SAUGUS Have a Happy Mother’s Day! ADVOCATE Vol. 22, No. 19 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net ~ THE ADVOCATE ASKS ~ Longtime Saugus school cafeteria worker discusses joining school custodians on the picket line Published Every Friday 781-233-4446 Friday, May 10, 2019 Annual Town Meeting begins Plastic Bag Reduction Bylaw passes without Finance Committee endorsement A SIGN OF SUPPORT Substitute cafeteria worker Jenny Martini outside of Saugus Town Hall on Monday, letting the public know she backs the custodians. She was one of several dozen people who turned out to protest a proposal for privatization of janitorial services under consideration by the School Committee. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) Editor’s Note: For this week, we interviewed Jenny Martini after meeting her outside of Saugus Town Hall on Monday (May 6), where she held a sign in support of the 21 school custodians who face the loss of their jobs if the School Committee votes to privatize janitorial services. Martini, who has been working as a substitute cafeteria worker in Saugus Public Schools for 13 years, says she has seen firsthand “the dedicated work of our custodians.” A Beverly native, she moved to Saugus 22 years ago with her husband, and raised a family there. She said she became “a lunch lady” when her youngest child entered the first grade at Lynnhurst Elementary School. He graduated last year, but she continues to work at a job she loves despite the School Department’s decision to privatize cafeteria workers two years ago. Some highlights of the interview follow. ASKS | SEE PAGE 2 SAVORING SAVE SUCCESS: Precinct 1 Town Meeting Member Ann Devlin, who is also president of Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE), is excited about the passage of SAVE’s “Plastic Bag Reduction Bylaw” at Monday’s opening night of the Annual Town Meeting. The Finance Committee had recommended that the article be postponed indefinitely. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler) By Mark E. Vogler E ven before she addressed fellow Town Meeting members on a proposed “Plastic Bag Reduction Bylaw,” Ann Devlin of Precinct 1 knew she faced a difficult challenge. The Finance Committee had already recommended that Article 15 be postponed indefinitely – the type of review that could hinder its passage. It was the committee’s view that the state Legislature be given a chance to develop a plastic TOWN MEETING | SEE PAGE 2 ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS....Warm & welcoming ANGELO’S FULL "Over 40 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2019 Regular Unleaded $2.699 Mid Unleaded $2.799 Super $2.899 Diesel Fuel $2.899 KERO $4.759 Diesel $2.699 SERVICE HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS 3-4 bedroom, 2 full bath Ranch featuring gas fireplace living room with hardwood flooring, eat-in kitchen with maple cabinets, ceramic tile flooring and Bosch, stainless steel appliances, convenient mud room, 3 bedrooms all with hardwood flooring, nicely renovated tile bath. Additional living space in lower level offers full bath, family room and 4th bedroom. Newer roof, replacement windows, central air, security system, one car garage, level, fenced yard, nicely located on dead-end street in desirable Lynnhurst neighborhood. Offered at $479,900 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 View the interior of this home right on your smartphone. View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com Prices subject to change FLEET

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