SAUGUS Have a Happy Father’s Day! OCAT D OC E AD O A E CAT Vol. 23, No. 25 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday Saugus stands with BLM 781-233-4446 By Mark E. Vogler T he start of this year’s Annual Town Meeting will be delayed by nearly two months on account of concerns over the potential spread of the deadly Coronavirus. Selectmen decided at Tuesday night’s meeting held by Zoom via teleconferencing that they can’t wait any longer. So, they set the session for Monday, June 29 with a Warrant that will be limited to just fi nancial Articles – with the fi nal price tag yet to be determined. Just in case the 50-memANGELO’S FULL SERVICE "42 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2020 Regular Unleaded $1.859 Mid Unleaded $2.539 Super $2.599 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 Although on seemingly opposite sides, Dan Hegarty and Sophie Leray shake hands. Leray came over to tell Hegarty that not all police are “bad apples.” See pages 12 & 13 for story and photo highlights. (Advocate Photo by Tara Vocino) Now’s the Time to Advertise! Call (781) 233-4446 for Great Rates! ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS...Welcome to this 4 bdrm. Cape w/circular driveway and attached garage that sits on a corner lot located just outside Cliftondale Sq. 1st flr. offers master bdrm. along w/an additional bdrm. and updated bath, fireplace living rm. w/hrdwd. flooring, eat-in kit. leading to 31’ family rm./dining rm. addition w/sliders to a bright sunroom w/skylights and wood stove overlooking fenced in yard. 2nd flr. offers 2 additional bdrms. w/built in drawers and storage, second bathroom in lower level. This handicap accessible home offers many updates such as newer roof and windows, updated plumbing and electric plus cent. air and alarm system. HUGE 40 ft. detached gar. w/a 12 ft. wide x 14 ft. high electric door. Offered at $499,000 335 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 ber Town Meeting body fails to pass a new budget that night (probably at 7:30 p.m., based on customary start times of Town Meeting sessions), selectmen approved a one-twelfth budget so town government will be funded for the start of the new 2021 fi scal year that begins July 2. That document will be submitted to the state Department of Revenue. For the fi rst time in Saugus’s history, the Annual Town Meeting will take place in an informal and untraditional remote setting via teleconferencing. Members will not be able to go up to the podium to address their colleagues or debate the issues on the fl oor of Town Hall. “The governor took a long time to adopt this,” Town Counsel John J. Vasapolli said Tuesday night in briefing selectmen about the legislation which enables Town Meeting to convene in a remote setting – essentially by computer teleconferencing from the living rooms of their own homes. “I don’t know why,” he said. The other option was to conTE Friday, June 19, 2020 Late and limited Selectmen set a date for Town Meeting – June 29 – eight weeks late and with an abbreviated Warrant restricted to fi nancial Articles vene outdoors, as some communities with a Town Meeting form of government are doing, while exercising a 10foot social distancing between members. Saugus could have scheduled a meeting at Stackpole Field – which will be the site of a rescheduled Saugus High School graduation set for July 25 – or on the front lawn at Town Hall. But Vasapolli stressed in his briefing that Town Moderator Stephen N. Doherty requested that session to be held via Zoom because he thought it would be safer for Town Meeting members as well as the public. Non-fi nancial articles removed from Warrant In order to assure that the critical fi scal business needed to keep town government running gets transacted, Vasapolli LATE | SEE PAGE 2 EDUCATION Our 81st Year Next Classes DRIVER ~NOW OFFERING~ 30 HOUR ONLINE CLASS INSTRUCTION STARTING JULY 6 REGISTER ONLINE HENRYSAUTOSCHOOL.COM or call 617-387-9121 AUTO SCHOOL E EVERETT A “Successful Key To Driving” Since 1938 Gift Certificates Available Prices subject to change We're all in this together! Stay Safe! FLEET

Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 Facebook.com/ advocate.news.ma Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. * Corporate Litigation Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 Lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net LATE AND LIMITED | from page 1 said, it is best to limit the town Warrant to financial Articles. When Selectman Debra Panetta asked what will happen to all of the non-financial Articles that selectmen approved to be included in the Town Meeting Warrant, Vasapolli said he believes they could be removed and included on a Warrant for an upcoming Special Town Meeting. Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano said he would be calling on the town moderator to set up a date for a Special Town meeting – which could be set up as early as next month. Meanwhile, Town Manager We Now Offer For Your Eating Pleasure “UBER EATS” Convenient Delivery Service Bianchi’s Pizza and Renzo’s Full Menu To Go Open for Takeout for Bianchi’s Pizza and Renzo’s Food 381 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere 781-284-5600 $1.55 GALLON We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover Price Subject to Change without notice 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602 Scott C. Crabtree noted that the one-twelfth budget approved on a 5-0 unanimous vote by selectmen was done to protect the town under “a worst case scenario” in the event that the Town Meeting doesn’t approve a budget by the end of this month. “This… will help us resolve administrative and financial issues,” Crabtree said. “We have a shortfall or revenue this year that we need to resolve before the 30th [of June],” he said. With the shutdown of restaurants and other town businesses in March by Gov. Baker, the town is not receiving timely tax revenue – which has already exceeded several million dollars, according to documents presented to selectmen Tuesday night. For instance, a document prepared by the town’s treasurer/tax collector, Wendy Hatch, showed a “total general fund variance” of close to two million dollars as part of the one-twelfth budget and a “Total Enterprise Fund Variance” of more than $600,000. With businesses shut down, there is also a dramatic decrease in water usage, Hatch pointed out. A hotel on Route 1 which has been using 300,000 cubic feet of water monthly has only used 29,000 cubic feet since February, she said. Even though the water isn’t used, it winds up costing the town money in lost revenue, according to Crabtree, who told selectmen that Special Town Meetings may have to be called in the future so the town can make possible adjustments in water and sewer rates. “We’d need to have one [Special Town Meeting] prior to setting the tax rate in the fall,” Crabtree said. “We’re going to have to all work together to figure this out,” the town manager said. Manoogian criticizes meeting format But at least one Town Member who spoke during the citizen’s comment session of the selectmen’s meeting criticized selectmen’s decision of a remote meeting instead of the meeting being held outside – either on the front lawn of Town Hall or at Stackpole Field. Precinct 10 Town Meeting Member Peter Manoogian also questioned why he and other Town Meeting members weren’t consulted by the moderator. “I don’t understand why it’s so difficult to have Town Meeting at Stackpole Field or the Town Hall lawn,” he said. Manoogian said town officials need to make sure “not to use the pandemic to prevent the voices of people being heard.” He accused selectmen of denying Town Meeting the opportunity to take up numerous non-financial Articles. “You’re going to ask people to raise water and sewer rates,” he added. “You’re not being sensitive to the people who have lost their jobs,” Manoogian said. Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini took umbrage to Manoogian’s comments which suggested that the voices of Town Meeting members were being silenced unfairly. “I feel the pandemic is unprecedented and we’re doing the best we can,” Cicolini said. “I do not see it as silencing the people. I look at it totally differently,” he said. Cicolini noted, “Saugus is still on the top 20 list,” a reference to the town having one of the highest rates of people testing positive for COVID-19 per 100,000 population. Normally, selectmen don’t participate in the citizen comment period, Cicolini noted. But he added that Manoogian’s criticism was unfair and needed to be addressed. Cicolini noted that “we don’t have to lay off people who are losing their houses in other communities…We have a huge budget gap ahead of us…depends on when the governor gets off his butt…we need to be prepared for the worst case scenario.” Panetta suggested that Manoogian was overstating the role of the Board of Selectmen. “The ultimate vote is not with us – it’s with Town Meeting,” she said. Selectmen approved a twopage Warrant containing 11 Articles -- all of them financial. In addition, there will be two Public, Education and Government (PEG) access Articles for Saugus Cable TV. This week on Saugus TV Sunday, June 21 from 9–11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges) Monday, June 22 all day on Channel 8 – “Movie Monday” (classic movies) Tuesday, June 23 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – Board of Selectmen from June 16 Wednesday, June 24 at 8 p.m. on Channel 9 – School Committee from June 16 Thursday, June 25 at 8 p.m. on Channel 22 – Saugus Ironworks Preschoolers in the Park III Friday, June 26 at 9 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Friday Night Frights” (scary movies) Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9, & 22. For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv.org. ***programming may change without notice***

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 ~ The Advocate Asks ~ Page 3 Staff Sgt. Wesley Santos credits COVID-19 for helping National Guard recruitment efforts He attended classes at Salem State University and received a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in accounting from Bridgewater State University (2014). He enlisted in the National Guard after High School and has served for 12 years – the last six as a recruiter in the Malden office. He was deployed to Afghanistan (2010-11) as an infantryman who helped provide security to the engineers who ASKS | SEE PAGE 11 FOR EDUCATION’S SAKE: Brazil native Wesley Peres Santos said he couldn’t afford to go to college after graduating from Saugus High School 14 years ago, so he joined the National Guard to become an infantryman, paving the way for a free education. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) Editor’s Note: For this week’s column, we interviewed Staff Sgt. Wesley Peres Santos, a recruitment officer for the Massachusetts Army National Guard. We asked him how his duties have changed since the outbreak of COVID-19. A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Santos, 32, came to the United States when he was 16. He is a 2006 Saugus High School graduate. Caring for you in your neighborhood― it’s what we do best Dental care at no cost to you $305 towards eyeglass frames YMCA membership or $55 per month for gym membership We speak your language Join today! Call 1-888-566-3526 (TTY 711) www.seniorwholehealth.com/SNP Senior Whole Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Senior Whole Health (HMO SNP) and Senior Whole Health NHC (HMO SNP) are Coordinated Care Plans with a Medicare Advantage contract and a contract with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts/ EOHHS MassHealth program. Enrollment depends on annual contract renewal. H2224_2019_77906_M Accepted 9/24/2019 *Limitations may apply Nurse Care Manager to coordinate your care Up to $400 a year for health-related items Transportation to and from your doctor appointments*

Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 The Coronavirus count State reports 8 new confi rmed Saugus COVID-19 cases; town has 21st highest COVID-19 rate in the state By Mark E. Vogler or the first time since late March, there were fewer than 10 new confi rmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Saugus – a possible indication that the Coronavirus may be slowing down as the town entered its second week of Phase 2 in Governor Charlie Baker’s Reopening plan. There were only eight new cases of Saugus residents testing positive for the virus over the past week, bringing the total of confi rmed cases to 553 – a 1.5 percent increase, according to new data released late Wednesday afternoon by the state Department of Public Health (DPH). Meanwhile, the DPH notifi ed the town that its death total from the virus had risen to 34 – an increase of three over the same period. No information was available on the Saugus residents who died from the virus. As of Wednesday, DPH offi cials reported 7,152 deaths statewide linked to COVID-19. Of those, 979 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 the Coronavirus, and the number of cases per 100,000. The 553 cases reported for Saugus averages out to a rate of 1,945.44 per 100,000 – which is above the state average of 1,459.12 per 100,000 and is the 21st highest rate 505 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Tel: 617-387-1120 www.gkdental.com • 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 We are the smile care experts for your entire family F among all communities across the state, according to the data released Wednesday. But offi cials believe the numbers are substantially underreported in most communities because of the lack of aggressive testing for the virus. “The Saugus Health Department strongly believes that additional unrecognized cases DO exist in Saugus,” the town advised in a press release. “Due to the fact that they are undetected, some of these infected individuals may not be properly isolated or quarantined, which is why Gov. Baker has a safer at home advisory and continues to strongly request that everyone wear a cloth face cover over their face when around others, practice social distancing, avoid gatherings, and to follow the CDC and MDPH guidance.” Of the 3,136 people tested in Saugus so far, 17.63 percent tested positive for COVID-19 – a drop from last week (18.91 percent). The state average for people testing positive is 13.97 percent, also a reduction from last week (15 percent). As of Wednesday, there were 15,703 confi rmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Essex County, the third highest among the state’s 14 counties. There were 106,151 confi rmed cases of the Coronavirus statewide and 7,734 virus-related deaths. There were 1,057 COVID-19-related deaths in Essex County, the third highest among the state’s 14 counties. Nursing home update Of the total 34 COVID-19-related deaths reported in Saugus this week, the town’s two nursing homes accounted for 23 of them. There were 17 deaths reported at the Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, which is licensed for 88 total beds. There have been more than 30 cases of confi rmed COVID-19 at the facility. There were six deaths reported at Saugus Rehabilitation and Nursing, a longterm care facility licensed for 80 beds. There have been more than 30 cases of confi rmed of COVID-19 at the facility. The most recent Nursing In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today Facility Audit Survey Results through June 12 show that both local nursing homes were “in adherence” with a recent 28-point Infection Control Checklist after being defi cient in the fi rst round of audits. The latest state reports showed that 100 percent of the residents and 93 percent of the staff at both facilities had been tested for COVID-19. How Saugus compares to neighboring communities As of press time yesterday, town offi cials were unaware of any additional deaths of Saugus residents infected with the virus since the three deaths reported earlier in the week. Meanwhile, town residents are able to compare the number of COVID-19 cases confi rmed in Saugus to those in neighboring cities and towns as well as communities of similar size by going to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website at https:// www.mass.gov/info-details/ covid-19-response-reporting, then click onto COVID-19 cases by city/town. Chelsea (7,659.63 per 100,000), Brockton (4,246.39 per 100,000) and Lawrence (3,904.69 per 100,000) have the highest rates in the state for people testing positive for the Coronavirus. Here’s how nine other area communities compare to Saugus: Lynn: 3,548 cases, 3,516.24 per 100,000 (5th highest in state). Revere: 1,733 cases, 2,844.89 per 100,000 (6th highest in state). Everett: 1,724 cases, 3,551.97 per 100,000 (4th highest in state). Malden: 1,211 cases, 1,787.36 per 100,000 (30th highest in state). Peabody: 969 cases, 1,737.62 per 100,000. Saugus: 553 cases, 1,945.44 per 100,000 (21st highest in state). Wakefield: 309 cases, 1,144.24 per 100,000. Melrose: 240 cases, 829.81 per 100,000. Reading: 293 cases, 1,066.08 per 100,000. Lynnfi eld: 93 cases, 798.35 per 100,000. Statewide totals: 101,654 cases, 1,459.12 per 100,000. (Data compiled by DPH and made public as of June 17, 2020, count and rate [per 100,000] of confirmed COVID-10 cases in Massachusetts by city/town, January 1, 2020– June 17, 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.” CORONAVIRU | SEE PAGE 18

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 Page 5 ~ Letter to the Editor ~ Front Door Pickup coming to Saugus Public Library To The Public: It has been a long thirteen weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to close the doors to the Saugus Public Library. Many of you have lost friends and loved ones to this awful pandemic and we all share your grief and sorrow. The staff and I sincerely miss the “old normal” when we were open to the public and patrons could simply walk into our building to borrow items; use our public computers or WiFi signal; sit and read magazines and newspapers; and attend the programs and meetings we’ve traditionally hosted. While the Library has been closed to the public our staff has cleaned up and reorganized our collections, rearranged some of our spaces, and learned some new skills which will enable us to serve you better. We’ve also begun to off er virtual programs (yoga, meditation, and virtual Music & Mother Goose) via Zoom. Patrons have been participating in these programs and making heavy use of our OverDrive and Hoopla accounts to borrow digital and streaming media like eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, television shows, and magazines. We will continue to develop and off er new virtual offerings too. These remain very unpredictable times. I cannot say when we will be able to welcome you all back into the building. But we continue to formulate plans to do so. Meanwhile, we are refi ning a plan to begin a new service, Front Door Pickup. This new service will allow patrons to place holds on books, movies, music CDs, etc. and schedule pickup times at our Central Street entrance. We are nearly fi nished and equipped to do this in an effi cient and easyto-use way. Our main concern in starting this new service is safety; for both our staff and for the public. Our hope is to be able to offer Front Door Pickup by the beginning of July, perhaps sooner if all the pieces fall into place. Look for more details soon on our website, https://www. SaugusPublicLibrary.org and AUTOTECH 1989 SINCE Is your vehicle ready for the Summer Season?!! Recharge your vehicle's AC for the warm weather! Includes up to 1 LB. of Refrigerant* (*Most Vehicles/Some Restrictions May Apply) AC SPECIAL Only $69.95 DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! CASH FOR YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV! 2012 FORD FUSION SEL 2015 NISSAN ALTIMA 6 Cylinder, Auto., 1 Previous Owner, Most Pwr., Options incl. Keyless Entry, & Pwr. Sunroof. Only 110K Miles! ALL TRADES WELCOME! $5,995 Easy Financing Available! Only 104K Miles, One Owner, Most Power Options, in Excellent Condition. QUALITY & PRICE $7,250 781-321-8841 1236 EasternAve • Malden EddiesAutotech.com We Pay Cash For Your Vehicle! We are CLOSING & GRATEFUL CORONET CLEANERS 308 CENTRAL ST., SAUGUS 781-233-9190 After over 30 years in business, John is retiring and Coronet Cleaners will be closing. We would like to thank all our customers for their patronage over the years. Some of you have been with us right from the beginning and are like family. June 25th will be our last day of business. Any clothes remaining at Coronet after June 25th will be donated. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors in order that they may pick up their items prior to our closing date of June 25, 2020. It has been our great pleasure doing business with all of you here in Saugus. Please have a safe and happy summer! John, Grace & Lisa on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Please follow us on social media if you don’t already do so. We’ll also provide information to Saugus Cable Access TV, The Saugus Advertiser and The Saugus Advocate. I hope you all remain safe and well. We look forward to being able to fully restore library services to the Town of Saugus. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Sincerely, Alan Thibeault Director, Saugus Public Library More outdoor seats for Saugus restaurants By Mark E. Vogler S electmen took steps this week to create more opportunities for local restaurants to begin serving customers again under Gov. Charlie Baker’s Reopening plan for the state. At Tuesday ( June 16) night’s Zoom meeting held via teleconferencing, the board granted requests by Applebee’s, Jimmy’s and Casa Vallarta for modification of outdoor seating and outdoor entertainment. The board also granted Saugus Plaza a request for temporary outdoor seating to be shared between Five Guys, King Crab & Buffalo Wild Wings with eight tables totaling 32 seats to accommodate customers of these three restaurants on a takeout basis. Applebee’s received permission to set up 12 tables that would seat 48 people. Jimmy’s received permission for 12 to 15 tables that would accommodate up to 80 guests. Selectmen granted Casa Vallarta 15 to 20 tables that could handle a maximum of 80 seats, contingent upon approval by the Police and Fire Departments. The restaurants receiving approval this week -- besides meeting seven conditions established by the police and fi re departments -- must return before the board on July 14 for a review of their modifi cation plans. QUARANTINES NOT LOOKING SO BAD!

Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 Honoring a fallen Saugus patrolman SHS senior Christopher Benoit among four students receiving Officer Harold L. Vitale Scholarship A Saugus High School senior is among four area high school students recently named scholarship recipients from the Officer Harold L Vitale Memorial Fund – which honors the Saugus police officer who was killed in the line of duty 35 years ago. Christopher Benoit, who is scheduled to graduate next month with the Saugus High School Class SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY Call for a Quote 617-387-7466 Or email Rocco@sabatino-ins.com We cover: * Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available of 2020, received the scholarship virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally, the awards are presented during a gathering of the recipient families at the Officer Vitale Memorial Park on Ballard Street. This year’s award recipients also are Michael Hayes, Revere High School; Gabriela Diaz-Martinez, St. Mary’s High School, Lynn; and Joshua Perez, St. Mary’s High School, Lynn. “It was a little disappointing http://www.sabatino-ins.com SABATINO 564 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 617-387-7466 Hours of Operation are: Mondays - Fridays 9am to 5pm Saturdays by appointment only J& • Reliable Mowing Service • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Mulch & Edging • Sod or Seed Lawns • Shrub Planting & Trimming • Water & Sewer Repairs Joe Pierotti, Jr. to award these scholarships without having the opportunity to host our annual Memorial Park reception and meet the students and their families but still rewarding nonetheless,” said Les Vitale, brother of the late officer. “For nearly 30 years we’ve been able to host our ceremony at the Memorial Park. Regardless of weather and other challenges, we’ve always managed to provide cover, rain or shine, enjoy some refreshments and spend some quality time meeting and mingling with the students and their families and snap some photos with big smiles on all their faces,” he said. “The pandemic is creating some abnormal situations, but we improvised and found a way to press forward.” Chris is the younger brother to Nick Benoit, a member of the Saugus High School Class of 2013. Nick, who played football at Saugus High, went on to be a football star at Norwich University. After completing his Police Academy training, he was appointed a 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 SAUGUS HIGH CLASS OF 2020: Christopher Benoit, of Saugus, is one of four area students recently named recipients of the Officer Harold L. Vitale Scholarship. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) member of the Concord Police Department last fall. “Chris was inspired by his older brother Nick and hopes to follow in his footsteps,” Vitale said. Chris was a member of the Saugus High Basketball team and was the recipient of the Coaches Award in the 201718 season. The Officer Harold L. Vitale Memorial Fund presented the awards virtually last Sunday (June 14) on the day that coincides with the late officer’s 77th birthday and the eve of the 35th Anniversary of his ultimate sacrifice. Dick Vitale said, “Awarding scholarships virtually felt odd, but in many ways these scholarships are more important than ever. These kids are facing unprecedented times; some don’t even know yet if they’ll be able to get to enjoy the traditional freshman experience on a college campus. One thing for sure, despite the pandemic the cost of a college education continues to rise, so we hope our small contribution will help them cope with the challenges they are about to face.” He went on to say, “Traditionally, we look forward to this day with the community, but this year we had to do the right thing and practice social distancing and remain safe.” Vitale Scholarships in 28th year Bob Vitale, a retired Transit police officer, said, “With Father’s Day just a week away, this is always a special time of year for our family, and to top it off, June 18th is the 35th Anniversary of Harold’s death, and Sunday, June 14, which is Flag Day, would have been his 77th birthday and the 28 consecutive years the Fund has granted scholarships. Honestly, it is probably not something we expected to be doing for so long and it’s very satisfying. Our events became a symbol of unity and support to the members of the Saugus Police Department who continue to perform their difficult job every day. We take pride in showing our support and respect for the job they continue to do every day.” Eileen Vitale, wife of the late officer, remarked, “June 18 is always a tough day for me; it always has been, and always will be. I love the things we do to recognize Harold. The Park Reception and our annual golf tournament held each August are among my favorites. Unfortunately, this year the pandemic has caused us to pause and improvise our approach to both gatherings. But the pandemic won’t stop us; we’ll continue to find ways to keep Harold’s memory alive. Our charity work allows us to continue supporting our victims advocacy organizations, like National and NE C.O.P.S. (National Concerns of Police Survivors and N.E. C.O.P.S.) and the N.L.E.O.M.F. (National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund), both are amazing organizations who sought out to help us back in 1985.” The Officer Vitale Memorial Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization and was created in 1992 some seven years after Officer Vitale’s death. Officer Vitale was killed in the line of duty in the early morning hours of June 18, 1985, while attempting to make an arrest when he was dragged more than 1,000 feet to his death. Officer Vitale was 42 at the time and married to his wife, Eileen, where he lived in Ipswich with three children: Paul, Michelle and JacLyn. Officer Vitale’s badge #17 was retired upon his death. The Officer Vitale Memorial Park was constructed by the Town of Saugus in 1992 in his honor. The Memorial Fund Annual Golf Tournament usually held the first Monday in August at Ipswich Country Club has also been postponed. Information submitted by Les Vitale, President Officer, Harold L. Vitale Memorial Fund, Inc. c/o Conifer Hill Advisors, LLC, 99 Conifer Hill Dr., Suite 202, Danvers, MA 01923, or visit on the web at www.vitalememorialfund.org.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 Page 7 Teamsters Local 25 Endorses Revere City Councilor-At-Large Jessica Giannino for State Representative B OSTON – On Tuesday, the Teamsters Local Union 25 endorsed Revere City Councilor At-Large Jessica Giannino for State Representative, 16thSuffolk District. Giannino officially claimed a spot on the September 1stballot after submitting the required certified signatures to the Secretary of State’s office last month. “As a life-long resident of Revere, Jessica grew up in a family that understood the importance of community and public service,” said Sean O’Brien, Local 25 President. “Jessica has been a strong advocate on issues that are important to working families while serving on the Revere City Council and we have no doubt that she will bring the same sense of community and working-class values to Beacon Hill.” Teamsters Local 25 represents nearly 12,000 members in the Greater Boston area, including 900 active and retired members that live and work in Chelsea, Revere and Saugus. Jessica Giannino Candidate for State Rep “I come from a long line of dedicated public servants and union members, so having the endorsement from Teamsters Local 25 is an honor to say the least,” said Giannino. “This race will be a hard fought one. I am sure that nobody will work harder or smarter than me and my team, and having support from the Teamsters will allow us to reach even more voters across the district at a time when it is needed most.” About Jessica: Jessica began her career in politics as a City Councilor AtLarge for the City of Revere in 2012. In that time, she has worked on countless issues that impact the daily lives of the citizens of Revere, as well as ordinances that will impact generations to follow. In 2013 her inclusive style and strong leadership qualities prompted her colleagues to elect her Vice President of the Council. In 2016 and 2018, Jessica had the honor of serving as City Council President. During that time, she worked to ensure the agenda maintained a balance between protecting and growing the city’s economic base, without compromising the quality of city services to residents. Jessica believes it is her responsibility to ensure that Revere’s government is accountable to the people, financially responsible and forward thinking. An important message from the Saugus Senior Center to all our Saugus senior residents A s you may know, due to the vulnerability of the population age 60 and over to the COVID-19 virus, the Saugus Senior Center has been closed indefinitely since the start of this pandemic. However, the Senior Center staff is available by phone to assist our senior community in any way necessary. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. However, you may call and leave a message at any time (Please let the phone ring until you hear an answering machine), and we will do our best to assist you with any need you might have as soon as possible. Please call us at (781) 231-4178 if you are a senior and require assistance, wellness checks and/or any nutritional or essential service. Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for family since 1958 • 62 over half a century. We must be doing something right!” •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roofing • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! We are all in this together, so please check in with your neighbors during this time that we are “safer at home.” Remember, you are not alone, and the Saugus Senior Center is here to assist you in getting through these very challenging times. We are all looking forward to the day our Center reopens and we can see all of you again. Law Offices of Terrence W. Kennedy 512 Broadway, Everett • Criminal Defense • Personal Injury • Medical Malpractice Tel: (617) 387-9809 Cell: (617) 308-8178 twkennedylaw@gmail.com www.eight10barandgrille.com The Eight/10 Bar & Grille will REOPEN on Wed., MAY 6 from 4-8 PM for Take-Out and Delivery with our delivery partners... STAY HOME! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810 STAY SAFE! Summer is Here!

Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 Don Newcombe By Th e Old Sachem D on Newcombe was among the early black players to play in the major leagues. He followed Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella into the big leagues, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949. Don was born June 14, 1926, in Madison, New Jersey, and died February 19, 2019, at 92 years old. His family moved to Elizabeth, N.J., and he attended Elizabeth High School, but the school didn’t have a baseball team. He described himself as an “indiff erent student” and left school rather than retake biology. He pitched semipro during his high school years and was picked up by the Newark Eagles in the Negro National League, pitching in 1944 and 1945. He was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945 off -season and began his major league career with the Dodgers in the 1946 season. While at the Dodgers’ minor league team in Nashua, New Hampshire, he was paired with a catcher who would become his big league catcher, Roy Campanella Together they played on the fi rst racially integrated baseball team based in the United States in the 20th century with the 1946 Dodgers in the Dodgers minor league club, Nashua, in the New England League. In 1948 he was advanced by the Dodgers to their triple A club, the Montreal Royals of the Class AAA International League. He became the third African-American pitcher in the major league after Satchel Paige and Dan Bankhead. His major league debut was on May 20, 1949, and during the season he became Rookie of the Year and led the club Bill Stewart The Old Sachem to the National League Pennant, with 17 wins, and led the league with fi ve shutouts, also pitching 32 consecutive innings of scoreless innings. He was among the fi rst of four black players to be named to a league All-Star team along with teammates Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Larry Doby of the Indians. With his outstanding year, he was named both the Baseball Writers’ of America and the Sporting News Rookie of the Year. The next season he won 19 games and in his third season he won 20 while leading the league with strikeouts. He pitched in the playoff game between the Dodgers and the New York Giants in the playoffs of 1951 for the National League championship, when manager Chuck Dressen decided it was time to bring in reliever Ralph Branca. Newcombe had a 4-1 lead going into the ninth and gave up a home run, then had runners on fi rst and second when pitching coach Clyde Sukeforth told the manager that it was time to change pitchers. Branca gave up a threerun homer to Bobby Thomson to lead the Giants into the World Series. He missed the 1952 and 1953 season, being drafted to serve in the Army during the Korean War. He had a serious drinking problem throughout his career. In 1954 his record was 9 and 8 with a 4.55 earned run average. He returned to stardom in the 1955 season, where he fi nished second in the National League with a record of 20 and 5 and an ERA of 3.20. The 1956 season was his shining moment with 27 wins and only 7 losses, 139 strikeouts, an ERA of 3.06 fi ve shutouts, and 18 complete games. During his seven years with the Dodgers, his regular season record was 123 wins and 60 losses. He later pitched for the Indians and the Cubs. His big league career regular season totals were 149 wins, 90 losses, 3.56 ERA, 24 shutouts, 1,129 strikeouts, hit batter 30 times, 3 balks and 22 wild pitches. In his prime he tended to pitch inside with a stinging fastball that kept batters leery. Newcombe was also a pretty good batter. With 878 at bats, he scored 93 runs and had 232 hits, 32 doubles, 3 triples and 15 home runs. He was occasionally used as a pinchhitter. He played for the Chunichi Dragons in 1962 in the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan. Among his awards were as a four-time All-Star (1949, 1950, 1951, 1955) and a member of a World Series Champion in 1955. He was the National League Most Valuable Player in 1956, Cy Young Award winner in 1956, Rookie of the Year in 1949, MLB wins leader in 1956 and MLB strikeout leader in 1951. His personal life was a mixed bag. He was married three times, divorced twice and had three children from his marriages. He described himself as “a stupefi ed, wife-abusing, child-frightening, falling down drunk” during the 50s and 60s, pawning his World Series ring to aff ord alcohol. He changed his life around in 1966 and proceeded to assist others to battle substance abuse. An outstanding pitcher with a blazing fastball to intimidate batters, he was able to overcome his diffi cult times, and is remembered as an original member of black integration into Major League Baseball. WE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by Real Manufacturer Certiified Technicians * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP Highest Certificate in the Repair Industry * Premier Insurance Co. Collision Repair Shop for Geico, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Progressive and more! * Over 30 Years of putting families back on the Road Safe & Fast! * ATLAS Stands Behind All Repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today!

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 Page 9 Northeast Metro Tech announces appointment of school’s first Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator W AKEFIELD – Superintendent David DiBarri is pleased to announce that Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School has appointed its first Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator. The district’s School Committee approved the creation of the position and the appointment of Dawon Dicks to the role at its Thursday, June 11 meeting. Dicks has worked as a Prevention and Intervention Coordinator at Northeast Metro Tech for the past year and has worked with the administrator of student services and guidance department to identify student needs that require intervention and prevention services. He joined the district in April 2019, and also launched the Student Athlete Leadership and Mentoring (SALM) program at the school. He is additionally an assistant football coach. “Right and ‘wrong’ can be hard, but love, kindness, and integrity are choices we can all make in the pursuit of equality, and equality for all of us,” Dicks said. In his new position, Dicks is tasked with working on the disNortheast Metro Tech’s first Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Dawon Dicks (right), stands with 2020 graduate Joshua Yandoli. (Courtesy Photo Northeast Metro Tech) trict’s goal to ensure Northeast Metro Tech is supportive of all students and to reduce opportunity and achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, disability, gender and other factors. As Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, he will be responsible for working with the administration to address issues of equality, inclusion and cultural proficiency through professional development and group curriculum implementation with students. “Systemic racism in particular is being examined and addressed at every level nationwide at this moment, and we felt it was our duty to take this step to promote diversity, compassion and acceptance at Northeast Metro Tech,” DiBarri said. “Dawon has become an invaluable member of our community and we’re confident he will flourish in this role and that he’ll deftly identify opportunities for growth at our school and what our students need to feel valued, included and accepted.” Dicks is also the cofounder of the nonprofit Student Athlete Youth Academy (SAYA), an organization that works closely with young people in Lawrence to assist them with reading comprehension, life skills, sports and sports training. He also operates Grit Athletics Performance Strength in Methuen, a program that offers strength and conditioning training for football players. Dicks spearheaded the creation of Grit Athletics while working at Andover Youth Services. He has worked at Boston Sports Clubs as a sales manager and was the director of development and athletics at BFIT Exercise and Nutrition from 2007 to 2014. He worked as a student liaison and world history teacher at Notre Dame Catholic High School from 2011 to 2013, and as a middle school reading and religion teacher, health and wellness coordinator and admissions committee member from 2007 to 2011 at Washington Jesuit Academy, where he created an in-depth health and wellness program. He also served 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 as the vice president of athletic development at SiSu Systems from 2004 to 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Georgetown University. He has been inducted into Notre Dame Catholic High School’s Hall of Fame for football and track, is a former assistant strength and conditioning coach for Washington’s NFL team, and as an offensive coordinator led his team to being among the top-ranked offenses in the New England Football League.

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 Saugus gardens in the pandemic Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener Y ou may have noticed that three trees in front of the Saugus Public Library are blooming now. They might look somewhat familiar, since they are close relatives of the flowering dogwoods (Cornus florida) we saw blooming around town last month. Two of them are in fact hybrids between flowering dogwood and the Asian species kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa). The third tree, the farthest to the right, is a pure kousa dogwood. If you look closely you can see the difference: Kousa’s white bracts are pointed at the ends, while on the hybrids some bracts are pointed and others slightly indented as they are on flowering dogwood. There is also a slightly pinkish tinge to the hybrids’ bracts that is absent on the kousa. One of the dogwoods was donated by the Saugus Tree Committee. Like two kousa dogwoods near the Town Hall Annex, it had been raised from about two inches tall by Margery Hunter in her backyard, and it was over five feet tall when it was moved to the KOUSA DOGWOOD: There is a story behind efforts to straighten out this tree after it was first planted outside the Saugus Public Library. (Courtesy photos to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) library lawn. Soon after being planted, it blew over in a storm. A library board member called the Saugus Tree Committee to let them know. Some members of the Committee, including Nancy Prag, Ann Devlin and Margery Hunter, straightened it back up, but some roots had been broken and they could not get it to stay. While they were still holding it up, Joyce Rodenhiser walked by and they mentioned they needed something to stake the tree up – Joyce went home and came back with a ski pole! That ski pole held the tree up for most GIFT OF THE COTTONWOOD TREE: Fluffy “snow” blowing through the air or sometimes collecting on the ground makes people notice this tree in late June. of the season until the tree had developed enough new roots to stay standing on its own. Kousa dogwoods and the hybrids became popular initially because they are resistant to a fungus disease which attacks our native flowering dogwood, but at least part of the reason they continue to be popular is that they bloom in summer, when people are more likely to be enjoying nice weather outdoors. Not all the plants we notice The Chelsea Commons 1100 Revere Beach Parkway Chelsea * 617-466-2098 * Artisan Flat Bread Pizza * Neapolitan Pizza * Fresh Pasta Dishes * Barbeque * Sandwiches * Calzone * Salads * Italian Style Buffet Catering ~ Local Delivery ~ OPENING SOON! michaelgsrestaurant.com * michaelgscatering.com are actually in gardens – some are in the woods or even growing wild along the side of the road. Eastern cottonwood or necklace tree (Populus deltoides) is a type of poplar often seen in open woods and damp areas near streams, ponds and retention basins. It is not often planted in gardens because it doesn’t have a showy flower or fantastic fall color, decorative foliage form or edible fruit. In previous centuries it was sometimes planted as a windbreak, since it is a fast grower. In 19th century Nahant the hybrid poplar known as Balm of Gilead was planted to alleviate strong winds blowing away the soils, until the “cotton” produced at flowering time became a nuisance itself. Cottonwood grows wild in most of eastern North America, and there is another widespread poplar species, black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa), in the western part of the continent. People walking or driving near these trees will be aware of its presence in late June because of the fluffy “snow” blowing through the air or sometimes collecting on the ground. Like milkweed and dandelions, the small seeds get transported far from the parent tree by lightweight “fluff.” Despite the resemblance to cotton, poplars are not related to cotton plants. Not all cottonwood trees produce the fluff – male and female flowers are on separate trees so while male poplars produce pollen earlier in the spring, which may exacerbate allergies, it is only the female trees which produce seeds with their accompanying fluff. Joyce Rodenhiser, walking on the track at Belmonte School this week, noticed quite a bit of it from the trees behind the school, and an isolated puff of it passed by as I was driving around the rotary recently. Quite a bit of it is still on the grass beside the track, some still attached to the remnants of necklacelike catkins that produced it. If you see this stuff float by, look up – cottonwoods often grow quite tall, and I noticed two big trees between the rail trail and the track at Belmonte, extending above the oaks and maples growing around them. It’s impossible to let June go by without talking about the flower most often associated with this month – roses! There have been beautiful roses in town for several weeks, and we can hope to continue seeing some of them for months to come. Editor’s Note: Laura Eisener is a landscape design consultant who helps homeowners 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!”

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 Page 11 Veterans Housing project draws flak Several Precinct 10 Town Meeting members call on selectmen to advocate for the neighborhood By Mark E. Vogler Precinct 10 Town Meeting D iscussion of pending plans for a 30-unit housing complex for veterans in the Cliftondale area wasn’t on the agenda for last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Board of Selectmen. But three Town Meeting members who represent the residents of Precinct 10 say selectmen should be advocating for Saugus citizens who have concerns about the project that’s been proposed for the former Amato’s Liquor Store property at 206 Lincoln Ave. Selectmen say they have no jurisdiction or authority to act in response to the neighbors’ complaints because the notice of intent was filed with the Conservation Commission. “We should not wash our hands as quickly as we seem to be doing,” Precinct 10 Town Meeting Member Mar tin Costello told selectmen during the meeting that was held via Zoom teleconferencing. Costello called the intent of the project noble, adding “the location is the problem.” ASKS | from page 3 were rebuilding that war-torn Middle East country. He has a six-year-old son, Owen. His parents – Jose and Marisa Santos – live in São Paulo with a younger brother, Weverley, 19, and two sisters:, Wellen, 27, and Wendy, 14. Highlights of this week’s interview follow. Q: What got you involved with recruiting for the Massachusetts Army National Guard? A: I came here when I was 16. I went to Saugus High School and graduated. I could not afford college, so I looked at the military, and the National Guard has the best benefits as far as education goes – 100 percent tuition and fees paid for – so I decided to join the Guard as a way to go to college. After that, I graduated from college. With the basic knowledge of what the National Guard was about and what it could do for you, I decided I could help other kids who were in my situation to better themselves, so that’s the main reason why I got into it. I just wanted to put the word out there so I could help people the same way I got helped. Q: Right now, you work out of an office in the area? A: I work out of the office in Malden, but I also have Saugus; I have Melrose and Stoneham. Q: Because of COVID-19, it’s affected the way you work? A: Yes. We got pulled out Member Steven C. DiVirgilio told selectmen flatly “The residents don’t want this.” DiVirgilio cited neighbors’ concerns about flooding and traffic. “People are not happy about this,” he said. “You are going to lower the living standards and quality of life. It will change the neighborhood dramatically.” Precinct 10 Selectman Peter Manoogian and several other opponents said they think there isn’t enough room on a piece of land that measures 23,000 square feet to accommodate 30 units. “At what point does the town have the right to say, ‘This is too much on too little,’” Manoogian said. Former Precinct 10 Town Meeting Member John Coburn, who is also a retired Saugus police officer, said the property already has a history of flooding onto his land. “This place is not the place for this development,” Coburn said. Coburn clashed with Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini. “You told me if I didn’t like it to sell my house, because it’s ‘a done of the office for a few weeks. People were staying home. But even though people were staying home and not coming out, there was still a lot of interest, and I still kept busy with recruitment, working out of my house. People saw what we were doing. We activated to help with the COVID mission. People saw that and they wanted to be a part of it to help out, too. Q: So you still kept busy through the Coronavirus? A: Yes. We were busy. Q: Even with the ongoing pandemic, people are still attracted to serving in the Guard? A: Absolutely. Yes. Q: Why do you think that is? A: Like I said, they see what we’re doing, and they want to be part of it, too, you know, to help out the community. And I think that’s the main reason why. You get to stay local and you help out the community, too. Q: And it gets you out of the house. Right? A: Absolutely. Yes. People were going crazy, so whatever it takes to get out of the house! Q: Sounds like recruitment really hasn’t slowed down any since the outbreak of COVID-19. A: No. Actually, I personally got busier with this whole pandemic going on. I had more interest, even though I couldn’t visit high schools. I had a lot of deal,’” Coburn told Cicolini. The selectman denied making the comment. Cicolini cites governor’s backing Cicolini insisted there is not much that selectmen could do in the matter. “This is not a town-sponsored project,” Cicolini said. “This is an outside, nonprofit organization…we don’t have the ability or authority,” he said. The project has the backing of Gov. Charlie Baker, according to Cicolini. Selectman Michael Serino said he hopes Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and selectmen will support allowing professional resources that may be needed by the Conservation Commission to help members do their job. “I think the project is way too big,” Serino said. Manoogian called it “a travesty,” suggesting that selectmen were “all over Facebook, supporting this thing.” “It would be a strong message if the Board of Selectmen took a strong stand against this phone calls from people interested in joining. Q: What’s the typical week like? How many calls do you field? How many people do you recruit? A: On a normal day, I wake up in the morning and open up my computer. And everybody who goes online and looks for information and types their phone number and personal information in there, it will pop out in my system, so every morning, I just make phone calls; I respond to emails. And I have a daily plan from there. Now things have changed a little bit because we are not issue,” Manoogian said. Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano said he asked the developer to meet with the residents to explain the project. A meeting has been set for next Wednesday (June 24) at the former Amato’s Liquor Store property at 206 Lincoln Ave. “The meeting is concerning the infamous water and drainage problems we deal with on almost every major storm and spring snow melting time,” complained a flyer circulating in Precinct 10. “At the meeting will be representatives of the developer, our town select persons, and our Town Meeting members, as well as residents that will be directly impacted by more drainage and water run off problems.” The project has been proposed by Rising Community & Housing, Inc. of Revere. “The proposed site development will consist of a new 5,863 square foot (s.f.) dwelling with surface parking, associated utility connections, storm water management allowed to go to schools anymore, but we have calling lists from colleges and high schools and stuff like that, so I usually do mostly phone calls and emails. Pretty much the whole processing from the start to the end, I do by phone and computer these days. And then there’s ASVAB [The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery], the test that people have to take to qualify, and there’s the Medical Examination that’s done in Boston at the processing center. And I will wait until they sign the contract and are sworn in, so we do it all. Q: How many kids did you facilities, landscaped areas and incidental site work. The majority of the site is located within the B-1 (BusinessNeighborhood) zoning district,” according to a Notice of Intent filed with the Conservation Commission. “The limit of the B-1 district runs through the subject property. A small portion along the westerly property line is within the R-1 (Residential A – Single Family) zoning district. The subject parcel is comprised of approximately 23,331 square feet with frontage along Lincoln Avenue,” the document continued. “The site is currently occupied by an 3,440 square foot (+/-) retail building known as ‘Amato’s Liquors’ and a bituminous concrete parking area. The proposed project includes the demolition of the existing retail building. The property abuts Lincoln Avenue to the west and residential properties to the north, east and south. Access will be provided via one (1) new driveway entrance along Lincoln Avenue.” get from this year’s Saugus High School class? A: At Saugus High – up until the whole COVID situation – I got about five kids from there. Q: These are kids who signed up? A: They did. They’re in right now. They actually go to Reading for training before they ship out to Boot Camp. Most of them will be shipping out this summer. I already had two who did yesterday, and I have three more who are going to ship out pretty soon. Q: How long have you been ASKS | SEE PAGE 16

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 Counter-protestors and protestors unite, despite differences of opinion By Tara Vocino B eeping cars passed by as Saugus High School students and alumnae spoke out against racial injustice on the common last Thursday afternoon. The protest revolved around the fact that on May 25 George Floyd, a 46-year-old AfricanAmerican man, was killed in Minnesota during an arrest for allegedly passing a counterfeit bill. Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis Police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down, begging for his life and repeatedly saying, “I can’t breathe.” Floyd’s death triggered demonstrations and protests in many towns, including Saugus, against what some describe as police brutality, police racism and lack of police accountability. In between speeches, a few people held signs, some in support of police, and others against racism/police brutality, and some uniting, among their differences. Although on seemingly opposite signs, protester Sophie Leray came over to tell Dan Hegarty, who is propolice, that not all police are bad apples. Others held signs with messages, such as “Protect black lives,” “Say his name, George Floyd,” “Wake up Saugus” and “Times they are a changing.” One group shouted, “Hands up,” while on the other side of Central Street protesters responded with “Don’t shoot.” Saugus High School alumnae Hayden Costa – holding a poster of 100 black/brown people killed stemming from racism – and Sophie Leray, who is holding a poster representing alleged racial profiling victim George Floyd and an officer kneeling on his neck. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) “SAY HIS NAME: GEORGE PERRY FLOYD JR. 10/14/73-5/25/20” reflects George Floyd’s death. Antonia Turilli said Saugus can do better. Outgoing Saugus High School senior Shammah Moise plans to attend Howard University, which is historically black. Yamarilis Mercado, Shaun Way and Kiara Morfa hold a sign stating the MLK quote “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; Only love can do that” and “BLACK LIVES MATTER!” Saugus police officers kept the peace.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 Page 13 Saugus High School students: Jenni Costa holds a sign with a quote by activist Malcolm X: “You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality – WRONG IS WRONG, no matter who says it.” Antonia Turilli’s sign states “WAKE UP SAUGUS – #blacklivesmatter”. Counter-protestor Dan Hegarty respectfully held a sign stating “SAUGUS POLICE #1 – WE NEED OUR COPS”. Signs reading “This is not his DREAM” and “BEING KILLED IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH” stood out in the protest. Residents Nancy Prag and Kayla and Maryann Mazzarini showed their support. Wearing a “BLACK LIVES MATTER” T-shirt, Rebecca Heathman holds a sign stating “INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!” Diyahna Lariviere holds a sign stating “Our Lives Begin To End The Day We Become Silent About Things That Matter –MLK” Wearing a “JUSTICE FOR FLOYD” T-shirt, Vinnie Holley holds a sign stating “CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE”. With “George Floyd” written on her legs, as Nyley Moise became emotional, she said Saugus wasn’t a fun town to grow up in and that the first time she was called the “N” word, her teacher said she was being overdramatic.

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 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 super “Shout-Out” for the Vitale family We didn’t receive any nominations this week for “An Extra Shout-Out,” for some unheralded Saugus resident who deserves to be recognized. So, this week it’s an editor’s choice. With yesterday (Thursday, June 18) marking the 35th anniversary of the death of Saugus Police Officer Harold L. Vitale in the line of duty, it struck me as the right time to recognize members of the late patrolman’s family for all they’ve done to keep his memory alive. We also commend members of the Vitale family for providing generous financial support to college-bound high school graduates in Saugus and other communities who are considering careers in law enforcement. During my time as editor of The Saugus Advocate, I have been to several presentations of the scholarship in memory of Officer Vitale and was impressed. I got to interview many of the student recipients, their families – and, of course, members of Officer Vitale’s family. It was a nice ceremony that was held at Officer Vitale Memorial Park on Ballard Street. What a great way to honor the memory of a well-regarded and appreciated Saugus officer who died way too soon. It also struck me as a great way to inspire young people to pursue law enforcement careers. Not to mention the good will and pride that the event instills in the community. It’s one of those great Saugus events cancelled because of the Coronavirus this year. Even so, I got an email shortly before deadline yesterday from Officer Vitale’s brother, Les, who is also president of the Officer Harold L. Vitale Memorial Fund, Inc. Here’s the email: “Good afternoon recipients and other officials. “I wanted to let you all know that I will be heading down to the Officer Vitale Park on Ballard St in Saugus within the next hour. It is my understanding that some members of the Saugus Police Dept began a vigil last night and again today driving by in respect of the anniversary date of Harold’s line of duty death. “Today is the Anniversary of Harold’s Line of Duty death and our family traditionally has displayed a Memorial Police Banner at the Park that includes over 300 names of Fallen MA officers killed in the line of duty. Despite the pandemic we feel it important to continue that tradition and we will display the banner today for a period of time out of a somber respect to honor all of the lives lost. “If you care to join or visit, feel free. I/we are prepared to do so safely and with social distance. I will have a camera in hand to take some photos of the Park. Please DO NOT FEEL OBLIGATED to attend, but you are more than welcome.” The spirit of Harold L. Vitale lives on. 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 photo. Some bad Tuesday night vibes I have to admit, I don’t enjoy these “Zoom” meetings of the Saugus Board of Selectmen. It’s bad enough that you have to punch in a combination of 50 some odd letters, numerals and punctuation symbols to navigate to a special website and then punch in 11 more numbers for the Zoom Meeting ID and, finally, six more numerals for a password. A few times after doing all of that typing, I’m still unable to view the Saugus version of “Hollywood Squares.” Happy to say things worked smoothly the last two weeks after being locked out of a previous meeting. Can’t say that it was a fun night Tuesday night. I was troubled by what I observed to be one of the least civil selectmen’s meetings I have observed in years. As things turned out, the decision of several selectmen to chime in during the “Citizen’s Comments” period at the end of the meeting was a bad look. I’ve seen enough of these meetings to know that selectmen usually don’t participate in these sessions, because they’ve got their own “member’s comments” session. Over the course of four HONORING A FALLEN SAUGUS OFFICER: The sculpture and monument paying tribute to the late Saugus Police Officer Harold Vitale, who was killed in the line of duty 35 years ago yesterday. (Saugus Advocate file photo by Mark E. Vogler) and a half years, I’ve even seen selectmen tell citizens that they couldn’t and wouldn’t respond to “Citizen’s Comments” unless the citizen requested and was approved to be on the agenda. So, it struck me as bad form on Tuesday night when they ganged up on a citizen who made some critical remarks. They should have just let the citizen vent and allow citizen feedback until every citizen who wanted to talk had their chance. At a time where Saugus needs all the help it can get to solve a multitude of problems generated by COVID-19, there’s no need for time allotted for citizen discussion to turn into a contentious debate between citizens and selectmen who disagree with their comments. Granted, nobody likes to be on the receiving end of critical comments. But unless a citizen accuses you of high crimes and misdemeanors, it is usually best to sit back and listen to a citizen’s gripes. After all, we do live in a democracy. A soldier’s reckless tweet You may have heard on the radio recently or read on the Internet or in a newspaper story of how a National Guardsman got disciplined for allegedly making a senseless and highly inflammatory, obscenity-laced comment in a tweet. Let’s clean it up a little bit instead of quoting it directly – words to the effect that he was looking forward to shooting people who were protesting police brutality and racial injustice. These are the kinds of comments that could spark a riot, especially if the guardsman was scheduled to be a part of the crowd control for such a protest. In this week’s “The Advocate Asks,” I asked Staff Sgt. Wesley Santos about the comments. He confirmed an unfortunate incident of that nature happening. And it was actually a guardsman from Saugus, who was identified by name on social media – although news accounts of the incident including quotes from the National Guard do not name the soldier. Because the National Guard hasn’t publicly named him and he hasn’t been officially charged with a crime, we decided it would be best to refer to the incident without mentioning the individual’s name or quoting his profane text. It’s not a good look for the National Guard, the soldier or his hometown as the comments were hurtful, offensive and unbecoming of somebody who is licensed to carry a gun. One more week of Grab-N-Go meals 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 that the program will be ending for the summer months soon. “Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus would like to inform the Town that the last day for Grab-N-Go meals and HS2 bags will be on Monday June 22nd. This coincides with the end of the school year. “We understand that families will continue to need supplemental food service. The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry is available to assist. “The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry assists anyone in need as a regular client, once in a while or one time emergency assistance. “They are located at the Cliftondale Congressional Church, 50 Essex Street. “Anyone can come during regular business hours on Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM to register. If anyone feels they may not qualify, but are experiencing financial strain, they still may apply for temporary assistance. “Massachusetts also provides funds to families that qualify for free or reduced school meals. For more information on the Pandemic EBT program (P-EBT) benefits, please visit www.map-ebt.org. “If you need any assistance with locating a food service this summer please email hs2information@gmail.com or go to the Healthy StudentsHealthy Saugus Facebook page.” Food drop-off tomorrow “The Town of Saugus, organized by the Board of Selectmen, has scheduled a second drop-off food and necessities drive to benefit the Saugus Senior Center and the Saugus Food Pantry, tomorrow (Saturday, June 20) from 10 a.m. to noon at the Saugus Senior Center, 466 Central St. “All items are appreciated but items that are most needed are small individual boxes of cereal as well as full size boxes of cereal, oatmeal, canned fruit, bread, canned tuna fish, soup, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, toilet paper, sanitizer, shelf stable milk, snacks/crackers, peanut butter, jelly, canned vegetables, canned spaghetti sauce, pasta and macaroni and cheese.” 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 they have made adjustments to protect their 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 prebagged groceries,” says Wendy Reed, Clerk of the Saugus Board of Selectmen, who also oversees the operation of the SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 15

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 Page 15 SOUNDS | from page 14 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 Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. in Saugus.” Food help for veterans This just 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 781-231-4010 or e-mail VeteransServices@saugusma.gov in order to register. Proof of Veteran status is required.” Strawberry Festival 2020 cancelled This is about the time that Saugus residents and visitors get to enjoy some tasty strawberry shortcake. But for the first time since the 1980’s, the Saugus Historical Society has cancelled its Strawberry Festival for this year, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Society announced this week. “Although some events and businesses are being phased back in, the Legion Hall would be limited to 10 people (and sometimes our greeters and servers number that many),” said the Society’s President, Laura Eisener. “We hope to be able to return to our delicious and nostalgic tradition next June. This has been our annual fundraiser for decades but we want to be sure our volunteers and our shortcake eaters are safe.” For more details, you can contact Laura at 781-231-5988 or email her at LDELD@shore.net. 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. Meanwhile, the library announced a series of virtual programs that can be viewed each week on Zoom: The (virtual) Yoga Experience: Join us each Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. for a free, basic yoga class that is ideal for beginners. This 45-minute slow flow class opens with a brief meditation, followed by a gentle warmup, some core strengthening, standing postures, and flexibility poses. Each session winds down with deep relaxation. This event will be held via Zoom. You can participate from your personal computer, mobile device or smart TV. For best results, download the Zoom app to your device. Registration is required and you must register separately for each weekly session. To register, please send an email to sau@ noblenet.org and type the word YOGA into the subject line. You will receive an email within a few days containing a link for the event. Please register before noon on the day of the event. Spaces are limited. Lisa Poto is a registered yoga teacher and a member of the Yoga Alliance. She graduated from Barre & Soul’s 200-hour yoga teacher training program. “Yoga is my passion, and has been transforming in my life. I believe that yoga is for everybody. It is your own personal exploration and journey.” Virtual Music & Mother Goose: Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required. Email melton@noblenet.org to register! Recommended for children ages one to four years. Join us for music & rhymes, dancing & skipping, shaking & marching! Virtual Meditation: Join us online for meditation on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. This is a free program, held via Zoom, but registration is required. Please email sau@noblenet.org to register. Type the word MEDITATION in the subject line. You will receive an email with the log-in information. You can participate from your personal computer, mobile device or smart TV. For best results, download the Zoom app to your device. The session will be led by Crayola Tidd, a certified mindfulness meditation teacher. Crayola led a meditation class at the Helping the Vets 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 longterm assistance as needed to provide relief. The program is overseen by the Massachusetts Department 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, 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 Veterans’ Service Officer 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@wakelibrary last February, and we are very pleased to welcome her back, although in virtual form! If anyone in town has any ideas they want to bounce off Library Director Thibeault, you can call him by phone at 781-2314168 x3122 or email him at athibeault@noblenet.org. 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 Saugus 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. 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. field.ma.us. Saugus: Jay Pinette, 781231-4010, jpinette@saugusma.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 and kitchen, laundry and bath plastic containers. Please empty and rinse containers. Please remember no plastic wrap or bags, clothing, hoses, Styrofoam, rigid plastic, 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. Update for compost/ recycling drop-off site “At this time the compost/ recycling site is open by appointment only. We are currently open Monday – Saturday 7:30 am – 2:00 pm. You can call 781-231-4036 to schedule an appointment. You can also email lcerbone@saugus-ma.gov for an appointment. We are no longer accepting the rigid plastic for recycling, you can dispose of curbside on your trash day with a $2.00 green sticker. Town stickers are available at the Stop and Shop and the Big Y at their courtesy booth. Thank you” 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 15to 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.

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 Boston Teachers Union Local 66 Endorses Joe Gravellese for State Representative T he Boston Teachers Union Local 66 has endorsed Joe Gravellese for State Representative in the 16th Suffolk District (Revere, Chelsea, Saugus). Gravellese is a candidate in the Democratic primary election on September 1. The BTU represents over 10,000 teachers, school nursASKS | from page 11 a recruiter? A: Six years. Q: What do you average a year in signups? A: So, my mission is 16. I need 16 people. I usually go above that just because people want to join, and I don’t find it hard to recruit. I know what we have to offer, and people are usually pretty interested. Q: So, a couple dozen, maybe? A: Sixteen is the mission. And I usually get about 17 or 18 recruits. Q: Why is the mission sixteen? A: It’s to maintain our full strength in case we lose any personnel. They have a number that the state needs as far as soldiers go. People get out; people get discharged, so to maintain that number, every recruiter has to put in 16 people to maintain what we have. Q: So, that averages out. Every office has 16? A: Every recruiter, and it depends upon the area that you have. Somebody who recruits out of Cambridge, the mission is nine because there’s not a lot of interest in those areas. We’re actually in a pretty patriotic area [Malden] compared to Cambridge, so my mission is a little higher than people down there. Q: What’s the most interesting part of your job? A: I would say the education system that we have. Believe it or not, out of 10 people that we bring to Boston to take the test, only five will actually pass the ASVAB, which is a test dees, guidance counselors, and other public education professionals. “The Boston Teachers Union is proud to endorse Joe Gravellese to represent Suffolk’s 16th,” said Jessica Tang, President of the Boston Teachers Union. “Joe has demonstrated a signed for a high school junior to pass. Sometimes I bring college graduates there and they are not able to pass the test. Q: So, what does ASVAB stand for? A: The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. It’s pretty much like the SATs to get into college: same thing, but it’s a military version, and it’s required to determine qualification for enlistment in the military. Q: So, you have to pass that to get into the Guard. Only half do. A: Right. If you don’t get a 31, which is the minimum score, there’s nothing that I can do for you. Q: What is the percentage of people who apply for the Guard and actually get in? A: So, out of those 10, only five will pass the ASVAB. And out of those five, only half will pass the medical, so it’s actually pretty hard, believe it or not, so I would say only about 25 percent of everybody who applies will actually make it through the whole process. Q: Competitive or just the challenge? A: It’s not competitive. I don’t know what the problem is, whether it’s the educational system that’s not working. Then, a lot of people might have criminal backgrounds. The military is very picky, believe it or not, so anything can stop the process. Medical conditions could, something like asthma or allergies. I just had a girl who had a scar on her arm. They thought she was suicidal or self-mutilating, so anything can really be a disqualifier, so A PATRIOTIC PARADISE: From the back porch of his Beacham Avenue home, Staff Sgt. Wesley Peres Santos gets a picturesque view of nature beyond his American flag. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) it’s not easy. It’s not something that everybody can do. Q: Are you familiar with the story about the guardsman from Saugus who was disciplined for allegedly threatening to shoot anti-police brutality protesters in a social media post? A: Yes. I heard about it on the news. Q: Was he one of your recruits? A: Yes. He was a guardsman, but not for very long. He just got back from training and he made a stupid post on social media. And he kind of gave us a bad image throughout the Commonwealth. Q: And, did that affect how you operated? A: It did. Absolutely. We had to evacuate the offices. We couldn’t work out of the offices for a few days because of all of the riots going on. And also, as far as wearing the uniform, we had to stop wearing the uniform in public places for a few days and not go anywhere alone, so we always had somebody with us just in case something happened, so that had a really bad impact. Q: So, I guess this is an example of how social media can get you in trouble. A: Absolutely. It’s huge. Q: So, you’re allowed to wear your uniform now? A: We are. It was just for a couple of days while the riots and protests were going on. There were some concerns about the comment, and it was only done as a precaution to prevent something from happening. Q: Now, because of that comment, he’s no longer affiliated with the National Guard? commitment to ensuring every child has access to a wellrounded, high-quality public education, and tackling the inequities that prevent many students from reaching their full potential. He understands that top-down policies and privatization harm those they are supposed to help.” “I’m grateful for the support of the hard working educators of the Boston Teachers Union,” said Gravellese, a 2006 graduate of Revere High School. “In my campaign, I’ve advocated for policies our students and educators need to thrive. Alongside the BTU, we’ll fight to ensure funding for arts, music, and the humanities; break down inequities in access to education; and invest in the future of all students.” Voters can learn more about the campaign, including its platform for education, at www.joegrav.com A: I’m pretty sure I saw a general post something on social media that he was about to get discharged from the military for that comment. Q: So, in your six years as a recruiter for the Guard, this is the only incident like this to happen? A: That’s not the first time that this has happened. That’s the first time this has hit home, that it has been this close – since he was from Saugus, and this is my area. It was the first time that it was somebody that I personally knew. Q: Now, how did you settle in Saugus? A: My son lives in Revere, so I looked for a place close to him, since I have split custody with my ex-wife. Q: And you lived here when you went to high school. A: Right. When I learned English, I was going to Salem State. I found out that Saugus would be an easy commute to Salem State in order to attend my classes. Q: So, have you had to modify your recruitment approach because of COVID-19, or is it still the same message you’re putting out? A: It’s the same message, and it actually helped out, because people cannot relate to what we do and how important we are, so I think COVID – believe it or not – kind of helped advertise the Guard because we’ve been closely involved with the pandemic. Q: Yes. The Guard went into the nursing home right here in Saugus. A: We also went into the DCU Center in Worcester, too, and we were at the Convention Center in Boston, too. Q: So, did you get to participate in the Guard’s work at the local nursing homes? A: No, because my main mission is still recruiting, but we had plenty of medics who were involved with that. Q: What is the message you tell when you approach somebody? A: It depends. If you’re in high school, you tell the high ASKS | SEE PAGE 17

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 Page 17 ASKS | from page 16 school kids if they are looking for a way to go to college; I focus on that, because that’s what helped me. That’s what brought me in and that’s why I try to give them the message about education, although, not everybody is looking for education. Some people are looking for trades. Q: So, people who are looking for education who join the Guard, that allows them to use the GI Bill. A: Yes. GI Bill provides free college. They go to school full time and they get money to go to school full time, so it’s a pretty good deal. Q: Especially with the rising cost of education. A: Absolutely. Q: And, what are the other parts of the approach? A: You use “adventure.” That’s always a big one. Some kids just want that adventure part of it. They want to get out. That’s one of the things that brought me in. I could have gotten any trade, but I wanted to be an infantryman, which is kicking in doors and going after terrorists or something like that, so you can get the adventure and you can get the education benefits. You can get trade. You can get it all. Q: So, you spent a couple of years in Afghanistan? A: I did. Q: What were the highlights of your tour there? A: We were in the process of building schools and rebuilding the country. Of course, AlQaeda … they didn’t want us to help out the people there because they were trying to tell the people that we were the bad guys in there, so we were pretty much protecting the engineers and the construction personnel. We set up security and made sure they could build whatever they were building there. It was pretty much providing security to them – do route clearings and stuff like that. Q: Did you have any heavyduty involvement, like close encounters? A: Yes. When we first got there, we got put in a pretty hot area, where we were taking fire every day. Everything we were building, it was getting destroyed by Al-Qaeda. Q: Did you get any medals over there? A: Yes. I got a few medals. Q: So, you were in the line of fire? A: Right. Q: You didn’t get wounded? A: Some of my partners did. Q: And you had to worry about IEDs [Improvised Explosive Device, more commonly known as roadside bombs]? A: Yes, we would see IEDs RECRUITER AT WORK: Since the outbreak of COVID-19, National Guard Staff Sgt. Wesley Peres Santos has been working out of his home office on Beacham Avenue. on a regular basis. I saw an IED hit a truck right in front of me with all of my friends inside. It was dangerous and very close. Q: Did any of your friends die? A: One person died and two of them came home, and they passed away when they came home. Q: Were they from this area? A: They were from Mass., but not from this area. One of them was from Worcester; another one, I think, was from Western Mass. Q: How many years total in the Guard? A: Twelve years total in the military: six years recruiting, one and a half years in Afghanistan and the remaining in the reserves and going to college. Q: So, I find it really interesting that the COVID-19 has not really put a dent in efforts by the National Guard to recruit. A: Yes. Absolutely. Yeah. I guess people were not only bored at home, but they’ve seen what we’re doing, and they want to be involved. Q: So, first involved with dealing with the COVID, going into nursing homes and what not, in order to evacuate. And now, the social unrest because of the killings of black people in police custody. Crowd control and keeping the peace. A: Right. Absolutely. We’ve had a big presence in the media. The fact that we’ve been all over the media, it’s drawn public attention to what we do. That’s good. Q: So, tell me something interesting since things got shut down in March. A: Some of it has to do with the processing of people. Now, we’re getting up at five in the morning and we bring them to a hotel in Newton. That’s where they get medically screened for fevers. They ask them [the recruits] if they’ve been quarantined for 14 days at least and if they have been in contact with anybody sick. All that has to be done that morning before they even go to Boston, where we do all the medical RIGHT BY YOU screening and stuff. Nobody is allowed to go in that building unless they get the screening done, so the job got harder, kind of like wearing masks to the grocery store and standing in line for two hours, so our job got harder, too, as far as that goes. Q: So, as far as the recruitment aspect and getting into the Guard, it’s a bigger challenge because of COVID-19? A: Right. Oh, yeah. It’s not easy. Q: What was it like before? A: Before COVID, we would just bring them to the building [in Boston], and they would do the medical screening there. Everything was done in one location. Now we have to bring them to two different locations before they can even get into the Federal Building, because of the COVID. I guess they are scared of having anyone contaminate [the Federal Building]. That’s where we process everybody. Q: So, what communities does your office cover? A: Lynn, Malden, Saugus, Stoneham, Melrose and Lynnfield. Q: Now, are you going to make a career of the Guard? A: I am. Yes. Twenty years – that’s all I need, so I got eight more to go, so I am just going to stay in and finish up my 20 years. Q: Originally, you just got involved for the education aspect. But you wound up making it a career. A: Yes. I really didn’t know what the Guard involved. The way they put it out to me – “free college” – so I said, “All right, sign me up.” Q: That was when they had a recruiter come to Saugus High? A: Right. A recruiter came to my high school. He told me all about the benefits, and it sounded really good to me, so I said, “Yeah. Let’s go for it.” And it wound up working out. Q: So, eight more years, and what’s after that? A: Eight more years, and then I will probably try to use my degree to work somewhere. I haven’t really thought that far ahead yet, but I will probably do something to use my degree that I got, which I really haven’t used at all yet. Q: So, do you like nature? Looks like you got it here. A: Yeah. I work in the city, so when I’m not working, I like to be in a place where there are not a lot of people, so I live in Saugus. Q: Yeah. it’s beautiful and quiet out here where you live, looking out toward Revere and the marsh. 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. 419 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 • 617-387-1110 771 Salem St, Lynnfield, MA 01940 • 781-776-4444 www.everettbank.com Member FDIC Member DIF

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 J& $45 yd. S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. MULCH SALE! Discount Spring Special PICK-UP or DELIVERY AVAILABLE 617-389-1490 Premium Hemlock or Pitch Black BELOW WHOLESALE COSTS LANDSCAPERS WELCOME $4 yd. $40 yd. $3 yd. O f Georgetown, formerly of Saugus on June the 12. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Chiaramonte and loving mother of Loren Vaughn of NH, Lisa Pennington and her husband Terence of Georgetown, Adam Chiaramonte of NH. Mrs. Chiaramonte was the dear sister of Sandra Medeiros of Revere, Terry Monaco of FL and cherished Nuna of 6 beautiful grandchilObituary Patricia (Monaco) Chiaramonte dren, also a loving aunt and friend and sister in law of Kathleen Silvio & husband Paul of NH. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of MA at www.alzmassnh.org. Arthur J. Deveau A Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma Tips to protect yourself (offered by the Town of Saugus) 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 ge 89, died at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday, June 16. He was the loving husband of Louise (Babin) Deveau with whom he CORONAVIRUS | from page 4 • 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. shared 61 years of marriage. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, Mr. Deveau was the son of the late Walter and Ida (Robichaud) Deveau. A resident of Saugus for 70 years, Arthur was a member of the Saugus Knights of Columbus. He had worked as a tool and dye maker for Eastern Tool. In addition to his wife, Mr. Deveau is survived by his four daughters, Yvonne Woodbury of Lynn, Michelle Pichette of AL, Annette McLean of Warwick, Yvette Hamilton of Merrimac; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Quinlan of Peabody, Therese Daigle of NE. He was predeceased by three brothers. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arthur’s memory can be made to the American Heart Association at heart.org. OBITUARIES | SEE PAGE 20 We are her [sic] for you. For more information, contact the Saugus Health Department at (781) 231-4117 and/or the Town Manager’s office at 781231-4111. For additional information about COVID-19, go to the town website at https://www. saugus-ma.gov/ and pull down the bar titled “COVID-19 Resources.”

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 Page 19 aavvyvy vy avvy S oreniioor nior io iori by Jim Miller What to Know About Advance Care Planning in the Age of Coronavirus Wht t K Abt Ad C Dear Savvy Senior, All this horrible coronavirus carnage got me thinking about my own end-of-life decisions if I were to get sick. Can you recommend some good resources that can help me create a living will or advance directive, or other pertinent documents? I’ve put it off long enough. Almost 70 Dear Almost, Creating a living will (also known as an advance directive) is one of those things most people plan to do, but rarely get around to actually doing. Only about onethird of Americans currently have one. But the cold hard reality of the novel coronavirus may be changing that. Here’s what you should know along with some resources to help you create an advance directive. Advance Directives To adequately spell out your wishes regarding your endof-life medical treatment are two key documents: A “living will” which tells your doctor what kind of care you want to receive if you become incapacitated, and a “health care power of attorney” (or health care proxy), which names a person you authorize to make medical decisions on your behalf if you become unable to. These two documents are known as an “advance directive,” and will only be utilized if you are too ill to make medical decisions yourself. You can also change or update it whenever you please. It isn’t necessary to hire a lawyer to prepare an advance directive. There are free or low-cost resources available today to help you create one, and it takes only a few minutes from start to fi nish. One that I highly recommend that’s completely free to use is My Directives (MyDirectives.com). This is an online tool and mobile app that will help you create, store and share a detailed, customized digital advance directive. Their easy-to-use platform combines eight thoughtful questions to guide you through the process. If you’re not computer savvy, ask a family member or trusted friend to help you. The advantage of having a digital advance directive versus a paper document is being able to access it quickly and easily via smartphone, which is crucial in emergency situations when they’re most often needed. If, however, you’d rather have a paper document, one of the best do-it-yourself options is the Five Wishes advance directive (they off er online forms too). Created by Aging with Dignity, a nonprofit advocacy organization, Five Wishes costs $5, and is available in many languages. To learn more or to receive a copy, visit FiveWishes.org or call 850-681-2010. Another tool you should know about that will compliment your advance directive is the Physician Orders for LifeSustaining Treatment, or POLST (sometimes called Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or MOLST). A POLST form translates your end-of-life wishes into medical orders to be honored by your doctors. To learn more about your state’s program or set one up, see POLST.org. Readers should also know that if you’ve already prepared an advanced directive paper document, a POLST form or the VA advance directive form 10-0137, you can upload, store and share these documents too at MyDirectives.com. Finally, to ensure your fi nal wishes are followed, make sure to tell your family members, health care proxy and doctors. If you make a digital advance directive or have uploaded your existing forms, you can easily share them electronically to everyone involved. Or, if you make a paper advance directive that isn’t uploaded, you should provide everyone copies to help prevent stress and arguments later. . Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. The Savings Bank launches fundraiser for local healthcare workers W AKEFIELD – To support and honor those who work on the frontlines at local hospitals, The Savings Bank organized a fundraiser to sell Stronger Together wristbands. Proceeds from the sale of wristbands will be donated to COVID-19 Funds at MelroseWakefi eld Hospital and Lawrence General Hospital to support the purchase of essential equipment and help meet the needs of those on the frontlines. The Stronger Together wristbands are available at The Savings Bank’s drive-thru locations in Wakefi eld, Lynnfi eld, North Reading, Andover and Methuen at a cost of $5 per wristband. This program compliments The Savings Bank’s recent donation of headbands with buttons sewn on by Bank staff – to help ease ear pain caused by the elastic on medical masks – to area hospitals and medical centers that serve communities in the Bank’s territory. “The Savings Bank remains focused on thanking and supporting hospital workers who are among the countless frontline heroes continuing to put others before themselves,” said The Savings Bank President and CEO Bob DiBella. “The hospital 1. On June 19, 1865 – Juneteenth – the Emancipation Proclamation was read to African-American slaves in what state? 2. What luxury car’s slogan was “Standard of the World”? 3. In June 1886 what U.S. president (whose last name is the same as a city) got married in the White House? 4. In June 1861 what poet (with initials EBB) died who wrote “How Do I Love Thee? Let me count the ways” (Sonnet 43)? Capital Gains And Trusts ciary would not be subject to the net investment income tax until his income exceeds $200,000 if fi ling single and $250,000 if fi ling married fi ling joint. Therefore, a shift of capital gain income from a Trust to a benefi ciary could save as much as 8.8 percent in taxes. If the Trustee, pursuant to I n certain cases, it might make sense to shift the tax burden of capital gains from a Trust to a benefi ciary of the Trust. Once a Trust’s capital gain income exceeds $12,950, capital gain income will be taxed at a 20 percent federal rate. The rate in Massachusetts for long-term capital gain income is 5.05 percent. Investment income (including capital gains) that is not distributed to a benefi ciary of a Trust will also be subject to an additional “net investment income tax” equal to the lesser of one. The undistributed net investment income or two. The excess of the Trust’s adjusted gross income over $12,750. This tax is an additional 3.8 percent. In contrast, an individual benefi ciary of a Trust will receive the benefi t of a 15 percent capital gains tax rate on long-term capital gains (holding period of one year or more) and qualifi ed dividends until income exceeds $434,550 for a benefi ciary fi ling single and $488,850 for a benefi ciary fi ling married fi ling joint. Also, a Trust benefi - the Trust instrument, has the discretion to distribute income or principal to a Trust benefi ciary, that would allow the Trustee to shift the capital gain income to the benefi ciary. Capital gain income is considered a receipt of principal by the Trust. In order to shift capital gain income to a Trust benefi ciary, there must be a distribution of principal to the benefi ciary in the form of cash or other property. Keep in mind that this strategy would in no way be possible for an irrevocable Trust in the context of MassHealth (Medicaid) planning. An irrevocable Trust cannot allow for any distributions of Trust principal to the Settlor/income benefi ciary of the Trust. If the Trust were to allow for that, MassHealth would consider the assets in the Trust countable for MassHealth eligibility purposes. Those assets in the Trust would then make the applicant ineligible for MassHealth benefi ts. If, on the other hand, the irrevocable Trust was set up for children with no MassHealth eligibility being sought in the future, then such principal distributions may be allowed pursuant to the terms of the Trust. Joseph D. Cataldo is an estate planning/elder law attorney, Certifi ed Public Accountant, registered investment advisor, AICPA Personal Financial Specialist and holds a masters degree in taxation. 5. The Singing Sergeants are part of what U.S. military band? 6. How are choux and puff similar? 7. On June 20, 2005, a Siberian bat that was identifi ed as the world’s oldest small mammal was how many years old: 22, 41 or 83? 8. What is the real first name of Little Orphan Annie’s guardian, Daddy Warbucks? 9. On June 21, 1970, in the FIFA World Cup Final, what soccer team won over Italy? 10. What host of The Tonight Show titled his autobiography “I Kid You Not”? 11. In June what performer got honorary Doctor of Music degrees from Princeton (1970) and Scotland’s University of St. Andrews (2004)? 12. On June 22, 1946, what method of mail transport was fi rst used? 13. Which baseball team’s home park was Candlestick Park? 14. On June 23, 1926, what test for college was fi rst admi nistered? 15. On what old TV series would you fi nd the character Doc Adams? 16. What 1930’s First Lady got around by bicycle in China during the Boxer Rebellion? 17. On June 24, 1916, who became the fi rst female fi lm star with a million dollar contract? 18. What blind Greek is called the father of poetry? 19. What are chitterlings? 20. On June 25, 1997, what coinventor of the aqualung died? ANSWERS staff s continue to care for COVID-19 patients in addition to the many other patients they see day in and day out. They are also preparing for any future COVID-19 surges, and we will continue to show our support.” 1. Texas 2. Cadillac 3. Grover Cleveland 4. Elizabeth Barrett Browning 5. The Air Force Band 6. They are both types of pastry. 7. 41 8. Oliver 9. Brazil 10. Jack Paar 11. Bob Dylan 12. Jet airplanes 13. The San Francisco Giants 14. The SAT 15. Gunsmoke 16. Louise Hoover 17. Mary Pickford 18. Homer 19. Hog intestines 20. Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 OBITUARIES | from page 18 Carleen (Olson) Maiuri Kinderen and her husband Phillip, Amanda Poirier and her husband Nick, Brittany Maiuri, Briana McBride and her husband Justin, D.J. and Peter MacDonald and 8 great grandchildren. Carleen was a graduate of Everett High School Class of 1960 and was employed at Fotomat and at Marriot for many years. At the request of the family, services will be privately held. In lieu of fl owers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org. O f Saugus, formerly of Everett, passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 16, 2020, at 78 years. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Maiuri. Loving sister of Margaret Olson. Loving mother of Joseph and his wife Donna Maiuri of Plymouth, Cindy Maiuri of Saugus, Peter and his wife Michele Maiuri of Saugus, Teri and her husband Dan MacDonald of Everett. Carleen is also survived by her grandchildren Nicole derJoseph P. Tringale A ge 89, passed awa y p e a c e - fully on Wednesday, June 10. He was the husband of Jean (Casali) Tringale with whom he shared 65 years of mar r iage . Born and raised in East Boston, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Gravallese) Tringale. He worked at C. Tringale and Sons Boat P.T. HELP WANTED Part-time Secretary wanted for Everett contractor. Duties include answering phone, customer service, and receivables/payables. Experienced preferred but will train. Hours/days negotiable. Job pays $20/hour. Call (617) 389-3839 Ask for Peter * Crack Repairing * Pot Hole Filling * Striping Handicapped Spaces * Free Estimates Tom’s Seal Coating Call Gary: 978-210-4012 Yard in East Boston as a builder until it’s closing in the late 1960s, after that he worked as a carpentry teacher at Whittier Technical High School in Haverhill. He was a U.S. Army CPL and served in the Korean War. Mr. Tringale was a resident of Saugus for 60 years and for the last twenty years enjoyed spending the winter months in Naples, FL. In addition to his wife, Mr. Tringale is survived by his children, Joseph Tringale and his wife Jeannie of Peabody, Paul Tringale of North Reading and Laura Silva of Saugus, his grandchildren, Nicholas, Amanda, Michael and Danielle and his great-grandchildren, Chase, Brielle and Ariana. He was predeceased by his brother Carmen J. Tringale and sister Mary Zannino. Donations may be made in Joseph’s memory to the Jimmy Fund www.danafarber.org/pediatric-outpatient-care/. 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 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 One Call Does It All! 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.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 Page 21 J.F & Son Contracting Snow Plowing No Job too small! Free Estimates! Commercial & Residential 781-656-2078 - Property management & maintenance Frank Berardino MA License 31811 • 24 - Hour Service • Emergency Repairs BERARDINO Plumbing & Heating Residential & Commercial Service Gas Fitting • Drain Service 617.699.9383 Senior Citizen Discount “COMPLETE GLASS SERVICE CENTER” Storefronts & Entrance Doors Custom Mirrors • Table Tops • Auto Glass Insulated Glass • Window & Screen Repairs 2034 Revere Beach Parkway, Everett 617-389-GLAS Cutting, Weeding, Mulching, Trimming, Brushes, Shrubs & More! We follow Social Distancing Guidelines! Mold & Waterproofing EXPERTS Shoveling & removal Landscaping, Electrical, Plumbing, Painting, Roofing, Carpentry, Framing, Decks, Fencing, Masonry, Demolition, Gut-outs, Junk Removal & Dispersal, Clean Ups: Yards, Garages, Attics & Basements. Truck for Hire, Bobcat Services. • Sump Pumps • Walls & Floor Cracks • ALL WORK GUARANTEED - Licensed Contractor - JPG CONSTRUCTION Cell phone 781-632-7503 508-292-9134 SPADAFORA AUTO PARTS JUNK CARS WANTED SAME DAY PICK UP Advocate Call now! 781-233-4446 advertise on the web at www.advocatenews.net 781-324-1929 Quality Used Tires Mounted & Installed Used Auto Parts & Batteries Family owned & operated since 1946 Classifi eds $ $ $ $

Page 22 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 2020 IS YOUR HOME NEXT? The Saugus Real Estate Listings are brought to you by: 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 Jolley, Ashley A Vickery, Heather Alarcon, Hugo D Thuy-Le, Trang N Thuy-Le, Trang N Karassas, Mark Lin, Jamie Digiacomo, Angela Ortiz, Wayne R Getchell, Jared Silva, Juliana S Silva, Juliana S Shutt, Benjamin Swan, Elijah B Brousseau, Dale BUYER2 Jolley, Patrick R Garcia, Teodora SELLER1 Pena, Marvin 394 Central Street NT Sabackic, Maida Rizza FT Rizza FT Gutierrez, Arthur J Ferringo, Susan M Digiacomo, Vincenzo Turner, Samantha Leo M Marino IRT Ruggiero, Anthony RE Definitions LLC Riley, Paul V Shutt, Sharmeen Swan, Maria E Riley, Maureen L Rado, Egert Carfagna, Marissa S Pruslin, Ilya SELLER2 ADDRESS 11 Newhall St Mcenaney, Shawn D Rizza, Christopher E Rizza, Christopher E Gutierrez, Connie K Ferringo, Willaim J Marino, Joseph L 394 Central St 25 Glen Park Ave 37 Golden Hills Rd 37 Golden Hills Rd 79 Bristow St #2R 40 Central St Riley, Maureen L Riley, Paul V Rado, Rachel L Carfagna, Richard Pruslin, Svetlana 18 Stonecrest Dr 20 Elaine Ave 479 Walnut St 9-15 Maple St 9 Maple Rd 3 Farmland Rd CITY Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus 2203 Lewis O Gray Dr #2203 Saugus 168 Forest St Saugus DATE 02.06.2020 02.06.2020 01.06.2020 01.06.2020 01.06.2020 29.05.2020 29.05.2020 29.05.2020 28.05.2020 28.05.2020 27.05.2020 27.05.2020 27.05.2020 27.05.2020 27.05.2020 PRICE $445 000,00 $380 000,00 $620 000,00 $375 000,00 $375 000,00 $135 000,00 $310 000,00 $645 000,00 $385 000,00 $384 000,00 $430 000,00 $430 000,00 $410 000,00 $449 000,00 $460 000,00 SAUGUS REVERE 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, June 19, 2020 Page 23 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! NEW LISTING BY SANDY WE KNOW EVERETT!! Call TODAY to sell or buy with the best! NEW LISTING BY NORMA NEW LISTING BY NORMA 67 CLARENCE ST., EVERETT 6 ROOM SINGLE WITH FINISHED BASEMENT NEW PRICE! $559,900 UNDER AGREEMENT! SINGLE FAMILY SINGLE FAMILY COMING SOON! REVERE APT. RENTED! Second floor, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. On bus line. $2,000/month with heat. Available immediately. For details call Maria at 781-808-6877. LISTED BY SANDY 33 WOODWARD ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! $399,900 NEW LISTING BY NORMA SOLD BY SANDY! SINGLE-FAMILY UNDER AGREEMENT! 67 DARTMOUTH ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! $484,000 RENTED! IEE Maplewood Square area. Malden, sunny, Dream kitchen, Washer/dryer, Parking $2,000/month. Won’t last Call Rosemarie at 617-957-9222. 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 Norma Capuano Parziale - Agent Denise Matarazz - Agent Maria Scrima - Agent Follow Us On: 617.544.6274 Rosemarie Ciampi - Agent 11 FAIRLAWN ST., EVERETT TWO FAMILY $759,900 LISTED BY SANDY SOLD BY SANDY! 123 CENTRAL AVE., EVERETT SINGLE FAMILY $449,900 Kathy Hang Ha -Agent Mark Sachetta - Agent

Page 24 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 19, 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 - Free Standing Building with off street parking, half bath, kitchenette area, spacious, corner lot, conveniently located just outside of Cliftondale Square....................................$329,900. SAUGUS - Res. lot on side st. Great opp. to bld. an affordable home on 27,000 sq. ft. lot. Call for more information..........$99,900. ROWLEY - Desirable Woodside Condominiums offers 4 rms., 2 bdrms., granite kit. w/stainless steel appliances, living rm. w/hrdwd. flooring, off st. parking, great opportunity to own!.....$199,900. EXCEPTIONAL SELLERS MARKET! Call today for a Complimentary Market Evaluation of your home – Values are fantastic! Listings are scarce – Buyers are in abundance! Interest Rates are incredible. SAUGUS - CONTRACTORS YARD w/oversized, heated 2 bay garage, updated electric, call for details....................$275,000. Take advantage of a GREAT market and work. SAUGUS - 6 room, 3 bedroom Colonial offers 1½ baths, eat-in kitchen, living room, dining room, professionally landscaped lot with sprinkler system, convenient side street location.......................................................$479,900. HINGHAM - Beal Cove Village condo offers 5 rms., 2 bdrms., updated kit. and bath, open dining rm. and living rm., coin-op laundry in bldg., off street parking, close to Hingham Shipyard – great unit, great opportunity.........................................$295,000. SAUGUS - 1st AD 4 bdrm. Cape offers 2 baths, fireplace lvrm., hrdwd. flooring, eat-in kit., sunroom, newer windows & roof, cent. air, alarm, fenced yd., attached gar. PLUS oversized 40’ detached gar..............$499,000. SAUGUS - Perfect starter home in this 5 rm. Ranch offers spac. living rm., 2 bdrms., eat-in kit. w/pantry, 1st flr. laundry rm., cent. air, nice lot w/oversized shed, vinyl siding, side st. loc. in Golden Hills..........$339,900. SAUGUS NEW CONDO conversion – 3 bdrm. units, NEW kits w/quartz, oversized center island, stainless, NEW hrdwd. flooring, windows, cen. air, open fl. plan, deck, side street loc..........................................................$459,900. SAUGUS - One of the last buildable lots left in Saugus! Land runs from Hanson Road to Hamilton Street creating a unique opportunity to build new construction home!.....................................$161,000. WONDERING WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH? CALL FOR YOUR FREE MARKET ANALYSIS! 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 SAUGUS ~ Oversized split entry, stainless appliances, granite counters, great location, large 3 season sun room. in-law apartment ... $644,900 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

1 Publizr


  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13
  14. 14
  15. 15
  16. 16
  17. 17
  18. 18
  19. 19
  20. 20
  21. 21
  22. 22
  23. 23
  24. 24

You need flash player to view this online publication