SAUGUS Vol. 24, No. 27 -FREETh e Advocate–A household word in Saugus! OC C www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday Making Use of an Old School Residents will get to a chance Monday to review a proposal to turn the former Ballard School into “Ballard Gardens” WHAT’S NEXT? The old Ballard School is being considered for a dog walk area and a community garden. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) By Mark E. Vogler T own offi cials are considering the run-down site of the former Ballard School as an ideal spot for a dog walk area and also a community garden. “‘Ballard Gardens’ would be a passive, non-recreational, greenspace that would have topographical landscaping, walkways, plantings and benches,” Precinct 10 Town Meeting member Peter Manoogian said of the proposal he’s been developing in conSCHOOL | SEE PAGE 2 Saugus DAV Commander DiMare passes at 89 By Mark E. Vogler augus Veterans Council Commander Steve Castinetti said Korean War veteran Charles R. “Charlie” DiMare, Jr. S was remarkable among local veterans for his outstanding attendance at veterans events. “Charlie was totally committed. And he was there for all of our events every year — and COMMANDER | SEE PAGE 2 the guy wasn’t even from Saugus,” Castinetti said yesterday. “I tell you, Charlie didn’t miss a thing and he’s going to be D O TE CAT 781-233-4446 Friday, July 9, 2021 Happy 100th Birthday, Tony B! SAUGUS WELCOMES ITS NEWEST CENTENARIAN: Tony Barrie celebrates his 100th birthday today (Friday, July 9). Here, the well-respected leader of the Tony Barrie Marching Band sits for an interview at his Bristow Street home. For more photos and this week’s “The Advocate Asks,” please see inside. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) COVID-19 F Confi rmed cases down to zero By Mark E. Vogler or the fi rst time in about 16 months, Saugus got through the week without a confi rmed COVID-19 case. Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree noted that COVID COVID-19 | SEE PAGE 2 ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $2.819 Mid Unleaded $2.919 Super $3.079 Diesel Fuel $3.049 "42 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2020 KERO $4.65 DEF $3.49 9 Diesel $2.859 9 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 Prices subject to change Have a Happy & Safe Summer! FLEET

Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 SCHOOL | FROM PAGE 1 sultation with Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and his staff . “Several neighbors have sug$2.39 gested that portions be reserved for a dog walk area and a community garden,” Manoogian wrote in an announcement that was recently hand-delivered to some 80 homes that abut the Ballard School. Manoogian, one of the members of the fi ve-person study committee to investigate the potential use for the Ballard School, has scheduled an open meeting at the Ballard School site for next Monday (July 12) at 4 p.m. so people who live near the former school can learn more about the proposal and off er public feedback. “Please know that nothing will move forward without neighborhood input and more importantly, neighborhood support,” Manoogian wrote in his notice, which he said was presented to residents of Greenwood Avenue and Richard, Dudley, Wolcott and Bates Streets. The notice was also posted on the Facebook page of the Ballard School Study Committee. Crabtree supports proposal Manoogian said he had approached the Town Manager’s Offi ce about the proposal and Crabtree expressed support for it. “He doesn’t want to sell the building and he doesn’t want to lease it either,” Manoogian said. “I got a letter of support from him,” he said. “The neighbors are going to have a strong voice here, and I’d like to make sure they are on board. If the people lead, the leaders will follow. Here’s an opportunity to do something that would enhance the property values and bring the people together,” he said. Laura Eisener of the Saugus Garden Club said she likes the idea of converting part of the Ballard School property into a community garden. “The Ballard School site is a nice location in the middle of a neighborhood to provide a peaceful and relaxing spot for people to walk to for relaxation and enjoyment of nature,” Eisener said. “The school’s symbol was a bee, presumably for the fi rst letter of its name, but it might be nice to perpetuate that by including a pollinator garden on part of the site, with beautiful native plants for people as well as pollinators to enjoy,” she said. A survey for Saugus United 2035, the town’s ongoing Master Plan project, raised the question “What features do you feel are most important for the future of Saugus?” Sixteen percent of the town residents responding to the survey answered, “Well-maintained open spaces, parks and other natural assets.” That was among the highest-rated topics. “This dovetails nicely with the proposals in the Master Plan,” Manoogian said. “This is consistent with the feedback from the public-atlarge as well as the recommendations that will be in the Master Plan,” he said. The Ballard School Study Committee consists of Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano, Board of Selectmen ViceChair Corinne Riley, Precinct 10 Town Meeting Members COVID-19 | FROM PAGE 1 cases remained at 4,212 as of Wednesday (July 7) — the same overall total reported last week. Last week, there was just one newly-confi rmed A BUSINESS CHECKING ACCOUNT THAT CHECKS ALL THE BOXES. 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Funeral services are set RIGHT BY YOU from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Monday, July 12th at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Adelaide Church, 708 Lowell St., Charles R. “Charlie” DiMare, Jr. Peabody at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are Sunday 3 to 7 p.m. Services will conclude with entombment at Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of fl owers contributions may be made in Charles' name to the Disabled American Veterans, 44 Taylor St., Saugus, MA 01906. Martin Costello and Manoogian and Greenwood Avenue resident Wayne Carter. Town Manager Crabtree is ultimately responsible for any decision to demolish or sell the building, with the involvement of Town Meeting. The town manager, working with selectmen, would be involved in any lease arrangement. The results of a survey released last fall by the Ballard School Study Committee show that neighborhood and people who live outside the neighborhood agree on their top choice: reuse as a preschool or day care center. On a scale of 1 to 3, the Pre-School / Day Care option was rated at 2.5, making it the most popular among the 222 residents who responded to the survey. The East Saugus neighbors, who represent about 45 percent of those being surveyed, agreed with the rest of the town that the school site should be used for child care. The survey results revealed these top use preferences: The Neighbors Pre-School / Day Care 2.5 Tear Down for a Playground 2.3 Tear Down for Community Gardens 2.2 SCHOOL | SEE PAGE 7 Coronavirus case reported in town. The death toll of 73 hasn’t revealed any changes in weeks. Local offi cials credit the return to near normalcy with people getting vaccinated.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 Page 3 ~ THE ADVOCATE ASKS ~ Tony Barrie – the renowned leader of the Tony Barrie Band – still making music as he turns 100 today Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we sat down with Tony Barrie, the legendary leader of the Tony Barrie Band – which has been performing in numerous parades throughout Greater Boston since 1949 and is considered the longest running independent band in the region. Barrie, who was born Anthony Bicchieri, is celebrating his 100th birthday today (Friday, July 9). The Boston native has lived in Saugus since 1949. He was an ensign in the U.S. Navy and received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering in 1943 from Tufts University. He went on to work for 44 years as an engineer at GE in Lynn, where he taught quality control and was a supervisor. But he had another, more fun job in music, as the leader of a dance band and a marching band. He and his wife, Ann (Matrona) Bicchieri, have been married for 72 years and have three children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Ann, a member of the Saugus High Class of 1944, is the daughter of the late Arthur Matrona, a concert clarinetist. Tony and Ann live in the same house on Bristow Street that she grew up in and has lived in all her life. She plays the piano. Tony sang at St. Margaret’s Church in Cliftondale for 20 years. Although it’s been years since Tony marched with his band or performed with the dance band, he sings whenever he gets the chance – at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Some highlights of this week’s interview follow. Q: So, please tell me about the love of your life and how you met your wife, Ann. A: At the Totem Pole Ballroom – that’s where I got the surprise of my life. In ’47, I was on top of the world: no ties, no responsibilities. I had my orchestra. I was a chemical engineer at GE. It was a beautiful life. I was 26 years old. I played my violin, saxophone and clarinet. I was having the time of my life. Here’s the shocker: I’m singing there in the Totem Pole Ballroom one night; suddenly, I focused on one girl; that was unlike me. I never bothered with girls. There she was, dancing with a date, having a wonderful time. I lost her A MUSIC ICON IN SAUGUS: Tony Barrie, the long-time leader of the Tony Barrie Band, during a recent interview at his Bristow Street home. Today (Friday, July 9) he celebrates his 100th birthday. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) in the crowd, but when I got home, I couldn’t get her out of my mind – a girl – and I never bothered with girls before. A few weeks later at the parking lot of GE, I was introduced to a girl. It was this girl who worked in GE in the building that was joined to my building. She worked in the payroll department. And there started a courtship that lasted for two years. We continued the courtship, and the gentlemanly thing to do was to tell her I care about her, so I resorted to music. I chose a song that expressed my view as well as I could. There we were at the back stairs of her home in the wee hours of the morning, and I said, “Ann, I have something to say,” and I started singing. I was holding her hand and I was singing, “I am falling more in love with you. And day by day, my love continues to grow.” And I gave her a little kiss on the cheek and off I went to get my bus to get back to Medford. We’ve been married 72 years. We’ve known each other for 74 years. Two years later, in 1949, we had a different song right here in St. Margaret’s Church. When we got through with that ceremony, I was on Cloud 9, never realizing the treasure I just inherited. And I do mean inherited. Q: And the wedding? A: I have lived in Saugus since 1949 – when I got married – right here in this house. My father-in-law, Arthur Matrona, was a concert clarinetist. We lived on the second floor and her parents lived on the ground floor. Q: So, it sounds like you have led a very busy and interesting life. A: Here’s the kicker: With all this notoriety and success, I forget one, very, very important thing – my wife. I started to realize that it was because of her. She was always by my side. How much could I tell her how much I love her? Music – another song I sing to this day – time after time, I tell ASKS | SEE PAGE 8

Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 MS4MS Fundraiser will be held at World Series Park (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued this week by World Series Park.) W orld Series Park in Saugus will host a fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The coordinator for the event is Saugus’s own Dario Pizzano, a professional baseball player and a member of the Saugus Little League team that competed in the Little League World Series in 2003. Dario has been actively involved in fundraising for Mission Stadiums for Multiple Sclerosis (MS4MS) for the last two years. His mother, Traci, has suffered with multiple sclerosis for several years, and Dario wanted to be part of helping raise money for research and perhaps someday find a cure. MS4MS is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis at all sports stadiums while raising funds directly for families with MS Warriors and for the advancement of research at Johns Hopkins Project Restore MS research center as it hopes to find a cure. The all-day event on Oct. 30 will have a fall theme with pumpkins, corn on the cob and foliage. It will consist of a ceremony on the field including the 2003 Little League Team, all-day entertainment, food, booths, an auction, a raffle, the famous Carpenito Real Estate Lottery Ticket House Raffle, activities for kids, a Halloween costume contest, a display of classic cars, and some surprises. The day will culminate with a softball game between the 2003 Saugus Little League team and a combined team of Saugus police and firefighters. Volunteers are being requested to help with the event. Also, the event is asking for donations of raffle or auction items. If you would like to help, would like to make a donation to the raffle or auction or need more information about the event, contact Bob Davis at 781233-4555. FLASHBACK: The 2003 Saugus American Little League All-Star Team that competed in the Little League World Series that year will be on hand to support Dario Pizzano and multiple sclerosis at a fundraising event on Oct. 30 at World Series Park. (Courtesy photos to The Saugus Advocate) BATTING FOR MS4MS: Dario Pizzano, a professional baseball player and a member of the Saugus Little League team that competed in the Little League World Series in 2003, has been fundraising for Mission Stadiums for Multiple Sclerosis (MS4MS) for the last two years. (Courtesy photos to The Saugus Advocate) Northeast Metro Tech thanks community leaders for supporting school building project W AKEFIELD – Superintendent David DiBarri of Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School (Northeast Metro Tech) wishes to thank community leaders who are requesting the state use federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to help pay for a new school building. Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo, Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and Chelsea City Manager Thomas Ambrosino are requesting support for the funding for a new state-of-theart building. Gateway City Mayors Shaunna O’Connell of Taunton and Paul Coogan of Fall River are seeking similar spending for the new Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical School in Taunton and for Greater Fall River Vocational Technical High School in Fall River. These five Gateway City leaders are asking state leaders to commit $300 million of the Commonwealth’s expected $5.3 billion from the American Rescue Act funds. Northeast Metro Tech is planning a new state-ofthe -ar t facil i ty that wi l l allow the District to expand from 1,270 students to about 1,600, drastically reducing the District’s student wait list. The building project is estimated to cost $317.5 million. The grant award from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) is estimated to be only $140 million, resulting in a cost to NorthMETRO | SEE PAGE 6

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 Page 5 SHS Sachems Softball Team celebrates season at annual banquet Held at Rosaria’s in Saugus University in the fall and will be majoring in Social Work. (Courtesy photos, Head Coach Steve Almquist) he SHS Sachems Softball Team has seven graduating seniors; their postgraduation plans are as follows: Kyra Jones will be attending T Salem State in the fall and will be majoring in Business. Madison Niles will be attending Curry College in the fall and will be majoring in Sports Management. Captain Alexa Ferraro will be attending Bridgewater State SHS Sachems Softball Class of 2021 Seniors, from left to right: Asst. Coaches Anthony Ascolese and Mike Shaw, Maddy Niles, Cat Schena, Kyleigh Dalton, Leah Ventre, Alexa Ferraro, Asst. Coach Joe Cimetti, Kirby Dalton and Head Coach Steve Almquist. Missing from the photo: Kyra Jones. Captain Leah Ventre will be attending Wentworth Institute of Technology in the fall and will be majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Captain Cat Schena will be attending the College of Saint Rose in the fall and will be majoring in Music Industry/Voice. Captain Kirby Dalton will be attending Providence College in the fall and will be majoring in Secondary Education/ Math. Captain Kyleigh Dalton will be attending the University of New Hampshire in the fall and will be majoring in Mechanical Engineering. SHS Sachems Softball Varsity Award Winners, from left to right: Rookie of the Year Award: Lily Ventre; Commitment to Excellence Award: Capt. Kyleigh Dalton; MVP Award: Capt. Cat Schena; Commitment to Excellence Award: Capt. Kirby Dalton; Unsung Hero Award: Capt. Alexa Ferraro; and MVP Award: Capt. Leah Ventre. 2022 SHS Sachems Softball Varsity Captains, from left to right: Asst. Coaches Anthony Ascolese and Mike Shaw, Gianna Costa, Felicia Reppucci, Fallon Millerick, Asst. Coach Joe Cimetti and Head Coach Steve Almquist. Missing from photo: Ryann Moloney. All four of next year’s Captains will be Seniors. Gerry The SHS Softball Sachems Junior Varsity Team, from left to right: Front row: Nicolette Costa, Bella Natalucci, Taylor Deleidi, Paige Hogan. Back row: Abby Enwright, Kaitlyn Pugh, Tanisha Berry, Jenisha Berry, Danica Schena, Felicia Alexander and Head Coach Amanda Naso. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK.COM/ ADVOCATE.NEWS.MA D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 SHS Sachems Softball Class of 2021 Seniors, from left to right: Asst. Coaches Anthony Ascolese and Mike Shaw, Maddy Niles, Cat Schena, Kyleigh Dalton, Leah Ventre, Alexa Ferraro, Asst. Coach Joe Cimetti, Kirby Dalton and Head Coach Steve Almquist. Missing from the photo: Kyra Jones. The SHS Sachems Softball Junior Varsity Award Winners, from left to right: Coaches Award: Bella Natalucci; Coaches Award: Nicolette Costa; Head Coach Amanda Naso; Unsung Hero Award: Kaitlyn Pugh; Most Improved Award: Paige Hogan.

Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 The War to End All Wars A By The Old Sachem, Bill Stewart long about this time, Independence Day, I remember my Uncle Jim, the youngest of the three brothers, and their sister. Jim was inducted into the U.S. Army and served in battles in France. He was in the Battle of the Bulge, where German forces broke through the Americans, and the savage fighting to restore the American push on Germany. Jim was transferred to Norway after the battle was contained, and said he faced an easy time there because the German forces were left with young boys and old men, no match for the experienced American soldiers. Most of the Germans surrendered. I also had two more relatives who served in the Navy, Frank and Donald Humphries. And this also brings me to the plaques that are attached in the hallway entrance of my church, the East Saugus United Methodist Church. We have two plaques mounted on the wall to honor the members who were called upon to serve to preserve the freedom of Europeans, Africans, Asians and Americans. The two plaques include the names of parishioners who served in the service during the Second World War. The first plaque on the left side of the entrance includes three columns of 33 members, and the plaque on the right includes 38 more. Included among the 137 honorees are nine heroes who died in the war. They include Joseph W. Pace, L.R. Shatswell, Francis Bursiel, Robert F. Allen, William L. Hobbs, Hubert C. Amero, Jr., William P. MacCrea, Ralph F. Atkins and A.B. Shelton, Jr. Mabey some of you will remember your family hero among the 137. As long as the church remains, these defenders of freedom will ever be remembered by everyone that enters the sanctuary, and honored around Independence Day now and in the future. Saugonians named to Dean’s List at UMass Amherst A MHERST–The following Saugus residents were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the spring 2021 semester: Charlene Joyce Mara Anglo, Kristen Marie Barry, Kristen Celia Correia, Jennifer Grace Costa, Andrea Janet Dame, Sophia Marie Destefano, Ryan Paul Duggan, Christopher Todd Fioravanti, Ava Eileen Fiorino, Shaylin Elisabeth Groark, Tess Ryan Hannify, Jhoom S. Jain, Morgan Lesperance, Jenna SuMETRO | FROM PAGE 4 east Metro Tech’s member communities of $177 million. The MSBA is reviewing the proposal and will vote on the final disbursement in August. Northeast Metro Tech’s 12 sending communities will be responsible san Linehan, Gianna Rose Macone, William Edmund Mironchuk, Dorothy-Jean E. Munafo, Nicole Caroline Orent, Gina Giovanna Pasquale, Nicholas Alexander Petkewich, Vi Nhat Pham, Abigail Micayla Rajoo, Alex Matthew Ricciardelli, Kayla Michelle Riera, Katarina Samardzic, Sophia Kay Struzziero, Samantha J. Szczesny, Barbara Argyro Talagan, Samy Timouyasse, Anneliese Regina Vogt, Favio Vreka, Haoxi Wang and Caitlin Debra Wright. for the balance of the costs. Tax impact information for all 12 communities will be available this summer. DiBar r i and fel low superintendents are asking the MSBA to increase its anticipated grant awards to reflect actual costs of these worthy construction projects. “Urban students should have the same access to receive relevant and rigorous instruction in Career Technical Education, in safe and state-of-the-art facilities, as students in suburban districts,” DiBarri said. Students must have a 3.5 grade point average to qualify for the Dean’s List. Alicia Luongo named to Dean’s List at Quinnipiac University H AMDEN, Conn. – Alicia Luongo of Saugus was named to the Dean's List at Quinnipiac University for the spring 2021 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C. Full-time students must complete at least 14 credits in a semester, with at least 12 credits that have been graded on a letter grade basis to be eligible. Part-time students must complete at least six credits during a semester. THIS WEEK ON SAUGUS TV Sunday, July 11 from 9 to 11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, July 12 all day on Channel 8 – “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, July 13 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 8 – Know Your Town with Andrew Whitcomb. Wednesday, July 14 at 1:30 p.m. on Channel 8 – From the Vault – Creative Gardens. Thursday, July 15 at 6 p.m. on Channel 8 – Dick Barry Dedication. Friday, July 16 at 11:30 a.m. on Channel 8 – Starship Wrestling. Saturday, July 17 at 11 a.m. on Channel 8 – Empire Pro Wrestling – Marshfield Fair 2009. Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9 & 22. For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv.org. ***programming may be subject to change without notice***

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 Page 7 The world needs more Guy Moleys I By Ron Wallace ’m writing this article about my Saugus High School classmate and good friend Guy Moley. Guy & his wife Brenda work tirelessly promoting his car shows at Fuddruckers in Saugus. They drive all over New England promoting his shows “Moms Cancer Fighting Angels.” Guy worked at Full Of Bull back in the 80’s and the owners gave him the classic car bug that he never lost. I remember Guy telling me a funny story in school one Monday morning back in 1987 that I never forgot. He was on the roof at Full Of Bull and the ladder tipped over the night before, so he spent the night on the roof, but Guy still made it to school on time the next day. I never forgot that story almost 35 years later. Guy does not look for credit all SCHOOL | FROM PAGE 2 Re-Use for Youth and Rec 2.1 Re-Use for a Charter School 1.9 Tear Down for Single Family Home Lot 1.9 Re-Use for Elderly Housing 1.9 Tear Down and Create a Dog Park 1.8 Re-Use for a Govt. Building 1.7 Re-Use for Veterans’ Housing 1.6 Re-Use for Medical Offi ces 1.5 Re-Use for Commercial Offi ces 1.4 Re-Use for Market Rate Apartments 1.2 Re-Use for Public Housing 1.2 The Rest of Town Pre-School / Day Care 2.5 Tear Down for a Playground 2.1 Re-Use for Youth and Rec 2.4 Re-Use for Veterans’ Housing 2.2 Re-Use for Elderly Housing 2.1 Tear Down for Community Gardens 2.0 Re-Use for a Charter School 1.8 Tear Down and Create a Dog LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK.COM/ ADVOCATE.NEWS.MA LONGTIME FRIENDS: Pictured from “Moms Cancer Fighting Angels” car show, are, left to right, Guy Moley, Ron Wallace and Shawn Murphy. They are members of the Saugus High School Class of 1987. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) while spending huge amounts of his own time raising monPark 1.8 Tear Down for Single Family Home Lot 1.7 Re-Use for a Govt. Building 1.8 Re-Use for Medical Offi ces 1.7 Re-Use for Public Housing 1.6 Re-Use for Commercial Offi ces 1.4 Re-Use for Market Rate Apartments 1.2 “As you may be aware a committee of the Saugus Town Meeting delivered a report to the Saugus Town Meeting on the potential reuse of the Ballard School site,” Manoogian wrote in his recent notice to Saugus residents. “That report, available for viewing on the Town of Sauey for cancer. The world needs more Guy Moleys. gus website https://www.saugus-ma.gov/.../ballard_school_ study_com..., indicated that the neighborhood strongly preferred a use that would present the least impact,” Manoogian said. “That fi nding, along with the Town’s intent to NOT dispose of the property to private or semi-private interests has resulted in a proposal known [as] ‘Ballard Gardens’ developed by myself in consultation with the Town Manager and his staff ,” he said. Monday night’s meeting will be open to anyone wishing to attend. But resident abutters to the school will be heard from fi rst, according to Manoogian. AUTOTECH 1989 SINCE Is your vehicle ready for the Summer Season?!! Recharge your vehicle's AC for the warm weather! Includes up to 1 LB. of Refrigerant* (*Most Vehicles/Some Restrictions May Apply) AC SPECIAL Only $69.95 DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! CASH FOR YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV! 2012 HONDA PILOT EXL 2011 FORD FESTIVA Loaded, One Owner, Sunroof, Back-up Camera, Warranty, Only 101K Miles! TRADES WELCOME! $15,900 Financing Available! Only 105K Miles, Clean Title, Save Money on Gas! Great Commuter Car! TRADES WELCOME! $5,995 (781) 321-8841 • (617) 571-9869 Easy 1236 EasternAve • Malden EddiesAutotech.com Vehicle! We Pay Cash For Your

Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 ASKS | FROM PAGE 3 myself that I’m so lucky to be loving you, so lucky to be the one that you run to see you in the evening, when the day is through; I only know what I know, the passing years have shown, you have to keep our love so young and so new. The power behind me was one who sacrificed her life. True love demands a sacrifice, and she was willing to do that for me. Something had to be done, and she did it and she’s still doing it. Q: How did the name Tony Barrie Marching Band come into being? A: I already had the name Tony Barrie from the Totem Pole Ballroom. And the Saugus Vets Band just didn’t sound right, so I printed on the base drum, “Tony Barrie Band” with my telephone number. And it was born. It just evolved. Q: Originally, your band was … A: Jack Lee, Arthur Matrona, Saugus Vets … and Saugus Vets didn’t sound too exciting, so I combined the dance band with the marching band into one element: Tony Barrie Band. Yipee! And we were born and never gave it a thought. Q: How often do you perform now? A: We don’t do any parades. We haven’t done a parade since 2019. Q: So, you had been doing parades up until COVID-19? A: Oh, I loved marching! But the year 2006 was a disaster. I had a sore on my ankle, and gangrene had set in, and I wound up losing my leg. I said to the doctors at the hospital, “You have destroyed me.” That’s when I turned into something else, and I said, “Okay, what do I do now?” So, I had a friend who played the electric piano. He and I comLaw Offices of Terrence W. Kennedy 512 Broadway, Everett • Criminal Defense • Personal Injury • Medical Malpractice Tel: (617) 387-9809 Cell: (617) 308-8178 twkennedylaw@gmail.com bined, so we go to retirement homes, rest homes, assisted living homes – to brighten up the day for them. Q: What has been the secret of your success? A: We weren’t interacting with the spectators. Nobody was having fun. It was just a job. Something was wrong, so I purchased the Jack Lee Band. I paid Jack Lee’s widow $1,000 in 1949. I still have my fatherin-law’s hat – a Navy officer’s hat. I hired a dance band who wanted to have some fun. I wanted to interact with the crowds, so the first time I introduced ‘Happy Birthday to you,’ I played Happy Birthday to everybody. We were having fun. Q: You were doing that up until COVID-19? A: Yes. Q: Now, any plans of returning? A: Well, I’ve been getting calls to start again. Q: Do you plan to? A: Well, my wife says “No.” And I’m just thinking it’s a lot of effort now for me just to go out. I have to go down 10 stairs. I’m not that steady on my foot anymore. I need assistance. I don’t let people pamper me. I’m independent. So I don’t know – I’m between and betwixt, as they say. Anyway, occasionally they invite me to sing at a nursing home, to motivate people to live and get well. I motivate people to participate in life, to make it through their golden years. Q: What’s your favorite instrument? A: Saxophone. Oh, I loved it – alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, clarinet, violin – but the alto sax, it was like it was a part of me. I could sing into it, and out would come lovely music. Q: And as you look back on your musical career, what gives you the most satisfaction? A: The fact I’m still going, making people happy with music, but now a different phase of it. I sing to them. I look them in the eye. I call their name out. I make them smile. What the hell is better than that!? Q: What was your most memorable performance? The dance band or the marching band. A: Playing at a gay parade in Cambridge. Wow! I never knew I was so popular – TV cameras – and WBZ radio is interviewing me. Q: About the gay parade? A: Yeah! But I didn’t know it was the gay parade. Q: And you got a lot of interesting questions when you got home? A: Yeah. The priest was calling my house. Q: What are you doing marching in the gay parade? A: They didn’t say that. They would ask my kids, “Well, what was this about your father?” They couldn’t figure it out either, but they had seen me on TV. Q: So, the priest was a little upset? A: Well, he was a little puzzled. I was singing in church. Q: Now, when you think of July 4, that was a big deal in your prime, right? A: Ohhh, four parades in one day! Q: Four in one day? A: Beverly Farms, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Sudbury and Wakefield – they all gave me time to go from one to the other, and it was fun all day. I didn’t think of it as a job; it was enjoyable. And the guys had fun. They all enjoyed playing for me because I made them come alive. Q: What’s your favorite number? A: I guess “Over There” – Da da da–da da da! It’s alive. Q: And you do “When the Saints go marching in.” Is that a favorite? A: Well, yah. It’s one of them. That’s what we kick off with. And then we go into “Over There.” And then the Marines hymn. We had a routine. Q: Now, you played a lot of Memorial Day parades here in town [Saugus]? A: The same way I do two jobs. In one day, at least. I would do three if I could get there. Well, we did them all. Q: And Ann? Talk about your wife Ann’s role in your musical career. A: She was a force behind me, encouraging me all the time, helping me. Q: Did she go to all four parades when you did the July Fourth parades? A: Oh, of course! She used to drive the car. Q: Really? A: Sure! And then she’d find a parking space and wait for me to come back. Q: What were the most members you had in your band? How big were you at one point? A: 20. Q: And how big were you the last time you performed? A: I think I had 15. Q: Looking back over your long career, anything memorable stick out? A: Back in the 50’s, my dance band played at the Copley Plaza. Twin girls married twin boys. It was right there in Life Magazine. I did a thing at Copley Plaza for James Michael Curley (a controversial Boston mayor who served time in prison during his last term). That’s a story in itself. Q: So, what’s it like as you’re approaching 100? You got any secrets you want to share? A: Like I say, the whole thing … I hope people start to realize that there’s more to love than hugs and kisses and all that sort of stuff. There’s more to it. Q: Is there a special message that you want to convey? A: It’s all for you – all the way, like Frank Sinatra used to sing. “When somebody loves you, it’s no good unless they love you all the way.” I know the lyrics. I can sing them. They just flow out. Q: Who is your favorite singer? A: Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. Q: Between the two, who would you rather sing with? A: Either one. I’m delighted for the opportunity to sing for people. I’m delighted to sing for my wife, to tell her how much I really love her, “every time after time, I tell myself, I’m so lucky to be loving you.” Q: Do you sing to her regularly, like Mother’s Day? Or her birthday? Or your anniversary? A: Yes, every now and then, and I write her notes – a lot of notes. She was the one I was forgetting until I woke up. I said to myself, “Hey, without her, where would you be?” Q: Anything else that you ASKS | SEE PAGE 9

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 Page 9 Northeast Metro Tech awarded $300K Grant for Saturday Program W AKEFIELD – Superintendent David DiBarri is pleased to share that Northeast Metro Tech has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation to support the school’s Saturday Program. The grant will be distributed over 10 years, during which time Northeast Metro Tech will receive $30,000 in funding annually for the program. industries, such as automotive technology, business technology, drafting and design, carpentry, cosmetology, culinary arts, design & visual communications, electrical, health assisting, heating, ventilation & air conditioning/refrigeration, metal fabrication, plumbing and robotics. Divided into three, four-week programs, courses through the Saturday Program are free and are awarding us this generous grant and for recognizing the value of our program,” said Superintendent DiBarri. “This funding will allow us to continue off ering this program with certainty for the next 10 years, and give more students an opportunity to access career and technical education.” Northeast Metro Tech encourages all those interested to apply for the Saturday Program, the next off ering of which will begin in early October. Students looking to register for the summer off ering or a future program can email their school guidance counselor or Program Director Joseph O’Brien at jobrien@northeastmetrotech.com. This grant is a part of the Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. In total, 140 grant winners were chosen, each receiving a minimum of $100,000. The Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program primarily supports nonprofi ts in Massachusetts in the Middlesex, Essex and Suff olk Counties. For more information on the Cummings Foundation grants, visit cummingsfoundation.org. You asked... for more Memory Care units. SCHEDULE A TOUR jfazekas@chelseajewish.org 617.887.0826 The Saturday Program offers students from the district’s sending communities who do not attend the career and technical education school in grades nine through 12 an opportunity to learn more about ASKS | FROM PAGE 8 want to share with the readers of Saugus? A: I want to thank them all if they remember me. And I want to thank Mark Vogler for spending this time talking to a 99-year-old guy, who is still alive. Yep. Unbelievable. I hope people who read your article take a different view of life and love and realize that true life depends on sacrifi ce. People get the wrong idea of marriage and devotion. It’s not all kisses led by a Northeast Metro Tech instructor. Participants in the program follow an abridged version of each shop’s curriculum. “We are so grateful to the Cummings Foundation for and hugs and sex. There’s much more to it. If people realized this, they would be much happier in their marriage. I try to motivate people to try to participate in life. Q: Well, you are pretty sharp. A: I still have it. Q: Yep, you’re very lucid. You have your hearing. You can articulate, so you maybe minus one leg, but you’re still in the game. A: I’m still in the game. Right. Right on. It’s been a pleasure to see you. Aluminum Everett 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 63 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for over half a century. We must be doing something right!” Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! family since 1958 • 60 •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Fully Licensed •Roofing •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roofing • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! Everett Aluminum We heard you! More Florence & Chafetz Assisted Living units opening soon. Campuses in Chelsea, Peabody and Longmeadow www.chelseajewish.org • 617.887.0826 Summer is Here!

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark E. Vogler H ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. Wildlife Encounters Monday! It sounds like there’s going to be a fun event on Monday (July 12) at 9:30 a.m. at the Saugus Ironworks National Historic Site. It’s being promoted by the Saugus Public Library as a “live animal show” that’s also “Interactive, educational and fun.” The press release issued by the Saugus Public Library also notes that it will include “farm life”, “pet life” and friendlier wild species of Ambassador Animals. Most of these animals are rescues that were injured, abandoned or displaced… “And they all have their own personal stories! At our discretion – all of these animals may be hands-on.” Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center & Farm School of New Hampshire will be leading the live animal program. Their Jr. Zookeeper program celebrates animals and is being held in honor of the Library’s Tails and Tales themed Summer Reading program. It’s informative, interactive and fun. Folks are welcome to bring a blanket or chair. For further details or in case of rain, please check the library’s online event calendar on the morning of the program. Sounds like a fun program for kids of all ages. Stumped by the sketch artist Nobody submitted the right answer to last week’s entry in the weekly “Guess Who Got Sketched?” contest. Here’s last week’s answer, offered by the person who goes by the name of The Sketch Artist: “The answer to last week’s Sketch is the very talented Photographer Ms. Tara Vocino! And here she is in her own words quoted below: “Tara Vocino has been freelancing for the Saugus Advocate for a few years. Her hobbies include swimming, exercising, church and country music concerts. She grew up attending Blessed Sacrament Parish in Saugus, where she was a youth leader. Living in a small town in Central and Western Massachusetts before moving to this area, she loves the small town feel that Saugus brings. She graduated from Wheaton College in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Religion.” “Thank you Tara keep on shining your light “Yours Truly, “The Sketch Artist” One-day delay for trash/recycling The Town of Saugus reminds residents there is a one-day delay with the trash and recycling collection schedule this week (through tomorrow [Saturday, July 10]), as the July 4 holiday was observed on Monday (July 5). The compost site and recycling site will be open 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. A “Shout-Out” for Tony Barrie As a long-time newspaperman who has been interviewing people and writing stories for close to a half century, I am always thrilled when I get the chance to interview a World War II veteran or a centenarian. So, it was pretty special when I got to spend a couple of hours at Tony Barrie’s home recently. The thing that impressed me most about Tony was that he was very articulate, had full command of all of his faculties, had no problem listening to my questions and had excellent recall of his memory banks. And when I was uncustomarily late for my interview with him, he actually called my telephone number in addition to the Advocate News office in Everett. It was a fun interview with a man who did not disappoint. Happy birthday, Tony. And I hope you get showered GUESS WHO GOT SKETCHED! In this week’s edition, we continue our weekly feature where a local artist sketches people, places and things in Saugus. Got an idea who was sketched this week? If you do, please email me at mvoge@comcast.net or leave a phone message at 978-683-7773. Anyone who correctly identifies the Saugonian being sketched between now and Tuesday at noon qualifies to have their name put in a green Boston Red Sox hat with a chance to be selected as the winner of a $10 gift certificate, compliments of Dunkin’ at the 1204 Broadway Saugus location (on Route 1 North). But you have to enter to win! Look for the winner and identification in next week’s “The Sounds of Saugus.” Please leave your mailing address in case you are a winner. (Courtesy illustration to The Saugus Advocate by a Saugonian who goes by the name of “The Sketch Artist”) Want to “Shout-Out” a fellow Saugonian? This is an opportunity for our paper’s readers to single out – in a brief mention – remarkable acts or achievements by Saugus residents – or an act of kindness or a nice gesture. Just send an email (mvoge@ comcast.net) with a mention in the subject line of “An Extra Shout-Out.” No more than a paragraph; anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or a photo. with calls from many of the local folks who admire the Tony Barrie Marching Band. A “Shout-Out” for the pet food drive organizers We didn’t receive any nominations this week from readers recommending good candidates worthy of an extra “Shout-Out.” In that case, I shall use my editorial discretion to nominate all those folks working behind the scenes on the Pet Food Donation Drive. I received an email from Marcia Benson, who wanted to let Saugus residents know about the food drive that the Good Hope Food Pantry is hosting now through July 31. Good Hope is located at 47 Grove St. in Lynnfield and is part of the Calvary Christian Church. The pantry is held on Thursday mornings and hundreds of vehicles show up from Saugus and area communities. Saugus residents who would like to donate some food for our fury, four-legged friends can do so by visiting drop-off spots at Saugus Town Hall, Carpenito Real Estate and the Saugus Public Library. Marcia writes that the organizers are seeking wet and dry dog and cat food, treats and litter – and are especially in need of cat food and litter. For more details, check out https://create.piktochart. com/output/55052935-pet-food-drive – or you can email Marcia at Marciabenson5@icloud.com. A community garden update If you are young or old and feel like doing some real earthy community service, why not join the growing team that’s been assisting in the creation of the Community Garden that’s going to help feed the hungry and needy people of Saugus? Here’s this week’s message from Rev. John: “Dear kind and gentle people, “You are all warmly invited to join us to help in the garden this Friday or Saturday anytime between 9 and 11. It is my hope that the weather will be a bit more accommodating of the laborers in the field. “The tomatoes, potatoes, radishes, squash, zucchini, and carrots are doing amazingly well. Some crafty rabbits have made a hole in the fence and have consumed the lettuce and stringbeans. I am grateful to North East Nursery for giving us 100 pepper seedlings (unappealing to rabbits) to replace that which the rabbits have consumed. We will be planting them this weekend. “I am grateful for the 100 tomato cages which Saugus citizens have dropped off. “I look forward to seeing a number of you this weekend. “Peace, “John+” Contact The Rev. John Beach of St. John’s Episcopal Church to get the latest update on how the garden is doing and what you can do to help. Anyone who wants to help out Rev. John on this noble project can call him at 774-961-9881 or send him an email at revjbeach@gmail.com. We will keep you posted as the garden continues to grow. Remember folks, this is your garden. Be a part of it. About the veterans’ bricks Board of Selectmen Vice-Chair Corinne Riley, who is involved with a lot of veterans’ events and programs in town, passed this note along: “The Saugus Veterans Council would like to inform those who ordered bricks prior to May 2021, which were displayed at the Memorial Day Ceremony, that those bricks will be installed at Veterans Park mid August and will be dedicated on Veterans Day.” Summer Reading Program at the library This comes from Amy Melton, Head of Children’s Services at Saugus Public Library: “The Saugus Public Library is reopening just in time for its annual summer reading program. Although the school year is ending, it doesn’t mean that the opportunity to learn and grow has. This summer kids of all ages will explore the animal kingdom as the Saugus Public Library presents its ‘Tails and Tales’ summer reading program. Activities will include Take & Make crafts, virtual STEM programming, storytimes, outdoor performers and more. “The Saugus Public School District recommends that students read at least 20 minutes a day this summer. The library is here to help families create a summer reading routine that is fun for kids and their families. The 2021 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult. “We reward our readers! We’ve once again partnered with local businesses to reward summer reading. We’d like to thank those businesses who generously donated prizes and the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library who purchased others. We’re also participating in Read to Bead – kids collect reading Brag Tags and colorful beads as they go. “Families are encouraged to register for the animal themed ‘Tails and Tales’ Summer Reading Program using the Beanstack app. It’s easy – just download the Beanstack app, register under the Saugus Public Library, and you’re on your way. It’s like a Fitbit for reading! For more information, or to register in person, stop by the library or visit our website (www.sauguspubliclibrary.org/children/summer-reading-program/). “It’s been a challenging school year. It’s important

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 Page 11 to keep reading to retain skills – and an opportunity to catch up with peers. Research shows that children who do not read during the summer fall behind. The effect is cumulative – over many summers these students fall significantly behind their peers. “Most importantly perhaps, it’s an opportunity to build a reading routine: turn off the media, sit with a child, and enjoy some beautiful story books. Try reading a longer book to them, and let them read to you. With Beanstack kids can take a safari around the world to learn about animals on different continents, listen to animal stories from around the world and do research on their favorites. “Need some help finding registering for summer reading, or finding a ‘just-right book’ for your child? Stop by the library and see us! All programs are free of charge.” A political candidate’s primer It’s almost that time of year again – which happens every two years. The political season for those who are considering reelection to various offices in town government – or those who aspire to replace them – begins in about two weeks: Monday, July 19. That’s the day when candidates considering political office will be able to pick up their nomination papers. For those who are interested, here’s something you can cut out and tape or attach to your refrigerator. Town of Saugus Election Calendar for 2021 Here are some important dates released by the Saugus Town Clerk’s Office: July 19: Local election nomination papers become available. Sept. 7 at 5 p.m.: Last day for incumbent Town Meeting Members wishing to become a candidate for reelection to submit written notice to the Town Clerk. Sept. 10 at 5 p.m.: Last day to OBTAIN nomination papers. Sept. 14 at 5 p.m.: Last day for candidates to SUBMIT nomination papers to the Board of Registrars (Town Clerk’s Office) for certification of signatures. Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.: Last day to file objections or withdrawals. Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m.: Drawing of ballot positions (Town Hall Auditorium). Oct. 13 from 8:15 a.m.-8 p.m.: Last day to register to vote. Fifty (50) certified signatures of registered voters are required for the Board of Selectmen, School Committee, and Housing Authority. Ten (10) certified signatures of registered voters are required for Town Meeting Members. Signatures must be of registered voters in the candidate’s precinct. Oct. 26: Office of Campaign Finance Reports are due on this Monday, the 8th day preceding the election. Nov. 2: Town Elections. Dec. 2: Office of Campaign Finance Reports are due on the 30th day following the election. All candidates are expected to comply with the Town of Saugus Zoning Bylaws (Article 7, Section 7.3, Sub-Section 8) regarding political signs. CHaRM Center Recycling Drop-Off site open for season The community’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) site has opened. This site will remain 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. At the CHaRM center, the Town of Saugus 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. No shredded paper is accepted for on-site recycling. Additional acceptable items include TVs and computers (up to three per year per address); 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 to remove the bags from the site. Also, rigid plastics are not being accepted for recycling at this time. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-231-4036 with questions or for more information. Compost Site open The town compost site has opened to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. Stickers are required to gain seasonal access to the site. Stickers may be purchased for $25.00 at the Department of Public Works (DPW) located at the Compost Site when making your visit to the Compost Site. The Town accepts checks only for payment of the $25.00. No cash will be accepted. Kindly bring a check when visiting. Thank you! Compost Site stickers must be permanently placed on the lower left corner of residents’ automobile windshields. Vehicles registered out of state are not permitted. Yard waste must be disposed of in brown compost bags or open containers. The Town of Saugus will accept grass clippings, leaves and brush. As in years past, no branches or limbs larger than three inches in diameter are permitted. We ask all residents to please wear a mask and maintain and respect social distancing from others while visiting the site. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-231-4036 with questions or for more information. Help the Vietnam Vets “Roll to DC” A reminder from Joseph “Dennis” Gould, a Vietnam War Era veteran who served four years with the U.S. Navy; he has organized a fundraising drive that will help area Vietnam Era veterans visit Washington, D.C., in the fall of next year. “I am glad to announce that we will have a ‘Roll to DC’ for Vietnam Era Veterans from Melrose, Saugus, Lynn and surrounding towns September 2022.” The managers will be Saugus VFW Post # 2346. Gould will be Chair and David Nelson (Saugus American Legion) and Stacey Minchello (Melrose Senior Center) will be Vice-Chairs. Post #2346 Quartermaster Stan King will be Treasurer. It will be a four-night trip to D.C., staying at The Presidential Inn on Joint Base Andrews – the home of presidential aircraft. It will include a ceremony and wreath-laying at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and the Tomb of Unknown Soldier as well as visiting all military memorials and statues. “We are looking for major sponsorship and donations from all. The Vietnam Veterans will go on this trip free, but it will take approximately $70,000 of sponsorship and donations,” Gould said. If you would like to be a major sponsor, please contact Gould at cell 617-257-4847 or email Jdgould1969@aol.com. If you would like to send in a donation, please make check out to: “Saugus VFW – Roll to DC” and write “Roll to DC 2022” in the comment line and mail it to: Saugus VFW Post 2346; 190C Main St.; Saugus, MA 01906 Any questions or if you would like to volunteer to assist the committee, please contact Dennis at contact info above. Food Pantry still open The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry will continue to remain open on Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. despite concerns over COVID-19. They have made adjustments to protect their core of volunteers and the needy people who receive the food. For the protection of volunteers & clients, and to limit personal contact and crowding/gathering, the food pantry has been distributing prebagged groceries. Even though clients may receive items they don’t want or need, food pantry organizers feel this is the best course of action to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. Those in need, even for short-term or onetime assistance, are encouraged to come. The food pantry is in the basement of Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. in Saugus. Helping the Vet During these challenging times, your local Veterans’ Service Officers (VSOs) would like to share some information on a benefit program that is available to those who qualify. If you are a Veteran or the surviving spouse of a Veteran, the “Chapter 115 Benefits Program” is a Massachusetts state initiative that provides financial aid for Veterans and/ or their surviving spouses who reside in Massachusetts and meet certain income and asset guidelines. Benefits may include monthly ordinary benefits and/or payment/reimbursement for medical expenses. Whether you are laid off, in transition or living on a fixed income, the program is designed to provide short-term or long-term assistance as needed to provide relief. The program is overseen by the Massachusetts Department Veterans’ Services (DVS), which runs the program in partnership with local VSOs. Every town or district in Massachusetts has a VSO. VSOs assist Veterans and their dependents in learning about, applying for and receiving Chapter 115 benefits. VSOs can also help you in applying for other benefits and connecting with local resources. Your local VSO handles applications, obtains program approval from DVS and provides local benefits. The program is funded by a combination of state and local funds. DVS pays for 75% of the approved benefits, and your city or town pays for 25%. There are income and asset limits for the program. As a general rule, income and asset requirements are: Family of 1 – monthly income less than $2,081and an asset limit of $5,000. Family of 2 – monthly income less than $2,818 and an asset limit of $9,800. To determine if you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Chapter 115 program, visit the following link and follow the instructions – https:// massvetben.org/ – or call your local VSO for more information. The VSOs are also able to help Veterans apply for Federal VA benefits and local benefits and provide food assistance monthly. For example, did you know that if you own a home and have a VA service–connected disability, you are eligible for a partial or full exemption of your property taxes? “Please contact your local Veterans’ Service Officer for more information on any of the services mentioned. We are all here to assist. We are regularly checking voicemails and emails as we continue to work remotely and in our offices throughout COVID-19.” Melrose: Karen Burke; 781-979-4186; kburke@cityofmelrose.org Wakefield: David Mangan; 781-246-6377; dmangan@wakefield.ma.us Saugus: Jay Pinette; 781-231-4010; jpinette@saugus-ma.gov 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 over five years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@ comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15- to 20-minute interview over a hot drink at a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee or tea. Or, if you prefer to continue practicing social distancing and be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 crisis. If it’s a nice day, my preferred site for a coffee and interview would be the picnic area of the Saugus Iron Works.

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 SAUGUS GARDENS IN THE PANDEMIC Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable T By Laura Eisener his week’s topic was inspired by garden club member Kathy Murphy’s wonderful insect photos. Kathy says, “Life abounds around us, above us, and below us and if we look, listen, and really hear we can sometimes be surprised at the beautiful and amazingly engineered creatures.” If you are severely entomophobic, you might want to avoid reading this column this week! Based on discussions with clients and acquaintances, and not on any scientific study, distaste for insects and other “creepy crawlies,” as well as snakes, squirrels and even chipmunks, may be keeping some people from enjoying gardening. In a recent insect survey sponsored by Zevo, a pest control manufacturer, people ranked their “most hated” insects, and the “winner” was the cockroach. A few non-insects (spider, mites and worms) also found their way onto the survey list. While the results were interesting, it made me think I have different attitudes than many of the respondents to that survey. Insects frequently mentioned included disease carriers like mosquitos and ticks (the latter not actually insects but arachnids), and crop destroyers, such as some locusts, as well as somewhat more surprising choices, like bees and ladybugs. Since most kids and adults I know like ladybugs (Coccinellidae) and appreciate the services they perform in devouring some garden pests, I can only assume it was some unpleasant experience with nonnative ladybugs which sometimes invade homes that got them ranked on this list at all. Among my gardening friends, there are many insects that might be seen as “most loved,” and these would include butterflies, bees and other pollinators, and certainly beneficial insects like ladybugs. Clearwing hummingbird moth, also known as humming bug (Hemaris thysbe) is an interesting moth active in the daytime. Its fluttering wings and activity around flowers where it seeks nectar make it look a lot like a hummingbird. Like actual hummingbirds, it seems to be especially fond of tubular flowers as an adult. At this time of year, it is likely to be seen around bee balm, honeysuckle and trumpet vine, but it will AN ADULT SWALLOWTAIL: (Papilio sp.) seeking nectar at swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) on Fairmount Avenue. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) A FUTURE BUTTERFLY: This caterpillar that climbed up a host plant, fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), a few weeks ago might have become the swallowtail (Papilio sp.) butterfly seen in the same garden this week! (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) MONARCH BUTTERFLY: This colorful butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is on rose campion (Silene coronaria) on Fairmount Avenue. As adults, they seek the nectar of a wide variety of plants, but larvae must develop on milkweed. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) MILKWEED BLOSSOM: Butterflies and bees are both attracted to these blossoms (Asclepias syriaca) at the Saugus Ironworks, and monarch butterfly larvae feed on the foliage. It is park policy to protect these plants because of their importance as host plants to monarch butterflies. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) hover around many other garden flowers, too. In its larval stage it is a hornworm (meaning that it appears to have a hornlike structure on its back end) which feeds on cherry, hawthorn and several other species. A relative, the tomato hornworm (Manduca quinquemaculata), is well known to vegetable gardeners. Because of its appealing behavior, resemblance to hummingbirds and usefulness in pollinating garden plants, adult humming bugs are very popular in gardens. Praying mantises, predators of both harmful and beneficial insects, are often sold to help control garden pests. They are also one of the most popular insects for keeping as a house pet, usually in an aquarium or similar enclosure. Introduced species like Chinese mantis (Tenodora sinensis) and European mantis (Mantis religiosa) are commonly found in our neighborhoods. They are experts at camouflage and often wait motionless on a plant or the ground for prey to come to them. Unfortunately, they are known to eat bees, small reptiles and amphibians and even small birds as well as garden pests. Chinese mantis is the largest species, often measuring over 4" long, while the European species is 3" or so. Many people are planting milkweed and other butterfly-friendly plants in hopes of encouraging a return of species like monarch butterflies, whose numbers have seriously dwindled in recent years. At the Saugus Ironworks, wild milkweed plants are encouraged for this reason, and many groups as well as individuals are planting pollinator-friendly gardens. Saugus Ironworks Park Ranger Paul Kenworthy has seen a few monarch butterflies this summer at the site, but not as many as in former years. The Saugus Garden Club a few years ago planted a butterfly garden at Breakheart Reservation, near the exercise area. I enjoy seeing the bees and other pollinating insects in the flowers in my garden. Last year I saw a monarch occasionally, but up until Wednesday I hadn’t seen a single one. Then I was weeding and my husband came out the door and pointed out a monarch butterfly right behind me, and then within minutes the swallowtail showed up, too! Editor’s Note: Laura Eisener is a landscape design consultant who helps homeowners with landscape design, plant selection and placement of trees and shrubs, as well as perennials. She is a member of the Saugus Garden Club and offered to write a series of articles about “what’s blooming in town” shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was inspired after seeing so many people taking up walking.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 Page 13 Saugus Ironworks staff rescues snapper from harm's way When traffi c really moves at a turtle’s pace in Saugus By Laura Eisener T here was high drama on Central Street on Wednesday (July 7) morning when a snapping turtle (Chelhydra serpentina) tried to cross the road right at the curve by the Saugus Ironworks. A passerby tried to alert motorists who might have been coming around the curve since those traveling south might not see it before it was too late. Saugus TURTLE’S | SEE PAGE 17 A JAYWALKING TURTLE: This snapping turtle slowed down traffi c while crossing Central Street near the Saugus Ironworks National Historic Site on Wednesday (July 7) morning. (Courtesy photo by Laura Eisener to The Saugus Advocate) S S n i r Top Smartphones for Tech-Shy Seniors Sa e a a BY JIM MILLER S th f T hSh Si Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good smartphones for older seniors? I would like to get my 78-year-old mother to upgrade to a smartphone but want something that’s easy for her to see and use. Dear Shopping, There are actually several smartphones I can recommend that will provide your mother a simpler, less intimidating smartphone experience. Here are my top three options. Apple iPhones: Because of the quality and functionality of Apple products, an iPhone is a great choice for seniors who are inexperienced with technology. But, to make it easier for you mom to use, you’ll need to set it up and customize it to meet her needs and preferences. To set-up your mom’s iPhone and make it senior-friendly, start by cleaning-up/decluttering the home screen, which you can do by deleting the apps your mom won’t use and hiding the apps she’ll rarely use in labeled folders or the App Library. The fewer options the better! You’ll also want to set up a small number of contacts (with photos) to family and friends that your mom frequently communicates with and install some apps she would enjoy using. Finally, iPhones have a wide variety of built-in accessibility features you can turn on depending on your mom’s needs. These features, which you access through the phone’s settings, can help users that have diminished vision, hearing impairment, hand dexterity problems or cognitive loss. Some popular accessibility features among older iPhone users include larger text and icon display, zoom (screen magnifi cation), magnifi er (turns iPhone into a magnifying glass), increased volume and alerts, voice control, fi nd my iPhone, and emergency SOS and medical ID set up. But there are dozens of other tweaks you can make to enhance your mom’s experience with her iPhone. For a rundown of the diff erent accessibility features and instructions on how to set them up, see Apple.com/accessibility. If you’re interested in this option, the iPhone 12 (5G, 6.1-inch display screen, $800) or iPhone 12 mini (5G, 5.4-inch screen, $700) are excellent choices. Or, for a more budget-friendly phone consider the iPhone SE (4.7-inch screen, $400) that came out in 2020. Samsung Galaxy: If you’re an android phone user and would like to get your mom a phone that you’re familiar with, you should consider a Samsung. All Samsung phones offer an “Easy Mode” feature in their settings that boosts the text and icon size, and simplifies the home-screen layout and contacts, which makes these phones a nice option for seniors or tech-newbies. These phones also have a variety of accessibility features -see Samsung.com/us/accessibility/galaxy-mobile for instructions – that can accommodate your mom’s needs. The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (6.2-inch screen, $800) or more moderately priced Galaxy A71 5G (6.7-inch screen, $600) are good choices to consider here. Lively Smart: Another less expensive option to consider is to purchase your mom a smartphone that’s specifi cally designed for seniors. The best one available is the new Lively Smart off ered by Best Buy. This phone has a 6.2-inch screen, large text and a simple list-based menu that provides one-touch access to frequently used features like video chat, camera, email and more. It also off ers a nice variety of optional health and safety features you can add on like:\ • Urgent Response, which is a mobile medical alert service that would connect your mom to a Lively agent in emergency situations, 24/7, who would confi rm her location and get her the help she needs. • Urgent Care, which would let your mom to speak to a registered nurse or board-certifi ed doctor anytime. • Lively Link, which is an app that sends alerts to family and friends if your mom calls urgent response. • Personal Operator Service, who can assist your mom with tasks like helping fi nd addresses, setting up appointments booking Lively Rides through a partnership with Lyft and much more. The Lively Smart is available online at Lively.com or at Best Buy stores for $150. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. 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Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives and senators from the week of June 28July 2. OVERRIDE BAKER’S VETO OF PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENT FOR SOLDIERS’ HOME (S 2439) House 130-30, Senate 37-3, overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of a section of the bill authorizing $400 million to fund the construction of a new Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. The section requires the home be built under a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) that ensures that union labor will be used to build the facility by mandating a pre-bid, prehire collective bargaining agreement for the construction. “This [PLA] requirement threatens the viability of this project by limiting fair competition and disproportionately reducing opportunities for minority, women and veteran-owned businesses,” wrote Gov. Charlie Baker in his veto message. “It will also raise the overall costs of this project precipitously and may result in a labor shortage, putting the project and project timeline in jeopardy.” “PLAs create barriers to entry that eliminate the equality of opportunity that is central to the commonwealth’s public construction process,” continued Baker. “While PLAs do not technically prohibit non-union contractors from bidding on a project, PLA terms make it cost prohibitive and impractical for any non-union member to participate.” “I voted to uphold the project labor agreement provision…because it establishes practical standards for fair pay and workplace safety,” said Senate Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton). “In addition, the language … includes key safeguards designed to ensure inclusion and equity amongst project contractors. Construction initiatives throughout the commonwealth have successfully implemented project labor agreements in recent years and I am pleased the hardworking employees tasked with building this new facility will be able to rely on reasonable workplace conditions.” “Gov. Baker recognizes the risk that the project-labor agreement could bring to the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home project,” said Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton) who opposed the PLA provision. “Not only will it exclude the opportunity for women and minority owned businesses to bid on components of the project, but the PLA could also signal unforeseen budget expenditures that drive the cost over budget. These risks will threaten the commonwealth’s ability to secure VA funding that is needed to match the commonwealth’s financial commitment in this bill.” “This [PLA] language and resulting agreement will ensure that hard-earned, taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently to build a new soldiers’ home that is on time, on budget and worthy of the veterans it will serve,” said Sen. Paul Feeney (D-Foxborough) the Senate sponsor of the language. “The language … commits to recruiting and hiring a workforce that is diverse, local, safe, well-trained and highly skilled. Despite the governor’s vocal opposition, the Senate took steps by overriding his veto, to assist women, minority and veteran owned businesses in creating jobs and opportunities now and in the future, as well as expanded opportunities for many local working-class people in the construction trades.” In an unusual occurrence, Senate Ways and Means chairman Sen. Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport) broke with Senate President Karen Spilka and her leadership team was one of only three senators and the only Democrat to vote with the governor against the PLA. Beacon Hill Roll Call asked Rodrigues why he voted against the PLA. His spokesman Bently Holt responded, “The senator is tied up in conference and so will not be issuing a statement on this.” Rodrigue also voted against the PLA agreement when it was up for a vote in April. At that time, he told the State House News Service, “I have problems with anytime we limit competition on any sort of public construction projects. I think more competition is healthier for everyone. It’s better for the taxpayers.” (A “Yes” vote is for overriding Baker’s veto and favors the PLA provision. A “No” vote is for sustaining the governor’s veto and against the PLA provision.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Donald Wong No Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes $200 MILLION FOR LOCAL ROADS AND BRIDGES (S 2486) Senate 39-0, approved a bill that includes authorizing $200 million in one-time funding for the maintenance and repair of local roads and bridges in cities and towns across the state. The package is a bond bill under which the funding would be borrowed by the state through the sale of bonds. The House has already approved a different version of the proposal and a House-Senate conference committee will likely work out a compromise. “Safe roads, reliable bridges and modernized transit infrastructure made possible through this bill exemplifies the Senate’s approach to public transportation,” said Senate Transportation Committee Chair Joe Boncore (D-Winthrop). “The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have made the need for this funding more urgent. These investments will provide critical funding for shovel-ready transportation projects in our cities and towns, create jobs and support local and regional economies.” “The measure we passed today will provide our cities and towns with the resources they need to invest in critical infrastructure projects,” said Senator Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth). “Investing in our roads, sidewalks and bridges is an investment in the longevity and safety of our communities.” “It is good news that the…bill jumped another hurdle on Beacon Hill and is moving ahead,” said Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) Executive Director Geoff Beckwith. “The construction season is getting shorter with each passing day, and there is a huge need to enact the bill now. Communities depend on these funds for critical road repair projects. We are also asking that the state add to this $200 million … bill by using some of this year’s large budget surplus to put even more funding on the street, as it has done in past years. MMA estimates that the annual cost of getting and maintaining 30,000 miles of municipal roads into a state of good repair is approximately $600 million, and communities don’t have the resources to get there themselves. While passing the…bill is an important step, going beyond $200 million is essential.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of June 28-July 2, the House met for a total of four hours and 24 minutes while the Senate met for a total of two hours and 45 minutes Mon. June 28 House 11:02 a.m. to 12:14 p.m. Senate 11:14 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Tues. June 29 No House session No Senate session Wed. June 30 House 11:04 a.m. to 2:13 p.m. No Senate session Thurs. July 1 House 11:03 a.m. to 11:06 a.m. Senate 11:17 a.m. to 12:56 p.m. Fri. July 2 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com Saugus High Tennis Team Celebrate their Season at Banquet The SHS Sachems Tennis Team are, from left to right, back row; Alex Couseillant, Rachel Rivas, Cadence Callahan, Lily Comeau, Madison Casaletto, Lanna Queiroz, Amelia Pappagallo, Paige Prezioso, Wiktoria Biegun and Coach Kristen Gerety. Shown front row, same order; Sami Sarnacchiaro, Morgan Belyea, Ashleigh Moore, Madi Riera, Rayaan Jubeili and Diane Jubeili. Sachems Tennis Senior Captain Lanna Queiroz with Coach Kristen Gerety and Senior Paige Prezioso. Enjoying the annual banquet, were, back row, left to right; Coach Kristen Gerety, Wiktoria Birgun, Sami Sarnacchiaro, Rayaan Jubeili, Diane Jubeili. Pictured front row, same order; Lily Comeau, Amelia Pappagallo, Madison Casaletto, Madi Riera, Ashleigh Moore, Alex Couseillant, Cadence Callahan, Morgan Belyea and Rachel Rivas.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 Page 15 ~ ADVOCATE MOVIE REVIEW ~ Black Widow’s first solo mission fails to meet objective; rating: D+ A By Mitch Ringenberg common criticism lobbed towards the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is that each of their movies all look, feel and move pretty much the same. When a promising indie director like Taika Waititi (the New Zealand filmmaker who helmed 2017’s “Thor: Ragnarok”) or recent Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao (this year’s upcoming “Eternals”) is scooped up by Disney to direct their latest Avengers-adjacent blockbuster, it’s often difficult to see their thumbprints in the final product. It’s like when Quentin Tarantino directed a couple episodes of “CSI” back in 2005; these directors are there to film one chapter of a larger story and collect a handsome paycheck while they’re at it. Thus, credit should be given to director Cate Shortland for imbuing “Black Widow” with a noticeably darker tone than previous MCU outings. Set shortly after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” this prequel focuses on the tortured backstory of Scarlett Johansson’s Russian-superspy-turned-Avenger Natasha Romanoff (codename Black Widow). The film is a spy thriller about survivor’s guilt and the trauma women carry after spending time with abusive, domineering men. At least that’s what “Black Widow” wants to be about. Unfortunately, all that thematic ambition is undermined by graceless, CGI-heavy action and lackluster storytelling. This movie desperately wants to capture the grim espionage thrills of “The Bourne Identity,” but it ultimately feels like an inferior imitation. The film begins with an opening credits montage of female child soldiers being brainwashed and trained in lethal combat as a breathy, female-sung cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” MOVIE | SEE PAGE 17

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In an intriguing twist, her family was formed in America during an undercover mission by her parents Alexei (an amusing David Harbour) and Melina (a Rachel Weisz without much to TURTLE’S | FROM PAGE 13 Police Lt. Anthony LoPresti was out on his rounds when he saw the situation, and he stopped to direct traffic for the turtle’s and the public’s safety. A few people stopped to watch. Rick Saulnier of the Ironworks maintenance department, being familiar with turtle activities in the park, picked the turtle up by the shell and brought it over onto park property so it could continue its travel to a nesting site, and everyone continued on their way safely. Park Ranger Paul Kenworthy says many snapping turtles lay eggs in the park near the river at this time of year, and this turtle was likely planning to do exactly that. This one may live in the cranberry bog at the end of Marion Street but was traveling to its annual nesting location. Snapping turtles like sandy locations near water, since it is easier to dig, and as soon as the turtle eggs hatch, the young ones head directly for water, making the Ironworks location perfect for the turtles’ needs. Rick Saulnier, who rescued the turtle, has worked For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-233-4446 or Info@advocatenews.net do), yet once Alexei’s cover is blown, the unit is quickly disbanded, and Natasha and her sister Yelena (Florence Pugh, also wasted here) are turned over to a shady government program in Russia. The film is at its strongest when exploring the strained dynamics between this highly dysfunctional family. A stretch in the middle shows both sisters confronting their parents about the falsehoods of their upbringing. To mom and dad, it was an assignment that got a little too personal; to Natasha and Yelena, it was their entire lives. Yet whenever “Black Widow” appears to be fi nding a groove with its characters, it abruptly shifts gears into a noisy action set piece. Character growth is substituted for bloated spectacle at every turn, and a third act that should be an emotional payfor the park service 24 years. He grew up right behind the park on Lothrop Street. Decades ago, before the pathways in the park were paved, turtles would often try to lay their eggs right in the paths, and the staff would have to move them. Rick did get a little clawed by the turtle, so it is not recommended that people try this on their own! Generally, the best thing is to just let the turtle cross a street on its own, but it may reoff for a family finally coming together to defeat the big baddie is instead a noisy mess with a bunch of people running in front of unconvincing green-screen explosions while atop a crumbling spaceship. Even the smaller action beats fail to satisfy: A hand-tohand fi ght between Johansson and Pugh in a kitchen is clearly an homage to similar, far superior fi ght scenes from “The Bourne Supremacy” and “Atomic Blonde.” However, any potential impact is sapped out by annoying editing techniques. A single kick or punch will contain so many quick cuts that it’s hard to discern who’s doing what. That’s a massive disappointment considering that when you have a superhero as iconic as Black Widow you best be sure to let her shine. “Black Widow” comes to theaters and Disney+ on July 9. quire warning motorists to stop or slow down. Turtles should never be picked up by the tail, and snapping turtles have a longer neck than most people realize and can move pretty fast when they feel it necessary, so bites or scratches are quite likely. The park’s site on the banks of the river makes it an ideal location for many kinds of wildlife, and it is always a good idea to be mindful of safety while enjoying seeing these fascinating animals. OBITUARIES Mary (Gentile) DiGiacomo Also known as, Maria of Saugus, formerly of Malden and Everett entered into eternal rest peacefully, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 94 years old passing just two days before becoming 95 years of age. Born in Caserta, Italy, Mary worked at Charleston Chew as a candy maker for many years. Mary was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Pietronilla Gentile. Beloved wife of the late Joseph DiGiacomo. Dear and devoted mother of Elisa Guardia and her late husband, Ettore of Everett, Tony DiGiacomo and his wife, Cristina of Saugus and Vincent DiGiacomo and his wife, Angela of Saugus. Sister of Anna Millefi orini of Italy. Mary was the loving grandmother of 7 cherished grandchildren and 6 cherished great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Mary's visitation in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark Street (Corner of Main Street) Everett, Friday, July at 8:30 a.m. followed by her funeral Mass in St. Anthony's Church 38 Oakes St. Everett at 10 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of fl owers, contributions in Mary's memory to the charity of one's choice would be sincerely appreciated. Parking with attendants on duty.

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 swimming: 1895, 1912 or 1921? 11. July 12 is Internation1. On July 9, 1932, King C. Gillette died, who invented the safety razor with disposable blades and founded a company in what city? 2. Is wasabi grown outside Japan? 3. What were kayaks originally made of? 4. According to the “Guinness Book of World Records,” the hottest weather ever recorded on earth (134) was on July 10, 1913, where? 5. Who was the only U.S. president to pay all the national debt (in 1835)? 6. What is a mud pot? 7. On July 11, 1977, who was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom? 8. What do bull, hammerhead and nurse have in common? 9. What does JPEG stand for? 10. In what year were women first allowed to participate in Olympic al Town Crier Day; what New England beach town has had a town crier since the mid-1800’s? 12. Charles Babbage has been called the “Father” of what? 13. What food has the highest water content – 96% (a member of the gourd family)? 14. On July 13, 1923, the “Hollywoodland” sign (later revised to “Hollywood”) was dedicated; what did it advertise? 15. The first-known recipe for what campfire snack was in a 1927 Girl Scout handbook? 16. By weight, what is the most-consumed melon in the country? 17. On July 14, 2013, the last telegram was sent – in what country that is the second-most populous country? 18. Revere Beach, America’s first public beach, was founded in what year: 1896, 1922 or 1931? 19. The country’s oldest church bells are in what church in Boston? 20. On July 15, 1879, a patent was issued to two men from Worcester, Mass., for the first American “dobby,” which is what? REAL ESTATE TRANSAC TIONS 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 BUYER2 Ochoa, Diego A Cruz, Nelson Alvarez, Jose A Roscoe, Janelle M SELLER1 BBEMP LLC Lanza-Medin, Nassira F Nardone, Denise E Miranda, Patricia SELLER2 Nardone, Edward A Desouza, Messias N Desouza, Terezinha R ADDRESS 30 Susan Dr 38 Ballard St 3 Reservoir Ave CITY Saugus Saugus Saugus DATE 15.06.2021 14.06.2021 14.06.2021 PRICE $580 000,00 $690 000,00 $550 000,00 ANSWERS 1. Boston, Mass. 2. Rarely, due to its ideal growing conditions restricting wide cultivation 3. A framework of whalebone or driftwood covered with skins caulked with whale fat 4. Death Valley, California 5. Andrew Jackson 6. A hot spring with mud and venting gases 7. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 8. They are types of sharks. 9. Joint Photographic Expert Group 10. 1912 (The Olympics first included swimming in 1908.) 11. Provincetown 12. The computer 13. Cucumbers 14. A housing development in the hills near Hollywood 15. S’mores 16. Watermelon 17. India 18. 1896 19. Old North Church 20. A loom attachment used for creating small geometric patterns



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