SAUGUS Important COVOID-19 Information see page 10 & 11 OCAT D OC E Vol. 23, No. 12 AD O A E Coping with COVID 19 CAT -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday 781-233-4446 T own officials have expressed concerns in recent weeks about the need to hire a permanent full-time Health Department director, especially with the growing threat of COVID-19. Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree took steps this week to address those concerns. He hired several new department staff members and also increased the hours of current staff members as part of a series of recent measures to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the community. “The health and safety of the residents and employees of Saugus is our top priority during this uncertain time,” Crabtree said Wednesday. “The Town of Saugus is here to assist the community in any way. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns,” the town manager said. These are the new measures outlined on Wednesday In a press release issued by Crabtree’s Offi ce: • The hiring of Tracy Nicholas as a public health nurse to work with the town’s current public health nurse, Mary McKenzie. Nicholas will work Monday through Friday as needed. • An increase in work hours Keeping calm for McKenzie. • The hiring of former Director of Public Health Joe Tabbi to assist the Saugus Board of Health and Health Department. Tabbi will work for the town Monday through Friday and as needed, assisting Saugus Interim Health Director Robert F. Bracey, who has been working part-time. • In addition, the town has TE Friday, March 20, 2020 Town manager bolsters Health Department services to prevent potential spread of virus By Mark E. Vogler CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC: As part of a strategy to contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect Town of Saugus employees, Saugus Town Hall was closed on Tuesday with the posting of these signs. (Saugus Advocate Photos by Mark E. Vogler) submitted an initial needs assessment survey to request immediate state funding for assistance for the Town of Saugus/ Board of Health to support local efforts to respond to the COVID-19 situation. • Crabtree also hired two additional custodians for the town. All municipal buildings COVID-19 | SEE PAGE 2 Ilir Toci says he, his wife Eva and their three sons strive to remain level-headed as they face the everyday challenges of the Coronavirus. Left to right, Erjon, 8; Ariel, 12; Ilir, 57; and Eduard, 11, enjoy a sunny day on the playground of the Veterans Memorial Elementary School. For story and more photos and story, please see inside. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) ~ Home of the Week ~ Melrose Towers offers this spacious 3 room, 1 bedroom condo, nice, updated eat in kitchen with wood cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances, spacious open concept dining room and living room with sliders to screened balcony - great for enjoying morning coffee and evening relaxation, wood flooring, king size bedroom with walk in closet, updated full bath with walk in shower and tile floor. This bright and sunny condo offers lots of closets through out, coin op laundry in the building and extra storage area, outdoor and indoor pools for year round enjoyment, basketball and tennis courts, super convenient location. Offered at $324,900 335 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 ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE "42 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2020 Regular Unleaded $2.049 Mid Unleaded $2.629 Super $2.699 Diesel Fuel $2.649 KERO $4.759 Diesel $2.399 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

Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 COVID-19 | from page 1 have been and will continue to be sanitized and thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis, he noted. Health Department gets experienced help “Tracy Nicholas is a Masters prepared Licensed Registered Nurse with over 25 years of public health and school nursing experience, including as a clinical nurse educator,” a press release noted of her hiring. “She worked as a public health nurse for 15 years, during which time she developed Town-wide emergency plans, identified community health needs, and health promotion programs,” the statement continued. “Joe Tabbi brings many years of experience in Public Health to the Town of Saugus. He previously worked as the Director of Public Health here in Saugus for 18 years, and then he worked as the Director of Public Health in Winchester for 18 years.” Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano is one of several officials who has publicly raised concerns about not having enough people to man the Health Department effectively. “I spoke with Town Manager Scott Crabtree last week and stressed the need to bring on additional staff to our Public Health Department, and we were fortunate to have Joe Tabbi, our former Board of Health Director for many years, willing to jump right on and assist,” Cogliano said in an interview Wednesday night. “We were also fortunate to find Tracy Romano Cammara (Nicholas), a former classmate of mine, to fill in as an additional Public Health Nurse. We also hired two custodians to help with building cleanup and maintenance,” he said. Crabtree’s press release urged Saugus residents to continue to follow the advice of state and federal health officials in protecting themselves against COVID-19: “While this current public health crisis is a constantly evolving situation and State and Federal guidelines and policies are changing on a daily basis, residents are advised to continue to adhere to the recommendations of the Federal Government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). “The Town Manager is meeting regularly with Police, Fire, Emergency Management, and members of the Health Department and Board of Health to continue to monitor this evolving situation. Town officials will continue to update the public as needed and as they are provided guidance from state and federal officials and agencies. “If you have any questions, please contact the Saugus Health Department at (781) 231-4117. Anyone in need of emergency possible, before coming to the department. All records requests should be accessed through the Saugus Police Department website, by telephone or by mail. You can access the website online at sauguspd.com, or you can call the offices at (781) 9411126 or (781) 941-1125. Prescription drop off, sharps disposal and fingerprinting have all been temporarily suspended. Civil Police Academy and use of the training room has also been suspended until further notice. Firearms licensing will be OFF LIMITS: Until further notice, Saugus citizens can’t walk into Town Hall unless they work there. That’s one of a series of precautionary moves taken this week by Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. conducted by mail only until further notice. Firearms applications should be mailed to Firearms Licensing Officer, 27 Hamilton St., Saugus, MA 01906. All other activity can be conducted over the phone. Nonemergency questions and routine business calls can be made at (781) 941-1183. For the foreseeable future, parking appeals will not be done in person. Parking ticket appeals must be done in writing or online. The Treasurer’s Office takes NOT A WASTED TRIP: Saugus residents who come to Town Hall to pay their bills can put them in this white payment box even if the building is temporarily closed to the public. We Now Offer For Your Eating Pleasure “UBER EATS” Convenient Delivery Service Bianchi’s Pizza and Renzo’s Full Menu To Go Open for Takeout for Bianchi’s Pizza and Renzo’s Food 381 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere 781-284-5600 services should contact Saugus Emergency Management at 781231-4175, or call 911.” Earlier this week, Crabtree announced that all municipal buildings in Saugus have been closed to the public out of an abundance of caution in order to help mitigate the potential spread of the virus and to ensure the safety of the residents of Saugus. Residents can still call or email all Town departments during normal business hours. Residents are also encouraged to use online services during this time. New public safety measures In order to best protect residents and employees, the Town of Saugus is undertaking the following additional steps regarding public safety matters: Starting Wednesday, March 18, there will be limited public access to the Public Safety Building. Anyone in need of emergency services should call 911. Abuse Prevention Order applications will still be available. Those looking to fill out the applications should call ahead, if Saugus reports first presumed case of COVID 19 A s of March 19, Saugus has one adult with a presumed positive case of COVID-19. This resident is currently recovering at home and will be monitored and supported by local public health officials. As we know, this is a rapidly changing environment; there eventually might be more cases in Saugus. The Saugus Board of Health/Health Department continues to work closely with the state Department of Public Health (DPH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to get any new and updated information out to Saugus residents as soon as it is received. Recently, Governor Charlie Baker declared a State of Emergency with declarations. In addition, Baker announced that all childcare facilities will be closing as of Monday, March 23. Visit https://www.mass.gov/orgs/ department-of-public-health for additional updates. payments for parking tickets or can assist with appeal options. Treasurer’s Office staff cannot reduce or negate tickets. This can only be done through an appeal. You have 21 days from the date of issue of the ticket to make payment or appeal. Options to appeal are as follows: • Schedule an appointment for an in-person hearing. Hearings are held every other Monday. To make an in-person appeal appointment, please call (781) 231-4135. Your ticket will go on hold until you have had the opportunity to speak with the Parking Hearings Officer. • Make a handwritten appeal, which will waive your in-person hearing option. The ticket will be placed on hold until the next review or hearing date, and you will be notified by mail or email with the Hearing Officer’s resolution. You can mail your appeal letter with a copy of your ticket (and a copy of your HP placard (if applicable)) to Town of Saugus, Parking Hearings Officer, 298 Central Street, Suite 5, Saugus, MA 01906. Forms are available online on the Treasurer’s Office website. • You can make an appeal online, which will waive your inperson hearing option. Once you are on the Police Department website, go to “I would like to appeal my parking ticket” and upload pictures or a detailed letter to go with your appeal. The ticket will be placed on hold until the next review or hearing date. You will be notiCOVID-19 | SEE PAGE 11

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 ~ THE ADVOCATE ASKS ~ Page 3 Saugus town and school officials discuss COVID-19 Editor’s Note: For this week’s paper, we asked each of the members of the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee several questions related to COVID-19 challenges that Saugus faces and how well they think town government and the Saugus Public Schools are doing. Highlights of the interviews follow. Questions to the Board of Selectmen Is the town considering the possibility of Town Meeting being delayed this year? What steps and logistics are being considered in case that happens? Do you know of any Saugus resident who has been tested and tested positive for COVID-19? With the shutdown of restaurants, about how much does the town stand to lose per month in money coming off the state meals tax if the shutdown continues for several months? What are the biggest challenges facing town government in this state and national emergency? Has the town had to lay anybody off, or is that a possibility? How soon do you expect government meetings to resume? Are there any contingency plans in place for future meetings? About how many town employees have been working full-time since the town went into “Corona Mode” this week. Were additional staff called in? If so, what departments? Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano The only way we get through times like these is by working together. No one could have predicted something like this could happen to us in the greatest Country on earth but it happened nonetheless. We have to help out by any means possible, providing food to the children that depend on school lunches, assisting our seniors with meals and medication and by being a good person. We must follow the guidelines presented to us and shelter down as much as possible. It’s an awful situation but we can get through it. It is my understanding that we have a person that’s contracted the virus and they are quarantined. I hope for a speedy recovery. I heard about the resident through Town channels but have no idea who the person is, just hope they are doing well. There will be more, perhaps many more. I pray for the safety of all our residents. The President’s Coronavirus Team keeps telling us to wash our hands and practice safe distancing. We all need to do our part. As of now, no one has been laid off and I would hope we can stay the course. Our local business owners are taking a serious hit. Restaurants are closed with the exception of takeout. Gyms, hair, nails and tanning salons are either closed or hanging on by a thread. The experts predict it will get much worse before it gets better. Certainly the worst of times I’ve encountered in my 53 years. We will attempt to conduct our Selectmen’s meeting next Tuesday night through Zoom Video Conferencing. It is my plan to take the first 10-15 minutes of the meeting to explain to the public how to join in the discussion, but no one other than Board Members, our Clerk and Town manager will be permitted to attend. I’m sure it will be challenging but we will make it work. As far as the video conferencing for Tuesday night’s meeting, it will be challenging but everyone that would like to participate will have a chance. So much is happening so fast, and there may be more conditions placed upon us in the days ahead...for now we will take it one day at a time and hope for the best I spoke with Town Manager Scott Crabtree last week and stressed the need to bring on additional staff to our Public Health Department, and we were fortunate to have Joe Tabbi, our former Board of Health Director for many years willing to jump right on and assist. We were also fortunate to find Tracy Romano Nicholas, a former classmate of mine, to fill in as an additional Public Health Nurse. We also hired two custodians to help with building cleanup and maintenance. This is a true test for all of us, but we have good hardworking people here in Saugus that will do whatever it takes to take care of our residents, myself and all Board members included. I’m asking you to follow all guidelines presented by the local, State and Federal Government. Take care of your family members, be safe and stay healthy. God Bless you all. Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Corinne Riley The Board of Selectmen will be meeting on Tuesday with a plan of video conferencing. Any further meetings at this time haven’t been discussed, but I’m sure we will be soon. The town manager has added at least two positions to the Health Dept. that I am aware of, as well as two custodians to sanitize buildings. As far as layoffs, I have not heard of any, but I hope it won’t come down to that. I think the most trying issues are social distancing as well as the retailers not being able to keep up with the demand due to people trying to keep their homes stocked to hold them over for a couple of weeks. As much as we have everything today delivered to us: takeout, groceries, and we can watch any movie or show in the privacy of our own home, it is a welcomed way of life to have these available when we want them. It is a different feeling when it is something that we are required to do. We need to be out and about, we need each other, especially in times like these, but with social distancing we can’t and shouldn’t, but I look forward to the day when this has passed and it’s safe to be around other people again. As far as the meals tax loss, we received $1.1 million in 2019. It could certainly be a significant loss with the restaurants being closed. Selectman Debra Panetta This Coronavirus pandemic is a global crisis, something that we have never experienced before. Our Town Manager has implemented several new measures in order to prevent the potential spread of the Coronavirus in Saugus. He has hired multiple new staff members and increased the hours of some current staff in order to better assist the public and employees during this ongoing global pandemic. Town Meeting starts on Monday, May 4, and I haven’t heard any plans of a delay at this time. I would speak to the Moderator, Steve Doherty, for more specifics. …the Town Manager is hiring more people, not laying people off. There are no plans to lay people off due to the Coronavirus. The information surrounding the pandemic seems to be changing daily. The most important challenge the government faces it keepings its residents safe and healthy. For Selectmen meetings, I know there has been discussions on setting up a Zoom video conference so that we can hold our meetings. However, I do believe there are some technical limitations that are being discussed with IT. 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Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 Supermarkets packed as nervous shoppers face COVID 19 threat By Tara Vocino W Stop & Shop says stocks will be replenished; health, safety prioritized But store managers say evith the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) well underway, grocery stores in Malden and nationwide are affected with long lines and some empty shelves. At Stop & Shop supermarkets in Malden, Revere, Saugus and Everett last Friday afternoon, the story was the same: Lines were long, and food staples normally sought for blizzards, such as dairy and meat, were being replaced by eggs, toilet paper and hand sanitizer leaving store shelves temporarily empty. eryone should remain calm as supplies will be replenished immediately. “Some health and beauty care products as well as cleaning products – including Purell hand sanitizer and Lysol disinfecting wipes – are limited in supply on a national level,” Stop & Shop External Communications and Community Relations Manager Maria Fruci wrote in an email last Friday night. “At this time, fi xed amounts of those products are being distributed to U.S. retailers.” Simultaneously, Stop & Shop’s sales trends were boosted localAUTOTECH 1989 SINCE Is your vehicle ready for the Spring Season?!! AC SPECIAL Recharge your vehicle's AC for the warm weather! 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Despite rising sales, their top priority is the safety and health of associates and customers. Stop & Shop has amplifi ed its cleaning and sanitizing eff orts to ensure customers can shop with confi dence. “Upon entering all our stores, disinfecting wipes are available near the entrance, and customers are welcome to wipe down carriages, hand baskets, and ScanIt! devices before use,” Fruci wrote. “Our associates are frequently wiping down self-service locations and checkout areas with disinfectant – this includes the belts and pin pads at our registers.” Besides routine handwashing and hand sanitizing, the store has suspended food sampling programs, in-store events, and community solicitation until further notice. Per company policy, local managers couldn’t be interviewed or photographed. Fruci couldn’t say whether customers were friendlier because of the lull or hyped up out of fear. But she did say that they do their best to support customers while keeping them safe and healthy. Customer Ed Anglin, who said he didn’t feel any panic, said there was a shortage of white vinegar and cleaning supplies, but overall, that the store was in good shape. He just returned from Venezuela and noticed people coughing in the airports. Many Stop & Shop customers had masks on. As far as toilet paper and other necessities, Fruci went on to say that the store is in close The egg shelves were bare except for this sole container containing broken eggshells. (Advocate Photo by Tara Vocino) contact with suppliers, and as soon as quantities become available to Stop & Shop, associates will work quickly to restock shelves and make them available to customers. “We’re also working swiftly to identify similar, alternative products and brands that may be available in the marketplace to ensure our customers have access to the items for which they are looking,” Fruci wrote. “In many cases, manufacturers are also ramping up productions.” The Everett Stop & Shop was swamped with customers last Friday afternoon. (Advocate Photo by Christopher Roberson) Stop & Shop announces reduced hours, special shopping times for elderly Special to Th e Advocate I n order to allow more time for associates to unload deliveries, stock shelves and better serve customers throughout the day, Stop & Shop has adjusted its hours of operation to 7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. at most stores beginning March 16. Effective on March 19, Stop & Shop has hours specifi cally geared to accommodate customers 60 and older. Stop & Shop stores will open from 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m. only for customers over the age of 60, who the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health offi cials say are the most vulnerable. Stop & Shop is making the decision to allow community members in this age category to shop in a less crowded environment, which better enables social distancing. Although Stop & Shop will not be requesting ID for entry, they request that we all respect the purpose of the early opening – and do the right thing for older neighbors. Stop & Shop will reserve the right to ask customers to leave if they are not a member of this age group. Stop & Shop is continuing to maintain high levels of hygiene and sanitation in its stores and online operations. The store is taking additional measures during this time, which include wiping down checkout areas, including the belts and pin pads, with disinfectant even more frequently. Stop & Shop will continue to follow guidance from the CDC to help keep its customers and associates safe.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 Page 5 The COVID 19 Challenge Square One Mall closes to help contain virus By Mark E. Vogler C rystal Wu says she knew it wasn’t a good sign on Tuesday when she came to work at Square One Mall and noticed all the tables and chairs in the second fl oor food court were gone. “People prefer to sit down and eat their sandwich,” said Wu, 34, of Quincy, who has worked the counter for more than three years at Charleys Philly Steaks. “Maybe the mall will close. People may eventually close it because there’s no business and everyone is worried about the virus,” she said. Wu was right in her outlook on the uncertain future of her job and the mall. On Wednesday – just a day after the food court businesses were allowed to serve only takeout food OUT OF BUSINESS: With Wednesday’s decision by Simon Property Group to close the Square One Mall on Route 1 in Saugus, food court business operators, like Kobe Jiiang and his wife Crystal Wu, are out of work – at least until March 29. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler) which couldn’t be eaten in the mall by customers – Simon Property Group, a major U.S shopping mall owner, decided to close Square One and all of its malls at least until March 29. “After extensive discussions with federal, state and local offi cials and in recognition of the need to address the spread of COVID-19, we will be temporarily closed,” Simon said in a brief statement on its website. “This measure will take eff ect from 7 p.m. local time today and will end on March 29. The health and safety of our shoppers, retailers and employees are of paramount importance and we are taking this step to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.” Wu, whose husband – Kobe Jiiang, 41 – who manages the sandwich business, said she understood the precautions which need to be taken to protect mall customers and employees from the contagious COVID-19. “Being healthy is the first thing people want,” she said. dine drink gather “I’m worried about the safety of the employees. If the mall closes, we lose our jobs, but I think it’s the right thing to do. They need to do something strong to control the virus,” she said. It was also apparent on Tuesday morning that it would not be a good fi nancial decision to keep the food court businesses open – not when there were more mall walkers and people hanging out than customers. “Yesterday [Monday] there were not that many people,” Wu said. “Today there were a lot of people. But the business is worse than yesterday. The people who come to the Food Court come just to hang out and not buy … the only place to go now is the mall.” A group of 25 or more people congregating at the mall is prohibited under the COVID-19 measures issued last week by Governor Charlie Baker. enjo y NO PLACE TO EAT: A COVID-19-fi ghting measure issued last week by Gov. Charlie Baker prohibits gatherings of 25 or more people and doesn’t allow the consumption of food in restaurants and bars. That’s why the tables and chairs were removed from the Food Court when the new rule went into eff ect on Tuesday. ASKS | from page 3 will be delayed now? Is construction being delayed on the school project? Are you satisfi ed that steps have been taken to ensure that Saugus students at all grade levels will not fall behind in their studies during the time they are out? Or, are you concerned that there will be delays in testing, seniors meeting graduation requirements and other delays in other issues affecting the schools? At this point, are you satisfied with the steps taking place? Is there anything further you think could be done? If so, what? Do you know if plans to move into the new school will be delayed now? Is construction being delayed on the school project? Are you satisfi ed that steps have been taken to ensure that Saugus students at all grade levels will not fall behind in their studies during the time they are out? Or, are you concerned that there will be delays in testing, seniors meeting graduation requirements and other delays in other issues affecting the schools? School Committee Chair Thomas Whittredge This is a crazy time for every district. I couldn’t be more happy with the way the Superintendent and his administrative team have handled this crisis. In a very short time they have put together an online educational plan for teachers and students. They are also making sure all of the schools are being deep cleaned and disinfected. What I’m most proud of is how, in partnership with Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus and Whitsons culinary, we were able to start a grab-andgo program where families in need can still get breakfast and lunch. It’s great to have policies in place, but it’s more important to remember how many families are suff ering because of all the shutdowns and isolation. It’s important to help one another anyway we can. I’m not sure if the plans to move into the new building are on hold. Quite frankly, it’s secondary to making sure our students, staff and faculty stay healthy and safe. I feel terrible for the kids. Lots of sacrifi ces have been made and will continue to be made for the foreseeable future. We will certainly get through this sooner if everyone does their part and follows the social distancing guidelines. School Committee Vice Chair Ryan Fisher What’s striking with COVID-19 is how we advanced our mindset day to day. 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Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 Rocket Man By Th e Old Sachem L ast week’s column was about the little brother, Henri Richard. This week we study the big brother, Maurice Richard. JosephHenri-Maurice “Rocket” Richard was born in Montréal, Quebec, on August 4, 1921, and passed away on May 27, 2000, in Montréal at the age of 78. His playing size was 5 foot 10 and 180 pounds. He was a right wing who shot left, and his playing career with the Montréal Canadiens was from 1942 to 1960. He played alongside his younger brother for fi ve seasons with “The Habs.” He was the oldest of eight children, growing up in poverty during the Great Depression – father Onésime Richard and mother Alice Laramée. Maurice began skating at the age of four on local rivers and a small backyard ice surface provided by his father. As a Lawrence A. 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He started playing on organized teams at 14 and played for many diff erent teams under pseudonyms because local rules required that players only compete for one team in a season. In one league he led his team to three consecutive championships and scored 133 of his team’s 144 goals in the 1938-39 season. He left school at 16 to work with his father as a machinist, enrolling in a technical school to earn a trade certifi cate. When Maurice was 18, he was taken by the Verdun Juniors, scoring four goals in 10 regular season games and six goals in four playoff games as Verdun won the Provisional Championship. The Canadiens latched onto the rising star for their team in the Quebec Senior Hockey League in 1940. He did not get to play many games for the team; he suff ered a broken ankle in his fi rst game and was out for the season. He tried to enlist in the military in 1941 but was classifi ed as unfi t because of his ankle and other hockey injuries. At 17 years old, he met his future bride, Lucille Norchet, a younger sister of a teammate. Richard advanced to the NHL Montréal Canadiens for the 194243 season. Remember, from early times until just after this time the Canadiens had fi rst choice of any lad from the Province of Quebec. His fi rst season he had fi ve goals and six assists in 16 games. The next year he became a regular and scored 32 goals and added 22 assists. Maurice became the fi rst NHL player to score fi fty goals in a season, his third, 1944-45, then again in the following season. Understand, too, that these seasons were played by oldsters past their prime and youngsters who had not developed the skills expected by NHL teams. Canada entered the war earlier than the United States, supporting the United Kingdom as a Commonwealth member, starting in 1939. That doesn’t necessarily diminish Richard’s accomplishments over this period. In the 1944-45 season he scored 50, the first player to reach this mark. In the following seasons he scored 27, 45, 28, 20, 43, 42, 27, 28, 37, 38, 38, 33, 15, 17 and 19 in his fi nal season, 1959-1960. Overall, Richard scored 544 goals and 422 assists in 978 games, an average of better than a goal every other game. During his career he scored 82 goals and 44 assists in 133 playoff games. During his time the Canadiens won eight Stanley Cups. He played in 13 All-Star games and was selected to 14 NHL AllStar teams, eight as a fi rst teamer. Richard, Elmer Lach and Toe Blake were known as the “Punch Line,” the highest scoring line of the 1940s. Maurice led the Canadians to fi ve straight Stanley Cups starting in 1956. Richard was also known as a feisty player and often struck back after opposition players tried to take him out of the game by physical intimidation. He was fined numerous times by NHL President Clarence Campbell for on-ice incidents and one time was forced to post a one thousand dollar “good behavior bond.” His long dispute with the league led to an incident in a game on March 13, 1955, against the Boston Bruins. Hal Laycoe of the Bruins hit Richard on the head with his stick. Richard retaliated by slashing viciously at Laycoe’s head then punched the linesman, Cliff Thompson, when the linesman tried to intervene. Boston police attempted to arrest Richard after the incident only to be thwarted by Bruins offi cials, who told the police that the league would take appropriate action. Campbell suspended Richard for the rest of the season and the playoff s for his behavior. The French fans of Quebec viewed the suspension as an unfair punishment given to a Francophone hero by the Anglophone establishment. Campbell received death threats and fans pelted him with eggs and debris when he attended the next Canadiens’ home game. He was also attacked by a tear gas bomb in the arena, which resulted in suspension of the game and a forfeiture by the Canadiens. A mob of over 20,000 people resulted in a riot in Montréal, and by the following morning 70 had been arrested for various assaults and smashed windows. Among the awards given to Richard were fi rst team All-Star eight times, second team AllStar six times, Stanley Cup Champions eight times, the Hart Trophy as the MVP in 1947, Canadian Press male athlete of the year in 1952, 1957 and 1958, and the Canadian athlete of the year, the Lou Marsh Trophy, in 1957. The NHL Hall of Fame waived the fi veyear waiting period and inducted Richard in 1961. He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1975 and was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history. There was not a player of this caliber until Bobby Orr came along. Maurice was one of the greatest.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 Page 7 Town shuts down municipal buildings in effort to thwart COVID 19 (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued this week by the Town Manager’s Offi ce about the closing of town buildings on Tuesday, March 17.) U pon evaluating COVID-19 (Coronavirus) recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree announced that all municipal buildings in Saugus will be closed to the public starting on Tuesday, March 17 out of an abundance of caution in order to help mitigate the potential spread of the virus and to ensure the safety of the residents of Saugus. The following municipal buildings will be closed to the public: Town Hall, Town Hall Annex, the Senior Center, Saugus Public Library, the Department of Public Works, Youth and Recreation and Saugus Public Schools. Residents can still call or email all Town departments during normal business hours. Residents are also encouraged to use online services during this time. As has been widely reported, the number of cases in Massachusetts and nationally increases daily. Public health professionals advise dramatic action to slow the spread of this virus and to minimize the impact on the most vulnerable segments of the population. On Sunday, March 15, Governor Baker announced that gatherings of over 25 people are prohibited throughout the Commonwealth. “Gatherings subject to this Order include, without limitation, community, civic, public, leisure, faithbased events, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals, and any similar event or activity that brings together 25 or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time in a venue such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, theatre, gymnasium, fi tness center, private club, or any other confi ned indoor or outdoor space,” states Baker’s Orders. Governor Baker’s Orders also state that “Any restaurant, bar, or establishment that offers food or drink shall not permit on-premises consumption of food or drink; provided that such establishments may continue to offer food for takeout and by delivery provided KIDS STOPPED PLAYING HERE: The town’s Youth and Recreation Center, normally a busy place for youth activity, will be closed for a couple of weeks. READING INTERRUPTED: Saugus Public Library Director Alan Thibeault stands in the empty adult reading room on Monday – the beginning of at least two weeks in which the library will be closed. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler) that they follow the social distancing protocols set forth in Department of Public Health Guidance.” In compliance with these Orders, the Town of Saugus has joined numerous surrounding communities in making the decision to close municipal buildings to the public during this time in an eff ort to combat this pandemic through social distancing, community mitigation and public health intervention. The Town of Saugus has hired an additional public health nurse for Saugus and has increased the hours of the Town’s current public health nurse. In addition, the Town has hired another individual, a former Director of Public Health, to assist the Saugus Board of Health and health department during these extraordinary times. In order to best protect residents and employees, the Town is undertaking the following steps: Saugus Town Hall: Town Hall will be closed to the public beginning on Tuesday, March 17. Town Clerk: The Town Clerk’s Offi ce will be processing all Vitals Records via mail. Please submit a mail-in request form or a letter requesting Birth, Death or Marriage Certifi cates and enclose a check or money for $10.00 (each copy) with a self-addressed stamped envelope. The mail-in request form can be found on the Town’s website under the Town Clerk’s page. The vital records request will be processed and mailed back to you. The Town Clerk’s Offi ce will be processing Dog Licenses via mail. Please submit your dog license application and a copy of your dog’s rabies certifi cate with a check with the appropriate fee of $12.00 or $15.00 per dog and with a self-addressed stamped envelope. The dog license will be processed and mailed back to you. The Town Clerk’s Offi ce will be accepting Marriage Licenses by appointment only. If you are getting married within the next 60 days and require a marriage license, please call the Town Clerk’s Offi ce during Town Hall hours at 781-2314102/4103/4104 to schedule an appointment to come to Town Hall to complete the forms. Cost is $30.00 – cash or check only. All voter registration can be done online at https://www.sec. state.ma.us/ovr/. Please call the Town Clerk’s offi ce about any questions. Treasurer/Collector: Bills can be paid online through the Town of Saugus website at https://www.saugus-ma.gov/ treasurer-collector/pages/billpay or dropped off in the white mailbox in front of Town Hall. Senior Center: The Senior Center will be closed through Sunday, March 29, unless otherwise announced. Senior Center staff will remain available by phone during normal Senior Center hours, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., to assist Saugus seniors in any way possible. Call 781-231-4178 with any questions or for assistance. Saugus Public Library: The Saugus Public Library will be closed through Saturday, March 28, unless otherwise announced. Item due dates and fi ne accruals were frozen as of 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Patrons may return Library items to the drop boxes located adjacent to the Central Street and Taylor Street entrances. Staff will be available to answer phone calls and respond to voicemails and emails as they come in. For assistance, please call 781-231-4168. Department of Public Works: The Department of Public Works will be closed to the public starting on Monday, March 16. For assistance, please call 781-231-4145. Youth and Recreation: The Youth and Recreation Department will be closed through Friday, March 27, unless otherwise announced. 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Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 Dealing with the Coronavirus Saugus residents share their experiences and concerns as they reshape their lives in uncertain times in the shadow of a contagious disease By Mark E. Vogler I lir Toci says he’s not one to panic in times of a pandemic, even one as uncertain and scary as the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Toci, 57, didn’t seem to have a care in the world Wednesday afternoon as he sat back in a plastic SwayFun unit on the children’s playground at Veterans Memorial Elementary School reading a book while his three sons played on a day when they weren’t allowed in school -- for health and safety reasons. “As a person, I don’t panic a lot and I don’t go into a panic spree,” Toci said. “And the kids are a reflection of that. They are aware of the Coronavirus. But they don’t know the seriousness of it because we don’t go into it. So, they are not afraid. They sleep well. They eat well,” he said. “It’s life. We have to deal with it. We have to be away from sports. We have to be away from entertainment,” he said. Toci, a native of Albania, has lived in Saugus since 2014. He and his wife Eva have three boys: Erjon, 8, a second grader at Oaklandvale Elementary School; Eduard, 11, a fifth grader at Oaklandvale Elementary School; and Ariel, 12, a sixthgrader at Belmonte Middle School. When asked about the uncertainty and loss of liberties they have enjoyed all of their lives, the boys say they understand they have to make considerable adjustments in response to a national crisis. But they say they are not afraid and they exhibit no signs of being afraid of the Coronavirus. “If I panic, the panic is going to have a domino effect,” Toci said. “I have to keep my composure so it doesn’t affect the kids. 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 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! Spring! Is it something to worry about? Yes it is. Is it something to panic about? No. For this crisis, we have to follow the rules, whatever the local authorities and state authorities say. I don’t think I can do anything more than that,” he said. Toci, like many parents of school aged children in Saugus and other communities, has to make sure his sons follow good hygiene practices, avoid crowds and observe social distancing when they go out in public. The crisis hit home this week when town residents learned that one of their own may have been infected with the virus. “Saugus has one adult presumed positive COVID-19 case,” the town made public on its website yesterday. “This resident is currently recovering at home and will be monitored and supported by local public health officials. As we know this is a rapidly changing environment, however, and we do expect to eventually experience positive cases in Saugus,” the announcement said. “The Saugus Board of Health/ Health Department continues to work closely with MDPH Ed Barile says he believes the shutdown of activities is necessary. (Saugus Advocate Photos by Mark E. Vogler) and the CDC to get any new and updated information out to our residents as soon as we receive it. Recently Governor Baker declared a State of Emergency with declarations. In addition, Governor Baker announced that all child care facilities will be closing as of Monday, March 23. https://www. mass.gov/orgs/department-ofpublic-health.” Dealing with work, routines and the virus Toci has to be careful about not being infected with the virus himself. It will cost him his job. He works at Tufts University Dental School, processing Laura Eisener says overacting is better than reliving history. dental instruments. As a result of the Coronavirus, his hours of work have been reduced. His wife Eva works as a patient access coordinator at Tufts Medical. She has been able to work at her job from home, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “My work is physical. I can’t work from home,” Toci said. “As a worker in the health field, I can’t afford to be infected. I have to remain healthy, because I’m entering sterilized areas. He also has a second job as the driver of a 38-passenger trolley for sight-seers in BosDEALING | SEE PAGE 9

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 Page 9 DEALING | from page 8 ton, which begins in mid-April and runs through October. But that job could be in jeopardy if the current Coronavirus lockdown continues into the summer and fall months. Toci and his family currently live in an apartment complex on the west side of town, but have been trying to get into a house. He considers the biggest challenge of the current health crisis is having his three boys adjust to an ever-changing routine and focusing on their studies during the period that school will remain closed. “They’re used to a routine and being with their peers,” Toci said. “Normally, I’d take them to McDonalds to have something to eat and play. But they can’t go there now. They miss their peers and teachers. And, it’s tough to tell them to do their work,” he said. His three boys can’t do all the fun activities, like going to a movie or playing with friends. But they have games they can play at home, access to a home computer and their phones to keep them occupied. “Social media also helps. But I have some concerns about some of the content they could be exposed to,” he said. “I think we’ll be okay if we follow the rules.” It’s good to stay home Ed Barile, 73, came out for a coffee Monday at the Dunkin Donuts across the street from the Saugus Public Safety Building on Hamilton Street. Still working in the engineering field, he said he can do his work at home without much disruption in his life. He thinks state and federal officials are doing the right thing to fight the Coronavirus, but said they should have done it earlier. “This is a virus that is very contagious that we don’t know how to handle yet,” Barile said. “It’s good that people stay home so we can try to eradicate this thing and not have a spike in people going to the hospital,” he said. Barile, who is a Democrat, said he doesn’t like the way President Trump initially treated the Coronavirus by suggesting that its health threat was exaggerated by the media. The federal government should have taken a more aggressive approach to the virus much sooner than it did, he said. “Just look at what happened in Italy. It’s a mess,” Barile said “For once, Trump is listening to scientists and doctors instead of people who are full of crap. Politicians should listen to the scientists for once,” he said. So what ’s the biggest change he’s noticed? “The biggest change is our outlook,” he said. “I think we’re in shock that it’s as serious as it is. People are finally getting it. And it’s starting to reflect back on the president. I think he’s been told to shut his mouth by people in his administration,” he said. Laura Eisener, president of the Saugus Historical Society, said living in a world fixated on the Coronavirus has led to disruptions or inconveniences in her daily routine. But she seems to be taking things in stride. “It’s made for a lot of changes every day. You have to realize what you plan to do is not what you will be doing,” Eisener said. “It also gives you an opportunity to try new foods, because the foods that you went to the store to get are gone. And with everything shut down, you have time to do Ginny Lecaroz, Owner Saugus, MA 339-206-1970 missgspetsittingservice@gmail.com Fully insured Fully certied the things on your to-do list,” she said. Eisener, who is an avid reader of history, said she doesn’t believe that state and federal officials are over-reacting to the virus. She added that it’s important to reflect on past history too. “It’s better to go slightly overboard to keep people from dying,” she said. “We had a program about 1918, the Spanish influenza and World War I. We don’t want to go through that again,” she said. The Spanish Flu infected about 500 million people and took 50 million lives. Temple Emmanuel shuts down due to COVID 19 D ue to the currently changing guidelines for the community’s safety from local and national government in dealing with COVID-19, Temple Emmanuel will cancel all religious, educational and social events for March and April, including Passover services and Community Seder. Questions can be sent to Rabbi Greg Hersh or President Evan Pressman at 781-2451886 or info@WakefieldTemple.org. Staying aware and vigilant with our health and wellbeing is paramount as we get through this together. 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 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and you What are severe complications from this virus? What is coronavirus disease 2019? Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Can I get COVID-19? Yes. COVID-19 is spreading from person to person in parts of the world. Risk of infection from the virus that causes COVID-19 is higher for people who are close contacts of someone known to have COVID-19, for example healthcare workers, or household members. Other people at higher risk for infection are those who live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Learn more about places with ongoing spread at https:// www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission. html#geographic. The current list of global locations with cases of COVID-19 is available on CDC’s web page at https://www.cdc.gov/ coronavirus/2019-ncov/locations-confirmed-cases.html. How does COVID-19 spread? The virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source, but is now spreading from person to person. The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses at https://www.cdc.gov/ coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html. What are the symptoms of COVID-19? Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of: • fever • cough • shortness of breath Some patients have pneumonia in both lungs, multi-organ failure and in some cases death. People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions. • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should • Stay home when you are sick. • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. What should I do if I recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19? If you have traveled from an affected area, there may be restrictions on your movements for up to 2 weeks. If you develop symptoms during that period (fever, cough, trouble breathing), seek medical advice. Call the office of your health care provider before you go, and tell them about your travel and your symptoms. They will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness. While sick, avoid contact with people, don’t go out and delay any travel to reduce the possibility of spreading illness to others. Is there a vaccine? There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to take everyday preventive actions, like avoiding close contact with people who are sick and washing your hands often. Is there a treatment? There is no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 can seek medical care to help relieve symptoms. For more information: www.cdc.gov/COVID19 CS 314937-H 03/06/2020 Detenga la Propagación de Gérmenes Ayude a evitar la propagación de enfermedades respiratorias como la gripe y el COVID-19: Lave sus manos frecuentemente con jabón y agua tibia, o use un desinfectante de manos a base de alcohol. Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca. Limpie las superficies que se tocan con frecuencia (como los picaportes y mesadas o encimeras) con rociadores o toallitas húmedas para la limpieza del hogar. Cubra su boca al toser o estornudar. Use un pañuelo descartable o la parte interna de su codo, no sus manos. Quédese en su casa si está enfermo/a y evite el contacto cercano con otras personas Planifique como cuidarse usted y a sus seres queridos. Visite mass.gov/KnowPlanPrepare para ver la lista de preparación. Para más información visite: www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus Departamento de Salud Pública de Massachusetts 2/3/2020

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 Page 11 What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. Stay home except to get medical care You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis. Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home People: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available. Animals: Do not handle pets or other animals while sick. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information. Call ahead before visiting your doctor If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed. Wear a facemask You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live with you should not stay in the same room with you, or they should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Cover your coughs and sneezes Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can; immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid sharing personal household items You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your hands often Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product. Monitor your symptoms Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19. Put on a facemask before you enter the facility. These steps will help the healthcare provider’s office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected or exposed. Ask your healthcare provider to call the local or state health department. Persons who are placed under active monitoring or facilitated self-monitoring should follow instructions provided by their local health department or occupational health professionals, as appropriate. If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive. Discontinuing home isolation Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low. The decision to discontinue home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments. For more information: www.cdc.gov/COVID19 CS 314937-D 03/05/2020 COVID-19 | from page 2 fi ed by email with the Hearing Offi cer’s resolution. • Further appeals must be requested through the Essex County Superior Court and can be done by calling (978) 744-5500. An additional fi ling fee will be required to submit a Judicial Court Review. Once the Town of Saugus Hearings Offi cer has made his decision, he will not review again. Virtual meetings During this time, the Town of Saugus is exploring and working to implement virtual meeting platforms. More information on this will be announced as it is available. Preventative, personal measures Residents are reminded to continue to adhere to the following preventative measures recommended by the State: • Wash 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. Individuals who live in households with vulnerable people, like elderly parents, should also consider avoiding crowds; • Think ahead about how to take care of yourself and loved ones if COVID-19 starts spreading in the community.

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 The Walls Came Tumbling Down By Tom Sheehan H is name was Alex Destino, and he played for Gloucester High School when I was a pup. It was in the days we lived at Manning Bowl for weekends at a time, and he pulled off the greatest defensive move I can remember on that field. Every time I think of The Bowl coming down, brought to its end, the dust of generations spreading, I think of Alex and, as usual, my old teammates and the relentless foes we ran against. Time has its way of taking its measure, of course, for I lost another one last week when my old co-captain and center of the ’46 Saugus Sachems, Andy Forti, passed on. But we were there, my teammates or classmates and I, on fall days, Friday nights, Saturday matinees, on Saturday nights and again on Sundays when games were eventually scheduled to fully utilize that grand concourse. We played or we watched others play. There was no place else to be in the Thirties and Forties. It seemed we were there forever. It still seems that way. It was a Gloucester-Lynn Classical or Lynn English game; the runner broke loose, and with an escort came down the press box sidelines heading for glory at the Maple Street end. The only one in the way was Alex Destino, one of Gloucester’s finest (and they’ve had a few), coming over from his defensive spot, eyeing the progress of the runner and the huge blocker out front. Instead of being coy about his maneuver, Alex raced at the tandem, threw himself at the feet of the blocker, bowled him over, came up on his knees and embraced the surprised runner. It’s as sharp in my mind as it was then. Of course, when it comes to Manning Bowl, I am totally immersed in great scenes, great adventures and great games. In rugged participation there were some we won, some we lost, but that venue was, for all the latter Thirties, all the Forties and Fifties, the haven and home and bright spot for a few generations of football fans. I was one of them. As were all members of my family and untold thousands from Saugus and elsewhere on the North Shore. My father was a great fan, too, but during the war years his job as a security guard at General Electric was a full-time job. Many days or nights, when we played at The Bowl, my faSaugus vs Peabody, Manning Bowl, 1946, with referee Henry Hormel, Tom Sheehan running the ball and Hercules Haristopolous, of Peabody, in pursuit. We called him Herky Harris. (Photos courtesy of Tom Sheehan) ther had to work and had to listen to the game on radio or to my replay late that night when he came home from work. But there was the night in 1945 when we had a game at The Bowl against Harry Agganis and Don Miosky and Stanley Brittan and George Pike and the rest of the Classical squad on the run for a great year. On the last play of the first half, I threw my only pass of the game, a desperation completion to Jim Blundell or George Winters. During halftime, Coach Dave Lucey gave one of his famous talks, screaming at us, crying, patting some on the back, spittle coming at the corners of his lips. It was notorious. It was infamous. We burst from the locker room and in the process nearly trampled Coach’s cohorts in the tunnel; Fire Chief George Drew, the Gibbs brothers Paul and Edward, Butch Batchelder, George McCarrier and other sundries in our path. Erupting from the locker room, we swept them aside in our anxiety and spirit. We were on fire, but for those in our way of escape, it was tidal. We brought that fire onto the field. We were losing 12-7, late in the third period, when our Georgie Miles, a pepper pot if there ever was one and later a lieutenant on the Lynn Fire Department, forced a Classical fumble on our two-yard line or thereabouts, as memory will have it. But we started a long and torturous drive of some 19 plays and about 98 yards against that Classical juggernaut. Meanwhile, up in the press box, Tom Lester of WESX was broadcasting the game. Somewhere along the line, when we had fought our way past midfield on that fateful drive, old Tom got caught up in the excitement. “Saugus is going wild!” he said, and, in appreciation of a few sly moves, he added, “and Sheehan’s going crazy!” We ran the Charlie Sampson Special a couple of times, the 42 Reverse a few times, the 46 Trap, the Halfback Spin around End, the fullback buck. We didn’t pass, we ran. We ran and ran and ran. My father, at his post at the main gate of the GE, was listening to the game. The chief told me the story some days later. “Tom, I heard all this screaming and noise coming from the radio on the desk at the Western Avenue gate. The next thing I know is the damn GE ambulance is going out the gate with the siren screaming and it speeds off down Western Avenue in the direction of McDonough Square. The old redhead is at the wheel.” To this day I can hear the siren screaming, see the ambulance pulling into the gate end of The Bowl and my father stepping out of the door in his guard’s uniform, much like a policeman’s. We had the ball on the nine-yard line. I ran it. Cushie Harris ran it. I ran it. Cushie Harris ran it. Then I called Cushie again and he pushed it over for the eventual winning touchdown. We won 14-12. I did not see the ambulance leave, but I know my father went back to work. Duty had called, for sure, at both ends of the scale. When he got home from work, I was sound asleep. The Saugus High team, 1945: pictured in the back row, from left to right: Tom Sheehan, Bruce Waybright, George Winters, Soupie Campbell, Andy Forti, George Miles and John Quinlan. Pictured in the front row, same order: coach Dave Lucey, Dick Evans, Jim Blundell, Cushie Harris and Charlie Sampson. In 1946 all Saugus home games were played at Manning Bowl; English, Classical, Beverly, Swampscott, Peabody, but it was all old hat to us then. I knew the tilt of the field, where the ball bounced best, where the ghosts were hidden or lurking or waiting to break loose in our favor. Stackpole Field that year was unplayable, so we went to our second home, a home away from home. Manning Bowl had all the creature comforts for us who longed for that sweet competition, who found respect in and among a host of great friends over the years, for we spent our summers together at Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott, the adolescents on parade, graduation coming, Korea just around the corner for the unsuspecting. But The Bowl was not past for me. In 1947, while at Marianapolis Prep in Thompson, Conn., in an undefeated season, we played Admiral Bullis Academy of Silver Spring, Md., in the first Shoe Bowl Game ever at The Bowl. Late in the game I tossed a pass to Walter Bellardineli, my tailback from Bethel, Conn. Walter, the best I ever played with, picked off the ball at about the 40-yard line, some two yards beyond the safety. When he crossed the goal line, salvaging a tie game, he was 10 yards ahead of the safety. The game was December 7, 1947. The field was frozen from the 30-yard line into each end zone. Straw was piled on the sidelines. It was my last call at The Bowl. The Bowl memories keep leaping, and the names and faces and accomplishments keep coming back in a litany of images. Their names beget actions: Rocco Cerrone and Tony Andreotolla from Revere; Clayton Sheehan, Ernie Savory, Joe Penney, Rick Ricciadelli, Ruby Jules, Marty Smith, Jack Hennessey and Charlie Long (who later worked in my crew at Raytheon) from Lynn English; George Comiskey, Billy Ransom, Bob Debner and Al Ghouzi from Beverly; Pat Arena, Joe Palazolla and another Destino from Gloucester; the intrepid phalanx from Peabody of Herky Harris, Buddy Roche, Dick Keone, Pete Kravchuk, Luke McHugh, Art Adamopolous and tackle tandems Berger and Pelletier; and Harry Agganis, Don Miosky, Ray McClorey, TUMBLING DOWN | SEE PAGE 13

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 Page 13 Saugus spring sports delayed to April 27 By Greg Phipps W ith the winter sports season having just ended early last week, spring sports athletes and teams were beginning to gather in anticipation of the upcoming season. Due to the news of the increasing threat of COVID-19, public school in Saugus officially closed late last week and the spring sports season was initially delayed until March 30. The date to begin the high school sports season was extended to April 27 after Gov. Charlie Baker on Sunday ordered that all schools statewide remain closed through April 6. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) made the latest announcement Monday on the heels of Baker’s order. “These decisions are based on available information and are made in the best interest TUMBLING DOWN| from page 12 George Pike, Vic Pujo, Dave Warden, Stanley Brittan, Mecca Simirowski and Boley Dancewicz from Lynn Classical; and Jimmy Vizaukus, who a few years later I spotted walking down the Main Supply Route (MSR) as his outfit was relieving mine on Heartbreak Ridge or some such site in Korea, and I did not see him again until Founders Day in Saugus in 2002 (that day on the MSR we talked about Manning Bowl and our last encounter there in 1945); and a smiling quarterback named Rodriguez from an Air Force team at Fort Devens in 1950. He and I and Art Spinney rehashed our days ASKS| from page 5 district closed for six weeks and looked reactive. No one thinks that today. As I write this, we’ve missed three days in the classroom. In that time, Dr. DeRuosi and his team have partnered with members of the School Committee and many private organizations, including Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus, to make sure that students who depend on food at school have proper nutrition during the closure. This all came together very quickly. Saugus residents rallied together with donations and assistance, and I know at least one of my colleagues on the committee emptied his own cupboards to help children in need. Educationally, teachers are engaging with their students virtually and trying to instill some normalcy to all of this. The school administration is working on a website with educational material for students, and that should be coming online shortly. This is an unprecedented situation that schools are dealing with worldwide, and it’s certainly going to be uneven to start, but I’m encouraged by how things are going after less than a week and will watch to see how things proceed. We don’t yet know how this will impact testing dates and graduation requirements, and that’s a situation everyone else is dealing with as well. I know college seniors who called their parents three states away for a ride because they were told they graduated. As to the new middle-high school, the construction is overseen by the town and I haven’t heard anything yet on a construction pause, but I do know a lot of people in that trade that are idling. I think it has to be expected and will certainly impact our timelines, especially if classes do not resume in time. I don’t think anyone can say with any certainty when things will be back to normal. I hope soon. As for what do we need to do better, or change, beyond day to day? This is going to stay with each of us. After this is over, we’ll all have a case of hand sanitizer on the top shelf of our bathroom and an emergency stash of toilet paper in at The Bowl after our game at Devens, just before we headed off to other destinies. Now, dust falling around the site of The Bowl, memories floating in the air as I drive by on a number of occasions lost in reverie and nostalgia, my wife Beth came home from work one evening with a new story to shake me up. She manages an Alzheimer’s Ward in a nursing home. “We have a new patient in our ward. He floats in and out of memory. His name is George Faulkner. I told him my name and your name. When he heard your name, he said, in an apparent moment of lucidity, of our student-athletes, schools and communities,” the MIAA posted in a statement this week. “These decisions will be revisited and adjusted as needed.” The MIAA also voted to have completion of the regular season and tournament games by June 20 with consideration of June 21 in case of weather and facility needs. The Saugus High School athletic department posted a statement last week saying that it will “ensure proper compliance with all current and future directives regarding the upcoming spring sports season” and will “adjust our preseason scrimmages when scheduling allows to fall within the MIAA’s updated framework for this season.” Regular season games would begin after the state’s directed 10-day practice period has ended, according to Saugus Athletic Director Terri Pillsbury. Any games previously scheduled prior to the new date will be rescheduled to fall within the updated season limits. A post on the Saugus Athletic Department’s twitter site pointed out that “we are going through uncharted waters” and that the MIAA “is making every possible effort to keep our student athletes health and wellbeing in mind while still trying to maintain our spring sports season.” ‘I remember a Tom Sheehan. I think he played for Lynn Classical with Harry Agganis. I played against him.’” He was a riotous and rambunctious and hard-nosed tailback for Arlington High School. We played them in 1945 at Camp Edwards on Cape Cod, a game for the troops. But old George wasn’t far off. He was almost right on the money; I spent more than half my career at Manning Bowl and most of my senior year. Not far off at all, for that old Spy Pond tailback who was losing his memory, yard by yard, like it was 4th down and one yard to Travis and Papi: My grandson Travis at 8 years of age waiting to see Papi play, hours before game time. the basement. Schools going forward everywhere will have revised policies and procedures for extended closures that teachers [and] administrators can realistically implement on a moment’s notice. That will be our focus when this is all over. But for today, I think our administrators and teachers are doing a great job in a difficult and changing situation. My thought is if the construction is halted, that may delay the move-in, and we don’t know when we’re going to get that “all clear” to send the students back. These dates are clearly tentative. Everyone’s watching. I couldn’t have predicted a week ago you’d be asking me this question, so I think we’re going to have to wait and see how the next week or so goes with regards to move-in. Personally, like a lot of people, I fear this will get worse, medically and on our lifestyles, before it gets better. I don’t have a lot of faith that warmer weather will make a difference but, hopefully, along with social distancing it’ll make an impact. It’s a serious situation. I’m writing dates in pencil. Parents and students need to take this seriously. It’s not a vacation. What’s alarming about COVID-19 is you can feel perfectly fine for a week or two before you get symptoms, and at that point you’ve infected dozens of people you’ve come into contact with, and those people have done the same. Even if you don’t get very sick, you can infect an elderly grandparent or pass it on to someone who has compromised health. As I’m writing this some of the shopping centers are closing and, hopefully, we’ll see people treat this more seriously, but you don’t know who last touched the water bubbler at the basketball court or who last touched the playground equipment. Listen to the experts. Their advice couldn’t be more clear. School Committee Member Joseph “Dennis” Gould The Superintendent and staff are doing a great job trying to mitigate exposure, feeding the students that rely on school for their nutritional food and keeping the new 6-12 on schedule. I am concerned about the seniors at SHS missing out on probably the best three months of the entire school experience in Saugus. I would hate for them to miss their prom, their graduation and go for a touchdown. Thanks for the memories! the final. Goodbye to the SHS halls as the last graduating class of this school. We do not know if construction may need to stop in the new 6-12 [middle-high school]. That could delay the moving of grades 9-12 over, but that is out of our hands. I personally would like us to be able to move in April, but again, we are in uncharted waters and do not have control at this point. The staff is working tirelessly to come up with homeschooling and should have it rolled out next week. I am confident MCAS will be postponed and there will be something worked out Statewise that will allow our seniors to continue their education in college if so desired even if we are closed for the remainder of the school year. The younger students are resilient, and I am sure they can get caught up when school starts up again. I am also confident with the dedicated teachers, paras and administrators we are fortunate to have working in Saugus; they will double down on education needs and assist ASKS| SEE PAGE 14

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 ~ Letter to the Editor ~ Moulton: “It is going to get worse before it gets better” Dear Editor: Over the past week, the virus has developed into a pandemic, and we now face a critical week as a country. We all have to do our part. Decisions like whether business leaders let their employees telecommute, or whether we keep ourselves and our families healthy at home (practicing good hygiene, social distancing, sleeping well, and selfquarantining if we are sick) will determine how many people become severely ill. It’s too late to contain the virus, but we can act decisively to flatten the curve of how quickly it spreads so that our healthcare system does not get overwhelmed. This might sound alarming if your first introduction to this crisis was the cancellation of pro sporting events this week, but we have to take this seriously. This is real, and it is going to get worse before it gets better. For too long, prominent government officials have been downplaying the crisis and delaying preparations, but you can count on straight talk from my team and me. Rather than panic and overreact, we should take the time now to prepare, acting confidently and decisively, much like we would in advance of a large blizzard or hurricane. If some of this looks and sounds familiar, you may already be following the reading list my office is updating daily with the news and research we use to keep ourselves informed of the latest facts and science. For example, did you know: • The United States is behind on testing the public, limiting our ability to track and respond. • Early and aggressive intervention is our best bet to keep the outbreak under control, as interactive models in the New York Times demonstrate. • The healthy and the sick will both face added stress during the outbreak from the isolation paradox. Take steps to improve your mental health. Here are some reminders: • Wash your hands with hot, soapy water for at least 20 seconds. • Cover your mouth, ideally with a tissue or elbow, when you cough or sneeze. • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. • Minimize touching your eyes, nose, and face. • Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently touched by others. • If you are not feeling well, stay home from work and get better. • Get a flu shot to stay healthy and out of the doctor’s office. • Get plenty of sleep. It boosts the immune system. • Plan for meals at home, just like you prepare for a hurricane. Don’t forget your pets! • A family can go through soap, paper goods, feminine products and diapers pretty quick. Check your supply. • If you take prescription medication, don’t forget your next refill. ~ Op-Ed ~ Urgent Challenges: Why I’m Running for State Representative By Joe Gravellese L ast week, I announced my campaign for State Representative for Revere, Chelsea, and Saugus. I’m proud to be born and raised in Revere – son of a union operating engineer, grandson of a union teamster, and a graduate of Revere High School. I’m running because I deeply love my community, and want to give back to this place that has shaped me. In my lifetime, there has never been a serious competition for this seat. With Massachusetts facing so many challenges that threaten our future, the residents of Revere, Chelsea, and Saugus deserve a positive and thoughtful debate. Our public transportation system has been chronically underfunded – leaving it unsafe, unreliable, and out of reach to too many commuASKS| from page 13 the students getting back up to speed. Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini We are in some challenging times for sure. This virus is proving to be an unprecedented test, not only a test for Saugus or Massachusetts or the USA but a test for the entire world. nities. This forces more commuters on to our crowded and crumbling roads and bridges. The Boston area has the worst congestion in the nation. We must fix this. Housing costs are pushing an entire generation out of Greater Boston. Not enough communities have access to reliable transportation, so neighborhoods that do have MBTA access see prices go through the roof, as demand far exceeds supply. Mid-sized, modest housing for working families is essentially illegal to build in most cities and towns. We must fix this. The working class jobs of the future are arriving in Greater Boston – but community college, associate’s degrees and job training programs remain out of reach to too many people due to cost or lack of access. Students who want to attend technical and vocational schools face waiting lists and not enough This is a worry some always pondered that quickly became a reality. I feel the town has enacted some critical measures to help keep our residents safe and to continue to share information as it becomes available. The Town Manager’s recent update last evening outlined several key steps that have been taken including: we hired a secseats. We must fix this. Cities like Revere have worked hard to tackle the opioid crisis and have seen some success, with overdose deaths down over 40% in three years since the Substance Use Disorder Initiatives office opened. But we still have a lot of work to do. In far too many communities, evidence-based strategies to address substance abuse are not embraced due to stigma. We must fix this. Climate change is not a future problem – it’s today’s problem. Residents are already being impacted by historic storms and flooding, and escalating flood insurance costs. Sea level rise will impact our district within my lifetime. We need to urgently move away from fossil fuels and push for 100% clean, renewable energy – a transition that will not only make our air and water cleaner, but will also create a ond health department nurse as an additional resource to our administration and residents, hired Joe Tabbi to work within the health department as he was a longtime health director in Saugus, hired two additional custodians to clean all town facilities regularly, closed access to town buildings to help reduce the spread of the virus new generation of good jobs. We also must work to upgrade our seawall and make our communities more resilient. My experience prepares me to deliver results for our district. While working at the State House for Rep. Lori Ehrlich, I helped build coalitions and advance legislation to hold utility companies accountable for gas leaks, protect working people from exploitation, and push Massachusetts toward a clean energy future. At Revere City Hall, I was part of the team that worked on the nuts and bolts of making government work better – increasing access to substance abuse treatment, re-launching the city’s disabilities commission, expanding public health and recreation programs, and making government more transparent and accountable. If elected as your Representative, I can’t promise that you’ll and several other steps in an effort to protect our residents and slow/prevent the spread of the virus. I strongly encourage each and every resident to check in regularly on elders and abide by the health suggestions issued from the state including: avoid contact with large groups (including groups of friends agree with me on every issue. But I can promise you that I will always listen, that I will always fight for you, and that I will always be honest and transparent. I can promise you that I will always stand up for my values, but I will also be willing to roll up my sleeves, find common ground, and work with anyone who has good ideas on how to tackle the big challenges we all face. We must be clear-eyed about this moment: we need serious action to tackle issues like transportation, housing, public health, the environment, and job training. I’m ready to fight hard and deliver results. If you want to learn more, or if you’re ready to join me, visit www.joegrav.com, attend my Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 PM, or to commit to supporting me in the primary election on September 1. getting together to pass the time), go outside and get fresh air, wash your hands regularly, encourage your children to also stay close to home. I feel we are all in this together, and if we can embrace these restrictions now, it will most definitely help restrict the spread of the virus and expedite the path to normalcy. • Need new contact lenses? Is that hearing-aid battery running low? Think through over the counter medicines next time you are at the pharmacy. • Mental health matters. Break out your favorite books, games, and household activities from the attic. On my website, my team and I explain how we are following the call from public health officials for social distancing. We have a three-tiered system that explains how we continue operating at different threat levels. That way people know exactly what to expect, and also what the next step will be if we get there. If you run a business or you’re just looking for a guide to make your own teleworking plan, please feel free to copy ours. My team in Washington is currently operating at Threat Level 3 within our policy levels. My team in Salem is at Threat Level 2. Over the last few days, I have been speaking with mayors and town officials, school superintendents, hospital officials, other government leaders, and many of you to better understand the situation and assist our response. We are all in this together! This week, as the governor declared a state of emergency, we converted our previously scheduled town halls into virtual town halls and Q&A sessions to do our part to keep people safe. You can check out the first remote conversation I held this week. I have another town hall scheduled for Monday. Though my team and I are mostly working remotely, we remain hard at work for you around the clock. You can continue to contact my office online or get help with a federal agency. You can also call my team in Salem, Mass. at (978) 531-1669 or Washington D.C. at (202) 225-8020. We will be answering the phones and returning calls as fast as we can. Sincerely, Congressman Seth Moulton

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 Page 15 Kowloon closes to patrons dining in By Tara Vocino K owloon Restaurant, a Route 1 landmark for nearly 70 years, is offering takeout and delivery service due to the coronavirus. —Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@gmail.com. A portion of the parking lot was empty on Tuesday night. Kowloon Restaurant is only offering takeout and delivery since large group gatherings aren’t allowed, per the state’s executive order. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) Living with the virus (Editor’s Note: The following info is from an announcement submitted by Julie Cicolini, a member of the Board of Directors for Healthy StudentsHealthy Saugus, providing information on a modification of the program since the closure of Saugus Public Schools because of COVID-19.) H G ere’s how you can help Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus (HS2) make sure no Saugus children go hungry during this national emergency. HS2 is now assisting all students in the Saugus Public Schools with grab-n-go meals. We are not bagging up food weekly as before in order to maintain the social distancing recommendations. USDA has approved waivers to allow schools where at least 50 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced priced meals to continue providing meals to students if the school closes. Saugus is just shy of that 50% requirement. We are grateful for our school administration and community partners that understand the importance of local families with food insecurities during this uncertain time. HS2 is happy to partner with the Saugus school district to offset costs for feeding any student that comes to get a grab-n-go meal. Any student can go to Saugus High School on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to obtain breakfast and lunch. Students are fed for five days and will receive two breakfast meals and two lunch meals on Mondays and Wednesdays. On the first day of serving, we provided 65 meals and believe the number of participants will grow as news spreads of the service. We are grateful to all those that have donated to these efforts so far. GE Good Neighbor Fund, Wheelabrator and Whitsons have all contributed in addition to local citizens that have donated through online websites. The uncertainty still exists as to how long we will need to provide this service. If anyone would like to help we are accepting donations online or by mail: https://givebutter.com/HealthyStudentsHealthySaugus. Checks can also be mailed directly to Salem Five, c/o Healthy StudentsHealthy Saugus, 855-5 Broadway. Saugus, MA 01906. Baker files legislation to address municipal government challenges due to COVID 19 ov. Charlie Baker recently announced that his administration will file a package of legislation to help address challenges to municipal governance resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, including potential delays in holding town meetings and adopting municipal budgets for fiscal 2021. The legislation would: • Amend the existing statute that authorizes town moderators to postpone town meetings by 30 days during a “public safety emergency” by adding “public health emergency” as a reason that permits postponement. • Permit town boards of selectmen to postpone town meetings beyond the statutory June 30 deadline (end of fiscal year) when the governor has declared a state of emergency and conditions prevent the completion of a town meeting. • Permit boards of selectmen, at local option, to temporarily adopt lower quorum rules. • Permit continued monthto-month spending into fiscal 2021 by towns based on the prior fiscal year budget with approval of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s Division of Local Services (DLS) during a state of emergency. The month-tomonth authorization would continue so long as a state of emergency prevents the adoption of a budget. Cities have similar authority under existing state law. • Permit towns to access their free cash balance for fiscal 2021 spending with approval of DLS. This would be based on the July 2019 certified balance and could continue until a fiscal 2021 budget is adopted. • Permit municipal spending from revolving funds at the level set by their fiscal 2020 appropriation until a fiscal 2021 budget is adopted. • Authorize a three-year amortization period for deficit spending incurred as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The default rule would require a fiscal 2021 tax rate to provide for one-year amortization, and this change would follow the 2015 precedent for snow removal costs. School and other closures Baker also announced a three-week suspension of school operations for educational purposes at all public and private elementary and secondary (K-12) schools in the Commonwealth beginning Tuesday, March 17, as well as a number of other emergency actions. “We know that a lot of the measures we are putting into place, including mandatory school closures and prohibiting gatherings of 25 people or more, will cause disruption in people’s day-to-day lives,” Baker said. “With the steps we are taking today, we can ensure residents can still access key state services while taking necessary precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19.” The suspension of educational programming would not necessarily affect the availability of school buildings for the provision of food or other essential noneducational services. The administration will provide additional guidance as the end of the closure approaches. The administration said it is “critical” that students and their families, as well as school staff, stay home as much as possible and strictly follow social distancing guidelines. School staff are urged to plan for “how best to equitably provide alternative access to student learning opportunities during this period and potentially beyond.” School personnel are also urged to find ways to ensure, to the greatest extent possible, that families have access to essential nonacademic services for their children – particularly special education and food services. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will work with school districts to develop strategies and resources to sustain learning and vital services throughout this closure period. DESE has received a partial waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture providing greater flexibility regarding food service in certain districts with higher concentrations of lowincome students, and DESE is pursuing additional waivers for the remaining schools and districts. All nonemergency state employees working in Executive Branch agencies were told not to report to their workplaces on March 16 and 17. The administration is working to expand alternative work arrangements for the Executive Branch workforce and develop plans to continue to provide essential state government services. All commercial insurers, selfinsured plans and the Group Insurance Commission are required to cover medically necessary telehealth services related to COVID-19 testing and treatment. Insurers must do so without requiring cost-sharing of any kind, such as copays and coinsurance, for testing and treatment. Additionally, insurers cannot require prior authorization for these services. A sign visible from Route 1 indicates that Kowloon Restaurant is only offering takeout and delivery.

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 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. A journalistic challenge I’ve been reporting and writing for newspapers for close to fi ve decades, and I’ve never encountered a journalistic challenge quite like this one. Covering a multi-faceted story where you can’t walk into a government offi ce for records or you can’t interview somebody over a hot or cold beverage at a local coffee shop or a nice sandwich at a sub shop or restaurant. If your subject would rather have you go to interview him or her, that’s no longer such a great idea. In the current national and state emergency involving the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, coff ee shops, restaurants and bars are no longer fertile reporting grounds because you can’t consume any food in these establishments under government rules now in eff ect in Massachusetts to help contain and eradicate the virus. Sure, you can catch the people coming out of the coff ee shops and restaurants. But a majority of the folks you run into want nothing to do with newspaper reporters. Few folks would invite them into their homes for an interview because they don’t want to catch something that might turn out to be the Coronavirus. And who can blame them with the new rules of social distancing being advocated by health and government offi cials on all levels. So, at age 67, I fi nd myself making some major adjustments in reporting and newsgathering techniques -- relying more on technology and less on face-to-face contact with potential news sources. In the coming weeks -- and months, if this extreme period of isolation lasts that long, we’ll try to make adjustments on the fl y to bring you an interesting package of news stories, photos and feature articles. SORE ABOUT BRADY: Prince Pizzeria let Saugus know that folks at this popular Route 1 restaurant weren’t happy about the news of Tom Brady’s departure from the New England Patriots week. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) If you have a news tip or want to opine on a subject related to the Coronavirus, please call or email me. I welcome your feedback. Food Pantry still open Here’s some good news for people who fi nd the food pantry in the basement of the Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. in Saugus a key resource in helping ends meet. Especially during these times of great uncertainty and anxiety. “I feel it’s important to let you know the Saugus United Parish Food Pantry will continue to open of Fridays between 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM,” said the email I received this week from Wendy Reed, Clerk of the Saugus Board of Selectmen, who also oversees the operation of the all-volunteer food pantry “For the protection of our volunteers & clients, and to limit personal contact & SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 17 This week on Saugus TV RIGHT BY YOU RIGHT BY YOU BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Monday, March 23 at 8 p.m. on Channel 9 – School Committee Meeting from March 12. Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. on Channel 8 – Cliftondale Church Service from March 15. Wednesday, March 25 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – Finance Committee Meeting from March 11. Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. on Channel 9 – Special Town Meeting from March 9. Friday, March 27 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 22 – Historical Society Meeting from March 11. Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9, & 22. For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv.org. ***programming may change without notice*** 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.” 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 SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 16

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 Page 17 SOUNDS | from page 16 crowding/gathering, the food pantry has been distributing pre-bagged groceries,” Wendy wrote. “We understand clients may receive items they don’t want or need, but feel this is the best course of action to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. Those in need, even for short term or one-time assistance are encouraged to come. A Shout Out for the food volunteers We didn’t receive any nominations this week for our weekly “Shout Out.” So, we’ll go with an editor’s recommendation or two this week. Let’s have a rousing “Shout Out” this week for Wendy Reed and all of the volunteers of the Saugus United Parish Food Pantry who give freely of themselves each week to help put food on the table of the community’s less fortunate people. They are being recognized this week because they all do God’s work and it’s a blessing that they continue to help so many people, week after week, year after year. At times like this -- when the food pantry may prove to be an even greater resource for the community -- these people deserve plenty of thanks. Speaking of food volunteers, there is another group -- Healthy Students--Healthy Saugus, that deserves praise for what they’re doing. Saugus Public Schools are currently closed for three weeks or more as Saugus, like communities across the country, deal with the Coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile, Saugus Public Schools and Schools Superintendent David DeRuosi, Jr. continues to work even harder with the local churches, the HS2 Board of Directors and several local companies and businesses, along with Wheelabrator Technologies, In.. They are collaborating to make sure there is no interruption in service. Wheelabrator has already donated $2,500 to HS2 this year. The company was also approached about buying Stop & Shop gift cards that will be distributed to families over the next few weeks. “We have been proud to support the efforts of Healthy Students–Healthy Saugus since its inception and recognize the important role it plays in providing students and families the nutrition they need,” said Wheelabrator Market Manager and HS2 board member John Farese. “In times of crisis such as the one we are all living through, it is especially important to ensure that organizations such as HS2 have the necessary resources to avoid any disruption in services. We are happy to do whatever we can to support those efforts,” Farese said. Want to SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 18 Space for Lease 3 Large Rooms, each with Large Walk-in Storage Area. or Aerobics Studio. Located at Route 1 South at Walnut Street. Rollerworld Plaza, Route 1 South, 425 Broadway, Saugus. Call Michelle at: 781-233-9507

Page 18 SOUNDS | from page 17 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 longer might lend itself to a story and/or photo. “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, “An Extra Shout Out.” No more than a paragraph. Anything J& S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. MULCH SALE! Discount Spring Special PICK-UP or DELIVERY AVAILABLE 617-389-1490 Premium Hemlock or Pitch Black BELOW WHOLESALE COSTS LANDSCAPERS WELCOME $43 yd. $38 yd. Veterans Service Officer still on duty With this week’s shutdown of Town Hall -- and perhaps many more weeks or even months to continue -- Saugus veterans shouldn’t feel ignored because they can’t get in the front door of the old wooden government building. “I wanted to let you know that, like the other offices in Saugus Town Hall, Veterans’ Services will still be available to assist Veterans and their dependents during the COVID-19 emergency,” Veterans’ Service Officer Jay Pinette wrote in an email to us. Might be worth sharing! Okay, veterans who need help can contact Jay at (781) 2314010 or by emailing him at Veterans.services@saugus-ma.gov. So, no need to feel isolated, all of you veterans out there. The toilet tissue issue Hey, what gives with this stupid run on toilet tissue which seems to be quite the phenomenon throughout the state and many parts of the country. People in Saugus and everywhere else I have traveled through during the past week have been hoarding bathroom paper like it’s precious. I personally witnessed a man walk out ofa CVS store in Somerset, down in the Fall River area of Southeast Massachusetts, with two boxes of toilet tissue, leaving a huge empty spot on the shelves. Something like this displays the worst kind of selfishness and 1. On March 20, 1916, who published an academic paper on the Theory of General Relativity? 2. What fictional character said, “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door”? 3. March 21 is World Poetry Day, which UNESCO originated in 1999; what does UNESCO stand for? 4. The first Western film, “The Great Train Robbery,” was made in what year: 1903, 1920 or 1928? 5. On March 21, 1963, what prison closed? 6. In what U.S. city would you find Japantown and a Cherry Blossom Festival? 7. What do Frug and Funky Chicken have in common? 8. On March 22, 1972, what Constitutional amendment did Congress pass? 9. What children’s book author hung out at zoos that employed his father? 10. What Founding Father said, “Keep flax from fire, youth from gaming”? 11. On March 23, 1912, what paper cup was invented? 12. In what movie/TV show would you find Morticia and Gomez? 13. How are “Love Child,” “Reflections” and “Let the Sunshine In” similar? 14. On March 24, 1976, what U.S. president recommended swine flu vaccinations? 15. What kind of animal was Maximillian The Bionic Woman’s pet? 16. Why is “observance” the collective noun for a group of hermits? 17. On March 25, 421 AD a church cornerstone was laid at noon, starting a settlement that became what city that has 118 small islands? 18. In what card game would you find “Small Slam” and “Grand Slam”? 19. What is the name of the rabbit at the Mad Hatter’s tea party? 20. On March 26, 1827, what composer of nine symphonies died? Answers below, please no cheating! FROM PAGE 18 inconsideration during a time when most are making all sorts of kind, noble and humane gestures for the benefit of people who truly need help. If you are one of those hoarders, knock it off. Don’t give shoppers such a bad name. If you are one of those people who truly needs the toilet tissue, here’s a tip that might help. A Methuen-based business that I like to frequent apparently came across a stash of toilet tissue that it’s willing to share with toilet paper-needy customers. “Get it to go!” screams a promotional on the website of Mann Orchards. “All lunch orders get a free roll of toilet paper! Stop by or give us a call at (978)683-0361 to order from our Country Lunch menu. See the menu at www.mannorchards.com/menus/country-lunches/. Kind of a novel way to market takeout meals during these challenging days of the Coronavirus. Brady in perspective I’m a longtime New England Patriots season ticket holder -dating back to 1993. And for the last 18 years, I never missed a home regular season or playoff game. So, of course, I am disappointed that Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady won’t be entertaining us anymore, at least as a New England Patriot. I know there are quite a few Pats season ticket holders living in Saugus and many others who are diehard Patriots fans who follow their team on tv. And most of them probably feel the same way I do. I really don’t care if Brady lights it up or stinks it up with his new team, down in Tampa Bay, Florida. If the Patriots should play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers down there or up here, I’ll be rooting for the Patriots. By the same token, I enjoyed the Brady run very much. He didn’t play much his rookie year. He only played a few minutes during the 2008 season when he was injured in the first game and sat out the rest of the year. So, he gave us Pats fans 18 glorious years where he led the team to 17 AFC East Division titles, nine AFC championships and six Super Bowl titles. Simply put, Brady pieced together the best 18 years of any quarterback in the history of the NFL. The Patriots were 30-11 with Brady in the playoffs and 219-64 in the regular season. The winningest quarterback of all-time. So, I will always have fond memories of seeing Brady in all of his home games win in Foxboro and a couple on the road. What he does down in Tampa Bay won’t influence my view of his greatness. It’s not life and death. It’s entertainment. And there are tons of good memories I have with my brother and friends, watching Brady play in person or in a televised game. And as they say, all good things must come to an end. 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 may have 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. 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 / Post210 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. 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 webportal: https://nextpetls.gopetie.com/saugus.massachus 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 SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 19 1. Albert Einstein 2. 3. Bilbo Baggins United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 4. 1903 5. Alcatraz 6. 7. 8. 9. San Francisco They were 1960s dance crazes. The Equal Rights Amendment Dr. Seuss 10. Benjamin Franklin 11. The Dixie Cup 12. “The Addams Family” 13. They are 1960s albums by The Supremes 14. Gerald Ford 15. A bionic German shepherd 16. They often belonged to a monastic order that observed the same rules. 17. Venice 18. Bridge 19. The March Hare 20. Ludwig van Beethoven

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 Page 19 SOUNDS | from page 18 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 atadevlin@aisle10.net. Again, the deadline for applications is April 24, 2020. 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, 6:30 p.m. at the Prince Pizzeria on Route 1 South in Saugus. The stars of the show are Tony V., Brad Mastrangelo and Chris Pennie. Tickets, which covers the show and pizza, are $25. There will also be a raffle and silent auction. Call George Meimaris (617-771-3293), Frank Rossetti (781-718-4662) or Nelson Chang (781-233-8200) for tickets. Proceeds will benefit the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research and other Saugus Lions Club Charities 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 youth 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 MD, 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) rtant@conservationlegacy.org. Additional information may also be found at go.nps.gov/ttap Main Attractions at the Saugus Public Library All programs and events scheduled at the Saugus Public Library are cancelled until further notice. 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 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 first time 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. We are located in the basement. Cub Pack 62 welcomes boys from age 5 (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. Our Boy Scout program is for young men ages 10 1/2 to 17 (Grades 6-12) Any questions on our Cub Scout program, please contactCubmaster Bill Ferringo at pack62saugus@gmail.com or bferringo@ comcast.net For Boy Scouts, please contact Scoutmaster John Kane at troop62saugus.org or 781-389-2708. AG’s Office warnings on Coronavirus 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 (CDC), the World Health Organization, or the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for updates on the 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 our helpline with questions or complaints at 1-888-830-6277. Watch out for high-priced J& • Reliable Mowing Service • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Mulch & Edging • Sod or Seed Lawns • Shrub Planting & Trimming • Water & Sewer Repairs Joe Pierotti, Jr. S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. 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Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 Obituary Erik Taylor Streeter 58, passed away on 3/17/2020 from AIDS related Pancreatic cancer stage 4, surrounded by his family at Kaplan Hospice House. Erik had been a 27-year survivor of AIDS. He leaves behind Tom Olenio of Salem, his husband, and his much-loved dog Sonic. He is the beloved son of the late Austin Streeter and Gloria Streeter of Saugus, being their sixth child out of seven. His siblings are Kathy Ossinger, Lebanon, Maine, Susan StreetSOUNDS| from page 19 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 cerOne Call Does It All! er, of Saugus, Sally Burke and her husband Steve Burke of Saugus, Mark Streeter of Lynn, Brian Streeter and his wife Barbara Streeter of Arvada, Colotain countries with a high number of coronavirus cases. 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Page 22 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 2020 IS YOUR HOME NEXT? SOUNDS | from page 20 The Saugus Real Estate Listings are brought to you by: Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought 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. 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. 53 Jackson Street Saugus, MA 01906 781-813-3325 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 Filaretos, Demetrios Fulchini, Matthew S Vicente-Herrera, Marlon D Mitchell, Zachary Flores, Anna Li, Jinhai Torres-Rosado, Dalines R Rojas, Carlos A Kefelgne, Abiy Hatch, Jenifer Santos-Filho, Americo P Fkira, Hicham Dambrosio, Jay A Galasso, Paula E BUYER2 Filaretos, James Fulchini, Taryn M Saquic, Reginaldo V Flores, Douglas A Wong, Anhar C Martinez, Juan C Rojas, Maria C Gashaw, Beza Wahabi, Ikhlasse Dambrosio, Lisa A SELLER1 Crabtree, Betty M Dalton, Claire A Altidor, Jerry MTGLQ Investors LP StLouis, Lorna Patel, Jagrutiben 2 Cheever Avenue RT Winston Development LLC Winston Development LLC Lath, Sarath Caputo, Jill M Building Block RT Ingersoll 2018 IRT Petty, Virginia M Patel, Sumeshkumar Minichiello, Pierina Ouk, Ra Caputo, Peter A Schiavone, Silverstro Ingersoll, Charles G SELLER2 ADDRESS Dalton, Robert S 85 Springdale Ave 20 Viking Rd 53 Elmwood Ave 8 Fulton Ave 5 Pamela Rd 244 Lynn Fells Pkwy 2 Cheever Ave 2 Winston St #B 2 Winston St #C 33 Houston Ave 16 Ireson St 195 Central St 8 Earlene Dr 9 Broadway #122 CITY Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus DATE 03.03.2020 28.02.2020 28.02.2020 28.02.2020 28.02.2020 28.02.2020 28.02.2020 28.02.2020 28.02.2020 27.02.2020 27.02.2020 27.02.2020 26.02.2020 26.02.2020 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 $250 000,00 $445 000,00 $510 000,00 $277 000,00 $450 000,00 $460 000,00 $870 000,00 $525 000,00 $529 000,00 $580 000,00 $760 500,00 $458 000,00 $560 000,00 $230 000,00 UNDER AGREEMENT

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, March 20, 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! WE KNOW EVERETT!! Call TODAY to sell or buy with the best! NEW LISTING BY NORMA NEW LISTING BY NORMA OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY COMING SOON! 2 FAMILY, WEST EVERETT $639,900 LISTED BY DENISE MARCH 22, 2020 12:00-1:30 11 FAIRLAWN ST., EVERETT TWO FAMILY $799,900 LISTED BY SANDY UNDER AGREEMENT! SINGLE FAMILY 33 WOODWARD ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! $399,900 UNDER AGREEMENT! 17 WOODVILLE ST., EVERETT SOLD BY SANDY! SINGLE-FAMILY LEGAL TWO FAMILY USED AS A SINGLE $500,000 67 DARTMOUTH ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! $484,000 LISTED BY JOE & NORMA UNDER AGREEMENT! 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 20, 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 lvrm. w/woodstove, dining rm., galley kit., updated full bath, 1st fl. master bdrm., wood flooring, great open fl. plan, updated roof (2017), oversized shed/gar., level, corner lot.............................................$349,900. SAUGUS - Free Standing Building with off street parking, half bath, kitchenette area, spacious, corner lot, conveniently located just outside of Cliftondale Square....................................$329,900. SAUGUS - Res. lot on side st. Great opp. to bld. an affordable home on 27,000 sq. ft. lot. Call for more information..........$99,900. SAUGUS - CONTRACTORS YARD w/oversized, heated 2 bay gar. updated electric, call for details.........................................................$299,900. In consideration of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Carpenito Real Estate will be postponing Open Houses until further notice. All properties remain available for private showings. We remain committed to our clients health and safety. MELROSE - 1 Bdrm. Condo Melrose Towers offers this spacious 3 rm., 1 bdrm. Condo, nice, updated eat in kit. w/wood cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances, spacious open concept dining rm. and living rm. w/sliders to screened balcony ......................$324,900. SAUGUS - Lovely 7 rm. Cape Cod style home offers 7 rms., 4 bdrms., 1½ baths, 1st fl. master bdrm., open concept living rm. and dining rm., finished lower level with walk-out.........................................................$379,900. BEVERLY - Legal 2 family w/2 in-law apts, updated kits. and baths, newer flooring, windows and roof, easy access to public trans., great side street location.........................................................$650,000. REVERE, WEST - NEW 2 bdrm. Townhome offers 2½ baths, spac. lvrm. open to kit w/granite & stainless, master w/bath, hrdwd. flrs, cen. air, 1 car gar., pavers driveway, loc. 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 center island, stainless, NEW hrdwd. flooring, windows, cen. air, open fl. plan, deck, side street loc.......$475,000 w/garage, $445,000 no garage. SAUGUS - Gracious and nicely maintained 9 rm. CE Colonial boasting 4 bdrms, 3½ baths, custom kit. with cen. island w/gas cooktop, stainless appliances, dining area w/slider to deck, formal diningrm., livngrm., 1st fl. famrm...........................$889,900. Go to: 7CiderMillRd.com 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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