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At age 14 he was 6 feet 8 inches tall and could slam-dunk a basketball. He was a budding star at Power Memorial Academy in Manhattan where his team won 71 consecutive basketball games. Power Memorial won three consecutive New York City Catholic championships and had a 79-2 record during the play of Alcindor. His nickname became “the tower from Power.” Power won the national high school championship in both his sophomore and junior years and was runner-up as a senior. He was recruited by Jerry Norman, an assistant coach of UCLA, and played for the illustrious John Wooden. Three times UCLA won consecutive national championships with Alcindor, and three times Kareem was selected as the MVP of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament. He missed out as a freshman because NCAA rules forbid freshmen to play. In his first game for the Bruins as a sophomore, he scored 56 points; that earned him the nickname “The New Superstar” by Sports Illustrated. During those three seasons, UCLA won 88 games, losing only two. There was no shot-clock those days, so USC played a stalling game, keeping the ball away from UCLA to win. Kareem was named Player of the Year twice, First Team All-American twice, played on three NCAA national champions, was the Most Outstanding Player three times in the NCAA tourney and was named the first ever Naismith College Player of the Year. He was named the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) College Player of the Year (which later became the Oscar Robinson Trophy) twice, and he was the only player to be the Helms Foundation Player of the Year three times. In a preseason game, the freshman team took on the varsity squad and defeated one of the best team in the nation, 75-60, in the new Pauley Pavilion, where Kareem scored 31 points and had 21 rebounds. Because of his ability, the NCAA banned the dunk, which was later rescinded. The NBA banned college underclassmen to declare early for the draft. 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In sunny locations its three leaflets are likely to be vivid red and orange now, while in the shade they are more inclined to be yellow. This is a good one to watch out for if you are taking walks, since it does occur along the road in many locations, in just about every wooded area and perhaps even the wilder sections of your own yard. While not everyone is susceptible to the urushiol which causes blisters and itchy rashes, it is pretty miserable if you discover you are one of the people who is. The best known trees for bright fall color are surely the sugar maples (Acer saccharum), the same species which gives us delicious syrup in the late winter. They are more abundant in northern New England and at higher elevations, but even towns like Saugus in eastern Massachusetts have quite a few of them mixed in with oaks and other trees in the woods. 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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 ~ THE ADVOCATE ASKS ~ Page 3 Former Saugus Police Dept. K9 officers recall what made their dogs so special Gerry A: When we weren’t working the midnight shift together, he was a family dog. When he was off-duty, he was a pet around the house. When it was time to go to work, he was a completely different dog: He was all business. And he loved half of my coffee and a couple of munchkins to go with it; he enjoyed having coffee with me, and it was like building a bond. We also did a lot of demonstrations for the Boy Scouts, some schools and Kiwanis and the Route One Businessmen’s Association. When everybody was patting him, he became a FORMER | SEE PAGE 6 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 FIRST SAUGUS K9 UNIT: Ralph Nasuti and K-9 Spike. (Courtesy photos to The Saugus Advocate) E ditor’s Note: For this week, we talked to six of the former Saugus Police Department K9 officers who served the town over a period spanning more than a half a century. We asked the officers to recall their favorite memories about the dogs they handled. We were able to interview all but one of the K9 officers – the late Officer Roger Godfrey, who handled K9 Josh. Highlights of our interviews follow. Officer Ralph Nasuti, who worked on the Police Department for 28 years, retired in 1993. He handled K9 Spike and was the first of the Police Department’s K9 officers. Q: So, what is your favorite memory of K9 Spike? A: I was at Russo’s (Candy House) and he saved my life. The guy I was looking for was in the ceiling, up on top of the heating duct. Spike let me know. My dog saved my life that day. Q: How long did you have Spike? A: I had Spike for about 10 years. The dog never left my side. I loved that dog. After my wife, that dog was the best thing in my life. He never left my side. Everywhere I went, I knew I was safe with that dog. He was the greatest thing I had with the Police Department – better than a gun. I cried when he died. Officer James Magill, who served for 34 years on the Saugus police force before retiring in 2001, said his best years were as a handler for K9 Sampson. Q: What was your best memory of K9 Sampson? A: Having the dog by my side all of the time. I would trust the dog before I would trust the men. The dog was very, very loyal. He didn’t like children – young boys – for some reason, so I always kept him away from kids. The dog grew too big. He was a monster when he passed away; he must have weighed 149 pounds. Q: Did he make any big cases? A: Yeah. I remember when he got involved in a stolen car on Route 107. He got the guy out in the marsh. Officer Andrew Evlog, who worked for the Police Department for 39 years, retired in 2005. He handled K9 Huntz for four years. Q: So, what is your favorite K9 Huntz memory? A: We got called in for a break-in at Sears around the jewelry counter. They called me after one in the morning. I took him to the jewelry counter where the glass was smashed and stuff was stolen. I let him sniff the area and he took me to the back of the storage room, where he caught the guy. He had $80,000 worth of jewelry. Sears was so happy that they offered to take care of any expenses for the K9 car – to maintain the vehicle, for oil changes and new tires – but the town said “no.” There were quite a few incidents like that; he did a lot of good work. K9 Huntz was one of the best partners I ever had. Q: So, what made him special?

Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 The Old Burial Ground at Saugus Center gets a new look A By Janice K. Jarosz t a MEG Foundation Board meeting several months ago it was voted to visit the burial ground at Saugus Center to determine what contributions the board could make to improve the conditions of the property and preserve the markings. Town Manager Scott Crabtree granted approval along with John Falasca, head of the Cemetery Department. SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY Call for a Quote 617-387-7466 Or email Rocco@sabatino-ins.com We cover: * Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available Falasca provided leaf bags and offered to pick them up for proper disposal. MEG Foundation Board Member Charlotte Line, also a Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR) member, recently established a DAR Chapter in Saugus. The new Chapter joined with the MEG to support this project. On Sunday, October 4, http://www.sabatino-ins.com SABATINO 564 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 617-387-7466 Hours of Operation are: Mondays - Fridays 9am to 5pm Saturdays by appointment only volunteers from both organizations met and began the work of reviewing headstones, raking, weeding and removing trash. Gail (Witten) Cassarino, a Saugus resident along with Marsha Pease – DAR members from the Brigadier General James Brickett-Old Newbury Chapter – brought with them their expertise in gently cleaning the old headstones with the recommended supplies. MEG Board Member Paula Walsh also volunteered on this project. Cassarino commented that October 11, 1890, was the founding of the DAR and at this time each year members are encouraged to engage in meaningful service to their communities. MEG board members witnessed firsthand the amazing restoration of many of the long forgotten headstones. Their efforts were truly amazing. Our plans are to begin the work of researching those long forgotten Saugonians – the 22 Revolutionary War Veterans, William Taylor, who donated the property, Cornelius Conway Felton, President of Harvard University, the Mansfield and Boardman families, ParDAR-MEG CLEANUP TEAM: A small group of volunteers gathered last Sunday (Oct. 4) in the Old Burial Ground at Saugus Center. Left to right: Justine Dolan, Charlotte Line, Marsha Pease, Gail Cassarino, Judith Askley, John Line, Skylar Ross, Linda Ross, Janice Jarosz and Kathy Giannetta. son Roby and so many others who were patriots and contributed so much to our town. There are 22 Revolutionary War veterans from Saugus buried here. We will continue to improve the appearance of the cemetery and welcome those interested to join us. Last Sunday was the first on-site meeting to access the situation and determine what action we should take. We decided to start a program to clean up the stones and take an inventory of all of them. We will be scheduling another meeting soon. HONORING SAUGUS ANCESTORS: These grave markers at the Old Burial Ground in Saugus Center haven’t looked this good in years. Members of the MEG Foundation Board and the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) gathered at the cemetery last Sunday (Oct. 4) to clean up the burial ground, including the headstones. (Courtesy photos to the Saugus Advocate) PART OF THE WORK PARTY: Gail Cassarino and Marsha Pease help to spruce up the Old Burial Ground at Saugus Center.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 Page 5 The pumpkins will arrive Sunday T he “Pumpkin Truck,” which was delayed leaving New Mexico for the delivery to First Congregational Church in Saugus Center last week, will now arrive on Sunday (Oct. 11). “We’re happy to get this good news so we can fi nally get our Pumpkin Patch up and running,” said Pumpkin Patch Coordinator Carl Spencer. “The church truly enjoys providing the community with pumpkins and hosting this great fall event,” he said. This will signal the start of the Annual Pumpkin Patch, which will run through Halloween, Oct. 31. Pumpkins of all sizes will be displayed on the church lawn and will be available for purchase every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help staff the various shifts for the selling of pumpkins during the month of October. If interested please contact Carl Spencer at 781-233-9196 or just stop by and sign up. Saugus is one of many communities receiving pumpkins from the Navajo Reservation near Farmington, N.M., working with a program called Pumpkin Patch USA, which coordinates the destination of the pumpkins. The church and the Navajo Reservation both benefi t from the pumpkins. Register Online at: www.phunkphenomenon.com AN OCTOBER TRADITION: After a one-week delay because of logistical problems related to COVID-19, a truck from New Mexico carrying pumpkins is expected to arrive at First Congregational Church on Sunday (Oct. 11) Church members and community volunteers are shown (in a previous year) unloading the “Pumpkin Truck.” Pumpkins of all sizes will be available for purchase at the First Congregational Church Pumpkin Patch in Saugus Center through Halloween. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) AUTOTECH 1989 SINCE CA$H FOR YOUR CAR! DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! Cold Hard Cash For Your Car, Truck or SUV! 2012 KIA SOUL One Owner, Most Power Options, 101K Miles, Warranty, Runs & Looks Great! FUN IN THE SUN $6,500 Easy Financing Available! EddiesAutotech.com PRICED RIGHT! $5,350 781-321-8841 1236 EasternAve • Malden We Pay Cash For Your Vehicle! 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT Leather, Loaded with Moon Roof, One Owner, Warranty, Only 104K Miles CLASSES OFFERED FOR FALL SEASON HIP HOP | BREAKDANCING MUSIC & DANCE APPRECIATION | SALSA CONTEMPORARY | BALLET ADVANCED COMBO CLASSES TAP | PHUNK SNAP SASSY VOGUE 1886 Revere Beach Parkway (above Popeyes & Dunkin Donuts) in Everett 617-389-9111 / For more information, email LILPHUNK2@AOL.COM FROM MTVʼS AMERICAʼS BEST DANCE CREW

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Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 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. The future of K9 units in Saugus It was clear from last Friday’s ceremony at Riverside Cemetery: the K9 Unit has been a great asset at various times in the history of the Saugus Police Department. But there have been some gaps, like the yearplus hiatus since the death of the beloved K9 Bruin in March of last year and the retirement several months later of the dog’s handler, Officer Tim Fawcett. Saugus Police Chief Michael Ricciardelli said in a brief interview yesterday that a lot of uncertainty surrounds the future of K9 units, influenced in part by recent police reform efforts that would phase out the K9 units. Legislation is pending that would eliminate the dogs. Whether it passes is another story. Meanwhile, there are the fiscal realities. There is no money in the Saugus Police Department budget to replace the K9 unit. When it comes to the proper training of the canine and the K9 officer, there are obvious costs involved, especially in the midst of COVID-19, that could make it harder for police departments to justify K9 units. There may be other more pressing priorities that get funded first. So, it may be several years before Saugus police and town officials revisit the issue of whether to reactivate the K9 unit – as they have done several times over the course of a half century. Fortunately, for those who advocate for a K9 unit, the team of K9 Bruin and Officer Fawcett was a huge success, especially working in the schools and the community. Mostly everybody in Saugus Public Schools knew about the friendly canine and his handler, especially the students. Last week, the Saugus Police Patrol Officers Union practically immortalized the legacy of the Saugus Police K9 units with the memorial that was unveiled. The Boston Bruins professional hockey team bought one of the red bricks that were sold to some two dozen local businesses that sponsored the project. Most folks in town who go and visit the new memorial to the K9 units will walk away feeling tons of respect for the dogs and the men who made a difference in their service to the town. Stay tuned. Better late than never Saugus residents (and former town residents or residents from nearby towns) who have made it an autumn tradition to pick up their pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch have got to be happy there will soon be an orange invasion of Saugus Center. After about an eight day-delay, the “Pumpkin Truck” is expected to arrive on the lawn of First Congregational Church along Hamilton Street sometime Sunday (Oct. 11). Halloween (Oct. 31) is still three weeks away. There’s still plenty of time to pick out a pumpkin to carve out, decorate, display or whatever. Adopt a Revolutionary Saugus soldier Looks like there are some neat projects going on in the old town burial ground at Saugus Center. Some of the ancient gravestones from the 1700s and 1800s look new. The burial ground is in great shape after a group of volunteers from the Maleah E. Graves (MEG) Foundation Board of Directors and the local Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Chapter spent some time last weekend sprucing things up. The cleanup action is turning into something more productive – digging into the history of some of the town’s ancestors who are buried in those old graves. “At our monthly meeting Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the board voted unanimously to ‘adopt’ a Revolutionary soldier buried in the First Parish Cemetery and write a bio about him,” MEG Foundation Board of Directors President Janice K. Jarosz wrote in a recent email. “Our goal is to bring ‘life’ into those long forgotten headstones through words. GUESS WHO GOT SKETCHED? In this week’s edition, we continue our weekly feature where a local artist goes out and mingles with townsfolk and sketches them. Got an idea who this Saugus resident might be? If you do, please email me at mvoge@comcast.net or leave a phone message at 978-683-7773. The first reader to respond between now and Tuesday morning and correctly identify the person sketched is the winner of a $10 gift certificate, compliments of Dunkin’ at the 1204 Broadway Saugus location at Route 1 North. But you have to enter to win! Look for the winner and identification in next week’s “The Sounds of Saugus.” (Courtesy illustration to The Saugus Advocate by a Saugonian who goes by the name of “The Sketch Artist”) We have a winner! We have a winner in last week’s “Guess Who Got Sketched” contest. Congratulations to Ann Marie Swanson. She contacted us first and guessed correctly. Here’s last week’s answer, offered by the person who goes by the name of The Sketch Artist: “The answer for last week’s sketch is: Jack Doherty and Michelle Kelley. Jack Doherty and Michelle both love helping people and serving with the elderly. “Michelle has been a cook at the Senior Center and wears many hats since the COVID-19 shutdown. “Michelle is a Saugus High graduate of 1987. She is a whiz at math and a very kind woman who loves to listen to people. She worked at Eastern Bank for 15 years Her daughters are Jody and Stephanie and Grandson Oliver. “Jack Doherty drives the van for Saugus Senior Center and enjoys helping and assisting wherever he can whether it be carrying the elderly clients groceries from a shopping trip to assisting Opening doors and carrying bingo gear. Jack is a Veteran, and has three children Shannon, Todd, Ryan and six Grandchildren. Yours truly, The Sketch Artist” A “shout-out” for Janice K. Jarosz This week’s nomination comes from The Sketch Artist, who apparently drew some inspiration from this nominee that motivated this week’s sketch depicting the town’s first responders. “I would love to give a Shout Out to Janice J. for the shout out she gave to the woman who started taking “Eventually, when enough are gathered, we hope to publish a booklet about many of the Patriots from Saugus who left their families to fight in the Revolutionary War. Saugus has more than their share of brave men and women.” Sounds like a great project that will get residents talking about town history while building some community pride. the time to Thank our First Responders, by a heart,” the Sketch Artist wrote. “Anytime we can extend the hand of thankfulness and gratitude it adds value and appreciation to those out there on the frontlines serving. Janice, I have a heart in my window door and so do a couple of my friends I told about your shout out! It's very kind of you. Thank you for the grace-note! You can never go wrong thanking someone. Keep it up girl, you shine! “Sincerely to you Anonymous.” Want to “shout-out” a fellow Saugonian? This is an opportunity for our paper’s readers to single out – in a brief mention – remarkable acts or achievements by Saugus residents or an act of kindness or a nice gesture. Just send an email (mvoge@ comcast.net) with a mention in the subject line of “An Extra Shout Out.” No more than a paragraph; anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or photo. Food Drive on Oct. 24 This just in from Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Corinne Riley: “The Town of Saugus, organized by the Board of Selectmen, has scheduled a third drop-off food and necessities drive to benefit the Saugus Senior Center and the Saugus Food Pantry, on Saturday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Saugus Senior Center, 466 Central St. “All items are appreciated, but there are many specific items that are in need, especially with the holidays fast approaching. They are: cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, turkey gravy, stuffing mix, canned ham, canned soups, canned pasta sauce, oatmeal, small cereal boxes, peanut butter, jelly, loaves of bread, pasta, paper towels and toilet paper.” In Person Early Voting – dates and times Town Clerk Ellen J. Schena requested that we let folks know about Early Voting. It is taking place in the Saugus Public Library at 295 Central St. Use the Taylor Street entrance. Here are the times: Saturday, Oct. 17 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (this is also the last day to register to vote) Sunday, Oct. 25 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Some other important dates: Oct. 24; last day to register to vote/make changes to voter registration. Nov. 2; last day to apply for absentee ballot. Deadline is noon. Nov. 3; 2020 State/Presidential Election. Politics and religion The public is invited to a Zoom book discussion on “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion,” by Jonathan Haidt. The Rev. John T. Beach of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Saugus will lead the discussion group that will take place on Tuesday evenings for six consecutive weeks, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning on Oct. 20. All are welcome. For more information and to receive a Zoom invitation, email johntbeach@comcast.com. Rev. Beach has been the priest at St. John’s since May. Since his arrival in Saugus, he has been conducting worship services by Zoom teleconferencing up until mid-August. He had previously served as an interim priest for The Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Taunton. THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS | SEE PAGE 11

THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS | FROM PAGE 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 For more information or assistance please email Trash/recycling on one-day holiday delay The Town of Saugus announces that trash and recycling collection will run on a one-day delay from Tuesday, Oct. 13, through Saturday, Oct. 17, due to the observance of Columbus Day. There will be no collection on Monday, Oct. 12, due to the holiday. Services will resume on a one-day delay from Tuesday, Oct. 13, through Saturday, Oct. 17. Residents whose collection day falls on Monday will be collected from on Tuesday. Collection will continue to run on a oneday delay for the remainder of the week. The compost site will be open normal hours, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the following days: Saturday, Oct. 10; Wednesday, Oct. 14. 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. Town-wide Fall Street Sweeping underway The Town’s Annual Fall Street Sweeping Program began this week. Sweepers are starting in the area of north Saugus (Precincts 5 and 7) and will work their way across town, working from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Residents are kindly asked to keep vehicles off the street when sweepers are in the area. Locals may assist the Department of Public Works by sweeping their driveways or sidewalks into the gutter area prior to the program’s start. Residents are asked not to sweep driveways and/or sidewalks once the sweepers have swept. Keep in mind that street sweepers are unable to collect stones, branches, leaves or foreign objects. In addition, residents are asked to be mindful that sweepers cannot pick up large piles of sand. Please contact the Department of Public Works at 781-231-4143 with any questions. Fall Curbside Leaf Collection dates The Town of Saugus announced that the Fall Curbside Leaf Collection will take place during the following weeks: Oct. 26–30, Nov. 16–20 and Nov. 30–Dec. 4. Residents should place leaves outside by 7 a.m. during their regularly scheduled collection day. Please ensure that leaf containers are physically separated from trash and recycling. Paper leaf bags are the preferred method of leaf disposal. However, if using barrels, they must be clearly marked with yard waste stickers. Stickers, which are free, may be obtained at Inspectional Services in the lower level of Town Hall (298 Central St., Saugus). Barrel covers must remain removed so that the leaves are visible. Plastic bags, cardboard boxes, branches, and brush will not be accepted. Please note that separate trucks collect the rubbish, recycling and leaves, so the leaves may be collected at a different time of day. “Missed pick-ups” will not be conducted. Please contact Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus (HS2) The Grab-N-Go meals program is back for another year at the Saugus Public Schools to keep needy students from going hungry. Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus (HS2), in partnership with Whitsons Food Service, resumed the program this week. Breakfasts and lunches will be available for pick up at Veterans Memorial School at 39 Hurd Ave. every Tuesday and Friday between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekly until further notice, according to Julie Cicolini, a board member with Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus. “Students will receive meals for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Tuesday pick up,” Cicolini said. “Students will receive meals for Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at the Friday pick up. This will ensure that meals are available for seven days a week.” “As a reminder, please maintain social distancing with food service employees and wear a mask during pick up,” she said. hs2information@gmail.com or visit the Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus Facebook page. HS2 is a nonprofit group that helps to offset food insecurity households. HS2 provides a weekend supply of nutritious food for weekends or school holidays during the school year. Food Pantry still open The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry will continue to remain open on Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. despite concerns over the Coronavirus. But they have made adjustments to protect their core of volunteers and the needy people who receive the food. “For the protection of our volunteers and clients, and to limit personal contact & crowding/gathering, the food pantry has been distributing pre-bagged groceries,” said Wendy Reed, Clerk of the Saugus Board of Selectmen, who also oversees the operation of the all-volunteer food pantry. “We understand clients may receive items they don’t want or need, but feel this is the best course of action to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. Those in need, even for short-term or one-time assistance are encouraged to come.” The food pantry is in the basement of the Cliftondale Congregational Church at 50 Essex St. in Saugus. Food help for veterans Saugus offers a Veterans Food Pantry on the third Wednesday of each month. “We have been holding it in Melrose since the Saugus Senior Center has been closed,” Saugus Veterans’ Service Officer Jay Pinette said. “The pantry provides a mix of fresh produce and non-perishable foods. The pantry is open to Veterans and/or surviving spouses. Registration is required and may be done by contacting the Veterans Services Office.” “The food market is generally held at the Saugus Senior Center, but given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering a contact-free, drive-thru food pantry at Memorial Hall on Main Street in Melrose. If you are unable to pick-up, some limited deliveries may be available. This offering is year round. Please call the Saugus Veterans’ Service Office at 781231-4010 or e-mail VeteransServices@saugus-ma.gov in order to register. Proof of Veteran status is required.” Food4Vets/Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, Inc. (VNEOC) Veterans will be provided a box of nonperishable food supplies that should be sufficient to cover meals for 10-14 days (two adults), plus fresh fruit and vegetables when available. You must preregister and show proof of Military/Veteran Status – North Shore Community College Danvers Campus, 1 Ferncroft Rd., Danvers; Wednesday, Oct. 14 and 28, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. To register, use the following link: https://clearpathnewengland.formstack.com/forms/food_supply_request_vneoc_danvers. For registration assistance, please feel free to contact VNEOC at 978-372-3626. A copy of the Veteran’s DD-214 or other proof of Veteran status is required. Or call the local Veterans Service Officer for assistance. Saugus Public Library update The Saugus Public Library announced a change to the hours for Front Door Pickup: “Due to popular demand, [we are] providing earlier pickup hours on Wednesdays for Front Door Pickup. This will provide a more convenient pickup time for patrons for whom a late day pickup just didn’t work…Front Door Pickup hours will take place from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. However, Tuesday and Thursday Front Door Pickup hours will remain the same – 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. “The new schedule: “Tuesday: 3:30 to 6:30 pm “Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 2: p.m. “Thursday: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. “How do you use Front Door Pickup? To get started, go to our online catalogue [https://evergreen.noblenet.org/eg/opac/home]. Click on the green MY ACHelping the Vets 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 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 percent and your city or town pays for 25 percent of the approved benefits. There are income and asset limits for the program. As a general rule, income and asset requirements are: • Family of one – monthly income less than $2,081and an asset limit of $5,000 • Family of two – monthly income less than $2,818 and an asset limit of $9,800 To determine if you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Chapter 115 program, visit the following link and follow the instructions – https:// massvetben.org/ – or call your local VSO for more information. The VSOs are also able to help Veterans apply for Federal VA benefits, local benefits and provide food assistance monthly. For example, did you know that if you own a home and have a VA service-connected disability, you are eligible for a partial or full exemption of your property taxes? “Please contact your local Veterans’ Service Officer for more information on any of the services mentioned. We are all here to assist. We are regularly checking voicemails and emails as we continue to work remotely and in our offices throughout COVTHE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS | SEE PAGE 18 Page 11 COUNT button in the screen’s upper right. Login in to your account using your library card number and password, then simply place items on hold. [For more detailed instructions, see the video on the website.] “Once we notify you that your items are ready, call us at 781-231-4168 ext. 3102 to set a pickup date. Or you can call us at the same number to reserve up to three items over the phone. “Either way, you must make an appointment to pick up once your items are ready. Call us to set a pickup date at 781-231-4168 ext. 3102. “Please leave a voicemail if you don’t get through. We’ll return your call and set a pickup day as soon as we can.” “The Library remains closed to the public, meaning no one can come inside our building except staff, delivery personnel, building maintenance personnel, and other Town employees on official business. “However, there is quite a bit going on at the Saugus Public Library. “For more information, please visit our website www.sauguspubliclibrary.org.” Buy a brick to honor your vets “Veterans Buy-a-Brick Program. Due to the low number of orders and the uncertainty of how a Veterans Day ceremony will be allowed, the program will be extended until May. The installation of bricks will be during the Memorial Day ceremony. We will be contacting the people who have already purchased a brick. Any questions, please call 781-231-7995.”

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 GARDENS | FROM PAGE 2 or too little water, they may begin to turn red as early as August. We don’t have to wonder too much about the source of the stress this year, since the drought and hot weather caused many trees to suffer from the lack of water. These trees can tolerate growing in swampy sites as well as roadsides and hillsides, and in swampy locations the lack of oxygen in the soil may be the cause of premature foliage color and leaf drop. Prankers Pond, Breakheart Reservation and the sections of Lynn Woods that are in Saugus are good places to see red maples turning color. In woodland situations, the leaves may turn solid red, red and yellow, or solid yellow, but varieties that are sold by nurseries are always selected to give a good red fall foliage display. river birch is more likely to be near the shoreline of the ponds or planted in gardens. Elms are no longer as abundant along our streets as they once were, but they can still be found in the woods. A lovely disease-resistant elm was planted near the Saugus Ironworks’ blacksmith shop in 2015 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the incorporation as a town – it has grown quite a bit in the five years it has been there, and while its leaves are still green at the moment they will likely be in full golden color before the end of the month. Also lemony yellow in fall are the thornless honey locusts (Gleditsia triacanthos inermis) planted along Central Street in Saugus Center, near the Veterans School and in several parking lots on Route 1, including Barnes & Noble. Those in Saugus Center are still mostly green while those near Veterans School on Hurd Avenue are displaying quite a bit of yellow. These trees have tiny oval leaflets, which blow away quickly once they are off the tree. Another tree to SASSAFRAS ON VINEGAR HILL: The leaves on this plant can come in a variety of shapes on the same branch: oval, sometimes three lobes and sometimes even shaped like mittens. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) has leaves that are usually yellow in shady areas but can be orange and even brick red in sunny locations. There are quite a few of these trees near the entrance to the Pirate’s Glen Cave trail and the Vinegar Hill trail in Lynnhurst. If you look at the sassafras leaves, you can see that some are oval, some have three lobes as in the photo, and some are even shaped like mittens! This native tree is one of the few species that can have so much variety all on the same branch. Paper birch (Betula papyrifera), river birch (Betula nigra) and American elm (Ulmus americana) will have beautiful yellow leaves and can all be found around town. Breakheart has some spectacular paper birches along the paved roadways, while the keep an eye on near the Veterans School front door is the ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) with its fan-shaped foliage. Two rows of these trees line the front walk, and they have begun turning a beautiful shade of gold. Once these leaves decide to drop, they will likely do so within a day of each other, rather than defoliating gradually as many other tree species do. One day the trees will be all gold, and the next they will have bare branches but a carpet of gold underneath! Editor’s Note: Laura Eisener is a landscape design consultant who helps homeowners with landscape design and plant selection and placement of trees and shrubs, as well as perennials. She is a member of the Saugus Garden Club and offered to write a series of articles about “what’s blooming in town, since so many people have taken to walking the streets in their neighborhoods as a way to get some exercise and get out of the house!” This week on Saugus TV Sunday, October 11 from 9–11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, October 12 all day on Channel 8 – “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, October 13 at 7 p.m. on Channel 8 – Cliftondale Church Service from October 4. Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 22 – Historical Society Meeting from September 30. Thursday, October 15 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – Board of Health Meeting from October 5. Friday, October 16 at 9 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Friday Night Frights” (scary movies). Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9 & 22 (Public, Governmental and Educational). For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv.org. ***programming may change without notice*** OBITUARIES Rose Saulenas Age 95, of Saugus, died peacefully at home after a brief illness. She outlived her five siblings, as well as her husband, Vit; her son, James; and her sonin-law, Kevin Knox. She is survived by her children, Marty, Sharon, and Steven; and her daughter-in-law, Tonya Jarvis. A 1942 graduate of Saugus High, she worked for the Navy in D.C. during the war before marrying her high-school sweetheart, Vit Saulenas, a Marine veteran. She devoted herself to raising her children and caring for an extended family of relatives and friends. Any kid who needed a place to stay was welcomed in the Saulenas household. A devoted fan of Tom Brady and the Patriots, she never missed a game. She stayed active until the end. In the year before her death she was still driving herself, grocery shopping, and meeting friends. Rose will be remembered by family and friends as a vivacious, loving person whose zest for life inspired everyone around her. The years did not dim her beauty, outer or inner. She grew older, but she never got old. Celebration of life planned for early 2021. Antoinette “Ann” Sarafina (Rossi) Short Age 80, of Newburyport, former longtime Saugus resident, died Wednesday evening, October 1, 2020, at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. She was the beloved wife of fifty-three years to John J. “Jack” Short, who passed in 2010. Born in Boston on July 4, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Antonio Rossi and Mary (Fontana) Bertucci and was a graduate of Medford High School. For many years, Ann worked at Digital Equipment Corporation as a data analyst. She had a passion for working with children and spent many years working as a teacher’s aide at the Ballard School in Saugus. Ann also served as a volunteer tutor helping children learn to read using the phonics teaching methodology. And she was known as “Miss Ann” while volunteering at a child-care center in Chelsea. As a devoted wife and loving mother, Ann enjoyed raising her family, tending to their needs, and teaching her children important life lessons. As she became a grandmother and great-grandmother, she felt truly blessed to be an important part of their lives, and always looked forward to spending as much time with them as she could. Her great love of life and deep love of family will continue to be cherished by her two sons, John J. Short and his wife Ann of Newburyport, and Jeffrey A. Short of Newburyport; her five grandchildren, Jennifer Westgate and her husband Derek, Jeffrey A. Short, Jr., Molly Bridges and her husband Ian, Gary Short and his wife Krissia, and Gregory Short; her great-grandchildren, Cayleigh Adams, Michell Segura, Daniela Short, and another on the way, Jack; as well as extended family and dear friends. She will always hold a very special place in their hearts. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Antoinette Short to the Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation, 25 Highland Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950. Beverly A. (Stagno) Gorman Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, October 3. Beloved wife of John T. Gorman. Daughter of the late Domenic and Antoinette J. (Minichiello) Stagno. Sister of Gerald Stagno of Haverhill & Geraldine Stagno of CT. Loving aunt to Claire, Lauren, Peter, Erin, Caitlin & five great-nieces & nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Margaret’s Parish, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, MA 01906. Raffaela “Raffie” Sujko Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 2, 2020 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Sujko. Devoted mother of Karen DiFava of Wilmington and the lake Mark, Stephen and Ann Sujko. Dear sister of Annette Caruccio of Chelsea, Emma Maffei of Weston, Christopher “Sonny” DiChiara of Arizona, Carol Aliberti of Saugus and the late Angelo “Holly” DiChiara, Nicholas DiChiara, Rose Brogna, Florence Constanzo and Millie Sousa. Cherished grandmother of John and Rachele DiFava and Stephen, Mark, Loren, Tara, Taylor and Nicolas. Also survived by 4 great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor Raffie’s life by gathering on Saturday, October 17 at St. Joseph–St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston for an 11:00 A.M. Memorial Mass in celebration of Raffie’s life. All Services will be held in accordance with Phase 3 of the Commonwealth of MA COVID-19 reopening. Face coverings are required and social distancing is encouraged.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 Page 13 avvya yavvy eniioor iorn or v Dear Frustrated, Unfortunately, the digital misinformation problem your mom is experiencing is not uncommon. According to researchers from Princeton and New York University, people aged 65 and older are up to seven times more likely to share fake news and dubious links on social media than their younger counterparts. Why? There are several theories. The fi rst is that many seniors started using social media sites like Facebook only within the past fi ve or six years and may lack the digital literacy skills to identify false or misleading content. Some other possible theories are that most seniors experience some cognitive decline as they age, making them more likely to fall for hoaxes. Many older Americans also suffer from chronic loneliness which can cause them to share misinformation as an attempt to make connections with other people. And studies have shown that older people are generally more trusting than younger generations, which can make them more gullible. All this is particularly concerning now as we sit in the midst of a global health pandemic and a 2020 election season, both of which are ripe with misinformation, rumors and conspiracy theories. And seniors are prime targets of this false/misleading information because they are much more likely to vote than their younger cohorts and are much more vulnerable to getting sick and dying if they contract COVID-19. Where to Get Help To help your mom detect and combat online misinformation there are several great resources she can turn to that off er free courses and tips. io iori by Jim Miller Helping Seniors Recognize Fake News and Propaganda Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any resources that you know of that can help seniors detect fake news? My 75-year-old mother shares a lot of misinformation with her family and friends that she sees on Facebook. I’ve talked to her about it, but for some reason she has a diffi cult time deciphering real news from fake news and propaganda. One is MediaWise for Seniors, a project of the Poynter Institute, which off ers two free online courses to help seniors detect and combat online misinformation – see Poynter. org/mediawise-for-seniors. The first four-week course has already fi lled up, but your mom can still enroll in a selfdirected course called “HandsOn Lessons to Separate Fact and Fiction Online.” It is hosted by Christiane Amanpour and Joan Lunden, and is scheduled to begin Sept. 24, but she can take the course anytime. In addition, Poynter has worked with AARP to produce Fact Tracker interactive videos and a webinar on spotting and fi ltering misinformation at AARP.org/facttracker. Some other free course options you should look into include Senior Planet, which is off ering a one-hour online course on “How to Spot Fake News” at SeniorPlanet.org. The News Literacy Project that provides the Checkology virtual classroom, which was initially created for middle and high school students, is now off ering an independent learners option that is ideal for older adults – see Get. Checkology.org. Their lessons will help your mom detect the diff erence between news, opinion and propaganda. Coursera, a free world-wide online learning platform, which off ers an in-depth sixweek course called “Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens,” which she can access at Coursera.org/learn/newsliteracy. There are also many good websites, like PolitiFact.com, Snopes.com and FactCheck. org that will let your mom fact check a story to help her identify fact versus fiction. These sites have most likely already fact-checked the latest viral claim to pop up in her news feed. 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. 2 Bed, 2 Bath Luxury Condominium, Nicely Renovated w/ Panoramic Ocean Views Situated Directly on Revere Beach, Open Kitchen, Stainless Steel Appliances, Walnut Cabinets, Bamboo Floors, Garage Parking, Indoor Pool, Steps to Beach, Turn Key Realty LLC, 350 Revere Beach Blvd., Unit 3-3A Revere, MA 02151 / Principal Broker Ken Celano Call: 781-264-3992 / Email: kcelano@turnkeyboston.com CRABTREE | FROM PAGE 1 sources Assistant for the New England College of Optometry in Boston. “The Human Resources Department assists Town offi cials to create and administer policies and practices that attract, develop and sustain a motivated, diverse and high performing municipal workforce and work environment,” according to Crabtree’s statement. “The Department administers the Personnel Bylaw, maintains compensation and benefi ts plans; coordinates recruitment, orientation, professional development and employee recognition activities. The Department strives to ensure that everyone is afforded equal protection under the law.” Wyman holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Fitchburg State University (2019-20). He received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Salem State University in 2013. He also earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Bunker Hill Community College (2009-11). “After spending 12 years in the United States Military, I chose to rebrand myself, so I enrolled in college. In 2013, I became the fi rst in my family to graduate from college,” Wyman said in a statement posted on the LinkedIn website. “So why did I choose Human Resources? I wanted to be on the front lines of hiring great talents of the 21st century. If you are not fi rst, you are last. 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He said that Kelley Ferretti had previously held the position until the spring of last year. Frustrated Daughter Saugonian awarded Coast Guard Foundation scholarship A bigail Brown, daughter of Chief Petty Offi cer Samuel Brown, of Saugus, was awarded a USCG Foundation Sobel Scholarship and is currently attending the University of Vermont. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the USCG community and service by supporting members and families, recently announced that it awarded 167 scholarships this year, totaling $503,000. Since the program began in 1990, the USCG Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships to USCG children, ensuring they can aff ord to reach their higher education dreams. The USCG Foundation Scholarships benefi t the children of enlisted men and women who are serving or have served in the USCG, whether active duty, reserve, retired or deceased. “We are honored to provide support to Coast Guard youth who are pursuing their higher education goals,” said USCG Foundation President Susan Ludwig. “Our support is only possible because of generous investments from individuals, families and foundations all across the country. When Coast Guard kids receive a Coast Guard Foundation scholarship, they incur less debt, and deepen their engagement with their communities by volunteering, working and interning in their chosen fi elds of study.”

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen LISTEN TO BOB’S SHOW: Beacon Hill Roll Call’s publisher, Bob Katzen, hosts “The Bob Katzen Baby Boomer and Gen X Fun and Nostalgia Show” every Sunday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jump into Bob’s DeLorean time machine and tune in for a trip back to the simpler and happier days of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. My guest on Sunday, October 11 for the first hour will be Stephen Talbot who played Beaver Cleaver’s friend Gilbert Bates on “Leave it to Beaver.” Stephen has had a very successful career as an award-winning documentary producer and writer including 16 years at the PBS/ WGBH series Frontline from 1992-2008. He lived in Boston during that stint. There are many ways you can listen to the show from anywhere in the world: • If you have a smart speaker, simply say, “Play WMEX on RADIO.COM” • Download the free RADIO.COM app on your phone or tablet • Listen online at: www.radio. com/1510wmex/listen • Tune into 1510 AM if you still have an AM radio THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week Beacon Hill Roll Call reports on how local legislators voted on some of the bills that were approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker in the 2020 session. Of the more than 6,000 bills that have been filed for consideration, only 178 have been approved and signed by the governor. And only 28 of those were bills that affect the entire state while the vast majority were either sick leave banks, local land-taking measures or other localrelated measures applying to just one city or town. Of those 28 bills, 13 were related directly to the COVID-19 virus and 15 were on other matters. Sick leave banks allow public employees to voluntarily donate sick, personal or vacation days to a sick leave bank for use by a fellow worker so he or she can get paid while on medical leave. Land takings are local land measures that usually only affect one city or town. Here are six of the statewide bills signed into law: BREAKFAST AFTER THE BELL (H 4896) House 158-0, Senate 35-0, approved a law designed to boost participation rates in school breakfast programs in highpoverty schools. The measure would require that breakfast be offered only after the school day begins, through a variety of ways including breakfast in the classroom, grab-and-go and second-chance breakfast. Currently, only 150,000 of the 300,000 students eligible for breakfast actually take part in it. Supporters said that most school breakfasts are currently offered in the cafeteria before the bell and the participation rate is less than 40 percent of eligible students because bus schedules and family obligations often result in the student not being able to arrive at school in time for breakfast. Participation is also low because of the stigma attached to the program. They said many students assume that everyone who arrives at school early for breakfast is from a poor family. The participation rate rises to up to 90 percent of eligible students participating in the lunch program later in the day. “Pre-pandemic, this bill made a lot of sense,” said Rep. Andy Vargas (D-Haverhill), co-sponsor of the bill. “In many ways, Breakfast After the Bell makes even more sense now. There are more families and students and need. School districts are being asked to limit cafeteria use to prevent the virus from spreading. Districts are short on revenue. Breakfast After the Bell speaks to all of these concerns and I look forward to its implementation and outcomes for educational equity.” “Ensuring breakfast access to all children who need it in our public schools was a priority pre-COVID-19 and is now more important than ever,” said the measure’s co-sponsor Rep. Aaron Vega (DHolyoke). “Many districts have already implemented Breakfast After the Bell, including Holyoke, and are seeing the positive impact on school attendance, classroom engagement and a reduction in nurse visits.” “Studies show that something as simple as eating a healthy breakfast significantly improves student performance throughout the school day,” said House Education Committee Chair Rep. Alice Peisch (D-Wellesley). “This bill will bolster participation in school breakfast programs across the commonwealth by allowing students to access this critical meal after the day begins, breaking down barriers associated with traditional breakfast programs such as lack of early transportation to school and associated social stigma.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. RoseLee Vincent Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes PROTECT DISABLED PERSONS – NICKY’S BILL (S 2367) House 154-0, Senate 40-0, approved a law that established a registry that identifies individuals who have been found to have committed abuse against persons with disabilities. The measure was filed by Sen. Mike Moore (D-Millbury) at the request of a constituent who is the mother of Nicky, an intellectually disabled and non-verbal individual. Nicky had been inappropriately restrained and struck multiple times by her caretaker. Under current law, unless the offender is criminally convicted, no system exists to identify caretakers and prevent them from finding employment with another provider licensed by the state. “Enacting this registry will help disrupt a cycle of abuse of individuals with disabilities and put in place common-sense protections that families in the commonwealth deserve,” said Sen. Moore. “There are clear benefits to screening prospective employees who intend to work within the licensed caretaker field.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. RoseLee Vincent Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes $1 BILLION-PLUS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BOND (H 4932) House 155-4, Senate 39-0, approved a $1 billion-plus information technology bond titled “An Act Financing the General Governmental Infrastructure of the Commonwealth.” The state borrows the funds to finance the projects in the package. “We are pleased to have worked closely with the Legislature to sign this bill into law and continue investing in information technology improvements, public safety upgrades and food security across the commonwealth,” said Gov. Baker. “We are continuing to support critical capital investments that modernize our technology infrastructure and allow us to deliver effective and reliable government services for the people of Massachusetts during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.” “The Legislature is using a new tactic, which is to borrow money in hopes the public doesn’t catch on,” said Paul Craney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. “If this package was funded through tax hikes, there would have been a more robust debate for how to pay for it. Many of the election year pet project earmarks would have been left out. Unfortunately, lawmakers know the public doesn’t pay attention to state debt, so they were able to add more debt to the most indebted state in the country.” Hundreds of provisions in the bill include massive state projects including $165 million for state telecommunications and data-security-related equipment; $140 million for the purchase and implementation of information technology, telecommunications and data-security-related items for various state agencies; $1.25 million for information technology upgrades for the House of Representatives; $40 million to replace State Police cruisers; and $20 million for policy BEACON | SEE PAGE 15

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 BEACON | FROM PAGE 14 1. 1. On Oct. 9, 1604, Supernova 1604 (also called Kepler’s Supernova) was discovered – the only known supernova in what galaxy? 2. 2. How many sides does a decagon have? 3. 3. From 1958-1991 Bobby Fischer was the youngest international grand master in what game? 4. 4. On Oct. 10, 1966, what “pocket symphony” song by The Beach Boys was released that used an electrotheremin? 5. 5. What nursery rhyme ends with “The cheese stands alone”? 6. 6. Which month has had the most presidential inaugurations? 7. 7. What author of “Out of My League” and “Paper Lion” was called “The Professional Amateur”? 8. 8. On Oct. 11, 1844, what Pennsylvania entrepreneur was born who started out selling bottled horseradish and once said, “Make all you can honestly; save all you can prudently; give all you can wisely”? 9. 9. Which Native American tribe has the largest reservation? 10. 10. “The Emerald City” is the original title of what children’s book? 11. 11. What mining state has a state capital reception room nicknamed the Gold Room? 12. 12. On Oct. 12, 1928, what Boston hospital became the first to use an iron lung – for an eight-year-old girl? 13. 13. What is the Aurora Borealis also called? 14. 14. On Oct. 13, 1908, Margaret Travers Symons became the first female to speak in the UK’s Houses of Parliament – on what topic? 15. 15. What is the official state bird of Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Tennessee and Mississippi? 16. 16. In what decade did the TV shows “The Dating Game,” “Password” and “Jeopardy!” start? 17. 17. The Jacques Brel song “Ne me quitte pas” has had 1,545 cover songs; what is its most common English name? 18. 18. On Oct. 14, 1947, the first U.S. air pollution control program was established where? 19. 19. In what song is “a land called Honalee”? 20. 20. On Oct. 15, 2003, what became the third country to send a human into space?* ANSWERS body cameras. The package also includes hundreds of local projects successfully sought by individual legislators for their districts including $500,000 for New Bedford’s Buttonwood Park Zoological Society’s infrastructure improvements for the animal ambassador and nature connection education center projects; $61,200 to update the town hall conference room’s streaming technology for the local cable services in Stoughton; $15,000 for Medfield for the implementation of an electronic payroll program; and $1 million for Everett for electronic learning devices for all Everett students and virtual professional development, training and remote learning support for their teachers. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. RoseLee Vincent Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes IMPROVEMENTS TO LOCAL AND REGIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM (H 4503) House 149-0, (Senate on a voice vote without a roll call), approved a law to improve the delivery of public health services through enhanced collaboration between local boards of health and regional health districts. A key provision creates a State Action for Public Health Excellence Program to encourage boards of health and regional health districts to adopt practices that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of local public health services. The program would also provide grants to improve these health systems and requires not less than 33 percent of the grants go to cities and towns with a median household income below the state average. Other provisions include the state providing at least four annual free public health educational and training opportunities to boards of health and regional health district officials; and setting minimum standards for local public health services. Each of the state’s 351 cities and towns has its own board of health which is designed to ensure many health-related items including food safety in restaurants, response to public health emergencies, housing code violations and water quality at beaches and pools. Cities and towns have vastly different staffing levels and most small towns lack a full-time staff. “Public health departments of the 351 communities of the commonwealth deal with issues seen and unseen across a wide range, from water quality and effective sanitation to substance use disorders and suicide prevention,” said the bill’s co-sponsor Rep. Denise Garlick (D-Needham). “These are the issues and concerns of the quality of life in Massachusetts. This bill is vitally important and timely given our current concerns over emergency preparedness with infectious diseases such as … [the coronavirus].” “This legislation will work toward ensuring each resident of the commonwealth has access to the public health services they need to live a healthy life, regardless of their zip code or the size of their community,” said co-sponsor Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury). “[The bill] will significantly strengthen our local and regional health systems by tackling many of the financial and operational burdens (H 4777) House 156-0, (Senate on a voice vote without a roll call), approved a law that would lower the number of voters needed at an open town meeting in order to have a quorum. Other provisions include allowing virtual representative town meetings to be held online and allowing towns to hold town meetings outside the geographic limits of the town if the select board determines that it is not possible to conduct town meetings within the geographic limits of the town that ensures health and safety. Another key section allows a mayor who is unable to submit an annual budget for fiscal year 2021 to the city council within 170 days after his or her inauguration to submit the budget to the city council within 30 days after the termination of the governor’s declaration of emergency, or on July 31, 2020, whichever is earlier. Supporters said it is essential to provide municipalities with the flexibility they need to run their government. They said the bill would allow cities and towns to function while still being fiscally responsible and maintaining the health and safety of voters. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. RoseLee Vincent Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes MOSQUITO CONTROL (H 4843) House 158-0, (Senate on a voice vote without a roll call), approved a law that would grant additional tools to the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board to combat mosquito-borne illnesses including Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). The measure gives the board the authority to take preventative, management and eradicative mosquito control methods to address the problem when the risk is elevated. The board must notify local authorities, property owners, agricultural entities and other stakeholders about spraying plans, products and timelines. Other provisions include allowing cities and towns to opt out of mosquito control efforts if they provide a suitable alternative control plan; requiring the board after each spraying action to provide a written report summarizing efforts and details of products used to stakeholders; and creating a Mosquito Control for the 21st Century Task Force to develop a sustainable, long-term mosquito plan using input from a number of stakeholders and experts with the goals of protecting public health while minimizing environmental impacts. “As we enter peak mosquito season, I am proud to have worked on and passed urgent and comprehensive EEE legislation that enables the commonwealth to prevent and manage this mosquito borne illness,” said Rep. John Mahoney (DWorcester). “This legislation thoughtfully addresses the concerns of public health experts, environmental health advocates, local boards of health and our municipalities as we work to mitigate this concerning public health matter.” “With this bill, we’re ensuring that the Department of Public Health can respond Page 15 municipalities face.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. RoseLee Vincent Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes HELP CITY AND TOWN GOVERNMENTS to the most imminent health concerns posed by EEE, while moving the commonwealth toward a more sustainable, comprehensive, and environmentally protective plan for the future,” said Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston). “Cases of EEE and WNV are on the rise and we need to be vigilant,” said Rep. Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury). “Mosquitoes don’t stop at the town line, so having a coordinated, statewide approach is necessary. This legislation also ensures that voices of farmers, and the impacts on our water supplies and organic agriculture are included.” During the hearing on the original version of the legislation in May, many groups and individuals testified against the bill. They expressed concern about land, rivers and wetlands conservation, organic agriculture, wildlife and exposure to toxic chemicals. About 20 minutes after the House approved the bill, public health officials announced that this year’s first case of WNV has been found in mosquitoes collected in Belmont. No human or animal cases have yet been identified. The DPH has advised residents to protect themselves by using mosquito repellents with an EPA-registered active ingredient; wearing long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and socks when outdoors; keeping mosquitoes out of your home by repairing any holes in your screens and making sure they are tightly attached to all your doors and windows; and removing areas of standing water around your home. More details on how to protect yourself can be found at https://www.mass. gov/service-details/west-nile-virus-wnv (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. RoseLee Vincent Yes Rep. Donald Wong 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 latenight 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 September 28-October 2, the House met for a total of 27 minutes while the Senate met for a total of 24 minutes. Mon. Sept. 28 House 11:03 a.m. to 11:13 a.m. Senate 11:26 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. Tues. Sept. 29 No House session No Senate session Wed. Sept. 30 No House session No Senate session Thurs. Oct. 1 House 11:00 a.m. to 11:17 a.m. Senate 11:13 a.m. to 11:28 a.m. Fri. Oct. 2 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com 1. 1. The Milky Way 2. 2. 10 3. 3. Chess 4. 4. “Good Vibrations” 5. 5. “The Farmer in the Dell” 6. 6. March 7. 7. George Plimpton 8. 8. Henry J. Heinz 9. 9. The Navajo 10. 10. “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” 11. 11. Utah 12. 12. Boston Children’s Hospital 13. 13. The Northern Lights 14. 14. “Votes for Women” 15. 15. Mockingbird 16. 16. The 1960s 17. 17. “If You Go Away” 18. 18. Los Angeles – the L.A. County Air Pollution Control District 19. 19. “Puff, the Magic Dragon” 20. 20. China (Lieutenant Colonel Yang Liwei)

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 Page 17 RESERVED SPECIAL POWERS OF APPOINTMENT Often times, individuals decide to transfer assets in order to protect them against a possible nursing home stay. Due to the risk of losing assets, transfers often occur prior to when the transferor would prefer. An often-used technique used in drafting to create a bigger incentive for such transfers is the insertion of a provision in a deed or in an irrevocable Trust reserving a limited or special power of appointment (SPOA). A SPOA is a power which enables someone at a later date to change the original disposition of the real estate if a deed is the relevant document or the Trust principal if an irrevocable Trust is the relevant document. The SPOA is reserved by the individual transferring an interest in real estate or transferring any type of property to an irrevocable Trust. In 2017, the Massachusetts Appeals Court in the case of Skye v. Hession held that a deed containing such a reserved SPOA was a valid transfer. The remainder person (the person receiving the Trust principal upon the death of the lifetime beneficiary or the person who the real estate was deeded to) has a vested remainder interest subject to divestment. If the SPOA is never exercised, the remainder person will end up taking title as originally planned. The pure definition of a SPOA is that it cannot be exercised in favor of the person creating the power, his creditors, his estate, or the creditors of his estate. This is important for MassHealth purposes in order to not have the underlying asset(s) countable for eligibility purposes. The MassHealth applicant’s spouse should also be excluded as a person who might benefit from the exercise of the SPOA. As long as the property in question is vested in persons other than the applicant or spouse, and as long as neither of them have any power to revest the property in themselves, the property should be deemed transferred for purposes of beginning the five year look back period. If nursing home level care is not needed within five years from the date of transfer, the property should be protected. Furthermore, any subsequent exercise of the SPOA itself afFOR SALE • French Provencial Finish WURLITZER PIANO Excellent Condition • GRANDFATHER CLOCK Call 781-366-6306 * Crack Repairing * Pot Hole Filling * Striping Handicapped Spaces * Free Estimates Tom’s Seal Coating Call Gary: 978-210-4012 ter the five- year period has elapsed should in no way create any additional period of MassHealth ineligibility. ~Handyman Services~ •Plumbing •Electric •Ceiling Fans •Waterheaters + More Call Tom 781-324-2770 Frank’s House Painting 781-289-0698 “PROPER PREP MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE” - F. FERRERA • Exterior FREE ESTIMATES --- FULLY INSURED • Interior • Ceiling Dr. EVERETT MALDEN REVERE SAUGUS • Paper Removal • Power Wash • Carpentry A BUYER2 Rodriguez, Angel M Ritsch, Martin Barrientos, Kevin R Balestrieri, Cristian Guzman, Elexis M Carr-Cermark, Carla Scaduto, Jason Gouarian, Lilia Bakas, Maria Garay-Torres, Leidy A Carpio-DeBarrientos, S E Balestrieri, Kaleigh Maniscalco, Matthew C Odell, James R Myftarlli, Ardit SELLER1 Lewis, Robert R SELLER2 Lewis, Stacy A ADDRESS 17 Castle St 17 Victor St 39 Stone St Goodyear, Michael Witham, Catherine G Geary, Barbara NH Home Buyers LLC Fleming Alma M Est Flemiong, John M 57 Hammersmith Dr 87 Cleveland Ave 69 Sweetwater St 229 Central St 7 Montgomery St 11 Hilltop Ave CITY Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Eisenberg, James C Gonzalez, Cristian C Fish, Gustaff V Eisenberg, Tara E Mackay, Elizabeth J Fish, Patricia R dvocAte Newspapers Published weekly by The Advocate Newspapers, Inc. • MAIN OFFICE • 573 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 Mailing Address: PO Box 490407, Everett, MA 02149 Telephone: (617) 387-2200 / (781) 286-8500 (781) 233-4446 / FAX: (617) 381-0800 Email us at: Jmitchell@advocatenews.net info@advocatenews.net James David Mitchell, Publisher James D. Mitchell, Editor The Advocate Newspapers, Inc. are free newspapers published every Friday. This newspaper assumes no financial responsibility for errors in advertisements printed herein, but will reprint without charge that part of an advertisement in which the error occurs. 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 DATE 18.09.2020 18.09.2020 17.09.2020 17.09.2020 17.09.2020 17.09.2020 16.09.2020 15.09.2020 14.09.2020 PRICE $665 000,00 $581 500,00 $450 000,00 $850 000,00 $535 000,00 $370 000,00 $330 000,00 $380 000,00 $5 000,00

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 Space for Lease 3 Large Rooms, each with Large Walk-in Storage Area. or Aerobics Studio. Located at Route 1 South at Walnut Street. Rollerworld Plaza, Route 1 South, 425 Broadway, Saugus. Call Michelle at: 781-233-9507 Advocate Newspapers Free Every Week Everett, Malden, Revere, Saugus Call for Great Advertising Rates 781-233-4446 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS | FROM PAGE 11 ID-19.” Melrose: Karen Burke; 781979-4186; kburke@cityofmelrose.org Wakefield: David Mangan; 781-246-6377; dmangan@ wakefi eld.ma.us Saugus: Jay Pinette; 781-2314010; 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 more than four and a half years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for THE BEST EVER | FROM PAGE 9 Tank Battalion, WWII’s Forgotten Heroes.” He also had a political life. In January 2012 he was appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as an ambassador for the United States. One of his duties was to travel to Brazil to promote education for youths. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin appointed him to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee because of Kareem’s interest in possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15to 20-minute interview while practicing social distancing outside a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coff ee. Or, if you prefer to be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation copes with the Coronavirus crisis. coin collection. He developed many health problems; later in life he came down with chronic myeloid leukemia, and he became a spokesman for Novartis, which produced the cancer medication Gleevec, which relieved much of his pain. He later underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery at the UCLA Medical Center. He is often referred to as the greatest basketball player of all time, an award I heartily endorse. Rockport - $599,000 38 Main St., Saugus (617) 877-4553 mangorealtyteam.com Saugus - $979,000 This magnificent and spectacular home thrives with much to offer. Beyond the foyer splits where the residence features 4 to 5 bedroom and COMMERCIAL USE. The residential area is perfect for memorable entertaining and holidays. The kitchen is spacious with 6 burner Wolf stove, double oven, quartz countertops, along with Brazilian hardwood floors. The first floor offers a master bedroom with sitting area that includes pocket doors separating the master bath and large custom walk-in closet. This mixed-use sits on a level one acre that offers a fish pond, stone patio, professional landscape, 2 car garage, fenced in yard and more. Enjoy easy access to Major Routes, Transportation, Shopping, Restaurants, Boston and more. Rather than just a home, this property offers a lifestyle. Fluent in Chinese, Cantonese and Italian! Middleton ~ Meet Our Agents ~ This gorgeous, open floor, modern home is perfect for entertaining. Includes New: granite countertops, kitchen cabinets, S.S. appliances, & gleaming hardwood floors. This charming home is located near Rockport’s Historic Village, downtown, commuter rail, public transportation, walking trails, beaches, parks, shops, restaurants, and more! Wakefield - $599,000 Sue Palomba Barry Tam Lea Doherty Patrick Rescigno Rosa Rescigno Carl Greenler Call (617) 877-4553 for a Free Market Analysis! Wakefield Charming 3 bedroom home in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to the highway. Attractive 3 bedroom rental with granite countertops, living room fireplace and washer and dryer hookup. This property includes two car parking with close proximity to the center of town with quick access to major routes, shopping and more! NEW LISTING! - Presenting this 3-4 bedroom grand entrance Colonial with a big sun porch in the front. Beautiful hdw floors. Offers eat-in kit w/ gran. cntr tops. Family rm has fireplace w/ sliding doors to the deck. Lge level yd w/ addl. LOT of 3,492 sq. ft. One car garage, deck, driveway & more. Walk to Lake Qt., comtr. rail and mins supermkts. Melrose Beautiful 1 bedroom condo in the heart of downtown Melrose, wonderful dining and convenient transportation at your fingertips. JUST SOLD! JUST SOLD!

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 Page 19 Follow Us On: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES & RENTALS Happy Sandy Juliano Broker/President Columbus Day! REVERE RENTAL - AVAILABLE OCT. 1 - CALL OR TEXT MARIA 781-808-6877 NEW LISTING BY NORMA NEW LISTING BY SANDY NEW LISTING BY SANDY UNDER AGREEMENT! 67 CLARENCE ST., EVERETT 6 ROOM SINGLE WITH FINISHED BASEMENT NEW PRICE! $549,900 LISTED BY SANDY UNDER AGREEMENT! SINGLE FAMILY 39 LEXINGTON ST., EVERETT $725,000 NEW LISTING BY NORMA TWO FAMILY 45-47 SYCAMORE ST., EVERETT $724,900 NEW LISTING BY MARIA OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY OCT. 11, 2020 12:00-2:00 834 BROADWAY, EVERETT $550,000 OCT. 11, 2020 12:00-1:30 32 WESTOVER ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! $479,900 JRS WELCOMES MIKE MATARAZZO AS NEW AGENT Sandy Juliano, President of JRS Properties, Inc., is happy to announce that Michael Matarazzo has joined the JRS team as an agent. Michael is one of Everett’s most recognizable citizens having served on the City Council and as City Clerk. He is also considered by many as the City’s “unofficial” City Historian. “Adding someone, like Michael, who has a long history of public service in the City of Everett, reinforces our commitment to providing our clients with agents who know the people and communities that we serve”, said Ms. Juliano. JRS has been Everett’s premier real estate office since 2003 and continues to serve their clients with the personal touch and local knowledge too often missing from the large franchise agencies. At JRS, Michael will join his wife, Denise (Paratore) who has been an associate there since 2005; in addition to working as a paraprofessional in the Everett Public Schools. “Michael and Denise are great together and make an unbeatable team,” added Sandy. JRS Properties is located at 433 Broadway in Everett. Potential clients can also reach the office by calling (617) 544-6274. 25 HAWKES ST., SAUGUS SINGLE FAMILY $449,900 LISTED BY NORMA UNDER AGREEMENT! Mixed use building, Malden 3 commercial and one residential unit $1,200,000 Open Daily From 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 433 Broadway, Suite B, Everett, MA 02149 www.jrs-properties.com Open Daily From 10:0 Joe DiNuzzo - Broker Associate :0 00 AM 5:00 PM Follow Us On: 617.544.6274 Norma Capuano Parziale - Agent Denise Matarazz - Agent Maria Scrima - Agent Rosemarie Ciampi - Agent Michael Matarazzo -Agent Mark Sachetta - Agent

Page 20 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 # 1 Listing & Selling Office in Saugus “Experience and knowledge Provide the Best Service” Free Market Evaluations CRE CarpenitoRealEstate.com View our website from your mobile phone! 335 Central St., Saugus, MA 781-233-7300 SAUGUS - Free Standing Building with off street parking, half bath, kitchenette area, spacious, corner lot, conveniently located just outside of Cliftondale Square.......................................................................$329,900. SAUGUS - 1st AD Perfectly located 10 rm., 3-4 bdrm. Col., this one-owner home offers granite kit. w/dining area, dining rm., lvrm. w/fp., 1st flr. familyrm., hrdwd. floors, 27’ master bdrm. w/private bath, finished lower level with au-pair suite, great for extended fam., AG pool, lg. lot, cul-de-sac location................$789,000. SAUGUS - 1st AD LAST BUILDABLE lot left in TWIN SPRINGS ESTATE! 20,000 sq. ft. ready to go. Located in million dollar neighborhood! Great opportunity!....................................................................................$375,000. SAUGUS - 1st AD Nicely renovated 6 room, 2-3 bedroom Colonial offers 2 full baths, sunroom, central air, security system, updated gas heat, 1 car detached garage, large, lot, convenient location...................$449,900. CHELSEA - Admirals Hill offers this 5 rm., 2 bdrm., 2 full bath condo, features include newer granite kit. w/stainless steel, primary bdrm. w/private bath and access to balcony, in-unit laundry hook-up, cent. air, 2 parking spaces, additional storage, pool, tennis – great unit – great complex...............$415,000. SAUGUS - Mixed use property offers 8 residential rms. w/2 full baths, open floor plan, finished 3rd floor, central air, updated gas heat PLUS two offices and half bath, corner lot with parking, handicap access, Saugus Center loc. Live & work from one location!...................................$589,900. SAUGUS - Affordable 1 bedroom single family offers updated full bath, replacement windows, newer flooring, farmer’s porch, corner lot with storage shed, great condo alternative!..........................................$349,900. SAUGUS - 1st AD A better location is hard to find! This 1.85 acres of raw land lends to a superb opportunity to develop a wonderful nbrhd. you would be proud to call home. Located on the Wakefield line among million dollar homes - vacant land is rare and in high demand. Don’t miss this chance!.....$600,000. SAUGUS - PERFECTLY located 7 rm. NE style Col. offers 3 bdrms., 1.5 baths, updated granite kit., lvrm., dnrm. w/slider to deck, AMAZING 23’ 1st fl. family rm. w/gas fireplace, great open fl. plan, hrdwd. flooring on 1st floor, Iron Works Location. A must see!!.........................$599,900. 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 WAKEFIELD CONDO ~ 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath, newly renovated, SS appliances, granite, high ceilings, deeds parking, pets allowed ....... $269,900 SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial, 4-5 bedroom, 2 full baths, gas heat, central AC, new siding, new roof, hardwood flooring, fresh paint, new kitchen with SS appliances quartz counters ...............$559,900 38 Main Street, Saugus MA WWW.LITTLEFIELDRE.COM 781-233-1401 WAKEFIELD ~ New construction duplex. 3 bed, 2.5 baths, 2400 sq feet, garage under, central AC, Gas heat, fireplace living room............. Call Keith Littlefield for pricing REVERE BEACH ~ Condo, 2 beds, 2 baths, quartz counters, SS appliances, central AC, beautiful ocean views, indoor pool, gym, sauna...... $394,900 SAUGUS ~ Birch Pond Estates. 3 bed, 3 bath split, Vaulted ceilings, finished walkout lower level, gas heat, central AC, gas fireplace, 2 car garage, sprinkler system, manicured grounds.................... $729,000 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed, 1.5 bath colonial. Open concept 1st floor, 2 car garage, newer gas heat, roof and HW heater, prof landscaping....$439,900 SAUGUS ~ Oversized split entry, stainless appliances, granite counters, great location, large 3 season sun room. in-law apartment... $644,900 Call Rhonda Combe For all your real estate needs!! 781-706-0842 MELROSE ~ Single family, 4 bed, 2 full bath, SS appliances, new gas heat, quartz counters, Central AC, Garage under...................$650,000 LAND FOR SALE SAUGUS Call Rhonda Combe at 781-706-0842 for details!! Call Eric Rosen for all your real estate needs. 781-223-0289 SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT

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