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Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDnESDAy, JUly 3, 2024 REVIEW | FROM PAGE 1 Meanwhile, pursuit of a third fire station to serve the west side of town tops the list of priorities for the remaining months of this year. They also want to see the town continue with the revitalization of Cliftondale Square, proceed with improvements in parks and playgrounds and fill key vacant positions in town government – including the replacement of the economic development director. With July 1 marking the beginning of the 2025 Fiscal Year and the halfway point of 2024, The Saugus Advocate reached out to each of the five selectmen for their assessment of the Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lien * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net key accomplishments on the town government front and what they consider to be priority projects they would like to see achieved by year’s end. “I feel the town’s continued progress with its financial stability while also expanding the personnel in the key areas of need – namely DPW and Public Safety – is a reflection of balancing financial stability with maintaining and fulfilling the needs of our town,” Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Jeffrey Cicolini told The Saugus Advocate. “We recently put a $6mm bond borrowing out to bid and had six investors bid on it at rates that were super competitive. This had not been the case several years ago. Saugus continues to be an attractive community for financial investors to compete to loan money which in turn saves our residents tax dollars due to reduced borrowing costs,” Cicolini said. Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta noted a number of priorities that selectmen need to address by year’s end. “The Board of Selectmen have set goals, and these goals will continue to be our priorities. These goals include working towards a third fire station (West Side fire station), the water meter replacement project, the Town-wide public safety communication infrastructure project, and improvements in our parks and playgrounds,” Panetta told The Saugus Advocate. “We also need to deal with how we are going to pay for the new Northeast Regional Vocational School. Once we move forward with these projects, we need to continue our discussions on repurposing the schools that have gone offline. It’s also important that the Town continues with the Cliftondale Revitalization work,” Panetta said. Selectmen are scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. on July 16 in the first floor conference room at Saugus Town Hall to get an updated briefing from Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree on goals and objectives that had been set and discussed in previous meetings. Here’s how selectmen responded to the newspaper regarding top accomplishments so far this year and their top priorities: Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Jeffrey Cicolini “I am also pleased to see so many wonderful programs being put on at our senior center by the amazing staff there. Our Youth and Recreation Department and library continue to offer such a wide array of services and programs to our children,” Cicolini said in his response to The Saugus Advocate. “Having such programs available to our seniors and our children is critical to be a welcoming and sustainable community. Cicolini mentioned several top priorities he’d like to see accomplished by the end of the year. “The top priorities will be to continue to fill open positions, continue with planned REVIEW | SEE PAGE 12 425r Broadway, Saugus Located adjacent to Kohls Plaza Route 1 South in Saugus at the intersection of Walnut Street We are on MBTA Bus Route 429 781-231-1111 We are a Skating Rink with Bowling Alleys, Arcade and two TV’s where the ball games are always on! PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE 12-7 p.m. Sunday Monday Tuesday $9.00 Price includes Roller Skates Rollerblades/inline skates $3.00 additional cost Private Parties 7:30-11 p.m. Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday $10.00 Price includes Roller Skates Adult Night 18+ Only Private Parties Private Parties 4-8 p.m. $10.00 8:30-11 p.m. $11. 18+ Adults Only After 7 PM 12-9 p.m. $9.00 Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Sorry No Checks - ATM on site Roller skate rentals included in all prices Inline Skate Rentals $3.00 additional BIRTHDAY & PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE www.roller-world.com

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Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDnESDAy, JUly 3, 2024 Sachem hockey great Matt Serino is back Winthrop High School’s athletic director, a 2005 Saugus High School graduate, resigns to take Saugus AD job By Mark E. Vogler S augus High School hockey Hall of Famer Matthew Serino – the son of the late Sachems sports legend for whom the Christie Serino Jr. Memorial Stadium is named – has been hired as the Saugus School Department’s new Athletic and Wellness Director. Matthew Serino, who had worked for close to a decade as the athletic director of Winthrop High School, began working for his hometown School Department this week. He replaces Terri Pillsbury, who had been the athletic director since 2018. Her contract was not renewed. “I am pleased that Matthew Serino is returning to Saugus to serve as our Athletic and Wellness Director,” 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 Saugus Public Schools Superintendent Michael Hashem said in a statement to The Saugus Advocate. “With his experience in the position and his dedication to the community of Saugus, I am certain that he will help bring our athletic programs to a highly competitive level,” Hashem said. “As a lifelong resident, an active member of the Saugus community and someone that is dedicated to the youth of Saugus, he should be able to transition to his role and hit the ground running,” the superintendent said. Athletic Director’s job expanded School Committee Chair Vincent Serino said the School Department “decided to go in a different direction” when it did not renew Pillsbury’s contract this spring. “The athletic director is also now in charge of wellness. It’s a totally different situation. It’s a more complicated situation than it was,” Serino said. “It’s nothing against Terry. She did a great job. We decided to expand upon the current position. Matt did a phenomenal job at Winthrop. He’s got a proven track record there. We’re hoping that he can move our participation rates up and bring Saugus athletics up to the next level,” Serino said. Matt starred in hockey while at Saugus High, leading the Sachems to the Division 2 state championship in 2004. He was named to The Boston Globe and Boston Herald All Scholastic teams, and in 2018 he was inducted into the Saugus High Sports Hall of Fame. His wife, Sabrina Cataldo Serino, another standout Saugus High athlete, was also inducted that year. She was recognized for her outstanding athleticism in soccer and indoor and outdoor track. Matt Serino has worked in the Winthrop Public School system since 2011 as the High School Health Teacher. He has coaching experience as an assistant hockey coach and head lacrosse coach at the high school level. He became athletic director at Winthrop High in 2015. Winthrop High sports MATTHEW SERINO RETURNS: The Saugus High School graduate began a new job this week as the School Department’s Athletic and Wellness Director. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) teams have excelled with Serino overseeing the athletic programs. Winthrop teams have won multiple championships and have been highly competitive while playing in the Northeastern Conference. The hockey team was a state Final Four team during the 2023-24 season. Saugus, which is known as an avid hockey town, was a high school powerhouse during Matt Serino’s playing days and during the years that his father coached hockey here. School Committee Chair Serino noted that Saugus High has been a co-op hockey team with Peabody in recent years. “We’d like to see Saugus hockey come back to the way it was,” Serino said. “Matt has a plan. This is a good fit. The timing is good. At the end of the day, it’s a great fit for Saugus and Saugus athletics,” he said. “A genuine good person” School Committee Member John Hatch has high expectations of Matt Serino’s future in heading up the Saugus High Athletic Department. “I coached Matt in hockey for eight years and watched him grow from a High School athlete to a college student to a professional administrator – and I couldn’t be more proud of him,” Hatch said in an interview this week. “He’s one of the finest Sachems I’ve known. One thing that they can never take away from him – Matt is a genuine good person. That’s what makes him so special,” Hatch said. “I wasn’t involved in the process that led to his hiring. But I’m happy for the school district and the student athletes. Now they’re going to SERINO | SEE PAGE 9

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Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDnESDAy, JUly 3, 2024 Representative Wong supports maternal health care bill to expand access to non-hospital childbirth options B OSTON – State Representative Donald Wong (R-Saugus) recently supported legislation to expand access to non-hospital childbirth options for expectant parents in Massachusetts and establish a formal licensing process for certifi ed professional midwives and lactation consultants. House Bill 4773, An Act promoting access to midwifery care and out-of-hospital birth options, also provides for postpartum depression screenings and requires the Department of Public Health (DPH) to establish a program to conduct fetal and infant mortality reviews. The bill was engrossed by the House of Representatives on a vote of 153-0 on Need a hall for your special event? The Schiavo Club, located at 71 Tileston Street, Everett is available for your Birthdays, Anniversaries, Sweet 16 parties and more? For more info, call (857) 249-7882 June 20. 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Representative Wong said House Bill 4773 also establishes a task force on maternal health access and birthing patient safety in response to the increasing number of birthing facility closures. The task force will study past essential services closures for inpatient maternity units and acute-level birthing centers, and closures of community-based or offi ce-based maternal health care, as well as patient quality and safety considerations of essential service closures of maternal care units, with a fi nal report due by September 1, 2025. Under the House bill, DPH will be required to establish a program to conduct an indepth fetal and infant mortality review to help identify social, economic and systems factors associated with fetal and infant deaths and inform public health policy programs. DPH will also be required to develop and maintain a comprehensive digital resource center on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, which must be made available to the public. 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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDnESDAy, JUly 3, 2024 Page 7 A night of cars, trucks and motorcycles Mom’s Cancer Fighting Angels 10th Annual Car Show set for July 14 at Saugus Middle-High School; a special tribute for Saugus Route 1 Fuddruckers is planned By Joanie Allbee E njoy a fantastic afternoon of fun on Sunday, July 14, at the Saugus Middle-High School, 1 Pearce Memorial Dr., from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Mom’s Cancer Fighting Angels’ 10th Annual Car Show. The event will feature a live WROR 105.7 FM Street Team with games & prizes and DJ Jim Reece of Lil’ Jimmy’s Stack of Records, as well as cool cars, trucks and motorcycles – with raffl es and trophies for the winners. Guy Moley started this as a continued tribute to his beloved mother, Irene Comeau, who passed away from esophageal cancer over a decade ago. With the love and support of his wife, Brenda; his sister, Jodi Lyn Comeau; and her daughter, Alexis, Mom’s Cancer Fighting Angels continue keeping Irene’s memory alive while held the fi rst nine car shows – and if not for Fuddruckers, we may not be here today,“ Guy said. Guy also shared a gratitude for Bill Pappas, the man shown at the other end of the sign in the above painting with Guy. “We will be honoring Bill Pappas, the owner of the former Full of Bull Saugus Restaurant. Bill Pappas actually taught me ALL I know about how to run a Car Show,” Guy said. Bill also ran the Saugus Lions Club Car Show for years, CHEERS TO THE GOOD TIMES: Rumble, Roars, Tunes and Chow. This is a photo of a 20x16 acrylic painting that depicts a montage of Guy Moley’s Mom’s Cancer Fighting Angels Car Show. In the front, holding the car show sign, are, from left to right, event organizer Guy Moley and Bill Pappas – the man Moley says “taught me all I know about how to run a car show.” (Courtesy photo and painting by Joanie Allbee to The Saugus Advocate) raising money to strengthen the American Cancer Society. “We will be honoring the now closed Saugus Route One Fuddruckers one last time as we feel Fuddruckers which took place at the old Saugus High School, so we are calling it between the three bringing it back to where it all began. The 10th Annual Car Show Cruise Night is open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles. All proceeds go to benefi t the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Wakefi eld. There will be food, music, raffles, 50/50 trophies and more. The rain date is July 21. For any questions, please call Guy Moley at 781640-1310. RON’S OIL Call For PRICE MELROSE, MA 02176 NEW CUSTOMER’S WELCOME ACCEPTING VISA, MASTERCARD & DISCOVER (781) 397-1930 OR (781) 662-8884 100 GALLON MINIMUM

Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDnESDAy, JUly 3, 2024 Sunday morning birding at the Saugus Iron Works Special program reaches out to birders with all abilities to make nature more accessible to “everybody” and “every body” By Laura Eisener O n Sunday morning, a special program was held to encourage awareness of birding and to provide helpful information for birders of all abilities. In addition to the National Park Service, Environment for the Americas (EFTA) and Birdability contributed to the event. EFTA interns Valeria Caballero (Latino Heritage Intern) and Shane Cremmen (Accessibility Intern) presided over an outdoor information table with information, such as bird identification pages in braille, tactile bird drawings, which featured raised outlines so people could feel the bird shape, brochures in English and Spanish describing several commonly seen local birds, a 3D bluebird model, various fi eld guides for visitors’ viewing and binoculars to lend for seeking out birds on the site. Park ranger Fernando Pacheco used the birdsong app Merlin to identify song sparrow, house sparrow, downy woodpecker, and blue jay in just a few minutes. These birds were all singing in the nearby trees. Several experienced birdA key identification feature of barn swallows is the forked tail. ers showed up for the event. Saugus birder Charlie Zapolski brought several of his bird pictures from his scrapbook showing Saugus’ eagles and ospreys, hummingbirds at his home feeder and other birds he has seen in his backyard and around town. Photographer Jim Harrington took some wonderful video footage of the barn swallow chicks being fed in their nest and posted it on the Facebook On Sunday morning during the birding program at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site: Left to right: Iron Works Park Rangers Fernando Pacheco and Paul Kenworthy, Environment for the Americas Interns Valeria Caballero and Shane Cremmen and Birdability State Captain Rebecca Geekie discussed birds and making nature accessible. (Courtesy photo of Laura Eisener) group “Birds of Saugus” page. Rebecca Geekie of Melrose, Massachusetts, state captain for Birdability, stopped by and gave a bit more information about this organization, which strives to make birding available to “everybody” and “every body” and strives to provide solutions for birding challenges. Citing the importance of nature to mental and physical health, it strives to remove barriers to enjoyable birding. Due to its location on the river and to several buildings and trees which provide birds with a variety of nesting locations, Saugus Ironworks National Historic Site off ers great opportunities for birding. Visitors on Sunday especially enjoyed viewing the barn swallows feeding their babies. Barn swallows return to the Iron Works every season and help keep the site free of mosquitoes, which would otherwise be abundant along the riverbanks. Park Ranger Paul Kenworthy Barn swallow parents – female on the left with lighter breast, male on right with darker orange breast – perch briefl y on a Saugus Iron Works cable. Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 “Same name, phone number & address for over half a century. We must be doing something right!” •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Free Estimates •Fully Licensed •Roofing • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com •Free Estimates •Fully Licensed Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! Barn swallow nests are built every summer in the Iron Works forge building. Celebrating 66 Years in Business! S mentioned that wading birds like herons and egrets are often seen at the Iron Works. A great egret has been seen almost every afternoon for the past several weeks feeding in the Saugus River. Eagles and ospreys are also often seen fl ying over the river and sometimes perched in trees. Almost always, there are ducks and Canada geese swimming in the river as well. Summer is Here!

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDnESDAy, JUly 3, 2024 Page 9 Local residents named to Dean’s List at University of New England T he following Saugonians have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2024 spring semester at the University of New England: Abigail Anthony and Sarah McGonigle. Dean’s List students have attained a grade point average of 3.3 or better out of a possible 4.0 at the end of the semester. The University of New England is Maine’s largest private university, with two beautiful coastal campuses in Maine, a one-of-a-kind study-abroad campus in Tangier, Morocco, and an array of flexible online offerings. For more info, visit une.edu SERINO | FROM PAGE 4 get the kind of athletic director they deserve. I think everybody wins here,” he said. School Committee Member Thomas Whittredge predicted great success for the Sachems athletic program with Matt Serino at the helm. “I’m excited to see Mr. Serino coming back home! He has been highly successful in Winthrop and I have no doubts that he will continue to be successful here,” Whittredge told The Saugus Advocate. “It’s a huge win for the student athletes in Town. The School Department has gotten a huge boost this year with the addition of well-respected educators like Matt Serino, Dr. Scuzzarella and the ongoing work of Greg Bluestein. All three are not just respected educators, but role models as well. We are lucky to have them to complement the quality educators that we have in the district,” he said. School Committee Member Ryan Fisher echoed the sentiments of his colleagues. “I’m very optimistic. The response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive!” Fisher said in a statement to the newspaper. “I’ve heard from several parents over the past few months whose athletes were planning to go elsewhere for high school who are now staying in Saugus. And from the chatter, I’m expecting more of the same. I wish him all the best!” Fisher said he is happy with the promising trajectory of the School Department in recent months. He sees the hiring of Matt Serino as another positive step. “We just had a very successful budget process with a lot of support from the town. We made the case for expanded enrichment programs in all buildings and desperately needed resources and staff, and we got most of what we asked for,” Fisher said. “Over the next year, it’s now on us to turn that opportunity into accomplishments that will benefit the students and families of Saugus. That’s my priority.” The Serino legacy at Saugus High Christie Serino, 63, was the Malden Catholic athletic director and hockey coach when he died of cancer in October of 2012. But his legacy continues to live on as an outstanding student athlete in high school and later college, as a teacher and as a distinguished coach at both the high school and collegiate sports level. While at Saugus High, the 1967 graduate starred in football, hockey and baseball. He was Saugus Sachems’ MVP in all three sports in 1967. “He established such a name for himself with his success that he was inducted into the very first class of SHS Sports Hall of Fame in 1987,” retired Saugus Public Schools educator and coach Rich Salerno wrote in a letter to selectmen several years ago, recommending that the new sports complex at Saugus Middle-High be named in honor of Christie Serino. After graduating from Saugus High, Serino went on to star at American International College (AIC) and set records there. He also played three sports at AIC and made the college’s Hall of Fame. His best sport was baseball, where he was an All-American. Serino spent 16 years as an educator in Saugus Public Schools, first as a Middle SERINO | SEE PAGE 12 Saugus Birthday Celebrations T he Senior Center hosted a special party on June 28, honoring 18 Saugus residents who shared June as their birthday month. 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Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDnESDAy, JUly 3, 2024 BBB Scam Alert: Utility impostor scam U tility scams happen any time of year, but will typically pop up during extreme cold or heat events when many people are more likely to need their heat or air conditioning. Scammers may impersonate water, electric, and gas company representatives, threatening residents and business owners with deactivation of service if they don’t pay up immediately. How the scam works Utility company impostors will typically contact customers with a phone call, text, or knock on the door, claiming to be a representative from the local water, electric, or gas company. In the most common scenario, they will claim payment is overdue and the utility will shut off within the hour if the bill is not paid immediately. Scammers use a variety of other tricks to prey on utility cusASKS | FROM PAGE 3 that I’d love to do a children’s book about the park. Then I talked to another ranger, Nicki Pszenny, who is a Danvers resident. We made a plan: I would do the writing and Nicki would do the illustrations. We worked with the Friends of Endicott Park to get the project going. I got going on the story and Nicki got going on the illustrations. We compiled everything a publishing company would need to get the book done. We worked on it over the course of a year. tomers. A “representative” may appear at the door in a plausible work uniform claiming that the electric meter is not working properly and must be immediately replaced— at the homeowner’s expense. In another form of this con, the scammer may gain access inside the home to perform “repairs” or an “energy audit” with the intent of stealing valuables or coming across personally identifiable information that just happens to be out in plain sight. These cons may also involve promises of energy discounts with the intent of taking money, personal information, or possibly the account details needed to switch the resident to another utility provider without consent (an illegal practice known as “slamming”). One person shared their experience with a utility scam on Q: When did the project begin? A: This is something that had been talked about before. But this time, something developed from the talk. It’s something I mentioned that I wanted to be a part of. It was somewhat of a team eff ort. We started the process at the end of 2022 and had the book printed and ready for sale at the end of 2023. The project was made possible by the Friends of Endicott Park – the group that supports the barn animals with food and veterinary costs and various projects around BBB Scam Tracker: “The caller pretended to be a [company name redacted] customer service rep, telling me my electric is being shut off within 1 hour if I don’t go to [company name redacted] to send them 232 dollars immediately.” Another consumer reported, “...Lady claimed to be from [company name redacted] and told us our power would be shut off in 45 minutes and we were to call the billing department. [My] husband called the number and they asked for a credit card. He didn’t feel right about it and called [company name redacted] and they said it was a scam.” Tips to spot this scam Prepaid debit cards and wire transfers are a red fl ag. If a caller specifically asks for payment by prepaid debit card, gift card, a digital wallet app, or wire transfer, this is a the park. The book costs $20 and all of the proceeds from the sale of the book goes to the Friends and will continue to go to the Friends. I did all of the writing and handled the publishing aspects behind the scenes, and Nicki did all of the illustrations. We had others help with giving advice and sharing their opinions. It was a team eff ort between the staff at Endicott Park and the Friends of Endicott Park. The park and the Friends collaborated on the project. Q: How did it work out for you? huge warning sign. Legitimate utility companies will often accept a check or credit card. Pressure to pay immediately. Utility scammers will press for immediate payment, typically within a short time frame under an hour, and may try high-pressure tactics to intimidate consumers into giving them personal and banking information. Protect yourself against this scam Call customer service. If you feel pressured for immediate action by an unknown caller, hang up the phone and call the customer service number listed on your actual utility bill. If the scammer provided you with a utility bill, it could be fake, so be sure to go back to a previous, real utility bill and confi rm that the phone number you will be calling is correct. This will ensure you are A: We sold 500 copies in December 2023 in the fi rst printing. A few weeks later, we sold a couple hundred more. It was really great to create something that showcases the park, highlights its assets and gives some people a memento to keep from their visit to the park – something that shows the care, wonder and fun that goes into the place. A lot of people who come to the park have something they can take home for their grandkids, kids and even grownup kids – and even themselves – something that will speaking to a real representative from your utility company. Never give your personal or banking information to an unverifi ed or unsolicited caller. Never allow anyone into your home unless you have scheduled an appointment or reported a problem. It is rare that a legitimate utility company will show up unannounced and demand entry into your home. Also, ask utility employees for proper identification before letting them enter. For more information Read more about how to avoid impostor scams @ https://www.bbb.org/article/ news-releases/21686-howto-avoid-impostor-scams. Report scams at https://www. bbb.org/scamtracker and learn how to protect yourself, by going https://www.bbb.org/article/scams/8767-bbb-tips-10steps-to-avoid-scams help them remember fond memories of the place. It’s a children’s book that was written for children, but it’s really written for people of all ages. Q: What kind of feedback did you get from your readers? Did you hear anything interesting from them? A: Yes, we did. We got some parents who told us that their kids ask them to read the book before they go to bed at night. We’re excited to be able to publish a book that families can relate to and talk about at home. Q: Any other plans for future writing projects? A: I defi nitely want to be writing more books in my life in a variety of environmental areas, especially books that help people connect and enjoy nature. I’ve always loved reading and writing. My thesis for my degree at UMass Amherst was “The Book for People who want to learn more about the environment.” That book is not available yet, but hopefully gets into print. Q: Anything else that you FULFILLING A CHILDHOOD DREAM: Ever since he was a kid, Saugus native Ryan Duggan said, he always dreamed about writing a children’s book. He accomplished that last December, collaborating with another park ranger on publishing “A Day at Endicott Park.” Duggan did all of the writing. Nicki Pszenny did all of the illustrations. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) Collaborating on a children’s book: Ryan Duggan, of Saugus, and Nicki Pszenny, of Danvers – park rangers at Endicott Park – savored the moment last December when boxes of their book, “A Day at Endicott Park,” arrived. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) would like to share? A: I think it’s really great when people can take their passions and apply it to their job, like I have. The same is true of Nicki. She always wanted to be an illustrator. She got to do illustrations and apply them to this book project involving Endicott Park. I learned a lot from writing this book. As a model, it’s a fun kind of book that can be written for other parks.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDnESDAy, JUly 3, 2024 Page 11 Saugus Gardens in the Summer Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener T he Fourth of July is looking very festive on Lynn Fells Parkway with red, white and blue scenes lit up into the evening. Mike Conlon has been displaying the Statue of Liberty on his lawn for 25 years, and her torch and crown are lit up at night. Several shrubs and trees are also lit with red, white and blue lights, and during the day Uncle Sam, a bald eagle statue and many flags are also visible. Please don’t walk across the lawn but view the displays from the sidewalk. The display is fully lighted at 8 p.m. The tropical weather we have had this week seems appropriate for the tropical plants many of us have in our gardens over the summer. Many of the most popular annuals originated in much warmer climates, so they bloom continuously through the summer but will be killed by a frost. Plants that love the hot weather include vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and green beans and ornamental flowers like zinnias, petunias, geraniums, impatiens and many more. Except for impatiens, which prefers shade, most of these plants perform best in full sun. They can be planted in the ground or in pots, window boxes and hanging baskets. Just off Main Street, a charming house with a flower-decked porch has pots of pink geraniums on every step, petunias in a pot suspended on the railing, hanging baskets above and newly planted pink and yellow zinnias lining the walk. With the American flag hanging out from the porch post, it seems the perfect New England summer scene. Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) stand nearly seven feet tall in front of First Baptist Church on Main Street, surrounded Charlie Zapolski’s first bouquet of the season from his garden includes roses, blue hydrangea and white daisy fleabane. (Photo courtesy of Charlie Zapolski) A deer ventures into a garden in North Saugus. (Photo courtesy of Charlie Zapolski) by orange and pink lilies (Lilium spp.) and small pansies often called Johnny-jump-ups (Viola tricolor). The pansies have been blooming for over a month already and are continuing to flower despite the heat. The lilies are true perennials that bloom around this time every year. Hollyhocks are a bit less predictable, behaving as an annual or shortlived perennial. Like the Johnny-jump-ups, they often selfsow, so their offspring may pop up in unexpected places. The seeds may grow to flowering size the first year or may not bloom until their second season. Usually, the original plant doesn’t last more than one or two years. Charlie Zapolski’s first bouquet of the season is beautifully displayed in a flower-themed room. The bright pitcher contains red roses (Rosa spp.), blue hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) and white daisy fleabane (Erigeron annuus) that he picked from his garden this week. The pitcher, table linens and flower-themed tea cups all speak of several generations of a family loving flowA walkway lined with zinnias and hanging baskets of ‘Martha Washington’ geraniums invites guests to a flag-draped porch near Saugus Center. (Photo courtesy of Laura Eisener) ers. Some of the pieces originally belonged to the grandmother of Charlie’s late wife Kathy. Young animals and baby Houses on Lynn Fells Parkway are festively decorated for the Fourth of July. (Photo courtesy of Laura Eisener) birds are plentiful in Saugus. Birds are nesting in trees and shrubs, which may make it necessary to put off some pruning until the nestlings have flown. On one garden visit this week, the homeowner and I peered into the branches of a lilac and were greeted by the outstretched neck and open beak of a newly hatched chick. We quickly moved away to let the parents feed it in peace. Charlie Zapolski recently has seen deer wandering into his yard. The hot weather has also made it necessary for birds and animals to search out Dusk on Lynn Fells Parkway brings out the illuminated crown and torch of the Statue of Liberty and lighted flags in windows. (Photo courtesy of Laura Eisener) Impressive spikes of hollyhocks are blooming at First Baptist Church on Main Street. (Photo courtesy of Laura Eisener) drinking water if they are not near ponds, fountains or birdbaths that can provide it. Editor’s Note: Laura Eisener is a landscape design consultant who helps homeowners with landscape design, plant selection and placement of trees and shrubs, as well as perennials. She is a member of the Saugus Garden Club and offered to write a series of articles about “what’s blooming in town” shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was inspired after seeing so many people taking up walking.

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDnESDAy, JUly 3, 2024 REVIEW | FROM PAGE 2 investments in improving and enhancing town amenities for residents of all ages and hopefully we will be able to award the contract for and have the winning contractor begin the feasibility study for the 3rd fire station on the West side of town,” Cicolini said. “I am also excited for various planned announcements identifying additional planned investments and enhancements to our parks and playgrounds and open spaces.” Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta She said her list of highlights over the last six months includes: · The Town Manager, Selectmen, Finance Committee, Treasurer/Collector, Accounting, Department Heads, School Committee, and Town Meeting working together to pass a balanced budget. There is a great deal of time and effort that goes into preparing a budget, and then there is a lengthy review process after it is prepared. · Saugus being awarded the Green Communities grant for $200,000 in January was sigREADING | FROM PAGE 5 day this summer. The program is open to young people, preschool through 6th grade. We’ll have their favorite titles, plus free ebooks, audio books, comics, magazines & music you can download using the hoopla and libby digital collections. Did we mention prizes? We’ve once again partnered with local businesses to reward summer reading. Many thanks to those businesses who have generously donated! We’ll have a full prize cart plus free books to give away. In addition, we’ll run drawings for ice cream, donuts, cookies, pizza, roller skating, bowling, mini golf, sports nificant. These are competitive grants that fund projects that save taxpayer money while being environmentally focused. · We have appointed / confirmed some excellent new members to important Boards this year. “For example, the Board of Selectmen unanimously confirmed the appointment of Joe Dorant to the Board of Health. This was a great appointment since Joe worked as an environmental engineer for 25 years for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. “Another important appointment was Bob Long to the Planning Board; where Bob was a past member of the Board of Selectmen and served as Moderator of Town Meeting for many years. · There have been many wonderful events that have been held in Saugus over the last six months. The Saugus High School Time Capsule opening was one of these events, where residents filled the Town Hall auditorium to see what was placed in the capsule back in September 1954. The Veteran’s Council coordinated a spectacular Memorial Day parade and heartmerch, and grand prize drawings for tickets to Canobie Lake Park and the North Shore Music Theater’s production of Beauty and the Beast - and more! In addition, there will be special visits by WildLife Encounters, Vinny the Bubble Guy, the Saugus Fire & Police Departments, Star Wars characters, Toe Jam Puppet Band, plus bubble, magic, and puppet shows. Check out the Library’s online event calendar for up-to-date information. The library is here to help families create a summer reading routine that is fun for kids and their families. Turn off the media before bedtime, sit with a child, share a book, or read alongside them. Ask them questions, felt ceremony. The Historical Society held its annual Strawberry Festival in June, which was well-attended. There was an open house at the MEG building, where historical information was on exhibit. The Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored a beautiful and heart-warming Wreaths Across America Day. The Senior Center had several great events, including their volunteer luncheon, which recognized the dedication and hard work of so many Saugus residents. The Town also facilitated the annual Tree Lighting ceremony and festivities at town hall, which always draws a huge crowd, along with hosting a celebration of Hanukkah with a Menorah Lighting Ceremony. High School graduation and scholarship night were great events for our Graduates and their families, along with other scholarship events like the Harold Vitale Scholarship Ceremony that was held at Vitale Park on June 15. · The Selectmen gave out licenses for several new businesses in Town. We also recently gave two all-alcoholic licenses, something the Board hasn’t done in quite some but above all, make it fun! Research shows that children who read during the summer months maintain literacy skills that they’ve worked hard to build during the school year. According to Reading Rockets.org, research with 116 first, second, and third graders in a school in a middle class neighborhood found the decoding skills of nearly 45% of the participants and the fluency of 25% declined between May and September. So, stay smart! Have fun! Stop by the library to register for summer reading, or to find a just-right book for your child. It’s all free, all summer at the Saugus Public Library! time. The Board also created a policy for outdoor seating at restaurants. · I was pleased that the Rail Trail bylaw I submitted passed Town Meeting unanimously. This bylaw is very important for the safety of the people using the rail trail as well as the people that live near the rail trail. This bylaw adds a layer of protection for our community. · The MassDEP attending the last Board of Health (BOH) meeting was of special importance since I don’t remember the MassDEP ever attending a Saugus BOH meeting. They awarded Saugus an EPA grant for a much-needed air quality monitor due to the concerns surrounding the WIN Waste facility. Selectman Corinne Riley “As far as the Board of Selectmen on accomplishments, we gave two available liquor licenses to establishments that will greatly improve their businesses, Paolo’s and Flogolf Lounge. “We appointed many new and reappointed volunteers to our boards and commissions. There have been projects that have been worked on, such as the Riverwalk, the American SERINO | FROM PAGE 9 School English teacher and later as a High School physical education teacher. As the head coach in hockey at Saugus High, Serino’s teams compiled a 100-23-14 record while winning three Northeastern Conference titles and earning Eastern Massachusetts Coach-of-the-Year honors in his final season. As associate head coach of the University of New Hampshire hockey team (1991-98), his teams qualified for five NCAA tournaments and made the Frozen Four in 1998. He later coached the Merrimack College hockey team for seven years, appearing in the Hockey East Tournament six of those seasons. His coaching career spanned 32 years. He coached the Malden Catholic hockey team for eight seasons until his death. “This would be a great honor and tribute to a great and extremely popular former Saugus High School student, teacher and coach,” Salerno wrote in his letter to selectmen. In 2021, selectmen embraced the Town Meeting warrant article requesting that the new school athletic complex be named after the Saugus High athletic and coaching great. 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It seems like we keep speaking of these needs, but haven’t had significant changes or information. I’m hoping that changes at the Town Manager’s update report to the board. “Additional priorities include addressing economic development, which is now more difficult since our Economic Development Director left a couple of weeks ago, cemetery space, and revitalization of Cliftondale Square.”

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDnESDAy, JUly 3, 2024 Page 13 The Sounds of Saugus By Mark E. Vogler Good morning, Saugus The memories of my Fourth of July holidays growing up in Swansea, down in southeastern Massachusetts, are still quite vivid after all these years. The night before July 4, my dad would take my two brothers and me across the Taunton River to Fall River, where we would watch a bonfire set ablaze in one of the city’s parks. Then, on July 4 night, we’d get to have our choice of where to go to see the fireworks. Swansea, Somerset, Fall River and the neighboring communities all had them. In between, we would set off firecrackers, sky rockets, sparklers and Roman candles – which we bought legally in Warren, R.I., and brought them back to Swansea – where all kids had them. Nobody was going to get arrested in those days for having a little fun with some backyard July 4 celebrations, providing there was no horseplay or threatening activity. Then, if the weather was nice, we would squeeze in the world-famous Fourth of July Parade in Bristol. Its claim to fame is being the oldest, longest continuously operating July Fourth Parade. I remember the red, white and blue stripes down the middle of the road, which ran for two and a half miles. Come to think of it, the Fourth of July celebrations I remember as a kid were quite remarkable. Not so in Saugus, unless you go back decades. There isn’t much of a July 4 tradition left – except for the people who live in the Lynnhurst neighborhood. There’s a unique century-old patriotic tradition that lives on in Saugus – the Third of July Lynnhurst Block Party and the Fourth of July celebration, which brings great joy and pride to the neighborhood that will be hosting these festivities. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night (July 3) at the Lynnhurst School Field, also known as Dana H. Johnson Memorial Park. The folks who are organizing this event recommend that anyone who plans to go bring chairs, refreshments, snacks, bug spray and lawn games. The main event of the night will be the Brian Maes Band. There will also be a 50/50 raffle – arm’s length for five bucks. A Holiday trash delay The Town of Saugus announces that trash and recycling collection will run on a one-day delay for the July 4th Holiday. Trash and recycling will not be collected on Thursday, July 4, due to the holiday. Collection will resume on a one-day delay on Friday, July 5. Residents are kindly asked to leave trash and recycling curbside by 7 a.m. the day after their normally scheduled collection day. The Town of Saugus would like to thank everyone for their cooperation. Please contact Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Scott A. Brazis at 781-2314036 with any questions. Summer Concerts “In The Park” Here’s some good summer music to your ears. Once again, the Saugus Public Library and the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site will be teaming up to bring free outdoor concerts “In The Park” at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. The Squeezebox Stompers, a Boston area Americana Roots band, will kick off the summer series on July 10. A MEMORABLE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: This old photo from the Helen Cutter slides captures a bonfire in East Saugus on July 4, 1909. What patriotic and brave Saugonians in constructing this towering dedication to America!! Check out the ladder that got them to the top! (Courtesy of the Saugus Public Library) The night, which ends at 10 p.m., continues the next day at 9 a.m. at Dana H. Johnson Memorial Park with an old-fashioned field day that kids will love. There will be contests for kids of all ages, both boys and girls. They include most patriotic costumes, doll carriage, tricycles and bicycles. The athletic contests will feature potato sack races, three-legged races and tug of war – to name a few. Boys and girls from ages eight to 13 will be able to compete in watermelonand pie-eating contests. Hot dogs, popsicles and water will be provided. Well, if you have kids and don’t have any definitive plans on how to spend the holiday or night before, head over to Lynnhurst and partake in what has really become a neat July 4 family-oriented event. Imperio Mariense De Saugus weekend And if you have a hankering for Portuguese food, it will be worth your while to check out Imperio Mariense De Saugus, which will be held from 3 p.m. to midnight on Saturday (July 6) and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday (July 7) at 262 Lynn Fells Parkway in Saugus. Besides the food, this is an annual event that dates back to 1927, when a dozen immigrants from the island of Santa Maria, Azores, decided to bring their own feast and tradition here and share it with the community. According to the website, “the annual feast held in Saugus Massachusetts to celebrate the coronation of the Holy Ghost emperor and empress. Custom starts with a procession, followed by mass and coronation before the Holy Ghost soup lunch. The Holy Ghost celebration is specific to Azorean natives, established to reinforce a sense of community between the islands. “The feast is held on Lynn Fells Parkway for two days. The feast is put together in large part by the dedication and hard work of the board members and volunteers, who get together to bake and prepare a week leading to the event. “Imperio Mariense Feast visitors are Portuguese natives or descendants who come from surrounding cities such as Cambridge, Hudson, Stoughton, Taunton, Bridgewater and many other out of state cities. Visitors can expect plenty of entertainment over the weekend as there is usually bands and surprise guests that will take stage.” If you love Portuguese bread, kale and chourico, this might be your lucky weekend. Bon Appetit! “They’ve performed Americana, Cajun, zydeco, blues, folk, and originals all over New England for the past 15 years,” according to promotional information provided by the Iron Works. “Members of the band have received Boston Music Awards and Songwriting Awards. They are noted for their step-lively up-beat music inspiring audiences to get up and dance. Their instrumentation includes accordion, keyboards, fiddle, saxophone, harmonica, penny whistle, guitar, bass, and drums. The Squeezebox Stompers guarantee a rockin’ good time.” These free weekly concerts are open to the public and begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning July 10 through August 28. Here’s the 2024 lineup: July 10: Squeezebox Stompers (Cajun & Zydeco). July 17: Memorylaners (50s & 60s). July 24: Mamadou (World Music, West African Rhythms). July 31: Sweet Soul Sounds (Motown, Funk, Hip Hop). August 7: Atwater & Donnelly (Trad. American & CeltTHE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 14

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDnESDAy, JUly 3, 2024 THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 13 ic Folk & Dance). August 14: Ditto (Folk & Rock: 60s and 70s). August 21: Headlands (Folk, Country, Americana Pop). August 28: Jumpstreet (Rock, R&B, Blues, & Jazz). Bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic! Enjoy a summer evening at the historic Saugus Iron Works with great music and friends! This year’s summer concert series is partially funded through a generous grant from the Mass Cultural Council. What’s happening at the Saugus Public Library For schoolchildren looking for interesting projects and programs to participate in this fall, there’s plenty to do at the Saugus Public Library. There are some very good programs offered for grownups, too. Upcycled Feather Wall Hanging: by Pop Up Ar t School, ages 10-18, Friday, July 12, 11:30-12:30 in the Community Room. Please sign up using the online Events Calendar. Get ready to turn upcycled materials into an amazing wall hanging for your room! You’ll use strips of leftover fabric to create a backdrop for feathers made from fringed pages of old books. If you want, you can give the feathers a splash of color with watercolor paint. This project is sustainable and perfect for adding a personal touch to your space! sauguspubliclibrary. org – 781-231-4168. Saugus Police and Cruiser Visit: Come along to enjoy a special story time, Wednesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site. Recommended for ages three and up. Rain date is July 17. Please check the event calendar the day of the program for updates. Community Garden volunteers welcomed If you love gardening and would love to volunteer a few hours for a good cause this summer, offer your services at the Community Garden at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Volunteers are welcome to come any Friday or Saturday morning for the rest of the summer to help weed and nurture the crops. If these times are difficult, arrangements can be made for other days. For details, contact The Rev. John Beach at St. John’s Episcopal Church (revjbeach@gmail.com). SAVE Board members enjoyed last week’s 51st Annual Meeting and Dinner at Polcari’s Restaurant on Route 1 North in Saugus. Pictured from left to right are Treasurer Mary Kinsell, Secretary Pamela Goodwin, Co-Presidents Stephanie Shalkoski and Ann Devlin and Vice President Margery Hunter. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) Food Pantry notes The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry is closed Friday (July 5) in observance of the July Fourth holiday. It will reopen on Friday, July 12, from 9:30-11 a.m. at 50 Essex St. in the basement of Cliftondale Congregational Church. Legion Breakfasts over for summer American Legion Post 210 would like to thank all those who made the 2023-24 breakfast season such a success, and wish them a wonderful summer. We will resume serving breakfast on Friday, September 6, 2024. A “Shout Out” for a grateful citizen Janice Jarosz, the clerk for the Board of Selectmen, offered a patriotic “shout out” for this week’s paper, which is appropriate as Saugus and the rest of the nation pauses to observe the Fourth of July. Here’s the email we received from Janice: “Leo, a custodian at the Saugus Town Hall, deserves a ‘Shout Out’ as he is one of the most cheerful, happy and dedicated employees, whom we all appreciate. Leo is always there when needed, and on occasion, helps out with language problems to those who only speak Spanish. “In a recent conversation with him, he told me about his family moving from El Salvador to Canada and in 2001 he came alone to America. In 2010, Leo became a US citizen. ‘That day was the happiest and proudest day of my life’ and we are all better for it!!!” Want to “Shout Out” a fellow Saugonian? This is an opportunity for our paper’s readers to single out – in a brief mention – remarkable acts or achievements by Saugus residents or an act of kindness or a nice gesture. Just send an email (mvoge@comcast.net) with a mention in the subject line of “An Extra Shout Out.” No more than a paragraph; anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or a photo. Traffic Advisory for Lynn Fells Parkway The state Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) has issued a traffic advisory in effect through Wednesday (July 3) and again on Monday (July 8) through Tuesday (July 9). The DCR will close Lynn Fells Parkway (northbound) between Laurine Road and Forest Street in Saugus from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accommodate drainage improvement work. Traffic patterns will be clearly marked, and a police detail will be onsite. Beatle Juice at Kowloon on July 11 The Saugus Lions Club will present “Beatle Juice” in concert at Kowloon Restaurant (948 Broadway/Route 1 North) at 6 p.m. on July 11. The rain date is Aug. 8. Tickets cost $35 apiece. Please contact your local Saugus Lions Club for more details – Tom Traverse at 781-727-5629. Theatre Company of Saugus sets audition dates This came in from the Theatre Company of Saugus, which will present “Evil Dead the Musical” in October 2024. Auditions are scheduled for July 8, 9 and 11; with callbacks on July 13. The Story: Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero) and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes … and all to music. The songs in the show are completely off the wall, with titles like “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons” and “What the F**k was That?” and have had the audience rolling in their seats and screaming for more and more blood. You don’t need to be a fan of Evil Dead to love this show. You don’t need to be a fan of horror to love this show. You don’t even need to be a fan of musicals to love this show. This is a pure comedy start to finish. It has fun with the horror genre, and in doing so appeals to a wider audience than you could ever imagine. The director is Jason HairWynn, who directed previous Theatre Company of Saugus productions of “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Nevermore.” The music director is Shane Stetcher, with choreography by Jason Hair-Wynn and Jill Tokac and fight choreography by Amanda O’Donnell. The stage manager is Ally Lewis. Performances of “Evil Dead the Musical” are on October 11-12-13 and 18-19-20, 2024. Rehearsals are planned for Sunday afternoons and on Monday and Wednesday evenings, with the possibility of adding more based on actor availability. For the audition, please prepare a song from the show for a character you are most interested in, or sing a song in the style of the show. All songs, sheet music and sides are linked on the theatre’s website. Sign up for an audition slot on one of these dates: • Monday, July 8 – 7-10 p.m. • Tuesday, July 9 – 7-10 p.m. • Thursday, July 11 – 7-10 p.m. To sign up for an audition slot, to see the role descriptions and to view the audition sides, music and other information, please visit the Auditions page on the Theatre Company of Saugus website: TCSaugus.org/auditions/ Callbacks will be on Saturday, July 13, starting at 1:00 p.m. (Plan for a long afternoon.) Callbacks will consist of singing, acting, movement and possible stage combat. You will be learning a short combination from the show. This dance is not very complicated, and you do not have to be a strong dancer to be in this show. The main focus is that you can commit to this hilarious choreography and show the character as a “deadite,” as well as retain choreography quickly. Performances, auditions and rehearsals of “Evil Dead the Musical” will be at the Theatre Company of Saugus home at the American Legion THE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 16

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDnESDAy, JUly 3, 2024 Page 15 Calling all adult and youth singers R ehearsals begin on September 4 for the Medford Community Chorale & Youth/Young Adult Chorus (MCC) holiday concert, which is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, at 7 p.m. in the Caron Theatre at Medford High School, and new members are welcome! The concert is titled “Happy Holidays!” and proceeds from the concert program book will be donated to the Medford Council on Aging, the primary advocate for Medford’s older adults, which provides services that enhance the quality of the lives of our elder residents. There are no auditions required to become a member of the MCC, and the only requirement is a love of singing! Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at First Baptist Church (34 Oakland St. – off Salem Street in Medford Square): youth/ young adult chorus at 6 p.m. and full chorus from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.. For more information or to join, please contact director Betsy Pesce at HEALTH CARE | FROM PAGE 6 requires DPH to promulgate revised regulations governing the operation of licensed freestanding birth centers to ensure safe, equitable and accessible birth options; directs the Commissioner of Public Health to develop and distribute materials to the public regarding pregnancy loss and the accessibility of the range of evidence-based and medically-appropriate treatment options, including comprehensive mental health supports, necessary procedures and medications, and culturally responsive supports such as pregnancy-loss doula care; and requires MassHealth to cover cell-free DNA-based testing to detect whether a pregnancy is at increased risk for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome, Edwards Syndrome, or Patau Syndrome, for all pregnant patients regardless of age, baseline risk, or family history. During floor debate, the House adopted several amendments to the bill, including proposals to: Say nir Sa ay nior y Senior Seni by Jim Miller How to Hire a Caregiver for In-Home Help Dear Savvy Senior, I need to hire a good in-home caregiver to help my elderly father who lives alone. What’s the best way to do this? Searching Sarah Dear Sarah, Finding a good in-home caregiver for an elderly parent is not always easy. How can you fi nd one that’s reliable and trustworthy, as well as someone your parent likes and is comfortable with? Here are some tips that can help. Know His Needs Before you start the task of elizabethpesce@comcast. net or 617-335-8155. The Medford Community Chorale, a 501(c)(3) nonprofi t organization, is supported in part this season add Duchenne muscular dystrophy to the list of diseases for which physicians must screen newborn children and require the advisory committee on newborn screening to convene at least twice a year; require DMA to provide coverage for services rendered by a certified nurse midwife equal to the payment rate for the same service if performed by a physician; amend the defi nition of low-risk pregnancy to specify that include specify that it involves no maternal or fetal factors that place the pregnancy at significantly increased risk for complications; allow directors of clinical aff airs at birth centers to be licensed midwives as well as certifi ed nurse-midwives; require employers to provide earned sick time for employees to address their own physical and mental health needs, and those of their spouse, if the employee or the employee’s spouse experiences pregnancy loss or a failed assisted reproduction, adoption or surrogacy; direct the Commissionby grants from the ArtsAlive Medford Foundation and the Medford Arts Council, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council and the City of Medford. er of Public Health to develop procedures for information related to miscarriage and pregnancy loss in multiple languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Haitian Creole, and other commonly spoken languages in the Commonwealth; provide insurance coverage for the provision of medically necessary pasteurized donor human milk and donor human milk-derived products; and expand the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee by adding the assistant secretary of MassHealth or their designee, as well as the executive director of the Healthy Policy Commission or their designee, and authorize the committee to request and receive information it deems necessary from relevant agencies, including the Executive Offi ce of Health and Human Services, the Executive Offi ce of Public Safety and Security, the Center for Health Information Analysis, the Offi ce of Patient Protection, and any other health care facility or provider. House Bill 4773, as amended, now moves to the Senate for its consideration. looking for an in-home caregiver, your fi rst step is to determine the level of care your dad needs. For example, if he only needs help with daily living tasks like shopping, cooking, doing laundry, bathing or dressing, a “homemaker” or “personal care aide” will do. But if he needs health care services, there are “home health aides” that may do all the things a homemaker does, plus they also have training in administering medications, changing wound dressings and other medically related duties. Home health aides often work under a nurse’s supervision. Once you settle on a level of care, you then need to decide how many hours of assistance he’ll need. For example, does your dad need someone to come in just a few mornings a week to cook, clean, run errands or perhaps help him with a bath? Or does he need more continuous care that requires daily visits? After you determine his needs, there are two ways in which you can go about hiring someone. Either through an agency, or you can hire someone directly on your own. Hiring Through an Agency Hiring a personal care or home health aide through an agency is the safest and easiest option, but it’s more expensive. Costs typically run anywhere between $15 and $30 an hour depending on where you live and the qualifi cation of the aide. How it works is you pay the agency, and they handle everything including an assessment of your mom’s needs, assigning appropriately trained and pre-screened staff to care for her, and fi nding a fi ll-in on days her aide cannot come. Some of the drawbacks, however, are that you may not have much input into the selection of the caregiver, and the caregivers may change or alternate, which can cause a disruption. To fi nd a home care agency in your dad’s area use search engines like Google or Bing and type in “home health care” or “non-medical home care” followed by the city and state your dad lives in. You can also use Medicare’s search tool at Medicare.gov/care-compare – click on “home health services.” Most home health agencies off er some form of non-medical home care services too. You also need to know that original Medicare does not cover in-home caregiving services unless your dad is receiving doctor ordered skilled nursing or therapy services at home too. But, if your dad is in a certain Medicare Advantage plan, or is low-income and qualifi es for Medicaid, he may be eligible for some coverage. Hiring Directly Hiring an independent caregiver on your own is the other option, and it’s less expensive. Costs typically range between $12 and $25 per hour. Hiring directly also gives you more control over who you hire so you can choose someone who you feel is right for your dad. But be aware that if you do hire someone on your own, you become the employer so there’s no agency support to fall back on if a problem occurs or if the aide doesn’t show up. You’re also responsible for paying payroll taxes and any worker-related injuries that may happen. If you choose this option, make sure you check the aide’s references thoroughly and do a criminal background check at companies like eNannySource.com. To fi nd someone use an elder-care matching service like Care.com or CareLinx. com, which both provide basic background checks. . 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. ior

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDnESDAy, JUly 3, 2024 OBITUARIES Lila Mae (Kusch) Boivin O f Lynnfield, MA, formerly of Saugus. Born on September 10, 1928 and passed away on June 30, 2024. She was the daughter of the late Daley and Estella (Myers) Kusch, of Saugus. At the time of her passing, Lila was surrounded by her adult children, at her place of residence, Sunrise Senior Living. Lila was the wife of the late Ferdinand “Fred” Boivin, with whom she enjoyed 37 years of marriage. Lila was a dedicated mother to her five children: Gary, of Prescott, AZ; Cheryl (Steven) Salt, of Ashland; David (Debra), of Downingtown, PA; Glenn (Barbara), of Saugus and the late Brian Boivin. Lila loved fashion, hair styling and cosmetology, having studied at Wilfred Academy, Malden, MA and being mentored by the late Evelyn Marie Anderson, who became her life-long friend. Lila’s kitchen was her salon, where she spent many hours tending to friends and relatives’ hair needs. She also enjoyed singing and was a member of the choir at Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus, for several years. Ballroom dancing was also her passion, and she loved both watching and playing golf. There was no more avid a fan of the Red Sox, Patriots and Bruins than her. Lila was always on the move and was fond of long walks and her line dancing and exercise classes at the Saugus Senior Center. In addition to her husband ~LEGAL NOTICE~ DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WETLANDS PROGRAM 401 Water Quality Certification Application Public Notice Pursuant to 33.U.S.C.1341 and MGL c21 §43, notice is hereby given of a 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) application for the Intake Channel Maintenance Dredge Project at 100 Salem Turnpike in Saugus, Massachusetts by WIN-Waste Innovations/Wheelabrator Saugus Inc. of 100 Salem Turnpike in Saugus, Massachusetts on property owned by WIN-Waste Innovations/Wheelabrator Saugus Inc. The work involves maintenance dredging of the existing intake channel within the Saugus River. Additional information may be obtained from Daniel Nein, Senior Associate, Stantec Consulting Services Inc, 30 Park Drive Topsham, ME 04086 (207) 653-7729. Written comments on this 401 WQC Application may be emailed to: David Wong (David.W.Wong@mass.gov) Department of Environmental Protection Wetlands Program 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900 Boston, MA 02114 (617) 874-7155. Within 21 days of this notice. The Department will consider all written comments on this 401 WQC Application received by the Public Comments Deadline. Any group of ten persons of the Commonwealth, any aggrieved person, or any government body or private organization with a mandate to protect the environment that has submitted written comments may also appeal the Department’s Certification and that failure to submit comments before the end of public comment period may result in the waiver of any right to an adjudicatory hearing. July 3, 2024 the Siege of Boston, there was a fight at Boston Neck – a then peninsula in what current Boston neighborhood? 1. On July 5, 1865, what would later become The Salvation Army was founded; around what wartime was the song “Don’t Forget The Salvation Army (My Doughnut Girl)” published? 2. Who takes The Hippocratic Oath? 3. On July 6, 1933, the first MLB All-Star Game was played at Comiskey Park in what city? 4. What common Asian plant is the world’s tallest grass? 5. What gourmet item did William Perrins and John Lea first bottle? 6. What is mycology? 7. July 7 is World Chocolate Day; what Massachusetts woman (Ruth) whose last name is that of a town invented chocolate chip cookies? 8. What fictional character has a dog named Pluto? 9. What is the world’s tallest flower: corpse flower, holly hock or sunflower? 10. What was branded Good Humor? 11. On July 8, 1775, during 12. What frozen dessert containing not much or any air has a World Cup competition? 13. Hampton Court Palace’s “The Great Vine,” the world’s largest grape vine (one part 120’ long) was planted in what year by Lancelot “Capability” Brown: 1768, 1905 or 1947? 14. Where would you find the fictional sisters Anna and Elsa? 15. On July 9, 1819, Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine, was and youngest son, Lila was predeceased by her eight siblings; her daughter-inlaw, Penny Boivin; and her companion in later years, Robert Starrett. She is survived by four children, ten grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren, all of whom occupied an indelible place in her heart. Relatives and friends are invited to attending an hour of visitation in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Wednesday June 3 at 10 -11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Lila will be interred at Riverside Cemetery, Saugus, alongside Fred and Brian. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lila’s memory to the Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre St. Newton, MA 02458. THE SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 14 Post 210 at 44 Taylor St. in Saugus, Mass. The upstairs performance space is not wheelchair accessible. What ’s breaking at Breakheart On Thursda y s now through August, the Visitor Center will host a Wild Breakheart Series from 10– 11 a.m. There will be no program on July 4. Join us for this rotating nature series as we explore different aspects of Breakheart! Meet outside the Visitor Center; rain cancels. During July, it will be Tree ID – explore the park and discover what trees are in the park and how to identify them. In August, park visitors can participate in Animal Exploration – enjoy discovering what animals call Breakheart home! On S a tur da y s now through August, there will be an Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Hike from 1:30–3:30 p.m. (There will be no program on July 13.) Join the Park Interpreter for this weekly guided hike! Each trip will highlight natural and historic features that make Breakheart unique. Hikes will be moderately paced and range from two to three miles over sometimes uneven and rocky terrain; best for ages eight years and up. Meet at the Visitor Center. Rain cancels. On Fridays now through August, the Visitor Center will host a Kidleidoscope from 10:30–11:30 a.m. Come join our park interpreter for a story time and nature walk! Complete a small craft and explore the woods! Walks are genborn in Spencer, Mass.; he was a factory apprentice in what city on the Merrimack and Concord Rivers? 16. What is the world’s largest cat? 17. On July 10, 1941, what composer and jazz pianist with a nickname like a dessert died? 18. In 1830 the lawn mower was invented and took the place of what? 19. What Maryland-born former slave said, “The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful and virtuous”? 20. On July 11, 1960, what book by Harper Lee with a bird in its title was published? tly paced and approximately one mile, though not accessible for strollers; appropriate for families with children three to five years old. Meet at the Visitor Center. (No program on July 13.) There will be Family Fishing on Saturdays now through August from 9:30– 11:00 a.m. at Camp Nihan (131 Walnut St.). Join our park interpreter for a dropin fishing program! Learn how to fish, what fish live in our ponds and how to catch and release responsibly. Bait and a handful of rods will be provided, but feel free to bring your own gear and fish with us and share your tips! No license required if fishing in this program. Appropriate for families with children five years old and up. Meet at Camp Nihan. Rain cancels. CHaRM Center is open The Town of Saugus recently announced that the CHaRM Center is open Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents will be required to buy a $25 Sticker to use the Compost Facilities as well as to recycle hard plastics. The rest of the Facility’s features are free to use for any Saugus resident. Residents are also allowed three TVs or computers/CRT monitors for free per household each year. The Town of Saugus reserves the right to refuse any material if quantity or quality is questionable. The final date the CHaRM Center will be open for the season is December 14. However, the Facility will be open the following winTHE SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 18 ANSWERS 1. World War I 2. 3. 4. Doctors Chicago Bamboo 5. Worcestershire Sauce (Lea & Perrins) 6. 7. 8. 9. The study of mushrooms Ruth Wakefield Mickey Mouse Corpse flower 10. The first (1920) chocolate-covered ice cream bars 11. The South End (The area was filled in over the years.) 12. Gelato 13. 1768 14. “Frozen” 15. Lowell 16. Tiger 17. “Jelly Roll” Morton 18. The scythe (The lawnmower was a catalyst for creating sports fields.) Frederick Douglass 19. 20. “To Kill a Mockingbird”

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDnESDAy, JUly 3, 2024 Page 17 Have a Safe, Happy 4th of July: Leave Fireworks to the Professionals Fireworks Caused More Than 200 Injuries, $1.5M in Property Damage Since 2019 S TOW – Every year in Massachusetts, illegal fireworks cause fires, explosions, property damage, and serious injuries. As we enter the weeks around July 4th, when more than 60% of these incidents occur, State Fire Marshal Jon M. Davine is reminding residents and visitors to leave fireworks to the professionals. “Fireworks are inherently dangerous,” said State Fire Marshal Davine. “Possessing or using them in Massachusetts requires licensing and certification. They are illegal for personal use here even if purchased legally in another state. These laws work: the rate of fireworks injuries in Massachusetts is about one-fifth the national average.” Over the past five years, fireworks have caused 532 fires and explosions, about $1.5 million in property damage, and more than 200 serious injuries that required treatment in a hospital emergency department. The following incidents were reported last year alone: • On May 21, 2023, a Kingston man who was allegedly manufacturing destructive devices for use as homemade fireworks suffered life-altering injuries to his hands, chest, and face. He was MedFlighted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Additional devices found at the scene were secured and rendered safe by the State Police Bomb Squad. • On July 3, 2023, commercial-grade fireworks caused a fire on the second-floor porch of a multi-family home in Chelsea. State Police fire investigators assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s office and Chelsea officials determined that commercial-grade aerial fireworks being discharged in front of a nearby masonry business struck the rear porch and ignited combustible materials. Additional fireworks were found nearby and seized. • On July 4, 2023, a West Yarmouth man was badly injured after attempting to discharge illegal fireworks. He was transported first to Cape Cod Hospital and then to Brigham and Women’s Hospital with severe The Kid Does Clean Outs From 1 item to 1,000 * Basements * Homes * Backyards * Commercial Buildings The cheapest prices around! Call Eric: (857) 322-2854 injuries to his right hand and thigh. • On July 5, 2023, a teenage boy lost part of his hand and a teenage girl suffered burn injuries after igniting illegal fireworks in Hyde Park. Both were transported to the hospital for their injuries. • On July 7, 2023, a residential structure fire in Danvers displaced four residents. State Police and Danvers fire investigators determined that it was caused by the unsafe use of sparklers in the home’s basement during an Independence Day party. This was the second year in a row in which sparklers caused a fire that displaced all residents from a home: in 2022, a similar fire in Dracut went to three alarms. Massachusetts law requires police to seize any illegal fireworks they encounter in the course of their duties. People who use or possess them illegally are also subject to a fine, while the illegal sale of fireworks is an arrestable offense that carries potential jail time. “We want everyone to have a safe, happy Fourth of July,” State Fire Marshal Davine said. “Please don’t risk a fire, injury, or a day in court. There are dozens of permitted municipal shows across Massachusetts this season, so leave fireworks to the professionals.” The Department of Fire Services posts a list of permitted fireworks displays and updates it each week through the summer. To view the list – and to learn more about the dangers of illegal fireworks – visit the DFS website at https:// www.mass.gov/info-details/ leave-fireworks-to-the-professionals Your Hometown News Delivered! EVERETT ADVOCATE MALDEN ADVOCATE REVERE ADVOCATE SAUGUS ADVOCATE One year subscription to The Advocate of your choice: $175 per paper in-town per year or $225 per paper out-of-town per year. Name_________________________________________ Address_______________________________________ City_______________ State_______ Zip ____________ CC# _______________________________ Exp. _____ Sec. code____ Advocate (City):___________________ Clip & Mail Coupon with Credit Card, Check or Money Order to: Advocate Newspapers Inc. PO Box 490407, Everett, MA 02149 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 Elkhaouli, Elias R Nanglo, Dawa T BUYER2 SELLER1 Kayla Drive Rt Braier, Anthony M SELLER2 Selin, Noelle E Braier, Joan C ADDRESS 11 Kayla Dr 478-480 Central St CITY Saugus Saugus DATE 06.11.24 06.13.24 PRICE 210000 955000

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