SAUGUS Subscribe to The Advocate Online: www.advocatenews.net C TE D AT CAT Vol. 25, No. 16 -FREE- www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday SAUGUS OVER COFFEE 781-233-4446 Friday, April 21, 2023 An Earth Day Visit lt. Gov. Driscoll plans to join in park Serve Day at Breakheart reservation tomorrow By Mark E. Vogler L t. Gov. Kim Driscoll will participate in a tree planting ceremony tomorrow (Saturday, April 22) as Saugus offi cials, environmentalists and volunteers conduct an Earth Day spruce-up at Breakheart Reservation. “We had invited the governor [Maura Healey] and the new DCR [Department of Conservation & Recreation] commissioner [Brian Arrigo, former Revere mayor] to attend,” Precinct 2 Town Meeting Member Peter Rossetti, Jr. said. “But the lieutenant governor will be coming instead,” said Rossetti, who is a member of the Friends of Breakheart. Local offi cials expect Driscoll, the former Salem mayor, will arrive at around noon to join the volunteers in the annual DCR Park Serve Day at Breakheart Reservation. During Earth Week, DCR invites volunteers to Massachusetts state parks to take part in various activities to prepare for the busy spring and sumTown Moderator Stephen N. Doherty relaxed after a recent interview. He is one of several Precinct 4 Town Meeting members who are expected to share their views on top issues aff ecting their precinct during the fourth in a series of public forums. The forum is set to begin on Tuesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Saugus Public Library. Please see inside for this week’s “The Advocate Asks” to read the interview and to learn more about “Saugus Over Coff ee.” (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) ~ Home of the Week ~ WAKEFIELD - 1st AD - Custom built, one-owner Contemporary offers 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms w/newer flooring, 3 ½ baths, updated kitchen with solar solarium, custom cabinets, granite counters, oversized island, bar area wit wine cooler, open to dining room, custom woodworking, hardwood flooring, stunning family room w/cathedral ceilings, fireplace, wet bar w/granite counters, slider to deck w/jacuzzi, den w/skylights, convenient 1st floor laundry, second floor balcony overlooking family room, primary bedroom w/private bath, walk-in closet & slider to balcony, finished lower level offers playroom w/ kitchenette, two car garage, private setting. Offered at $925,000 View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com iht 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 f th y View the interior of this home right on your smartphone. g ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE 1978-2023 Celebrating 45 Years in Business! Regular Unleaded $3.299 MidUnleaded $3.739 Super $3.949 Diesel Fuel $3.959 Heating Oil at the Pump $4.759 $3.389 DEF 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 Sun. 9AM-5PM Lt. Gov. Driscoll is expected to plant a tree around noon on Saturday. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) mer recreation season. The activities involve clean up, painting or other restorative projects for one day. Parks across the Commonwealth decide on projects and invite volunteers for a day of work and fun. What began in 2006 as a day of Stewardship in Massachusetts has grown into an annual event with thousands of participants at state parks managed by the DCR. The public is welcome to the event and there will be refreshments, according to RosEARTH DAY | SEE PAGE 2 Prices subject to change DIESEL TRUCK STOP FLEET

Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 Town Meeting 2023 Vecchione briefs Town Meeting members on modifications to his proposed Cliftondale Square Zoning Overlay District By Mark E. Vogler P recinct 2 Town Meeting Member Joe Vecchione said he will stick with language that provides for a maximum building height of 50 feet in his Town Meeting warrant article for a proposed Cliftondale Square Zoning Overlay District. “While some called for the process to be removed and include 4 stories with a maximum 45ft height by right, I felt it was important to not implement a one-size-fits all zoning as lots vary vastly in size and configuration,” Vecchione wrote in a recent email to Town Meeting members explaining modifications he’s made in his proposal. “This was recognized in each of our other zoning overlays and the 50ft max height is still within scale of the neighborhood as floor to floor height was greater than it is now,” Vecchione wrote. “It also allows a taller 1st story commercial level to increase the potential clientele (i.e. restaurants that need more height for exhaust systems and general spatial comfort. Structures range from 38-55ft in height in Cliftondale (not including steeples). I think several lots can easily be built to 3 stories 40ft so I think that’s appropriate by right with a special permit to be awarded when true hardship is present when considering other dimensional criteria as it relates to particular lots,” he said. Article 22 – to create a Cliftondale Square Zoning Overlay District – takes up 17 pages of the Town Meeting warrant and is considered the most controversial of the warrant articles that will be considered when Town Meeting members convene on Monday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the second floor auditorium of Saugus Town Hall. Vecchione said he considers the article “a critical com® March 11, 2023 Cliftondale Square Overlay District (CSOD) Saugus, MA 0 175 1 inch = 175 Feet 350 www.cai-tech.com 525 8. Added language for Data shown on this map is provided for planning and informational purposes only. The municipality and CAI Technologies are not responsible for any use for other purposes or misuse or misrepresentation of this map. Cliftondale Square Overlay District Zoning Map ponent in the realistic pursuit of long-term revitalization of Cliftondale Square.” “I do understand there is a fair amount of misinformation that is out there that I hope the text of the article helps clarify but I will certainly be proactive in making sure that Town Meeting members are informed prior to the vote,” Vecchione wrote in his email. “I’ll also have a visual presentation the night of the Annual Meeting when this article is on the floor that highlights key components of the article and provides some visuals that may be helpful to digest what this article is and what it isn’t. It will also clarify what is in and out of the scope of zoning,” he said. Vecchione noted the following modifications, based on feedback he received from members: 1. Per Selectmen Serino’s feedback in the initial Cliftondale Report dated March 2022, the residential density per acre was lowered to 20 units per acre to be uniform with the rest of the overlays in town. As no property is an acre (largest lot is 0.66 acres), the largest development would be a maximum of 13 units while needing to incorporate driveways, parking, setbacks, and other dimensional regulations. 2. Commercial use is required on the street level throughout the district. 3. Aligned much of the process and regulations to be uniform with the amendments passed by Town Meeting last May including stories, height, special permit process, and parking. 4. Increased minimum sidewalk width from 6ft to 8ft where feasible. 5. Provided option for 10ft front setback for pedestrian scaled activity (outdoor dining, seating, etc.) or increased sidewalk width. 6. Require one visitor parking space per 4 apartments with a minimum of 1 visitor’s space per project. 7. Added bike storage as a requirement per project. EARTH DAY | FROM PAGE 1 setti. Pizza will be served to volunteers at 1 p.m., according to Rossetti. Volunteers who want to participate should meet in the Breakheart Parking Lot at 177 Forest St. between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The activities, which include invasive species removal, are suitable for adults and children of ages 13 and over. Water is available at this site, but volunteers are encouraged to bring a water bottle to fill. DCR officials also request that volunteers bring their own gloves if they have them. A limited supply will be available to those who don’t. Those who want to participate should sign and bring a Volunteer Release form (for adults or for minors). There will parking to be reviewed on a case by case basis as to not discourage restaurant or retail use which may not be feasible to construct parking for all restaurant patrons, employees, and long term parkers, especially with a municipal lot in the works. While parking shall be provided for long term parking (residents and employees), the intent is to create flexibility for short term patrons. 9. Addition of a vision statement as was present in the Waterfront Overlay article. 10. Tweaks to the purpose and intent to remove duplicate language. 11. Additional language pertaining to the special permit process based on feedback regarding the 50ft, 4 story height (I call out specifically for irregular lots that otherwise would not be viable and to ensure that all criteria is met). While some called for the process to be removed and include 4 stories with a maximum 45ft height by right, I felt it was important to not implement a one-size-fits all zoning as lots vary vastly in size and configuration. This was recognized in each of our other zoning overlays and the 50ft max height is still within scale of the neighborhood as floor to floor height was greater than it is now. It also allows a taller 1st story commercial level to increase the potential clientele (i.e. restaurants that need more height for exhaust systems and general spatial comTOWN MEETING | SEE PAGE 8 be a limited supply of forms available at the event. In another local event planned for the Earth Day weekend, the Saugus River Watershed Council will conduct a cleanup at Marshview Park in Lynn on Sunday, April 23, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are welcome to celebrate Earth Day by joining the Saugus River Watershed Council and the DCR for a cleanup project at the park and the adjoining area along the Saugus River in Lynn near the Saugus town line. All are welcome – no RSVP is needed. Directions: Marshview Park is located adjacent to the Saugus River on Boston Street in Lynn, directly across the street from (formerly) O’Briens in Lynn and across the river from K Pub Restaurant on Lincoln Avenue in Saugus.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 ~ The Advocate Asks ~ Page 3 Town Moderator Steve Doherty shares his views on what makes Precinct 4 special and the top issues facing the people he represents Editor’s Note: For this week’s column, we sat down with Town Moderator Stephen N. Doherty to ask him what makes Precinct 4 so special and what he sees as the top issues in the Saugus neighborhoods he represents. Doherty, 64, is an Everett native. He is a 1977 graduate of Pope John XIII High School in Everett. He attended Northeast Broadcasting School in Boston for communications. Doherty has worked for the United States Postal Service for 28 years, starting off as a letter carrier. He is currently in corporate communications, working as the spokesperson for the Post Office in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. His wife, Theresa, is also an Everett High School graduate. They have been married since 1981 and will celebrate their 42-year anniversary in June. The couple has two sons: Brian of Saugus (wife Lea) and Patrick of Peabody (wife Jennifer). Doherty and his family moved to Saugus in 2009. Two years later, he ran for a seat on Town Meeting and was elected to a two-year term. He has been reelected ever since. He is serving his 12th year on Town Meeting. When Town Moderator Bob Long stepped down in 2013, Doherty was elected Town Moderator, a leadership position he has held for five terms. He has been a member of the Saugus-Everett Elks Club Lodge #642 for 37 years. He is past exalted ruler of the Saugus-Everett Elks. The two clubs merged in 2008, a year before he moved to Saugus. His son, Brian, is a member of the Finance Committee. Doherty plans to attend the fourth in a series of “Saugus Over Coffee” forums set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 25) in the – that whole development down there, and up behind the VFW. Unlike some precincts where you have one large neighborhood, ours is made up of a number of different subdivisions. We have a lot of different small communities tied together by the precinct boundaries. Q: And are there any landmarks within the precinct? Or ASKS | SEE PAGE 14 9 BACK IN PERSON: For the first time in three years since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Town Moderator Stephen N. Doherty got to bang his gavel during the opening session of last year’s Annual Town Meeting in the second floor auditorium of Saugus Town Hall. (Saugus Advocate file photo by Mark E. Vogler) Community Room of the Saugus Public Library. He is interested in meeting residents of Precinct 4 and encourages them to attend the forum, which is cosponsored by the Saugus Advocate and the Saugus Public Library. Highlights of this week’s interview follow. Q: Steve, please tell me a little bit about Precinct 4 and what makes it special. A: Precinct 4 … one of the things that makes it special in Saugus is its geography. If you think about it, it goes all the way from the Revere line on Route 1 or the Malden line on lower Broadway, all the way up to the Melrose line on the Lynn Fells Parkway. It covers a lot of territory and stretches across the middle of town, and it abuts more precincts than most. Q: How many precincts? A: I’m not sure, but it touches every corner of town, basically, in some way, shape or form. Q: I guess another thing that’s interesting is that of the five members that represent Precinct 4, four of them live on Essex Street. A: Yes. When I first moved up here in 2009, Al DiNardo lived directly across the street from me and was on Town Meeting, and we have a couple that live right down the street from me, Mr. Davis, only a few houses down, and a little further down is Maureen Whitcomb. Most of our representation [for Precinct 4] on Town Meeting is huddled in that one small neighborhood. Q: Anything else besides the geography that makes it special? Like landmarks? A: We’ve got lower Broadway, which encompasses the mall, which obviously is a big part of it – Hammersmith 425r Broadway, Saugus Located adjacent to Kohls Plaza Route 1 South in Saugus at the intersection of Walnut St. We are on MBTA Bus Route 429 781-231-1111 We are a Skating Rink with Bowling Alleys, Arcade and two TV’s where the ball games are always on! PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE 12-8 p.m. Sunday Monday Tuesday $9.00 Price includes Roller Skates Rollerblades/inline skates $3.00 additional cost Private Parties 7:30-11 p.m. $10.00 Price includes Roller Skates Adult Night 18+ Only Wednesday Thursday Friday Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Private Parties Private Parties 4-11 p.m. Saturday 12-11 p.m. $9.00 $9.00 Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Sorry No Checks - ATM on site Roller skate rentals included in all prices Inline Skate Rentals $3.00 additional BIRTHDAY & PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE www.roller-world.com

Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 Ninth Annual Christie Serino Baseball Classic set for today in Malden Field includes host MHS, East Boston, Somerville High and Greater lawrence Tech Advocate Staff Report C hristie Serino is one of the most influential and most revered coaches and mentors in the region’s history on the high Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 school and college sports scene. He coached hockey at Saugus High, the University of New Hampshire, Merrimack College and Malden Catholic as well as baseball for many of his five sons’ teams through their growing years – as well as being the former head baseball coach at the University of New Hampshire. Coach Serino steered Saugus High to two boys hockey State Championships – its only state titles in any sports – as well as two Super 8 State Hockey Championships at Malden Catholic in 2011 and 2012. Locally and across the region, many mourned his untimely passing in October 2012 from a battle with cancer while he was serving as athletic director and head hockey coach at Malden Catholic High School. He was only 62. In 2021, Coach Serino and his family received a tremendous honor when the new football and track stadium at the newly built Saugus High School was dediOur 50th Anniversary Dan - 1972 We Sell Cigars & Accessories! Chris 2023 * Travel Humidors * Desk Top Humidors * Many Types of Lighters * Ash Trays * Juuls * Vapes * Glass Pipes * Rewards Program * CBD Infused Products * GIFTS UNDER $30 - GIFT CERTIFICATES R.Y.O. TOBACCO & TUBES ON SALE! SPECIAL SALE! TRAVEL HUMIDORS & ALL BONGS! CIGAR SMOKER’S DELIGHT! 15 Handmade Cigars - Long Leaf Filler - Four Year Old Tobacco Wrapped including a Cohiba...ONLY$43.95 NEW STORE HOURS: Mon. - Sat.: 9AM - 7PM Sunday & Holidays: 9AM - 6PM A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 Two of the late Coach Christie Serino’s sons played locally at Malden Catholic: Anthony Serino (left) and Nick Serino (right). Nick, a 2007 Malden Catholic graduate, starred at UMass Amherst and later played professionally in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Tony Serino, a 2009 Malden Catholic graduate, also played at UMass Amherst. Malden Catholic baseball went 68-23 in the four seasons from 2006-2009 when the Serinos wore the Lancer uniform under then Head Coach Steve Freker, whose Malden High team hosts the Christie Serino Classic today. (Courtesy Photo) --------HUMIDORS ON SALE! STARTING AT $99. COMPLETE! --------The Ninth Annual Christie Serino Memorial Baseball Tournament is being held in Malden today, featuring host Malden High, Somerville High, East Boston and Greater Lawrence Tech. (Courtesy Photo) cated in his honor. Today in Malden, for the ninth time, the late Coach Serino’s legacy will be honored again with the playing of the Ninth Annual Christie Serino Baseball Classic, where four teams will compete for the 2023 Championship. The Serino Classic originated in 2014 – first hosted by Saugus High School – Coach Serino’s alma mater, and has been held continuously since then, except for 2020, when it was sidelined along with the entire rest of the high school season in 2020. Today, the Malden High School Golden Tornado baseball squad will host the Doubleheader action on two adjoining Malden fields, Maplewood Park and Rotondi Field, beginning at 10:00 a.m. with first-round action. The Championship on one of the fields, Maplewood Park, features the two first-round winners, with a Consolation Game on the adjacent field. Malden High will play the Greater Lawrence Tech Reggies at 10:00 a.m. at Rotondi Field in one first-round matchup, CHRISTIE SERINO | SEE PAGE 22

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 Page 5 House Republicans fight to uphold the will of the voters on 62F, support $1.1 billion in tax relief for Massachusetts residents Tax package expands Senior Circuit Breaker and rental deduction, reforms estate tax (Editor’s note: State Rep. Donald Wong issued the following press release yesterday.) OSTON – State Representative Donald H. Wong (R-Saugus) and the members of the House Republican Caucus recently presented a united front as they attempted to preserve the will of the voters on the Chapter 62F tax law, while approving a sweeping $1.1 billion tax relief package. House Bill 3770, An Act to improve the Commonwealth’s competitiveness, affordability, and equity, was engrossed by the House of Representatives on a vote of 150-3 on April 13. The wide-ranging bill consists of a series of tax relief provisions that would double the Senior Circuit Breaker tax credit, increase the rental tax deduction, reform the estate tax, provide a higher state match B on the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, and phase-in a reduction in the short-term capital gains tax over two years. The bill also calls for changes to the voter-approved Chapter 62F law, which was passed in 1986 but has only been triggered twice in the last 37 years, first in 1987 and again in 2022. Chapter 62F ensures that excess tax revenues are returned to the state’s taxpayers whenever revenue collections in a fiscal year exceed an annual cap tied to wage and salary growth, which resulted in nearly $3 billion in excess revenues being returned to taxpayers last year in the form of a rebate. Representative Wong explained that under the current Chapter 62F law, the amount of money returned to taxpayers corresponds to a percentage of their individual tax liability. House Bill 3770 includes language that proposes any future 62F payouts instead be distributed to all taxpayers in an equal amount, regardless of their income or tax liability. During floor debate on the bill, the House Republican Caucus offered an amendment to strike the proposed changes made to 62F. Representative Wong supported the amendment, citing the importance of upholding the will of the state’s voters and not tinkering with the law, but it was defeated on a vote of 26-128. While Representative Wong remains strongly opposed to making any changes to the voter-approved law, he also acknowledged that the proposed changes will likely result in more lower and middle-class taxpayers receiving a larger 62F refund than they did last year, if and when the law is triggered again in the future. Despite the Chapter 62F changes, Representative Wong said that he voted for the underlying legislation because it will provide over $1 billion in tax relief to Massachusetts residents and business owners phased in over three years. Specifically, House Bill 3770 would: · Double the Senior Circuit Breaker tax credit from $1,200 to $2,400; · Increase the tax deduction available to renters from $3,000 to $4,000; · Lower the tax on shortterm capital gains from 12 percent to 8 percent in the first year of implementation and then to 5 percent in year two; · Raise the estate tax threshold from $1 million to $2 million, and eliminate the “cliff effect” by making the tax applicable only to the value of the estate that exceeds $2 million; · Reduce corporate excise taxes for companies that operate in more than one state by assessing the tax using a single sales factor, rather than the current assessment that is based on in-state sales, local payroll and property holdings; · Expand the state match on the federal Earned Income Tax Credit from 30 percent to 40 percent; and · Provide for a combined child care and dependent care tax credit totaling $310 per dependent in the first year, $455 in the second year and $600 beginning in the third year, while also eliminating the current cap on the tax credit. The tax relief package must still be approved by the Senate and signed by Governor Maura Healey before it becomes law. Representative Wong said that he and the rest of the House Republican Caucus will ask Governor Healey to veto the changes to Chapter 62F should those provisions make it into the final version of the bill.

Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 A Special Opening Day Grabowski Field is ready to “play Ball!” as Saugus little league prepares for unprecedented celebration tomorrow By Mark E. Vogler E verybody loves a parade. But Saugus Little League officials were promising late this week that people are going to love this year’s parade more than any of the past processions that the league has organized. Officials have cranked up the preparations substantially this year as the league prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Saugus making it to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Players from that historic 2003 team, which finished second in the United States and fourth in the world, will ride a makeshift duck boat in the parade and will be honored during the Opening Day Ceremonies at Grabowski Field. Guy Moley – the Saugonian behind most of the charity car shows in town – is helping to make the parade extra special by organizing a procession of 15 to 20 cars. One of them will be carrying the oldest living forEverett, MA 617-202-8259 * We work with most Fuel Assistance programs “We’re accepting new customers, no experience necessary” “Aceptamos Nuevos clientes no se necesita experiencia.” ~ Hablamos Española ~ 50 Gallon Minimum (Surcharge Applys) Major Credit Cards Accepted Scan our QR Code READY TO PLAY BALL: Brandnew turf has been laid down on Grabowski Field as the Saugus Little League launches a new season tomorrow, Saturday. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) mer Saugus Little League Coach, 94-year-old Gene Decareau. The Saugus Police and Fire Departments will be lending a hand with vehicles from their respective departments. League officials are trying to make this year’s Little League Parade and Opening Day ceremonies a town-wide event by reaching out to the town’s veterans, senior citizens and youth organizations to join the parade. 4.75 9 Month CD Savings make dreams possible. NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE SAVING FOR, THIS RATE IS HARD TO IGNORE. Here’s your chance to run the numbers in your favor. Everett Bank’s 9 Month CD with an amazing 4.75% APY* gets you closer to those financial goals much faster. Easily calculate better earnings with Everett Bank’s 9 Month CD. Go to everettbank. com to easily open your account on-line in just minutes. %APY* THE 2003 SAUGUS BOYS OF SUMMER: A team photo of the dozen players who made local sports history 20 years ago by fi nishing runner up in the United States during the 2003 Little League World Series. The team will be honored on April 22 during the Parade and Opening Day Ceremonies for the Saugus Little League. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) Parade Route (Courtesy graphic to the Saugus Advocate by the Saugus Little League) Meanwhile, the league made major renovations and improvements to Grabowski Field. A new fence was installed from the first base dugout to the right field corner to replace a dilapidated fence that was damaged by a fallen tree. The new fence includes a swinging double door. All the flags from district championships will be flying along with a brandnew American flag. The bleachers have been put in place. Some painting and mulching have been done to enhance the appearance OPENING DAY | SEE PAGE 7 *Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as of the date posted and is subject to change without notice. APY assumes that interest remains on deposit until maturity. A withdrawal will reduce earnings. A penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Minimum of $500 is required to open a Certificate of Deposit and earn the advertised APY. Member FDIC | Member DIF All Deposits Are Insured In Full. A new fence has been installed to replace a dilapidated one from the fi rst base dugout all the way to the right fi eld corner. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate)

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 Page 7 Working Toward Zero Waste The SAVE recycling Column W elcome to our fi rst column on moving towards zero waste and green living. Thanks to The Saugus Advocate, SAVE (Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment) will have a column every other week discussing how we can all reduce waste in a wide variety of ways. In addition to tips on recycling, we will see how Saugus residents and organizations are working to protect the planet and to reduce waste in fun and innovative ways. We are all becoming increasingly aware of the unsustainability of our “throw away” and OPENING DAY | FROM PAGE 6 of the field. The bullpen has been cleared and refurbished. The batting cage has been improved and is ready to use. To complete the major overhaul of Grabowski Field, the league planned to cut the infield and outfield grass to its proper “single use” economy and of the vital importance of moving toward zero waste. Whether it is images of wildlife being killed by plastics or of the huge piles of ash looming over our own Rumney Marsh, we can see that a great change is needed—and, indeed, is coming. In December of 2021, the state released its Solid Waste Master Plan with a goal of reducing waste by 30% by 2030 and 90% by the year 2050. As part of this plan, in November 2022, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts added two new items—mattresses and textiles--to the growlength and line the field so it’s ready for the first pitch of the season. Opening Day ceremonies will be held at Grabowski Field, where the 2003 team will be the guests of honor. There will be a food truck, and a DJ will play music to celebrate the start of the season. Beloved Saugus singer Bucky Cole will ing list of items that cannot be placed in our trash and that must be recycled in some way. (For more details, please go to: https://www.mass.gov/ doc/2030-solid-waste-masterplan-working- together-toward-zero-waste/download Many towns and cities in Massachusetts are working toward zero waste as well. Our hope is that this column will help you to navigate the challenges of moving toward zero waste, that it will provide useful and timely information, and that it will also off er inspirational stories about the many creative ways that people in Saugus and surrounding sing the National Anthem and other patriotic numbers. Old School Apparel of Saugus will be selling the sports clothing line for the Saugus Little League during the event. The 2003 World Series team: Ryan Bateman, Tyler Calla, Craig Cole, Anthony DiSciscio, Dave Ferreira, Tyler Grillo, Joe Kasabuski,, communities are meeting the challenges of reducing waste and protecting our shared and precious planet. Here are two easy tips to help you reduce your “trash footprint.” When you have a choice, please choose glass containers over plastic. Glass can be recycled indefinitely. Plastic can only be recycled up to 7 times and often isn’t recycled at all. Finally, try to choose products with the least amount of packaging of any type. SAVE, the “Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment,” is a non-profi t organization with the goal of promotMatt Muldoon, Yano Petruzzelli, Dario Pizzano, Mark Sacco and Mike Scuzzarella. Most of the players are expected to be there, according to league officials. Opening Day fun The Schedule: April 22 (Rain Date is April 23): Players line up at Anna Parker Field – 9:15 a.m. Any ing a better quality of life in Saugus through environmental action. Since 1973, SAVE has supported the preservation of wildlife, water bodies, open spaces, and other natural resources throughout Saugus. Together, SAVE members sponsor educational programs and conservation-oriented events in town, contributing to an informed, caring and engaged community. In support of our local ecosystems, SAVE also seeks to reduce/eliminate pollution and spread awareness about environmental topics. Learn more about SAVE athttps://.saugussave.wordpress.com Saugus resident is welcome to join in the procession to Grabowski Field Parade begins – 10: a.m. Opening Day Ceremony follows after the parade concludes at Grabowski Field at Hurd Avenue. Food Truck & DJ ahead of the first Majors Game at 11:30 a.m.

Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 Helping people with disabilities With a new chair, the Commission on Disability is launching public outreach for Saugus citizens who may need help By Mark E. Vogler G uided by a new chair who was recently appointed as a member to the town’s Commission on Disability, the volunteer board is reaching out to the community in an eff ort to address the chief concerns of Saugus’ disabled population. “I am hoping to give back to the town that I grew up in by helping volunteer my time for a worthy cause,” new commission Chair Mark Currie told The Saugus Advocate this week. “I wanted to join this Commission because I saw the need for new members. My brother [Kevin Currie] is a longtime member of the Disability Commission; I kept hearing him say that they were short members,” Currie said. “My history of growing up with an individual with disabilities in my immediate family leads me to be more cognizant than some others in recognizing that correct ADA procedures are being met,” he said. Joining the Currie brothers on the commission are Marion “Midge” Dawicki and Thomas Traverse. “The Commission has had continuous active members,” Mark Currie said. “These members have always been available; they answered any complaints that may have arisen and also answered questions from state agencies. Like everything else, it had been diffi cult to actively recruit new Commission members during the pandemic,” he said. Currie identifi ed the major goals and objectives of the Commission: · Research local issues impacting people with disabilities TOWN MEETING | FROM PAGE 2 fort. Structures range from 38-55ft in height in Cliftondale (not including steeples). I think several lots can easily be built to 3 stories 40ft so I think that’s appropriate by right with a special permit to be awarded when true hardship is present when considering other dimensional criteria as it relates to particular lots. Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 “Same name, phone number & address for over half a century. 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Currie wants to hear from affected town residents if sidewalks are not accessible or require repair. Do people with disabilities have trouble accessing a local business? Do 12. Called out that Jackson Street properties cannot exceed 3 stories and 40ft given the more residential scale of the street. 13. Require a 10 foot side yard setback for properties whose side yards abut R1 districts (only aff ects a few lots. Jackson Street properties also require a 10 ft side yard setback. 14. Added language that the town reserves the right Celebrating 65 Years in Business! S you have a problem with handicapped parking space(s) in the town? “We want to know,” Currie said. “These are just a few of examples of what we might be able to help you with. The Town of Saugus Commission on Disability wants to know if you have any disability-related concerns. Call, email or join us for one of our in-person meetings,” he said. “Don’t be shy! If you have an issue or a concern, chances are that someone else does as well. The goal of the Commission is to ensure that Saugus is fully inclusive of people with disabilities,” he said. Residents with disabilities should feel free to reach out to the commission at any time, regarding any issues that are impacting their ability to fully participate in activities, events or civic and community life in Saugus, according to Currie. People with concerns about access problems for citizens with disabilities can reach the chair by emailing him –Mark.R.Currie@Gmail.com – or calling him at 781-258-6198. to order removal of sidewalk amenities that are broken, hazardous, etc. 15. Tweaked building design standards to better align with the context of Cliftondale. 16. More clearly call out the Planning Board’s right to employ peer review for civil, architectural, or other relevant consultants to assist them TOWN MEETING | SEE PAGE 20 Summer is Here!

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 Page 9 “The Old Sachem” Kenya Shines By Bill Stewart T he Boston Marathon of 2023 was expected to be won by Eliud Kipchoge. But Evans Chebet of Kenya outraced him as did three other Kenyans. Ethiopia also had a couple of runners to outpace Kipchoge, and maybe his domination of marathons is over. At 39, Kipchoge has won marathons all over the world. Kipchoge was born on the fifth of November 1984 in Kapsisiywa, Nandi County, in Kenya. As a student, he ran two miles a day to school every day. At 16, he met Patrick Sang, who became his trainer. Sang was a former Olympic medalist in the steeplechase. Kipchoge started out in competitive running with the 5000-meter distance and won his fi rst individual championship in 2003, winning the junior race of the World Cross Country Championships in Athletics, creating a record time for the race. In 2004, he won a bronze medal in the Olympic 5000, then another bronze at the 2006 World Indoor Championships. He was a fi ve-time fi nalist in the World Championships and took silver medals in the 2007 World Championships, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 Commonwealth Games. For those not familiar with runner racing, the winner receives a gold medal, second place receives a silver, and third place captures a bronze. In 2012 he switched from the 5000 to the half marathon running – the second-fastest time ever at 59:25 minutes. He switched again in 2013, winning the Hamburg Marathon in record time in Germany. He won his fi rst major marathon at the Chicago Marathon in 2014 and became a series champion a record fi ve times: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022. He has won the London Marathon a record four times and shares the record of fi ve times for the Berlin Marathon with Haile Gebrselassie. Kipchoge has run 18 marathons, winning 15. His three losses were a second-place fi nish behind Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich at the 2013 Berlin Marathon, an eighth-place fi nish at the 2020 London Marathon and a sixth-place fi nish The COVID-19 Update Town reports 7 newly confi rmed cases; no new deaths By Mark E. Vogler T here were seven newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Saugus over the past week through Wednesday (April 19). The new cases reported by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) over the past week increased the overall total to 10,621 confi rmed cases since the outbreak of the global pandemic in March of 2020, according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. This week’s total was a decrease of one from the number of newly confi rmed cases reported last week. This was the third consecutive week that the COVID-19 numbers dropped. The total of confi rmed cases has been under 10 in four of the past fi ve weeks. There were no new COVID-19-related deaths over the past week, as the death toll remained at 110. “Our hearts and prayers go out to those families aff ected by this health pandemic,” Crabtree said. 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. Masonry - Asphalt • Brick or Block Steps • Brick or Block Walls • Concrete or Brick Paver Patios & Walkways • Brick Re-Pointing • Asphalt Paving www.JandSlandscape-masonry.com • Senior Discount • Free Estimates • Licensed & Insured 617-389-1490 WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810 Designing and Constructing Ideas that are “Grounds for Success” Landscaping www.eight10barandgrille.com OPEN DAILY FOR DINNER AT 4 PM. CATCH THE CELTICS, BRUINS & NCAA SPORTS ON OUR 6 LARGE SCREEN TV'S! om in his fi rst Boston Marathon in 2023. He holds the current world record, and ran a time of 1:59:40.2 in the Challenge of Vienna, which is not considered a championship course. Eliud Kipchoge was appointed Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart by President Uhuru Kenyatta in October of 2019. The same year he was named the BBC World Sports Star of the Year. In the World Finals 5000, Kipchoge won gold at Paris in 2003, fourth at Helsinki in 2005, silver at Osaka in 2007, fi fth at Berlin in 2009 and seventh at Daegu in 2011. The race is run every two years. In the Olympic Finals of 5000 meters, he won bronze at Athens in 2004 and silver at Beijing in 2008. In Olympic Marathons, he won gold at Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and gold again at Tokyo in 2020. Eliud Kipchoge will go down in history as one of the great“The Old Sachem,” Bill Stewart (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Joanie Allbee) est long-distance runners of all time. (Editor’s Note: Bill Stewart, better known to Saugus Advocate readers as “The Old Sachem,” writes a weekly column about sports – and sometimes he opines on current or historical events or famous people.)

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 College baseball comes to World Series Park (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued by World Series Park this week.) Fisher College of Boston will be playing a doubleheader at World Series Park in Saugus today (Friday, April 21) at 4 p.m. This will follow a Saugus High vs. Beverly game that starts at 1 p.m. Fisher’s opponent is Bryant & Stratton from Albany, N.Y. Another doubleheader will be played on Saturday, April 22 starting at noon. Fisher has been having a winning season. They played two games against the University of Maine on March 25 at World Series Park, winning both games. They’ve won several games against the other teams in the Association of Independent Institutions (AII) Conference. They’ll be heading to North Carolina at the end of April and then on to Georgia in the first week in May for the Continental Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament. “It’s so ironical that Fisher College is playing on our field this season,” World Series Park Superintendent Bob Davis said. “Back in 2010, they wanted to play all their home games here and were willing to pay for lights to be installed. However, that arrangement fell through, but we still got lights with funds we raised over 17 years. We had 52 night games last season and the lights look incredible.” With school vacation starting next week, Saugus High School will be playing the following days: Tuesday, April Fisher College players (shown here) will be playing games at World Series Park in Saugus today (Friday, April 21) and tomorrow. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) 18 at 10 a.m. against Lynn English; Wednesday, April 19 at 10 a.m. against Winthrop; and Friday, April 21 at 1 p.m. against Beverly. There is no admission charge for all Fisher games and Saugus High School games and there’s plenty of free parking. World Series Park offers great baseball for Saugus. Governor Appoints Atty. Gerry D’Ambrosio To Judicial Nominating Commission G Special to The Advocate overnor Maura T. Healey has appointed local Attorney Gerry D’Ambrosio of D’Ambrosio LLP to the Judicial Nominating Commission.The distinguished, non-partisan Commission advises the Governor on the nomination and appointment of the Commonwealth’s judicial officers.“Judicial officers play a critical role in shaping the lives of Massachusetts residents. Our goal is to ensure that those serving on our courts are committed to justice and equality, and that they are representative of the vibrant, diverse communities they serve,” said Governor Healey in a press release. “We’re proud to be appointing this experienced, dedicated group to the Judicial Nominating Commission, who I know I can count on to advise me on nominating the best judges to serve the people of Massachusetts.” D’Ambrosio is honored to join these talented members of the Commission that will perform due diligence to enGerry D’Ambrosio Attorney sure that judicial candidates possess those qualities essential to serving on the state’s courts, such as integrity and good judgement.“I started my legal career as an attorney nearly thirty years ago and have always been passionate about fairness, equality, and diversity in the judiciary,” D’Ambrosio said.“I look forward to reentering public service and assisting the Governor in her selection of judges and other judicial officers. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve.”

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 Page 11 Northeast Metro Tech Student-Athletes Help Out at Revere Food Pantry W AKEFIELD — Superintendent David DiBarri is pleased to announce that Northeast Metro Tech’s Student Athlete Leadership and Mentoring Program (SALM) recently helped prepare and distribute food at the Revere Food pantry. On Wednesday, April 12, a dozen student athletes from Northeast Metro Tech, along with Teacher Sarah Pierce, visited the food pantry to help prepare, bag and distribute food for those in need. The Student Athlete Leadership and Mentoring Program includes team captains and leaders who learn about leadership, accountability, commitment, discipline, and empathy, while also participating in a leadership council and community service opportunities. The goal of the program is to teach student athletes to make an impact over the course of decades, and not just during their four years at Northeast. The students who contributed at the Food Pantry are Gianna Scoppettuolo, Soffia Giraldo, Mike Sousa, Alex Moneretto, Aidan Jones, Mikey FolStudent-athletes Aidan Jones, of Saugus, and Cam Correia, of Revere, bag supplies at the Revere Food Pantry. (Courtesy Northeast Metro Tech) lis, Cam Correa, Emelly Acevedo, Sam Cubas, Briana Boccelli, Marisa Boccelli, and Ethan Crespo. SALM will be sending another team of students to help next Wednesday as well, and other shops may soon join the efforts. “Our student athletes were so excited and proud to participate in this program, and we’ve now had more student athletes, as well as several shops, ask about the possibility of helping out more in the future as well,” said Athletic Director Donald Heres. “I am proud of these students for being so eager to help their fellow community members.” “Teaching our students to be upstanding citizens who contribute to the communities around them is a major part of our efforts here at Northeast Metro Tech, and I applaud these student athletes for their hard and meaningful work,” said Superintendent DiBarri. WHEN Saturday, June 10, 2023 ──── 5TH ANNUAL FRANK MASTROCOLA KIWANIS BOCCE TOURNAMENT FOR THE ERSILIA CUP TO BENEFIT EVERETT KIWANIS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND CHARITY Everett Kiwanis is proud to announce the fifth annual Frank Mastrocola Bocce Tournament to be held on Saturday, June 10 at the Methuen Sons of Italy, 459 Merrimack St, Methuen at 8:00 am. First place team wins The Ersilia Cup and a $1000 cash prize. Second place team wins a $450 cash prize. Student athletes who are part of SALM pose for a group photo while helping out at the Revere Food Pantry. (Courtesy Northeast Metro Tech) Please join our fun competition and worthy cause! It is a great time with great people! Enter a team of four for $200 or as an individual for $50. No experience needed! We will teach you how to play! Cost includes a souvenir t-shirt and BBQ by Chef Rocco! Various table raffles including a brick of Lottery tickets! Please consider playing, being a sponsor or donating a raffle prize! TIME 8 AM – 5PM ──── WHERE Methuen Sons of Italy 459 Merrimack St Methuen ──── COST $200/team $50/player SPONSORED BY CONTACT SABATINO INSURANCE Rocco Longo Marlene Zizza everettkiwanis@gmail.com Dozens of bags of groceries and food that Northeast Metro Tech students helped prepare at the Revere Food Pantry. (Courtesy Northeast Metro Tech) Kiwanis Club of Everett since 1925

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 Sachems fall short in close games By Greg Phipps D espite dropping five of its first six contests of the 2023 season, the young Saugus High School baseball team has been in just about all of them. The young Sachems have lost by an average of under two runs a game over their last four defeats. The pitching has been very good, as was again the case in Wednesday’s 3-2 extra-inning morning loss to the Winthrop Vikings at World Series Park. Starter Cam Soroko allowed just two runs on two hits and fanned 12 in his six innings of work. Cam Bernard hurled the final two innings and ended up conceding the winning run. The Sachems scored twice in the bottom of the first inning to take a quick 2-0 lead. But they wouldn’t be able to add to the advantage. Shane Bourque smacked two hits and scored once while Nathan Soroko and Bernard collected RBIs. The visiting Vikings managed single runs in the fourth and fifth frames to tie it before bringing home the winning tally in the top of the eighth. Last Wednesday, the Sachems led Masconomet 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning when the host Chieftains rallied for three runs and came away with a 5-3 win. Cam Soroko (nine strikeouts) pitched well but ended up allowing the five runs on six hits. Offensively, Saugus managed just four hits in the loss. Nathan Soroko had two RBIs and Bernard drove in a run as well. Last Thursday at Peabody, the offense struggled again and collected just two hits off Tanners’ starter Cam Connolly in an eventual 3-1 setback. Tyler Riley drove in the lone Sachem run with a base hit in the second inning. Bernard was every bit Connolly’s equal. He tossed six innings of FALL SHORT | SEE PAGE 13 Saugus’s Cam Soroko has been one of the Sachems’ best hitters so far this season. He also pitched well in a loss at Masconomet last week and against Winthrop on Wednesday. Saugus righty Cam Bernard had another strong outing in a loss at Masconomet last week. Saugus softball team wins three of four to open season Sachems’ shortstop Devany Millerick made a throw to second base for a force out last week at Danvers. Saugus’s Ava Rogers is shown making solid contact during last Wednesday’s game at Danvers. By Greg Phipps T urning the tables on last season’s 1-3 start, the Saugus High School softball team has come away victorious in three of its first four contests of 2023. After losing big at Danvers last Wednesday, the Sachems reeled off two straight wins. The most recent victory came on Monday, when Saugus braved chilly weather conditions and rolled to a 21-3 triumph at Waltham. Lily Ventre launched a two-run homer and Kaitlyn Pugh knocked out three hits and drove in five. Pitcher Taylor Deleidi hurled all five innings and struck out four hitters. The win left the Sachems at 3-1 overall heading into Wednesday’s battle at Swampscott. Moving forward, Saugus was on tap to host Gloucester on Friday and Pentucket Regional next Monday, April 24 (scheduled 4:30 p.m. start). Friday’s game will be the Sachems’ first home tilt Saugus catcher Lily Ventre is shown meeting at the mound with pitcher Taylor Deleidi during last Wednesday’s defeat against Danvers. of the spring, as the team was on the road for its opening five games. Last Friday at Winthrop, Saugus rebounded from the defeat at Danvers two days earlier by scoring in the double digits for a 13-5 victory. Deleidi was the complete-game winner with four strikeouts. But the offense was the bigger story. Devany Millerick socked three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three to lead the way in the hitting department. Danica Schena also contributed three hits and finished with two RBIs. Through their first four games, the Sachems had scored over 40 runs total, about 10 runs a game. The Saugus offense was held in check when the Sachems faced the yet-to-bebeaten Danvers Falcons at the Oak School Field in DanSOFTBALL | SEE PAGE 13 Saugus’s Taylor Deleidi is shown delivering a pitch during last week’s game at Danvers.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 Page 13 Meet the 2023 Mystic Valley Regional Charter School Eagles Girls Softball Team Players, hailing from Malden, pictured from left to right: Tayla McDonough, Kyra Conti and Alethea Calverley. Members of the softball team during their game last Thursday against Lynn Technical Vocational High School — Shown back row, from left to right: Tayla McDonough, Emily DeLeire, Ella Mangone, Alethea Calverley, Anna Tracey, JoJo Tu, and Head Coach Richard McManus. Shown front row, from left to right: Lili Wilson, Kyra Conti, Rachel Nabstedt, Ashley Grifone and Jadyn Carroll. The team’s Senior Night is Wednesday, May 24 at 5 p.m. Eagles’ Senior Jojo Tu. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) SOFTBALL | FROM PAGE 12 vers last Wednesday. Things did not get off on the right foot for the visitors, as the Falcons staged a big seven-run second inning to go up by an 8-0 margin after two innings. The contest endHailing from Everett is Ashley Grifone. ed up 14-2 in Danvers’ favor. Several of Danvers’ hits were more well-placed than of the hard-hit variety. Saugus hitters often made good contact off Danvers pitcher Makayla Cunningham, but several well-hit balls were caught. FALL SHORT | FROM PAGE 12 three-hit ball and struck out five. The game was tied at one until Peabody pushed a run across in the bottom of the third inning to go ahead 2-1. The Tanners added an insurance tally in the fifth for the Players, hailing from Saugus are sisters Bailey and Emily DeLeire. final margin. The 1-5 Sachems host Beverly on Friday and take on Shawsheen Valley Tech next Monday, April 24, at home in a rematch of the season opener, which Shawsheen won by a 9-5 count. Cam Soroko has been Saugus’s top hitter so far through six games with a .300 average. Nathan Soroko has a .450 onbase percentage (OBP), followed by Bernard (.429) and Riley (.421). Cam Soroko has a 1.58 ERA on the mound while Bernard has compiled a 2.47 ERA in his outings.

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 ASKS | FROM PAGE 3 interesting characters of Saugus’ past history that lived within the precinct? A: We’ve got some businesses in the precinct that date back quite aways. We got the dinosaur from the Route 1 golf course that used to be where that development is now. There are some blasts from the past there. But in terms of historic landmarks, I think of things like Appleton’s Pulpit or the Boardman house, those are outside the Precinct 4 boundaries. I don’t think we have anything that dates back that far. Q: So, Essex Landing is part of the precinct. A: Yes, and you have the dinosaur there. Q: And the new Kane’s Doughnuts. A: Yes, Kane’s and that new development. We once had the Blue Star and some popular businesses that were on Route 1 years ago. Q: Anything you want to share about the precinct you represent? A: Speaking with the constituents and the needs that I’m hearing, I think the biggest issue is the west side fire station. A lot of people want to see that. When you consider that the precinct on Main Street down past the Oaklandvale School and down Lynn Fells Parkway all the way down to the Melrose line – it covers a good part on the other side of town – and that’s something people are really pushing for. That’s something people have been talking about in Saugus now for years. But the more and more development you see over there, the more there is really a need for it. I know – where I live – one time they were talking about possibly doing away with the Essex Street Fire Station. And while I am sure they could make it to my house from the station on Hamilton Street in fairly short order, the people in my area sleep a little better at night knowing that there’s a fire station just two blocks down the street. So, I’m sure the people A FAMILIAR ROUTE 1 LANDMARK: The orange dinosaur that was a longtime fixture of Route 1 Miniature Golf before it closed in 2016 now overlooks the Essex Landing development on Route 1. It is a landmark in Precinct 4. (Saugus Advocate file photo by Mark E. Vogler) who live on the west side of the highway would feel a lot more comfortable knowing that they could get a quick response – whether it’s for a fire or just a medical emergency – if we had a fire station located on that side of the highway. Q: Is the Essex Street Fire Station located within the precinct? A: No, that’s actually in Precinct 2, I believe. It’s just beyond Precinct 4 by a matter of two blocks. Q: So, a good part of the precinct is located on the west side of Route 1, so they would appreciate a new fire station on the West End. A: Yes. But it’s still a quick response from the Essex Street Fire Station to the Hammersmith and some of the other developments. But once you get up on the Lynn Fells Parkway and the other side of Main Street, it’s a little bit of a hike. So, I get where the need is over there, and I understand why it’s an important issue – not just for Precinct 4, but for the other precincts on the west side of town. Q: Does your precinct extend the farthest of any of them? A: I believe it does in terms of one end to the other, for the stretch. Q: What percentage of your precinct is on the west side of town? A: The majority of it. Actually, the only part of Precinct 4 that is on the east side of Route 1 is Essex Street and the south side of Essex Street going towards Boston. The rest of the precinct is on the west side of town. Q: Regardless of where you are located, a west side fire station would be a big issue for people in your precinct? A: Oh, absolutely. The fire station could be located in another precinct, but just having it in Saugus on the west side of town – it would service that end of Precinct 4 much more quickly than something on this end. Q: So what do you hear – the The future reuse of the closed Oaklandvale Elementary School looms as a major issue for residents of Precinct 4. The town hasn’t decided what to do with the former schoolhouse. (Saugus Advocate file photo by Mark E. Vogler) location where people would like to see it? A: I haven’t heard much about that. One of my first thoughts is actually the Oaklandvale School after they closed that down because of its access to the Fellsway and Route 1. But I don’t think that’s something they’re looking at. They are probably looking at something more closer to Breakheart [Reservation] or Target…in that area. But again, from the perspective of Precinct 4 residents on that side of the highway, just having anything on the west side would give quicker access to their home than having to come from Essex Street or Hamilton Street. It’s something that they would welcome. Q: What are some of the other issues that people are talking about in Precinct 4? Former Town Moderator Robert J. Long (left), a Precinct 9 Town Meeting member, congratulated Town Moderator Stephen N. Doherty after losing a 2020 bid to reclaim the leadership position of the Annual Town Meeting. Long, who served as moderator for 18 years before stepping down in 2013, lost in an 83-minute, seven-round election to Doherty – the moderator who succeeded him. If Long wants to run for reelection in the fall, he will have to run against Doherty and other Precinct 2 candidates because of a redistricting of Saugus precincts. (Saugus Advocate file photo by Mark E. Vogler) A: Playgrounds. They’ve done some great work on playgrounds in other parts of Saugus, like Bristow Street Playground or at the Veterans School and some of the other ones. But at the Oaklandvale and some of the other parts of town just outside of Precinct 4, they need some work. Q: The reuse of Oaklandvale would be a big issue for the people in your precinct? A: Oh yes. What’s going to happen with that property? What’s the town going to do with it? Those are concerns. And the playground, there is an existing playground there that definitely needs some upgrading to make it usable for the kids in the neighborhood. Q: We don’t really know what lies ahead for the old Oaklandvale School. A: No. There haven’t been any kind of hearings on how to reutilize that building. I’m sure that’s forthcoming. Q: Do you have any other vacant buildings in the precinct? A: I don’t believe so – as far as vacant schools – no. There are no others within the boundaries of Precinct 4. Q: What are some other Precinct 4-related issues? A: Cliftondale Square is a big issue for the people on my side of town even though Cliftondale is not within our precinct boundaries. It’s in Precinct 2, but it’s only a few blocks down the street within walking distance. A fellow Town Meeting member in Precinct 2 has done a tremendous amount of work down there on a rezoning proposal. Q: Joe Vecchione. He’s been hard at work on the Cliftondale Revitalization issue. A: The town has purchased some buildings and properties down there. There has been a lot of work done on Cliftondale revitalization. I’m really looking forward to how that’s going to shape up in the short term and the long term down the road. Q: Cliftondale is just a stone’s throw from your house. A: Yes. I remember going into that neighborhood when I was little. It was more of a square. It was more of a vital neighborhood. Now, it’s just kind of a drive through to get to Lynn. I would like to see that area come back. The things I heard, people would like to see a walk-in-type restaurant or something to bring a little nightlife to the neighborhood. And it’s difficult. You think to yourself, “Why would I open a restaurant on Route 1 when there are so many restaurants down there?” You look at Cliftondale – there’s a need for it – and I think it would do well. It boils down to “What do we have to do as a town to attract that kind of business to Cliftondale?” But I think we’re taking steps in that direction. Q: Have you done any analysis on how the redistricting configuration is going to affect the boundaries of Precinct 4? A: In terms of the elected officials? Q: Yes. A: No. Part of it – you have to see who runs. If he decides to run again, Bob Long – the moderator who decided to step down in 2013 before I decided to run – would be in Precinct 4 this year. Bennett Avenue, where Bob lives, is now a part of Precinct 4 after being in Precinct 9. I would love to see candidates come forward. To be honest with you, I much rather be in a race than have an election without opposition. Q: Yes; two years ago, there was no competition for Town Meeting seats in half of the 10 precincts (1, 2, 3, 6 and 7). What’s interesting about PreASKS | SEE PAGE 15

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 Page 15 Celebrating Saugus History parson roby Chapter of DAr honors local residents (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a news release from the Parson Roby Chapter DAR of Saugus on their recent Awards luncheon.) O n Saturday, April 8, the Parson Roby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Saugus held an award ceremony followed by a luncheon at the MEG. The luncheon was attended by friends and families. The awards given were to recognize two Good Citizens of Saugus High School and Winthrop High School, Community Service and Historical Preservation. The Good Citizens Award recognizes outstanding young people who demonstrate dependability, respect, leadership, community service and patriotism. They were chosen by the administrators and teachers of their respective high schools. The recipients of the Good Citizens Award were Wiktoria Biegun of Saugus High School and Sarah Marie Delehanty of Winthrop High School. Wiktoria was described as a “student who is always the first to volunteer both in school and in her community and does so with a smile. She demonstrates integrity, leadership, respect and a positive attitude in every task and activity.” Both students wrote an essay on what it means to be a Good Citizen during the revolution compared to today. Their essays were outstanding. Each student was given a Good Citizens pin, a certificate and a monetary gift card. The Community Service Award recipient was Jack Klecker of Saugus. Jack has spent countless hours serving his community. He has a passion for veterans and building models to record history. One of those models he made is of the Saugus Iron Works and is on display at the Saugus Historical Society. Jack recently did a presentation to members of the Parson Roby Chapter, and he said that it took him 18 months to build this model. He also displayed his ASKS | FROM PAGE 14 cinct 4 is most of the representation is on the east side of Route 1 while most of the people live on the west side of Route 1. You have four people who live on Essex Street. A: Yes. And Bill Leuci lives just off of Essex Street (on Wilbur Avenue). The Parson Roby Chapter of DAR made a donation to the Saugus Historical Society. Pictured from left to right: DAR Regent Charlotte Line, Saugus Historical Society President Laura Eisener, DAR Vice Regent Gail Cassarino, Saugus Historical Society Vice President Paul Kenworthy and award recipient Jack Klecker. (Courtesy photos to The Saugus Advocate) GOOD CITIZEN AWARDS PRESENTED: Pictured from left to right: Sarah Marie Delehanty of Winthrop High School, DAR Regent Charlotte Line and Wictoria Biegun of Saugus High School. COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD PRESENTED: Pictured from left to right: DAR Regent Charlotte Line, DAR Vice Regent Gail Cassarino and award recipient Jack Klecker. HISTORICAL PRESERVATION AWARD PRESENTED: Pictured from left to right: DAR Regent Charlotte Line, award recipient Laura Eisener, DAR Vice Regent Gail Cassarino and award recipient Paul Kenworthy. other models, which include his childhood farmhouse and train layouts. Jack is also an active member of the Historical Society, VFW, American Legion and Saugus Veterans Council and lent his time and truck in the DAR’s Wreaths Across America event held in December. The Historical Preservation Award recipients were Laura Eisener and Paul Kenworthy for their continued commitment to preserving the histoQ: So, you would hope there would be more interest on the west side of the precinct. A: Yes. Hopefully, we will have some people from the western part of Precinct 4 who will step up and take an interest in local politics. Q: But since you’ve lived here, it really hasn’t been the case, though, has it? ry of Saugus. Laura and Paul both live in Saugus. Laura is President of the Saugus Historical Society and has a passion for history. She recently did a wonderful and informative presentation on the DAR’s Chapter’s namesake, Parson Joseph Roby from Saugus, who led 62 men from Saugus to the battles in Concord and Lexington on April 19, 1775. Laura has a wealth of information and has supported the Parson Roby ChapA: No, it hasn’t. Most of the population is on the west side of the precinct. But most of the interest in running for Town Meeting seems to be on the east side of the highway. Q: Anything else that you would like to share about your precinct? A: No. I think we have some good representation now. But ter on many historical and community events. Laura was named Woman of the Year at last year’s Founder’s Day celebration. Paul Kenworthy also received the Historical Preservation Award. Paul is very passionate about historical preservation and is the Vice President of the Saugus Historical Society. If you visit the Saugus Iron Works, you will find Ranger Paul giving tours and talks on the history of the Iron Works. He has worked for the National Park Service since 2015. Paul recently did a presentation on how the DAR and Louise Hawkes were instrumental in preserving the Saugus Iron Works. Paul is camp a race always makes an election more interesting. You hate to see people walk into an office without opposition. But a good election only happens when you have people stepping up. So, we’ll see what happens with the election coming up. I think we’re fortunate across the board, with the Board of commander of the Camp 5 Dept. of Massachusetts Sons of Union Veterans. In addition to the awards, the Parson Roby Chapter donated a check to the Historical Society. The Daughters of the American Revolution’s mission is to promote Education, Patriotism and Preserve History. These citizens exemplify these qualities, and the Parson Roby Chapter was very honored to recognize their accomplishments. If you are interested in learning more about DAR membership, please email parsonroby.saugusdar@ gmail.com. Selectmen, the School Committee and the Town Meeting – with few exceptions – we’ve got some really dedicated people. We’ve got some good people serving with the best interests of the town and trying to get us to move in the right direction. Hopefully, that will continue going forward.

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 The Sounds of Saugus By Mark E. Vogler Good morning, Saugus! This will be a great weekend for Saugus residents to join together for the betterment of their community. Saugus Little League Opening Day ceremonies are set for tomorrow (Saturday, April 22) at 10 a.m. for the Saugus Little League Parade, which will begin from Anna Parker Field and wind its way through Cliftondale Square down Lincoln Avenue to Central Street and onto Hurd Avenue, ending at Grabowski Field for the Opening Day ceremonies that will feature a 20th anniversary celebration of the 2003 team that made it to the Little League World Series. That team finished runner-up in the United States and fourth in the world, and most of the players are expected to ride a makeshift duck boat in the parade. League officials are doing all they can to make this year’s Opening Day a communitywide event. They are hoping to beef up the parade with representatives from the senior citizens and veterans communities. Guy Moley has already agreed to participate with some cars from his charity car shows. The Saugus Police and Fire Departments will be involved. There will be a DJ and a food truck at Grabowski Field. So, with good weather, it could be a nice family and community event that appeals to Saugonians of all ages. An Earth Day Guest Massachusetts Lieutenant Gov. Kim Driscoll is expected to attend tomorrow’s (Saturday, April 22) state Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) Park Serve Day at Breakheart Reservation. The former Salem mayor has agreed to participate in a tree planting ceremony set for around noon. The public is welcome to observe the Earth Day Ceremony. There will be light refreshments. Forum on Manoogian articles Town Meeting members who weren’t able to make Tuesday night’s briefing at the Saugus Public Library by Precinct 10 Town Meeting Member Peter Manoogian on three articles he’s introduced will get another chance. Manoogian will host another forum on Saturday, April 29, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the library to learn about Articles 17, 18 and 19, which are on the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting. The Annual Town Meeting is set for Monday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the second floor auditorium at Saugus Town Hall. “Saugus Over Coffee” The next “Saugus Over Coffee” forum is set for Tuesday, April 25. Three of the five Town Meeting members from Precinct 4 – Moderator Stephen Doherty and members Maureen Whitcomb and Glen Davis – have notified us that they will be there to meet Precinct 4 residents and answer questions about issues facing Precinct 4. For those unfamiliar with the “Saugus Over Coffee” forums, they are cosponsored by The Saugus Advocate and the Saugus Public Library. The primary purpose is to give citizens in each of the town’s 10 precincts an opportunity to voice their concerns about top issues in their respective precincts. It also gives them an opportunity to meet their Town Meeting representatives and chat over a cup of coffee or tea. Town Meeting members will benefit by getting to know more about concerns in their precincts. Viewers of the forums videotaped by Saugus TV will also get to learn a little about the history or interesting things about the precinct being featured each month. One of my major hopes for the forums is that it spurs an interest for citizens to become potential candidates for Town Meeting in this fall’s town election. The public should keep in mind that there was a paucity of candidates for Town Meeting seats in the town elections back in 2021. In five of the 10 precincts, only five candidates ran for the five seats. That means half of the 50-member body was elected without competition. Stay tuned for more information as “Saugus Over Coffee” continues. Here is the remaining schedule: Precinct 4 – April 25 Precinct 5 – May 2 Precinct 6 – June 12 Precinct 7 – July 10 Precinct 8 – August 14 Precinct 9 – September 11 Precinct 10 – October 23 Please check with The Saugus Advocate or library for any changes in dates. Residents can check the programming guide on the station’s website (www. saugustv.org) for dates and times. A video of the forum will also be available for viewing on the station’s vimeo page within a day or two after the event – www.vimeo.com/saugustelevision. Multiple “Shout Outs” this week It’s a great week when we receive more than one “shout out.” It was one of those weeks, as we received multiple “shout outs.” This week’s nominations: Sue Fleming: “Good morning Mark [Vogler]. First of all, a ‘Shout Out’ and congrats to you on your induction into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame! An incredible honor and very well-deserved! “Also a shout out to the Saugus Public Library and the Saugus Garden Club for the fantastic Books in Bloom display last Friday and Saturday. It’s always fun to go and see the different books chosen and the floral arrangements displayed with each book. I was happy to see my beloved Red Sox included with a book and floral arrangement. Always a fantastic display! Thank you to the library and garden club!” Joanie Allbee: “Hello I’d like to give a Shout Out to the 911 Call center and the Saugus Fire Dept. What a tremendous great job they all do! They have to deal with such an array of Emergencies, accidents, and assists not knowing what will be next or where. They show up calm, steady, professional and prepared for anything and seemingly everything. Saugus Fire Dept. and the Call Center seems to always remain calm in the midst of many daily fight/flight adrenaline racing calls and yet still take the time to be considerate and show empathy towards those while assisting them. The Call Center handles phone calls in a calm, steady manner and asks the right questions to focus the callers who are often in a state of panic, shock, or on the verge of passing out themselves. They never really know what a 911 call will involve but from start to finish, they carry on in such a reassuring factual manner, remaining calm, steady, professional yet concerned and caring. Some in service positions care to do a job with a spirit of Excellence and that is what our Saugus Fire/call Center Team does! Bravo! Michelle Hayes: “Yes. I’d like to say the person who last Thursday gave everyone a free lunch at the Saugus Senior Center. That was a very lovely and nice gesture. Thank you.” Precinct 6 Town Meeting Member Jeanie Bartolo: “This ‘Shout Out’ goes to Joanie Albee. Joanie created The Hope Ring, with a small card that says ‘There’s Hope for Tomorrow in Believing for Today’. Joanie hand makes these dainty rings with a copper colored wire and handcrafts them into a beautiful delicate setting with a rosebud in the middle. They are truly beautiful works of art. I want to thank Joanie for gifting one to me. I smile every time I look at it. Thank you Joanie!” Want to “Shout Out” a fellow Saugonian? This is an opportunity for our paper’s readers to single out – in a brief mention – remarkable acts or achievements by Saugus residents or an act of kindness or a nice gesture. Just send an email (mvoge@comcast.net) with a mention in the subject line of “An Extra Shout Out.” No more than a paragraph; anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or a photo. A “Tree City” prepares for Arbor Day Arbor Day is April 28, and as always the Saugus Tree Committee is working on celebrating this annual holiday. On April 8, three volunteers worked at clearing overgrowth and checking on the tree situation after last year’s drought. The Saugus Tree Committee is hoping Saugus will receive our Tree City USA status again in 2023, and the chairman is working on that application. Although the tree farm site is in an area which may be wetter than ideal for nurturing some tree species, this site does have two necessary features for tree growth: a source of water (there is a faucet and hose) and a high fence to protect sapling trees from deer and vandals. At the tree farm, small trees are nurtured to a size suitable for planting on streets, parks and other public areas in Saugus. Volunteers are needed to help plant trees, weed and water this spring, and a few tree volunteer days will be scheduled. To volunteer or for more information contact Nancy Prag at nrprag@gmail.com. Students in several classes are working on posters about the importance of trees for the poster contest, and the Tree Committee hopes to be planting some new trees this year in public areas around town. In 2021, due in part to some grants and donations, a record number of street trees were planted in locations requested by nearby property owners, but the drought in 2022 made extensive tree plantings impractical for that season. Kindergarten registration information Saugus Public Schools has announced that Kindergarten registration packets for the 2023-24 school year in the Saugus Public Schools will be available starting Monday, April 24. The packets can be picked up at the Veterans Early Learning Center’s main office on Monday, April 24 through Friday, April 28 between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The VELC is located at 39 Hurd Ave. in Saugus. The packet will also be available on the Saugus Public Schools’ website. Completed registration packets should be dropped off at the VELC on Wednesday, May 17 or Thursday, May 18 between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Mandatory Kindergarten screenings will be scheduled at this time. The screenings will be held on Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8 and will last about 20 minutes. There is no deadline for registration; however, we ask that students register by May 19 to allow for staff and program planning. Students must be five years old by Aug. 31, 2023, in order to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2023; there are no exceptions. Saugus moved to a free, allday kindergarten model for the 2021-21 school year to better prepare students academically, socially and emotionally. A halfday option is not available. For more information, please contact the Veterans Early Learning Center at 781-231-8166. Seeking Sachem sports historical data If you are knowledgeable about the Saugus High Sachem Boys and Girls sports teams prior to 1969, Saugus Public Schools could use your help. The School District is looking for data on Saugus High Sachem Boys and Girls sports teams prior to 1969 that won a conference, regional and/or State Championship. “For example, we need data on the 1966, ’67 or ’68 Saugus varsity cross country team that won the State Championship,” Saugus School Committee Member Dennis Gould wrote in a press release this week. “We need the team, the year and what championship they won. Pictures of the teams, trophies or old banners would be great also,” Gould said. “The data will be used by the School District to generate historical banners to hang in the new complex and to give to the Saugus Sports Hall of Fame for permanent record.” If you happen to have access or knowledge of such data, please email it to Dennis Gould, School Committee, jdgould1969@aol.com. 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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 Page 17 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 16 can also be reached at 1-617257-4847. WildFire Concert at Kowloon tomorrow night The Kowloon Restaurant is set to host WildFire live in concert at a dance party set for tomorrow (Saturday, April 22) at 8 p.m. at the Route 1 landmark in Saugus. Tickets are $10. WildFire is a fivepiece band playing rock, such as AC/DC and Journey, to R&B and “hip-shaking” sounds of Shakira and Lady Gaga. For tickets, call the Kowloon Restaurant at 781233-0077. Beatle Juice at Kowloon The Saugus Lions Club will present Beatle Juice in Concert at 6 p.m. on May 19 at the Kowloon Restaurant (948 Broadway in Saugus). Beatle Juice is an American Beatles cover band based in New England and features some of the region’s finest rock musicians. It initially featured Brad Delp, former frontman for the band Boston, and it has continued since his death in 2007. Beatle Juice plays regularly at venues throughout New England. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from Frank Rossetti (frank@mycbagents.com), Nelson C. Chang (nelsonchang@ nelsonchanglaw.com), Tom Traverse (781-727-5629) or your local Saugus Lion. In the event of rain, the club has set a makeup date for May 20. Stay tuned for more details. Bingo is back! The Kowloon Restaurant announces Bingo every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hong Kong Lounge. Prizes will be given away each week with a grand prize set at the finale in March. A full Chinese gourmet is available during bingo – featuring pupu platters, egg rolls, crab Rangoons, Saugus Wings, General Gau’s chicken, lobster sauce, fried scallops, lo mein, moo shu pork, salt & pepper calamari and sushi – along with a full bar menu, including the signature mai tais and scorpion bowls. See Jake the Snake Roberts The Kowloon Restaurant, Route 1 North in Saugus, is set to host WWE Hall of Famer Jake the Snake Roberts on May 8. The event includes a meet and greet from 6 to 7 p.m. with the star. VIP tickets are $75 and include early admission, priority seating and meet and greet with a selfie. Tickets for the show only are $40 per person, $40 for a selfie or autograph, and an additional $60 for a selfie and autograph combination. Jake the Snake Roberts is an American professional wrestler, actor and WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He’s also a four-time tag-team champion, a two-time U.S. champion, and a TV champion. Roberts is hailed as one of the most important iconic wrestling figures – often bringing snakes into the ring, most famously a python. For tickets, go to Kowloonrestaurant.com John Cena gives back The Kowloon Restaurant, Route 1 North in Saugus recently received a very special delivery (Tuesday, April 19) from wrestler, actor and West Newbury native John Cena. It was Cena who tied the laces of a Kowloon custom-made Air Force One pair of sneakers earlier this month at Wrestlemania 39 and sent the sneakers back to the Kowloon with a signature and handwritten “Thank you” note. John Felix Anthony Cena, an American professional wrestler and actor, is currently signed to WWE. He is hailed as the greatest professional wrestler of all time with the most world championships in WWE history. Seeking Hall of Fame nominations Do you know of a former Saugus High School athlete who deserves to be inducted into the Saugus High School Sports Hall of Fame? If you do, nominations are open for the Hall of Fame through today (Friday, April 14). Previously, there have been 263 athletes inducted since the Hall of Fame’s inception (1987). The hall’s first class included Arthur Spinney, a Saugus High football great, who played for two NFL championship teams with the Baltimore Colts in 1958 and 1959. A Saugus High athlete has to be out of school for at least 10 years before he or she can be nominated. Anyone looking to nominate a former Saugus High athlete can mail their letter of nomination to Barbara Wall at 28 Pleasant St., Saugus, MA 01906. Spring and Summer Track camps gearing up Chris Tarantino – a 1990 Saugus High School graduate who has a reputation for mentoring young athletes in the sport of track & field – is gearing up for the start of another Saugus Sachems track camp. Tarantino said the summer program targets kids in grades one to eight, in the age bracket of five to 14 years old. The program is sponsored by the town’s Youth & Recreation Department. But first things first. He will start out with Spring Track and Field behind the Belmonte STEAM Academy, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 4 to 5:15 p.m., starting April 25 and running for five weeks, with the last day Thursday, May 25. “This is developmental and instructional, serving as a precursor to the summer camp,” Tarantino said. “Returning athletes will be given the opportunity to get a leg up on training while first year students will get a run through in the fundamentals of the sport,” he said. The cost: first-fifth grades: $100 first year. Those runners returning from last spring will only have to pay $50. Now for some details on the THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 19

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 Saugus Gardens in the Spring Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener T his column debuted on April 24, 2020, so is approaching its third birthday! Tomorrow is Earth Day, and in some circles the entire month of April is known as Earth Month. Activities that benefit the environment and showing appreciation for the earth and nature are most appropriate ways to celebrate the day. Breakheart Reservation and other Massachusetts state parks will be holding Park Serve Days, and among the activities will be removal of invasive plant species which threaten to crowd out natives. Elsewhere in town groups are cleaning up trash and contributing to the environment in a variety of ways. Afterward, what could be better than relaxing in a flowering garden! The snowy egret (Egretta thula), which is seen in the Saugus River and off the coast in our area, is a bird that was once greatly reduced in number due to the fashion of using their feathers on ladies’ hats. Near the end of the 19th century, two Massachusetts women, Harriet Lawrence Hemenway and her cousin Mina Hall, began holding teas to convince other society ladies to eschew the use of feathers and sometimes whole birds as fashion accessories. Eventually the movement resulted in laws protecting birds, and the establishment of Audubon sanctuaries in Massachusetts and elsewhere. Egret populations have rebounded since then, and they are among the delightful birds seen here spring through fall. Seen sharing the waters with the egret in the photo above is an American teal (Anas caroliniensis). They are migratory ducks, moving north in the spring. They eat seeds of several shoreline plants, especially sedges (Carex spp.) and nutA snowy egret and several green winged teal share their world near the Saugus River. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Charlie Zapolski) Reflections on a blue gazing ball in the garden of Ann and Amariah Condon on Essex Street include dancing daffodils. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) grasses (Cyperus spp.). A pair of ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) has returned to nest along the bike trail and are rebuilding their nest at this time of year. Charlie Zapolski has been enjoying watching them at their activities, and I have been lucky enough to see them in their nest several mornings this week. Since their Blossoms of shadblow got their name because their blooming coincided with the spring arrival of fish in New England rivers for spawning. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) primary prey are fish, and they are also known as fish hawks, they are usually seen near the Saugus River or sometimes along the Pines River at our border with Revere. Like other birds of prey, osprey had been at risk due to pesticides like DDT that weakened the Our ospreys have returned to nest near the bike trail this year. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Charlie Zapolski) This harbor seal was seen earlier this month basking on the banks of the Saugus River. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Charlie Zapolski) shells of their eggs, but since the 1970s when that chemical was banned, their numbers have increased. Several people saw a harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) earlier this month. Charlie Zapolski caught a great picture of the seal basking in the sun near the Saugus River. Harbor seals inhabit a large area of the Atlantic: as far south as the Carolinas and well up into Canada, the coast of northern Europe, and the arctic circle. Some seals migrate south as cold weather approaches, and “our” seal may have been heading back northward for the spring breeding season. While pollution and some fishing activities have at times caused harm to seals, and, of course, they are a common prey of sharks, the seal population is at this time pretty robust. They are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and people are advised not to disturb them unless the individual seal is seen to be in danger or ill. One of the signs of spring that had special significance to native Americans and colonists was the blooming of shadblow, also known as serviceberry and Juneberry (Amelanchier spp.). The common name shadblow came about because the shad, an important early spring fish, would be arriving in the rivers at the time this flower bloomed. There are several species of this shrub native to various parts of the United States and several are available in nurseries. Editor’s Note: Laura Eisener is a landscape design consultant who helps homeowners with landscape design, plant selection and placement of trees and shrubs, as well as perennials. She is a member of the Saugus Garden Club and offered to write a series of articles about “what’s blooming in town” shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was inspired after seeing so many people taking up walking.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 Page 19 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 17 Summer Track Camp, which will be scheduled on running days behind the Belmonte, from 6-8 p.m. Some important dates for six to 18 year olds: June 19-22: Trial and final registration week. June 26-30: First formal week. July 3-7: Second formal week. July 7: Pasta Dinner at Prince Pizzeria at 6 p.m. July 8: In-house meet at Belmonte starting at 10 a.m. July 10-13: Retrain week. July 15: Summer Showdown at Cranston, R.I. First-year runners will be charged $250. The price will be $200 for runners returning from spring; $150 for returning runners from spring who have a uniform; $100 for runners with three-plus years in the program; and $50 for those with three-plus years in the program who have a uniform. The cost includes Camp t-shirt, pasta dinner, entry in Summer Showdown and uniform. Please register for Summer Track Camp by June 1 to assure uniform for Cranston. C.H.A.R.M. Center is open The Town of Saugus announced that the community’s compost, C.H.A.R.M Center will be open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. Stickers are required to gain seasonal access to the site. Stickers may be purchased for $25.00 at the Department of Public Works (DPW) located at the Compost Site when making your visit to the Compost Site. The Town accepts checks only for payment of the $25. No cash will be accepted. Kindly bring a check when visiting. Thank you! Compost site stickers must be permanently placed on the lower left corner of residents’ automobile windshields. Vehicles registered out of state are not permitted. Yard waste must be disposed of in brown compost bags or open containers. The Town will accept grass clippings, leaves, and brush. As in years past, no branches or limbs larger than three inches in diameter are permitted. Residents may call Scott Brazis at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-231-4036 with questions. For more information about the Town of Saugus, visit www.saugus-ma.gov Last call for SAVE Environmental Scholarship Today is the last day to apply for the $1,000 environmental scholarship being offered by Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE). Saugus residents of the graduating Class of 2023 or Saugus residents who are currently firstyear college attendees are eligible to apply. This is a scholarship for students who will be or are 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 2023 Environmental Scholarship Application Form found at www.saugusSAVE.org. Together with the completed application form, please include a separate sheet (identified with your initials only) that provides a brief summary of any of your activities relating to the environment and describe how you feel your career choice will positively impact the environment. Please email (preferred method) your application – no later than midnight on April 21, 2023 – to: SAVE Co-President, Ann Devlin, at adevlin@aisle10. net OR mail your application (postmarked by April 21, 2023) to: SAVE, P.O. Box 908, Saugus, MA 01906. Again, the deadline to submit your application is today/tonight (Friday, April 21, 2023) Pam Harris Scholarship The Saugus River Watershed Council (SRWC) is offering the following $500 Pam Harris Memorial Scholarship for the spring of 2023. This scholarship will recognize and support graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated environmental leadership and plan to continue in the environmental field through a course of study in college or as volunteers. Send in applications by May 26 to Mary Lester – marylester@saugusriver.org Applicants must be able to demonstrate their personal commitment to protecting the environment. Examples include volunteer work associated with environmental conservation, part-time jobs working to protect the environment, academic achievement and/or selecting a college course of study in the environmental field. They must also demonstrate a commitment to public health aspects of environmental protection. Pam Harris was a nurse, volunteer member of the Saugus Board of Health and an SRWC Board Member. Pam was committed to improving public health for families in the Saugus River watershed by addressing the most troubling sources of pollution. • Applicants must be graduating from high school during the spring of 2023 and live in one of the 11 communities that are part of the watershed council, including Saugus. Saugus River Watershed Council staff, contractors, board members or members of their immediate families are not eligible to apply. Join the Saugus River Watershed in person for takeout on May 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Fundraiser at Prince Pizzeria on Route 1 South. Saugus Youth Baseball/ Softball Scholarship The family of Stephen Wing is pleased to announce the availability of a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from any area high school who participated in a Saugus youth baseball or softball program. Applicants must be planning to attend a post-secondary school. The $500 Stephen Wing Memorial Scholarship was created by Stephen’s family in memory of a boy who loved life and thoroughly enjoyed playing and participating in youth baseball programs. Stephen’s desire to improve and willingness to work hard to achieve a goal enabled him to be considered a skilled baseball player. Stephen lost his battle with illness at the age of 10. Interested seniors are asked to provide the screening committee with the following: (1) a copy of your student data sheet (resume) and (2) a persuasive cover letter indicating why the applicant is an appropriate candidate for the scholarship. (Cover letter should indicate the teams/ leagues participated in and the candidate’s efforts to work hard to achieve goals.) Additionally, the Wing Family seeks a candidate who demonstrates persistence and teamwork. The student data sheet (resume) and cover letter should be submitted to the Wing Memorial scholarship c/o Ed Nazzaro (enazzaro47@comcast. net) on or before Friday, May 19, 2023. Food Pantry notes The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry is open today (Friday, April 21) from 9:30-11 a.m. Veterans bricks available The Saugus War Monument Committee, once again, is sponsoring the Buy A Brick Program to honor all those who have served their country. If you would like to purchase one in the name of someone who is presently serving or has served, in the memory of a loved one, or just for someone from your family, school, etc., the general pricing is $100 for a 4″ X 8″ brick (three lines) or $200 for 8″ X 8″ brick (five lines). Each line is a maximum of 15 characters. The improvement and upkeep of the monument on the corner of Winter and Central Streets rely on the generosity of donors through fundraising. The brick application must be in by Sept. 15 to ensure the bricks will be ready for Veterans Day. Please contact Corinne Riley at 781-231-7995, for more information and applications. Media truck will honor late veterans The Saugus Veterans Council will be doing something new this year in the Memorial Day Parade. There will be a media truck displaying sites that honor our veterans, and photos of our deceased military men and women to remember them during the parade. If you want a deceased family member or friend who served in the military to be included, please send a photograph and name to stevecastinetti@comcast.net. Run for a cause, run with the Y tomorrow Join the Saugus Family YMCA’s Not a Walk in the Park 5k and help support your community. This family-friendly run/walk takes you through the beautiful scenery of Breakheart Reservation in Saugus. Registration includes post-race refreshments and prizes for runners in every age category. All proceeds support the YMCA of Metro North Annual Fund to provide access to YMCA child care, camp and health & wellness programs to everyone. Race Details: Tomorrow (Saturday, April 22), 8:30 a.m. race start; packet pick-up for preregistered runners: 7:00 a.m.; race day registration: 7:00 a.m.; where: Breakheart Reservation – 177 Forest St. Saugus. Packet Pick-up: Today (Friday, April 21), 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; Saugus Family YMCA, 298 Main St., Saugus. Race features: Chip Timing by Bay State Race Services; postrace refreshments; awards to the top finishers in each age group; T-shirt guaranteed to those who register prior to April 7. The YMCA of Metro North Road Race Series raises funds for a variety of charitable activities that benefit our community. Participants in their four unique 5k races run or walk to support the YMCA of Metro North Annual Fund and raise money to provide access to YMCA childcare, THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 20 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM: FOOD SERVICES VENDOR RFP Number 04-14-001 Pioneer Charter School of Science is seeking a food service vendor. • PCSS is open 195 School days. • PCSS needs service 5 days a week. • Number of Students in all campuses 1400 Please send your proposals to Pioneer Charter School of Science located at 466 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149, before 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 26, 2023. The contract will be awarded to the responsive and responsible Vendor with the proposal that is most advantageous to PCSS with price as the primary factor. For more information, please contact: Pioneer Charter School of Science Business Office www.pioneercss.org 466 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 ahliddin@pioneercss.org Phone: 617-294-4737 Fax: 617-294-0596

Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 19 camp and health & wellness programs to everyone. In 2022 the YMCA of Metro North provided more than 1.6 million dollars in fi nancial aid, providing all children, adults and families with opportunities to develop a healthy spirit, mind and body regardless of income. Legion breakfasts on Friday mornings Saugus American Legion Post 210 hosts its popular breakfasts from 8-9 a.m. on Fridays. The Legion requests a donation of $8 from those who are looking for a delicious meal at Legion Hall. The Legion also welcomes veterans who can’t aff ord the meal to enjoy a free breakfast. Bon appétit! What’s happening at the Saugus Public Library For schoolchildren looking THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DIVISION OF BANKS Alpha X Solutions, LLC d/b/a Alpha X Check Cashing, Saugus, Massachusetts has petitioned the Commissioner of Banks for permission to operate as a check casher at 552 Lincoln Avenue Saugus, Massachusetts, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws chapter 169A. The Division of Banks is establishing a public comment period on this petition from Monday, May 1, 2023 through Monday, May 15, 2023. Any objections or comments concerning this proposal must be filed with the Division of Banks by Monday, May 15, 2023 via email to Deputy Commissioner Aimee Desai at Aimee.Desai@mass.gov. The petitioner’s application and all communications relative to the application are available for public inspection upon request. Mary L. Gallagher Commissioner of Banks April 21, 2023 ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ Board of Selectmen The Board of Selectmen’s meeting, originally scheduled for April 18, 2023, has been postponed until Tuesday, April 25, 2023, Saugus Town Hall, 298 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906. The meeting will open at 7:00 PM. Anthony Cogliano, Chairman Janice K. Jarosz, Temp Clerk April 21, 2023 ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ Board of Selectmen Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Saugus Board of Selectmen will conduct a Public Hearing on the request of Saugus Minuteman Wings, LLC, d/b/a Wingstop, to be located at 352 Broadway, Unit #C, Saugus, MA 01906. This Public Hearing will be held in the Saugus Town Hall Auditorium, second floor, 298 Central Street, Saugus, MA on May 9, 2023. The meeting opens at 7:00 PM. Anthony Cogliano, Chairman Janice K. Jarosz, Temp Clerk April 21, 2023 Humane Removal Service COMMONWEALTH WILDLIFE CONTROL ANIMAL & BIRD REMOVAL INCLUDING RODENTS CALL 617-285-0023 for interesting projects and programs to participate in this fall, there’s plenty to do at the Saugus Public Library. There are some very good programs offered for grownups, too. Join our Teen Advisory Board: fi rst Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Teen Room; fi fth grade and up. Meet with the Teen Librarian once a month to talk about what you’d like for programs and materials at the library. Your opinion matters! No registration required; snacks provided! (sauguspubliclibrary. org – 781-231-4168) Just Sew! Saugonians are welcome to join a monthly sewing class for adults that is held the third Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Saugus Public Library. The class covers basic topics like sewing buttons, hemming clothing and mending torn fabric and will move on to more advanced topics in the coming weeks. This class is free. (See sauguspubliclibrary.org) Pastel Class at the Library: “Color Your World in Pastels” with Sharon Morley is a fun, handson workshop that novice and experienced artists alike will enjoy! No drawing experience required! Just a wish to explore pastel freely! Participants will have the chance to create a painting using pastels that Sharon will provide. After a short demonstration on the varying ways to use pastels, Sharon will supply each person with pastel paper and soft pastels and they can either work from a still life set up that she will provide or their favorite photograph. Sharon will also touch on how to frame paintTOWN MEETING | FROM PAGE 8 throughout design and construction at the applicant’s expense to ensure projects are designed to comply with the purpose and intent of the bylaw and also constructed as approved and conditioned. ings with a focus on archival materials so the work will be well protected. Samples of her works will be on display and questions about any aspect of painting, exhibiting, etc. will be encouraged. Date: Monday May 8, 2023. Time: 6–8 p.m. Location: Community Room, Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St., 781-231-4168. There is no charge for this adult program, but registration is required. To register, please see our website Events Calendar at sauguspubliclibrary.org. A neat teen group called Manga & Anime Club: The Manga & Anime Club, from all accounts, is a lot of fun for kids in Grades 6 and up. So, if you are curious, check out the Teen Room. Chat with friends! Make crafts! Try Japanese snacks! Club meetings will continue on Saturdays through May from 10-11 a.m. It will be held on May 13. Please sign up in advance; call 781-231-4168 or stop by the Reference Desk (https://www.sauguspubliclibrary.org/new-manga-animeclub.../). Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St., Saugus, Mass. First Baptist Church presents “Can We Talk…” First Baptist Church Pastor Leroy Mahoney invites troubled people to join others in a special program called “Can We Talk … Community conversations on Trauma and Healing” on the fi rst Thursday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. at Rev. Isaac Mitchell Jr. Fellowship Hall (105 Main St. in Saugus). “Join us as we gather in community to share our stories, thoughts and feelings about whatever you are going through,” Rev. Mahoney states in a written announcement. “As always, it is a safe space to come together in community,” he says. An Earth Day event The Saugus River Watershed Council plans an Earth Day Cleanup for Marshview Park in 17. Retracted the district boundaries to the MEG and to the Sweetser SHA building and from Western Ave. to Granite Court. The boundaries are a median compromise between the most extreme boundary line proposed by all parties (expanded and Lynn from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 23. The park is located across the river from the KPub Restaurant on Lincoln Avenue in Saugus. Volunteers are welcome to join the council and the state Department of Conservation & Recreation in a cleanup along the river in the Lynn-Saugus vicinity. The Saugus River Watershed plans a fundraiser in person or by takeout, from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 3 at Prince Pizzeria, 517 Broadway (Route 1 South) in Saugus. Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus (Editor’s Note: The following info is from an announcement submitted by Julie Cicolini, a member of the Board of Directors for Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus.) Who we are: Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus (HS2) is a nonprofi t group of volunteers who are helping to off set food insecurity in households. HS2 provides students/families who enroll in the program a supply of nutritious food for when school lunches and breakfasts are unavailable to them on weekends. How HS2 can help you: HS2 bags are distributed at Saugus Public Schools on Fridays to take home. Bags include such items as peanut butter, canned meals/ soups/tuna/vegetables, pasta, fruit cups, cereal, oatmeal, goldfi sh, pretzels and granola bars. All food is provided to children free of charge. It is our hope these resources will support the health, behavior and achievement of every student who participates. To sign up go here to complete online form: https://forms.gle/gmMGguycSHBdziuE9 Want to partner with us: We would love to partner with organizations, sports teams, youth groups, PTOs, businesses and individuals to assist in feeding students of Saugus. To learn more about how you can partner with us, visit the Healthy StuTHE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 22 contracted), staying within a core district primarily encapsulating land currently classifi ed as B-1 already and/or has mixed-use currently present which are sound planning practices in transit oriented design and smart growth planning.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 Page 21 from what foreign city? 8. In April of what year was the last U.S. featurelength silent movie released: 1927, 1930 or 1935? 9. Commandant Klink On April 21, 1977, the musical “Annie” opened on Broadway; it was based on what? 2. April 22 is Earth Day, What letter of the 1. What is the last name of the Star Wars character with the first name of Han? 3. which was first observed in the first year of what decade? 4. alphabet means something in baseball and also on the periodic table? 5. On April 23, 1984, Secretary of Health and Human Services Margaret Heckler announced that the virus causing AIDS had been identified; what was the virus later named? 6. How are Olympics cricket, croquet and tug of war similar? 7. On April 24, the Library of Congress celebrates its birthday in 1800 when President John Adams approved $5,000 for purchase of books, which were ordered was a character on what TV series? 10. The word “hippie” was derived from what Beat Generation word? 11. On April 25, 1917, Ella Fitzgerald was born; she was a master of singing nonsense syllables, which is more commonly called what? 12. What government building has 67 acres of parking spaces? 13. In the 1960 hit “M.T.A.” (by The Kingston Trio), voters are requested to vote for RON’S OIL Call For PRICE MELROSE, MA 02176 NEW CUSTOMER’S WELCOME ACCEPTING VISA, MASTERCARD & DISCOVER (781) 397-1930 OR (781) 662-8884 100 GALLON MINIMUM whom? 14. ANSWERS What can have eyelets, vamp and tongue? 15. On April 26, 1822, Frederick Law Olmstead was born; what park in Malden, Mass., did he design? 16. Methuselah, the oldest tree in the world, is a Great Basin bristlecone pine in what country? 17. Why did a town in Oklahoma change its name to Gene Autry? 18. What animal breastfeeds for up to eight years: bats, bears or orangutangs? 19. On April 27 the NFL draft starts; in what year was the first NFL draft: 1899, 1919 or 1936? Frank Berardino MA License 31811 • 24 - Hour Service • Emergency Repairs BERARDINO Plumbing & Heating Residential & Commercial Service Gas Fitting • Drain Service 617.699.9383 Senior Citizen Discount Call now! 781 233 4446 We follow Social Distancing Guidelines! CLASSIFIEDS 1. The comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” 2. Solo 3. The 1970s 4. K (strikeout and potassium) 5. HIV 6. They are all discontinued Olympic sports. 7. London 8. 1930 9. “Hogan’s Heroes” 10. Hipster 11. Scat 12. The Pentagon 13. George O’Brien 14. A shoe 15. Fellsmere Park 16. USA (California) 17. He bought a nearby ranch. 18. Orangutangs 19. 1936

Page 22 THIS WEEK ON SAUGUS TV THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 20 Sunday, April 23 at 9 – 11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, April 24 all day on Channel 8 – “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, April 25 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 8 – What’s Cookin’? with Lamia. Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. on Channel 9 – Finance Committee Meeting ***LIVE*** Thursday, April 27 at 6 p.m. on Channel 9 – Library Board of Trustees Meeting ***LIVE*** Friday, April 28 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – Board of Appeals Meeting from April 27. Saturday, April 29 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 22 – SHS Softball vs. Gloucester from April 21. Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9 & 22 ***programming may be subject to change without notice*** For complete schedules, please visit www. saugustv.org dents-Healthy Saugus Facebook page or email us at HS2Saugus@ gmail.com HS2 relies on donations to create take-home bags for a weekend full of meals. Checks can also be sent directly to: Salem Five C/O Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus, 855-5 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906. Online donations can also be made at https://givebutter.com/ HealthySaugus About The Saugus Advocate We welcome press releases, news announcements, freelance articles and courtesy photos from the community. Our deadline is noon Wednesday. If you have a story idea, an article ~ Help Wanted ~ Combined Properties, Inc. is a full-service investment and real estate development firm specializing in commercial and multi-family residential properties located in Malden. 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Coach Freker said it has been an honor to memorialize Coach Serino all of these years. “He was a leader and mentor to hundreds of athletes and coaches. There is really no one in this region who has made such an impact on so many lives in the high school and college ranks,” said Coach Freor photo to submit, please email me at mvoge@comcast.net or leave a message at 978-6837773. Let us become your hometown newspaper. The Saugus Advocate is available in the Saugus Public Library, the Saugus Senior Center, Saugus Town Hall, local convenience stores and restaurants throughout town. Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. It’s been about six and a half years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The ker, who is now in his seventh year at Malden High, his second time around as head baseball coach of his alma mater. He was the head baseball coach at Saugus High from 2014-2016 and head baseball coach at Malden Catholic from 2000-2012, all of the years Coach Serino was Athletic Director. He coached baseball at Malden High from 1985-1999 previously, this being the 39th year coaching high school baseball for Coach Freker, who Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15- to 20-minute interview over a hot drink at a local coff ee shop. And I’ll buy the coff ee or tea. Or, if you prefer to continue practicing social distancing and be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation recovers from the Coronavirus crisis. If it’s a nice day, my preferred site for a coff ee and interview would be the picnic area of the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. was inducted into the Bro. Daniel Cremin Malden Catholic Hall of Fame in March of this year, Mass. State High School Coaches (MBCA) Hall of Fame in 2016 and the Malden High Golden Tornado Hall of Fame in 2007. While at Malden Catholic, Freker served under Serino, who was athletic director at the time, and also coached two of Coach Serino’s sons, Nick and Anthony. Both of the sons were D-1 scholarship baseball players at UMass-Amherst. COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES & RENTALS Happy Spring Follow Us On: Rosemarie Ciampi 617-957-9222 Joe DiNuzzo 617-680-7610

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, April 21, 2023 Page 23 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. BUYER1 Perez, Brandon For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. SELLER1 BUYER2 Perez, Teal C CHRISTIE SERINO | SEE PAGE 23 Nick Serino went on to the professional ranks with the Toronto Blue Jays organization, one of eight professional MLB baseball players from Malden Catholic from 2003-2012. “We started the Serino Classic in 2014 at Saugus High and it was such a big success we brought it to Malden High when we returned here,” Freker said. Malden Mayor Gary Christenson has attended all the tournaments held in MalSELLER2 Pasha Realty LLC den since 2017 and was expected to deliver the first pitch today. *** Serino Classic History Held in Saugus 2014 Saugus 2015 Saugus 2016 Saugus Held in Malden 2017 Malden HS 2018 Malden HS 2019 East Boston 2020 No classic – COVID-19 2021 Winthrop 2022 East Boston Discount Tree Service 781-269-0914 FOR SALE mangorealtyteam.com 38 Main St. Saugus (781) 558-1091 20 Railroad Ave. Rockport (978)-999-5408 14 Norwood St, Everett (781)-558-1091 Saugus This nicely located, spacious townhome offers 2-3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and attached garage. Main level features large picture windows with plenty of natural light, eat in kitchen, half bath, and exterior access. The next level features two nice sized bedrooms with large closets and a full bath. Third level features heated loft area with skylights and additional storage. Could be used as 3rd bedroom, office, or fun bonus room. 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This 4 bedroom home offers tons of potential for someone looking for an affordable home with great yard. Did I mention large rooms? Enter the home from the driveway and on deck leading to kitchen. Lots of storage including walk up attic. Enjoy by sitting on your front porch.. The fenced in yard is perfect for outdoor activities and entertainment. Easy access to major routes, restaurants, and more. Hurry will not last. $379,000 om ho e looking for an affo on large rooms? E att rd is asy a asy a s perfect for outdoo acces th eck lead ng to kitchen. Lo tic. Enjoy by sitting on your s perfect for outdoo Prime downtown Rockport Rental Commercially zoned, 630 square feet. Elegant granite walls and floors. Perfect retail/office space with plenty of foot traffic on Main Street. Heat included $1200.00 1 year lease First/Last/1 month Fee for rental agent. Call Jeanine Moulden 617-312-2491 or Rosa Rescigno 781-820-0096 Everett ett Location! Would you like to own in Everett? 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