRATULATIONS: Precinct 6 Town Meeting Member Jean M. Bartolo hugs Saugus Police Officer Kevin Nichols after he received backing at Monday night’s Special Town Meeting for special state legislation that could prolong his police career to age 70. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) 2017]. On May 5, 2017, my cousin tragically became part of this statistic. For, underneath the smiles and pranks, Teddy suffered a pain that none of us could see – a despair that grew following the death of our beloved grandmother and culminating with the death of his dear friend and long-time colleague, Debbie. Teddy’s death was shocking to all who knew him. As a family, we continue to struggle with this profound loss. Through my own journey of grief, I have found myself in a place where I can use this experience to help others, to raise money and awareness for something bigger than myself. Back in 2017, I set out to run my first half marathon. As one of my biggest supporters, Teddy pledged to meet me at the end with his camera. But this was a promise he wasn’t able to keep, and the finish line felt sadly empty that day. Now I run for Teddy, my family, for suicide prevention and for mental health awareness. I know in my heart that Teddy will be by my side for every step of these 26.2 miles. Q: And if this year’s Boston Marathon is cancelled? A: Four of my teammates all said, “I plan to be there April 20. We trained for it.” And I had a friend ask me this morning, “Are you upset?” I said, “Yeah, I did all of this training.” And then the friend said, “But your marathon is not cancelled. They may have cancelled the Boston Marathon. But you can still run.” Some of my teammates, they have already booked Airbnbs and they’re going to run it anyway. I’m considering it. For me, it’s not about the medal at the end. I have two wonderful sponsors. I don’t see why not. I’m trained for it. I’m in condition for it. And knowing my cousin, I don’t see why not. —Anyone interested in sponsoring Stephanie Jandrys can go to her fundraising link at https://charity.gofundme. com/o/en/campaign/samaritans2020/stephaniejandrys.

Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 OFFICER NICHOLS | from page 19 against me,” he said of three superior police offi cers who are Town Meeting members, too: Lt. Arthur D. Connors, Jr. of Precinct 3, Sgt. Stephen F. McCarthy of Precinct 7 and Lt. Anthony J. LoPresti of Precinct 8. “Who would have thought that they wouldn’t support one of their own,” Nichols said. Nichols said he was also disappointed that the town manager went ahead and filled the position he held as the department’s fleet maintenance mechanic for the past 20 years. “They’re going to bring somebody else in next week to do my job, so I will be going back into uniform patrol,” he said. During the Special Town Meeting, there was strong opposition to Nichols’s request for proposed legislation that would exempt him from the One Call Does It All! mandatory retirement provision of the state general laws, which require police offi cers to retire at age 65, and would allow him to work until the age of 70. “This proposed legislation runs contrary to this provision of the Town Charter as it would mandate that Mr. Nichols retain the role of Saugus Police maintenance mechanic in the Police Department until he reaches the age of 70,” Town Counsel John Vasapolli wrote of the original warrant article authored by Nichols. “As a result, this would isolate him from removal or transfer by the Town Manager and would prevent the Town Manager from taking any action to remove or transfer him as town employee under the authority given to the Town Manager in the Town Charter,” Vasapolli said. “Additionally, Call for a Free Estimate Landscaping & irrigation/construction & demoLition excavation & site Work • SPRING CLEAN-UPS • WEEKLY/BIWEEKLY LAWN SERVICE • NEW LAWN INSTALLS • MULCHING & EDGING • TREE & SHRUB PLANTING • BUSH & SHRUB TRIMMING • BOBCAT & EXCAVATION WORK • DEMOLITION & REMOVAL SERVICE • DUMPSTER RENTALS www.StevesServicesLLC.com 781-808-1061 617-908-0436 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. 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The intent was to put another police offi cer on the street and have the car maintenance performed by trained professionals. “At that time, rather than the town immediately eliminating the police mechanic position and ordering Mr. Nichols into uniform and regular police duties, the town agreed to allow Mr. Nichols to fi nish his career in that position noting that he had held the mechanic position for many years and was close to the mandatory police retirement age of 65,” Vasapolli said. The attorney argued that the special legislation sought by Nichols “would deprive the town of the ability of placing another patrol offi cer to regular police duties that the town had bargained for in the labor contract.” During Monday night ’s meeting, Town Meeting Member Peter Manoogian of Precinct 10 introduced an amendment that changed certain language in the original article, including the insertion of “patrolman” to replace “maintenance mechanic.” Manoogian’s amendment appeared to remove the arguments for opposing Nichols’ request – other than the mandatory retirement age for police offi cers. But Town Meeting Member Richard P. Lavoie of Precinct 7 said members should realize that the age law was enacted in 1987 and times have changed. “I think folks are getting older, but they’re more capable than they were 30 years ago,” Lavoie said. “If he’s willing and able and able to maintain the duties assigned to him, then his employment should continue,” he said. 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Page 22 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 Obituaries John E. O’Neil A ge 87, passed away on Tuesday, March 10 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Barbara (Spencer) O’Neil. Born in Boston and raised in South Boston, he was the son of the late John F. and Ann Hazel (Norton) O’Neil. Mr. O’Neil worked at HarIS YOUR HOME NEXT? The Saugus Real Estate Listings are brought to you by: BUYER1 Nguyen-Thai, Binh S Adams, Casey Carra, Michael Martinez, Eileen BUYER2 Thai, Kyler Mcclory, David SELLER1 Rangel, Wilton G Scaduto, Jason Carra Anthony F Est Alves, Keila I Carra, Linda A Alves, Ricardo R SELLER2 ADDRESS 3 Powderkeg Way 11 Floyd St 6-8 Appleton St 20 Oak Hill Rd vard University for thirty-five years as a chef and cafeteria manager. He was involved with the Saugus Council of Aging and loved to cook. His other interests included drawing, calligraphy and reading. He is survived by his children, Karen Clementi of NY, Michael O’Neil and his wife Susan of NH, Erin LeDrew and her husband Dale of Saugus, Kathy Malchanoff of NH, Brian O’Neil of NH, Sean O’Neil of Salem, Thomas O’Neil of NH and Mary O’Neil of Lynn; thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was the longtime companion of Patricia L. Hesse. Mr. O’Neil is predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. 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. CITY Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus DATE 24.02.2020 21.02.2020 20.02.2020 19.02.2020 FULL TIME REAL ESTATE AGENT WANTED Great Commission Split, Fun, upbeat Boutique office. Call Darlene at: (617) 201-1801 SAUGUS EVERETT Darlene Minincleri & Sue Palomba REVERE SAUGUS: 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 Carmela Tringali 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 ~ EVERETT - Legal two family, 5/5, w/off-street parking.........$599,900 53 Jackson St. Saugus (781) 813-3325 REVERE - 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! REVERE PRICE $835 000,00 $522 500,00 $530 000,00 $590 000,00

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 Page 23 Follow Us On: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES & RENTALS Sandy Juliano Broker/President Interest Rates and Inventory are both ridiculously low! Now may be your best time to list or refinance! LISTED BY DENISE WE KNOW EVERETT!! Call TODAY to sell or buy with the best! NEW LISTING BY NORMA NEW LISTING BY NORMA OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY UNDER AGREEMENT! 17 WOODVILLE ST., EVERETT LEGAL TWO FAMILY USED AS A SINGLE $500,000 MARCH 15, 2020 12:00-1:30 11 FAIRLAWN ST., EVERETT TWO FAMILY $799,900 LISTED BY SANDY SINGLE FAMILY 33 WOODWARD ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! $399,900 SOLD BY SANDY AS BUYER’S AGENT! 205 RIVER RD., TEWKSBURY SOLD BY SANDY! SINGLE-FAMILY UNDER AGREEMENT! 67 DARTMOUTH ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! $484,000 LISTED BY JOE & NORMA 2 SINGLES “SOLD AS A PACKAGE” 30-32 CENTRAL AVE., EVERETT NEW PRICE! $799,900 LISTED BY SANDY IEE SOLD BY SANDY! 1-BEDROOM CONDO 881 BROADWAY, EVERETT $244,900 SOLD BY JOE & NORMA! SINGLE-FAMILY 141 CHELSEA ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! $685,000 SOLD BY SANDY! 123 CENTRAL AVE., EVERETT SINGLE FAMILY $449,900 Open Daily From 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 433 Broadway, Suite B, Everett, MA 02149 www.jrs-properties.com Open Daily From 10:0 Joe DiNuzzo - Broker Associate :0 00 AM 5:00 PM Follow Us On: 617.544.6274 Norma Capuano Parziale - Agent Denise Matarazz - Agent Maria Scrima - Agent Rosemarie Ciampi - Agent Kathy Hang Ha -Agent Mark Sachetta - Agent

Page 24 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 13, 2020 ............. # 1 Listing & Selling Office in Saugus “Experience and knowledge Provide the Best Service” Free Market Evaluations CRE CarpenitoRealEstate.com View our website from your mobile phone! 335 Central St., Saugus, MA 781-233-7300 SAUGUS - 6 rm. Colonial offers large living rm. w/woodstove, dining rm., galley kit., updated full bath, 1st flr. master bdrm., wood flooring, great open flr. plan, updated roof (2017), oversized shed/gar., level, corner lot......................$349,900. SAUGUS - Free Standing Building with off-street parking, spacious, corner lot, conveniently located just outside of Cliftondale Square...................................................$349,900. REVERE - Welcome to Williamsburg Square! 5 room, 2 bedroom, 1 ½ bath townhouse with corian counters, step down to living rm with cath ceiling & fireplace to deck, garage, great location..............................................$405,000. REVERE, WEST - NEW 2 bdrm. Townhome offers 2½ baths, spac. lvrm. open to kit. w/granite & stainless, master w/bath, hrdwd. flrs., cent. air, 1 car gar., pavers driveway, located on dead-end.......................................................................$529,900. WONDERING WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH? CALL FOR YOUR FREE MARKET ANALYSIS! SAUGUS - NEW CONDO conversion – 3 bdrm. units, NEW kits. w/quartz, oversized cen. island, stainless, NEW hrdwd. flooring, windows, cent. air, open flr. plan, deck, side street location......................$475,000 w/garage, $445,000 no garage. SAUGUS - 1st AD Gracious and nicely maintained 9 rm. CE Colonial boasting 4 bdrms., 3½ baths, custom kit. (2018) w/quartz counters & center island w/gas cooktop, stainless appliances, dining area w/slider to deck, formal diningrm, lvrm., 1st flr. familyrm...................................................$889,900. LITTLEFIELD REAL ESTATE SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial. New windows, siding, new kitchen with quartz counters, stainless appliances, new cabinets. New hardwood flooring throughout house. New heat. Central AC. New maintenance free deck. .........$570,000 SAUGUS ~ Desirable 2 family. Each unit has 2 beds, updated kitchens and baths, vinyl siding, in-unit laundry, rear decks .......$499,000 SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial, 4-5 bedroom, 2 full baths, gas heat, central AC, new siding, new roof, hardwood flooring, fresh paint, new kitchen with SS appliances quartz counters ...............$559,900 38 Main Street, Saugus MA WWW.LITTLEFIELDRE.COM 781-233-1401 WAKEFIELD ~ New construction duplex. 3 bed, 2.5 baths, 2400 sq feet, garage under, central AC, Gas heat, fireplace living room ............. Call Keith Littlefield for pricing Call Rhonda Combe For all your SAUGUS ~ New construction single family. 4 bed, 2.5 bath, SS appliances, garage under, granite, gas heat, central AC ....... CALL KEITH LITTLEFIELD FOR PRICING. real estate needs!! 781-706-0842 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed, 1.5 bath colonial. Open concept 1st floor, 2 car garage, newer gas heat, roof and HW heater, prof landscaping....$439,900 REVERE ~ 2 family located in the Beachmont area, 3 beds, one bath in top unit, 2 beds, one bath lower unit .....................................$639,000 LAND FOR SALE WILMINGTON ~ Colonial featuring 4 beds and 2 full baths, great dead end location, central AC, hardwood flooring, finished lower level ..$534,900 MELROSE ~ Single family, 4 bed, 2 full bath, SS appliances, new gas heat, quartz counters, Central AC, Garage under ...................$650,000 LYNN ~ New construction. 3400 sq feet, 4 bed, 2.5 bath, gas heat, central AC, hardwood flooring, walking closet, great cul de sac location, garage under ........... $879,999 SAUGUS Call Rhonda Combe at 781-706-0842 for details!! SOLD Too New For Photo! UNDER CONTRACT SOLD

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