SAUGUS Vol. 25, No. 16 CELEBRATING 25 YEARS AS SAUGUS’ ONLY LOCAL NEW SOURCE -FREE- www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday Happy Earth Day, Saugus 781-233-4446 Friday, April 22, 2022 Earth Day 2022 Two major cleanups scheduled for tomorrow are expected to bring out the best in Saugus’s environmental conscience By Mark E. Vogler T HOME OF THE OSPREY: The existence of this federally protected bird was endangered by pesticides, and its population was nearly wiped out in the 1950s. But today, the osprey is a familiar bird in Saugus, particularly on this nesting platform along the Northern Strand Community Trail. It’s a sign of a cleaner environment. For more photos and local coverage of Earth Day weekend, see inside for this week’s “Saugus gardens in the spring” and “A Reader’s Perspective.” (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Charles Zapolski) The Passing of a Proud Marine Before Tuesday night’s meeting, the Board of Selectmen held a moment of silence for Marty Grainey, a well-respected member in the local veterans’ community who had died the day before at age 79. Please see inside for more photos and story. (Saugus Advocate fi le photo by Tara Vocino) oday — April 22 — marks the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day, a mega public demonstration when more than 20 million people across America took an unprecedented stand in support of environmental protection. The COVID-19 pandemic that broke out in March of 2020 dwarfed the size of Earth Day observances in Saugus and throughout the nation over the past two years. But for the fi rst time in three years, Saugus residents will get to celebrate the historic EARTH DAY 2022 | SEE PAGE 7 A commuter rail resolution Saugus Board of Selectmen backs proposal to fund electrifi cation of Newbury-Rockport Commuter Rail line By Mark E. Vogler S ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS...Perfectly maintained & located 7 rm., 3 bdrm.                                                                                                                    View the interior of this home right on your smartphone.       ASNGELO’ FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $3.979 Mid Unleaded $4.259 Super $4.359 Diesel Fuel $4.999 "43 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2021 KERO $6.99 DEF $4.75 9 Diesel $4.799 9 HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available   Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN A  A    DA electmen voted 5-0 at their Tuesday (April 19) night meeting to support a resolution requesting the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to fund electrifi cation of the Newburyport-Rockport Commuter Rail in its Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for the Fiscal Years 2023-2027. COMMUTER RAIL | SEE PAGE 2 Prices subject to change Ask about our Heating Oil  FLEET

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Donald Wong (R-Saugus) also supports the resolution. “If electrifi ed, the price drops drastically to take the commuter rail which would increase the number of people who ride, decreasing our traffic and congestion,” Panetta wrote in an email to The Saugus Advocate on Wednesday. “As you know, Saugus is a cut through from the North Shore to Boston. The current line runs from Gloucester to Boston. The federal government (Rep. Clark and Sen. Markey) just got funding to add a stop in Revere at Wonderland (existing stop),” Panetta said. “The electrifi cation in addition to the new stop (2 separate projects) will be transformative for Revere but will impact traffi c in Saugus by taking cars off the road. This is also a big environmental impact because it would convert from fossil fuels to electric,” she said. Giannino seeks “a priority investment” in EJC Rep. Giannino provided selectmen with a copy of a letter she wrote last month to the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board. That letter informed the control board that she was writing to testify in favor of “a priority investment in the Environmental Justice Corridor (EJC) of our regional rail system.” “This specifi cally includes the electrifi cation of this element of the regional rail system and the introduction of Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) vehicles between Boston and Beverly, which would allow for transit frequency and transit fares on this segment of the Boston to Newburyport Line,” Giannino said. “This project would prove n to be both economically and environmentally beneficial for the residents of the Sixteenth Suff olk District as well as the surrounding districts. Firstly, upgrading the now obsolete train equipment to a cleaner and more reliable structure would signifi cantly minimize equipment breakdowns, toxic emissions, and noise pollution; all of which are factors in the quality of life for the residents and frontline workers from the Greater Boston Area,” she said. “In addition, as climate change continues, it is common for fl ooding to occur on the tracks, under train bridges, and on land along the EJC. As changes to the Newburyport/Rockport Line begin to take place, resilient infrastructure planning along the line will help to alleviate the consequences of changing climate,” she said. “As for the economic factors, current commuter rail fares are unaffordable for the residents of working-class communities like Revere, Lynn, Chelsea and called connections to Wonderland and Encore Boston Harbor “invaluable aspects of the EJC proposal that will reinforce and multiply access to opportunity.” “The casino has already proven to be a major driver of economic development in the region. This will be enhanced by increasing access to the communities of the EJC,” she said. She continued, “Creating a transfer station for the Blue Line and the Newburyport/ Rockport Line will open the door to numerous new economic and commuting opportunities for residents of the EJC. Lastly, in the case of Revere in particular, my community has none of the benefi ts of a regional rail since we do not have a regional rail station. More frequent rail service will also add capacity on a rail line that is frequently unavailable to inner belt communities at peak-periods since trains often arrive in Lynn already fully occupied. To a large extent, this investment would also serve the transportation purposes that would have been provided by the proposed extension of the Blue Line to Lynn at far less cost and for a far greater distance. “In conclusion, the investment in electrifi cation of the Boston to Newburyport rail line will both reduce the burdens and increase the benefi ts of the rail system for the urban communities through which it passes. That is the essence of the environmental justice that has long been denied to Revere and other urban communities, which are among the most economically challenged communities in the Boston Metropolitan Area. 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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 Page 3 A reader’s perspective “Earth Day isn’t about one single day. It’s about a way we should be living every day to make our planet sustainable.” By Debra Panetta T he fi rst Earth Day was celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970. It was established to educate people about the importance of the environment. According to Earth Day Network, 1 billion people participate in Earth Day events every year in 192 countries. Being the President of the Saugus River Watershed Council for over a decade, a member of the Sierra Club, a member of Conservation Law, a member of the Friends of Breakheart, and a past President (and current member) of the Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment, Earth Day has always held great meaning to me. It’s a time to educate people about conservation, recycling, endangered animals, climate change, and the positive impact of volunteering to help our planet. Many people celebrate Earth Day by participating in a cleanup, like at Breakheart Reservation for Park Service Day (starts at 10:00 a.m.) or at Marshview Park (starts at 9:30 a.m.), both being held on April 23, 2022. Others choose to plant a tree, reduce energy for 24 hours, or visit a park or zoo. Another “win-win” is to clean your closet and donate your clothes & other items to a needy organization, such as the Veterans, Big Brothers Big Sisters, or the Epilepsy Foundation. There is even a Facebook page called “Saugus Up For Grabs,” where people post items they no longer want. More importantly, we need to be civil to one another. We need to respect each other’s opinion, and should not be hostile with people we disagree with. It’s about being understanding, giving, and being willing to listen. We need to consider fuA VIGILANT ADVOCATE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Debra Panetta is president of the Saugus River Watershed Council, a regional group which is cosponsoring tomorrow’s (Saturday, April 23) “Earth Day Cleanup” from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Marshview Park along the Saugus River near the border of Saugus and Lynn. She is also a member of the Friends of Breakheart, one of the local group’s cosponsoring Park Serve Day tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Breakheart Reservation. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate). I am proud that Saugus is a designated green community, which is not only good for the environment, but we’ve received approximately $900K in grants. We have our solar farm, CHARM center (for hard to recycle items), and our beautiful bike/rail trail. In fact, Saugus was fi rst declared a “Tree City” by the National Arbor Day Foundation in 1998. Earth Day is also about recognizing that we are responsible as human beings for what we do to our planet — with our technology, construction, and transportation. ture generations, so we need to think and act responsibly. Once a natural resource is gone, it’s gone forever. Once an animal is extinct, it’s gone forever. Reduce, reuse, recycle is not just a phrase; these are three important components we should live by as responsible consumers. Everybody wants and needs clean water and clean air. Earth Day isn’t about one single day; it’s about a way we should be living every day to make our planet sustainable. I hope everyone does something fun on Earth Day, even if it is just going for a walk and enjoying the day. Editor’s Note: Debra Panetta is in her 11th year on the Saugus Board of Selectmen, serving a two-year term as its Vice Chair. She has been active with several environmental groups and has worked on a number of issues over the years which have led to the betterment of the environment. She is currently President of the Saugus River Watershed Council and is past President and a longtime member of the Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE). In addition, she has been a member of Friends of Breakheart, the Saugus Garden Club and the Conservation Law Foundation. She is the recipient of the 2019 John O’Conner Grassroots Leadership Award from Clean Water Action. She also received an award from SAVE in June 2018 for her commitment to the environment. “Our providers are some of the smartest and e some nd kindest people we’ve ever worked with. W e’ve . W e them ole!” greatly appreciate them and AFC as a whole!” Paul, Caregiver to Son, Jacob 978-281-2612 AdultFosterCareNS.com Celebrating 21 Years

Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 A letter to the people of Saugus We are planning to have the St. John’s Community Garden again this year … and need your help Dear Friends, G reetings. Once again, this year, St. John’s will be sponsoring our community garden. We are inviting all interested persons to join us in producing vegetables for those who are suffering from food insecurity in Saugus. In particular, we are looking for help in the following ways If you are able to grow a few seedlings in your home, we would like to bring the seeds, soil, pots, and instructions in the next few weeks. We would like to invite any who are available to help for an hour to help us prepare the garden on Friday, May 13th and/or Saturday, May 14th between 9 a.m. and noon. Assist in the planting of crops on Friday, May 27th and/or Saturday, May 28th sometime between 9 and LAST SUMMER’S BOUNTY: Left to right, volunteers Bruce and Judy Maxwell, The Rev. John Beach of St. John’s Episcopal Church and his wife, Denise Bénéteauat, packed a carload of vegetables from the St. John’s Community Garden for a Friday morning delivery to the Saugus United Parish Food Pantry. (Saugus Advocate fi le photo by Tara Vocino) noon. We will be having a brief service of the blessing of the ground on the Friday. Assist for an hour a week in the tending of the crops (weeding and watering) over the course of the summer. Assist in the harvesting of the crops in September and delivering them to the Saugus Food Pantry If you are able to assist, or if you are interested in contributing to the garden, please let me know. I am looking forward to working with you. Phone:774-961-9881 Email: revjbeach@gmail.com Peace, John+ The Rev. John Beach St. John’s Episcopal Church Saugus, Mass. Annual Town Meeting 2022 There are agendas for two meetings posted for May 2 — one for a Special Town Meeting; the other for the Annual Town Meeting By Mark E. Vogler O n paper, it looks like a marathon night for the 50-member Saugus Town Meeting body on May 2. A warrant has already been posted listing 38 articles that will be up for discussion when the Annual Town Meeting convenes at 7:30 p.m. that day. Another warrant detailing 13 other articles has been posted for The Special Town Meeting, which has also been scheduled for that night. The Finance Committee, which canceled its Wednesday (April 20) session this week, will essentially set the agenda for the opening night for any fi nancial coming to the Town Meeting fl oor for discussion, as committee members must review and make recommendations on any articles with fi nancial implications before they can be considered by the Town Meeting. Town offi cials expect that the review process may take place at 7 p.m. next Wednesday (April 27) in the second fl oor conference room at Saugus Town Hall. It’s also possible that the committee could meet on the other nights between now and the opening night of the Annual Town Meeting. The total budget for the 2023 Fiscal year that begins on July 1 is of course, the major order of business that will be transacted at Town Meeting. And that fiscal discussion by Town Meeting members is probably weeks away when the town’s fi nancial offi cials have a better understanding of the anticipated revenues. Highlights of the Annual Town Meeting agenda include articles that would: • See if the Town will vote to authorize the School Department to establish a reserve fund to be utilized in upcoming fi scal years to pay, without further appropriation, for unanticipated or unbudgeted costs of special education, including but not limited to out-of-district tuition or transportation. • See if the Town will amend Section VII of the Saugus Zoning By-Laws to distinguish the MEETING | SEE PAGE 5

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 Page 5 Nature is Calling Here’s a chance to satisfy your curiosity and contribute to science at the Saugus Iron Works (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued by the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site.) T he Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site and the Saugus River Watershed Council invite you to a City Nature Challenge event on Sunday, May 1, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Saugus Iron Works. Park staff and volunteers will have a resource table to help you explore the park. Activities are suitable for all and include guided walks, identifying fi sh and aquatic insects and an introduction to iNaturalist. The City Nature Challenge is an international eff ort to document all forms of life (animals, plants, fungi and more) in parks, towns, cities and your backyard that will take place between April 29 and May 2, 2022. During the City Nature Challenge, you can document all the species you see. It is as simple as exploring, photographing living things and sharing the photographs to the iNaturalist app (free and available for both Android and iPhone). About the National Park Service MEETING | FROM PAGE 4 definitions of signs, murals, and public art installations to allow for the creation of new Original Art Murals. Public Art Installations and the preservation of Vintage Original Art Murals on public and private property in commercially zoned districts without being calculated as part of the signage dimensional regulations or color regulations. • See if the Town will amend the Saugus Zoning By-Laws to allow for the licensing of facilities that sell recreational marijuana. The measure would also establish the rules for operating such facilities in the town. Highlights of the upcoming Special Town Meeting include articles that would: • See if the Town will vote to create a Stabilization Fund for the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School Construction Project, and then see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a sum of money to be transferred to the Stabilization Fund for the Northeast Metropolitan • See if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum 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. Belted kingfisher (Courtesy photos by Bill Fuchs/National Park Service) 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 Salamander  $$ CASH FOR YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV! $$ Split gill fungus More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 423 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preof money for the purchase of an aerial platform ladder truck for the Fire Department; and whether this appropriation shall be raised by taxation, transfer from available funds, borrowing or otherwise. • See if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purchase of a pumper truck for the Fire Department; and to determine whether this appropriation shall be raised by taxation, transfer from available funds, borrowing or otherwise. • See if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money for public safety radio infrastructure upgrades and how to pay for it. • See if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of improving, remodeling and/or repairing Town owned buildings and facilities and purchasing equipment. • See if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the repair/replacement of the overhead doors at the Hamilton Street Fire Station. • See if the town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire title to the land Tufted globetail (hoverfl y) on dame’s rocket serve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www. nps.gov and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. and buildings located at 481483 Lincoln Avenue for public parking and other municipal purposes. • See if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a sum of money to be transferred to the OPEB Trust (Other Post-Employment Benefi ts Trust). GET YOUR VEHICLE SPRING READY!                       2006 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 2015 HYUNDAI TUSCON  $39.95           TRADES WELCOME! $5,995 Easy Financing Available! EddiesAutotech.com                       PRICE REDUCED! (781) 321-8841 • (617) 571-9869 1236 EasternAve • Malden For Your Vehicle! $13,900 We Pay Cash

Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 Easter sunrise service celebrates light over darkness By Tara Vocino A pproximately 10 people attended St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Easter sunrise service in the prayer garden at approximately 6 a.m. on Easter Sunday. “The sunrise service symbolizes the gathering of the disciples at the empty tomb,” St. John’s Episcopal Church Rev. John Beach said. “It was at dawn when they discovered that Jesus had risen.” Rev. Beach added that there is a holiness in considering that moment when the disciples realized that the world had changed. During the serSt. John’s Episcopal Church Rev. John Beach lit the sacred fi re. Parishioners sang a hymn, to birds chirping, during Sunday’s sunrise service at St. John’s Episcopal Church inside the prayer garden. vice, Saugus resident Mary Lou Graham read the resurrection story in Matthew’s Gospel account, and Rev. Beach lit a paschal candle, which represents the risen Christ as a symbol of light dispelling darkness. Graham also prayed for the end of the Ukraine confl ict. Her father, Alex Razumny, was born in Ukraine. From foundation to finish, let’s make it happen.                              419 BROADWAY, EVERETT MA 02149   Member FDIC Member DIF

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 Page 7 Two plead guilty in nationwide rideshare and delivery account fraud scheme Barbosa and da Silveira also B OSTON — Two Brazilian nationals pleaded guilty on Monday, April 11, 2022, in connection with a nationwide conspiracy to open fraudulent driver accounts with rideshare and delivery service companies. Guilherme da Silveira, 29, of Revere, and Priscila Barbosa, 35, of Saugus, pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Barbosa also pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft. In May 2021, da Silveira and Barbosa were charged along with 17 codefendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud by using stolen identities and falsifi ed documents to create fraudulent driver accounts for rent or sale to individuals who might not otherwise qualify to drive for the rideshare or delivery services. According to the allegations in the charging documents, the defendants used victims’ identifying information to apply for driver accounts with the rideshare and delivery companies — enabling them to pass the companies’ required background checks and create driver accounts in victims’ names. Allegedly, the defendants obtained victims’ names, dates of birth, driver’s license information and/or Social Security numbers from coconspirators and other sources, including sites on the “darknet,” and the defendants EARTH DAY 2022 | FROM PAGE 1 date without social distancing and other COVID-19-related restrictions — with two major events in town planned for tomorrow (Saturday, April 23): • Park Serve Day at Breakheart Reservation • Earth Day Cleanup at Marshview Park in Lynn near the Saugus town line. “Many people celebrate Earth Day by participating in a cleanup, like at Breakheart Reservation for Park Service Day (starts at 10:00 a.m.) or at Marshview Park (starts at 9:30 a.m.),” Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Debra Panetta said this week (See inside for “A Reader’s Perspective”). “Earth Day festivities at Breakheart is a wonderful opportunity to make a diff erence,” she said. The state Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) each year during Earth Week invites volunteers to Massachusetts state parks to take part in stewardship activities to prepare for the busy spring and summer recreation season. At the Park Serve Day set for tomorrow, the volunteers will help DCR and the Friends of Breakheart Reservation, local Boy Scouts of America and coconspirators also obtained driver’s license images directly from victims by photographing their licenses while completing an alcohol delivery through one of the service companies or while exchanging information with victims following vehicle accidents. Allegedly, some of the defendants or coconspirators intentionally caused the accidents to obtain license information. As a result of the scheme, IRS Forms 1099 were generated in victims’ names for income that conspirators earned from the rideshare and delivery companies. In connection with the scheme, Barbosa and da Silveira obtained driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers that they and their coconspirators procured from the “darknet” and other sources. They then used these stolen identifi ers to create and apply for numerous fraudulent accounts with the rideshare and delivery companies and supplied these identifi ers to other coconspirators who also created fraudulent accounts. To circumvent facial recognition technology utilized by rideshare and delivery companies as a security measure, Barbosa edited victims’ driver’s license images to display photos of the drivers renting or buying the fraudulent accounts. In total, Barbosa admitted to creating over 2,000 fraudulent rideshare accounts. and members of the Saugus Garden Club get the state park ready. Activities at the park — which are suitable for volunteers from ages eight and up — include invasive plant removal, planting, mulching, pruning and litter removal. The volunteers are asked to meet at the Christopher P. Dunne Visitor Center at Breakheart Reservation (177 Forest St.) tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. People who plan on attending should bring their own reusable water bottle. Water will be available, but there will be no plastic water bottles. Please sign and bring a Volunteer Release form (for adults or for minors) with you! There will be a limited supply of forms available at the event. Contact (781) 233-0834 with questions. Volunteers are also welcome to celebrate Earth Day by joining the Saugus River Watershed Council and the DCR for a cleanup project at Marshview Park along the Saugus River in Lynn. The cleanup will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last through noon. All are welcome and no RSVP is needed. Marshview Park is located adjacent to the Saugus River on Boston Street in Lynn, directly across the street from K Pub Restaurant on Lincoln Avenue in Saugus. advertised fraudulent driver accounts for rent and purchase to potential drivers, including via WhatsApp chat groups targeted to Brazilian nationals living in the United States. Barbosa and da Silveira managed the fraudulent accounts they rented out, specifically by collecting rental payments and troubleshooting issues that arose. Additionally, Barbosa and da Silveira used fraudulent driver accounts to exploit referral bonus programs offered by the rideshare and delivery companies and used “bots” and GPS “spoofi ng” technology to increase the income earned from the companies. Barbosa and da Silveira each received over approximately $791,000 and $570,000, respectively, from the scheme in the form of rental payments from individuals driving under these accounts and payments from the companies generated with these accounts. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf scheduled sentencings for both defendants on Aug. 4, 2022. The charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fi ne of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss from the off ense, whichever is greater. The charge of aggravated identity theft provides for a sentence of at least two years in prison to be Mary Lester, executive director of the Saugus River Watershed Council, calls the park “the Gateway between Saugus and Lynn and the future abutters of the rail trail.” Regular cleanups of the park catch trash and other debris before it blows into the river, she says. 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Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 The passing of “a proud Marine” Marty Graney — a loving family man, “a friend of Saugus” and an advocate for fellow veterans — dies at age 79 By Mark E. Vogler F riends in the local veterans community described Marty Graney as “a proud Marine” and an unassuming Saugonian who preferred to work quietly behind the scenes to help his fellow vets while keeping his personal life private. But at their Tuesday (April 19) night meeting — just a day after his death at age 79, selectmen gave Graney a public tribute by honoring him with a moment of silence that was followed by some words of high praise. “Marty was a long time vet from Saugus, who was a well-respected member of the community,” Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano said, before calling the meeting to order. “He was a very proud Marine and Marty will surely be missed,” Cogliano said. Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Debra Panetta called Graney “a wonderful person.” “He was giving. He was          •   •   •          at all the different functions, and I feel as though I lost a friend and a friend of Saugus, because he was everywhere. He gave so much of himself to this town, and God Bless him and his family and my sincere condolences,” Panetta said. Family members, relatives, friends and acquaintances will get to pay their respects to Graney today (Friday, April 22) during visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home (549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus) from 3 to 6 p.m. A funeral will be held from the funeral home tomorrow (Saturday, April 23) at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Margaret’s Church (431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus) at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Saugus. A VETERAN AMONGST FRIENDS: Even as his health deteriorated, U.S. Marine veteran Marty Graney (front) didn’t allow his mobility challenges and breathing problems from restricting his involvement in local veterans’ activities. Back row, left to right: Veterans Graves Registration Offi cer Randy P. Briand, Saugus Veterans Council Member Mary McKenzie and VFW Past Commander Nicholas Milo joined Graney at a POW/MIA ceremony at Veterans Park last fall. (Saugus Advocate fi le photo by Tara Vocino) “Always ready to lend a hand to those in need” Local veterans leaders this week remembered Graney as a reliable veteran who was active in veterans events and was always committed to helping those who served who found themselves needing help. “Yes, the news of Marty’s passing is certainly spreading far and wide,” former Veterans Service Offi cer Jay Pinette told The Saugus Advocate. “I think this is a function of the fact that Marty was very well known and had a lot of support and friends around town. Marty was always ready to lend a hand to those in need,” Pinette recalled of his working relationship with Graney on projects that helped town veterans. “Even as his health was starting to become an issue, ‘do you need a hand’ was usually the next thing that he would ask after ‘how ya doin’,” he said. Pinette, 67, a U.S. Marine veteran who lives in Wakefi eld, retired from his part-time position at Town Hall last week after four years. Saugus Veterans Council Commander Stephen L. Castinetti described Graney as a modest man who continued to make huge contributions to the betterment of area veterans right up til the fi nal weeks of his life. “Marty Graney... there was only one and, if you knew him, you never forgot him,” said Castinetti, a retired U.S. Navy captain. “Marty was a proud Marine who was always present and committed to veterans functions, parades, ceremonies and more. Whether it was a Veterans Council meeting in Saugus or the Marine Corps Birthday Veterans Day ceremony at Beverly High School, Marty was there,” Castinetti told The Saugus Advocate. “On April 4th, the Saugus Veterans Council had our monthly meeting, and Marty arranged for the Commander of the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home to be our guest that evening. Even though he had great diffi culty and was at the end of his life, Marty didn’t give up.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 Page 9 WHY VETERANS LIKED HIM: Saugus Veterans Council Commander Stephen L. Castinetti described Marty Graney’s personality as “strong, outgoing and sometimes gregarious.” (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) sketch, Graney made it clear to a reporter that he didn’t like details of his life being mentioned even in a short story explaining “who got sketched.” MAKING A DISABLED VETERAN MOBILE AGAIN: In late 2018, Marine veteran Marty Graney (right) was one of a handful of local veterans who collaborated to get Navy veteran Chester Stentiford’s (front) motorized scooter working again. Left to right: Navy veteran Joe Dion and then-Saugus Veterans’ Service Offi cer Jay Pinette also helped to cut through bureaucratic barriers and make use of the seldom-used Veterans Relief Fund to get Stentiford’s wheelchair back out on the street. (Saugus Advocate fi le photo by Mark E. Vogler) He faced that adversity like a true Marine...head on, and plowed forward to the end,” he said. “His personality was strong, outgoing and sometimes gregarious. But you expected that of Marty Graney. Marty was himself and people respected him for that. He was a presence that will certainly leave a void in the veterans community of Saugus and beyond. RIP, Marty. Your tour is over. We have the watch. Semper fi , Marine.” “A true American patriot” In a brief interview last fall after discovering that he had been the subject of a drawing in The Saugus Advocate’s “Guess Who Got Sketched” Contest, Graney said he moved here from Malden about 50 years ago “because Saugus at the time had one of the best school systems in the state.” “All of my children — Mark R. (1984), Kristine L. (1986) and Sean P. (1990) — all graduated from Saugus High. I’m very proud of my children,” he said. “I hope you don’t plan on writing anything on me, as I prefer to remain behind the scenes,” he said. While he enjoyed being the subject of a Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti      Years!      “Same name, phone number & address for over half a century. We must be doing something right!”          f        www.everettaluminum.com                 Spring is Here! PASSING | SEE PAGE 19

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids: What You Need to Know The COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool to keep kids safe from COVID-19. Vaccines are available for free for everyone 5 and older. Some kids may still get COVID after getting the vaccine, but being vaccinated reduces their risk of severe illness. Kids may have side effects like a sore arm, achy muscles, and tiredness that can last a day or two. redne Children who get the CO vaccine are extremely unlik to experience an problems. et the CO remely unlik n Talk with your child’s doctor and learn mor mass.gov/CovidVaccineKids mor ds

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 ~ Political Announcement ~ Page 11 James O’Shea Offi cially Kicks Off His Campaign For Essex County District Attorney S AUGUS — Nearly 300 supporters packed the Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus last Wednesday as James O’Shea offi - cially kicked off his campaign for Essex County District Attorney. Introducing O’Shea at the event, his long-time friend, Attorney Kevin Foley, discussed James’s commitment to service and how his experiences have prepared him for the role of District Attorney. “James has had cases in every court in Essex County. He knows nearly every ADA in the county on a fi rst name basis. James is known and respected by everyone in the courts of Essex County and across the Commonwealth,” said Foley. “His experience and background could make a real diff erence if he were elected District Attorney.” “I believe the next District Attorney must be someone with extensive experience practicing law, who knows fi rsthand how the DA’s offi ce works and understands the concerns of those who work there, someone who has inside knowledge of how the courts function and knows how to improve the system from the inside out,” said O’Shea. “I believe with your help and support, I can be that person.” James O’Shea Bio: James O’Shea is a lifelong resident of Essex County; born and raised in Lynn, he is the youngest of six kids. Growing up, James attended Lynn Public Schools and St. John’s Prep in Danvers, earned his bachelor’s degree from Providence College and his law degree from Suffolk Law School. Throughout his 24-year career as an attorney, James has worked on thousands of cases, arguing before courts at the local, state, and federal levels. Today, Jim lives in Middleton with his wife, Tara, his daughters, Isabella, a pre-med student at Boston University, Jamison, a freshman at Northeastern University, and their dog, Luna. Candidate for Essex County District Attorney James O’Shea with his family at the Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus, his wife, Tara, and daughters, Jamison and Bella. Candidate for Essex County DA James O’Shea is shown with his mentor and dearest friend, Atty. Casimir Lopata. Candidate for Essex County DA James O’Shea with law partner Halim Moris. Atty. James O’Shea, candidate for Essex County District Attorney, held a reception recently at the Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus. Supporters fi lled the upstairs room to capacity, turning out to support O’Shea. Attorney James O’Shea at the Kowloon Restaurant, announcing his bid to become the District Attorney for Essex County. Introducing candidate for Essex County District Attorney is longtime friend Attorney Kevin Foley. Foley discussed O’Shea’s commitment to his career in helping people, his nonending support of law enforcement and how long he has prepared to run for the position as District Attorney and what challenges he will face and how he will handle them, always putting fairness and the law fi rst.

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 Local runners shine as Boston Marathon returns in full glory after two-year absence on Patriots Day Nearly 40 residents of our readership area fi nished 126th running of race; complete list is inside Touching moment shared by many when brother of 2013 Marathon bombing victim runs race for fi rst time By Steve Freker M ore than 25,000 runners from all over the world — representing 120 countries and all 50 states — descended onto the hallowed Boston Marathon race course Monday to participate in the triumphant return of the famed event to its traditional Patriot’s Day spot on the calendar. Included among them were over 40 local residents, most of them fi nishing the 26.2-mile race in fi ne fashion under sunny skies and cool temperatures. It was the fi rst time the full Boston Marathon was run on Patriot’s Day since 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 race was cancelled shortly after the pandemic was declared worldwide in midMarch of that year. The 2021 Boston Marathon last April also axed due to the pandemic, though a smaller, 125th Boston Marathon was run on Columbus Day in October 2021. On Patriot’s Day Monday there was no question when the 126th Boston Marathon began that the iconic race was back in business, in all of its glory. Under sunny skies and cool temperatures in the mid-toupper 40s, slightly more than 30,000 official runners set off in timed waves from the start in Hopkinton to the finish in downtown Boston. RUNNING FOR MARTIN & JANE: Henry Richard, the 20-yearold brother of the late Martin Richard, who was the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing at age 8, ran the Marathon on Monday in honor of his late brother and the rest of his family, eleven of whom suff ered injuries in the bombing attack. (Courtesy Photo) Both races had close fi nishes, HAPPIER TIMES: Shown above, about two years before the 2013 Marathon Bombing, the Richards family, clockwise from lower right: Martin, who died in the Boston Marathon bombing April 15, 2013; Jane, who lost her left leg; Henry, who ran the 2022 Boston Marathon in his brother and sister’s honor; mom Denise, who was blinded in one eye; and dad Bill, whose ear drums were punctured. (Courtesy/ZUMAPress.com) Once again, for the fi rst time since 2019, the Kenyans and Ethiopians jockeyed for the top spot in both the Men’s and Women’s marathons, with two citizens of Kenya fi nishing on top. In the Men’s Race, Evans Chebet of Kenya was the winner, with an impressive time of 2:06:51. For the Women, fellow Kenyan Peres Jerchirchir was the victor, with a time of 2:21.01. the Women’s Race nearly a photo fi nish as the runner-up, Ababel Yeshenah of Ethiopia, came in just four seconds behind Jerchirchir with a 2:21:05. Two other Kenyans fi nished third and fourth respectively. An especially touching moment on Marathon Monday took place at the fi nish line for Henry Richard, of Boston, who was running his first Boston Marathon. Richard, 20, is a college student and the brother of the late Martin Richard, who was killed in the 2013 Marathon bombing tragedy. At only eight years old, Martin was the youngest victim that fateful Marathon Monday. A younger sister, Jane, now 16 years old, lost a leg in the tragic bombing. Henry Richard carried both his late brother and sister with him during the race, with Martin’s name etched in marker on his right arm and Jane’s name emblazoned on his chest inside his shirt. Henry was also at the bombing scene on Patriot’s Day, 2013, just 11 years old, but emerged from the tragedy with just cuts and bruises. “I know Martin was with me during the race,” Henry told reporters afterward, pledging to continue to run the Boston Marathon next year in #127, in 2023, and thereafter in his family’s honor. Locally, in the Advocate readAND THE WINNERS ARE!: The fi rst wave of runners of the 126th Boston Marathon cross the fi nish line on Monday. (Courtesy Photo) ership area of Everett, Malden, Revere and Saugus, nearly 40 residents combined from the four communities participated in the Marathon on Monday, most of them able to fi nish the 26.2 mile race. The top male and overall fi nisher in Everett was David Pirman, 39, with a time of 4:15:59. Everett’s top female fi nisher was Alexandra Cordoba, 28, at 4:36:47. The top male and overall fi nisher in Malden was also a fi rsttime Boston Marathon participant. Patrick Mangan, 30, fi nished at 3:15:56, 6,069th overall and in the top 25% overall, an impressive accomplishment in his fi rst attempt. Nora Gozzo, 29, was Malden’s top female finisher at 3:30:20. Anayo Osueke, 41, was the top male fi nisher for Revere at 3:03:15, in the 15% at 3,888th overall. Connor Holland, 23, was the top female fi nisher in Revere at 4:12:36. For Saugus, Chris Hancock, 48, (3:16:25) was the top male finisher and the top female Marathon fi nisher was Casey Hyde, 27, at 3:20:05. 126th BOSTON MARATHON SAUGUS FINISHERS Chris Hancock (3:16:25) Casey Hyde (3:20:05) Peter Prunty (4:04:51) Kristin Verrette (4:09:11) Robert Favuzza, Jr. (4:17:50) Robert Favuzza (4:17:50) Haley Erickson (4:22:18) Thomas Vitiello (4:29:49) Bobby Taylor (4:33:03) Nora Desrosiers (4:45:50) Kristi Taylor (4:52:15) Bob Catinazzo (5:29:01) Gina Spaziani (5:30:09) Nasser Buisier (5:38:06) Dan Jones (5:46:57) Brenda Iafrate (5:49:39)

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 Page 13 Eighth Annual Christie Serino Baseball Classic set for today in Malden By Jason Mazzilli C Field includes host Malden HS, East Boston, Somerville HS and Greater Lawrence Tech The Championship Game hristie Serino was one of the most influential and most revered coaches and mentors in the region’s history on the high school and college sports scene. He coached hockey at Saugus High, Univ. of New Hampshire, Merrimack College and Malden Catholic as well as baseball for many of his fi ve 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. This past fall, Coach Serino and his family received a tremendous honor when the new Football and Track Stadium at the newly-built Saugus High School was dedicated in his honor. Today in Malden, for the 8th time, the late Coach Serino’s legacy will be honored again with the playing of the 8th Annual Christie Serino Baseball Classic, where four teams will compete for the 2022 Championship. The Serino Classic originated in 2014, fi rst 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 fi elds, Maplewood Park and Rotondi Field, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with fi rst-round action. 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 rom 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) ize 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 imFreker, who was inducted into the 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 is set for 1:00 p.m. at Maplewood Park featuring the two first-round winners, with a Consolation Game on the adjacent fi eld. Malden High will play Greater Lawrence Tech Reggies at 10:30 a.m. at Maplewood Park in one fi rst-round matchup, while Somerville High and East Boston High will face off at 10:30 a.m. at Rotondi Field/ Howard Park. Coach Freker said it has been an honor to memorialpact on so many lives in the high school and college ranks,” said Coach Freker, who is now in his sixth 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. He coached baseball at Malden High from 1985-1999 previously, this being the 37th year coaching high school baseball for Coach The Eighth 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) the sons were D-1 scholarship baseball players at UMass-Amherst. 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 2006-2012. Malden Catholic baseball won nearly 200 games from 2000-2012 and the MIAA Division 1 State Baseball Championship in 2003. The Lancers baseball program sent 74 players to the college baseball ranks in those years, many of them during Coach Serino’s tenure as AD from 2006-2012. “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. Tony Serino was an assistant coach at Malden High and Saugus High and is expected to be in attendance today with his six-month-old son, Kash Christie Serino, who was born in October. Malden Mayor Gary Christenson has attended all the tournaments held in Malden since 2017 and delivered the fi rst pitch. 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?????

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 Lady Sachems softball no-hits Stoneham for second win By Greg Phipps A fter dropping three straight games, the Saugus High School softball team received a needed turnaround when freshman Taylor Deleidi got the start on Monday and hurled a no-hit win at Stoneham. It was her fi rst career varsity start. Deleidi also helped her own cause at the plate by knocking out two hits and driving in two. She struck out 13 hitters in her fi ve-inning eff ort on the mound. The Sachems eventually won by a 15-0 count. Many of the younger players had a chance to perform in the victory. Bella Natalucci produced the fi rst RBI and two hits of her career and Paige Hogan tallied her fi rst three varsity RBIs. Abby Enwright also fi nished with the fi rst hit and RBI of her career. Saugus freshman Taylor Deleidi had a memorable day in Monday’s win against Stoneham. She had two hits and two RBIs, and pitched a fi ve-inning, no-hit shutout in her fi rst varsity start. The Stoneham victory left Saugus at 2-3 on the season. Last Friday, the Sachems came out on the short end of a 10-2 Regular starting pitcher Fallon Millerick tossed another complete game in last Friday’s loss to Masconomet. final at home against Masconomet. Despite the score, Head Coach Steve Almquist praised his team’s eff ort, especially that of starting pitcher Fallon Millerick. “Fallon pitched very well, and I don’t think the stats really refl ect that,” he told the press. “There were some defensive lapses that led to some extra runs but Fallon was able to pitch her way out of tight spots and there weren’t that many. There was never an inning we thought she couldn’t get out of.” Millerick gave up just six hits and fanned four in her seven innings of work. Offensively, Ava Rogers led the attack with two hits, followed by two hits from Danica Schena and a base hit from Gianna Costa. Looking ahead, Almquist said his young team is experiencing some growing pains early in the season but the effort and camaraderie are there. “The chemistry between these girls is absolutely amazing. They’ve been playing together since they were little, coming up through little league together, and they’re always cheering [for each other].” Saugus hosted morning games against Somerville on Thursday and Beverly on Friday. Next week, they are scheduled to host Pentucket Regional at the Belmonte Middle School Field on Monday, April 25, and travel to take on Swampscott on Wednesday, April 27. Sachems defeat Masco, fall to Panthers By Greg Phipps C oming off what Head Coach Joe Luis referred to as a game it should have won two days earlier, the Saugus High School baseball team came through with a dramatic, extra-inning victory over Masconomet last Friday at World Series Park. Matt MacEachern singled in the winning run in the eighth inning to catapult Saugus to a 2-1 triumph. Two days before, Saugus saw a 3-0 lead through three innings slip away against Winthrop in a contest it ended up losing by a 9-4 margin. Against Masco, Saugus starter Nathan Ing took part in a pitcher’s duel with Masconomet’s Erik Sibbach. Both teams managed a run through seven frames. A great defensive play by outfi elder Anthony Cicolini in the top of the seventh inning squelched a Masco rally, as he made a diving catch and then doubled off a runner at third base to get out of the inning. The game moved into extras. Cam Soroko singled to open the bottom of the eighth and got to third on two groundouts. That’s when MacEachern came through with the game-winning hit. After the contest, Luis told the press that it was the type of victory that could inspire the Saugus catcher Michael Howard applies the tag too late as a Beverly base runner slides into home plate safely in the fi rst inning of Wednesday’s game at Beverly High School. Saugus starter Ryan Mabee rears back on his pitch early in Wednesday’s contest at Beverly. and weathered a rough fi rst inning, as the Sachems fell behind 5-0 after one frame. Saugus battled back with four runs in the top of the third to close within 5-4 before the Panthers increased the margin to 7-4. Saugus would score twice more but it wouldn’t be enough in an eventual 8-6 defeat. Third baseman Ing injured himself in the fi rst inning chasing down an errant throw and had to leave the game. Anthony Macone drove in two runs with a hit and Cam Soroko and Drew Gardiner added RBIs with a hit each. The loss dropped the Sachems to 4-3 overall on the season (1-2 in Northeastern Conference play). Saugus travels to play Swampscott Friday and returns home to play Gloucester next Wednesday, April 27. Saugus shortstop Anthony Macone tags out a Beverly base runner on an attempted steal. team moving forward. “This was a big win for us, because we were coming off a game that we felt like we should have won and we needed to bounce back,” he said. “This is the kind of win that can really jump start the guys.” Ing didn’t end up with the win despite hurling sevenand-a-third innings, giving up just two hits and striking out 12. He was replaced by Ryan Mabee, who picked up the win in relief. Mabee got the start in Wednesday’s game at Beverly Saugus’s Cam Bernard lays down a third-inning bunt against Beverly Wednesday.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 Page 15 SAUGUS GARDENS IN THE SPRING Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable T By Laura Eisener oday is the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day, which was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. Denis Hayes, who was a firstyear student at Harvard’s Kennedy School of government, dropped out of college to organize it as he teamed up with Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. The first year it was observed only by the United States, but it has now grown to be observed by almost 200 countries around the world. There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day. Even our walks around town can be considered an appropriate activity. Some people may pick up roadside trash as a way of giving back today. Others may consider the interconnections in nature as they add to their gardens — perhaps making an extra eff ort to consider native plant species, or seeking out plants that attract pollinators and supply nectar or trying to increase the diversity of plant species in their neighborhood. Some evidence of recovery of endangered animal populations has certainly hit home this year. Saugus is seeing fi rsthand the increase in apex predators, such as the bald eagles so many have been delighted to observe in our neighborhoods this year. While the ospreys have been nesting here for quite a few seasons, they are another example of birds whose existence were threatened by pesticides a few decades ago. Nearly wiped out in the 1950’s, their numbers are noticeably increasing in New England. These are certainly encouraging signs of improvement since the warnings voiced in Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” 60 years ago. This week feels like a cherry blossom festival as there are AN IDEAL ABODE: Osprey like the location near the river since fi sh make up a major part of their diet. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Charles Zapolski) HOME IS HERE: An osprey couple has found the nesting platform along the Northern Strand Community Trail in Saugus. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Charles Zapolski) A NICE-LOOKING TREE: This weeping cherry on Hamilton Street is among the most beautiful in Saugus. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) several kinds of cherry and plum trees in bloom in every neighborhood. The most stunning might be a pink weeping cherry (Prunus subhirtella pendula) on Hamilton Street: This beautiful blooming tree is much appreciated by the home’s residents, Joseph LeDonne and Caoimhghin P. O’Suilleabhain. This week it is covered with beautiful pale pink blossoms which dangle from every branch. Cliftondale Square and the Hamilton Street lawn of Town Hall also have beautiful cherries in bloom. These are Yoshino cherries (Prunus yedoensis). It is also a great week for saucer magnolias. The cherries, plums, and magnolias are especially showy because their fl owers come out before the leaves, so they are not camoufl aged by foliage. These species originated in Asia and Europe, although there are some close relatives that are North American natives. Until fairly recently, most gardeners did not often appreciate our native species, not realizing that many species of wildlife depend on them and there are more complex issues to plant selection than meets the eye. White violets blooming in WHITE VIOLETS BLOOM: A pretty spring scene in the Post Offi ce lawn in Cliftondale. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) front of the post offi ce (Viola macloskeyi) are one of many species of native violet that bloom in early spring. There are many violet species, both native and introduced, that may be found in our fields and gardens. Flowers are often shades of purple, giving rise to our word for the color “violet,” but white or yellow are also normal colors for some violet species, and pink is occasionally seen as well. Violets are often aided in distributing their seeds by ants, which are drawn to a starchy segment attached to the violet seeds and carry them back to their underground nests. The ants rarely consume the seed itself, and the violets then grow in a A SCENIC SKY: We were treated to a beautiful rainbow on Tuesday evening after bands of rain alternated with sunshine. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) new location often some distance from the parent plant. While it may be mid-May before the leaves on trees and shrubs are big enough to be easily seen, new growth is evident on many species. There are too many kinds of flowers to count in bloom outside, and every walk will show some new blossoms to anyone who is observant. There have been some wild changes in the weather, from the tiny hail that fell Easter morning for a short time, bouncing off the pavement and making quite a clatter, to the rainbow that lit the sky Tuesday afternoon after bands of rain had been replaced by sun. April’s reputation is to tease us with temperature fluctuations — a warm afternoon being followed by a cold and windy day or two. A few hours’ drive away some towns were getting quite a bit of snow, so we should consider ourselves lucky. 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 off ered 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.

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 The Sounds of Saugus By Mark E. Vogler Five decades of “Earth Day reporting” As I look back on my professional newspaper reporting career, which essentially began about 50 years ago this upcoming September, I was assigned to cover a wide ranges of beats: town government, City Hall, county government, the State House (in Tallahassee, Fla., and Albany, N.Y.), the Police Department, the Sheriff’s Department, courts, the School Department/Education, Business, features, general assignment and investigative reporter. Ironically, the one beat that I did not have was environmental reporter — an assignment that I truly wanted when the opportunity arose at several newspapers in Massachusetts, Florida and Texas. But not having the specifi c title of environmental reporter or writer never stopped me from researching and writing meaningful environmental stories and investigative projects. At most of the newspapers I worked at, I was the reporter who was either assigned investigations full-time or encouraged to do the investigative reporting in addition to other assignments. So, it was only natural that citizen or reader complaints about pollution came with the territory of being an investigative reporter. My investigation of oilfi eld pollution in West Texas for the Midland Reporter-Telegram during the late 1970s led to a seven-part series, “Water, Texas Lifeblood” — three parts of which dealt directly with oilfi eld pollution. Then there was the expose I did on a pesticide manufacturer in the southern part of Lake County, Fla., in 1980 with the Leesburg Commercial. As part of my reporting, I learned that the president of the chemical company was also the chair of the Lake County Pollution Control Board — an important local government body that received very little media coverage over the years. The company’s polluted site eventually wound up being cited on the U.S. EPA’s Hazardous Waste Site List. Then, during my five and a half years with North Shore Sunday (when the paper was distributed to 110,000 people in 11 cities and towns on the North Shore — including Saugus) during the late 1980s and early 1990s, I immersed myself in the topic of hazardous chemicals threats and pollution within our circulation area. The research made it easier to report on and write stories about a Saugus chemical plant owned by a German company after ammonia gas leaked from the plant and threatened town residents who lived nearby. Fueled by our stories that there were serious problems facing town residents, the town’s Board of Health took notice and got aggressive in its dealings with the company, which eventually left town. These are three of many environmental reporting projects I have undertaken during my newspaper career. But they were the major projects that each involved hundreds of hours of research, patience and interviewing citizens who were affected by the pollution and government offi cials charged with the responsibility of monitoring and investigating environmental violations. While I didn’t get to cover the local “Earth Day” events every April 22, I was involved with these substantial reporting projects which refl ect the spirit and ideals of everything that Earth Day stands for. Happy Earth Day, Saugus. 5K race on tomorrow at Breakheart The YMCA of Metro North’s four-part 5k Road Race Series kicks off tomorrow (Saturday, April 23) with the Saugus Family YMCA’s “Not a Walk in the Park 5K. This family-friendly run/walk takes you through the beautiful scenery at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus. Your registration includes post-race refreshments and prizes for runners in every age category. Registration and pick-up: 7:00 a.m., at Breakheart Reservation, 177 Forest St., Saugus. The race is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Preregistered runners can pick up their bib and race bag from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the Saugus Family YMCA and tomorrow at 7 a.m. at Breakheart Reservation. There is limited parking at Breakheart Reservation. Please plan to park in the overfl ow parking lot behind the Target Plaza. A parking attendant will be present to point you towards the lot from the Breakheart Reservation entrance. The race will be held rain or shine. Afterward, the YMCA Facebook Page will post photos. Please go to https://www. facebook.com/SaugusFamilyYMCA/. Play Ball! Tomorrow (Saturday, April 23) marks the start of another baseball season for the town’s youngsters, in what offi cials of the Saugus American and National Leagues hope will not be interrupted by COVID-19. Kickoff to the new season will be at 9 a.m. with uniformed players in a parade heading out of Anna Parker Field. THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 17

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 Page 17 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 16 Next weekend, the girls will get to celebrate the opening of their new season on the diamond. The Saugus Softball Little League plans to have their opening ceremony on Saturday, April 30 at 11 a.m. at the Belmonte Field. Here’s to a great season of competitive and COVID-19free baseball for boys and girls this summer. A variety of concerts The Community Room in the Saugus Public Library recently hosted a classical music concert — the fi rst of monthly concerts that Library Director Alan Thibeault hopes the library can schedule throughout the summer. But the upcoming concerts won’t all feature classical music, according to Thibeault. “We have one more classical concert next month, but none planned for a while after that,” he said. “We are partnering with the National Parks Service to sponsor a summer concert series at the Iron Works. But those events will not be classical music-themed.” A yard sale to help the Ukraine people Dmitry and Lana Sevkovich, the Saugus couple who were featured in our April 8 edition for organizing a collection and shipment of clothing and crucial provisions to Ukraine, are planning more projects to help people who have been forced out of their homes by the Russian invasion. “We plan to schedule a yard sale event dedicated to Ukraine,” said Lana, the Russian-born woman whose husband comes from the Republic of Belarus — a country which has supported the invasion. “We’ll be selling t-shirts, bracelets, candles, etc. with Ukraine symbols. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go towards covering the shipping costs for our next humanitarian aid that we plan to collect in mid-May,” she said. “Our yard sale will take place on April 30, 1-4 p.m. at our address on our driveway, 19 Baker St, Saugus.” So, next weekend, one Cliftondale family will be launching another humanitarian project from their home. Stay tuned. Composite site now open The community’s compost site 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 of Saugus accepts checks only for payment of the $25.00. 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. The Town asks all residents to please wear a mask and maintain and respect social distancing from others while visiting the site. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-231-4036 with questions or for more information. We have a winner! Congratulations to Meghan Bierenbroodspot for making the right identifi cation in last week’s “Guess Who Got Sketched!” Contest. She was one of several readers answering correctly, but she was the only one to have her name picked in a drawing from the green Boston Red Sox cap. Here’s the correct answer, offered by the person who goes by the name of The Sketch Artist: “The answer for last week’s sketch is the beautiful and talented Madison (“Maddie”) Goyetche — an outstanding student-athlete who is in her fi - nal year at Saugus High School! “Maddie is quite the accomplished young woman. This fall, she will be heading off to Nichols College in Dudley, Mass. to play Soccer for her team, the Bisons! Maddie was Co-Captain of the Saugus High School girls’ Soccer Team. She is a National Honor Society member, a Student Council member and Saugus High School Senior Class President! “Her easy-going personality will be greatly missed in Saugus. At Nichols College, Maddie will be such an asset in every aspect of college life. “Throughout the years, Maddie has been quite prominent in our Town’s sports pages. She excels in all of her athletic achievements, from track to soccer as well as a high achiever in academics. “Maddie has strong leadership abilities. She frequently makes herself available to assist others with needs. Through the years, she often volunteered at Saugus United Food Pantry, and various other charities, and rallies to preserve sports. “She has been hailed as ‘a star counselor’ at the Saugus Youth and Recreation Dept. Maddie is known for coaching with a team spirit and lending a hand by assisting the younger students. “Wishing you Much Success in your College Ambitions & achievements. As that old saying goes, “Reach for the moon and you’ll land among the stars’ and you are defi nitely one of the brightest young stars twinkling! “Keep shining brightly! “Yours Truly, “The Sketch Artist” A course in “Critical Thinking for Saugus Seniors” The Saugus Senior Center is pleased to announce a new program offering: “Critical Thinking for Saugus Seniors,” which is scheduled to begin next month. It is well established that engagement in thought and discussion helps promote and maintain good cognitive health. Modern brain research helps prove that engaging in critical thinking skills that include synthesis, analysis, evaluation and judgment can stimulate the brain in a positive way. These cognitive skills will be applied to historical events, literary works and civic dialogue. The fi rst program event will take place on May 18 at 9:30 a.m. It will consist of a showing of the two-hour historical fi lm “Triumph of the Will,” which was produced by Leni Riefenstahl, who was commissioned by Adolf Hitler. After viewing the fi lm, participants will break into teams of four to defend a position, assigned at random, that the fi lm is either propaganda or documentary. Each team will then report their reasoning with supporting evidence to the larger group. Further discussion will take place about contemporary media and the impact of how individuals or events are portrayed. This program will be presented by retired educator Peter Manoogian, who has previously led teams of educators in similar activities at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s “Writing, Reading and Civic Education” summer program. “Critical Thinking for Saugus Seniors” will be limited to 12 participants per event. —Contest— SKETCH OF THE WEEK But, if there is enough interest among senior citizens, one or more additional classes could be scheduled. To register for the class (admission will be granted to the fi rst 12 seniors to apply), please call 781-231-4178 or drop by the Senior Center at 466 Central St., Saugus. We have two “Shout-Outs”! We received these “ShoutOuts” from our readers this week: From Laura Eisener: I’d like to shout out Charles Zapolski for his willingness to share his wonderful bird pictures. He posts pictures on social media several times a week, especially of the eagles and the ospreys, for everyone in Saugus to enjoy, and has always been very generous with sending pictures when I have asked him for the column (“Saugus Gardens In The Spring”) — he sent me several osprey pictures this week when I asked him, of which I have forwarded my favorite two for this week’s article. From Sue Fleming: I would like to Shout Out to the Belmonte Academy students who stepped up and helped a classmate from choking during lunchtime at school. Heloysa Delima and Yuzref Yusuf stayed calm and showed that they had the courage to step forward in a time of need for Sylaas Vieira. Shout Out also to Fahad Salya, Yuzreef’s Dad for teaching his son the lifesaving technique he used to help his classmate. Another example of people helping people and THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 18 GUESS WHO GOT SKETCHED! If you know the right answer, you might win the contest. In this week’s edition, we continue our weekly feature where a local artist sketches people, places and things in Saugus. Got an idea who was sketched this week? If you do, please email me at mvoge@comcast.net or leave a phone message at 978-683-7773. Anyone who between now and Tuesday at noon identifi es the Saugonian sketched in this week’s paper qualifi es to have their name put in a green Boston Red Sox hat with a chance to be selected as the winner of a $10 gift certifi cate, compliments of Dunkin’ in the Food Court at the Saugus Square One Mall. But you have to enter to win! Look for the winner and identifi cation in next week’s “The Sounds of Saugus.” Please leave your mailing address in case you are a winner. (Courtesy illustration to The Saugus Advocate by a Saugonian who goes by the name of “The Sketch Artist”)

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 17 they should all feel very proud. Well done!! 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. Memory Laners perform tonight The Memory Laners will perform live at the First Congregational Church at 300 Central St. today (Friday, April 22) at 6 p.m. The Memory Laners will take us on a journey of the music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Tickets cost $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Call 781-233-3028 or 781-820-1452. There will be a 50-50 Raffl e with light refreshments following the show. Comedy at The Kowloon The Kowloon Restaurant (Route 1 North in Saugus) continues its April comedy lineup with a colorful roster of funny men. For tickets, to reserve a table or for more info, call 781233-0077. Here we go: April 22 (tonight): Paul D’Angelo. Critics hail D’Angelo, an energetic performer with a quick comedic mind and unique observations, with a down-to-earth, stop-and-think humor that keeps the crowd in hysterics. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $20. April 29: David Russo. Hailed as the high-energy act that never fails to leave audiences doubled over in laughter, Russo has yet to meet a crowd that he can’t win over with his charm and upbeat attitude. His quick wit and clever improvisation skills keep audiences on their toes. His artful storytelling — combined with his fl air for theatrics and killer Robert DeNiro impression — has entertained audiences around the country. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $20. Saugus Kindergarten Registration opens April 25 Kindergarten registration for students entering the Saugus Public Schools in the fall of 2022 will open on Monday, April 25. Registration packets may be picked up at the Main Office of the Veterans Early Learning Center (VELC) — at 39 Hurd Ave. in Saugus — Monday through Friday during school hours starting April 25. The packet will also be available on the Saugus Public Schools’ website, https://www. saugus.k12.ma.us/. Completed forms and required documentation may be returned to the VELC Main Offi ce starting Monday, May 16. Packet drop-off hours will be Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; kindergarten screening appointments will be scheduled at this time. Screenings will take place on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9 and will last about 20 minutes. There is no deadline for registration; however, the district asks families to return the forms by May 20 in order to schedule screenings and plan for staffi ng and programming in the fall. Saugus moved to a free, allday kindergarten model for the 2021-22 school year to better prepare students academically, socially and emotionally. A half-day option is not available. “Free, all-day kindergarten levels the playing field and gives Saugus children all of the building blocks they need from day one,” said School Committee Member Ryan Fisher. Students must be fi ve years old by Aug. 31, 2022, in order to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2022; there are no exceptions. For more information, please contact the Veterans Early Learning Center at 781-231-8166. Curbside leaf collection next month The Town of Saugus announced this week that spring curbside leaf collection will take place during the week of May 9, 2022. Residents may dispose of leaves curbside on their regularly scheduled collection day, between Monday, May 9, and Friday, May 13. Leaves should be left outside by 7 a.m. on the appropriate days. Please ensure that leaf containers are physically separated from trash and recycling. Paper leaf bags are the preferred method of leaf disposal. If you are using barrels, however, they must be clearly marked with yard waste stickers. Stickers, which are free, may be obtained at Inspectional Services in the lower level of Town Hall (298 Central St., Saugus). Barrel covers must remain removed so that the leaves are visible. Plastic bags, cardboard boxes, branches, and brush will not be accepted. Please note that separate trucks collect the rubbish, recycling and leaves, so the leaves may be collected at a diff erent time of day. “Missed pick-ups” will not be conducted. Please contact Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. Buy a brick to honor a Saugus veteran 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 someone from your family, school, etc., the general pricing is $100 for a 4? X 8? brick (three lines) and $200 for an 8? X 8? brick (fi ve 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. SHS Class of ’62 plans 60th reunion Leaders of the Saugus High School Class of 1962 would like you to “SAVE THE DATE.” Their 60th Class Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Prince Pizzeria in Saugus. They are reaching out to contact fellow classmates as well as other alumni who would like to join them. The well-known 50’s and 60’s music group of Howie Conley will be there for musical enjoyment. Those of you who have heard them know what a performance they put on. There will be pizza and salad combinations plus soft drinks. The price includes all you can eat, tax and gratuities — plus Howie Conley’s group — and is $29 per person. There is a bar available for wine, beer and mixed drinks. There is no need to purchase tickets at this time. Please let one of the following people know of your interest either by a phone call or a text message so that you can be easily reached when the time draws near. No commitment is necessary. They are just exploring the number of interested classmates. Donna “Cann” Olivera — 781987-4308 Jonni “Giantonio” Matrona — 781-439-4200 Janice “Cristiano” Pomeroy — 617-512-2097 Larry Seavers — 704-9062606 SAVE announces 2022 Environmental Scholarship Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) is very pleased to announce that it is off ering a $1,000 Environmental Scholarship to Saugus residents of the Class of 2022. This is a scholarship for students who will be attending a two/ four-year college or other educational institution and pursuing a degree in an area that would positively impact the environment. Applicants can download the SAVE 2022 Environmental Scholarship Application Form found at www.saugusSAVE.org. Together with the completed application form, please include a separate sheet (identifi ed with your initials only) that provides a summary of any of your activities relating to the environment and describe how you feel your career choice will positively impact the environment. Please mail your application postmarked by today (Friday, April 22) to: SAVE, P.O. Box 908, Saugus, MA 01906 or email your application (no later than midnight on April 22, 2022) to: SAVE Co-President Ann Devlin at adevlin@aisle10.net. A rabies vaccination clinic in May Town Clerk Ellen Schena wants cat and dog owners to know about an upcoming rabies vaccination clinic that is set for Wednesday, May 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. This is for cats and dogs only. This will take place at the Animal Shelter at the rear of the DPW Building (515 Rear Main St. in Saugus). The vaccination costs $10 and can be paid by cash or check only. State Law requires all dog owners to license their dogs. Food pantry seeking driver volunteers The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry seeks volunteers to make food and bread pickups on Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Anyone who has the time and interest to help out should contact Jeff Hirtle at 781-922-0661. The food pantry operates out of the basement at Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. in Saugus. Friday morning Legion Hall breakfasts Here’s some great news for people who enjoy their Friday morning breakfasts at the Saugus American Legion Cpl Scott J. Procopio Post 210. Legion Hall, which is located at 44 Taylor St., resumed its Friday breakfasts and will continue through the last Friday in May of 2022. The buff et breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m. for a donation of $7. Bon app?tit! And good luck to the Kitchen Crew. Looking for book donations The New Friends of the Saugus Public Library are asking for donations of gently used adult hardcover and softcover fi ction for the ongoing book sale in the Community Room. They would also appreciate donations of gently used children’s books. Please limit donations at this time to only fi ction and children’s books; they do not have storage space for other genres or media. Please... clean and newer books only. No tattered pages, bad odors, stains or dirty covers! Books may be dropped off at the Main Circulation Desk during business hours. Please do not place donations in the outdoor book drops. Want to be a Knight? The Knights of Columbus is looking for new members to join. If you are interested in becoming a member of this local organization, please call 781233-9858. 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 that 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 school on Fridays to take home. Bags include such items as peanut butter, jelly, a loaf of bread, canned meals/soups/tuna/ vegetables, pasta/sauce, fruit cups, cereal, oatmeal, goldfi sh, pretzels and granola bars. To sign up go here to complete online form: https://forms.gle/ gmMGguycSHBdziuE9. Want to partner with us: HS2 relies on donations to create take-home bags for a weekend full of meals. 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. We would love to partner with organizations, youth groups, PTOs, businesses and THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 21

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 Page 19 PASSING | FROM PAGE 9 But there were plenty of details of an impressive life that appeared in the obituary approved for publication by his family, which noted that he was born in Malden, but “lived most of his adult life in Saugus.” “Marty was a true American patriot who served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1960-1964,” according to the obituary. “He also served in the Massachusetts National Guard from 1981-1998. Following his retirement from the MBTA in 1992, he became a reservist with FEMA and served in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the 9/11 terrorist attacks among many other deployments,” the obituary continued. “His community service was extremely important to him. He was active in the Saugus veteran community including serving as the Chair of the Monument Park Committee and on the Board of the Saugus Veterans Relief Fund. He was also a member of the Portuguese American War Veterans in Peabody, where he served as the fi nancial overseer.” Other community service activities included volunteering with the Saugus Lions Club, at the Saugus Food Bank and with Catholic Relief Services following Hurricane Mitch in 1999 when he went to Nicaragua to rebuild a bridge. Graney was the husband of the late Patricia Graney. He leaves his children: Mark Graney and his wife Sandra Harris-Graney, Kristine Graney Foye and her husband Robert Foye, and Sean Graney and his wife Vanessa Stalling; several grandchildren; several siblings; and his long-term companion, Patricia Rosa. In lieu of fl owers, donations are being requested for the Saugus Veterans Relief Fund, courtesy of Veteran Services Offi ce, 298 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906. OBITUARIES Jennie C. (Del Grosso) Hittinger Of Saugus, formerly of Revere, age 91, died on Monday, April 18. She was the wife of the late Richard Hittinger. Born in Boston and raised in (Beachmont) Revere, Mrs. Hittinger was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Crusch) Del Grosso. A resident of Saugus for the past 21 years, Jennie loved bowling. Mrs. Hittinger is survived by 5 children, Robert Hittinger and his wife Donna of Saugus, Doug Hittinger and his wife Marie of Middleton, Lawrence Hittinger of Saugus, Joyce Hittinger-Molloy and her husband Joe of Saugus, and Janis Cannata and her late husband John of Saugus; daughterin-law, Stacy Hittinger; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Scott Hittinger; and three sisters, Maryann, Lilly and Catherine. In lieu of fl owers, donations in Jennie’s memory may be made to Care Dimensions at caredimensions.org. Savvy Senior BY JIM MILLER When to Expect Your Social Security Checks Dear Savvy Senior, I am planning to retire and apply for my Social Security benefits in July. When can I expect my first check, and is direct deposit my only option for receiving my monthly payment? Almost 62 Dear Almost, Generally, Social Security retirement benefi ts, as well as disability and survivor benefi ts, are paid in the month after the month they are due. So, if you want to start receiving your Social Security benefi ts in July, your July benefi ts will be distributed in August. The day of the month you receive your benefi t payment, however, will depend on your birthdate. Here’s the schedule of when you can expect to receive your monthly check. If you were born on the: • 1st through the 10th : Expect your check to be deposited on the second Wednesday of each month. • 11th through the 20th : Expect your check to be deposited on the third Wednesday of each month. • 21st through the 31st : Expect your check to be deposited on the fourth Wednesday of each month. There are, however, a few exceptions to this schedule. For example, if the day your Social Security check is supposed to be deposited happens to be a holiday, your check will be de9. Due to losing players to World War II, what two teams temporarily combined to form the Steagles? 1. April 22 is Earth Day, which began in what year: 1970, 1980 or 1990? 2. What novel includes the fictional communities of West and East Egg? 3. In 2014, Zhongdian, a city in China, was renamed what from the novel “Lost Horizon”? 4. What in the human body comes in arches, whorls and loops? 5. On April 23, 1635, the fi rst U.S. public school was founded where? 6. Which country has the most pyramids (over 200): Egypt, Morocco or Sudan? 7. April 24 is National Pigs in a Blanket Day; what fi ctional female chef included a pigs in a blanket recipe in her “Cooking for Kids” in 1957? 8. Who is the Roman god of wine? 10. April 25 is World Penguin Day; is a puffi n a type of penguin? 11. What animal can clean its ear with its tongue? 12. What does equinox mean? 13. On April 26, 1954, what mass polio vaccine testing began? 14. What literary character did Basil Rathbone play in 14 fi lms? 15. What perennial opponent of the Harlem Globetrotters have also been temporarposited the previous day. And, if you are receiving both Social Security benefi ts and SSI payments, your Social Security check will be deposited on the third day of the month. You should also know that for Social Security benefi ciaries who started receiving benefi ts before 1997, their Social Security checks are paid on the third day of the month. To get a complete schedule of 2022 payment dates, visit SSA.gov/pubs/EN-05-100312022.pdf. Receiving Options There are two ways you can receive your Social Security benefi ts. Most benefi ciaries choose direct deposit into their bank or credit union account because it’s simple, safe and secure. But if you don’t want this option, or you don’t have a bank account that your payments can be deposited into, you can get a Direct Express Debit MasterCard and have your benefi ts deposited into your card’s account. This card can then be used to get cash from ATMs, banks or credit union tellers, pay bills online and over the phone, make purchases at stores or locations that accept Debit MasterCard and get cash back when you make those purchases, and purchase money orders at the U.S. Post Offi ce. The money you spend or withdraw is automatically deducted from your account. You can ily called the Boston Shamrocks, Atlantic City Seagulls and World All-Stars? 16. On April 27, 1791, who was born who became an American inventor and artist and developed a code? 17. Where in the body would you fi nd aqueous humor? 18. Which country has the world’s 10 coldest cities? 19. What is another word for aubergine? 20. On April 28, 1778, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a law allowing who to enlist in the Continental Army? check your balance any time by phone, online or at ATMs. There’s also no cost to sign up for the card, no monthly fees and no overdraft charges. There are, however, some small fees for optional services you need to be aware of, like multiple ATM withdrawals. Currently, cardholders get one free ATM withdrawal per month, but additional monthly withdrawals cost 85 cents each not including a surcharge if you use a non-network ATM. To learn more, visit USDirectExpress.com or call 800-333-1795. When and How to Apply The Social Security Administration recommends that you apply for benefi ts three months before you want to start receiving checks. This will give you enough time to make sure you have all the needed information to complete the application. See SSA.gov/hlp/ isba/10/isba-checklist.pdf for a checklist of what you’ll need. You can apply for your Social Security benefi ts online at SSA.gov, by phone at 800-7721213, or in person at your local Social Security offi ce – call fi rst to make an appointment. Send your senior ques t ions to : Savvy Senior, P. O. Box 5443, No rman, OK 73070, or vi s i t SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “ The Savvy Senior” book. ANSWERS 1. 1970 2. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald 3. Shangri-La 4. Fingerprints 5. Boston (Boston Latin School) 6. Sudan 7. Betty Crocker 8. Bacchus 9. The Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers 10. No; unlike a penguin, a puffi n can fl y. 11. Giraff e 12. Equal night (During the equinox night and day are of equal time.) 13. Salk 14. Sherlock Holmes 15. The Washington Generals 16. Samuel F.B. Morse 17. The eye 18. Russia 19. Eggplant 20. African American soldiers

Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MASSTERLIST – Join more than 22,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, who start their weekday morning with MASSterList— the popular newsletter that chronicles news and informed analysis about what’s going on up on Beacon Hill, in Massachusetts politics, policy, media and infl uence. The stories are drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced writers Chris Van Buskirk and Keith Regan who introduce each article in their own clever and inimitable way. MASSterlist will be e-mailed to you FREE every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening in the blood sport of Bay State politics. For more information and to get your free subscription, go to: www. massterlist.com/subscribe THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill roll Call records loPart-time Job Openings: Victim Advocates Licensed Social Workers Attorneys cal senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of April 11-15. There were no roll calls in the House last week. CLEAN ENERGY AND REDUCED EMISSIONS (S 2819) Senate 37-3 approved a bill that would expand the clean energy industry and reduce emissions from the transportation and building sectors across the state with the goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. Provisions include providing creating a $100 million Clean Energy Investment Fund, $100 million to incentivize adoption of electric vehicles and $50 million to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations; requiring all new vehicles sold to produce zero emissions beginning in 2035; requiring the MBTA to purchase or lease only zero-emission buses starting in 2028 and to convert its entire fl eet by 2040; increasing from $2,500 to $3,500 rebates for drivers who purchase electric vehicles; requiring the state to prepare a report on the estimated cost of converting school buses to zero-emission vehicles; and updating the procurement process for new off shore wind energy investments. “We know climate change Portal To Hope (“PTH”) serves people whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence. If you would like to join PTH’s award-winning team and share your leadership in the cause to end domestic violence, please call (781) 338-7678 for more information. is relentless, so we think Massachusetts needs to be relentless, too,” said Sen. Mike Barrett (D-Lexington), Senate chair of the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee. “No one’s around to give out ‘A’s’ for eff ort. What matters are results. [The bill] pushes back against global warming on multiple fronts, and with an emphasis on innovation and smart experimentation. It’s about thinking longrange but executing now, in the short term. It’s about problem-solving, confi dence and even optimism.” “Clean energy policy must be as realistic as it is bold,” said Sen. Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth). “After over 12 hours of debate, the Massachusetts State Senate voted on a bill that was bold, but not realistic. Although well-intended, the fi nal bill neglected undeniable realities for our economy, workforce and supply chain. My colleagues that voted no and I proposed a plan that would have boldly invested in a green future without putting too much strain on taxpayers, but this was rejected. That is why I voted against the fi nal version of the bill.” “The [bill] will help Massachusetts reach net-zero emissions by 2050 by paving the road to clean transportation, clean buildings and clean electric and thermal energy,” said Sen. Cindy Creem (D-Newton), chair of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change. “It is an impressive achievement, one that should give every resident of the commonwealth hope about our ability to mitigate climate change.” “The bill as written signifi - cantly increases demand for electricity, without corresponding cost controls, increases in supply and transmission capacity, or support for conservation measures,” said Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester). “These factors could well combine to cause economic harm and hardship, unsustainability and failure to meet the signifi cant carbon reduction requirements of the Global Warming Solutions Act and its successors and related regulations.” “Combating climate change requires an honest assessment of the challenges before us, and constant work to change the course we are on,” said Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Ashland). “I’m proud to say that the Senate has never shied away from either and that we continue to lead on taking action to combat climate change.” “Many states are trying to provide tax relief for consumers and small businesses due to the high cost of inflation and states having extra money from over taxation,” said Paul Craney, spokesman for the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. The Massachusetts State Senate is taking another approach by passing a multifaceted climate bill which aims to restrict energy supplies and options for consumers while mandating costly alternatives. The Senate Democrats passed a climate bill which will eliminate popular and reliable gasand -diesel powered vehicles, joining the likes of California. This ban will become a significant problem for Massachusetts motorists when their options are arbitrarily taken away from them due to this bill.” The House has already approved a diff erent version of the proposal and the Senate version now goes to the House for consideration. The bills will likely end up in a conference committee to hammer out a compromise version. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (S 2819) Senate 11-28, rejected an amendment that would convene a Building Justice With Jobs Task Force to establish the Building Justice With Jobs Plan – a statewide strategy to retrofi t and electrify 1 million residential homes over the next ten years and to implement a comprehensive strategy that extends targeted fi - nancial resources for homes located in environmental justice communities. Another key provision transfers $1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) resources to the Mass Clean Energy Center, a state agency dedicated to increase and accelerate the growth of the state’s clean energy sector, create jobs, deliver statewide environmental benefi ts and secure long-term economic growth. Earmarked funds include $350 million to carry out the Building Justice With Jobs Plan; $250 million to establish a clean energy investment institution or mechanism including a green bank; and $150 million for clean energy infrastructure. “I am disappointed that our chamber passed up an incredible opportunity to invest in our collective future and our statewide economy,” said amendment sponsor Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton). “According to the 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap, we need to retrofit and electrify 1 million homes over the next decade to comply with our updated emission reduction laws. By deploying $1 billion of our one-time federal ARPA resources - which revert if unused - this powerful statewide plan would have helped ensure equity, create thousands of new clean energy jobs and ultimately achieve the progress we need to decarbonize our commonwealth. It is imperative that the Legislature invest these federal ARPA funds, which come at no cost to the state, otherwise, the cost of inaction will simply be unaff ordable.” Amendment opponents said the amendment results in the Legislature giving too much power and authority to an unelected task force in place of the Legislature. They noted the amendment sets a bad precedent and might even be unconstitutional. Despite repeated requests from Beacon Hill Roll Call, several senators did not respond to a request to comment on why they voted against the amendment including two key players in the drafting of the bill: Sen. Mike Barrett (D-Lexington), Senate chair of the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee and Sen. Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport), the chair of the Senate Way and Means Committee. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it). Sen. Brendan Crighton No DIVEST FOSSIL FUELS (S 2819) Senate 39-0, approved an amendment that would confi rm the authority of local retirement boards to divest their respective pension funds from investments in fossil fuel companies including those in sectors related to coal and consumable fuels; integrated oil and gas; and oil and gas exploration and production. “The need for a local divestment option bill arose in 2017 after a local vote to divest retirement funds from fossil fuel companies was ruled invalid, on the basis that they lacked the authority to do so,” said Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton). “Fossil fuel investments are extremely volatile and in direct confl ict with our continued progress toward a clean energy future. This amendment is a common-sense solution that empowers local communities to divest from fossil fuel companies by confi rming their right to cut ties with risky long-term commitments.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment). Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes ELECTRIC BUS ROLLOUT (S 2819) Senate 39-0, approved an amendment that would require the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to provide each of the state’s 15 regional transit authorities (RTAs) with assistance to create an electric bus rollout plan that includes a goal to transition to zero-emission buses. Amendment supporters, noting that 55 percent of Bay State residents are serviced by the state’s 15 RTAs, said these RTAs need this assistance in order to make progress and reach the goal of all zero-emission buses. “I proposed this amendment to support RTAs in electrifying their bus fl eets to ensure a sustainable and continued critical service to some of our most vulnerable groups including riders who are low-income, paratransit, older adults and essential workers,” said amendment sponsor Sen. Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester). (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment). Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes PRESERVE OPEN SPACE (S 2820) Senate 39-0, approved and sent to the House a bill that would place into state law a BHRC | SEE PAGE 21

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022 Page 21 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 18 individuals to assist in feeding students of Saugus. To learn more about how you can partner with us, visit the Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus Facebook page or email us at HS2Saugus@gmail.com. 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. Food Pantry still open The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry continues to remain open on Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. They have made adjustments to protect their core of volunteers and the needy people who receive the food. For the protection of volunteers & clients, and to limit personal contact and crowding/gathering, the food pantry has been distributing prebagged groceries. Even though clients may receive items they don’t want or need, food pantry organizers feel this is the best course of action to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. Those in need, even for short-term or one-time assistance, are encouraged to come. The food pantry is located in the basement of Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. in Saugus. Attention Veterans and Surviving Spouses Q: What is Chapter 115? A: Under Chapter 115 of Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L. Ch. 115), the Commonwealth provides a uniform program of fi nancial and medical assistance for veterans and their dependents. Qualifying veterans and their dependents receive necessary fi nancial assistance in accordance with a formula that considers the number of dependents and income from all sources. Q: How do I fi nd out if I’m eligible? A: By contacting the Veterans Services Offi cer in the town you live in. Here in Saugus, the Veterans’ Services Offi ce is located at the Saugus Town Hall and may be reached at 781-231-4010. Eligible veterans and/or their family members must meet certain income criteria and their military experience must meet the Commonwealth’s requirements. The Current Income Limit for single people is $2,147.00 — and $2,904.00 for married people. The Current Asset Limit for single people is $8400.00 — and $16,600.00 for married people. Assets do not include your home or vehicle Q: Are these benefi ts taxable? A: Chapter 115 benefi ts are not taxable income. You must report this income when applying for or renewing subsidized housing applications, Section 8 applications and SNAP applications. Let’s hear it! Got an idea , pass ing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. It’s been six years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@ comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15to 20-minute interview 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 and the temperature is 50 degrees or better, my preferred site for a coffee and interview would be the picnic area of the Saugus Iron Works. THIS WEEK ON SAUGUS TV Sunday, April 24 from 9—11 p.m. on Channel 8 — “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, April 25 all day on Channel 8 — “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, April 26 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 — Finance Committee Meeting from April 20. Wednesday, April 27 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 — Planning Board Meeting from April 21. Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m. on Channel 9 — School Committee Meeting ***live***. Friday, April 29 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 — Board of Selectmen Meeting from April 19. Saturday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 22 — SHS Varsity Softball vs. Somerville from April 21. Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9 & 22. For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv.org. ***programming may be subject to change without notice*** BHRC | FROM PAGE 20 current state policy regulation designed to ensure preservation of open space lands protected under Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution by ensuring there be no net loss of conservation land when a city, town or the state acquires conservation space and uses it to build on or develop. The land must be replaced with land of comparable acreage, location, fair market value and natural resource value. “I am pleased that the Senate has passed this legislation ensuring that all Massachusetts residents have access to public land and a healthy environment,” said Senate sponsor Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton). “Protecting public land is vitally important, and any loss has a direct impact on those who rely on open space lands. Throughout the COVID-19 shutdowns, public lands became an important part of everyday life for Massachusetts residents looking to exercise, spend socially distanced time with their loved ones and care for their mental and physical health during a time of great stress.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill). Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes HOME HEATING OIL SPILLS (S 2821) Senate 39-0, approved and sent to the House legislation that would require homeowner insurance policies sold in Massachusetts to include coverage for the cost of cleaning up accidental home heating oil spills. Current law only requires companies to make the insurance available to a homeowner as a separate rider. Supporters said that remediation and clean up can cost homeowners anywhere from $20,000 to $1 million. They noted that most homeowners do not have this insurance because it must be bought separately as a rider and most of them don’t even know it is available. “This legislation is a necessity for homeowners protection and peace of mind,” said sponsor Sen. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer). “The cost of remediation is expensive and can force residents to seek risky fi nancial maneuvers. It is only fair that the state takes actions to protect its citizens from this danREAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 Michel, Melouse BUYER2 SELLER1 Chan, Robert S SELLER2 ADDRESS 24 Juniper Dr CITY DATE PRICE Saugus 01.04.2022 $ 728 000,00 ger. I urge the House of Representatives to move quickly on this legislation, too. It is in the best interest of the residents of Massachusetts. This is the right move, and the time to act is now.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill). Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been fi led. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible latenight sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session.. During the week of April 1115, the House met for a total of two hours and ten minutes and the Senate met for a total of 12 hours and 45 minutes Mon. April 11 House 11:01 a.m. to 12:06 p.m. Senate 11:23 a.m. to 11:44 a.m. Tues. April 12 No House session No Senate session Wed. April 13 No House session No Senate session Thurs. April 14 House 11:03 a.m. to 12:08 p.m. Senate 10:19 a.m. to 10:43 p.m. Fri. April 15 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com Bob founded Beacon Hill Roll Call in 1975 and was inducted into the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) Hall of Fame in 2019.

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