SAUGUS Local News in 7 Languages! Subscribe to Advocate Online: www.advocatenews.net C TE D AT CAT Vol. 25, No.20 -FREE- www.advocatenews.net LIFE AFTER INJURY Published Every Friday 781-233-4446 Friday, May 19, 2023 Town Meeting 2023 Cliftondale Square Overlay Zoning District falls fi ve votes short of two-thirds majority needed as members complete annual warrant in marathon session ending at around midnight By Mark E. Vogler A majority of Town Meeting members voted 23-18 Monday night in support of a complex zoning article designed to spur the latest revitalization eff ort of Cliftondale Square. But the proposed Cliftondale Square Overlay Zoning District article fell fi ve votes short of the necessary two-thirds majority needed for passage, as the third and fi nal session of this year’s Annual Town Meeting ended after more than two and half hours of contentious debate at around midnight. TOWN MEETING | SEE PAGE 2 Town Moderator Stephen N. Doherty relaxed as he neared the end of a four-hour-plus session at Monday night’s Town Meeting. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by SaugusTV) Midge Dawicki likes to call April 26, 2005, her “celebration of life day” because she’s still alive after breaking her neck in an accident and becoming a quadriplegic. The longtime member of the Saugus Commission on Disability credits a “can do attitude” for helping to make the most of life. Please see inside for this week’s “The Advocate Asks” for more info. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Joanie Allbee) ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS - 1st AD - Welcome Home to Essex Street Condos! Saugus’s newest condo complex featuring 2 bedrooms, bright and sunny corner unit, fully appliance, eat-in kitchen with granite counters and ceramic tile flooring, NEW central air and GAS heat, NEW windows, wood flooring, freshly painted, storage closet, off street parking, coin-op laundry in building, intercom system. Nicely appointed throughout – nothing to do but move in! Super convenient location, low fee, low maintenance – affordable home ownership! You won’t be disappointed!! Time to OWN and STOP renting!! Offered at $329,900 View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com iht 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 f th y View the interior of this home right on your smartphone. g ANGELO’S A FULL SERVICE 1978-2023 Celebrating 45 Years in Business! s! Regular Unleaded $3.159 MidUnleaded $3.739 Super $3.899 Diesel Fuel $3.799 Heating Oil at the Pump $4.759 $2.99 9 DEF HEATING OI 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available by Pump! Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS Hours. Mon.-Wed. 6AM - 6PM / Thurs. & Fri. 6AM - 7PM / Sat. 7AM / Sun. 9AM-5PM Prices subject to change DIESEL TRUCK STOP FLEET

Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 TOWN MEETING | FROM PAGE 1 “I got 101 phone calls – one was in favor of this article,” said Precinct 6 Town Meeting Member Jeanie Bartolo, one of the 18 members who supported the Planning Board recommendation against adoption of the zoning article. “Our Master Plan says to revitalize and rezone Cliftondale Square,” Precinct 2 Town Meeting Member Christopher P. Riley said. Many of the Cliftondale Square area residents who spoke during the deliberations expressed concerns that adoption of the Zoning Overlay District would have an overall negative impact on their neighborhood. “We do not have the room for 85 to 143 apartments,” Essex Street resident Cheryl Roberto testifi ed. Some Cliftondale Square area residents worried that the proposed zoning changes could lead to the construction of fi ve-story buildings, which they said would be completely out of character with the neighborhood. The Planning Board, in its review, called the proposed Zoning Overlay District “inappropriate for the Cliftondale Square Neighborhood.” Planning Board members cited overcrowding, excessive traffi c and insuffi cient parking as their chief concerns. Session Three highlights Overall, Town Meeting members spent more than four hours in the second fl oor auditorium at Town Hall, as they also approved: • A $107.5 million local government operating budget for the 2024 fi scal year that begins July 1. This comprises $75.9 million for the municipal department operating budgets and $31.6 million for the Saugus Public Schools operating budget. • A 5.0 percent increase in the water rates for Fiscal Year 2024, with all receipts to be held in the Water Enterprise Fund to be used exclusively for water expenses, water maintenance, water debt and interest and water improvement programs. • $5,887,002.00 funded from Sewer Enterprise Fund Revenue and $0.00 to come from Retained Earnings; $610,157.00 is to be appropriated in the General Fund funded by Sewer Enterprise Fund Revenue for Indirect Costs. • An article initiated by Precinct 10 Town Meeting Member Peter Manoogian to rename the property known as the Ballard School to “Ballard Gardens.” This proposal, which was approved unanimously, “supports the concept of demolishing the existing building, site preparation, repurposing where appropriate, elements and materials that can be incorporated into a passive green space with topographical features and designs that may include perennial planting, trees, brick walkways, a gazebo, a separately fenced area for dogs and a separate tot lot.” A quick and eff ective Town Meeting session Town Counsel John Vasapolli said he thought the recently concluded Annual Town Meeting was one of the most expedient and effi cient sessions he has experienced during his 42 years of giving legal advice to members. “I never remember 5.0 %APY* INSURED 9 Month CD Your nest egg just got an upgrade. 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Any questions they had were already raised in the preliminary meetings,” he said. “And the good news is we’re in great fi nancial shape, enjoying the highest bond rating this town has ever had,” he said. It is not unusual for sessions of the Annual Town Meeting to be continuing into June or later into the fi scal year. But completing its business by mid-May is indeed a departure from normal proceedings, according to Vasapolli. TOWN MEETING | SEE PAGE 4 Town Meeting 2023: Some disagree with two-thirds vote ruling By Mark E. Vogler Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano said he will request the state Attorney General’s Office to review whether the article establishing a Cliftondale Square Overlay Zoning District should have passed by simple majority rather than two thirds supermajority. Town Moderator Stephen Doherty told members at Monday’s night third session of the Annual Town Meeting that Article 21 would need two thirds vote. A majority of members voted in support of the measure by a margin of 23-18. But that was only 56 percent – about fi ve votes short of the two-thirds. In an interview Wednesday, Cogliano cited a 2021 law that he said appears to allow a simple majority on zoning articles. “Hopefully, the AG inter*Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as of the date posted and is subject to change without notice. APY assumes that interest remains on deposit until maturity. A withdrawal will reduce earnings. A penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Minimum of $500 is required to open a Certificate of Deposit and earn the advertised APY. Member FDIC | Member DIF All Deposits Are Insured In Full. prets the rezoning of Cliftondale Square as a simple majority vote because that will be a major victory for Joe Vecchione and the Town as a whole,” Cogliano told The Saugus Advocate. “I’m just requesting that the AG review whether this zoning change meets the requirements of the new standards. Although I respect the opinions of John Vasapolli and Jesse Schumer, I took it upon myself to speak to other local Attorneys who believe it should have been a simple majority vote,” he said. “I would also like to thank Joe Vecchionne for the tremendous amount of work he did putting forth the zoning change. It will be a significant loss to Saugus if he doesnt stay involved,” he said. Town Counse l John Vasapolli said he doesn’t believe that the new state law applies in the case of the Cliftondale rezoning article and said he advised the town moderator and Vecchione of his informal opinion about a week ago. “If it were a simple matter of changing from multi-family to mixed zoning, it would be a majority vote,” Vasapolli said. “But the article has a number of dimensional changes within it that would require a twothirds vote. That zoning change as submittedhas a lot of changes – not just to mixed zoning. He’s changing height restrictions,” he said.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 ~ The Advocate Asks ~ Page 3 Midge Dawicki talks about how’s she been able to enjoy life 18 years after a freak accident left her a quadriplegic Editor’s Note: For this week’s column, we interviewed Midge Dawicki, a 73-year-old Saugus woman who has dedicated her life to helping others over the adversity of spinal injuries like the one that left her paralyzed and without the use of her hands and legs. Dawicki grew up in Chelsea and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Cambridge in 1967. She moved to Saugus 45 years ago. All four of her adult children went through the local education system and graduated from Saugus High School. Prior to a crippling accident on the deck of her home, she was an avid motorcyclist and played the guitar. She also played the piano. She worked as an executive assistant for three chief justices in the Massachusetts Trial Court at 2 Center Plaza in Boston for 35 years. She has spent 10 years as a Board Member of the Saugus Disability Commission. She’s vice president of the Board of Directors for the Disability Resource Center in Salem. She’s also on the Board of Directors for the Greater Boston Chapter of the Spinal Injury Association. Highlights of this week’s interview follow. Q: What is significant about the date, April 26, 2005? A: I call April 26 “My celebration of Life Day,” because I’m still here. I’m still alive and God knows why. Q: Please tell me what happened that day. A: I was 55 years old when the accident happened. I was home from work that day. Q: Please tell me about your early days. A: I graduated from High School and went to MassBay Community College and studied secretarial skills. After I graduated, I got a job in the courthouse as a stenogADVOCATE ASKS| SEE PAGE 8 9 QUEEN FOR A DAY: Midge Dawicki (right) and Rick Riley were among more than 100 people who attended the St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon at the Saugus Senior Center back in March when she was honored as the St. Patrick’s Day Queen. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Joanie Allbee) I was sitting on the porch. I got some scissors and started to cut the vegetation on the porch. I leaned on the top railing, and it broke five and a half feet off the ground, and I hit my chin and broke my neck. I didn’t put my hands out because I was afraid to get cut by the scissors. If I put my hands out, I would have broken the fall. Everything happens for a reason. Q: And you got paralyzed in that accident? A: Yes. I became a quadriplegic. I have no use of my hands and I have no feeling from the breastbone down. It was just a freak accident. It shows you how life changes in an instant. Q: You seem to have a positive outlook despite that terrible accident. A: I have to. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t. I have to have a positive attitude and live one day at a time. Q: What do you credit for that good attitude? A: You can’t sit back and say, “Why did this happen to me?” You can’t think about or dwell on things you can’t do. I have my family and friends, and that keeps me going. My children are ages 52, 51, 48, 44 – three girls and one boy. And I have 11 grandchildren, from 24 to five. They’re wonderful. I consider myself lucky. 425r Broadway, Saugus Located adjacent to Kohls Plaza Route 1 South in Saugus at the intersection of Walnut St. We are on MBTA Bus Route 429 781-231-1111 We are a Skating Rink with Bowling Alleys, Arcade and two TV’s where the ball games are always on! PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE 12-8 p.m. Sunday Monday Tuesday $9.00 Price includes Roller Skates Rollerblades/inline skates $3.00 additional cost Private Parties 7:30-11 p.m. $10.00 Price includes Roller Skates Adult Night 18+ Only Wednesday Thursday Friday Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Private Parties Private Parties 4-11 p.m. Saturday 12-11 p.m. $9.00 $9.00 Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Sorry No Checks - ATM on site Roller skate rentals included in all prices Inline Skate Rentals $3.00 additional BIRTHDAY & PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE www.roller-world.com

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 Page 5 Saugus 5th-graders compete in Arbor Day Poster Contest A By Laura Eisener ll nine of the fi fth grade classes at Belmonte STEAM Academy participated in the Saugus annual Arbor Day Poster contest for fi fth-graders this spring. In all, over 120 posters were created by students in these classes. This year’s theme was “How Trees Make Us Happy.” The fi rst prize winner was Nahla Lopez, and honorable mentions were awarded to Eric O’Brien, Neva Senates, Luka Ristanovic, Valentina da Costa and Anya Scandone. The artwork that went into the posters, following lessons from the classroom teachers on the importance of trees, resulted in some thought-provoking and creative work on appreciation of nature and made quite a challenge for the judges on the Tree Committee. Certificates were given to the six award winners after morning announcements on May 4. A tree will be planted on the Belmonte School property in honor of the fi rst prize winner of this year’s poster contest, Nahla Lopez, as had been done at the former elementary schools in previous years. The posters will be hung up in the be planted in public places (primarily at schools and as street trees around town), participated in educational programs about trees, checked on public trees to help assess health and determine whether any should be removed or pruned and offered programs and walks. In This year’s Arbor Day Poster contest winners, pictured from left to right: Luca Ristanovic, Nahla Lopez, Valentina da Costa, Neva Senates, Eric O’Brien and Anya Scandone displayed their award-winning entries recently at the Belmonte STEAM Academy. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) Saugus Public Library in the near future so everyone can see the fi ne work of the students. The Tree Committee is celebrating its 25th year in 2023. In order to qualify to be a Tree City USA, you need to have a Tree board or committee, a tree ordinance in place (Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 87) to protect street trees, a forestry program with a tree budget and a work plan in place in place for tree planting and maintenance, and Arbor Day events. Saugus meets all of these requirements thanks to the Tree Committee’s eff orts and those of Tree Warden Tim Wendell and the workers of the DPW who have worked to plant and maintain public trees in Saugus. Many other citizens have participated in volunteering at the tree farm over the past quarter century as well as volunteering to water street trees and some of the trees on school and park properties. In preparation for Arbor Day this year, Joyce Rodenheiser read stories about trees and made a tree craft with the children at the library in April. Over the years the Tree Committee has raised many trees at the tree farm up to the size that can STORE HOURS: 6:00 AM - 10:30 PM Come to Robinson News Convenience 1556 Eastern Ave, Malden • (781) 324-0492 Come Play lottery here! Lottery Beer Wine WE'VE GOT ALL YOUR NEEDS COVERED! Soft Drinks Groceries 6:00 AM - 10:30 PM 2015, to celebrate the bicentennial of Saugus becoming a town separate from Lynn, the Tree Committee donated an elm, which was planted at the Saugus Iron Works near the nature trail entrance. It is thriving and has grown quite tall in the years since it was planted.

Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 Pioneer Charter School of Science celebrates its annual International Day (Editor’s Note: The Pioneer Charter School of Science in Saugus issued the following press release this week.) O n May 5th, PCSS 2 in Saugus hosted its annual International Day, a night of student-led cultural activities for the whole family. The school’s art teacher, Jacqueline Tisevich, known to students as ‘Ms. Tis’ spearheaded the event. Tickets included admission and a to-go box for cultural food, with proceeds going to a school-wide fi eld trip to Canobie Lake on the last day of school. Held in the school’s gymnasium, students and their families set up booths to represent Performing a cultural dance, pictured from left to right, are Adaora Okeke, Oluwatoni Edebiri, Sandra Adetola, Toyosi Oludimu, Grace Oladoja and Tajowk Deng. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate) over 20 cultural heritages, representing places including Albania, Brazil, and the Democratic Republic of Congo to Guatemala, Uzbekistan, and Latin America. Each booth featured country-specific traditional food and a trifold with facts about the country represented. The students facilitated much of the evening independently, serving food and talking to peers about their heritage and traditions. The night included various performances from students, including dances and musical acts. Open to all in the PCSS 2 community, students, parents, and guardians mingled with faculty and other families as they learned about each other’s unique cultural backgrounds. PCSS 2 teachers and students acknowledge this TOWN MEETING | FROM PAGE 4 begin working toward a more active, vibrant and modern Students Azizbek Rakhmatov and Kynan Ramos serve up international cuisine to celebration attendees. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate) event’s importance to the school’s community. International Day is an opportunity to build relationships and foster communication about celebrating unique cultures, with the freedom to express themCliftondale Square. All the concerns of traffic, parking, pedestrian safety could have been addressed in parallel. So many people expressed many concerns about traffi c, safety, speeding, pedestrian safety and although the zoning article didn’t pass the 2/3, these issues are important enough to address them immediately, as safety always comes fi rst,” she said. Precinct 2 Town Meeting Member Joe Vecchione, who has lived in Cliftondale all of his life, is the architect of the Cliftondale Square Overlay Zoning District. He presented a detailed half-hour audiovisual demonstration on the considerable numbers of studies conducted on Cliftondale revitalization over the years. Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano, Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Debra Panetta and Selectman Michael Serino selves through clothing, cuisine and performance. While the experience is entertaining for the students, it is also a time of pride, fostering increased understanding and tolerance toward others’ ways of living. also shared their views on Article 21 during the Town Meeting session. Cogliano lobbied hard in support of the zoning proposal. “I fi nd it hard to believe anyone thinks Cliftondale Square is fi ne as is,” Cogliano said in an interview. “We can’t move this town forward with backward thinkers,” he said. A ballot question suggested Selectman Serino declared that “additional apartments in Cliftondale is not the solution.” “The town is committed to improving Cliftondale Square,” Serino said. He noted in recent years that Town Meeting and selectmen cleared the purchase of two properties for potential use as parking lots. He also cited a TOWN MEETING | SEE PAGE 7

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 ~ The Old Sachem ~ Page 7 A Power Pitcher V ida Rochelle Blue was a major league baseball left-handed pitcher from 1969 to 1986, spending most of his career with the Oakland Athletics as the team won three consecutive World Series championships from 1972-1974. He won the American League Cy Young Award and Most Valuable Player award in 1971. Vida Blue was a six-time American League All-Star and the fi rst pitcher to start the AllStar game for both the American League in 1971 and National League in 1978. He played for the San Francisco Giants from 1978 to 1981 and again from 1985 to 1986. Between these two periods, he pitched for the Kansas City Royals in 1982 and 1983. Vida Blue was born on July 28, 1949, in Mansfi eld, Louisiana, the oldest of six children of Vida Blue Sr. and wife Sallie. He went to DeSoto High School in Mansfi eld as a pitcher on the baseball team and the quarterback in football. As a senior he pitched a no-hitter with 21 strikeouts in a seven-inning game. As a quarterback, he passed for 3,400 yards, completing 35 touchdown passes and rushing for 1,600 yards. TOWN MEETING | FROM PAGE 6 $2 million grant that the town manager had obtained for revitalization of Cliftondale. “I believe we can move forward with small steps,” he said. Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Panetta said she would not have a problem putting it on the ballot – a suggesAs a power pitcher, Vida favored his fastball with a speed of 94 miles an hour, occasionally reaching 100 miles per hour. He also threw a very good changeup and an occasional curveball. Baseball historian Bill James called Vida the second-hardest thrower of his era, only eclipsed by Nolan Ryan. Vida pitched for the Oakland Athletics from 1969 to 1977. He was traded to the San Francisco Giants, where he pitched from 1978 to 1981, was traded to the Kansas City Royals (1982–1983) and back to the Giants, where he pitched during 1985 and 1986. His Major League Baseball statistics were wins–losses 209-161; ERA 3.27; and 2,175 strikeouts over his career. Vida was an All-Star six times: 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1981. The A’s were World Series champions during his time: 1972, 1973 and 1974. He was the American League Most Valuable Player in 1971, and he won the Cy Young Award the same year. He had a no-hitter on September 21, 1970, and a combined no-hitter on September 28, 1975. He was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame and San Francisco Wall of Fame. tion made by Precinct 9 Town Meeting Member Robert J. Long. “The voters here should be involved with it,” Long said. “We should not be honoring this on an urban renewal basis,” he said. 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He was 10-1 when he came to Fenway Park and battled the Sox star pitcher, Sonny Siebert, who was 8-0 at the time. The Sox won 4-3 in what is considered as one of the most dramatic games in Fenway history. In 1972 he had a 6-10 record as he constantly argued with Finley about his salary. He was back on top in 1973 with a 20-9 record, 17-15 in 1974 and 22-11 in 1975. After an 18-13 record in 1976, Vida opened up to reporters that he hoped Finley would breathe his last, fall fl at on his face and die of polio. Finley didn’t have much use for black players. The two of them were at each other’s throat during Vida’s career in Oakland. At the end of the 1976 season, when free agendon’t want to take a premature vote,” Panetta said. Precinct 10 Town Meeting Member Peter Manoogian said there is much the town could do in providing tax incentives to landlords for the future development of Cliftondale Square. “But safety has to be resolved fi rst,” Manoogian said. cy was fi rst established, most of the players left Oakland because of Finley. Blue stayed with a virtually new team and was 14-19. In March of 1978, Vida was traded to the San Francisco Giants for six players and $300,000, which included Mario Guerrero and a player to be included later to the Giants. His record in 1978 was 18-10, including a 2.79 ERA as the Giants won 89 games and a third-place fi nish. He started the 1978 All-star game and was Sporting News National League Pitcher of the Year. He went 14-14 in 1979 with a 5.02 ERA, 14-10 in 1980 with an ERA of 2.97, 8-6 in 1981 with an ERA of 2.45, a season where a strike interrupted the season. For the 1982 season, Vida was traded to the Kansas City Royals. He went 13-12 with an ERA of 3.78 on 31 starts. In 1983 he went 0-5 with an ERA of 6,01 in 19 appearances, including 13 starts. After the 1983 season, Blue along with former teammates Willie Nelson, Jerry Martin and Willie Aikens pleaded guilty to purchasing cocaine. Vida was sentenced to three months in prison and was suspended by MLB for the 1984 season. “The Old Sachem,” Bill Stewart (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Joanie Allbee) In April 1985 he was a free agent and was returned to San Francisco. He went 8-8 with an ERA of 4.47 in 33 appearances, including 20 starts. In 1986 he went 10-10 with a 3.27 ERA. He retired in 1987. He faced many DUI charges in 2005. In 1971 he accompanied Bob Hope on the USO tour of the troops in Vietnam, He worked for many charitable events, including Safeway All Stars Challenge Sports, celebrity golf tournaments and charities for children. Vida Blue had many personal faults but was an outstanding pitcher in his early seasons. 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True to its grassroots beginnings, the nation’s oldest community pledge walk unites community partners, business leaders, walkers, volunteers, public offi cials, media, and residents of all backgrounds together for a cause. Money raised through the annual event is funding Project Bread’s urgent mission to ensure kids have reliable access to food, to directly help individuals and families, and to advocate at the state and federal levels for expedited and effi cient relief for those in need. Walk funds are also supporting community organizations that are helping people access food locally and ensuring communities have the resources necessary to respond to the hunger crisis now and over the long road to recovery ahead. “1 in 5 families with children is struggling without enough to eat,” says Erin McAleer, Project Bread CEO. “The Walk for Hunger and the money it raises are vital as resources available during the pandemic continue to be peeled back. This includes free school meals, expanded SNAP benefit amounts, an increased number of Summer Eats meal sites and more. Donating to the Walk, and raising money, is something tangible all of us can do to make sure our neighbors in need can get the food to meet their most basic of needs.” Members of the Saugus High School National Honor Society team are shown on Boston Common at The Walk for Hunger. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by The Saugus High School National Honor Society) This year, 34 nonprofi ts participated in The Commonwealth, raising more than $116,400 and counting. The Saugus High School National Honor Society team was out in full force. The Saugus High School www.eight10barandgrille.com OPEN DAILY FOR DINNER AT 4 PM. CATCH THE CELTICS, BRUINS & NCAA SPORTS ON OUR 6 LARGE SCREEN TV'S! om National Honor Society participated in Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger to fundraise for Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus, a nonprofi t that provides a weekend supply of nutritious food for each eligible child when school lunches and breakfasts are unavailable on weekends or school holidays. The Saugus High School National Honor Society fi rst hit the pavement for Project Bread’s annual event as part of The Commonwealth program last year, with 40% of funds raised going to Project Bread and 60% of the funds coming back to the community in Saugus. As a community service-based organization, the honor society is committed to helping the Saugus community and beyond by ADVOCATE ASKS | FROM PAGE 3 WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810 rapher in the Suff olk County Courthouse. I worked in the Massachusetts Trial Court for 35 years. After I got injured, they had me come back to the courthouse to work. Everything was voice-activated; they set it up for me. And I just retired two and a half years ago, as the executive assistant volunteering with Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus. Funds raised through Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger will go toward food for the take-home grocery bags distributed in the Saugus school district free of charge to those in need. To date, the team has raised $1,564 toward its $2,500 goal. “Being a part of something bigger that stretches further beyond our community helps to make a bigger impact,” says Maia Castle, president of the Saugus High School National Honor Society. “Project Bread’s mission of providing reliable food sources in Massachusetts compliments our mission right here in Saugus. Together, we are helping make a diff erence in the lives of many people who are struggling to get access to nutritious food.” Historically, Project Bread has hosted a 20-mile Walk for Hunger, passing through 5 towns. This year’s event followed a new 3-mile route around Boston Common. There was something for evto the chief justice of the Massachusetts Trial Court. Q: Anything else you can tell me? A: I went to the New England Conservatory of Music and learned to play the piano. I also played the guitar, and I played the guitar and sang in diff erent churches. Q: And you were a big biker. eryone as participants engaged in family-friendly activities, live music, giveaways and raffl e prizes, lawn games, and a Kid’s Zone complete with balloon animals and face painting. Project Bread’s Chef Educator Sherry Hughes showed participants how to make Adobo Chicken with Corn and Cucumber Salad, a recipe developed by Project Bread Chefs to ensure school meals are healthy and delicious. Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger fundraising continues throughout the summer with the goal of reaching the $1 million target. Visit www.projectbread.org/walk to donate or start a personal fundraiser. People experiencing food insecurity should call Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline (1-800-645-8333), to connect with local food resources. Support is confi dential, free, and available in any language and for the hearing impaired. Learn more at www.projectbread.org/get-help. A: I rode a Harley-Davidson. I went on motorcycles across the whole country; I rode 8,000 miles. I was 40 years old when I did that. What a trip. I went to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park, Las Vegas, everywhere. I belonged to the Harley Owners Group – HOG. I was the secretary to the club. ADVOCATE ASKS| SEE PAGE 9

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 Page 9 WiN Waste innovations provides transportation for eighth-grade field trip to Boston (Editor’s Note: WIN Waste An $8,500 donation S Innovations issued the following press release this week.) augus Middle School eigh th- g r aders will be staying local for their annual field trip this year, with an action-packed schedule of events in Boston keeping them busy for three days in June. One of the biggest expenses associated with the field trip is transportation, and the school is getting a big assist from WIN Waste Innovations in the form of an $8,500 donation that will cover the cost of bus transportation for the three days. “We greatly appreciate WIN Waste’s generosity,” said Saugus Middle-High School associate principal Myra Monto. “Our goal was to raise enough to take care of all the transportation, which lowers the cost of the trip for each student.” Among the attractions the eighth-graders wi ll tour are: Freedom Trail, Old Ironsides, Bunker Hill Monument, Fenway Park, New England Aquarium, Museum of Science and Boston Duck Tours. “We are pleased to help these students experience all that Boston has to offer,” said Mary Urban, WIN Waste Innovations Director of Communications, Community Engagement & Marketing. “We value our partnership with Saugus schools as part of our commitment to being a good neighbor.” Looking forward to their field trip to Boston next month are these eighth-graders from Saugus Middle-High School. Saugus Middle-High School Principal Brendon Sullivan is in the third row at the far left. Next to him is Mary Urban, WIN Waste Innovations Director of Communications, Community Engagement & Marketing. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) ADVOCATE ASKS | FROM PAGE 8 I ran the fundraisers for Ronald McDonald House. We raised $57,000 the first year and $62,000 the second year. This was for the Ronald McDonald Run 2001 and 2002. After I got injured, I only worked in the courthouse. I volunteered at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington every Monday – at the information desk in the East Lobby at the Lahey. On Wednesday, I volunteered at the Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge, and I visited the patients as a peer mentor. I visited the spinal cord patients. Q: What’s a peer mentor? A: I try to give hope to the newly injured spinal cord injury patients and let them know that there’s life after injury. Q: What else do you do? A: I also support the Saugus Senior Center. I think it’s a wonderful place. I think it’s the best. Q: After your injury, how long did it take for you to get back to the world? A: I spent a month at Mass General Hospital. And then I spent four and a half months at Spaulding Rehab before I got to come home to Saugus. From Spaulding Rehab, I went to on Stevens Pond. The apartment was handicapped-accessible and I spent five years there. I had to put an extension on my house: a bedroom and a bathroom and a new porch. And I had to put a ramp onto the house to make it all accessible. I moved back into my house in 2011. Q: And what’s that like now? A: In order to live at home, I have personal care attendants that have to be there most hours. I don’t have 24-hour coverage yet, but I am working on that. So, I think I’m doing okay. Q: How do you manage to get by at home? A: At home, I have a voice-activated computer and a voice-activated phone. I’m lucky I’m still here. God does not want me yet, so I’m still here for a reason. Everybody has their own plans, but ADVOCATE ASKS| SEE PAGE 10 J& • Reliable Mowing Service • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Mulch & Edging • Sod or Seed Lawns • Shrub Planting & Trimming • Water & Sewer Repairs Joe Pierotti, Jr. S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. Masonry - Asphalt • Brick or Block Steps • Brick or Block Walls • Concrete or Brick Paver Patios & Walkways • Brick Re-Pointing • Asphalt Paving www.JandSlandscape-masonry.com • Senior Discount • Free Estimates • Licensed & Insured 617-389-1490 Designing and Constructing Ideas that are “Grounds for Success” Landscaping

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 Sachems battle back to edge Malden By Greg Phipps F or the second time this season, the Saugus High School softball team found a way to topple a very good Malden Catholic squad by producing a comeback effort. Two weeks ago, the Sachems fought back to knock off Malden on the road. On Monday at home, they pulled off a similar feat by overcoming a 5-0 deficit and emerging with a 6-5 win. Five runs in the bottom of the fifth evened the game at five apiece before Saugus plated the winning tally in the sixth. Pitchers Abby Enwright and Taylor Deleidi combined for the win. Enwright threw two innings and Deleidi worked the next five frames. Defensively, the Sachems came up big. Shortstop Devany Millerick made a game-saving, juggling catch in short center field to preserve the victory. Alexa Morello and Maria Silva made ADVOCATE ASKS | FROM PAGE 9 things can change. God has other plans for me. I’m lucky to have my family and friends. Q: Was there a turning point, after the accident, where you solid fielding plays at first base and in the outfield, respectively. On offense, Ava Rogers drove in two runs with a hit, followed by a single and RBI each from Lily Ventre and Danica Schena. Sydney Deleidi, Kaitlyn Pugh and Millerick contributed hits as well. Head Coach Steve Almquist said he’s been impressed with the performance of his young team, which has no seniors and sports three sophomores, two juniors and an eighth-grader in the infield, while the outfield is made up of a freshman, a sophomore and a junior. Monday’s victory improved the Sachems to 9-6 overall and in need of just one more win to clinch the program’s seventh straight state tournament berth. “We have certainly experienced our share of growing pains,” Almquist said. “We still have a long way to go but the entire team began to adapt to and accept your situation? A: I think it was in Spaulding. I just accepted it. It was about six months after the accident. Things are hard to accept, but I developed a “can do” attitude. ~ ANNOUNCEMENT~ REVERE AMERICAN LEGION POST # 61 Is reopening soon! has been working hard to get better each day.” Last Wednesday, the Sachems scored a 12-0 mercy-rule win over Winthrop and then suffered a tough loss to Peabody two days later. In the Winthrop game, Deleidi was the winning pitcher, going all five innings and giving up just two hits. The Sachems rallied for seven runs in the first inning and never looked back. Pugh continued her hot hitting by belting three hits and driving in two while Millerick swatted two hits and had two RBIs. Rogers contributed two knocks and two RBIs, and Silva drove in two runs with a base hit. Also joining the hit brigade were Ventre, Schena and Isabella Natalucci. The Sachems hosted Swampscott on Wednesday and entertain Salem on Saturday morning (scheduled 10 a.m. start) at the Belmonte School Field. I go to church every Sunday and I use The Ride – The MBTA Ride – to get to church. It’s a blessing. I go every Sunday. And I go to the Mall. I love eating at Panera Bread. I just ate there on Mother’s Day. Q: Was there inspiration in your life? A: My family was coming to visit. My friends were coming to visit. They were there for me through it all. I was in the chair, but they still loved me. And I had peer mentors. It was not an easy thing to accept. I got all sorts of help. I can call people on the phone and I’m involved with conference call support groups. Peer mentors helped me and it’s good to give back. Q: Before the accident, you had a pretty active lifestyle. A: Definitely. Q; So, what did you do to fill that time? A: They asked me to speak at different schools in Wakefield. I got involved in the LAD Program – Learning About Disabilities. I spoke to the third- and fourth-graders. Q: Were you pretty religious We are happy to announce that we have begun making reservations for our function hall. At 249 Broadway, Revere for events after May 20, 2023 For information, please call 781-284-9511 * Leave your name and telephone number. before the accident? A: Yes. I have always been pretty religious. I taught Sunday School. Q: You are a member of the town’s Disabilities Commission. How is Saugus doing as far as making sure the town is accessible for all citizens? A: We’re working on it. Things are pretty accessible. Q: Anything else that you would like to share? Saugus shortstop Devany Millerick made a game-saving catch in Monday’s comeback win over Malden Catholic. A: Just take one day at a time. That’s all you can do. And enjoy your life. I learned there is life after injury. I found that life is good with many gifts from friends and family. I like going to the Saugus Senior Center and going out for lunch and dinner with my friends or family. I’m a peer mentor for people who are newly injured with spinal cord injuries. I try to keep a positive attitude each and every day. To date, I have retained my position as a notary, also my position as a reserve deputy sheriff for Middlesex County AN APPROPRIATE POEM: Midge Dawicki said she wrote this poem about 18 years ago, before her accident. But she said it still applies to her life and she plans to read it soon at a church, where she will give a talk. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate)

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 Page 11 SHS Varsity Sachems Girls Lacrosse Honor Seniors Saugus Sachem Gabriella Giordano is shown with her parents, Michelle and Greg Giordano. Senior Sachem Captain Marissa Patterson is shown with her parents, Janine and Ken Giordano and Sebastian Cadavid. Seniors Gabriella Giordano and Captain Marissa Patterson are shown with the JV and Varsity teams of Saugus High School Girls Lacrosse Program. The seniors were honored by their teammates last Wednesday evening at Christie Serino Jr. Memorial Field. Sachems forever, #10 Gabriella Giordano and Senior captain Marissa Patterson of the Varity Lacrosse Team were recognized for their dedication to the team last Wednesday evening at the Sachem’s last home game. Saugus collects second victory over Northeast Metro Tech By Greg Phipps n their second game of the season, the Saugus Sachems notched their first baseball victory of the 2023 campaign. It took a while to achieve win No. 2, precisely 15 games, but the team’s second triumph came to fruition on Monday against the Northeast Metro Tech Knights. In fact, Saugus’s first W came at home against these same Knights back in early April. It took a comeback effort I for Saugus in the first meeting between the two teams, but Monday’s game was a scoreless battle until the top of the fifth inning when the Sachems broke through with two runs. From there, Saugus would rally for five more in the sixth to pull away to a 7-0 victory. As has been the case often this spring, Saugus’s pitching was solid enough. Three pitchers – Jordan Rodriguez (three innings), Cam Bernard (one frame) and Danny Zeitz (three innings) – combined to hurl the shutout. The trio teamed up for seven strikeouts and surrendered just three hits. Offensively, Saugus collected 10 hits as a team. Nathan Soroko (three RBIs), Tyler Riley (two RBIs) and Bernard (two RBIs) each contributed two hits. One of Soroko’s hits was a two-bagger. Cam Soroko, Rodriguez, Shane Bourque and Javier Cruz-Fuentes had the other knocks, while Connor Bloom and Connor Kelleher each scored a run. The victory left the Sachems with a 2-15 record. The team had three games remaining in the season as of early this week. Saugus played at Winthrop on Wednesday and hosts Swampscott in its final home game at World Series Park today (May 19). The season concludes with a tilt at Gloucester next Monday, May 22. Danny Zeitz hurled three scoreless innings to help the Sachems to a win over Northeast Metro Tech on Monday. Tyler Riley socked two hits and drove in two in Monday’s 7-0 win over Northeast Metro Tech.

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 The Sounds of Saugus By Mark E. Vogler Good morning, Saugus! Two big weekends are coming up in Saugus. On next Saturday, May 27 – just a week from tomorrow – the Saugus Veterans Council will again be leading the charge for the Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Stephen L. Castinetti, commander of the Saugus Veterans Council, said this year’s parade will feature a media truck that will display sites that honor Saugus veterans and photos of deceased military men and women. A video prepared by Saugus TV Studio Associate John Prudent will be running throughout the parade, and residents will be able to view it at the staging area at Anna Parker Field at 124 Essex St. at 9 a.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m., traveling the same parade route as last year: down Essex Street toward Cliftondale Square, down Lincoln Avenue, onto Central Street, to Winter Street and into Riverside Cemetery for the Memorial Day Ceremonies. Frank Manning, the outgoing commander of Cpl Scott J. Procopio Saugus American Legion Post 210, has been chosen as this year’s parade grand marshal. A former U.S. Senator and Ambassador to New Zealand will be this year’s keynote speaker. Castinetti said this year’s parade will include Junior ROTC color guard units from Beverly, Peabody, Revere and Salem. Guy Moley, the man behind local charity car shows, will arrange to have some classic cars in the parade. Martin Cox has offered to bring three military vehicles with him. The ceremony at Riverside Cemetery is expected to take place at about 11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m., according to Castinetti. Stay tuned for more details in next week’s Saugus Advocate. A second major upcoming event – the 152 Commencement Exercises of Saugus High School – is set for Friday, June 2 in Christie Serino Jr. Memorial Stadium adjacent to the new Saugus Middle/High School Complex. Stay tuned for more details on the Saugus High Class of 2023. Help Randy flag the veterans’ graves At about 3 p.m. on next Friday, May 26, Veterans Graves Registration Officer Randy Briand will converge on Riverside Cemetery to place miniature American flags on each of the veterans’ graves. The local Boys and Girls Scouts are usually the nucleus of the volunteers. But Randy welcomes any help. “Saugus Over Coffee” The next “Saugus Over Coffee” forum has been set for Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m., when we will be featuring Precinct 6. We will be sending out invitations soon – via email and letters – to the homes of each of the five Precinct 6 Town Meeting members. For those unfamiliar with the “Saugus Over Coffee” forums, they are cosponsored by The Saugus Advocate and the Saugus Public Library. The primary purpose is to give citizens in each of the town’s 10 precincts an opportunity to voice their concerns about top issues in their respective precincts. It also gives them an opportunity to meet their Town Meeting representatives and chat over a cup of coffee or tea. Town Meeting members will benefit by getting to know more about concerns in their precincts. Viewers of the forums videotaped by Saugus TV will also get to learn a little about the history or interesting things about the precinct being featured each month. One of my major hopes for the forums is that it spurs an interest for citizens to become candidates for Town Meeting in this fall’s town election. The public should keep in mind that there was a paucity of candidates for Town Meeting seats in the town elections back in 2021. In five of the 10 precincts, only five candidates ran for the five seats. That means half of the 50-member body was elected without competition. Stay tuned for more information as “Saugus Over Coffee” continues. Here is the remaining schedule: Precinct 6 – June 20 Precinct 7 – July 10 Precinct 8 – August 14 Precinct 9 – September 11 Precinct 10 – October 23 Please check with The Saugus Advocate or library for any changes in dates. Residents can check the programming guide on the station’s website (www.saugustv.org) for dates and times. A video of the forum will also be available for viewing on the station’s vimeo page within a day or two after the event – www.vimeo.com/ saugustelevision. How Scottish POWs shaped New England The Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site has an interesting forum set for 1 p.m. at the park on May 21. The press release issued recently by the Iron Works invited historic-minded residents and others to attend and “share your ideas to help shape the future of an exciting research project.” “New research conducted by an international team of archaeologists and historians is unearthing the fascinating story of some of the workers at the Saugus Ironworks,” it continued. “Landscapes of Indenture is an international investigation of the lives of the Scots, and the environmental impact they and other laborers had on the New England frontier. National Park Service is a partner in the project along with Salem State University, the University of New Hampshire, Old Berwick Historical Society, Durham University in England, and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The team of archaeologists, historians and paleoecologists are currently conducting fieldwork on sites associated with the Scots,” the press release noted. “The story of 400 Scottish soldiers taken prisoner at the Battles of Dunbar (1650) and Worcester (1651) and shipped to New England as forced labor is one of the most compelling immigrant stories in early American history. Many Scots served their fiveto-seven-year indentures at the Saugus Ironworks, and the rest worked in other hard and dangerous jobs in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.” A June run for Mission Ready Marine veteran Brandon Montella, the U.S. Marine veteran who completed a 100-mile run last Veterans Day to honor local veterans and to raise money for his nonprofit cause, announced he has scheduled a 5K fund-raising run/walk through Breakheart Reservation this summer. The event – set for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10 – is to benefit his 501C3 Mission Ready, which provides fitness programs and events to under-resourced youth and veterans. Here’s a link to the event with all the information and sponsors on the site: https://runsignup.com/Race/ MA/Saugus/MissionReady5K Multiple “Shout Outs” this week It’s always great to receive more than one “shout out” from our readers. The more, the merrier. This week, we received nominations from three readers: Precinct 6 Town Meeting Member Jeanie Bartolo: “This special ‘Shout Out’ goes to all of us who live in Cliftondale Square for standing firm for our neighborhood. At last Monday night’s Annual Town Meeting regarding Article 21, the Rezoning of Cliftondale Square, the Article was shot down by a two thirds vote 18 - 23. The grassroots effort by the residents of Cliftondale resulted in 100 phone calls and a Change. Org petition that garnered another 100 people against the Rezoning. A very special thank you to those who wrote letters; Mary Dunlop, Chery Roberto, Mark Sacco and Kimberly Preston and to the residents who attended and spoke out against the rezoning at Town Meeting. The residents aren’t against bettering the Square but we certainly don’t want or need an ‘urban development’ with 143 apartments smack in the middle of the Square either.” Sue Fleming: “First, Shout Out to Joanie Albee for all of her efforts of being the ‘Sketch Artist’ for ‘The Advocate.’ It was one of my favorite things to check out each week. Hopefully we will see it again in the future! Much appreciated, Joanie! “Second, Shout Out to Saugus Police Chief Michael Ricciardelli for being honored by the Anti-Defamation League of New England for his response to the antisemitic incident last September and for being a part of organizing a vigil. Also, for contributing to the Menorah and the candle lighting in front of Town Hall in December. We need to come together as a community and respect each other! Thank you Chief Ricciardelli!” Precinct 2 Town Meeting Member Christopher P. Riley: I’d like to give a special shout out to Joe Vecchione. Joe has spent a great deal of time and effort to improve Cliftondale Square. As a lifelong resident of the area, I appreciate his work.” 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. An Earth Day fundraiser Earth Day is actually over. But the Saugus River Watershed Council will be holding an “Earth Day” fundraiser at Prince Pizzeria on May 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. – either in person or takeout. People who want to contribute to causes organized by the environmental group can purchase Prince Pizzeria vouchers, including one for a slice of the Saugus River Watershed at $25. This includes the popular Take ‘n Bake pizza in three-pack boxes. Seeking Sachem Sports Historical Data If you are knowledgeable about the Saugus High Sachem Boys and Girls sports teams prior to 1969, Saugus Public Schools could use your help. The School District is looking for data on Saugus High Sachem Boys and Girls sports teams prior to 1969 that won a conference, regional and/or State Championship. “For example, we need data on the 1966, ’67 or ’68 Saugus varsity cross country team that won the State Championship,” Saugus School Committee Member Dennis Gould wrote in a press release this week. “We need the team, the year and what championship they won. Pictures of the teams, trophies or old banners would be great also,” Gould said. “The data will be used by the School District to generate historical banners to hang in the new complex and to give to the Saugus Sports Hall of Fame for permanent record.” If you happen to have access or knowledge of such data, please email it to Dennis Gould, School Committee, jdgould1969@aol.com. Dennis can also be reached at 1-617257-4847. Kowloon launches outdoor dining next week The Kowloon Restaurant, which is located at 948 Broadway (Route 1 North) in Saugus, was set to open its outdoor dining venue on May 17 – serving a full food and bar menu. Their outdoor concert series kicks off on May 19 with Beatlejuice. The Kowloon Restaurant is open every day from noon till closing, and the outdoor venue is open Wednesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to closing. This month’s Outdoor Concert Lineup: May 19: Beatlejuice, presented by the Saugus Lions Club. Tickets are $35 per person. THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 13

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 Page 13 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 12 Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show is at 7 p.m. For tickets, call 781-727-5629. May 26: WildFire Band – free admission, reserved seating is $10 per person. Doors open at 5 p.m. May 27: Cover Story Entertainment – free admission, reserved seating is $10 per person. Doors open at 5 p.m. Beatlejuice at Kowloon The Saugus Lions Club will present Beatlejuice in Concert at 6 p.m. on May 19 at the Kowloon Restaurant (948 Broadway, Saugus). Beatlejuice is an American Beatles cover band based in New England and features some of the region’s finest rock musicians. It initially featured Brad Delp, former frontman for the band Boston, and has continued since his death in 2007. Beatlejuice plays regularly at venues throughout New England. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from Frank Rossetti (frank@mycbagents.com), Nelson C. Chang (nelsonchang@ nelsonchanglaw.com), Tom Traverse (781-727-5629) or your local Saugus Lion. In the event of rain, the club has set a makeup date for May 20. Stay tuned for more details. Bingo is back! The Kowloon Restaurant announced Bingo every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hong Kong Lounge. Prizes will be given away each week with a grand prize set at the finale in March. A full Chinese gourmet spread is available during Bingo – featuring pupu platters, egg rolls, crab Rangoons, Saugus Wings, General Gau’s chicken, lobster sauce, fried scallops, lo mein, moo shu pork, salt and pepper calamari and sushi – along with a full bar menu, including the signature mai tais and scorpion bowls. VFW Benefit May 20 The Saugus VFW Post 2346 Run To Home Base Benefit is set for 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, May 20, at the VFW post (190C Main St., Saugus). Only 100 tickets will be sold, and they will be available at the VFW Bar. If interested, leave a message at 339-600-7325 or contact a member. The cost is $50 per person, which covers a live band with dancing, a local comedian and a buffet dinner. There will also be a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, a cash bar and a lottery raffle. Spring and Summer Track camps gearing up Chris Tarantino – a 1990 Saugus High School graduate who has a reputation for mentoring young athletes in the sports of track & field – is gearing up for the start of another Saugus Sachems track camp. Tarantino said the summer program targets kids in grades one to eight in the age bracket of five to 14 years old. The program is sponsored by the town’s Youth & Recreation Department. He started out with Spring Track & Field behind the Belmonte STEAM Academy starting on April 25 with the last day Thursday, May 25. “This is developmental and instructional, serving as a precursor to the summer camp,” Tarantino said. “Returning athletes will be given the opportunity to get a leg up on training while first year students will get a run through in the fundamentals of the sport,” he said. Now for some details on the Summer Track Camp, which will be scheduled on running days behind the Belmonte from 6-8 p.m. Some important dates for six to 18 year olds: June 19-22, trial and final registration week; June 26-30, first formal week; July 3-7, second formal week; July 7, Pasta Dinner at Prince Pizzeria, 6 p.m.; July 8, In-house meet at Belmonte starting at 10 a.m.; July 10-13, Retrain week; July 15, Summer Showdown, Cranston, R.I. First-year runners will be charged $250. The price will be $200 for runners returning from spring, $150 for returning runners from spring who have a uniform, $100 for runners with three-plus years in the program, and $50 for those with three-plus years in the program who have a uniform. The cost includes the following: Camp t-shirt, pasta dinner, entry in Summer Showdown and uniform. Please register for Summer Track Camp by June 1 to assure a uniform for Cranston. For more details, you can reach Coach Tarantino by calling him at 781-854-6778 or emailing him at christophertarantino24@gmail.com. C.H.a.R.M. Center is open The Town of Saugus announced that the community’s compost C.H.a.R.M Center will be open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. Stickers are required to gain seasonal access to the site. Stickers may be purchased for $25.00 at the Department of Public Works (DPW) located at the Compost Site when making your visit to the Compost Site. The Town accepts checks only for payment of the $25. No cash will be accepted. Kindly bring a check when visiting. Thank you! Compost site stickers must be permanently placed on the lower left corner of residents’ automobile windshields. Vehicles registered out of state are not permitted. Yard waste must be disposed of in brown compost bags or open containers. The Town will accept grass clippings, leaves and brush. As in years past, no branches or limbs larger than three inches in diameter are permitted. THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 15

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 Saugus Gardens in the Spring Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener E ndangered Species Day is today, May 19. The year 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act and the 18th anniversary of National Endangered Species Day. Celebrated on the third Friday in May each year since 2006, it is becoming a more international commemoration, and is sometimes called World Endangered Species Day. It is an appropriate time to be reminded of animals and plants in danger of extinction. In the United States, the Fish and Wildlife Service considers 1,300 species to be endangered or threatened, and some calculations list over 16,000 species endangered worldwide. Many experts recommend walking for a minimum of 20 minutes per day and cite many benefits to physical and mental health. For several years May has been designated as walking month, a good time of year to start increasing the amount of time spent walking. In New England this month, temperatures are mostly pleasant and there is plenty to see in bloom whether you stroll through your neighborhood or take a walk in the woods. The fragrance of lilacs and lily of the valley wafts on the wind. The dry weather has made it comfortable to be outside every day but has also encouraged the brush fires in Lynn Woods and Breakheart Reservation that created a smoky atmosphere several evenings this week in Lynnhurst, North Saugus, Oaklandvale and other neighborhoods. Also, the dry stretch means watering the garden and setting out birdbaths and fountains will be very helpful to wildlife. Many of the spring bloomers that form flower buds the summer before, whose buds must survive the fall and winter before blossoming in spring, have not performed as well as usual this year. Part of the reason was undoubtedly the extended drought last summer and fall, which may have caused the buds to dry up. Those that survived the drought may have started opening early because of the mild winter, then got hit by an extreme cold snap when temperatures were in the negative numbers. Sudden temperature changes can quickly destroy flower buds and even kill some plants. Among those whose flowering this year were noticeably affected are cherries, plums, forsythia and azaThe birdbath full of water is much appreciated by this starling since we have had very little rain. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) ‘Sensation’ lilac has white edges on dark purple flowers. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) lea. Most of these are leafing out normally but did not bloom nearly as well as in other recent years. Showy bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis, formerly Dicentra spectabilis) is the flower of Victorian valentines, usually deep pink, but there are white, red and very pale pink varieties occasionally seen. Because this species goes dormant in midsummer, turning yellow and seeming to disappear completely until the following spring, it avoided all the troubles of last summer’s drought. The main trouble with this plant is that it should be planted with companions that will fill the space in late summer but not crowd it in spring. It is adaptable to sunny or shady locations and is among the perennials not eaten by rabbits. Other bleeding heart species, such as the eastern United States native fringed bleeding heart (Dicentra eximia) and the hybrid ‘Luxuriant’ (a cross between D. eximia and D. formosana), may be less showy but keep blooming throughout the season and don’t become dormant until fall. Lily of the valley is a shade tolerant, spreading perennial that survives many challenging conditions, including drought and poor soils. It is likely to outcompete other shade perennials, except perhaps for hosta if Showy bleeding heart lives up to its name, with blossoms straight out of a Victorian valentine. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) Lily of the valley is one of the most fragrant flowers of the entire season. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) the latter is not eaten by deer and rabbits. Lily of the valley will not be eaten by wildlife. When in bloom, the tiny white bellshaped flowers are extremely fragrant. Their scent is captured in a popular perfume, muguet des bois, which is the French name for this flower. Later in the season it produces a bright orange fruit that is poisonous to eat. In many European countries, this flower is considered symbolic of the month of May and sometimes is worn to support labor unions since May 1 is Labor Day in Europe. Editor’s Note: Laura Eisener is a ‘Luxuriant’ bleeding heart at the Saugus Iron Works has less showy flowers but continues blooming well into the summer. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) landscape design consultant who helps homeowners with landscape design, plant selection and placement of trees and shrubs, as well as perennials. She is a member of the Saugus Garden Club and offered to write a series of articles about “what’s blooming in town” shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was inspired after seeing so many people taking up walking.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 Page 15 Saugus High School Sachems Student Athletes Commitment Letter Signing Ceremonies Melvin Hernandez gives a thumbs-up as he signs to attend American International College in Springfield to play soccer. (Advocate photos) With a big smile, Lexi Rais signs to attend Fitchburg State University to play soccer. Lindsey Tammaro signs to attend Salem State to play field hockey. Melvin Hernandez with his sister, Liliana, cousin, Brian, and brothers, Milton and David. Lexi Rais is shown with her parents, Chris and Lisa, and Coaches Chris Coviello and Andrew Douglas. THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 13 Residents may call Scott Brazis at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-231-4036 with questions. Pam Harris Scholarship The Saugus River Watershed Saugus High School students signed their National Collegiate Athletic Association commitment documents last Tuesday morning. Shown are students Lindsey Tammaro, Lexi Rais and Melvin Hernandez, Saugus Middle High School Principal Brendon Sullivan, SHS Athletic Director Terri Pillsbury and Acting Superintendent of Saugus Public Schools Mike Hashem. Council (SRWC) is offering the following $500 Pam Harris Memorial Scholarship for the spring of 2023. This scholarship will recognize and support graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated environmental leadership and plan to continue in the environmental field through a course of study in college or as volunteers. Send in applications by May 26 to Mary Lester (marylester@saugusriver.org). Applicants must be able to demonstrate their personal commitment to protecting the environment. Examples include volLindsey Tammaro is shown with her family: brothers Tyler and Kyle and mom Kristen Lord. unteer work associated with environmental conservation, part-time jobs working to protect the environment, academic achievement and/or selecting a college course of study in the environmental field. They must also demonstrate a commitment to public health aspects of environmental protection. Pam Harris was a nurse, volunteer member of the Saugus Board of Health and an SRWC Board Member. Pam was committed to improving public health for families in the Saugus River watershed by addressing the most troubling sources of pollution. Applicants must be graduating from high school during the spring of 2023 and live in one of the 11 communities that are part of the watershed council, including Saugus. SRWC staff, contractors, board members or members of their immediate families are not eligible to apply. Saugus Youth Baseball/ Softball Scholarship The family of Stephen Wing is pleased to announce the availability of a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from any area high school who participated in a Saugus youth baseball or softball program. Applicants must be planning to attend a post-secondary school. The $500 Stephen Wing Memorial Scholarship was created by Stephen’s family in memory of a boy who loved life and thoroughly enjoyed playing and participating in youth baseball programs. Stephen’s desire to improve and willingness to work hard to achieve a goal enabled him to be considered a skilled baseball player. Stephen lost his battle with illness at the age of 10. Interested seniors are asked to THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 16

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 15 provide the screening committee with the following: (1) a copy of your student data sheet (resume) and (2) a persuasive cover letter indicating why the applicant is an appropriate candidate for the scholarship (cover letter should indicate the teams/leagues participated in and the candidate’s efforts to work hard to achieve goals). Additionally, the Wing Family seeks a candidate who demonstrates persistence and teamwork. The student data sheet (resume) and cover letter should be submitted to the Wing Memorial scholarship c/o Ed Nazzaro (enazzaro47@comcast.net) by Friday, May 19, 2023. Saugus Democrats to elect state delegates On Tuesday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m., the Saugus Democrats will convene in person at the Saugus Public Library to elect 13 delegates and four alternates to represent Saugus at the 2023 State Democratic Convention. Registered and pre-registered Democrats in Saugus who are 16 years old by May 23, 2023, may vote and be elected as delegates or alternates during the caucus. Youth (age 16 to 35), people with disabilities, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community not elected as delegates or alternates are encouraged to apply to be addon delegates at the caucus by visiting massdems.org/massdems-convention. The 2023 Convention will be in person at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Mass., on September 23. Those interested in getting involved with the Saugus Democratic Committee should contact Chairman Joe Malone at saugusdtc@gmail.com or 781233-1358. Food Pantry notes The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry is open today (Friday, May 19) from 9:30-11 a.m. Veterans bricks available The Saugus War Monument Committee, once again, is sponsoring the Buy A Brick Program to honor all those who have served their country. If you would like to purchase one in the name of someone who is presently serving or has served, in the memory of a loved one, or just for someone from your family, school, etc., the general pricing is $100 for a 4″ X 8″ brick (three lines) or $200 for 8″ X 8″ brick (five lines). Each line is a maximum of 15 characters. The improvement and upkeep of the monument on the corner of Winter and Central Streets rely on the generosity of donors through fundraising. The brick application must be in by Sept. 15 to ensure the bricks will be ready for Veterans Day. Please contact Corinne Riley at 781-231-7995 for more information and applications. Legion breakfasts on Friday mornings Saugus American Legion Post 210 hosts its popular breakfasts from 8–9 a.m. on Fridays. The Legion requests a donation of $8 from those who are looking for a delicious meal at Legion Hall. The Legion also welcomes veterans who can’t afford the meal to enjoy a free breakfast. Bon appétit! What’s happening at the Saugus Public Library For schoolchildren looking for interesting projects and programs to participate in this fall, there’s plenty to do at the Saugus Public Library. There are some very good programs offered for grownups, too. Moving & Grooving with Coach Tarantino: Local Running Coach Chris Tarantino will help lead a program that focuses on movement, music and stories on Monday, May 22, at 3:30 p.m. at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site (weather permitting). Recommended for ages five-plus. Clay Faces with Stamped Words: Express yourself with these fun clay pots made from air-dry terra-cotta clay. Learn how to hand build a coiled clay vessel, then turn it into an animal or human face. Play with the facial expressions and personalize your pot with stamped words. Thursday, June 8, 5:30-7 p.m. in the Brooks Room; ages 11-18. Please register in advance; space is limited. Call 781-231-4168 or register online from the Events Calendar: www.sauguspubliclibrary.org Join our Teen Advisory Board: first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Teen Room; fifth grade and up. Meet with the Teen Librarian once a month to talk about what you’d like for programs and materials at the library. Your opinion matters! No registration required. Snacks provided! (sauguspubliclibrary. org – 781-231-4168) Just Sew! Saugonians are welcome to join a monthly sewing class for adults that is held the third Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Saugus Public Library. The class covers basic topics like sewing buttons, hemming clothing and mending torn fabric and will move on to more advanced topics in the coming weeks. This class is free. (See sauguspubliclibrary.org) First Baptist Church presents “Can We Talk…” First Baptist Church Pastor Leroy Mahoney invites troubled people to join others in a special program called “Can We Talk … Community conversations on Trauma and Healing” the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 7 p.m. at Rev. Isaac Mitchell Jr. Fellowship Hall (105 Main St. in Saugus). “Join us as we gather in community to share our stories, thoughts and feelings Finland, Greece and Israel similar? 11. 1. On May 19, 1884, what circus was founded by five brothers in Wisconsin? 2. three consecutive lowercase dotted letters in its name? 3. On May 20, 2002, the What island nation has What TV show topped the Nielsen ratings from 1972 to 1976? 4. British government survey found that what is their country’s most-hated vegetable: beans, Brussels sprouts or cabbage? 5. What name of a city was the first word spoken to the world from the moon? 6. male or female? 7. On May 21, 1954, the U.S. Senate voted down lowering the voting age to what: 16, 18 or 20? 8. Who was the engineer on Illinois’ Cannonball Special? 9. named for a capital city? 10. What hot pepper was How are the flags of Which mosquitos bite, about whatever you are going through,” Rev. Mahoney states in a written announcement. “As always, it is a safe space to come together in community,” he says. 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 nonprofit group of volunteers who are helping to offset food insecurity in households. HS2 provides students/families who enroll in the program a supply of nutritious food for when school lunches and breakfasts are unavailable to them on weekends. How HS2 can help you: HS2 bags are distributed at Saugus Public schools on Fridays to take home. Bags include such items as peanut butter, canned meals/soups/tuna/vegetables, pasta, fruit cups, cereal, oatmeal, goldfish, pretzels and granola bars. All food is provided to children free of charge. It is our hope these resources will support the health, behavior and achievement of every student who participates. To sign up go here to complete online form: https://forms.gle/gmMGguycSHBdziuE9 Want to partner with us: We would love to partner with organizations, sports teams, youth groups, PTOs, businesses and individuals to assist in feeding students of Saugus. To learn more about how you can partner with us, visit the Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus Facebook page or email us at HS2Saugus@ gmail.com HS2 relies on donations to create take-home bags for a weekend full of meals. Checks can also be sent directly to: Salem Five c/o Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus, 855-5 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906. 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Broadway’s “Rent” revises what opera to a Greenwich Village apartment? 17. On May 24, 1626, what island did Peter Minuit buy from a Canarsie tribe for 60 guilders (about $24) in cloth and buttons? 18. What is the official dog of Massachusetts? 19. Who provided the original voice for Yogi Bear: Jim Backus, Groucho Marx or Walter Matthau? 20. Constitutional On May 25, 1787, the Convention nickname was “The Sphinx” opened in what city? ANSWERS 1. Ringling Brothers Circus 2. Fiji 3. “All in the Family” 4. Brussels sprouts 5. Houston 6. Female (The males feed on flower nectar.) 7. 18 8. Casey Jones 9. Habanero (Havana) 10. They are blue and white. 11. Abraham Lincoln 12. Benjamin Franklin 13. Montgomery, Alabama 14. Mickey Mouse 15. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 16. “La Bohème 17. Manhattan 18. Boston terrier 19. Jim Backus 20. Philadelphia

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Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 OBITUARIES Dorothy (Daddieco) Arcadipane O f Saugus formerly of East Boston. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday May 11, 2023. Born in Boston on October 25, 1930 to the late Louis and Mary (Paolini) Daddieco. Dorothy was very proud of her lifetime on Lexington, Saratoga and Princeton Streets in East Boston. Dorothy left her beloved East Boston roots at age 84 and adapted perfectly to her youngest daughter Mia’s loving home. Spending most of her life as an East Boston resident, in 2015, she moved to the Moran home in Saugus MA, where she received love, care, and security for 8 wonderful years. Even with impending health challenges, she thrived under Mia, Louie, Zackary and Cooper Moran’s watchful eyes. Dorothy’s good health and happiness were a direct result of the Moran family’s unconditional love, dedication and constant care enabling the family to enjoy many more precious years with her. She was the beloved wife of 65 years to the late John R. Arcadipane. Devoted mother of Donna DeVito and her husband Dr. Louis DeVito Jr., Andrew J. Arcadipane and his wife Tricia, Joan Vitale and her husband Gerard, and Mia Moran and her husband Louis Jr. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Katie, Jenna, Daniel, Abby, Holly, Zackary and the late Jonathan. Great-grandmother of Harper, Hannah, Ellie, Tucker, Jack, Benjamin, Noah and John Henry. Dear sister of the late Louis Daddieco Jr. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Dorothy was a committed and loving homemaker. She enjoyed the holidays and family celebrations and was most happy when with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Visitation was at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere on Wednesday May 17th followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church (Revere). In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to The American Heart Association by visiting heart.org or the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting alz.org. Karen Elaine Roman adulthood there and was a lifelong resident. Karen was the daughter of the late Richard A. Roman and the late Elaine A. (Runcie) Roman. An employee of Blue Cross Blue Shield her entire adult life, she served in many capacities, most notably as executive administrative assistant to multiple CEOs. In July 2021, she retired after 40-plus years of service. With retirement, there was more time to pursue the life she had always enjoyed: lunch with friends, shopping, dancing, gardening, sewing and entertaining. Swimming in her Saugus pool and from the dock of her lake house in Maine gave her joy, especially when youngsters were present. From a very young age, she was driven to make life more effi cient, more beautiful and more fun for everyone she knew. Whatever anyone wanted O f Saugus.Age 64, passed away on May 11, 2023 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Massachusetts with family by her side. Born October 25, 1958 in Saugus, MA, she grew to COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES & RENTALS Happy Spring! H Sandy Juliano Broker/President EVERETT - 26-26A Victoria Street. 2 family, 5 & 6 room, $850,000. Call Sandy at 617-448-0854 UNDER AGREEMENT LISTED BY NORMA! Follow Us On: UNDER AGREEMENT EVERETT 5 Bedroom Single Family. 129 Walnut St., Everett $629,900. Call Norma for details 617-590-9143 List Your Home or Apartment With Us! Open Daily From 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 433 Broadway, Suite B, Everett, MA 02149 www.jrs-properties.com Joe DiNuzzo 617-680-7610 Norma Capuano Parziale 617-590-9143 Rosemarie Ciampi 617-957-9222 to do, Karen was ready to go! She was a world traveler, exploring Scandinavia, Ukraine, all parts of Europe, Peru, Tanzania, the Greek Isles, Alaska and most recently the ancestral homeland in Ireland. She was the traditional host and instigator for holidays, celebrations, and reunions, enlivening each one with her energy and creativity. Besides social events, her many passions over the decades revolved around the on-going restoration of her vintage 1967 Camaro, updating and enhancing her homes, exploring the world, making others happier and more comfortable. Since 2016, she especially treasured her getaways at the lake in Maine, enjoying the respite of the outdoors as well as the chaos of teaching little ones to swim. Participating in the lives of the nieces and nephews of two generations has long been a particular pleasure. Following the death of her mother in 2010, Karen served some years as a hospice volunteer. This put the knowledge acquired from years of care giving and working with insurance providers into service to her community. Miss Roman is survived by her partner of 40-plus years, Fred Moore of Saugus, MA; her brother Richard Roman and his wife Carrie Taylor of Chicago, IL; her sister Cheryl Stewart and her partner Nam Farino of Woburn, MA; her sister Cindy Murray and her husband Steven Murray of Saugus, MA; numerous cousins and many nieces and nephews, their spouses and children. She was devoted to the entire Extended Family and much loved by each member. The family extends the utmost thanks to the medical professionals of Massachusetts General Hospital who sustained Karen and her loved ones with their knowledge, caring and encouragement. Particular recognition is directed to doctors Annekathryn Goodman, MD and Richard Penson MD, both of Mass General, and to Tejal B. Patel, MD of North Shore Physicians. Equal appreciation goes to the excellent nursing staff s at the MGH’s Phillips House and Yawkey Medical Infusion Center. Karen stood out among all their patients for her determination, perseverance and positive attitude. She was clearly considered a role model and a favorite. From the very beginning of her medical journey, she bonded with them and they with her. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation at the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus at 10 am on Saturday, May 20th. A short service will follow at 11 am at the same location. In lieu of fl owers, donations in her memory may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance @ ocrahope.org ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ Board of Selectmen Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Saugus Board of Selectmen will conduct a Public Hearing on the request of Saugus Liquor, Inc, d/b/a Guy’s Liquor, 7 Main Street, Saugus, MA 01906, for a Change of Business Entity Information and a Change of Ownership Interest Application. Also, A Corporate Resolution naming and authorizing the LLC Manager, Hardik Patel, to apply for the transfer of the above-referenced liquor license amendments. Denise Matarazzo 617-953-3023 617-294-1041 This Public Hearing will be held on June 13, 2023, at the Saugus Town Hall, 298 Central Street, second floor auditorium, Saugus, MA 01906, at 7:20 PM. Anthony Cogliano, Chairman Janice K. Jarosz, Temp Clerk May 19, 2023

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 Page 19 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. BUYER1 Carone, Samuel THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 16 Online donations can also be made at https://givebutter. com/HealthySaugus About The Saugus Advocate We welcome press releases, news announcements, freelance articles and courtesy photos from the community. Our deadline is noon Wednesday. If you have a story idea, an article or photo to submit, please email me at mvoge@ comcast.net or leave a message at 978-683-7773. Let us become your hometown newspaper. The Saugus Advocate is available in the Saugus Public Library, the Saugus Senior Center, Saugus Town Hall, local convenience stores and restaurants throughout town. Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. SELLER1 BUYER2 Russo, Regina D Mattuchio, Thomas with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. It’s been six and a half years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15- to 20-minute interview over a drink at a local coff ee shop. And I’ll buy the coff ee or tea. Or, if you prefer to continue practicing social distancing and be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation recovers from the Coronavirus crisis. If it’s a nice day, my preferred site for a coff ee and interview would be the picnic area of the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site.  –        –  SELLER2 Mattuchio, Larna D ADDRESS 38 Boulder Rd CITY Saugus DATE 04.26.23 PRICE 700000 mangorealtyteam.com 38 Main St. Saugus (781) 558-1091 20 Railroad Ave. Rockport (978)-999-5408 14 Norwood St, Everett (781)-558-1091                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ….                  I highly recommend this agency and their dedicated staff. They assisted and guided me with their diligence and expertise. Sue Palomba was available always with her expertise and support. They all made a difficult process so much easier. Thanks to all of them. ~Millie Berry~                                                                                                                                                                                

Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 ............. # 1 Listing & Selling Office in Saugus “Experience and knowledge Provide the Best Service” Free Market Evaluations CRE CarpenitoRealEstate.com SEE WHY MORE PEOPLE CHOOSE CARPENITO REAL ESTATE SAUGUS - 1st AD - Two Bedroom Condo. Fully appliance, eat-in kitchen with granite counters and ceramic tile flooring NEW central air and GAS heat, NEW windows, wood flooring, freshly painted, off street parking, coin-op laundry in building…$329,900. View our website from your mobile phone! 335 Central St., Saugus, MA 781-233-7300 BOXFORD - 9 rm Colonial offers 3 bedrooms, 3 full, 2 half baths, granite kitchen, fireplace, wood flooring, 1st floor main bdrm w/private bath, finished lower level, bonus room over 3 car garage, large lot…$950,000. Linda Surette 781-910-1014 LYNN - 6 NEWLY COMPLETED STORE FRONT FACADES offers consisting of two condos. ALL occupied – great income, minimal expenses make this a great investment, 1031 tax exchange, etc, centrally located, close to public transportation…$2,799,900. “Linda Surette was incredible throughout the entire process. So helpful and kind. We were first time home buyers and she walked us through everything! She made us comfortable right up until the end. Thank you Linda!” NORTH OF BOSTON - Well-established, immaculate Pilates Studio offers top-of-the-line equipment, 950+sq ft of perfectly laid out space, can be easily suited to your schedule to make this a perfect rf investment! $20,000. MOTIVATED SELLER-MAKE AN OFFER!! Janell Franco & Patrick Roche EAST BOSTON - 3 Family offers 5/6/6 rooms, 2/3/3 bedrooms, wood flooring, eat-in kitchens, laundry in units, rear porches, finished lower level, replacement windows, gas/electric heat. $1,075,000. THINKING OF SELLING? Carpenito Real Estate can provide you with the BEST price, T BEST service and BEST results! T Call us today! UNDER CONTRACT FOR SALE- DUPLEX STYLE SINGLE FAMILY ATTACHED HOME. SPACIOUS LIVING AREA. 1ST FLOOR LAUNDRY, 3 BED, 3 BATH, WALK UP ATTIC, LOWER LEVEL FAMILY ROOM WITH WET BAR, LARGE, FENCED IN YARD WITH ABOVE GROUND POOL. GAS HEAT. SAUGUS $659,900 LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL ? CALL RHONDA COMBE CALL BRANDI 617-462-5886 FOR SALE - RARE FIND! BRAND NEW HOME FEATURING 3 BEDS, 3 BATHS,QUALITY CONSTRUCTION THROUGHOUT. FLEXIBLE FLOORPLAN. OPEN CONCEPT, CATHEDRAL CEILINGS, SS APPLIANCES, LARGE ISLAND, SLIDER TO DECK. MAIN BED HAS 2 CUSTOM CLOSETS AND EN SUITE. FINISHED WALK OUT LL OPEN FOR FUTURE EXPANSION. SAUGUS $875,000 CALL DEBBIE: 617-678-9710 FOR SALE- 3 BED, 1.5 BATH RANCH. VINYL SIDING, GAS HEAT, CENTRAL AC,GARAGE, HARDWOOD, LARGE BASEMENT, ALARM SYSTEM, NEWER ROOF. SAUGUS $599,000 CALL KEITH 781-389-0791 UNDER UNDER CONTRACT FOR SALE -SAUGUS SPLIT-ENTRY, 2000 SQUARE FEET, 3 BEDROOM, 1.5 BATH, HARDWOOD FLOORING, GARAGE UNDER, FENCED IN PRIVATE YARD. SAUGUS $599,900 CALL RHONDA 781-706-0842 CONTRACT FOR SALE- 3 BED, 2 BATH RANCH. UPDATED SYSTEMS, 2 FIREPLACES, GARAGE, FENCED YARD, IN-GROUND POOL, GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD. SAUGUS $565,000 CALL DEBBIE 617-678-9710 CALL RHONDA FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS. 781-706-0842 UNDER CONTRACT FOR SALE - 3 BED, 1 BATH, VINYL SIDING, HARDWOOD, GAS HEAT, CENTRAL AC, GREAT LOCATION, SAUGUS $425,000 CALL KEITH 781-389-0791 MOBILE HOMES WE ARE HIRING! WE ARE LOOKING FOR AGENTS IN OUR SAUGUS OFFICE. OFFERING A SIGN ON BONUS TO QUALIFIED AGENTS! FOR SALE- 3 ROOM, 1 BED, 1 BATH NICELY UPDATED HOME WITH NEW PITCHED ROOF, ELECTRIC, HOT WATER AND MORE. SAUGUS $119,900 FOR SALE-4 ROOMS, 2 BED, 1 BATH, NEW ROOF AND FURNACE. DESIRABLE PARK. NEEDS SOME UPDATES. PEABODY $119,900 CALL ERIC 781-223-0289 MOBILE HOME FOR SALE-BRAND NEW 14 X 52 UNITS. ONLY 2 LEFT! STAINLESS APPLIANCES AND FULL SIZE LAUNDRY. 2BED 1 BATH. FINANCING AVAILABLE WITH 10% DOWN DANVERS $199,900 Thinking of BUYING OR SELLING soon? CONFUSED about the current market? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! GIVE US A CALL TODAY!

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