SAUGUS Have a Safe & Happy Memorial Day W OCAT D OC E AD O A E CAT Vol. 23, No. 21 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday No lifeguards or supervisor spells trouble Friends of Breakheart Reservation Board chair says beach isn’t prepared for governor’s reopening on Monday By Mark E. Vogler U nder Gov. Charlie Baker’s reopening plans, area residents will be able to hit Breakheart Beach on Memorial Day Monday. But Peter A. Rossetti, Jr., the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Breakheart Reservation, questions whether the beach should be reopened. “They don’t have any lifeguards; there are no bathroom facilities with handwashing and no supervision,” Rossetti told The Saugus Advocate in an interview this week. “That’s not a good recipe,” he said. “There’s no one really at the park to do anything to supervise. Everything is at your own risk. Generally, that could be a problem. It’s good to have it [Breakheart] open up, but that’s got some issues,” Rossetti said Advocate Asks Rossetti said he tried to contact the state Department of Conservation & Recreation, which manages the park, but had not received any response to his calls as of press time yesterday. He also said a representative of the state Department of Public Health told him the agency would look into the matter. Rossetti said the Friends SPELLS TROUBLE SEE PAGE 2 781-233-4446 TE Friday, May 22, 2020 Never forget their sacrifice Saugus residents Robert and Linda Patenaude hold the Medals of Liberty they received this week on behalf of their respective uncles who were killed in action during World War II. See pages 6 for story and photo highlights. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE THE FUTURE: Had there not been an outbreak of COVID-19, Ronald DiBiasio, Jr. and the other graduating students from the Saugus High Class of 2020 would have moved into the High School wing of this new Saugus Middle-High School that was ready for occupancy after April vacation. But this year’s Salutatorian and his classmates spent their fi - nal months of school doing their classwork at home. See page 3 for more photos and this week’s “The Advocate Asks.” (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS...Well maintained Family Colonial offers 8 rms., 4 bdrms., 1.5 baths, updated kit. w/granite counters, built-in seating and desk area and atrium doors to beautiful covered deck, spac. dining rm. w/fireplace, 1st fl. den w/2nd fireplace, convenient 1st fl. laundry, newer pergo flooring, security system, 1 car gar. updated gas heat and electric, front farmer’s porch, fenced yrd. w/pavers patio, fire pit and jacuzzi, side street location in desirable Lynnhurst location. Great Home - Great opportunity - don’t miss out! Offered at $515,000 335 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 "42 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2020 Regular Unleaded $1.839 Mid Unleaded $2.499 Super $2.559 Diesel Fuel $2.459 KERO $4.159 Diesel $2.219 HEATING OI 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available by Pump! Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS Prices subject to change We're all in this together! Stay Safe! FLEET

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 22, 2020 Page 3 ~ THE ADVOCATE ASKS ~ Saugus High School Class of 2020 Salutatorian Ronnie DiBiasio credits two older sisters for helping to inspire his scholastic success Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 SIBLING SCHOLARS: Ronald DiBiasio, Jr. and his three sisters have all excelled in the Saugus Public Schools. Pictured left to right are Ariana, 24, a 2014 Saugus High School graduate who got her bachelor’s degree from UMass-Amherst; Justine, 21, a member of the Saugus High Class of 2016 and a recent graduate of Boston College; Ronnie, the Salutatorian of this year’s graduating class; and Peyton, a sixth-grader at the Belmonte Middle School. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate). Editor’s Note: For this week’s paper, we interviewed Saugus High School Class of 2020 Salutatorian Ronald DiBiasio, Jr., who is the second-ranked student among this year’s 162 graduates with a 4.44 Grade Point Average (GPA). We went down to what’s left of the old Saugus High School – with stacked wooden pallets and yellow “caution” tape blocking the entrance and the brick walls of the soonto-be-torn-down, 66-year-old building marked with “demo” instructions for its imminent demise. With an option for an interview by telephone and/or email, the 18-year-old honor student welcomed the chance to do his question and answer session in person at the front entrance to the place where he excelled in the classroom. “Why not?” he said, glancing at the old building. “There were a lot of great memories here. It wasn’t the prettiest place, but some precious memories took place here.” Ronnie, 18, hopes to be headed to UMass-Amherst in the fall to pursue an honors degree program in engineering, provided that state offi cials are comfortable that students can live on campus and study in classrooms without the threat of COVID-19. He is the son of Jennifer and Ronald DiBiasio, Sr. His mother is an Everett native who graduated from Everett High School. His father grew up in East Boston and graduated from Boston Latin High School and works for J.P.Morgan. Scholarly minds run deep in the DiBiasio home. Ronald, Sr., is a Boston College Alumnus, having graduated in 1991. Of his four children, two already have college degrees and Ronnie plans to become the third. His oldest sister, Ariana, 24, a 2014 Saugus High School graduate and was 13th in her class. She graduated from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass-Amherst and works at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston. Justine, 21, a member of the Saugus High Class of 2016 – its vice president and 10th in the class – recently graduated from Boston College in a premed degree program. Her commencement has been postponed until October. Ronnie’s youngest sister, Peyton, 12, is a sixth-grader at the Belmonte Middle School. She is an outstanding student, too, who hopes to go to college someday. Ronnie was a member of the National Honor Society as a junior and senior, serving as vice president for both years. His scholastic achievements include the Yale Book Award for fi nishing his junior year as second in the class. He also won the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal of Excellence in Math and Science and was an Honor Roll student all four years. He served on the Class of 2020 Board all four years and was a member of the Saugus High School Model UN in grades 10 through 12. He was also active on the school sports scene, participating on the Varsity Golf Team all four years, including as Varsity Golf Captain in his junior and senior years. He was a twotime Northeastern Conference All Star while competing in the Massachusetts State Golf Tournament in grades 10 through 12. He had the top score of the Golf Team his last two years, and he was twice named Saugus High School Athlete of the Month. He also played baseball during his freshman and sophomore years. Ronnie worked as a volunteer with the Saugus Elementary School Lego Robotics Program, where he taught students the basic principles of engineering and robotics. His National Honor Society Service Projects included helping to raise $7,000 for Cancer Research in the North ASKS | SEE PAGE 8 CURBSIDE TAKEOUT Call In Your Order: 781-629-3798 Hours: Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday 2:00 p.m. - 8;00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Marina Clambake Available to Go! The Clambake includes Lobster, Steamers, Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Chowder & Salad Call Your Order In Advance: 781-629-3798 BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION WITH US * GIFT CARDS AMPLE FREE www.marinaatthewharf.com 543 North Shore Rd. Revere 781-629-3798 PARKING AMAZING WATER VIEWS

Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 22, 2020 The Coronavirus count Confirmed Saugus COVID-19 cases increase to 480; town receives news of four more virus-related deaths By Mark E. Vogler T here were 48 new cases of Saugus residents testing positive for COVID-19 over the past week, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 480 – about an 11 percent increase, according to new data released late Wednesday afternoon by the state Department of Public Health. Meanwhile, the DPH notified the town that its death total from the virus had risen to 27 – an increase of four over the same period. No information was available on the Saugus residents who died from the virus. As of Wednesday, DPH officials reported 6,066 deaths statewide linked to COVID-19. Of those, 817 have been reported in Essex County. The DPH has been releasing numbers of COVID-19 cases for all 351 municipalities, broken down by city and town, every Wednesday. The agency on its website will post the number of cases of people testing positive for COVID-19 and the number of cases per 100,000. The 480 cases reported for Saugus averages out to a rate of 1,688.63 per 100,000 – which is above the state average of 1,277.06 per 100,000 and is the 21st highest rate among communities, according to the data released Wednesday. But officials believe the numbers in most communities are substantially underreported because of the lack of aggressive testing for the virus. “The Saugus Health Departwww.reverealuminumwindow.com ment strongly believes that additional unrecognized cases DO exist in Saugus,” the town advised in a press release updated on May 19. “Due to the fact that they are undetected, some of these infected individuals may not be properly isolated or quarantined, which is why the [state] continues to strongly request that everyone stay at home unless it is essential, wear a cloth face cover over their face when around others, practice social distancing, avoid gatherings, and to follow the CDC and MDPH guidance. The Saugus Health Department expects those numbers to continue as does every other community in Massachusetts. Thank you to all the first responders, healthcare workers, and all other essential workers who are working hard to keep our community safe and healthy. RIGHT BY YOU “Again, this is a reminder that as the CDC and MDPH has provided guidance to everyone regarding preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the Commonwealth.” This is the eighth consecutive week since the first case of the deadly virus was reported in Saugus on March 19, that the number of town residents testing positive for the killer virus has increased significantly. How Saugus compares to neighboring communities As of press time yesterday, town officials were unaware of any additional deaths of Saugus residents infected with the virus since the four deaths reported earlier in the week. Meanwhile, town residents 419 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 • 617-387-1110 771 Salem St, Lynnfield, MA 01940 • 781-776-4444 www.everettbank.com Member FDIC Member DIF are able to compare the number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Saugus to those in neighboring cities and towns as well as communities of similar size by going to the Massachusetts DPH website at https:// www.mass.gov/info-details/ covid-19-response-reporting, Then click on COVID-19 cases by city/town. Here’s how nine other area communities compare to Saugus: Lynn: 3,117 cases, 3,089.10 per 100,000. Revere: 1,506 cases, 2,472.24 per 100,000. Everett: 1,474 cases, 3,036.90 per 100,000. Malden: 1,053 cases, 1,455.27 per 100,000. Peabody: 877 cases, 1,572.65 per 100,000. Saugus: 480 cases, 1,688.63 per 100,000. Wakefield: 286 cases, 1,059.07 per 100,000. Melrose: 216 cases, 746.83 per 100,000. Reading: 270 cases, 982.39 per 100,000. Lynnfield: 87 cases, 746.84 per 100,000. Statewide totals: 88,970 cases, 1,277.06 per 100,000. (Data compiled by Massachusetts DPH and made public as of May 20, 2020, count and rate [per 100,000] of confirmed COVID-10 Cases in Massachusetts by city/town, January 1, 2020– May 20, 2020.) On its website, the DPH noted that the rate specifying the number of cases per 100,000 “provides a standardized way to compare the burden of disease in cities and towns regardless of the size of their population.” The DPH stressed “these are reported cases only.” Town of Saugus recommendation “Please follow CDC and MDPH guidance to prevent COVID-19 illness by: “• Clean your hands often for at least: 20 seconds “• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth “• Stay at least 6 feet between yourself and others “• Stay home as much as possible – only leave for essential reasons “• Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others “Please stay healthy and please call us with any needs. We are her [sic] for you. 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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 22, 2020 Page 5 Selectmen give Apex Entertainment green light to locate at Square One Mall By Mark E. Vogler A pex Entertainment won unanimous support from selectmen at Tuesday night’s meeting on its request for a special permit (S-2) that would allow a mega amusement complex to be located in the Sears Building at the Square One Mall off of Route 1. Several selectmen had reservations about allowing the consumption of alcohol in the arcade area. But they were willing to accept that situation after hearing from Interim Saugus Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti, who said he had concerns, but would monitor the situation. “If Apex can comply with the police chief’s recommendations, then I am comfortable with it,” Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Corinne Riley said. “I feel a lot better knowing that there will be a police detail,” Selectman Michael Serino said. “I feel that having police on site is one way we feel more comfortable,” he said. Selectman Jeff Cicolini also said he didn’t like the idea of having alcohol in the arcade area, but said he would support it as long as the chief felt comfortable with it. Giorgetti said he talked to representatives for Apex and reviewed security and floor plans. “After this review, I have no objection to the proposed use,” Giorgetti wrote in a letter to the board which recommended the following conditions: Unarmed security officers only. Uniforms to clearly state security. No uniforms similar to the Saugus Police Department. Last call a half hour before closing. Closing at 12:30 a.m. In addition to his letter, the chief recommended two police details, with the primary responsibility being to control the crowd and traffic in the parking lot. But the offi cers could periodically enter the building, according to the chief. Apex would maintain six to eight security offi cers on duty inside the mall. If the project proceeds as plans, Apex representatives said it could be as long as two years before the complex is built and ready to open. Representatives of Apex Entertainment SO Saugus, LLC AUTOTECH 1989 SINCE Is your vehicle ready for the Spring Season?!! AC SPECIAL Recharge your vehicle's AC for the warm weather! Includes up to 1 LB. of Refrigerant* (*Most Vehicles/Some Restrictions May Apply) Only $69.95 DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! CASH FOR YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV! 2010 FORD FUSION SE 4 Cyl., Auto., 1 Previous Owner, Most Pwr. Options incl. Keyless Entry, & Pwr. Sunroof. Only 70K Miles! ALL TRADES WELCOME! $5,995 Easy Financing Available! Loaded with Leather Interior, Moon Roof, Only 106K Miles, Warranty! PRICED TO SELL! $4,995 781-321-8841 1236 EasternAve • Malden EddiesAutotech.com We Pay Cash For Your Vehicle! 2011 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER • Family Dentistry • Crowns • Bridges • Veneers/Lumineers • Dental Implants • All on 4 Dental Implants • Emergency Dentist • Kid Friendly Dentist • Root Canals • Dentures • Invisalign Braces • Snap On Smile • Teeth Whitening unveiled their plans in a public hearing before selectmen last month. The company has fi led an application for a Special Permit (S-2) that would allow it to operate an indoor commercial recreational facility within the 100,000 square feet area on the fi rst fl oor of the Square One Mall. Apex Entertainment proposes to repurpose the retail space that is currently occupied by Sears, Roebuck and Co.” with a variety of entertainment activities “geared toward providing regional residents, families and corporations with high quality, safe yearround enjoyment,” according to the application fi led with the town. The company’s proposed activities include bumper cars, bowling, go-karts, laser tag, ropes course, arcade, sports simulators, mini golf and a full-service restaurant and bar with an all-alcohol liquor license. Apex currently owns and operates three Apex Entertainment -- in Marlborough, Mass., Albany, N.Y. and Syracuse, N.Y. “I’m looking forward to this coming to Saugus. I think it’s going to do a lot of good for the mall,” Precinct 2 Town Meeting Member Joseph John Vecchione IV said. Selectman Debra Panetta talked optimistically about the Apex’s potential impact. “I do believe it will be highly successful,” Panetta said. “I do believe there will be crowds because we don’t have anything like that in Saugus.” 505 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Tel: 617-387-1120 www.gkdental.com We are the smile care experts for your entire family In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today

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The state’s Medal of Liberty is awarded to next-of-kin or descendants of service men and women who have been killed in action or who died as a result of wounds received in action. Linda Patenaude received the medal on behalf of her uncle and the Jackson family. Robert Patenaude received the award on behalf of his uncle and the entire Patenaude family. The medals were supposed to be presented during the town’s Memorial Day observances, which were cancelled this year because of the outbreak of COVID-19. Members of both families would have joined the community in honoring the two fallen servicemen. But with social distancing being practiced to limit the gathering of crowds, Pinette presided over a short ceremony, observed only by representatives of two local newspapers. The Saugus Veterans Council cancelled its annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies, which were set for tomorrow (Saturday, May 23) out of concerns for the health and safety of residents. “I think it’s nice that the Commonwealth is honoring Gold Star families,” Robert Patenaude said. “It helps keep alive the memory of those who sacrificed themselves in the line KILLED IN ACTION: A photo of U.S. Army Sgt. Kenneth J. Patenaude, 19, of Revere, who was killed in combat during World War II. of duty.” He applied last summer after learning about the award. The state approved his application late last year. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts War Records Section in the Office of the Adjutant General is responsible for reviewing and validating requests. Here is a summary of the two uncles prepared by Robert Patenaude: Sgt. Kenneth J. Patenaude He was born and raised in Revere and enlisted in the US Army in 1943 at the age of 18. Sgt. Patenaude was assigned to the 1st Division (nicknamed “The Big Red One”), 18th Infantry, 3rd Battalion and was in one of the first waves to land on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He survived the landing and made it through France, Belgium and into Germany, where he fought in the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest near Aachen, Germany, which was described “as deadly, as miserable, as unrewarding and relentless a battle as the 1st Division ever fought in,” according to historians of The Big Red One. On November 21, 1944, Sgt Patenaude was shot and killed by enemy fire during an engagement with the Germans. After-action reports recounting this day written by Capt. Elmo MacDonald, Battalion Commander, describe “fighting from house to house with snipers in the rear of our advancing troops. The magnitude of the Battle of Heistern can be judged by the casualties suffered by our forces and the toll of the enemy dead and captured. 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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 22, 2020 Page 7 ment was mustered into federal service during the 1898 Spanish-American War, but did not go overseas. In November 1907 the 2nd Massachusetts, as part The 182nd Infantry from Massachusetts By Th e Old Sachem B ack in my high school days, while looking for something to do, I joined the 182nd Regimental Combat Team in Charlestown as a medic. My major duty was to vaccinate members of the 182nd companies within Eastern Massachusetts for their forays at summer camp in upstate New York. I knew the unit was the oldest in America, but I did not know much of its history until recently. The basis for militia traces back to the reign of Edward I of England, when the English Parliament enacted legislation decreeing that every freeman between the ages of 15 and 60 years be available for periodic military training to preserve peace in the country. By the 17th century, the militia had become the cornerstone of English and American society. The unit traces its origins to the North Regiment, which was organized on October 7, 1636, from existing training bands at Charlestown, New Town (later Cambridge), Watertown, Concord and Dedham. It started under the early fl ag of England to protect the colonists, from the period 1636 to 1707. It was redesignated on March 10, 1643, as the Regiment of Middlesex, a colonial regiment operating in the American wilderness, and quickly had to learn how to cope with the Native Americans. They were quick to incorporate changes in tactical doctrine based on conditions in King Philip’s War and many other early confl icts. Each militiaman was required to own a fl intlock musket prior to 1675. They divided the unit into two regiments on October 13, 1680; the Lower Regiment of Middlesex included the towns of Charlestown, Cambridge, Watertown, Woburn, Malden and Reading. It was later redesignated prior to 1733 as the 1st Regiment of Militia of Middlesex, and the 2nd was designated as the Middlesex Regiment, which later was designated as the 181st Infantry Regiment. The Massachusetts Provincial Congress ordered the activation of the 1st Middlesex County Regiment on April 19, 1775, as part of the American forces for the Revolutionary War. Four days later the unit was reorganized and entered into the Massachusetts Army as Gardner’s Regiment. Members unable to fi ght (elderly and young) were used a depot guards and as local defenses. After the death of Colonel Gardner, the unit was again changed, into the Bond’s Regiment on July 3, 1775. On January 1, 1776, it became the 25th Continental Regiment of the Continental Army, then one year later to the day, January 1, 1777, as the 7th Massachusetts Regiment, Continental Line. The Regiment was mustered out of Continental service on June 12, 1783. 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It was mustered into Federal Service on May 1, 1861, at Washington, D.C., for three months service, assigned to the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division Infantry was one of and took battle in the First Battle of Bull Run, before being mustered out in Boston on August 1, 1861. The next call was the mustering into federal service between September 16 and October 8, 1862, at Wenham for nine months service, and it served in the Department of North Carolina and with the XVIII Corps. It was mustered out on July 2, 1863, at Wenham. The next mustering was for federal service at Camp Meigs in Readville, Massachusetts, for 100 days service in July of 1864, and it served with the VIII Corps in the Middle Military Division of the Baltimore area. On mustering out on November 16, 1864, at Readville, the unit resumed its original status as the state militia and was redesignated as a regiment of the Massachusetts National Guard. During the Civil War, troops were inducted into federal service for stated periods and were able to leave at mustering out time. The 2nd Massachusetts Regiadded the companies of Regiments of Inreactivated into federal service on June 25, 1916, at Framingham for duty on the Mexican border, stationed in El Paso, Texas. The unit was again mustered out November 15, 1916. The next reactivation was on July 25, 1917, and it was drafted into federal service on August 5, 1917, for service in World War I. The 2nd Massachusetts was redesignated on February 11, 1918, as the 3rd Pioneer Infantry Regiment, and served as part of the U.S. First Army in France before being demobilized by July 31, 1919, at Camp Devens in Ayer and Shirley, Massachusetts. You might remember a prior column where I explained that the early breakout of Spanish fl u was in Fort Devens, as it was then named, and carried forward to New York as the troops were assigned for overseas duty. After the war the unit was once again reorganized as the 5th Infantry Regiment of the Massachusetts National Guard on July 12, 1920. On March 21, 1923, the unit was redesignated as the 182nd Infantry Regiment and assigned to the 51st Infantry Brigade along with the 101st Infantry Regiment. The Brigade was part of the 26th Infantry Division, then reorganized and federally recognized on April 11, 1923, with headquarters in Charlestown. The 182nd was inducted into federal service once again on January 16, 1941, at Charlestown for service in World War II. It was moved from the 26th Division at Camp Edwards on the Cape and assigned to Task Force 6814 on January 14, 1942, and sent to Melbourne, Australia. They had boarded troop ships in New York on January 18, 1942, and left New York on January 23, 1942, listed as a New England National Guard Company, and they arrived in Melbourne on February 26, 1942. 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Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 22, 2020 ASKS | from page 3 Shore Relay For Life Event, coordinating a community-based Senior Citizen Prom, donating care packages to military servicemen and women overseas, raising funds to acquire needed goods and assembling finished products for the Bags of Hope project to help women involved in sex trafficking, and leading a team in helping to prepare and launch Boston’s Christmas in the City event – which provides homeless families with gifts and a wholesome Christmas experience. As a community activity apart from the schools, he instructed basketball to children ages eight to 11 on a weekly basis. Highlights of our interview follow. Q: What’s the latest on graduation? A: It’s just been released by Mr. Hashem [Saugus High School Principal Michael Hashem] this past week that we will have the traditional graduation at Stackpole Field on July 25, with a rain date on July 26. Q: And what would your preference have been for this event? A: I was always pushing for the idea of delaying a traditional graduation rather than opting for something different, like a parade-style graduation. I feel like after four years B AN ASPIRING ENGINEER: Ronald DiBiasio, Jr., the second highest ranked student in this year’s graduating class at Saugus High School, has enrolled in an Engineering Honors Program at UMass-Amherst this fall. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate) we have earned a traditional graduation and I’d like to see us get that. Q: So, this would be close to traditional. A: Yes, this would be the best that can come out of it at this point. Q: Congratulat ions on achieving the honor of Salutatorian, as the second-highest ranking student in your class at Saugus High School. Looking back on your four years, what is the most valuable part of your educational experience as you look ahead to college and your future? A: The most valuable part of Saugus By the Numbers ased on a count of the stars on local monuments, here are the numbers of Saugus servicemen who were killed while serving their country: • World War I – 14 • World War II – 55 my educational experience is the freedom of choosing the classes that we take, especially AP classes. My whole life I knew that when I went to college, I wanted to do something with numbers, whether it was business or engineering, and I knew during junior year, once I took Physics, that engineering was the major for me. It really helped me make my mind up to what I wanted to do in my life. Q: You’re going to be going to UMass-Amherst? A: Yes. UMass-Amherst Honors College and majoring in Engineering. Q: How much time do you spend on your studies outside the classroom on a daily basis? This would be homework and study. A: On a daily basis, I would say maybe a few hours – two to three hours – depending upon the night; homework and • Korean War – 2 • Vietnam War – 3 Saugus in the Civil War: Killed in action aren’t noted. But the large Civil War Monument inside a large rotary – a keystone-shaped roundabout, two plaques on the study. And maybe some days, I will have practice or meetings of some sort, so it makes it a little tricky on how I have to balance my time. Q: What is the worst grade you have received in High School? A: I think I got a 40 on a Calculus quiz. That was pretty rough. For a semester grade, I never got below a B. I think the lowest grade I got was maybe an 84 in the 10th grade. Q: You have been mostly an A student? A: Yes, mostly an A student. Q: What was your grade point average: A: My GPA was 4.44. Q: You were competing with your friend, Matthew Lanney, the Valedictorian, who we interviewed last week. A: Yes. It was pretty close. We stayed at a steady .04 away from each other throughout the last couple of years. right and left sides of the memorial individually list the 163 enlisted men from Saugus, eight who served in the Navy. Q: Now that you graduated from High School, what do you want to do with your life? A: I plan getting my bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering. I am sort of undecided as an Engineering major, but I hope to go on and have a successful and enjoyable career with something I like doing. Q: Do you have any family members who are brains like you? A: Yes. Both of my older sisters were great students. My sister Ariana DiBiasio – she graduated in 2014. She also went to UMass Amherst and she graduated from the Isenberg School of Management and is successful now in business. 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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 22, 2020 Page 9 ASKS | from page 8 their Honors Program. She just graduated this year and she’s going to be onto bigger and better things. I think she plans on being a surgeon, eventually. And I have a younger sister who is in the sixth grade now: Peyton DiBiasio. She’s a great basketball player. That’s her thing. She’s at the Belmonte. She’s definitely a great student. I don’t know how she does both of them, but she’s a tremendous athlete. Q: So you want to be an engineer. Anything particular? A: I really have a passion for golf. Ideally, maybe I can do something in the mechanical field and maybe go on to work for a golf company – maybe designing golf clubs or something like that. That would be ideal. But anything where I can look to improve things that we use in our daily lives for the better, using the skills and the passions I have – I’d be more than happy to do that. Q: What makes you such an exceptional student? A: I would say my ability to manage my time. I’d say I had an enjoyable High School experience, hanging out with my friends. I played sports. At the end of the day, I found time to sit down, get all my homework done, study for tests and quizzes and develop relationships with my teachers. I think that all helped me to succeed. Q: And what does it feel like to achieve this honor, of being the second highest ranking student in your class? I understand there may have been a little friendly competition with the top student. A: Yes. It definitely made school a little interesting. Matt and I were always talking to each other about “Hey, how did you do on that quiz?” It was a friendly competition, but I think it was a great relationship I had with Matt, and we worked to excel for the better. We used the competition to stay on top of our studies, take some great classes and just become better students. Q: Do you have anybody special that you look up to? Who is your role model? Who had a big influence on the student you turned out to be? A: I would say it was a combination of my older sisters as well as my parents; I don’t think I can give it to just one of them. Both of my older sisters had great work ethics in High School as well as college. They both did really well. And my parents – always caring for me, supporting me in all of my endeavors. I’d say I looked up to them for emotional support and how to become a better person; whereas a student, I would say I looked up more to my older sisters and strive to accomplish what they’ve done. Q: Any special teacher? A: Yeah, Mr. [Bill] Palmerini in the fifth grade. I’d say of all of the teachers I’ve had, no one has impacted me more than him. At the ripe age of 10 or 11, I went into public speaking, and I will carry that skill with me my whole life. To me, it’s never been an issue after taking his class, and I think that was just a great skill I learned from him. Q: Have you been in contact with your teacher? A: Yes. For the past two years, I helped him with an elementary school robotics program, where we went into competitions. I’ve been in close contact with him. It’s sort of interesting. My family and Mr. Palmerini had a special relationship: My parents have four children; all four children had Mr. Palmerini for fifth grade. Q: Wow! That’s something. What’s your favorite subject? A: My favorite would definitely be Math or Science Q: Besides achieving the honor of being the Salutatorian of your class, what has been the highlight of your High School career? What is your proudest accomplishment? A: A few things – I’d say Vice President of the National Honor Society as well as being Captain of the Golf Team for two years. Q: When you’re not being a student or working, how do you like to spend your free time? A: Either spending it with my friends or my family – I spend a lot of time with my younger sister, Peyton, playing basketball or playing games around the house, especially now. If not, I always hang out with my friends, having fun. Q: Do you have a girlfriend? If so, tell me a little bit about her. Is she in the class? A: I do. Her name is Madison Slane. She was a year ahead of me. She graduated in 2019. She’s a freshman at Clemson University. She’s a Pre-Vet major. She wants to become a veterinarian. She’s amazing. It’s been tough having sort of a long-distance relationship, but when she’s home, I enjoy time with her. Q: Let’s talk a little bit about COVID-19 and how this has impacted your senior year of High School. What will you remember five to 10 years from now? A: It certainly will be impossible to forget this senior year. I’d say it’s the most unique senior year that anybody can probably have. Looking back on it five years from now, I will probably think it was pretty cool to have been in the only class that went through something like this and come out of it okay. Right now, it kind of hurts to miss all the activities, like prom and awards night and graduation – but now we hear we will have graduation, so that’s a relief. Q: Are you still writing a Salutatorian Address. If so, what will be the message to your classmates and the community? A: Yes, I’m still writing it. I was just waiting for the okay that we would have a graduation to begin. And I’m looking forward to addressing my class. As far as a message, I haven’t decided anything yet. It’s still up in the air. Q: A lot of people that know you probably think that school comes easy for you. Does it? Could you relax a little and still excel in the classroom? A: Yeah. I’d say that’s one flaw about me. I’d say I am a little too relaxed as a student. School actually does come pretty easy to me. It’s accompanied by a lot of hard work, but I’d say I’m more of a relaxed student. Q: As a student, what is your biggest challenge? What is the most difficult subject for you? ASKS | SEE PAGE 10

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 22, 2020 Cub Scouts donate meals to COVID-19 health staff at MelroseWakefield Hospital By Mark E. Vogler T he threat of COVID-19 has kept the boys of Saugus Cub Scout Pack 62 cooped up in their homes, unable to meet so they could work together on a public service project. It’s tough to plan projects when you are confined indoors. But Assistant Cub Master Mike Sullivan credits his wife Michelle Sullivan with helping the pack of two dozen to find a way to help a group of real heroes who are on the frontlines battling the killer Coronavirus. Michelle, a mother of an eight-year-old Cub Scout and a committee member for the pack, suggested the idea of donating meals to three units of medical staff who work the third shift on the COVID-19 units at MelroseWakefield Hospital. “We worked with MelroseWakefield Hospital to get the right number of meals to be donated to the hospital ASKS | from page 9 A: I’d say English – definitely English. Whenever I was writing my college essays, I went to a college counselor, and the first thing she said: “You write like you’re an engineer.” I guess I write in a very direct way, which isn’t as eloquent as some English teachers might want you to be, but I guess that’s just my style – the way my brain works. So, English probably requires the most attention for me as a student. Q: Were you an A student in English? A: Yes – mostly A’s. Sometimes I’d have a bad term and get a bad essay grade, but it was all for the better. Over my years at Saugus High, I have definitely become a much better writer. I’m sure I will continue to progress throughout college. Q: So, in your senior year, you aced English? A: Yes. I got mostly A’s in English – I mean we only had two terms – I think I got a B plus in one of them and an A in the oth“Recently, Cub Master Bill Ferringo and Scout Mom Michelle Sullivan dropped off 50 meals for our health care heroes working with Covid-19 patients, at the MelroseWakefield Hospital,” he said. “It worked out well. The kids got their project done and they got to thank some real heroes. For another project, the kids made cards to send to local nursing homes where people can’t receive visitors,” he said. Sullivan’s son, Anthony, was FEEDING OUR HEROES: Saugus Pack 62 Cub Master Bill Ferringo relaxes after delivering meals to the health care workers on the COVID-19 units at MelroseWakefield Hospital. (Courtesy Photos to The Saugus Advocate) staff,” Mike Sullivan said of the project “Since we have not been able to undertake any community service projects due to the State of Emergency, we decided to donate meals iner. It all comes down to how you perform on those big essays. Q: Is there much pressure to be one of the top students in your class? Or is it something you don’t think much about? Or are you pretty relaxed? A: I don’t think too much about it. But with all that’s been going on, I wanted to work hard and achieve this great honor. At the same time, I wasn’t really stressed. I mean, the world wouldn’t end if I wasn’t Salutatorian. Obviously, it was something I wanted, but I wouldn’t have been that devastated if I didn’t get it. Q: Was there a lot of competition for that honor? A: My friend, who is actually Number Three – best friends – S.J. Surette, the class marshal. He’s Number Three. It was pretty close. I’d say it was the same type of competition as Matt and I. Just like Matt and I were friends and buddies, we used it as friendly competition to make each other better. I think that goes the same way with me and S.J. stead, which were prepared by Prince’s in Saugus,” he said. Prince Pizzeria owner Steve Castraberti already had a protocol in place for preparing such a food order, according to Sullivan. Q: After two months of virtual classrooms and other distractions because of the Coronavirus, how do you stay focused? A: It’s definitely hard. I mean, there is a lot going on in my house with six people in it, but you find time to sit down and get your work done. It’s obviously not the same amount of focus that you would have in a school setting, but in a time of crisis like this, it’s important that we can sit down and focus on our studies. Q: How should the Saugus High School Class of 2020 be remembered? What should be their legacy? A: I think our legacy should be that we’re a strong class that was once going to be going from an old building to a new building. But that would have been a struggle with us now facing the pandemic. But with everything we’re going through, we’re still finding ways to follow tradition. Right now, we’re doing a senior countdown at Stackpole Field as we would have done in the C Wing. A POSTER OF GRATITUDE: Eight-year-old Wolf Cub Anthony Sullivan, of Saugus Cub Scout Pack 62, shows off a collage of photos of fellow Cubs and notes expressing their appreciation to local hospital workers who have been risking their own health while working with COVID-19 patients at MelroseWakefield Hospital. born in MelroseWakefield Hospital. In the fall, he will be going into the third grade at Veterans Memorial Elementary School. Members of the pack haven’t been able to meet in person since mid-March because of the pandemic. They have been using Zoom Meeting Teleconferencing to stay connected. “Hopefully, in September we’ll get back to regular scout meetings,” Sullivan said. SHARING A BANNER: Saugus High School graduate Ronald DiBiasio, Jr. in the center of a banner in Cliftondale Square that honors him and two fellow students. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler). With all these obstacles, I think we faced them in a good manner and continue to get as most of a normal senior year as we possibly could. Q: Anything else that you would like to share? A: This is going to be more about my family. It’s kind of funny. My dad goes to Boston College. My sister goes to Boston College. My oldest sister went to UMass-Amherst, and now I’m going to UMass-Amherst. So, it’s sort of a family divided right now. I’d say that’s pretty funny. Q: UMass-Amherst is my alma mater. A: Really. Fellow Minuteman. I can’t go wrong. I love UMass. I can’t wait. I hope we get to start up in the fall. Back to your question – if I had to say anything to the Class of 2020: Hang in there. Times will get better. Soon we’ll be off to bigger and better things. This situation is temporary.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 22, 2020 Page 11 The Savings Bank donates headbands to local healthcare workers W AKEFIELD – To celebrate Nurses Week, and to honor all who work on the frontlines at local hospitals, The Savings Bank (TSB) has donated 500 headbands to healthcare workers to help ease ear pain and pressure caused by the elastic on their masks. The headbands include two buttons that the healthcare workers can use to wrap the elastic around instead of their ears. The special headbands, with the buttons sewn by TSB staff, have been donated to five area hospitals and medical centers that service communities in the Bank’s territory: Holy Family, Lawrence General, Lahey, Winchester, and MelroseWakefield Hospitals. “During the week of May 4th , we wanted to exSeveral employees of The Savings Bank and their family members recently sewed buttons on 500 headbands that were donated to local health care workers at five area hospitals and medical centers. Project participants included (from left to right) Emma Dannenberg, eBanking Assistant Lauri Dannenberg, Marketing Coordinator Ally Houghton, eBanking Manager Paula Pustorino and Floating Banking Assistant Manager Debbie Young. Marketing Administrator Sue Brennan also worked on the project. through 8th press our gratitude, not only to nurses during Nurses Week, but to all frontline heroes in our hospitals,” said TSB President/CEO Bob DiBella. “Many of our staff have family members or friends who are healthcare workers who are providing an extraordinary service during this global pandemic. Through news reports and the relaying of firsthand information, we became aware of the need for this relief, and wanted to do our small part to add comfort to their day…At the same time, I couldn’t be prouder of the TSB staff who spearheaded this effort and spent countless hours sewing the buttons on these headbands. Despite being challenged in continuing to serve the public and customers, our employees wanted to do something more to help the frontline nurses.” In addition to the special headbands, TSB presented each hospital with pins that convey a message of appreciation from The Savings Bank. The pins will be delivered to other frontline heroes, including local police and fire departments, along with a thank you note from TSB. Saugus gardens in the pandemic Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener L ooking around town this week, it is the first time that most deciduous trees and shrubs – those that lose their leaves in winter – are not immediately easy to distinguish from evergreen ones. This is because on many species the leaves have grown, if not to full size, at least large enough that you can recognize their shapes. Finally it feels as if summer, and perhaps some happier times, are just around the corner. This Monday is when we observe Memorial Day, and while we won’t be having the parades and other gatherings that usually mark this holiday, we can still remember the debt we owe to veterans. We might still be reminded that one reason this date was chosen is that it is likely to have mild weather and many blooming things, so graves of veterans could be decorated with flowers. It was often in fact called Decoration Day, as the graves would be decorated with patriotic emblems, such as flags, but also wreaths of flowers, and the more enduring floral tributes of shrubs and trees. Those planted around monuments are often chosen for their ornamental qualities, but sometimes for symbolic ones as well. Evergreens are popular not only because they are attractive during our long winters but because they symbolize continuous remembrance. Plants that flower around MeHINO-CRIMSON AZALEA: Those walking or driving through Saugus Center this week will surely notice the bright red rounded shrub near the Civil War Monument. Courtesy Photos to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) morial Day are often chosen because they form a beautiful backdrop for patriotic observances. It won’t surprise most people to find that plants that can “do it all” – keep their leaves through a New England winter and also put forth flowers in the spring – are much in demand at this time. Especially popular in parks, monument plantings and residential gardens are the Hiryu azaleas and other evergreen azalea varieties. Hiryu (pronounced hearyou) is a Japanese word meaning flying dragon. Dragons are very popular in Japan, where these azaleas originally came from, and the name flying dragon was used for a kind of World War II bomber, a World War II Japanese aircraft carrier and presently a popular video game character. Hiryu azaleas are among the easiest evergreen flowering plants to maintain, and they have been used in hybridizing many popular varieties of evergreen azalea. In Japan, red is a very popular color as it represents happiness and good luck, and some of the most popular varieties of evergreen azalea have red flowers. Hinocrimson is one variety which has long been popular in the United States as well. Its leaves are about an inch long and while they do stay on all winter, they are often more bronze or even reddish than green in cold weather. Flower buds are formed almost 11 months before they bloom, so pruning at the right time (just after the flowers fade) is important if FLOWERS FOR MEMORIAL DAY: Some smaller square Hinocrimsons are in bloom at the DeFranzo Island of Hope in Oaklandvale, across from the VFW on Main Street. THE EVERGREEN CANDYTUFT: It is in snowy bloom at the base of the World War II monument at the Lynnhurst School. you wish to avoid cutting off the buds for the following season. The dense growth makes these good choices for pruning in hedges and topiary, and you often find these types of azalea pruned tightly into rounded or even squared off shapes. Those walking or driving through Saugus Center this week will surely notice the bright red rounded shrub near GARDENS | SEE PAGE 16

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 22, 2020 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark Vogler H ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. A “Shout-Out” for “Shout-Outs” It’s hard to believe that nearly a year has passed since we introduced the “Shout-Out” feature in our “Sounds of Saugus” column. It’s always great to allow our readers the opportunity each week to acknowledge acts of kindness or achievements – big and small – by our readers. So, it is rather appropriate that this week’s contribution comes from Precinct 6 Town Meeting Member Jeanie Bartolo – whom I refer to as “the mother of ShoutOuts.” For she is the one who recommended the concept to me last year. So, here’s another contribution from Jeanie: “Memorial Day marks the 1 year anniversary of the “Shout Out” column so I thought a Shout Out was in order, here goes: “The Sounds of Saugus “Shout Out” column started 1 year ago on Memorial Day 2019. Since then there have been over 60 “Shout Outs” published. So in honor of it’s first anniversary I would like to give a big “Shout Out” to EVERYONE who nominated someone special and to Mark Vogler for printing them. So many people have told me it’s the first thing they look for in the Sounds of Saugus section each week. So let’s keep the “Shout Outs” coming!!!” Well said, Jeanie. It was last year, during the town’s Memorial Day observance, that Jeanie asked me to put “an extra shoutout” to the kids from the Belmonte Middle School, along with their principal, Myra Monto. Jeanie wanted to make a point about the wonderful parade float that students helped to create – specifically, the members of “The Yes Club” – the student group at Belmonte Middle School known formally as “Youth Empowering Saugus.” “Myra Monto, Belmonte School Principal, her husband and the students built and decorated the float to resemble a cozy front porch with rocking chairs and the children displayed the Memorial Day pictures they drew to honor our Veterans,” she said. “It was well worth the hard work they put into building it. What a great way to honor our Veterans and teach our children that they can have an idea, make a plan for how to build it and then make it happen!” The rest is history, folks. Every week, Saugonians have a chance to praise a fellow town resident for something that’s positive. And we can truly use positivity during these troubling times. 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 the 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 photo. A scaled down Memorial Day ceremony Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Corinne Riley, who has been a huge supporter and volunteer behind veterans’ activities in town, made this announcement at Tuesday night’s meeting: “Memorial Day Observance, May 25th: The American Legion will be holding a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans plot at Riverside Cemetery. The Ceremony will be smaller scale than normal, around 30 minutes. There will be no parade, no flagging. be played, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country will be remembered. Everyone is invited to the ceremony which begins at 10:00 a.m. Social distancing and face coverings are required in accordance with State guidelines.” A virtual Memorial Day Observance Saugus Veterans’ Service Officer Jay Pinette sent this message along: “The Saugus Veterans’ Service Office invites you to join us in honoring, remembering, and respecting the sacrifices made by our brave men and women. All are encouraged to decorate their homes, doors, or windows with patriotic spirit leading up to Memorial Day on May 25. Through these actions, we can Honor Those Who Served, show our appreciation and honor the service and sacrifice of our fallen heroes.” Thanks for your support I would like to send along a special “thanks” to all of the folks who have emailed me well wishes or left kind messages on my answering machine during these challenging Coronavirus times. These are probably the most challenging, if not stressful times, of my newspaper career, which dates back nearly a half a century. Being an “essential worker” who must wear a face covering or mask and protective gloves only adds to the anxiety. It’s scary out there on the road, with some people driving like lunatics and other people you encounter who refuse to wear masks. So, indeed, it is a risk to bring you the news each week. As a journalist, there’s the ongoing challenge of reporting enough about COVID-19 on the local level to keep our readers informed. While, at the same time, it is important to provide readers COVID-19 news with the right balance of upbeat, positive human interest. What are people doing locally to escape the day-to-day pressures of the Coronavirus? Laura Eisener has been an asset for us with her ongoing “Saugus Gardens in the Pandemic.” With good weather here and more people walking outside, Laura’s stories about “what’s blooming in town this week” gives the reader loads of fun and useful information about local plants and flowers to make the hometown walk more enjoyable. And you got to love Susan Curry, the Saugus woman behind “BeLikeGeorgie,” that fun website that has residents in this town and many others going out “bear hunting” – taking pictures of various bears in different shapes and sizes in the windows of homes and keeping score as they count the bears and share their findings on social media. There’s a lot of good stuff going on in town that folks ought to pay notice to – if they have been overdosing on COVID-19 news or Saugus politics. Graduates provide a silver lining One of the things I’ve looked forward to over the past two months has been getting an opportunity to talk with some of the recent graduates. If this were a normal year, I’d be lucky to get five or 10 minutes of interview time with these bright, young and very talented people. Over the past month, I have gotten as much time as I need. And what an opportunity it is to share the views and passions with our readers. In this week’s “The Advocate Asks,” we talk to Salutatorian Ronald DiBiasio, Jr., one of the smartest kids you would ever meet coming out of Saugus High School. And I find it so interesting that he acknowledges a lot of his scholastic success to two sisters who graduated from Saugus High and went on to obtain college degrees – and a fifth grade teacher (Bill Palmerini of Veterans Memorial Elementary School), who had more impact on him than other teachers in Saugus Public Schools. Talking with students like Ronnie DiBiasio is a great diversion from today’s troubling times. Food Pantry still open The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry will continue to remain open on Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. despite concerns over the Coronavirus. But there have been adjustments to protect the core of volunteers and the needy people who receive the food. “For the protection of our volunteers & clients, and to limit personal contact & crowding/gathering, the food pantry has been distributing pre-bagged groceries,” says Wendy Reed, Clerk of the Saugus Board of Selectmen, who also oversees the operation of the all-volunteer food pantry. “We understand clients may receive items they don’t want or need, but feel this is the best course of action to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. Those in need, even for short term or one-time assistance are encouraged to come.” The food pantry is located in the basement of the Cliftondale “There will be one speaker. The National Anthem and Taps will Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. in Saugus. Taking care of hungry students Julie Cicolini, a member of the Board of Directors for Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus (HS2), wants to make sure people in the community are aware of some recent program changes. “Please be aware that Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus bags are now available on Thursdays instead of Fridays 10 a.m. to noon,” she advised us. “Whitsons food service, that has been managing the grab-n-go meals for students and HS2 weekend bag distribution during the school closure, will be moving to 2 days a week. This is to help reduce contact and limit residents from leaving their home to pick up food…HS2 will provide weekly, no contact, delivery on Thursdays to ensure those we serve receive their HS2 weekend bags and keep everyone home. Please visit Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus facebook page and send a message to be added to the delivery list.” Grab-n-Go meals: “Grabn-go breakfast/lunch meals will be distributed every Monday (3 days worth of meals) and Thursday (2 days worth of meals) from 10am-12pm. Please wear a mask/face covering when picking up food. Again, these changes are to help reduce contact and limit how many times people are leaving their home. “Please visit Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus Facebook page for updates.” Food help for veterans This came in from Saugus Veteran Services Officer Jay Pinette: “We want to share a couple of opportunities with you for food assistance that are being offered to Veterans and/or their surviving spouses. First, the Melrose-Wakefield-Saugus Veterans’ Services Offices partner with the Greater Boston Food Bank to provide food to Veterans and their surviving spouses on the third Wednesday of each month. The food market is generally held at the Saugus Senior Center, but given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering a contact-free, drive-thru food pantry at Memorial Hall on Main Street in Melrose. If you are unable to pick-up, some limited deliveries may be available. This offering is year round. Please call the Saugus Veterans’ Service Office at 781231-4010 or e-mail VeteransServices@saugus-ma.gov in order to register. Proof of Veteran status is required. “In addition, there is now another offering for food assistance on the North Shore. Many of you may have heard about the food distribution for Veterans that was held recently at Gillette Stadium. In order to make this more accessible to Veterans on the North Shore, the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center and Massachusetts Military Support Foundation Food4Vets are bringing the food drive to the North Shore and Merrimack Valley! They have partnered together with local VSOs to offer assistance to Massachusetts Veterans experiencing limited access to food due to COVID 19. They will be holding drive-through food distribution events on Wednesdays beginning this week on April 22nd , 2020 in Haverhill. Distributions will be held on alternate weeks at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, and North Shore Community College in Danvers. The distribution will take place in the college parking lots. Veterans will SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 13

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 22, 2020 Page 13 SOUNDS | from page 12 need to pre-register using the respective Danvers and Haverhill links below…If you are a Melrose, Wakefield or Saugus Veteran and are unable to pick up food in either Haverhill or Danvers, please register and then contact Melrose Veterans’ Services at KBurke@cityofmelrose.org or SCaffey@cityofmelrose.org to arrange delivery assistance.” To register: Danvers: https://clearpathnewsengland.formstack.com/forms/food_supply_request_vneoc_danvers Haverhill: https://clearpathnewengland.formstack.com/forms/food_supply_request_vneoc_haverhill Buy a brick to honor your vets 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 from your family, school, etc., the general pricing is $100 for a 4″ X 8″ brick (three lines), $200 for 8″ X 8″ brick (five lines), and $500 (five lines) for a corporate brick. 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. 30 to ensure the bricks will be ready for Veterans Day. Please contact Frank Manning at 781-929-9723 for more information and applications. Helping the Vet During these challenging times, your local Veterans’ Service Officers would like to share some information on a benefit program that is available to those who qualify. If you are a Veteran or the surviving spouse of a Veteran, the “Chapter 115 Benefits Program” is a Massachusetts state initiative that provides financial aid for Veterans and/or their surviving spouses who reside in Massachusetts and meet certain income and asset guidelines. Benefits may include monthly ordinary benefits and/or payment/reimbursement for medical expenses. Whether laid off, in transition or living on a fixed income, the program is designed to provide short-term or long-term assistance as needed to provide relief. The program is overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS), which runs the program in partnership with local Veterans’ Service Officers (VSOs). Every town or district in Massachusetts has a VSO. VSOs assist Veterans and their dependents in learning about, applying for and receiving Chapter 115 benefits. VSOs can also help you in applying for other benefits and connecting with local resources. Your local VSO handles applications, obtains program approval from DVS and provides local benefits. The program is funded by a combination of state and local funds. DVS pays for 75% and your city or town pays for 25% of the approved benefits. There are income and asset limits for the program. As a general rule, income and asset requirements are: Family of 1 – monthly income less than $2,081and an asset limit of $5,000. Family of 2 – monthly income less than $2,818 and an asset limit of $9,800. To determine if you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Chapter 115 program, visit the following link and follow the instructions – https://massvetben.org/ – or call your local VSO for more information. The VSOs are also able to help Veterans apply for Federal VA benefits and local benefits and provide food assistance monthly. For example, did you know that if you own a home and have a VA service-connected disability, you are eligible for a partial or full exemption of your property taxes? Please contact your local VSO for more information on any of the services mentioned. “We are all here to assist. We are regularly checking voicemails and emails as we continue to work remotely and in our offices throughout COVID-19.” Melrose: Karen Burke, 781-979-4186, kburke@cityofmelrose. org. Wakefield: David Mangan, 781-246-6377, dmangan@wakefield.ma.us. Saugus: Jay Pinette, 781-231-4010, jpinette@saugus-ma.gov. Annual Town Meeting Warrant remains open Because of the Coronavirus, selectmen are unable to set a date for the Annual Town Meeting – which is usually scheduled for the first Monday in May. This year would have been May 4. So, Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree says Town Counsel John Vasapolli has advised the Board of Selectmen not to close the Warrant yet. That means residents who are interested in submitting Articles to be included on the Warrant for this year’s Annual Town Meeting have additional time. And to make things easier and safer during these times where communities are observing the practice of social distancing, Crabtree said, anybody who is going to submit Articles doesn’t need to collect signatures. “Just put them in the box,” Crabtree said, referring to the box near the steps of Town Hall, where residents are also able to submit envelopes containing payment for taxes. For more information you may contact the Selectmen’s Office at (781) 231-4124 or wreed@saugus-ma.gov. Recyclers won’t touch contaminated bins/barrels Due to increasing contamination rates in curbside recycling, JRM will not collect any bin/barrel with contamination, according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree’s Office. Bins should contain aluminum/steel cans, food and beverage cartons, bottles and jars, mixed paper, newspaper, magazines and cardboard, kitchen, laundry and bath plastic containers. Please empty and rinse containers. Please remember: no plastic wrap or bags, clothing, hoses, Styrofoam, rigid plastic, kids’ toys, electronics, metal pans or glass dishes. These items would cause your bin/ barrel to be rejected. Please contact Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. For JRM Customer Service, please call 1-800-323-4285. Murder at Breakheart Laura Eisener wanted us to know about this interesting, upcoming program set for the fall, providing social distancing is no longer an obstacle: “Since the May meeting of the Saugus Historical Society had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, the program planned has been rescheduled to Sept. 9. Doug Heath and Alison Simcox have agreed to speak about their upcoming book which gives new details about the murder at Breakheart in the early 20th century. It will be the first program in the newly enlarged SauGIANNELLI gus Historical Society building since the SCTV moved in and began broadcasting from this site. All Saugus residents, whether or not members of the Saugus Historical Society, are welcome free of charge.” For more details, contact Laura at 781-231-5988. Compost Site Reopens with new rules The town’s Compost Site reopened. After a brief closure due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Town is resuming services at the Site but with new hours and by appointment only. Residents will be required to adhere to the CDC and DPH guidelines regarding gatherings, social distancing and face coverings while visiting the Site. The Town is concerned about the health and safety of residents and employees, and the Town is requiring that the COVID-19 orders of Governor Baker and the Saugus Board of Health be followed at all times. The Site will be open by appointment only for the residents Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a trial period for the next couple of weeks. The appointments will be every 10 minutes. ResSOUNDS | SEE PAGE 14 MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT CORP 639 Broadway, Route 99, Malden, MA 02148 Office: 781-321-0640 Call Paul Direct: 617-590- 5366 Email: pgiannelli@aol.com • Residential & Commercial Listing and Sales • Land Locating and Zoning Analysis • Demolition • Land Development / Ledge Removal/ Utilities & Roadways • Modular & Site Built Residential & Commercial Properties NEW CONSTRUCTION NEARING COMPLETION! COMING SOON! (Photo is an artistic interpretation of the general appearance and not meant to be an exact rendition.) 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sie scouts and U.S. Army personnel. They had left Massachusetts in the winter and still had their winter woolens, overcoats and ear-muffed hats. They had to transfer their uniforms for summer dress uniforms in Australia because their fatigue dungarees were left on the ship. They broke camp on March 6, 1942, and left for an unknown destination, which turned out to be the island of New Caledonia, arriving on March 12, OLD SACHEM | from page 7 1942. The 182nd THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 22, 2020 182nd was assigned to the Americal Division on May 27th , 1942. The name Americal was devised from America and Caledonia. They went on to Guadalcanal and landed on November 12, 1942. The 3rd Battalion participated in the attack against a Japanese force atop a prominent terrain feature called the Sea Horse. Many other U.S. Army regiments were also deployed for the assault as were REMEMBERS | from page 7 Sgt. Patenaude was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, European Campaign Medal with a battle star, WWII Victory Medal, Presidential Unit Citation and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He is interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. A memorial square in his name still stands near his boyhood home in Revere. Seaman 2nd Class Herbert E. Jackson He was born and raised in Everett and along with his three brothers, enlisted in the US Navy in the early years of WWII. Following basic training, he was stationed aboard the USS Juneau in the Pacific Theater. some Marine units. Sea Horse was completed in January 1943. Their next operations were the Bougainville campaign, the Northern Solomons and the Battle of Leyte. The 182nd Landed at Talisay Beach near the Cebu City, Central Visayas Region of the Philippines on March 26, 1945. They fought to clear the area to Cebu City. After they eliminated the Japanese on Cebu Island, the unit was reequipped and later shipped to Japan as Occupation forces. Near the end of the war, the Americal Division was renamed the 23rd Infantry Division, On Nov. 13, 1942, during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, the USS Juneau and other Naval vessels turned back a Japanese Task Force that was headed straight for embattled US Marines and sailors in the months long struggle for control of the island of Guadalcanal, located in the Solomons northwest of Australia. During this battle, the Juneau was torpedoed by the Japanese; 687 men, including S2c Jackson and the “Five Sullivan Brothers,” were lost. Only 115 men survived after the Juneau broke in two and sank. S2c Jackson was lost at sea along with 686 shipmates. A memorial square in his name still stands near his boyhood Everett home. SOUNDS | from page 14 do your part to make sure your town’s population count and other information being sought is complete. Main attractions at the Saugus Public Library All programs and events scheduled at the Saugus Public Library are cancelled until further notice. Anyone who has books to return to the library gets a pass during the time the library is closed, according to Library Director Alan Thibeault, who requested that we provide this message to all potential library visitors: “We ask that patrons hold onto any items they have borrowed and NOT return them to our book drops. Additionally, while folks are passing time by cleaning out their homes, some have been dropping off old books and media at the Library. We ask patrons NOT to donate items to the library, please. Everything people leave here has to be disinfected and we don’t want to bring any of it into our facility. Therefore, we will simply throw away any non-library items brought to us.” If anyone in town has any ideas they want to bounce off Thibeault, you can call him by phone at 781-231-4168 x 3122 or email him at athibeault@noblenet.org. Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. It’s been four years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15- to 20-minute interview while practicing social distancing outside a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee. Or if you prefer to be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation copes with the Coronavirus crisis. though it retained their original designation in documents. The 2nd Battalion was inactivated on December 29, 1945, at Fort Lewis, Washington. The unit became the 182nd Regimental Combat Team on December 5, 1946, with headquarters in Charlestown. The headquarters moved to Melrose on September 30, 1955. On May 1, 1959, it was renamed as the Page 15 Infantry under the Combat Arms Regimental System. In 2006 the unit was reorganized and redesignated as the 182nd Calvary Regiment, ending 370 years of history as an infantry regiment. The unit became a Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition force, the 1st Squadron, 182nd Calvary Regiment serving as a fast-moving armored recon unit. Starting in August 2006, the 1st Squadron, 182nd Calvary served as Task Force Patriot in Kosovo, responsible for a large area of southern Kosovo in the turbulence that preceded the final status and independence for Kosovo from Serbia. My son-in-law, Frank McKinnon, now a Saugus Policeman, served in Kosovo as part of Task Force Patriot. In 2007 and 2008 the 182nd served in Iraq and Afghanistan. On March 2011 the 1st ion, 182nd for service again in Afghanistan under Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit was re~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Essex Probate and Family Court 36 Federal Street Salem, MA 01970 (978) 744-1020 Docket No. ES20P1124EA Estate of: Marlene H. Hegarty Date of Death: 11/02/2019 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition for Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by William T. Hegarty of Saugus, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that William T. Hegarty of Saugus, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsupervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 06/30/2020. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Jennifer M. R. Ulwick, First Justice of this Court. Date: May 18, 2020 PAMELA A. CASEY O’BRIEN REGISTER OF PROBATE May 22, 2020 BattalInfantry mobilized 1. On May 22, 1849, what U.S. Presidentto-be got a patent for a boat-lifting invention? 2. What U.S. state has the country’s only royal palace? 3. Whose motto is “Be Prepared”? 4. On May 23, 1995, what computer programming language was released by Sun Microsystems? 5. In what city’s version of the game Monopoly would you find Mayfair as the most expensive property? 6. How many tiles does a Scrabble hand have? 7. On May 24, 1929, what first film of the Marx Brothers premiered? 8. What TV family lived in Bedrock? 9. What oldest continuously operating inn in the country has a nearby gristmill? 10. On May 25, 2011, who ended her show’s 25-year run? 11. What country beginning with the letter “I” has the most snake species in the world? 12. What was Memorial Day previously called? 13. What were the Boston Americans baseball team later known as? 14. On May 26, 1927, a Ford assembly line produced the last of what model car? 15. In what comic strip would you find the King, the Wizard, Sir Rodney and Gwen? 16. What originally came in lemon, orange, raspberry and strawberry flavors? 17. On May 27, 1819, what writer of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and the original Mother’s Day Proclamation was born? 18. In the 1830’s who explored Patagonia and the Pacific on the HMS Beagle? 19. What Asian temple complex is the world’s largest religious monument? 20. On May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were born on a farm in what country? ANSWERS leased from federal duty in March 2012 having completed its mission in Afghanistan. The 182nd was aligned with the New York Army National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in October 1, 2016. Today I am a proud member of the original American military unit, and now a life member of the 182nd Infantry Association. 1. Abraham Lincoln 2. Hawaii (In 1882 King Kalakaua built Iolani Place in Honolulu.) 3. The Boy Scouts 4. Java 5. London 6. Seven 7. “The Cocoanuts” 8. The Flintstones 9. The Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Mass. 10. Oprah Winfrey (The Oprah Winfrey Show) 11. India 12. Decoration Day 13. Boston Red Sox 14. Model T 15. “The Wizard of Id” 16. Jell-O 17. Julia Ward Howe 18. Charles Darwin 19. Angkor Wat in Cambodia 20. Canada (Ontario)

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 22, 2020 GARDENS | from page 11 the Civil War Monument. This is a Hino-crimson azalea. Some smaller Hino-crimsons are in bloom at the DeFranzo Island of Hope in Oaklandvale across from the VFW on Main Street. There is also one that is a slightly different shade of red – a Stewartstonian azalea slightly behind the monument there. With yellow pansies planted in front, the combination gives a pop of color you are bound to notice. The many hybrids of Hiryu azalea can produce flowers in other colors, such as white, purple and several shades of pink. If you add in deciduous azalea species, there can be yellows and oranges, too. See how many diff erent azalea colors you can fi nd on walks in Saugus this week. May in Massachusetts is the month all kinds of flowers abound. Rock phlox, basketof-gold, and rock cress bloom in stone walls next to the sidewalk; tiny bluets and buttercups spring up through the lawn; and it’s hard to find a garden that doesn’t have several plants in bloom right now. One of the lowest evergreen plants that produces a showy flower is the evergreen candytuft. It has clusters of white fl owers that cover the tiny evergreen leaves on a plant less than a foot tall. It is in snowy bloom at the base of the World War II monument at the Lynnhurst School. The location of this monument may not be well known by those outside this neighIndian Rock Supportive Housing, Inc. INDIAN ROCK SUPPORTIVE HOUSING, INC., ISSUES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES Saugus, Massachusetts, May 12, 2020 – Indian Rock Supportive Housing, Inc., is seeking a Property Management Professional for the Janet M. Leuci Residence (the property formerly known as Sachem Manor) located at 91 Denver Street in Saugus, Massachusetts, a residential community north of Boston. The property is a 20-unit supportive housing complex designed for low-income residents age 62 and older. The facility is designed to allow eligible residents to “age in place,” serving those still able to live independently as well as the very frail. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded the project in 2008. The property is owned by Indian Rock Supportive Housing, Inc., and overseen by a board of directors including local residents. Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS), an Area Agency on Aging and Aging Services Access Point located in Lynn, Massachusetts, serves as the project sponsor. Interested parties may request application materials and more information by contacting Eileen Burk, Director of Evaluations, eburk@GLSS.net, Greater Lynn Senior Services, 781-586-8676. Completed applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020. GLSS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in service delivery or employment on the basis of race, religion age, sex, national origin, or disability. May 22, 2020 Space for Lease 3 Large Rooms, each with Large Walk-in Storage Area. or Aerobics Studio. Located at Route 1 South at Walnut Street. Rollerworld Plaza, Route 1 South, 425 Broadway, Saugus. Call Michelle at: 781-233-9507 One Call Does It All! borhood, since it is not visible GARDENS| SEE PAGE 18 WASTE REMOVAL & BUILDING MAINTENANCE • Landscaping, Lawn Care, Mulching • Yard Waste & Rubbish Removal • Interior & Exterior Demolition (Old Decks, Fences, Pools, Sheds, etc.) • Appliance and Metal Pick-up • Construction and Estate Cleanouts • Pick-up Truck Load of Trash starting at $169 • Carpentry LICENSED & INSURED Call for FREE ESTIMATES! Office: (781) 233-2244 ~Handyman Services~ •Plumbing •Electric •Ceiling Fans •Waterheaters + More Call Tom 781-324-2770 Call for a Free Estimate Landscaping & irrigation/construction & demoLition excavation & site Work • SPRING CLEAN-UPS • WEEKLY/BIWEEKLY LAWN SERVICE • NEW LAWN INSTALLS • MULCHING & EDGING • TREE & SHRUB PLANTING • BUSH & SHRUB TRIMMING • BOBCAT & EXCAVATION WORK • DEMOLITION & REMOVAL SERVICE • DUMPSTER RENTALS www.StevesServicesLLC.com 781-808-1061 617-908-0436 EVERETT MALDEN REVERE SAUGUS A dvocAte Newspapers Published weekly by The Advocate Newspapers, Inc. • MAIN OFFICE • 573 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 Mailing Address: PO Box 490407, Everett, MA 02149 Telephone: (617) 387-2200 / (781) 286-8500 (781) 233-4446 / FAX: (617) 381-0800 Email us at: Jmitchell@advocatenews.net info@advocatenews.net James David Mitchell, Publisher James D. Mitchell, Editor The Advocate Newspapers, Inc. are free newspapers published every Friday. This newspaper assumes no financial responsibility for errors in advertisements printed herein, but will reprint without charge that part of an advertisement in which the error occurs.

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Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 22, 2020 GARDENS | from page 16 from the street, but the 1946 memorial is in remembrance of Charles Maes and four other local soldiers who died in World War II. Beside it, lilacs bloom over a bench in memory of Cpl. Scott Procopio, who died in 2006. Other gardens in Saugus pay special tribute to veterans, too, including Riverside Cemetery, Veterans School, Town Hall, Cliftondale Center and the Egan Memorial in Oaklandvale. I hope you will all be cheered and comforted by the flowers you find in your neighborhood this Memorial Day. Editor’s Note: Laura Eisener is a landscape design consultant who helps homeownIS YOUR HOME NEXT? The Saugus Real Estate Listings are brought to you by: ers with landscape design and plant selection and placement of trees and shrubs, as well as perennials. She is also a member of the Saugus Garden Club and offered to write a series of articles about “what’s blooming in town, since so many people have taken to walking the streets in their neighborhoods as a way to get some exercise and get out of the house!” FRANK’S Housepainting (781) 289-0698 • Exterior • Ceiling Dr. • Power Wash • Paper Removal • Carpentry FREE ESTIMATES — Fully Insured 53 Jackson Street Saugus, MA 01906 781-813-3325 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 Gomez, Ermez R Mogauro, Jessica Smith, Jennifer M Iraheta, Halmar L Padilla, Carrieann Contrada, Antonio Dalessandro, Barbara Gouich, Anass BUYER2 Machorro, Jose F Mogauro, Patrick Traheta, Nataly E Padilla, Harry Contrada, Maria A Dalessandro, Fred J Rhouddou, Soukaina SAUGUS SELLER1 Barraza, Marcos Wood, Patricia A Nguyen, Vu Flores, Santos Szwarc, Janina Gorewitz, Geoff Gecoya FT Obrien, Stephanie SELLER2 ADDRESS 3 Western Pl Nguyen, Tan K Szwarc, Peter Gorewitz, Karen Dipesa, Joan F 54 Waban St 295 Main St 18 Spencer Ave 40 Churchill St 8 Marr Rd 11 Appleton St 102 Central St #5C CITY Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus DATE 05.05.2020 05.05.2020 04.05.2020 01.05.2020 30.04.2020 30.04.2020 30.04.2020 30.04.2020 PRICE $675 000,00 $480 000,00 $485 000,00 $432 000,00 $530 000,00 $359 900,00 $470 000,00 $445 000,00 REVERE “Proper prep makes all the difference” – F. Ferrera • Interior SAUGUS - Pride of Ownership. Classic Colonial boasts a large eat in kitchen with center island along with natural light. This 9 Room 5 lge. size bedrooms has so much to offer with lots of storage space, 6 car drway, fenced-in yard, deck, shed and more. $619,000 EVERETT EVERETT Darlene Minincleri & Sue Palomba REVERE EVERETT - Legal 2 Fam. Pristine. 11 Rm 5 Bdrm. wash/dryer in both units. New Roof 2012, New Heater 2016, New Driveway 2014 and new Electrical Panel. Everyday luxury you deserve by being close to Major Routes, Airport, Boston and More................. $789,000 ~ APARTMENTS FOR RENT ~ Revere, Wakefield , Winthrop, East Boston from $1600 - $2900 / Some incl. all utilties. Saugus - 1 bdrm Stainless Kitchen. incl. elect. $1650 Revere - 1 bdrm Gorgeous Newly Renovated $1800 Call for details! Call for a FREE Market Analysis Lisa Polignone John Marino Lea Doherty Pat Rescigno Rosa Rescigno Marisa DiNucci Xavier Ortiz Sharon D’Allesandro Maureen Gaeta Kevin Alvorado (Office Assistant) EVERETT - Great location, 2 Family, open floor plan, 2 Car Driveway, near REVERE BEACH - Magnificent Ocean Views from all windows; Stainless & Granite Kitchen, Balcony, Brazilian Cherry Floors throughout...........................................$499,900 Wellington St., Encore Casino & Shopping. $685,000 ~ Meet our Agents ~ EVERETT - Legal two family, 5/5, w/off-street parking.........$599,900 53 Jackson St. Saugus (781) 813-3325 REVERE - Gorgeous single 3/2 with gleaming hdwd flrs, fireplace, High end Gourmet kit., SS appliances, 3 car parking and So Much More.....................Call for Details!

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 22, 2020 Page 19 Follow Us On: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES & RENTALS Sandy Juliano Broker/President Hope to reopen soon to continue to serve all your real estate needs. In the meantime please stay safe at home! WE KNOW EVERETT!! Call TODAY to sell or buy with the best! RENTED! NEW LISTING BY NORMA Sunny, two bedroom, newly renovated apartment in Everett Square location. Off street parking. No pets, no smokers. $2,200/month. Available May 1. For details call Rosemarie at 617-957-9222. REVERE APT. FOR RENT Second floor, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. On bus line. $2,000/month with heat. Available immediately. For details call Maria at 781-808-6877. MALDEN APT. FOR RENT IEE Mald en Map lewood Square area. Laundry and on-street parking. First floor. $2,000/month. Available June 1. Call Rosemarie at 617-957-9222. COMING SOON! WOODLAWN AREA 7 ROOM SINGLE WITH FINISHED BASEMENT $579,900 SOLD BY SANDY! 123 CENTRAL AVE., EVERETT SINGLE FAMILY $449,900 NEW LISTING BY NORMA OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MAY 24, 2020 12:00-1:30 By Appointment Only! 11 FAIRLAWN ST., EVERETT TWO FAMILY $759,900 Call listing agent, Norma at 617-590-9143 to confirm a time slot! Mask required. LISTED BY SANDY UNDER AGREEMENT! SINGLE FAMILY 33 WOODWARD ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! $399,900 SOLD BY SANDY! SINGLE-FAMILY SOLD BY NORMA! 67 DARTMOUTH ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! $484,000 2 SINGLES “SOLD AS A PACKAGE” 30-32 CENTRAL AVE., EVERETT NEW PRICE! $799,900 LISTED BY SANDY Open Daily From 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 433 Broadway, Suite B, Everett, MA 02149 www.jrs-properties.com Open Daily From 10:0 Joe DiNuzzo - Broker Associate :0 00 AM 5:00 PM Follow Us On: 617.544.6274 Norma Capuano Parziale - Agent Denise Matarazz - Agent Maria Scrima - Agent Rosemarie Ciampi - Agent Kathy Hang Ha -Agent Mark Sachetta - Agent

Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, May 22, 2020 ............. # 1 Listing & Selling Office in Saugus “Experience and knowledge Provide the Best Service” Free Market Evaluations CRE CarpenitoRealEstate.com View our website from your mobile phone! 335 Central St., Saugus, MA 781-233-7300 SAUGUS - 1st AD Great Family Col. offers 8 rms., 4 bdrms., 2½ baths, granite kit, 2 fireplaces, 1st fl. laundry, hdwd., covered porch for summer enjoyment, 1 car gar., alarm, updated gas heat & elec., pavers patio, fire pit, jacuzzi, farmers porch, side street location...............................................................................$515,000. SAUGUS - Residential lot on side street. Great opportunity to build an affordable home on 27,000 sq. ft. lot. Call for more information.....................................................................$99,900. SAUGUS - CONTRACTORS YARD with oversized, heated two bay garage, updated electric, call for details............................$275,000. SAUGUS - Nicely maintained 6+ rm. cape offers 4 bdrms., 2 full baths, eat-in kit., spac. living rm., finished lower level w/ playrm. & kitchenette, updated heat & oil tank (2015), lrg., level lot, 1 car detached gar., located on dead-end street....$495,000. WONDERING WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH? CALL FOR YOUR FREE MARKET ANALYSIS! SAUGUS - Free Standing Bldg. w/off street parking, half bath, kitchenette area, spacious, corner lot, conveniently located just outside of Cliftondale Square................................$329,900. SAUGUS NEW CONDO conversion – 3 bedroom units, NEW kits w/quartz, oversized center island, stainless, NEW hardwood flooring, windows, central air, open floor plan, deck, oversized garage, side street location...............................................$459,900. LITTLEFIELD REAL ESTATE SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial. New windows, siding, new kitchen with quartz counters, stainless appliances, new cabinets. New hardwood flooring throughout house. New heat. Central AC. New maintenance free deck. .........$570,000 WAKEFIELD CONDO ~ 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath, newly renovated, SS appliances, granite, high ceilings, deeds parking, pets allowed ....... $269,900 SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial, 4-5 bedroom, 2 full baths, gas heat, central AC, new siding, new roof, hardwood flooring, fresh paint, new kitchen with SS appliances quartz counters ...............$559,900 38 Main Street, Saugus MA WWW.LITTLEFIELDRE.COM 781-233-1401 WAKEFIELD ~ New construction duplex. 3 bed, 2.5 baths, 2400 sq feet, garage under, central AC, Gas heat, fireplace living room ............. Call Keith Littlefield for pricing REVERE BEACH ~ Condo, 2 beds, 2 baths, quartz counters, SS appliances, central AC, beautiful ocean views, indoor pool, gym, sauna ...... $394,900 WILMINGTON ~ Colonial featuring 4 beds and 2 full baths, great dead end location, central AC, hardwood flooring, finished lower level ..$534,900 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed, 1.5 bath colonial. Open concept 1st floor, 2 car garage, newer gas heat, roof and HW heater, prof landscaping....$439,900 REVERE ~ 2 family located in the Beachmont area, 3 beds, one bath in top unit, 2 beds, one bath lower unit .....................................$639,000 Call Rhonda Combe For all your real estate needs!! 781-706-0842 MELROSE ~ Single family, 4 bed, 2 full bath, SS appliances, new gas heat, quartz counters, Central AC, Garage under ...................$650,000 LAND FOR SALE SAUGUS Call Rhonda Combe at 781-706-0842 for details!! Call Eric Rosen for all your real estate needs. 781-223-0289 SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT SOLD

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