SAUGUS Vol. 22, No. 27 -FREE~ THE ADVOCATE ASKS ~ Town Meeting Member Ron Wallace reflects on his battle to speak on a resolution supporting school custodians Editor’s Note: For this week, we sat down with Precinct 5 Town Meeting Member Ron Wallace, who talked about the challenges of introducing his nonbinding resolution to oppose privatization of custodial services. Wallace, 50, is a 1978 Saugus High School graduate and a lifelong resident of the town. He is in the final year of his second two-year term on the Saugus Town Meeting. For 32 years he has been a low voltage electrical technician. He and his wife, Amy, a Lynn native, have been married for 19 years. They have three children: Alex, 12, who will be entering the seventh grade at the Belmonte Middle School in the fall; Abigail, 15, who will be a sophomore at Saugus High School; and Andrew, 17, who will be a senior at Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody. Amy Wallace has worked 25 years as a Special Education teacher in Lynn Public Schools. Following his graduation from Saugus High School, Wallace spent four years in the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JACT) program run by I.B.E.W. Local 103. In Have a Safe & Happy July 4th Weekend! ADVOCATE www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday 781-233-4446 Friday, July 5, 2019 Last race run at Suffolk Downs SPEAKING HIS MIND: Saugus Precinct 5 Town Meeting Member Ron Wallace says he believed that the School Committee would reverse its secret vote to privatize custodial services after a Special Town Meeting gave overwhelming support to his nonbinding resolution opposing privatization. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) ASKS | SEE PAGE 16 ANGELO’S FULL "Over 40 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2019 Regular Unleaded $2.579 Mid Unleaded $2.799 Super $2.859 Diesel Fuel $2.839 KERO $4.759 Diesel $2.699 SERVICE HEATING OIL 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 T he School Committee voted to privatize custodial services 16 days after the town signed a contract with the company that will replace the 21 school custodians. Saugus Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr. decided to award the contract MAKING LAST DAY COUNT: Successful Saint – Saugus-bred and owned by Anthony Zizza of Saugus – was one of the winners on the last day of racing at Suffolk Downs. Ridden by Jose Baez and trained by Dylan Clarke, the three-year-old gelded son of Successful Appeal won its fourth consecutive race in four starts in the one-mile race as Suffolk Downs closed after 84 years. See other photos and stories inside. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate by Suffolk Downs/ Chip Bott Photography). Public still in the dark on rush to privatize School Superintendent withholds Executive Session minutes of meetings By Mark E. Vogler to Complete Cleaning, Inc. 11 days after the May 8 meeting when the School Committee took a secret vote to privatize. Thanks to the superintendent and the majority of the School Committee, it’s hard for the public to understand how decisions unfolded. The choice wasn’t ever discussed in a public forum until after the contract was signed, and very little information has been made available since. This week, even after the decision to replace the custodians with a private company was final, Superintendent DeRuosi declined to release documents that could shed some light on PRIVATIZE | SEE PAGE 6 ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS Welcome to this immaculate craftsman style bungalow featuring 6 rooms and 1 1/2 bath. Enter into the enclosed front porch leading into a large foyer, french door to the fireplace living room, hardwood floorings, double wide entrance leading to the formal dining room with hard wood floors and double wide, built in china cabinet, lovely window seat, oak cabinet kitchen with quaint breakfast nook and built in wall ironing board, 3 bedrooms with hardwood flooring, full bath with tiled walk-in shower, full basement with 1/2 bath, oversized workshop from a converted 2 car garage under, gorgeous yard with shed. Updates within the last 15 years include vinyl siding, windows, roof, heating system, hot water, kitchen, bath, half bath and blown in insulation. Admire the glass door knobs, original lighting fixtures and plant holders. Great side street location, just move in! Offered at 419,900 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 View the interior of this home right on your smartphone. View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com Prices subject to change FLEET

Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Pay up or no pole installations Selectmen give ultimatum to National Grid, which owes more than $47,000 By Mark E. Vogler T he Board of Selectmen voted this week to put all future pole installation requests from National Grid on hold until the utility pays the town more than $47,000 it owes for public safety details at its work sites. Board members came close $3.39 $2.45 GALLON GALLON We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover Price Subject to Change without notice 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602 Healthcare workers and Saugus Care and Rehabilitation Center settle on new contract (Editor’s Note: The following story is based on a press release issued this week by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, which is part of the 2.1 million-member Service Employees International Union.) N ursing home workers with 1199SEIU announced this week that they have reached a new four-year contract agreement with Saugus Care and Rehabilitation Center. The tentative agreement was reached on June 19, and workers voted to ratify the new contract on Wednesday, June 26. The contract features a wage increase for workers, strong severance and successorship language, and the protection of paid meal breaks. In January the ownership had proposed making workers’ 30-minute meal break unpaid, which would have equaled a 6.25 percent wage cut. “The dedicated employees at Saugus Care and Rehabilitation Center deserve wages that allow them to care for their own families, and I’m pleased that this contract provides a wage increase and other benefits,” said State Senator Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn). “Quality, affordable and reliable nursing home care is vital to our community, and this contract is an important step for employees and local families.” Saugus Care and Rehabilitation Center is an 80-bed nursing home that employs about 60 1199SEIU workers who work as CNAs, dietary technicians and LPNs and in other positions. They also include a large majority of employees who are of Haitian and African descent. “We’re excited to announce this agreement that will provide a much-needed financial boost to these caregivers who work so hard to provide the very best care to residents,” said 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East’s Executive Vice President, Tim Foley. “This has been a long process and we’re proud of the commitment of our members, who have successfully advocated for a strong voice on the job and protections that will enhance quality care.” The last contract with 1199SEIU members and Saugus expired on October 31, 2018. Last month, workers submitted a strike notice to Saugus Care and Rehabilitation Center, but due to the advocacy and actions of members, management agreed to return to the bargaining table and committed to reaching a fair contract with employees. “We are proud of the work we do and this agreement is an important step that will ensure we can continue to provide the type of quality care families and residents reply upon,” said Eddy Pierre, CNA at Saugus Care and Rehabilitation Center. “From the start of this process, we have advocated for ourselves and our residents and we look forward to continuing our work in this crucial industry,” Pierre said. This contract victory follows advocacy efforts by the healthcare workers of 1199SEIU to create additional oversight and funding needed to ensure quality and reliable care for nursing homes. One priority has been the Emergency Nursing Home Taskforce bill, which has been included in the FY20 House and Senate budgets. The bill seeks to create a stakeholder task force to make policy recommendations necessary to ensure the financial stability of nursing homes. Saugus Care and Rehabilitation Center was purchased from Genesis in April 2018 by Waterbury, Conn.–headquartered Regal Care Management Group’s CEO, Eli Mirlis, who owns two other nursing homes in Massachusetts, in Amesbury and Danvers. 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 Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 Lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net to holding up the construction of a new home on Walnut Street until National Grid paid off the bills – some of them going back 18 months. But they decided they didn’t want to pose a hardship for the homeowner on account of the utility being a deadbeat when it comes to paying for police and fire details. “We’ve already paid the police officers. I feel we’re on the short end of the stick here,” Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Jeffrey Cicolini said. Selectman Scott Brazis expressed great dismay about the situation. “We aren’t going to allow a telephone pole to be put in the ground,” Brazis said. “The answer is going to be ‘No!’” he said. Board members noted that there have been past problems with the utility paying its bills on time. They came close to postponing any action on a National Grid petition to construct an underground electrical conduit near 61 Walnut St., site of a new home – and a pole installation in front of 106 Howard St. After listening to the concerns of the future homeowner on Walnut Street, who wouldn’t be able to move into his new home, the board decided to put the utility on notice that delinquent bills would hold up future jobs. Michael Cordima, senior designer for National Grid based out of the company’s Malden office, said he will alert his superiors of the town’s concerns. FOUND!

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Page 3 The Public’s Right to Know Privatization should have been discussed publicly, newspaper alleges in second Open Meeting Law complaint L ast week’s public vote by the Saugus School Committee (3-2) to privatize custodian services – after emerging from a three-hour Executive Session – was based on private discussion that should have taken place in public, The Saugus Advocate has alleged in an Open Meeting Law complaint against the School Committee and Superintendent of Schools Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr. “Discussing the concept of privatization in secret and then voting on it in secret is not covered by any exemption under the Open Meeting Law,” Saugus Advocate Editor Mark E. Vogler wrote in a complaint he filed last Friday (June 28). “We suggest that this discussion that took place on privatization in Executive Sessions on May 8, June 26 and possibly other times was akin to a budget discussion and should have taken place only in Open Session,” the complaint continues. This was the second recent complaint filed by The Saugus Advocate in response to the School Committee’s decision in secret session to authorize the hiring of a private company to replace 21 school custodians. It is also the latest of nine complaints that have been filed against the School Committee which allege that their decision to privatize violated the Open Meeting Law. Vogler alleged in the document filed with the School Committee and the Town Clerk’s Office that his latest complaint is separate, but related to the June 17 complaint. “Again, we believe there are multiple violations of the Open Meeting Law involved,” the June 28 complaint says. “Following an Executive Session meeting on June 26, 2019, the School Committee convened in Open Session. School Committee Member Linda Gaieski read a motion which she represented as the action taken by the committee at its May 8 Executive Session meeting. The motion was to: ‘Outsource the custodial duties of the Saugus Public Schools with a private cleaning company due to the substantial savings accrued that will be applied to a multifaceted plan to restore and create new educational programs and to continue impact bargaining over separation and termination on June 30, 2019 based upon our discussion today,’” the complaint notes. “We believe that this clearly shows that the School Committee deliberated over budget and performance issues and apparently [took] one or more votes in Executive Session,” it continues. The latest complaint also notes that language in an April 2019 Request For Proposal document suggests the committee had already taken a vote on a matter that should have been put on the agenda and discussed in public session. “Please note the document states: ‘The School Department has decided to outsource the custodial services once the collective bargaining agreement expires,’” the complaint says. “The public vote taken at the June 26 Open Session was based on discussions that took place in private that should have taken place in public. And, as a result of all of these procedural errors, a company was hired to replace 21 custodians in a process that wasn’t public,” it continues. “A decision had been made to privatize before public discussion and a public vote was taken. Decisions were made based on analysis that wasn’t shared with the public.” The newspaper noted in its June 28 complaint that there were similar issues in the recent two complaints that were raised in a complaint against the Saugus School Committee last year, “which were also validated by the state Attorney General’s Division of Open Government.” “Rather than correct previous process errors, this School Committee has become more willful in its effort to skirt the state Open Meeting Law,” the complaint says. “The Committee needs to acknowledge the errors of its ways, invalidate its vote of June 26 and start the process anew.” The School Committee has 14 business days to meet and review the complaint and must respond to the complaint in writing, sending a copy of the complaint along with a description of any action taken to address the matter to the Attorney General’s Auto repair business faces new obstacle By Mark E. Vogler businessman who seeks an auto dealer’s license to go with an auto repair shop at 74 Hamilton St. faces a new obstacle in his dealings with the town. Zalam Daaboul learned at Monday night’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting that he may need to obtain an S-2 permit before he can proceed with future plans at Saugus Auto Repair. The business had been grandfathered as a gas station in the past, but the fuel pumps no longer exist, meaning the primary use of the property has changed, according to Building Commissioner Fred Varone. “The repair garage has had a business certificate for repairs in the past, but because the Use A has changed and the gasoline pumps no longer exist, I feel as the Zoning Officer that the Principle Use Automotive Repair requires an S2 permit,” Varone wrote in an opinion he provided this week to Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta. “Also, if the sale of vehicles is required, the same article requires an S2 permit from the B.O.S. [Board of Selectmen].” Selectmen voted to allow Daaboul to continue the public hearing on his Class II Auto Dealer’s License again, to the board’s next meeting, which is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 14. But Anthony Cogliano, who represented himself as a friend of Daaboul, said he disagreed that the principal use of the property had changed. For 60 years, the business has always been auto repairs, CogliDivision of Open Government. The School Committee must also send The Saugus Advocate a copy of its response. If the newspaper is not satisfied with the School Committee’s response, it can file a copy of its complaint with the state’s Division of Open Government. We Carry... * Lifetime Waterproof Warranty * Ceramic, Porcelain & Stone Tile * Hardwood Prefinished and Unfinished, Do-it-Yourselfer Products! 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Seated from left to right are Associate Head of School David Angeramo, Head of School Dr. John F. Dolan and Pastor Rev. Brian Flynn. (Courtesy Photo) Town-wide speed limit analysis Consultant will meet on Monday night to discuss report and accept public feedback (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued this week by Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree’s Office.) W hat is the feasibility of a town-wide 25 mph speed limit? If it’s not practical, what should the speed limits be for the major roads that run through Saugus? Residents and stakeholders of the town will have a chance to ask those and other questions at a public meeting set for 6 p.m. Monday (July 8) in the second floor auditorium at Town Hall (298 Central St. in Saugus). During the meeting, The Engineering Corp (TEC) will present results from its speed limit analysis and residents will have the opportunity to provide feedback. This public meeting will be televised by SaugusTV. Residents and stakeholders who are unable to attend the meeting will have the opportunity to watch the video and provide the Town of Saugus with feedback and comments, which will be reviewed and considered by TEC and the Town. Earlier this year, the Town engaged TEC of Andover, Mass., to take a global approach toward addressing speeding and traffic congestion within Saugus as part of a continued effort to improve roadway safety and create a safer and more secure environment for walkers and riders alike. Citizen concerns over several high-profile accidents resulting in serious injuries or deaths to pedestrians and drivers prompted town officials to consider traffic safety improvements. For months TEC has been working closely with Town officials and community representatives to identify and study areas where traffic volumes and speeds are a concern, taking a comprehensive look at suggested speed limits for Saugus streets and identifying the best placement for accompanying signage. The Town Manager and Board of Selectmen have continuously encouraged the public to share any input and concerns regarding traffic safety with the Town of Saugus, which is pleased that many residents and stakeholders have expressed their opinions at meetings and through phone calls and correspondence to the Town, which have all been presented to TEC and are being taken into consideration as part of TEC’s global analysis. At the public meeting on Monday, residents will be given another opportunity to share their opinions. Residents’ suggestions will be incorporated into TEC’s recommendations, and a final report will be submitted to the Town following an open comment period after the meeting. “The safety of our residents and visitors within our Town has always been and will continue to be a top priority to this administration and Board of Selectmen,” Town Manager Crabtree said. “We encourage all residents and stakeholders in Saugus to attend this public meeting on Monday, July 8, 2019 to learn about the results of the engineering analysis and to share their opinion.” Last year the Town of Saugus partnered with WalkBoston – a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in cities and towns across Massachusetts – to conduct an initial assessment of the community’s roadways and crossings. Residents’ concerns and comments were also shared with WalkBoston, and the organization recently completed a comprehensive report of its findings with recommended improvements. Recently, the Town of Saugus received a shared grant of $1.5 million from the Baker-Polito Administration to fund trail designs for the Northern Strand Community Trail project in Saugus, Everett, Lynn, Malden and Revere. The Town has requested that safer crossings, wayfinding, and landscape amenities be major components of the improvement project. The Town distributed a copy of WalkBoston’s report to the architectural firm working with the Town on the design for the Northern Strand Community Trail project, Brown, Richardson + Rowe, so that it will be taken into consideration for the project’s final design. The Town has hosted two public meetings on the Northern Strand Community Trail design, during which residents and Town officials shared their input on the safety of crossings and traffic congestion. This feedback has been incorporated into the trail’s preliminary design. The Town Manager, Board of Selectmen and TEC will continue to work collaboratively with the residents of Saugus to address and mitigate traffic safety concerns within Saugus, and to make the community a safer place for residents and visitors. Saugus residents are encouraged to continue to participate in this process and to provide feedback to the Town. “With this comprehensive Town-wide speed limit analysis and corresponding traffic safety improvement plan, we aim to increase protection and peace of mind for walkers and drivers within our community through a consistent, uniform approach,” concluded Town Manager Crabtree. Please contact the Town Manager’s Office at 781-231-4111 for more information, or with any questions.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Page 5 Fire officials urge public to play it safe over the Fourth of July weekend (Editor’s Note: The following info is from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.) “ Last year, several people lost fingers and suffered serious burns lighting off illegal fireworks in Massachusetts. Thirty-four firefighters were injured when an errant firework ignited a six-family building,” said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “Have a fun but safe Fourth of July and leave the fireworks to the professionals.” Fourth of July is no holiday for firefighters Needham Fire Chief Dennis Condon, who is president of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts, said, “The Fourth of July holiday is a busy time for firefighters. We are supervising the professional displays so that they are safe for spectators and licensed operators; we are busy responding to all types of fires and medical emergencies. In fact, the week of July Fourth is one of the busiest times of the year for fires.” Ostroskey said, “This year, set a good example for your children. Just as children know where you keep the matches and lighters, they know where you stash your illegal fireworks.” He added, “Children imitate adults. If you use fireworks, children will copy you, not realizing how very dangerous fireworks are.” Fireworks cause many dangerous fires Last summer, there were many fires, amputations and burn injuries from illegal fireworks in Massachusetts. In the past decade (2009-2018), there have been 800 major fires and explosions involving illegal fireworks in Massachusetts. These incidents resulted in 12 civilian injuries, 39 fire service injuries and an estimated dollar loss of $2.5 million. On June 25, 2018, people shooting fireworks in the street started a fire in a six-unit Lynn apartment building. One ricocheted to the second floor porch and ignited several items. The fire spread to the rest of the second floor and to the third. Thirty-four firefighters were injured at this fire. On July 2, 2018, the Worcester Fire Department was called to a fire in a three-unit apartment building. The fire was started by fireworks igniting trash in a first floor doorway. On July 3, 2018, Dartmouth District #1 responded to a pier fire at Anthony’s Beach. Crews discovered remains of many fireworks on and around the pier after the fire was extinguished. On July 4, 2018, the Agawam Fire Department responded to a brush fire started by three juveniles who were using illegal fireworks. On July 5, 2018, the Lynn Fire Department put out a car fire started by fireworks. Fireworks injuries In the past decade (20092018), 38 people were treated at Massachusetts emergency rooms for severe burn injuries from fireworks (burns covering 5% of more of the body), according to the Massachusetts Burn Injury Reporting System (M-BIRS). Fifty-five percent of the victims were under age 25; 18% percent were between the ages of 15 and 24; 8% were between the ages of 10 and 14; 18% were between five and nine; and 11% were children under five. The youngest victim was a six-month-old boy. These victims are scarred for life. In the past year: A 22-year-old man was seriously injured when Roman candles were set off inside an Amherst apartment. A 22-year-old was injured in Gloucester playing with sparklers. A 10-year-old boy was injured by illegal fireworks at a Marshfield beach on July 3, 2018. He was an innocent bystander. A man lost part of his hand when a firework he was holding exploded. The explosion occurred in a Mansfield MBTA parking lot. The Tewksbury Fire Department provided emergency medical care to a man who lost a part of every finger on his right hand when a firework he was holding exploded. A 25-year-old Brockton man suffered injuries to his left hand when a cherry bomb exploded. 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Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Babe Ruth State Tournament starts today at World Series Park in Saugus (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued this week by World Series Park of Saugus.) L ynn Babe Ruth, which won the Eastern Massachusetts North Tournament, will play Saugus Babe Ruth as the Eastern Massachusetts State 15-YearOld Babe Ruth Tournament gets underway at World Series Park in Saugus today (Friday, July 5 ) at 5:30 p.m. The winner will play tomorrow (Saturday, July 6) at 2:30 p.m., and the loser will play again Sunday (July 7) at 2:30 p.m. in the double elimination tournament that will continue through July 13. An opening ceremony will kick off the tournament on Friday, July 5 at 5 p.m. Weekday games will start at 5:30 p.m. Weekend games start at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. The championship game on July 13 will A TOURNAMENT TEAM: The Saugus Babe Ruth 15-Year-Old All-Star Team, which plays today: back row from left to right: coach Ed Azzari, manager Matt Marcom, Joe Cerami, Nick Degusto, Zack Rizzo, Nate Marcom, Colin Ronan, Tommy Falasca, Massimo Ventre, coach Paul Ventre, coach Tom Falasca; front row from left to right: Matt Ruggiero, Kamden Carter, Matty Robbins, Michael Azzari, Anthony Cicolini, Tyler Santoro; missing from photo: Nick Sacco, Kyle McLaughlin and coach Chuck McLaughlin. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate by Jennifer Falasca) start at 2 p.m. This will be the third time World Series Park has hosted a state tournament. Teams from Arlington, Lexington, Lynn, Newton, Somerville and Saugus will be competing. Wheelabrator Saugus is sponLawnmower Tune-Up and Repairs • We repair all makes & models! • Authorized • FREE PICK-UP for all Tune-Ups! all m • We r d K-U makes & mo ma akes & mo D KU for all Tun UP fo 1039 Broadway, Revere • (781) 289-6466 Biker’s Outfitter (781) 289 , ee (8) 89 www.bikersoutfitter.com Dealer soring this tournament. The renewable energy company has been a longtime community partner, repeatedly stepping up to support many efforts that involve the youngsters of Saugus. Wheelabrator sponsored the previous State Tournaments at World Series Park. Admission to the tournament is free, thanks to Wheelabrator’s sponsorship. “We very much appreciate Wheelabrator Saugus’ offer to sponsor the Babe Ruth State Tournament,” World Series Park 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 MAKING IT HAPPEN: Left to right, State Babe Ruth Commissioner Mark Matanes, World Series Park Superintendent Bob Davis, Saugus Babe Ruth President Matt Marcom and Wheelabrator Saugus representative Bob Faia joined to plan the Babe Ruth State Tournament at World Series Park in Saugus, which begins today. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate by Ken Howse) Superintendent Bob Davis said. “Their ongoing involvement in the Saugus community is very commendable and we feel fortunate to be a recipient of their generosity. We’re very excited to be hosting the State Tournament again. This is good for Saugus and good for Saugus Babe Ruth.” Those participating and invited to speak at the opening ceremony on July 5 include State Commissioner Mark Matanes, State Senator Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn), State Representative Donald Wong (R-Saugus), Saugus Town Manager Scott Crabtree, Saugus Babe Ruth President Matt Marcom, Wheelabrator Saugus Plant Manager Dwight Beatty and True Vine Pastor Brendan Allison. Others will be introduced. The Lynn English Marine Corps ROTC Color Guard will also participate. Wheelabrator’s Dwight Beatty will throw out the first pitch. All are welcome! Saugus Catholics Collaborative welcomes new Youth Minister T In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today he Saugus Catholics Collaborative is happy to announce that, on July 1, Rebecca Hart joined the staff as Youth Minister. Hart is originally from Lynn, and grew up in Sacred Heart Parish there. She graduated from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, and has been teaching theology in a Catholic high school there. She describes her return to Massachusetts as “a homecoming.” “Our staff is delighted that Becca will be joining us in this very key position,” said Fr. Tim Kelleher, pastor of Saugus Catholics Collaborative. “She will be a tremendous resource in our ongoing commitment to the young people of our community.” Saugus Catholics Collaborative is made up of Blessed Sacrament Parish and St. Margaret Parish. Both parishes are in Saugus.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Page 9 Saugus Youth Soccer Day at Anna Parker Field (Advocate photos by Sara Dunn) PICTURED BELOW: Ready to play are Connor Bloom, Justin Pires, Marcus Davis, Carlos Miranda, Cristian Dean, Jason Antonelli, Travis Goyetche, Issac Cesco and Matthew Bradbury. England (Red Team) vs Australia (Yellow Team) battling it out at the World Cup Jamboree The Jocelyn family: Noam, 6; Benjamin, 5; mom, Michelle and dad, Roody. Youth 4, Youth 5, and Kindergarten kickers receiving their medals

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Saugus Faith Notes The latest listing of upcoming events and programs at Saugus places of worship Coffee with Rev. Sarah of St. John’s The Rev. Sarah van Gulden, Priest-in-Charge at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 8 Prospect St., has a series of weekly coffee hours for the convenience of her parish members and others interested in the church. Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon, Rev. Sarah will hold community office hours at Dunkin’ Donuts, across the street from the Public Safety Building on Hamilton Street. “I’ll be here representing St. John’s. It’s not just about me,” she said. “It’s part of St. John’s efforts to increase its presence in the community and offer a chance for anyone to sit down for a chat.” For more details, call the church at 508-367-4750 or just show up and join Rev. Sarah for a conversation over coffee. Keeping town’s ministries in the public eye The Saugus Faith Community has created a Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/ SaugusFaith/. Follow this column and the Facebook Page for details of important upcoming events. Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry – in collaboration with the Saugus Faith Community, the Saugus School Superintendent and area businesses and organizations – is running an initiative called “Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus” that aims to address food insecurity in the Saugus public school system. Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus launched in October and is serving approximately 50 Saugus children with food bags each Friday. Donations of food or checks can be given to any of the Saugus churches listed below, and checks should be made out to “Saugus Clergy Association” with “HS2” in the memo line. A list of foods needed and sizes is below. If you want to buy and donate food, it is suggested you go to BJ’s or Costco, where you can buy most of the menu items in bulk at reasonable prices. (Examples: You can get 18-packs of 7.5 oz. macaroni and cheese and 8-packs of 5 oz. tuna. Anyone wanting to donate money and/or food or who has questions about the program can call Dennis Gould at cell 617-247-4847 or email him at jdgould1969@aol.com. Here is the 4 Week Menu Cycle – Saturday & Sunday: WEEK 1 Breakfast: 2 granola bars. Snack: 2 bags of graham crackers. Lunch: 1 jar of peanut butter (15 oz.) & 1 jar of jelly or jam (15 oz.), 1 loaf of bread, 2 applesauce cups (4 oz.), 1 can of green beans (15 oz.). WEEK 2 Breakfast: 2 containers of cereal (small packages, can get 30-packs at BJ’s). Snack: 2 bags of goldfish crackers. Lunch: 2 cans of tuna (5 oz.), 4 mayo packets, 1 loaf of bread, 1 can of peaches (4 oz.), 1 can of corn (15 oz.). WEEK 3 Breakfast: 2 packets of oatmeal (1.5 oz., can get 36-packs at BJ’s). Snack: 2 bags of animal crackers. Lunch: 2 cans of chicken (5 or 10 oz.), 4 mayo packets, 1 loaf of bread, 1 can of mixed fruit (4 oz.), 1 can of carrots (15 oz.). WEEK 4 Breakfast: 2 containers of cereal (small packages, 30-packs at BJ’s). Snack: 2 bags of pretzels. Lunch: 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese (7.5 oz., can get 18-box at BJ’s), 2 boxes of apple juice, 1 can of peas (15 oz.). To make grocery donations, please drop off at any of the following local sites. If you can volunteer to help bag groceries, see the days and times listed. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Prospect St., Saugus; 781-2331242. Bagging groceries: first Thursdays at 7 p.m. Cliftondale Church of the Nazarene, 60 Essex St., Saugus; 781-233-2886. Bagging groceries: second Thursdays at 4 p.m. First Baptist Church of Saugus, 105 Main St., Saugus; 781231-1690. Bagging groceries: second Thursdays at 7 p.m. Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus; 781233-2497. Bagging groceries: third Thursdays at 7 p.m. First Congregational Church UCC, 300 Central St., Saugus; 781-233-3028. Bagging groceries: fourth Thursdays at 4 p.m. New Hope Assembly of God, 9 Assembly Dr., Saugus; 781233-6384. Bagging groceries: fifth Thursdays at 7 p.m. The church will also be a backup site in case another church cannot host on its day. Calling all faiths Got a special event at your parish that you would like to tell the community about? Email the information under the subject line Saugus Advocate Faith Notes to mvoge@ comcast.net . There is no charge for letting the public know about your event. Northeast Metro Tech graduates 281; 61 from Saugus W AKEFIELD – Students, faculty, staff, parents and community members came together this month to celebrate the 281 graduates of Northeast Metro Tech. On Friday, June 7, seniors from 15 different vocations were celebrated and received their diplomas during a ceremony at Breakheart Stadium. “Every year we recognize the J& • Reliable Mowing Service • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Mulch & Edging • Sod or Seed Lawns • Shrub Planting & Trimming • Water & Sewer Repairs Joe Pierotti, Jr. S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. 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Class President Andrew DeCicco, of Melrose, reflected on what he and his classmates accomplished in their four years at Northeast, stating they wouldn’t be where they are today without will, determination and support from loved ones, friends and teachers. Moving forward, he added, graduates should strive for excellence and embrace the journey ahead of them, no matter where it leads. “Our class has already shown that we all are capable of accomplishing our goals when we commit ourselves to them,” DeCicco said. “As we all continue on in our lives, let’s take on each new problem with confidence, knowing that we have achieved great heights and are equipped with the necessary tools to tackle our futures.” This year, twin siblings Amrit Pal Kaur and Amrit Kaur, of Malden, were the salutatorian and valedictorian, respectively. Amrit Pal recognized the parents, guardians and family members who were at the ceremony, and who helped their students reach this milestone in their lives. “All of us are headed in different directions, but we will always stay connected to our roots,” she said. “As we continue on in our journey, it is our time to become role models for the future generations by having high standards and morals, by maintaining a strong worth ethic and doing so with confidence and compassion.” Amrit touched on the past, present and future in her valedictorian speech, stating “We learn from our past, enjoy the present and work hard for our future.” Although sad to close this chapter in her life, Amrit reflected on the family members who pushed everyone to work their hardest, the teachers who instilled knowledge and the friends who were there along all the ups and downs over the last four years. “Some of us will go on to college, others will go into the workforce, but each one of us will travel our own path,” she concluded. “As Dr. Seuss said, ‘You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!’”

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Page 11 Saugus-bred horse leaves Suffolk Downs with perfection of Successful Appeal, won its fourth consecutive race in four starts in the one-mile race as Suffolk Downs closed after 84 years. Zizza, friends and family members got to join Successful Saint in the winner’s circle after his victory. Track officials say 12,311 fans attended during the last day. Prior to the race, Paquette LET’S CELEBRATE! Anthony Zizza of Saugus, with sunglasses attached to his shirt, joins friends and family in the winner’s circle with his horse – Successful Saint – who won the John Kirby Stakes non-wagering event during the final day of racing at Suffolk Downs last Sunday (June 30). It was the fourth win in four starts for the Saugus-bred, three-year-old gelded son of Successful Appeal. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate by Suffolk Downs/Chip Bott Photography) A nthony Zizza of Saugus had a perfect way to leave Suffolk Downs on Sunday during the legendary racetrack’s final day of racing. Zizza’s threeyear-old horse, Successful Saint, won his fourth race in four starts. “Successful Saint is one of the nicest horses to come through the state-bred breeding program in years,” Suffolk Downs Senior Vice President of Marketing Jessica Paquette told The Saugus Advocate. “I am excited to watch him continue to develop and think he is something special,” she said. Ridden by Jose Baez and trained by Dylan Clarke, Successful Saint, the gelded son 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! gave a glowing review of the horse, picking him to win. “Successful Saint has turned into a legitimate state-bred star and is just getting better, stronger and more professional with each race,” she said. “Bred in Saugus, Massachusetts, you would never guess that this big, strapping gelding had a tough start to his life and was briefly hospitalized as a foal. He is three for three and has been one of the more exciting state-bred horses to come onto the scene in recent years. Fan fact – he is known as ‘Brady’ around the barn,” she said. Successful Saint has earned $116,680 during his young career. Built by 3,000 workers in just 62 days when Massachusetts authorized pari-mutuel wagering in 1935, Suffolk Downs has been a showcase for some of the most famous names in Thoroughbred racing history, including Seabiscuit, Whirlaway, John Henry, Cigar and Skip Away.

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Suffolk Downs send-off Lynn resident Jim Slavin, whose favorite horse is Burns the Boats, said he is being conservative, betting $5 across the board. Slavin, who has been a fan for 50 years, feels terrible that they aren’t putting the casino at Suffolk Downs. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) Winthrop resident Robert DeCicco, who sports a Suffolk Downs cap, was betting in the $100s at the teller window. As he held up a slew of bets, DeCicco said the “historic site” never should have been closed, and he has been betting on horses since 1967. Boston resident Alexander Pelletier and former trainer Mickey McGrath, of Peabody, with their commemorative Suffolk Downs T-shirts on Saturday. McGrath called it “the saddest day in Massachusetts,” but even more for Revere. He joked that he’s a big spender and bet $60. “They’ll have to generate taxes elsewhere – all the greatest horses ran here,” McGrath said, referring to Seabiscuit and Cigar. Revere residents Shirley Duddy and Phillip Douglas, who own a horse there named Look up Lisa, bet $450 as they cheer on horses Judah and Petrocelli. “It’s a tradition that is lost in all of New England,” Douglas said. “It’s terrible.” While betting, Boston resident Manuel Londono said that he’s sad to see it go. Christine Parker and Jodi Rauso accept the trophy on behalf of Remembering Willie ’19, a former jockey in Maryland, for Charlie Mops, who placed first in the sixth race. Sporting her Kentucky Derby hat and fan, Kimberly Dabney, of Nashua, N.H., bet $200 on the horse Prefer Diamonds. Kevin Gomez was the jockey for Charlie Mops, which placed first in the sixth race. Number 2 was the winning horse for the seventh race. Charlie Mops, far right, won the sixth race.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Page 13 Huge crowd for Suffolk Downs send-off E AST BOSTON – Over 21,000 racing fans packed Suffolk Downs as the track hosted its final weekend of live racing at the historic oval. On Saturday the track was forced to suspend the live racing card after the seventh race due to severe thunderstorms that rolled through the area. Live racing resumed on Sunday with 12 races and brought out 12,311 fans despite passing storms early in the day. “It was very gratifying to give live racing a fitting sendoff, and we are amazed by what a wonderful and appreciative crowd showed up today to celebrate with us. We want to thank all the fans, our dedicated workforce, the horsemen and women who shipped in for the weekend and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s racing personnel who helped us with these festivals,” said COO Chip Tuttle of Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC (SSR) the company that operates racing and simulcasting at Suffolk Downs. “Now we are looking forward to what’s next and, hopefully, continuing Thoroughbred racing in Massachusetts next year at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds.” Tammi Piermarini, the thirdall-time-leading female rider in history and a mainstay in New England racing, piloted home Saint Alfred in the $50,000 Thomas F. Moran Stakes for trainer Karl Grusmark and Joseph DiRico, the owner and breeder of the five-year-old Massachusetts-bred son of irons. The three-year-old gelded son of Successful Appeal is now four-for-four for trainer Dylan Clarke. The final race in the track’s 84-year history was won in a maiden breaking score by Catauga County ($9.60) and jockey Andy Hernandez Sanchez. It was the third win of the day for Sanchez, who also won the third race aboard longshot Morgan’s Z Va ($30.60) for M. Anthony Ferraro and the eighth race for the Matthew Clarke–trained Fifty Eight O G ($24.60). Following the final live racing weekend on June 29-30, the track will remain open year-round for simulcasting. SSR is working with the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, Inc. and the Massachusetts Thoroughbred Breeders Association on plans to return live racing to the Great Barrington Fairgrounds in Great Barrington, Mass., and to continue simulcasting operations in Boston. Dublin. Piermarini also teamed up with Jay Bernardini to win the sixth race with longshot Shackleson ($20.80). “It means a lot to be able to win a race on the final day of live racing here, and it was even sweeter to get to do it for two local trainers,” said Piermarini. “I have so many wonderful memories here, and Suffolk Downs will always feel like home.” Successful Saint, a homebred for owner Anthony Zizza, remained undefeated from four starts with an authoritative score in the $50,000 John Kirby Stakes with Jose Baez in the About Suffolk Downs Built by 3,000 workers in just 62 days when Massachusetts authorized pari-mutuel wagering in 1935, the historic track has been a showcase for some of the most famous names in Thoroughbred racing history, including Seabiscuit, Whirlaway, John Henry, Cigar and Skip Away. For more information, visit www.suffolkdowns.com. On July 1 – the unofficial start to summer – taxpayers are reminded of Airbnb tax B OSTON – As thousands of vacationers across the Commonwealth travel to the Cape and Islands and other vacation hotspots across the state, a new secret tax is poised to hit many of them that booked their trip on popular websites like Airbnb. Those who pay attention to Massachusetts state politics might remember the secret Airbnb tax passed right before Christmas, during informal session, and without a recorded vote. Passing a major tax on an industry so reliant on tourist dollars may seem ill-advised, but with the leadership currently running the Statehouse, it’s a reality that many taxpayers will be forced to contend with this week. The new tax that was seSaugonian inducted into National Society of Leadership and Success M ANCHESTER, N.H. – Ariana Iafrate of Saugus was recently accepted into Sigma Alpha Pi, a national society of leadership and success, for the 2018-2019 academic year. Membership in Sigma Alpha Pi is by invitation based on criteria determined by local chapter leaders. Students are selected by their college for membership based on their academic standing and/or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction providing students with an opportunity to build their leadership skills, network with other successful students and stand out as valued candidates to graduate schools and employers. cretly passed could have been stopped, if only one lawmaker objected. Despite Airbnb’s protest at the time, it still passed. The new tax is so secretive that not even Airbnb lists Massachusetts under their “occupancy tax” page. “Massachusetts taxpayers will be feeling the burn this summer as new taxes hit their bank accounts when they book their summer vacations online. A quick web search found the tax is around 12 percent. That may not sound like a lot to a Massachusetts lawmaker, but for families on a budget, it’s a significant chunk out of their vacation fund,” said Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance Spokesperson/Board Member Paul Craney. “The Airbnb tax is a good reSaugonian graduates from University of New Haven WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Julia Dembro of Saugus recently graduated from the University of New Haven with an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. The University of New Haven, which was founded on the Yale campus in 1920, is a private, coeducational university situated on the coast of southern New England. It’s a diverse and vibrant community of more than 6,800 students, with campuses around the country and the world. minder that even if you support higher taxes, these debates must be done in the public and with recorded votes. This tax represents a failure in our state democratic process and a reminder to everyone looking to take a few days off that Massachusetts lawmakers will always be looking to tax you more, even if you are on vacation,” said Craney. Saugonian earns High Honors at Boston College High School B oston College High School sophomore Charlie Youssef of Saugus achieved High Honors for the fourth quarter. Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young men founded in 1863. The school enrolls approximately 1,500 students from more than 100 communities in eastern Massachusetts.

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 ~ Guest Commentary~ A Letter to the Saugus School Committee Please help me and the rest of Saugus understand your logic. On 6/20/19, prior to your School Committee Meeting, hundreds of residents gathered outside the meeting to protest against the privatization of the school custodians that would cost 21 valuable town employees their jobs. Many of those same residents then made their way inside the cramped meeting space filling the room and overflowing out into the hallway. They showed up and packed the meeting even though your Chairperson refused to place this very important issue on the agenda. These residents were not going to let you hide behind bureaucratic process in an attempt to silence them. One after another, residents, teachers, coaches, custodians, and even students stood in front of you to explain why they felt privatization was not the right move for this town and more importantly its students. Some residents were concerned about the safety of the students, knowing that there would be a rotating cast of custodians coming through the schools with no connection to our students, teachers, or town. They know high turnover is to be expected when you’re employing a company that doesn’t pay their employees a living wage or any benefits. In fact, there was cost savings from privatizing the custodians. After all, the School Committee never presented residents with figures on what could be saved by outsourcing the position. Even two of your own members, Ms. Marchese and Ms. Morgante, stated on the record that an article written in the Daily Item back on 6/28/11 in which then Revere Mayor Thomas Ambrosino said he would vote against a contract for the very same company that you want to clean our schools, because they were not paying their employees a living wage or offering medical benefits. You should take a moment to read this article as it would shed some light on the type of company that you want the town of Saugus to partner with. A quick Google search using the article’s headline, “REVERE WAGE VIOLATIONS COULD KILL CONTRACT FOR CLEANING COMPANY” should pull the article up but if that doesn’t work I’d be happy to send you a copy of the link. Some residents were concerned that there would be no actual Award-Winning Landscaping Servicing the North Shore for over 38 Years they were not allowed to see the bids and were never provided with a comparison showing anticipated savings. Furthermore, when it was disclosed that the winning bid was less than half that of the other bids submitted, the people of Saugus knew that something was not right. Unlike the members of this School Committee and Superintendent DeRuosi, the residents recognize bait and switch tactics used by companies like this when they see them. They know that after this one year contract expires costs will increase significantly eliminating any savings to the town and perhaps even resulting in a loss. They know this because they have seen it happen in the cities and towns around Saugus. Some residents were concerned about the quality of work the town would get from an outside vendor that doesn’t pay their employees a living wage and has extremely high turnover. I think all would agree that if we want to create an environment where our students can thrive we need to be able to provide clean and safe spaces right? How can we expect that of this company when the City of Revere just voted in April to replace them with a company that charges more? Let that sink in. The company that you want to utilize in Saugus was just replaced in Revere by a company that costs more. I can’t imagine they were providing the clean and safe spaces that our children need if they were terminated in favor of a more expensive alternative. And just to be clear, the new company is temporary and Revere is working on a cost analysis that may result in them hiring their own custodians again. It seems like perhaps Revere found out the hard way that privatizing this position results in a diminished product at a higher cost. Residents voiced a lot of different concerns related to the privatization of these custodians and the process that has brought us to this point, but one thing was very clear; residents do not approve of how you came to this decision in back rooms without public input. They understand how important this decision is to the 21 loyal town employees that will lose their jobs, the teachers that rely on these custodians to lend a helping hand, and most importantly, the students who look forward to seeing these men and women every day at school. These men and women that make the children feel safe and that put a smile on their faces when they are having a bad day. After experiencing this outpouring of support for the custodians, and the obvious indignation from the public for the way you’ve handled this process, I was hopeful that you would do better. I was hopeful that you would come away from this meeting with an understanding of what is expected of you. That you would see that this process was flawed and that you would take the necessary steps to right this wrong and prevent these back room politics from happening in the future. In fact, I’m happy to report that the Town Meeting Members got the message loud and clear and tonight they overwhelmingly voted in favor of a non-binding resolution that opposes the privatization of these jobs. They listened to their constituents and voted for the will of the people. In other words, they LETTER | SEE PAGE 20 NOW BOOKING NEW CUSTOMERS! DON’T WAIT! 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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 ~ Letter to the Editor ~ Page 15 Friends of Prankers Pond call on ZBA to oppose 40B apartment complex To the Residents of Saugus, Surrounding Communities, and Travelers of Route 1, The Saugus Zoning Board of Appeals will ultimately decide on whether or not to allow a 5-story, 300 unit, 40B apartment complex to move forward. We are nearing the end of the process as we’ve been told there are only two more meetings before the ZBA makes their decision. This decision will affect all residents of Saugus and anyone who travels along congested Route 1. There are insurmountable reasons against this project and the board should not permit it. If it does proceed, the fragile species, fauna and land of Massachusetts Priority Habitat 1550 will forever be changed. So many news reports predict ecological Armageddon and environmental catastrophes that lie ahead. Let’s do our part by not adding to the damage that has already been done and protect this land. Priority Habitat 1550 is not only home to a variety of endangered species and flora [and] fauna; it is home to so many other species, not necessarily on the “endangered” list. Who is to say these species are not worthy of protection? Just the other day, a mother Painted turtle was discovered laying her eggs at Stackpole Field. Although that particular turtle was not endangered, the neighboring Eastern Box turtle is; and the hills beside Prankers Pond are its home. The Eastern Box turtle, along with other endangered species, have been spotted among the many acres of Prankers Pond. They too will lose their habitat. Not only do the thousands of trees of PH 1550 provide a natural sound barrier to noisy Route 1, they are home to carnivorous birds. These owls, hawks, eagles, and turkey vultures love to eat rodents. It is no secret that rats live in the dumpsters along Route 1. These predatory birds also control the rodent population. No trees, no birds, just rodents. Melrose, Malden, and sections of Saugus that have removed forest land or have undergone construction, such as Steven’s Pond, the Waybright school, and Highland avenue near Saugus high school, have complained of an infestation of rats. This adds to the already long list of concerns the residents of Saugus have concerning this proposed development. The latest MWRA report for Saugus states lead levels in our drinking water have steadily risen since 2014. Radium, the solid form of cancer causing Radon, was measured to be almost 2% (1.76) as of a 2014 study. The highest acceptable unit of Radium is 5. This data was collected before any blasting occurred prior to the almost 2,000 units built along Route 1. Radon, otherwise known as a “silent killer”, will surely rise with any blasting of ledge. Which brings us to the concern of the sleeping beast, the aging Tennessee Pipeline running alongside the property. 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Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 ASKS | FROM PAGE 1 addition to being elected to serve two two-year terms on the Annual Town Meeting, he has volunteered to help cleanup efforts on the Saugus portion of the Northern Strand Community Trail, town parks and playgrounds. Highlights of interview follow. Q: How did the whole idea for your resolution to help the school custodians evolve? A: I knew there was talk about privatizing them, and no elected officials were speaking up to defend them. So, I told my wife that I was going to go to bat for them, and strictly on my own – nobody asked me to do this – it was all on my own. And the resolution – I was supposed to keep it quiet, but it leaked out and everyone knew about it before I even handed it to the moderator. Q: So, you told a few colleagues and it got back to the moderator? A: Yeah. And now I think everyone in Town Hall knew about it before I handed it to the moderator. I don’t have proof of that, but I’m very confident that’s how it happened. Q: So, you told a couple of people? A: Yes. I talked to a few Town Meeting members because they had experience with resolutions, and I think it leaked out. I needed some advice on how to go about doing this, and I think it leaked out and everybody knew about it, so it wasn’t a secret on the first night of Town Meeting. Q: So, on the first night of Town Meeting, how did that go? A: I approached the moderator and I handed him a copy of it [the resolution], and he read it, and the first reason I was given – he told me I couldn’t read it because we have nothing to do with the schools, which I totally don’t agree with, seeing we approve the School Department budget. Then I got persistent and asked a few more questions, and I was told there would be an Open Meeting Law violation, which I didn’t know enough about Open Meeting Laws at the time, so that kind of shut me up. Q: So, you were told that if you introduced this resolution … A: It would be an Open Meeting Law violation. Q: Because it wasn’t on the agenda? A: Right, so I did some research and I found out that not only was that not true – the Open Meeting Law doesn’t apply to Town Meeting – but I called the Attorney General’s Office and confirmed it: that it wasn’t the real reason why I was being denied the right to introduce my resolution. I know what the real reason was; he [the moderator] just didn’t want me to read it. Q: Okay. So, the first night you tried to introduce the resolution, it was dead, so you regrouped ... A: Yes. Well, I talked to some people who have a lot of experience and I read in The Advocate that a former moderator said I should have been allowed. Once I heard that, I started researching my Robert’s Rules and I tried it a second time [at Town Meeting], and I got shot down again. The town counsel told me there would be no discussion that night. I’m no match for an attorney. Q: But if you had persisted under Robert’s Rules on the second night, you could have gotten the floor and called for a vote of Town Meeting members. A: Yeah. Well, I got up and I tried speaking and I got shot down. I probably could have tried a couple of other things with Robert’s Rules, but I didn’t want to cause a huge scene. And that’s the night that the signature drive came about. Q: So, how did that work? You were approached by … A: I was approached by some people who said they wanted to get the signatures for me to get up and read my resolution at a Special Town Meeting. Q: Corinne Riley? A: Yes. I wasn’t involved with the signature drive. She [Riley] did that all on her own, and I give her a lot of credit for doing that. Q: So, what did she say when she approached you? A: She told me she’s going to try to get the required signatures. She asked me if I would be okay with that, and I said I would be, and I sent her a copy of the resolution so she had it. And the very spot right here where we are talking [Dunkin’ Donuts on Hamilton Street] is where she got most of her signatures. She really kept that thing alive, because I was kind of running out of wind. The second time that I got shot down, I was really down on it and I was kind of done. Q: So, without that petition drive, you would have just let it go at that point. A: Yes. My wife was kind of getting on my case because it was consuming my whole life. I was kind of really down with it; I was really bummed out. It seemed like the town wasn’t going to let me read the resolution; it just seemed like they were pulling out all of the stops. I heard that other resolutions were read time and time again throughout the years, but for some reason, this time, they didn’t want one read. Q: Did you have any colleagues on Town Meeting come up to you and say, “Hey, this isn’t right?” Did you get any of that kind of feedback? A: Yes. From the people that supported me. I had support. Q: From how many people? A: I would say at least a half a dozen. I don’t want to say names, but I had some very strong support. Q: From sitting Town Meeting members who felt it was wrong what happened to you? A: Yes, absolutely. Q: And then you had the petition drive going. A: Yes. And then we got enough signatures. I was at the Selectmen’s meeting where Corinne [Riley] turned them in. I got up and thanked the selectmen, and I thanked her for calling the Special. I didn’t realize that the School Committee was meeting on the 20th [June] at the time, while the Special was the 24th [June], so I was kind of bummed out about that, but I found out later that it didn’t matter anyway, because they [the School Committee] voted on the 8th [May, Executive Session]. I felt like the whole thing was a setup to not let me speak. Q: The Board of Selectmen had some latitude there to schedule it so the timing was better for you. At least, Corinne Riley made the case, so you could have had the meeting before June 20. ASKS | SEE PAGE 17

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Page 17 ASKS | FROM PAGE 16 fore the 20th A: Yeah, I wanted to have it be; I wanted to change it to the 19th, but it was too late. I think we had 48 hours where we had to have it in by. It would have been nice to have it on the 19th [June], but in the end, it really didn’t matter, because it was May 8 when they voted. Q: Are up surprised at the level of support that you received at Town Meeting on this – 34-2 supporting your nonbinding resolution to oppose privatization of custodial services? A: Yes. I was very, very proud at that Special. Everybody spoke very well. Everybody was civil. I left feeling really proud that night because of the overwhelming support. Q: So, what were you expecting on the Town Meeting vote? A: I wasn’t sure, but it went a little better than what I expected. Q: You were expecting that people would support it? A: Yeah, I was, but not to that extent [overwhelming support]. Q: Did you have concerns whether they were even going to hear it at all? A: No, I wasn’t concerned about that. And the bylaw passed, too, which is great, because now, going forward, we have a clear set of rules. Q: So, what happened to you can’t happen to anybody else? A: Yes. It won’t happen again. I was really surprised that we got that bylaw change. And it’s great, but for years we had many resolutions and never had this problem; it was never an issue. And I never thought of it the way Bob Long [former Town Moderator] said it the other night, that “All it is … is an opinion.” I never thought of it that way. You’re giving your opinion and you’re speaking to residents. And I want to make that clear – that everything I do is 100 percent for the residents. I have no hidden agendas at all – none – zero. Q: It’s a nonbinding opinion. And at Town Meetings throughout New England, there have been a lot of opinions expressed over the years in nonbinding resolutions on a variety of different issues. A: Yeah. I heard that resolutions were taken about the library and Wheelabrator. I heard about all PRIVATIZE | FROM PAGE 6 June 24: Special Town Meeting votes 34-2 to approve nonbinding resolution to oppose privatization of custodial services. June 26: After emerging from a three-hour Executive Session meeting, School Committee Member Linda Gaieski read the motion which she represented as the action taken by the kinds of other things that were discussed – the health care. The health care, I think, technically, involves the schools, just like the custodians. That’s a huge controversial thing – the health costs, that 90-10 split – but nobody wants to talk about it. Q: What did you think about the debate on Article 3, the procedures for filing resolutions, which was the second article that passed at Special Town Meeting unanimously? A: Yeah. I thought everything went great that night. Like I said, everyone was very civil, nobody raised their voice, everyone acted professionally. A bunch of residents got up and were very well spoken. It was just a great night all around. I went home feeling really good that night. I thought that the School Committee was going to reconsider after people got up and pleaded their case, but now it seems like the custodians never had a chance. Q: Did you get much feedback from the custodians? A: A bunch of them shook my hand that night. I don’t really know any of them anyway. Q: A lot of them were in the audience. If not for the resolution issue, there wouldn’t have been much discussion. A: Yeah, I have no regrets; I’m very proud of what I did, and I would do it again. Q: Now, you mention that you went to the Roby School as a student. A: Yes. Q: How many years ago? A: In the mid-70s. I think I left there in ’79 maybe. I left Roby in the Fourth Grade and they closed it about a year later. It was still open when I left to go to the Waybright School, so I went to the Roby School five years maybe – and I remember my custodian very well. He lived right near me and his name was Jim Penney; Jim Penney was the custodian and he was a great guy. Q: Is he still around? A: No. I think he’s been gone for quite a while. But it’s just amazing how I remember him from all of those years ago. Q: What do you remember best about Jim Penney? A: He was just a nice guy, and I was a nervous kid, and he used to help me out. I still remember him for being a good guy. All of my brothers and sisters committee at that May 8 meeting: “Outsource the custodial duties of the Saugus public schools with a private cleaning company due to the substantial savings accrued that will be applied to a multifaceted plan to restore and create new educational programs and to continue impact bargaining over separation and termination on June 30, 2019 based upon our discussion today.” went there, too. Q: What do you think about the intangible qualities of a custodian? A: Well, I don’t remember what grade it was, but I fell off the fire escape and hurt myself. I remember that he came over and comforted me until I got brought to the hospital. That’s one thing I really remember and will never forget. But my kids are not going to remember the cleaning company people. They’re not going to have any memories of that. I could look in my Class of ’87 yearbook and the custodians are all in there. Q: When the superintendent addressed Town Meeting on the budget, some of your members questioned him about the money that was earmarked for custodians. A: Yeah, he made it sound like he was happy with the amount of money he was getting, but I don’t know how true that is. Q: Do you have any concerns about what he said that night at Town Meeting? A: I wasn’t overly impressed with what he was saying. I don’t know what to believe. I think the town manager said the superintendent was okay with the amount of money he was receiving for the schools, but I wish we could fully fund the schools. Obviously, there are no custodians in that budget anymore. The other problem I have with the privatization of the custodians: We haven’t been shown a cost savings if there really is one. The residents, Town Meeting, everybody … we have no idea if this contract is even going to save the town any money. Q: That was a discussion that should have been taken place publicly. A: I know they can’t talk during contract negotiations, but to be totally left out of it – it was not right. The residents wanted to hear something. They are the people who pay the taxes in this town. Q: The vote the School Committee took last week – that was sort of a conceptual vote and something that should have been discussed in public. A: Yes. They should have let the public speak. The custodians didn’t get put on the agenda. Every time somebody wantGaieski, School Committee Chair Jeannie Meredith and Marc Magliozzi voted in favor of the motion to privatize custodial services. Lisa Morgante and Elizabeth Marchese – the two committee members who questioned the validity of the Executive Session in interviews with The Saugus Advocate earlier this month – voted against the privatization proposal. ed to speak about it, all we heard was they can’t talk about it. With me at Town Meeting and the residents trying to speak at the School Committee, it was ridiculous the way everybody was shut out. It’s not supposed to be like that. It’s supposed to be transparent. I believe at Town Meeting, somebody said it perfectly – that they [the School Committee] lost the people. And they really did. It’s going to be a very interesting election year. Q: Do you have any other concerns about the custodians and how they were treated? A: I don’t know what went on behind the scenes, and I wasn’t involved with the negotiations, but it seems like they weren’t treated fairly. Everything can’t be about money. You have to have a happy medium. With these guys, the kids all loved them. Teachers love them. I think the morale has got to be very low in the School Department right now. And I’m worried that we’re going to lose talented people and teachers are going to want to leave. They’re just fed up with what’s going on. That was the second group in the School Department to get canned, so I’m wondering who is next. I think the union bashing is far from over. It’s going to keep going on, which really bothers me. Who’s next? The paras? Whoever else? I’m sure there’s going to be more to come. Q: Anything else that you would like to share, either about the custodians or about your resolutions? A: I’m just really thankful that I got to read it, and like I said, I’m really proud about the Special. The June 20 School Committee meeting was not good. I watched it with my kids and my wife and it was really embarrassing, almost to the point where I was going to change the channel, and it’s not supposed to be that way. Q: You were out there supporting the campaign for the new Saugus Middle-High School? A: Yes, I was there, working in favor of it. Q: This is sort of a hypothetical question. Do you think if the custodians were on the ballot, they would get strong support? A: Oh, there is no way that the custodians would have lost their jobs if it was on the ballot. From what I can tell, the residents didn’t want it [privatization]. I did not speak to one resident in Precinct 5 who wanted it. And that’s the reason why they voted in private on May 8. They had no support – and they knew they didn’t, so they voted in private. They [the School Committee], selectmen and Town Meeting – we all work for the residents, and we need to do what the residents want. That’s my opinion. If I had people in my precinct screaming about something, that’s probably the way I’m going to vote. Q: So, you think most residents are not happy about what happened to the custodians? A: Yes. I think it’s going to be a very tough election year for everybody. Q: Are you still contemplating whether you are going to run for reelection or not? A: Yes, I need to do some soulsearching, but I’ve had a lot of people reach out to me and tell me I need to run again. That’s very encouraging, but I’m really discouraged with how hard it was for me to read that resolution. And then the custodians [losing their jobs] was like the final straw for me. I really thought after the Special that they [the School Committee] were going to vote differently; I was actually floored when I learned that the custodians had been eliminated. Q: So you are having second thoughts because of what happened to the custodians? A: I told my wife if they voted for privatization, I was done, and I still might be, but I’m not totally ruling it out. I love this town and I like to help out, but it was very discouraging. I had hoped the outcome would have been different. I forgot to mention, my two youngest are both in Drama Club, and my daughter told me she’s going to miss the custodians at her shows. That one hurt. I felt like I let everyone down at that point.

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark Vogler H ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. So long, Suffolk Downs My friend Railbird and I got to Suffolk Downs an hour before the races on Sunday and parked ourselves in the first row of box seats right near the finish line. “Bing Crosby used to sit in this box whenever he was in town,” Railbird said as he settled in. I would probably have believed him, but he tried to prove it with an internet search. He showed me a photo of Crosby at Suffolk Downs in the ’30s. He wasn’t even in the front row. Our seats were better. “Rin Tin Tin also sat here,” Railbird continued. “But I’m not gonna bother showing you a photo.” Quite a few people, like me, went to the races out of curiosity after the track’s fate was sealed. It was last call to see something oldtimey that I’d heard about but never seen. It had always been right in my backyard. I had a good time. The track was nice, the beer was cold. The horses were beautiful – especially when I won. There must have been a lot of people like me in the crowd of 12,311 on Sunday. That was likely the biggest crowd at any track in the country that afternoon. It seemed sad that they were starting to tear it down on Monday. My buddy had been going as often as he could since 1974. “I never thought of myself as much of a gambler,” I said to Railbird as we both checked out the plaque honoring Seabiscuit on the way out of the track after the final race. “But I think I might have been missing out on something for 30 or 40 years.” “Yeah, I agree,” Railbird said. “You had plenty of company.” We headed toward the parking lot. Railbird had been reminiscing all afternoon, and took a glance back at the clubhouse entrance. “You don’t have to go home,” he almost shouted. “But you can’t stay here!” Railbird was looking a little emotional as we angled across the parking lot. Then he came to a dead stop. “Hang on a minute ... I remember an incident right here in ’96.” He started talking about a horse named Curious Jeb who had made good at Suffolk Downs and Rockingham Park, despite being practically given away by his breeder. And Railbird was convinced that Curious Jeb was one of the most lucrative horses to bet on in the 20th Century. He just hadn’t gotten around to proving it yet. “It was a Sunday in February, and I hadn’t planned on going to the track,” Railbird remembered. “But somebody on AOL said Curious Jeb was entered at Aqueduct. I couldn’t figure out why they’d shipped him to run in New York for the same kind of purse he’d just won at Suffolk. But they did. Not only did he end up not running a lick, but he never came back. He ended up in Puerto Rico. “Anyhow, I drove an hour to bet on him. I didn’t even see the race on TV. He was in the nightcap, and my wife and I were going out. I listened to him lose on a crummy 900 number. “I got here around the fourth race and parked down there,” Railbird said, pointing deeper into the lot. “Heading this way, I saw an ordinary looking, middle-aged guy heading back to his car, toward me. I checked him for a program or Racing Form he might give away, but he was empty handed. “I was still trying to figure out why Curious Jeb was in New York. Then, a couple yards from me, the guy stops in his tracks, goes ramrod straight and puts a finger to his temple as though it was the barrel of a gun. “‘What do you think?’ he asks me. ‘Should I do it? Should I put myself out of my misery?’ “I couldn’t think of anything clever and just said, ‘Nah, there’s always tomorrow.’” “‘I hear what you’re saying, pal,’ he said. ‘I hear ya.’” It seemed like there was something else Railbird was going to say. But he just looked down at the pavement. After a few moments, we walked the rest of the way to the car and drove home. I witnessed the end of an era on Sunday, an era I wish I had been more a part of. Holy Ghost Feast this weekend The Portuguese-American community will celebrate its annual Feast of the Holy Ghost tomorrow (Saturday, July 6) and Sunday (July 7) at the Holy Ghost Camp, which is located at 262 Lynn Fells Pkwy. in Saugus. The feast, which has been celebrated in Saugus since 1927, is based on the original feast still being celebrated on the island of Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal. It will be open from 3 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Visitors will be able to enjoy Portuguese bread and other food along with wine and beer. For more details, contact Walter Sousa at 617-438-5888 or Richard Raposo at 617-293-7652. Kids’ Day this Sunday at World Series Park As part of the Eastern Massachusetts State Babe Ruth 15-Year-Old Tournament being held at World Series Park in Saugus July 5 through July 13, a Kids’ Day will be held on Sunday, July 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. – highlighted by the appearance of Lowell Spinners’ mascot “Canaligator.” There’ll be an obstacle course and games. All children will receive free popcorn, cotton candy and slush. All children are welcome! One-day holiday trash delay The Town of Saugus announces that trash and recycling collection will resume today (Friday, July 5) and continue through tomorrow (Saturday, July 6) on a one-day delay, due to the Fourth of July holiday. The recycling and compost site will be open normal hours, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., tomorrow. The Town of Saugus would like to thank everyone for their cooperation. Please contact Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. Nomination papers coming For town residents who are considering a run at public office in the town elections, nomination papers will be available at the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall on July 22. Word has it that there could be a few openings up for grabs on both the School Committee and the Board of Selectmen, according to several reports. “A Shout Out” for Mike Serino Looks like Michael Serino will be wearing another hat in local government. “I believe his knowledge of town government and our zoning bylaws will be an asset to our Planning Board,” Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree told selectmen on Monday night as he appointed Serino to fill a vacancy on the Planning Board. Serino, who is chairman of the Board of Assessors and a Town Meeting member in Precinct 10, previously served a decade on the Board of Selectmen and was also a member of the Conservation Commission – among a number of local boards he’s served 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. Just send an email (mvoge@comcast.net) with the mention in the subject line of “An Extra Shout Out.” No more than a paragraph – anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or photo. Saugus over coffee, anyone? Back during several stints covering local politics in Lawrence, I would organize neighborhood groups into several coffee klatches, where the residents would talk about major issues in their respective parts of the city. These were very popular sessions, as they would empower city voters to discuss issues on their mind and their wish lists of projects they liked to see discussed on the campaign trail. These were so successful that the citizens essentially set voter agendas for City Council, School Committee and sometimes mayoral races. Do you as a Saugus residents have issues that you would like to see public officials tackle in your neighborhood in town? Would you feel comfortable sitting down with a reporter over coffee focusing on what you would like to see done town-wide or in a specific neighborhood? Get some of your friends together and let’s have some coffee as you articulate what you think should be an issue tackled by town or school officials. The quest for transparency Looks like it may be a few more weeks – or more – before curious Saugus residents will find out what was said behind closed doors on May 8 during an Executive Session of the Saugus School Committee, which led to a contentious decision to replace the 21 school custodians with a private company. There are nine total Open Meeting Law complaints pending against the School Committee – including the two complaints I filed. On Tuesday, we learned that the lawyer retained by the School Committee was granted a request for an extension and additional time to discuss and respond to the complaints. So, the School Committee has until July 19 to respond to me and the seven other people who alleged Open Meeting Law violations. On the same day that I received the email from the state Attorney General’s Division of Open Government regarding the extension being granted to the School Committee, I received word from Saugus Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi that my public records request for minutes of Executive Sessions in which privatization and replacement of the custodians were being discussed was denied. The superintendent told me the requested records cannot be disclosed at this time because the School Committee is still involved in ongoing negotiations and litigation. That’s what I was told last year before the Division of Open Government ruled the School Committee had convened an improper Executive Session and then ordered the School Committee to turn over the minutes of the secret session. Stay tuned. A call for Rumney art If you want to learn a little more about the Rumney Marsh and be creative, check this one out. Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) is pleased to announce a call for art for its second annual Rumney Marsh art exhibition, to be held at the Marleah Elizabeth Graves (MEG) Center at 54-58 Essex St. in Saugus on September 20 and September 21. Titled Rumney Marsh Through the Seasons, the exhibit will feature art in any medium inspired by the beauty and fragility of the Rumney Marsh Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). DATES: ACEC: Rumney Marsh will run from September 20 through September 21, with gallery hours from 6:30–8:30 each evening. The opening reception on September 20 will include a presentation on the plants of Rumney Marsh by Laura D. Eisener and voting for award winners by attendees. The closing reception on September 21 will include the announcement of winners and presentation of prizes and, at 8:30, the pickup of all artwork. Prizes will include gift cards awarded by SAVE to firstand second-place winners in both the adult and high school divisions, as well as art materials awards provided by our local Artist & Craftsman Supply awarded to third-place winners in both divisions. SPECIFICATIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS: Rumney Marsh must be the focus of the art. Each artist must be at least of high school age and may show only one piece of art. Any three-dimensional works must be self-supporting and no larger than 1.5” x 1.5” x 1.5”. Works on stretched canvas will be accepted with eye hooks and wire and need not be framed but must be no larger than 30” x 30”. All other works must be framed and ready to hang (with eye hooks and wire) and no larger than 30” x 30” framed. There are no entry fees and you do not need to be a resident of Saugus. Art drop off will be on Thursday, September 19, from 5:308:30. Pickup will be on Saturday, September 21, at 8:30 p.m., SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 19

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Page 19 SOUNDS | from page 18 at the end of the reception. At the time of drop off, each participating artist must fill out an information form (with artist name, price, title of the piece, medium and contact information). In addition artists must sign a release form acknowledging that while every effort will be made to protect artworks there will be no insurance coverage in event of damage or theft and that neither SAVE nor MEG will be held liable for any damages or theft. Saugus SAVE board members and their family members may exhibit but will be ineligible for any prizes. Finally, any sales must be handled by individual artists after the close of the exhibit. Please join us in celebrating our precious estuarine and salt marsh ecosystem Rumney Marsh! We look forward to seeing your art and to meeting all nature and art lovers at the exhibit and reception. For questions, please contact Kelly Slater at 781-231-6864. Thank you to our community partners, the Marleah Elizabeth Graves (MEG) Center and our local Artist & Craftsman Supply. Saugus Iron Works open for 2019 season The Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site has opened for the season. The Visitor Center, Museum and restrooms will have open hours Wednesday-Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours, programs, special events and Junior Ranger Programs will be available throughout the season until October 31. “Due to impacts from the federal government shutdown resulting in hiring delays, we will be open Wednesday-Sunday instead of the usual seven-day operation,” Chief of Visitor Experience and Community Engagement Susan Russo said. “The grounds, however, are typically open to visitors seven days a week to birdwatch, picnic and enjoy the great outdoors! Remember to Carry In, Carry Out.” Visit Saugus Iron Works and “Broadhearth,” the Eastern National Park Store at 244 Central Street in Saugus, Mass., or call the Iron Works at 781-233-0050. For the most up-to-date information, visit the website at https://www.nps.gov/sair or “like” the Iron Works on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SaugusIronNPS. Of veterans’ concerns The Saugus Veterans Council says you should mark your calendar for MIA/POW Day, which will be observed on Friday, September 20 at 6 p.m. in Veterans Park at the intersection of Winter and Central Streets. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the library. All are welcome to attend this annual ceremony honoring our POW/MIA. CHaRM Recycling Drop-Off site open tomorrow The Town of Saugus announces that the community’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) is open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 pm. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. There is no preregistration or fee required to enter the site; however, proof of residency is required. At the CHaRM center, the Town will accept the same recycling items that can be placed outside for curbside collection each week, such as paper, cardboard, bottles, cans and glass containers. Additional acceptable items include TVs and computers (up to three per year per address); bulky rigid plastic items, such as toys, laundry baskets, trash barrels, 5-gallon pails; car tires up to 22” (for a fee of $3); books; and textiles, such as clothing, bedding, pocketbooks, belts and shoes. Plastic bags are not permitted. Residents are kindly asked to empty recyclables out of any plastic bags, and remove the bags from the site. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-231 4036 with questions or for more information. Town compost site open tomorrow The Town of Saugus announces that the community’s compost site will be open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. Stickers are required to gain seasonal access to the site. Stickers may be purchased for $25 at the Department of Public Works and at the Inspectional Services Department located on the lower level of Town Hall (298 Central St.). Stickers may also be purchased at the compost site, by check only. Compost site stickers must be permanently placed on the lower left corner of residents’ automobile windshields. Vehicles registered out of state are not permitted. Entry to the compost site without a sticker will not be allowed. Yard waste must be disposed of in brown compost bags or open containers. The Town will accept grass clippings, leaves and brush. As in years past, no branches or limbs larger than three inches in diameter are permitted. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-231-4036 with questions or for more information. Upcoming selectmen’s meetings Here’s some dates passed on by Wendy Reed, Clerk of the Saugus Board of Selectmen, for meetings through the fall. The Selectmen have extended their meeting schedule through September: August 14, September 4 and September 18. For those who have business before the board or who are interested in attending any of these sessions, the board meets at 7 p.m. in the second floor auditorium at Town Hall (298 Central St.). Main attractions at the Saugus Public Library There’s always something interesting or entertaining going on at the Saugus Public Library – for people of all ages – from young children to senior citizens. Here are a few events to check out: Participate in the Saugus Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program and win a prize! Everyone who submits a book form will have their name entered into a drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite! For each book you read this summer, fill out a book form and drop it in the box at Reference, New Books or Large Print. The form is also available on the library’s website. Summer Reading at the library already began and ends on Monday, August 19. Children’s Library Director Amy Melton said that she has some fresh titles that kids are enjoying. Friendship Storytime on Fridays continues. This special program for children, which begins at 9:30 a.m., is sponsored by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant. It can help parents nurture their child’s social and early literacy skills with structured storytime. Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten Playgroup! This program, which is sponsored by the Coordinated Community Engagement Grant, has summer hours on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. It’s recommended for children ages three through five. Saugus Public Library: 295 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906; 781-231-4168; sauguspubliclibrary.org. Buy A Brick “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 (3 lines), $200 for 8” X 8” brick (5 lines), and $500 (5 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 September 30th to ensure the bricks will be ready for Veteran’s Day. Please contact Corinne Riley at 781-231-7995, for more information and applications.” 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 more than three years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for The Advocate Asks interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15- to 20-minute interview at a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee. 1. Former Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels is the namesake of what beverage? 2. What two books of the Bible are named after women? 3. On July 5, 1810, what circus owner/politician was born? (Hint: initials PTB.) 4. What U.S. state name has one syllable? 5. In French, what is a chocolate croissant called? 6. What English word is the most common? 7. On July 7, 1930, what author of detective mysteries died? (Hint: Sir.) 8. What tech companies have been called the “Big Four”? 9. What sport has had a team called the Indianapolis Clowns? 10. In what 1949 play by Arthur Miller would you find Willy Loman? 11. On July 9, 1872, Maine sea captain John Blondel patented what doughnut-making tool? 12. What does the Richter Scale measure? 13. What meat dish has puff pastry, mushrooms and foie gras? 14. On July 10, 1925, Tennessee’s “Scopes monkey trial” began, involving John Scopes’s ideas about what? 15. A group of lions is known as what? 16. What is the Côte d’Azur also known as? 17. On July 11, 1955, what phrase became legally required on U.S. currency? 18. What quiz show did Art Fleming host? 19. What do Édith Piaf, Françoise Hardy and Mistinguett have in common? 20. The phrase “Loose lips sink ships” originated on posters in what war? Answers below, please no cheating! FROM PAGE 19 1. “Cup of Joe” (coffee; Daniels banned alcohol, so the Navy’s coffee supply increased) 2. Ruth and Esther 3. Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum 4. Maine 5. Pain au chocolat 6. 7. “The” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 8. Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google (sometimes Microsoft) 9. Baseball – a former team in the Negro American League 10. “Death of a Salesman” 11. A doughnut cutter 12. The magnitude of an earthquake 13. Beef Wellington 14. Evolution 15. A pride 16. The French Riviera 17. “In God We Trust” 18. “Jeopardy!” 19. All have been popular French singers. 20. World War II

Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 ~ Letter to the Editor ~ Here’s how you can keep making a statement about the Saugus School Committee vote to replace custodians T he final school committee vote was this morning and again the 20 school custodians were voted out in favor of privatization. This young girl got up and spoke and it was so emotional. She started a petition on www.change.org and as of this morning had gotten 3,316 signatures. This effort should be continued in spite of this morning’s vote. There is a statement to be made. I hope you can publish her effort entitled RE-INSTATE THE SAUGUS PUBLIC SCHOOL’S CUSTODIANS. Thank you Gini Pariseau Saugus J.F & Son Contracting Snow Plowing No Job too small! Free Estimates! 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She graduated from Suffolk University with a Bachelor’s Degree and then went on to attend Bunker Hill Community College to become a Registered Nurse which was her lifelong profession. Sharon loved to read all genres. She was passionate about politics and was a lifelong Bruins and Red Sox fan. Her love of music never strayed far from the classic rock of the 70s and she was an avid Trekkie. Sharon was happiest vacationing with her family and had a great fondness for New Hampshire, camping Obituaries in Pawtuckaway State Park and hanging out on Lake Winnipesaukee. She also enjoyed trips to Florida, Alaska, and Ireland as well as a memorable U.S. cross country road trip. Sharon was the daughter of the late George and Esther (Howard) McCabe and loving sister to the late Donna McCabe. She will be dearly missed by her brothers, George and his wife Sharon of Pelham, NH, Michael and his wife Teresa of Stoneham, Kevin and his wife Mary of Saugus, and Keith and his wife Nollaig of Saugus. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews, Erin, Michael and his wife Danielle, Jason, Melissa and her husband Nick, Colleen and her companion Brendon, Kian, Finn and Bradley. She is also survived by great niece and nephews, Cameron, Carly and Parker. Donations in her memojust another attempt to shut the public out from this process. The residents of this town know that this was not done by accident. And you know that by scheduling a 7:15am meeting you are limiting the public’s ability to attend because they will be busy doing something that you can’t relate to, putting in an honest day’s work. Below is a copy of the Meeting ry may be made to the North Shore Cancer Walk at nsmcgiving.partners.org/2019Walk or to the charity of your choice. Concetta (Perella) Hunt O f Saugus, June 22. Wife of the late Deforest R. “Mikey” Hunt. Loving mother of Kenneth Hunt of Groveland, Donna Badolato of Wilmington & Catherine Ghandchi of Saugus. Cherished grandmother of Shahriar, Victoria, Alfredo, Shaheen, Casey & Ethan. Great grandmother of Amelia. Sister of Mary Perotta of Saugus, the late Mario Aloisi and the late William Perella . In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Jimmy Fund at www.jimmyfund.org. Posting that went up today. Funny thing is that the posting states it was filed in the Town Clerk’s Office at 7:02am, but that office doesn’t even open until 8:30am. It’s almost like the Town Manager, Scott Crabtree, may be actively trying to assist the School Committee in pushing this through with as little public discourse as possible. 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Page 22 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 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 Ventura, Remberto P Herald, Gary S Zemel, Boris Wijtmans, Philippina Kumar, Monoz Coffey, Jason Gogin, Thomas M Robbins, Marianne Hart, David Jevoli, Frank Huynh, Jennifer T BUYER2 SELLER1 Perez, Efrain Herald FT Zemel, Svetlana Roy, Indrani Anjoorian, Ara Pina, Gustavo Caruso, Michele Isyomin, Boris Hart, Judith Nguyen, Duy Dawley, Patrick T Reyes, Patricia Y Hart, Donald A Varone, Carol 71 Savage Street RT SELLER2 ADDRESS 77 Bristow St Herald, Gary S Souto, Filipr Caruso, Salvatore Isyomin, Lia Dawley, Jacqueline J Reyes, Roberto R Hart, Pamela A Varone, Michael Scearbo, Mark 102 Central St #4D 10 Fairmount Pl 34 Riverbank Rd 85 Vine St CITY Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus 915 Sherwood Forest Ln #915 Saugus 90 Hobson St 23 Birch St 30 Henry St 2 Cliff St 35 Lynn Fells Pkwy Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus DATE 18.06.2019 18.06.2019 17.06.2019 17.06.2019 14.06.2019 14.06.2019 13.06.2019 12.06.2019 12.06.2019 11.06.2019 11.06.2019 PRICE $620 000,00 $1 437 244,00 $285 277,00 $385 000,00 $431 000,00 $425 000,00 $450 000,00 $527 500,00 $100 000,00 $418 000,00 $695 000,00 SAUGUS - Lots of potential with this 6 Rm, 3 Bdrm. Ranch on Cul De Sac w/ inviting brick fireplace in liv. rm. Kitchen leads to a screened porch and deck and level fenced yd. Additional space in basement that offers Family Room and more. Mins. from Shopping, Boston, Airport, and Trans...............$399,000 SAUGUS - Esquisite Grand Foyer makes 4-5 Bdrm Colonial a home with loads of sunlight beaming throughout. Kitchen opens up to lge. family rm. along with pellet stove overlooking backyard...............................................................................$499,000 Darlene Minincleri & Sue Palomba SAUGUS - Gorgeous Single Desirable Ranch Style home offers 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, full bath, bright and sunny living rm with wood burning fireplace, spacious eat- in kitchen with plenty of cabinets and hutch area, three bdrms with lots of closet space.................$370,000 Luxury 1-2 & 3 bedrooms starting at $1800 a month! ~ RENTALS ~ WINTHROP - 4 bed, 1 1/2 baths, gleaming hardwood floors all new stainless appliances on two levels..$2500 WINTHROP - 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, kitchen granite w/stainless gleaming hardwood..............................$2600 EAST BOSTON - Jeffries point Gorgeous rehab with gourmet kitchen stainless granite and sliding glass door out to private deck . Laundry included...........$2100 LYNNFIELD- Luxury high-end Kit. w/stainless appliances & granite counters, pool, gym won’t last...........$2070 53 Jackson St. Saugus (781) 813-3325 Call for a FREE Market Analysis NEW LEASE - Prime Commercial space on Route 1, South, Saugus. Incredible Exposure 1000 Square Feet Including all utilities. Call Darlene for Details! PEABODY - 4 finished levels along with each bath welcomes new owner. The lvng rm with granite floors incl. inviting fireplace, cath. ceiling, and dbl. doors leading to an ext. deck. 3rd level has 2 lge. bdrms with full bath incl. jacuzzi - 4 baths makes this home very comfortable! Roof 10 yrs. old, new windows, 2 sep. driveways, fenced level yard, & more. Mins. to Malls, Major Rtes. & Trans. Just move in..............................................$599,0000 SAUGUS - A hidden gem just miles away from Boston. Sunlight streams into impressive condo in a well-established Suntaug Estates. Featuring Lvng. Rm. & 1 generous bdrm. Brand new open concept kitchen, features granite countertops, s/s steel appls. and new flooring. Washer/Dryer hookups, storage, parking, Pool and more...........................................................$249,900 UNDER AGREEMENT SOLD UNDER AGREEMENT

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Page 23 Follow Us On: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES & RENTALS Wishing everyone a safe, happy & healthy Independence Day! Sandy Juliano Broker/President WE KNOW EVERETT!! Call TODAY to sell or buy with the best! CALL TODAY TO SET UP A PRIVATE SHOWING AT ANY OF OUR LISTINGS! DON’T FORGET TO ASK ABOUT BUYER AGENCY. IT IS THE BEST WAY TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL PURCHASE AND IT’S 100% FREE! COMING SOON LISTED BY NORMA! NEW LISTING BY SANDY! 63 HARVARD ST., CHELSEA NEW PRICE! - $549,900 OFFER ACCEPTED! ALL NEW 4 BEDROOM SINGLE 56 WALNUT ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! - $639,900 A 24 SWAINS POND AVE., MELROSE $699,900 OFFER ACCEPTED! 135-137 CHELSEA ST., EVERETT 5 UNITS - $1,200,000 Call Joe @ 617-680-7610 Call Norma @ 617-590-9143 SOLD BY SANDY 44 RAYMOND ST., EVERETT 9 KENMORE DR., PEABODY $1,225,000 NEW LISTING BY SANDY! 20 PLYMOUTH ST., EVERETT TWO FAMILY - $699,900 UNDER AGREEMENT! 30 CHELSEA ST, UNIT 204, EVERETT 2 BED, 2 BATH CONDO - $369,900 2 CARUSO COURT, WEST PEABODY $759,900 EVERETT 2-BEDROOM APARTMENT $1,600/MONTH Call Joe for Details! Joe DiNuzzo - Broker Associate Norma Capuano Parziale - Agent Open Daily From 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 433 Broadway, Suite B, Everett, MA 02149 www.jrs-properties.com Denise Matarazz - Agent Maria Scrima - Agent Follow Us On: Rosemarie Ciampi - Agent Kathy Hang Ha -Agent Mark Sachetta - Agent 617.544.6274

Page 24 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 # 1 Listing & Selling Office in Saugus “Experience and knowledge Provide the Best Service” Free Market Evaluations CarpenitoRealEstate.com View our website from your mobile phone! 335 Central St., Saugus, MA 781-233-7300 SAUGUS INDIAN ROCK FARMS offers this custom 12 rm Contemporary Tri-level 3-4 bdrms, 3 ½ baths, spacious open floor plan, 20’ kit w/granite counters, 1st flr famrm w/gas fp, 1st flr laundry, hdwd, cen air, alarm, au-pair suite, 1 c gar, IG gunite pool, cabana w/kit & half bath, many updates. Great home – Great location...............................................................$799,900. LYNN/SAUGUS line Beautifully maintained 2 bedroom townhouse offers 1 ½ baths, fireplace livingroom, spacious kitchen with granite counters, one car garage, front & rear decks, security system, handicapped features...................................................................$337,000. SAUGUS LAST LOT available in Bellevue Heights! Beautiful views, great sub-division surrounded by exclusive, custom homes that are perfectly maintained Build your dream home!.....................................$310,000. SAUGUS Nicely located & maintaind 6 rms, 2 bedroom Cape, offers granite kitchen w/ct flr, sunroom, fireplace lvrm, dnrm, large master w/half bath & skylight, office area, hardwood flooring, one car detached garage, level lot, side street.....................................................................$449,900. SAUGUS 1st AD Well maintained Colonial offers 7 rms, 3 bedrms, 1 ½ baths, eat-in kitchen w/corian counters, lvrm, dnrm 1st floor bedrm, walk-up attic for future expansion, conveniently located........................$399,900. 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!..................................$215,000. EAST BOSTON Mixed use building offers store front and two residential apartments, great corner unit, super convenient and popular neighborhood, lots of foot traffic.............................................$875,000. REVERE POINT OF PINES offers this spacious 11 room colonial 3 full baths 3-4 bedrooms, spacious deck, kit w/granite island, dnrm, lvrm, hardwood, familyrm w/wet bar, level lot, great area................$549,900. SAUGUS RARE Business Zoned parcel with many possibilities. This 34,000 corner lot houses a Federal Colonial style home with amazing details. Please call Saugus Inspectional Services for all permitted uses............................$575,000. SAUGUS PERFECT in everyway! Custom CE Col offers 11 rms, 5 bdrms, 3 full & 2half baths, grand foyer w/elegant split stairway, great open flr plan, lvrm, dnrm, gourmet kit w/amazing granite counters & center island w/bar sink & seating, dining area w/atrium door to awesome backyd, 1st flr FP familyrm, hardwd flrs throughout, finished LL w/ playrm. Go to: 5PiratesGlen.com..................$1,400,000. SAUGUS 6 rooms, 2-3 bedroom cape offers open concept living room/dining room, updated maple kit w/silestone, fireplace, hardwood flooring, security system, fenced yard, 5 yr old roof, one car garage, large deck................................................$369,900. SAUGUS GREAT 8 room Colonial with beautiful granite kit open to 1st floor fireplace family rm w/slider to deck, 2 updated baths, hardwood flooring, finished lower level, gorgeous, level yard w/inground pool, 1 c detached garage, located just outside of Saugus Center....$549,900. 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 SAUGUS ~ Desirable 2 family. Each unit has 2 beds, updated kitchens and baths, vinyl siding, in-unit laundry, rear decks .......$499,000 SAUGUS ~ 2 family new to market! 4 bed, 2.5 bath, granite counters, SS appliances, newer gas heat/AC, prof landscaping, custom paint, new patio, 1 bed apt. .......................$739,000 38 Main Street, Saugus MA WWW.LITTLEFIELDRE.COM 781-233-1401 PEABODY ~ 4 bed colonial, 2.5 baths, central AC, finished basement, SS appliances, hardwood throughout, great cul-de-sac location, gas heat ....................$759,000 Call Rhonda Combe For all your real estate needs!! 781-706-0842 SAUGUS ~ 4 bed, 3 bath colonial. Spacious kitchen, SS appliances, Oversized one car garage, irrigation, gas heat enclosed porch, centralVac, finished lower level...$569,900 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed, 1.5 bath colonial. Open concept 1st floor, 2 car garage, newer gas heat, roof and HW heater, prof landscaping....$426,900 Coming Soon in Lynn: Brand New Construction! Call Rhonda Combe SAUGUS ~ Recently renovated ranch. Kitchen, appliances, heat, AC, roof and vinyl siding all replaced in 2011.Fenced in yard, hot tub, storage shed. .....$384,900 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed ranch, open concept, stainless appliances, private dead end street, newer gas heat, hardwood flooring, 10k lot, garage ..............$435,000 for details! REVERE ~ 2 family located in the Beachmont area, 3 beds, one bath in top unit, 2 beds, one bath lower unit .....................................$639,000 LAND FOR SALE SAUGUS Call Rhonda Combe at 781-706-0842 for details!! Under Contract

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