SAUGUS Vol. 24, No. 46 -FREEThe Advocate will publish next Wednesday for Thanksgiving! DOCA HAPPY www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday An end date for ash landfi ll? DEP Commissioner says his agency won’t allow future expansion at Saugus site By Mark E. Vogler S tate Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Commissioner Martin Suuberg says WIN Waste Innovations won’t be able to expand the ash landfi ll near its trash-to-energy incinerator in Saugus under current regulations. In a letter this week to state Rep. Jeffrey Turco (D-Winthrop), Commissioner Suuberg noted that his agency’s opposition to future expansion of the landfi ll is based on its location within an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). “While an applicant is free to propose a site assignment modifi cation, and MassDEP will review the information submitted, based upon the information presently before MassDEP, the facility fails to meet the necessary site suitability criteria to allow for expansion within the ACEC and therefore would not receive a positive site suitability determination,” Suuberg wrote Turco in a letter dated Nov. 16. “Without a positive site suitability determination from MassDEP, a proposal to amend the facility’s site assignment to allow for vertical expansion would not advance to the Saugus Board of Health for consideration,” the commissioner said. WIN Waste Innovations Vice President of Environmental AfQUESTIONING THE FUTURE OF ASH LANDFILL: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Commissioner Martin Suuberg says in a letter he wrote this week that his agency would not allow expansion of the ash landfi ll in Saugus. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) fairs James Connolly issued a brief statement when contacted yesterday. “The DEP’s letter concerns procedural steps that any proposal involving expansion would need to follow, including a lengthy review by both the town and state,” Connolly said. “We have no such proposal and are currently focused on working with the landfi ll committee to explore ways in which we can continue providing environmental and economic benefi ts to the town,” he said. Suuberg stressed that his letter as requested by Turco “represents MassDEP’s position on any potential future expansion of the ash landfi ll.” MassDEP issued a solid waste major modifi cation permit to WIN Waste Innovations (forLANDFILL | SEE PAGE 2 781-233-4446 O T CTE Friday, November 19, 2021 A Fall Centerpiece THE VIEW FROM THE SOUTH IS STUNNING with bright color in Saugus Center as burning bush (Euonymus alatus) and Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) in the rotary and red maple (Acer rubrum) beside the library are at their peak of color. Please see inside for more photos and this week’s “Saugus gardens in the fall.” (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) A subcommittee’s mission: Negotiating what town should get for being a host community for a trash-to-energy plant By Mark E. Vogler night’s subcommittee meeting. “We’re not going to get anyM embers of the Board of Health’s WIN (Wheelabrator) Subcommittee want WIN Waste Innovations to present them with a written proposal of what they are willing to include in a potential host agreement between the town and the operators of the trash-to-energy plant on Route 107. “Once we get them here, we need to fi re away,” Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano said at Wednesday (Nov. 17) thing unless we ask for it,” Cogliano told members. Cogliano and Board of Health Chair William Heffernan cochair the subcommittee, which has been meeting this year and discussing issues of mutual interest between WIN and the town. A major objective of the subcommittee is to develop a host agreement for the town, which is home to the trash-to-energy plant. MISSION | SEE PAGE 11 ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $3.259 Mid Unleaded $3.299 Super $3.419 Diesel Fuel $3.399 "43 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2021 KERO $4.81 DEF $3.49 9 Diesel $3.099 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 Fill Up & Save! Fall is Coming! FLEET

Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 LANDFILL | FROM PAGE 1 merly Wheelabrator Saugus) on April 9, 2018, which allowed additional disposal capacity while keeping the peak elevation of the landfill at 50 feet above mean sea level. Connolly said earlier this year that the ash landfill has the capacity to last through the end of 2024 and that the company is interested in future expansion. “Obviously, we’d like to continue to use the site,” WIN Waste Innovations’ James Connolly told members of the Saugus Board of Health’s Wheelabrator Subcommittee. “It’s convenient and adjacent to the plant,” he said. Connolly also said the company has some concerns about the long-term environmental effects of trucking the ash offsite and the rising fuel costs connected with that should the ash landfill be closed permanently after 2024. But Rep. Turco – whose 19th Suffolk House District includes part of Revere – said he now believes the landfill’s future days are now numbered. “Environmental Justice means nothing to the people of the North Shore so long as the WheelabraLawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 Lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net CONCERNS ABOUT ASH: The trash-to-energy plant of WIN Waste Innovations (formerly Wheelabrator Technologies) in Saugus has enough capacity at its adjacent ash landfill to last through the end of 2024. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Commissioner Martin Suuberg says his agency won’t allow any expansion of the landfill, which is in an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) – a fragile salt marsh. (Saugus Advocate file photo by Mark E. Vogler) tor Saugus Ash Landfill continues to operate in an ACEC,” Turco said in a statement this week. “Commissioner Suuberg’s letter makes clear that the long overdue closure of the Saugus Ash Landfill is on the horizon,” he said. State Rep. Jessica Giannino (D-Revere), whose district includes Precincts 3 and 10 in Saugus, said the Suuberg letter is welcome news. “I am so excited for this important step forward for Environmental Justice in the Town of Saugus and City of Revere,” Giannino said. “We have been waiting my whole lifetime for this progress,” she said. Stephanie Shalkoski, co-president of Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE), said her group was pleased with MassDEP Commissioner Suuberg’s letter. “DEP clearly shares our long-standing concern that any plans to increase the height of the ash landfill will endanger the Rumney Marsh ACEC,” Shalkoski said. Attorney Kirstie Pecci, director of the Conservation Law Foundation’s Zero Waste Project, declared that “State officials would be absolutely right to deny the expansion of this already massive, polluting landfill.” “No new landfills or expansions of landfills are allowed in an Area of Critical Environmental Concern,” Pecci said. “The Saugus Ash Landfill is in the middle of one of these areas, so it is not allowed to expand vertically. End of story.” Commissioner Suuberg mentioned in his letter that during conversations with the Wheelabrator plant operators and community members in 2018, “MassDEP was clear that additional vertical expansion was beyond the limits of the site assignment.” “Any future proposals for expansion would require a modification to the facility’s site assignment and approval from MassDEP and the Saugus Board of Health,” Suuberg wrote. “As the landfill is located within an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), an expansion of the landfill (including vertical expansion) would need to meet the site suitability criteria in the Regulations with respect to the site assignment,” the commissioner said. But Suuberg added that it “fails to meet the necessary site suitability criteria to allow for expansion within the ACEC.” Precinct 10 Town Meeting Member Peter Manoogian called Commissioner Suuberg’s letter “an early Christmas present for the residents of East Saugus and Revere.” “I would hope that the WIN or Wheelabrator subcommittee would now shift away from making a ‘more ash for cash’ deal and work towards making the incinerator meet the highest and best emission standards,” Manoogian said. “To continue to pursue an ‘ash for cash’ deal is now nothing more than a fool’s errand that is contradictory towards what is best for the public health and the environment as confirmed by Commissioner Suuberg. I would further encourage WIN to take advantage of the zoning overlay provided by Saugus Town Meeting that would allow them to develop a solar farm on the soon to be closed ash landfill,” he said. FOR ADVERTISING WITH RESULTS, CALL THE ADVOCATE NEWSPAPERS AT 781-233-4446 OR INFO@ADVOCATENEWS.NET

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 Page 3 Special Town Meeting A session to “clean up” the budget is set for Dec. 6 By Mark E. Vogler T own Manager Scott C. Crabtree says a Special Town Meeting he requested for next month will enable Saugus town government “to complete our budget process.” The most important of the four articles on the warrant – Article 2 – would allow the town to rescind the vote under Article 2 of the 2021 Annual Town Meeting to transfer an amount not to exceed $1.4 million from the Stabilization Fund as a funding source for town charges for the 2022 Fiscal Year that began July 1. The money would be drawn from Free Cash to restore the Stabilization Fund. The Special Town Meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and will be conducted via Zoom teleconferencing at the request of Town Moderator Steve Doherty. “We used the stabilization money to balance the budget,” Crabtree said at Tuesday’s (Nov. 16) Board of Selectmen’s meeting. “This will help us maintain our bond rating,” he added. The town was able to use the Stabilization Fund on a shortterm basis to pass a budget during an uncertain fiscal climate affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The year before [2020], we were looking at $2.4 million to balance the budget,” he said. The town manager noted that other communities were faced with layoffs, cuts in services and increased fees. Meanwhile, Saugus has been in “a good financial situation” deVideo captures Halloween vandalism at World Series Park N ine cameras which make up the security system at World Series Park recorded vandalism at the park on Halloween Night. “We hope to identify those responsible from the surveillance video. We will ask for restitution and prosecution,” World Series Park Superintendent Bob Davis said this week. “How ironic, during the day we had a great community event at which we raised funds for a dreaded disease and at night these hoodlums come along and try to destroy the place. The video shows both boys and girls between the ages of 13 to 18,” he said. Davis, who found the damage, turned the video over to Saugus Police, who are conducting an investigation. After a successful fundraiser for multiple sclerosis that day, vandals struck between 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. Pumpkins left from the daytime event were smashed all over the place. In addition, the snack bar serving door was pried open and left jammed; a camera was stolen; and eggs were broken on the building. Anyone who witnessed this vandalism, has RECOGNIZE THIS PERSON? One of the photos shot by a surveillance video camera on Halloween (Oct. 31) night shows a suspected vandal wearing a striped tie at World Series Park. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate). knowledge of it or can identify the suspected vandal in the photo should contact the Saugus Police. spite the uncertain times affected by COVID-19. “We’re still balancing the budget with free cash, which is not a great practice,” Crabtree said. But the town manager said he hopes to avoid that practice in future years as town revenues increase. Another article would authorize the payment of unpaid bills from previous years. There are also articles to appropriate matching funds on a grant and to make a supplementary appropriation to be used on a Saugus Cable TV audit. The Special Town Meeting will not be held at Town Hall because of health concerns over COVID-19. “Because I do not foresee any way to safely assemble our 50 member Town Meeting, and allow for public attendance at the same time while complying with state directives on public assemblies during the current health emergency, I am hereby, requesting permission from the Saugus Board of Selectmen to hold the 2021 Special Town Meeting, as last year, in an on-line format, using the Zoom meeting platform, on the evening of Monday, Dec. 6,” the town moderator wrote in a letter to selectmen.

Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 Saugus police capture bank robbery suspect A man accused of robbing a Saugus bank on Monday (Nov. 15) afternoon drew attention to himself by trying to hitch a ride, eventually leading to his arrest, according to police. Gary Lacey, 48, of Tewksbury, was charged with two counts of unarmed robbery. He was later arraigned in Lynn District Court. At 12:27 p.m., Saugus Police dispatchers received a wireless alarm from Eastern Bank at 605 Broadway and dispatched officers to the bank. While officers were still en route, they were updated that dispatchers confirmed there was a robbery at the bank. “Upon arrival, officers learned that a suspect passed a note to two tellers inside the bank, received an undisclosed amount of cash and subsequently fled on foot toward the parking lot of a large retailer at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway,” Saugus Police Chief Michael Ricciardelli said in a press release issued by his office. “A short time later, Saugus Police received an additional call reporting a suspicious male asking people for a ride in the parking lot at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway, which is only a few hundred yards from the bank,” Chief Ricciardelli said. “Saugus Police located an individual whom they later identified [as] Lacey in that Northeast Metro Tech School District officials will consider election option for new school project By Mark E. Vogler O fficials of the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School District still hope that the Town of Saugus and the City of Chelsea will reverse their opposition to supporting the funding of a new Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School (Northeast Metro Tech). “I’m hopeful that they will reverse their voted, but I’m not optimistic about that happening,” Northeast Metro Tech Superintendent/Director David S. DiBarri said this week. “But I’m completely optimistic that if we do wind up going to a ballot election, the vote will be overwhelming in support of the project,” he said. Ten of the 12 member communities support the $300-million-plus project. But an opposition vote by just one community forces district officials to seek a general election for a popular vote by residents in each community. The Northeast Metro Tech School Committee is set to meet on Dec. 9 when members will decide if and when it will hold an election among the 12 member communities in the district. “Unfortunately, it was the leadership in Saugus and Chelsea which opposed the project,” DiBarri said in an interview this week. “We’re going to ask them to reconsider. The next few weeks are going to give us a little better road map on what we need to do,” he said. “The real challenge in Saugus has been that even though we have been attending the Finance Committee meetings for six years, the Finance Committee recommended against the project. And it’s been clear that the Finance Committee hasn’t been communicating with the Town Meeting,” he said. But many Saugus town officials disagree with DiBarri’s characterization of why Saugus opposed the project. In a two-hourplus meeting last month, Saugus Town Meeting members voted 37-6 in favor of a Finance Committee recommendation against approving an article which many town officials worry could lead to massive cuts in the town’s operating budget over the next 30 years. The estimated financial impact for Saugus over a 30-year period is $40.6 million. A project with that kind of price tag should be funded through a debt exclusion instead of the town’s operating budget – and by a vote of the people, a majority of the members agreed. Otherwise, the town would be faced with having to fund its share by an average of $1.3 million from its operating budget each year. DiBarri and other district officials are concerned that the $140.8 million in state reimbursement for the project could be jeopardized if the district is unable to get extensions of certain project deadlines later in the year. Even with extension of those deadlines, the district has to mount campaigns in each of the communities to sell the project – which could be a challenging task in the current economic climate. The COVID-19 Update: Town reports 85 newly confirmed cases over the past eight days, according to town manager By Mark E. Vogler T he number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases reported yesterday (Nov. 18) by the town over the last eight days was 85 – an increase of one from the previous week, according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. The recently confirmed COVID-19 cases raised the number of total cases to 5,222 since March of last year, Crabtree said in a press release yesterday. Meanwhile, there was one additional COVID-19-related death in Saugus over that period, raising the death toll linked to the killer virus to 81. “Our hearts and prayers go out to those families affected by this health pandemic,” Crabtree said. THIS WEEK ON SAUGUS TV Sunday, November 21 at 9 to 11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, November 22 all day on Channel 8 – “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, November 23 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – School Committee Meeting from November 18. Wednesday, November 24 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – Planning Board Meeting from November 18. Thursday, November 25 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – Board of Appeals Meeting from November 18. Friday, November 26 at 4:30 p.m. on Channel 8 – MS4MS Fundraiser from October 31. Saturday, November 27 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 9 – Board of Selectmen Meeting from November 16. 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*** parking lot, and following up an on-scene investigation, Lacey was taken into custody. Saugus Police recovered the cash that was taken from the bank. Lacey was not in possession of any weapons when he was taken into custody, and no weapons were displayed during the robbery.”

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 Page 5 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark E. Vogler Time to address kid vandals Shame on those kids from Saugus and neighboring towns who think it’s a blast to smash pumpkins and destroy property at World Series Park. World Series Park Superintendent Bob Davis puts untold hours into the maintenance of the park so the town can have a decent place for baseball. But his volunteer efforts go to waste because of kids who feel like wrecking a good attraction. “It’s really unfortunate to see it all get ruined,” Selectman Jeff Cicolinoble cause that’s underway: The Saugus Lions will be hosting a toy drive on Saturday, Nov. 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saugus Senior Center at 466 Central St. Because of last year and continuing this years’ craziness, more families are hurting more than ever and are in need of help for Christmas. As we all know when times are tough, toys for the children may get overlooked. Retired Capt. Bill O’Malley of the Saugus Fire Dept. will be collecting the toys and delivering them to those families in need. Please share this information with your family, friends and co-workers. If we can all tell a handful of friends who have found themselves far luckier than most during 2020, to donate one extra toy, imagine all the toys we can collect. As a side note, if you don’t 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 between now and Tuesday at noon correctly identifies the Saugonian who was sketched 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”) ni told his colleagues at this week’s meeting. “It’s something that needs to be addressed,” he added. Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree told selectmen he would like to see the park’s security cameras linked into the town’s surveillance camera system. Crabtree said he’s looking into several things, like sending more police to patrol the area. “I always like low lighting in the parks. It prevents people from hanging out in the dark,” the town manager said. Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano suggested one way that might help minimize the vandalism – while getting the parents’ attention. “If we can identify the kids and pass on the costs to their parents,” Cogliano said. “Hit them in the pocket,” he said. Town Tree Lighting event set Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree says the Department of Public Works is gearing up for the Annual Tree Lighting set for Friday, Dec. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Saugus Center. The signature town event that COVID-19 ruined a year ago is going to be back with all of its popular features – including a sleigh ride with horses, a petting zoo and some of the other main attractions of past years. Crabtree loves the event and said he’s looking forward to town residents of all ages getting together for a few hours of fun on the first Friday of December. Stay tuned for more details. The 2nd Annual Roaring Toy Drive Anthony Speziale of the Saugus Lions Club passed along this announcement in hopes of getting the word out about a very know, one of the main charities that Saugus Lions supports is eye research. Should you have any spare eyeglasses or eye apparatus, drop them by with the toys. The used glasses get refurbished and distribute them to those in need who cannot afford them. Let’s all try to make Christmas of 2021 far better than the rest of the year. Together we can make a difference and help put some smiles on many faces. Please feel free to share this information via social media, etc. The Turkey Trot is back – this Sunday! The “Annual” Turkey Trot – a popular race that’s been going for more than 20 years – returns to Breakheart Reservation after health concerns about COVID-19 led to its cancellation last year. This fun race, which usually draws 125 to 150 participants from surrounding towns, is usually held the Sunday before Thanksgiving and offers a great chance to win SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 7 Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657

Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 What Fires Us Up By The Old Sachem, Bill Stewart nder Chaim Bloom the Red Sox finished last in the AL East in 2020. He was hired though, to build a strong farm system and to keep the Sox competitive each year. How has he done? He has moved the farm system from one of the worst to one of the tops in the majors. He got Jarren Duran and Garrett Whitlock in the draft. Chaim selected Tanner Houck, and he and Duran have gone back and forth to Worcester, brought U up when the Sox needed another pitcher or outfielder. He also signed Hirokazu Sawamura from the Chiba Lotte Marines in 2020; Sawamura had previously played for the Yomiuri Giants, both teams in the Nippon Professional Baseball league in Japan. Both Whitlock and Sawamura have contributed mightily to the Red Sox this season. Duran and Houck need more minor league experience to stay on the Sox roster. Ok, so this team did not win the World Series. Their endof-season grit brought Boston fans alive, and now we look forward to next season with a team capable of making and even winning the World Series. But this article is more concerned with Enrique “Kike” (a Spanish nickname) Hernández, Hunter Renfroe, Alex Verdugo, Christian Arroyo and Kyle Schwarber whom Bloom traded for, to add power and defense to the Sox. I think Kike Hernández is the best addition that Bloom acquired. Kike has played every position except catcher in the major leagues after being selected in 2014 by the Houston Astros. He was traded to the Miami Marlins that same year, traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2015 and played there until February 2, 2021, when he was traded to the Red Sox. His father was a scout for the Pirates in Puerto Rico, and Kike started playing baseball at six years old, later doing international youth tournaments in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. He attended the American Military Academy in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Kike hit a game-tying home solo run in game seven of the NL Championship series in 2020; in the series he had two home runs with four hits. Hernández signed a two-year contract in 2021 for 14 million and has earned every dollar of it. On October 11, 2021, he hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in game four of the American League Division Series to advance the Red Sox to the American League Championship series. Dustin Hunter Renfroe came to the Sox through a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. He was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 2013 draft, 13th overall. He was assigned to the Eugene Emeralds of Class-A, then upped to the Fort Wayne TinCaps. His development continued through Class AA Texas League, the Arizona Fall League and the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. He was up and down with the Padres in 2016 and was on the starting roster for 2017. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in 2019, then in 2020 to the Red Sox. Renfroe was a scholarship baseball player at Mississippi State University. In the summers of 2011 and 2012 he played for the Bethesda Big Train of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, where he broke the records for runs, home runs, runs batted in, slugging percentage and total bases. The Red Sox selected him in the 2010 draft, but he decided to not sign and went to Mississippi State. He has become a gifted right fielder for the Sox and a clutch batter in the playoffs this year. Alexander Brady Verdugo played for Sahuaro High School in Tucson, Arizona, and was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second round of the 2014 MLB draft. He was awarded a baseball scholarship to Arizona State University, but decided instead to pursue a professional baseball career. He started with the Class A Arizona League Dodgers, where he received All-Star honors and Rookie League honors. In 2015 he was with the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League – again receiving All-Star selection. His next assignment was with the Cucamonga Quakes of the California League. He was promoted to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League in 2016. He also played for the Mexico national baseball team in an exhibition series in Japan in 2016. He was chosen to play for the world team at the All-Star Futures game in 2017. The Dodgers moved him up to the majors and he became the starting center fielder. He hit his first MLB home run on September 10, 2017, against Adam Ottavino of the Colorado Rockies. Adam is now also with the Red Sox. Verdugo was up and down to Triple-A during 2018 then was the starter for the Dodgers on opening day 2019. In 106 games, he batted .294 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs. He was traded to Boston on February 10, 2020, along with Jeter Downs and Connor Wong, the latter two playing for Worcester. “Mookie” Betts went to the Dodgers. In 2020 – playing all three outfield positions – in 53 games he batted .308, hit six homers and had 15 RBIs. He has contributed on a grand scale for the 2021 Sox. Christian Israel Arroyo is the son of a 20-year U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran of Puerto Rican descent. He grew up as a fan of the Tampa Bay Rays while attending Hernando High School in Brooksville, Florida. He played in the 2013 18U U.S. national baseball team that won the World Cup and was MVP of the tournament as the United States won gold. Arroyo was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft. He had been committed to play college ball at the University of Florida, but decided to go into professional baseball instead. They assigned him to the Arizona League Giants, where in 45 games he hit .326 with two home runs and 39 RBI. In 2014 he played for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and Augusta Green Jackets. In the 2016 season he was with the Sacramento River Cats, where he batted .446 with seven doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs in 16 games. His first major league game with the Dodgers was in 2017, and he was subsequently sent back to Triple-A when the regular third baseman returned from injury. In December he was traded to Tampa Bay. The Rays traded him to the Cleveland Indians in 2019, and because of injuries he only played one game for the Indians. When Cleveland put him on waivers, the Red Sox claimed him on August 13, 2020. He was sent to the team’s alternate training site, then on September 8 he was promoted to Boston. In 2020 he played 14 games for the Sox, batted .240, hit three home runs and had 14 RBIs. He was on the injured list on and off during the 2020 season, then went on the COVID list. He was reactivated on September 21. His play in left field and his batting well when needed have put him as a prime left fielder for the Sox. The last player that Bloom traded for is Kyle Schwarber, who came to the Sox in July of 2021. His baseball statistics start with Middletown High School in Middletown, Ohio, where he batted .408 and hit 18 home runs and 103 RBIs. He was “scholar-shipped” to Indiana University Bloomington. His freshman year he was selected by Louisville Slugger and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper as an All-American, after hitting .300 with eight home runs and 47 RBIs. In 2013, his sophomore year, he batted .366 with 18 home runs and 54 RBIs. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association named him to their first-team All-American team. As a junior he batted .348 with 13 home runs and was a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award. In the summer of 2012, Kyle played in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Wareham Gatemen. Behind Schwarber the Gatemen won the league title; he was awarded the MVP of the playoffs; and he was inducted into the CCBL Hall of Fame in the 2019 class. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the first round, fourth overall in the 2014 MLB draft. An MLB.com analyst named Kyle as a “game changing power hitter,” but was critical of his slow base-running and his fielding skills. He was assigned to the Boise Hawks then promoted to the Class-A Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League, then the Class-A Advanced Florida State League in the off season. In 72 games between the three teams, he hit .344 and belted WHAT FIRES US UP | SEE PAGE 7

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 Page 7 SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 5 a turkey for that holiday meal. It’s also a great chance to get outside and enjoy some nice fall weather. The race this year is set for Sunday, Nov. 21, beginning at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. This year’s event features a 5K run or 3K walk on mixed terrain, rain or shine! A $10 donation is requested to enter. Proceeds are used by the Friends of Breakheart for park activities and future events. Turkeys will be awarded to the fastest male and female runners. Raffle prizes are open to all who donate. This year’s sponsors include the Friends of Breakheart Reservation, Peter A. Rossetti Insurance, WHAT FIRES US UP | FROM PAGE 6 18 homers with 53 RBIs and 18 doubles. He started the 2015 season with the Double-A Tennessee Smokies of the Southern League and played in the All-Star Futures Game, where he was named MVP after hitting a go-ahead, two-run triple for Team USA. He was moved up to the Cubs in 2015 and played as a designated hitter (DH) in interleague play. Kyle was a substitute catcher for Niguel Montero, then Kyle was sent back down to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs of the Pacific Coast League when Montero returned. Kyle returned to the majors on July 21; in a 5-4, extra-inning victory against the Cincinnati Reds, Schwarber hit a home run that tied the game in the ninth-inning and then hit another homer in the 13th for the victory. In the NL Wild Card game, he hit a long home run, driving in three runs for the victory and advancing to the Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. His two home runs aided the Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Cards. The home run in game four was recorded as a mammoth smash to the top of the new Wrigley Field scoreboard, which was later encased in plexiglass and replaced on top of the scoreboard. In 2016 he suffered injuries that kept him away from many games, but he was added to the roster for the World Series against the Indians. His prior injuries forced him to be a DH. In the series he batted .412, had an on-base percentage of .500, had seven hits, one of which was a double, two RBIs and a stolen base. He had a tough early season in 2017 and was sent back to Triple-A. He was brought back up after the All-Star break. He belted five home runs, three doubles and a triple by August Stop & Shop Saugus, MP Realty Group, Nazzaro Family and Val Kappa Art. For more information, please call 781-233-1855. Help us fill the Thanksgiving baskets Debora de Paula Hoyle, Administrative Assistant at the Cliftondale Congregational Church, sent along the following request for help, on behalf of the Saugus United Parish Food Pantry: It’s that time of year again! The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry is gearing up to provide Thanksgiving baskets to neighbors experiencing food insecurity this holiday. Each basket consists of a frozen turkey, fresh produce, and non-perishable Thanksgiv12, but he had struck out 106 times in 300 plate appearances. In September he hit .288 with an OPS of .954. To the plate 59 times in September, he hit six home runs for a season total of 30. During the off-season Schwarber started a very strict workout program and lost 30 pounds. In the 2018 season he hit .238 with 26 home runs, 14 doubles and 61 RBIs. In 2019 he batted .250 with 38 home runs and 92 RBIs. On defense he had the worst percentage of all NL leftfielders with a percentage of .974 and six errors. In 2020 he batted .188 with the lowest batting average of all qualified NL batters. The Cubs non-tendered Schwarber in December. In January 2021 the Washington Nationals signed Kyle to a one-year contract with an option for 2022. He played in 72 games for the Nationals, batting .253 with 25 homers and 53 RBIs. Kyle was traded to the Red Sox on July 29, 2021, while ining staples like cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing, boxed mashed potatoes, and canned vegetables. We welcome clients to register to receive a Thanksgiving basket by Friday, November 12 at 11 a.m. Pick up information will be provided upon registering. We also count on the generosity of the community. We are seeking donations of food items, grocery store gift cards, and financial contributions. Deliveries may be brought to the side door of the Cliftondale Congregational Church (the driveway between the church and the MEG building) on any Friday morning through Nov. 19 between 8-11 a.m. The Saugus United Parish Food jured. He was activated from the list on August 13. On October 18 in the 2021 ALCS game three, he whacked a Grand Slam in the bottom of the third, the third grand-slam in two games by the Sox, a record for the most slams by a team in a playoff series. Although not a great fielder, he has performed well enough at Fenway and away, and his bat was instrumental in sidelining Bobby Dalbec from his first base position. Schwarber is a formidable hitter who was undervalued through most of his career, but he has proven to be a very valuable hitter for the Sox. That is the history of the added players that Bloom has brought to the Red Sox. That brings us to the valuation of Chaim Bloom. Although his objective is to secure new young talent to the Sox, he is adding older talent in the interim, until the youngsters in Worcester and later drafts become able to swing the pendulum. We pin our hopes on next season. Pantry is an all-volunteer, collaborative, nonprofit, religious organization composed of the town’s churches and community members; donations are tax deductible. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure that our neighbors in need enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving! For more information, please contact 781 233 2663, or email cliftondalecc.org. Legion Hall Fridays for breakfast! Great news for people who enjoy the Friday morning breakfasts at the Saugus American Legion Cpl Scott J. Procopio Post 210. Legion Hall, which is located at 44 Taylor St., has resumed its Friday breakfasts and will continue through the last Friday in May of 2022. The buffet breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m. for a donation of $7. MEG Annual Tree Festival Mark down your calendar for Dec. 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11 – which will feature MEG’s Annual Tree Festival at the MEG Building at 54-58 Essex St. in Saugus. The Marleah Elizabeth Graves (MEG) Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the historic Cliftondale School. Stay tuned for more details. SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 12

Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 SAUGUS GARDENS IN THE FALL Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener Y ou might not want to go for a walk with me at this time of year. I take about two steps and then stop and look at leaves on the walk ahead of me, get out my camera and take some pictures. Then I go just a few more steps and do it again! It takes a while to get anywhere. Fallen leaves create a beautiful collage on the pavement and lawn in every neighborhood. Often what I see on the ground makes me look up to see where the leaves came from since they may have blown from a tree in someone’s backyard I might not have noticed otherwise. Unlike last year, when Japanese maple leaves turned brown and clung to the trees well into winter, this year they are showing a more expected change from their summer leaf color to the vivid reds, yellows and oranges they are renowned for in Japan. Last year’s trouble was likely a combination of a very dry summer and the early frost in October. There are many varieties of Japanese maples around town. Most of them have reddish-burgundy leaf color in summer, but there are also some green leaved varieties. As for fall color, there may be many shades on the same individual tree. The Japanese maple beside the monument in Saugus Center has turned mostly yellow, but there are also some orange and red tones on branches that receive the most sunlight. ‘AUTUMN ROYALTY’ ENCORE AZALEA BLOOMS AGAIN: This variety from a line of azaleas bred to bloom in spring and fall seems undisturbed by the water droplets from thawing frost. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) FALLEN LEAVES AT THE ROTARY: Red Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) and yellow thornless honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos inermis) give plenty of contrast in shape and color. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) NATURE’S LEAF PRINTS appear on the sidewalk of Essex Street near Cliftondale Square. Here we see Norway maple (Acer platanoides) and silver maple (Acer saccharinum) foliage and the artwork created by rain and dust where leaves settled in the storm, then blew away. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) The most vivid red in the rotary right now is on the burning bush (Euonymus alata), a shrub that was very popular for its fall color for many years. Due to its invasive nature, nurseries in Massachusetts and many other states are no longer allowed to sell it. Heavy pruning helps reA DOUBLE ATTRACTION: The red of Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) and yellow of Norway maple (Acer platanoides) leaves provide primary colors on a Lynnhurst lawn. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) duce the development and spread of seeds. It was introduced from Asia in the mid19th century, and it can grow up to 15 feet tall. It is still commonly seen in many gardens and public areas, and while it is not very showy at other times of year, it is certainly hard to miss in the fall. If in a sunny location, the leaves are almost always fire engine red, GARDENS | SEE PAGE 9 Monogram D4 Double siding Cedar impression half rounds Harvey Vinyl 63 Replacement Windows Custom Aluminum Trim work Windows & Doors Top quality Vinyl Siding! •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Roofing •Free Estimates •Replacement Windows •Fully Licensed •Fully Insured

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 Page 9 Jets run over Sachems, 32-6 W By Greg Phipps earing camouflage-style jerseys in honor of Veterans Day, the Saugus High School football team was looking to put forth a spirited performance against a very good East Boston Jets squad last Thursday night. It was the final game of the season at newly christened Christie Serino, Jr. Stadium, but it didn’t turn out on the positive side for the host Sachems. Saugus remained without a victory in fall 2021 by enduring a 32-6 defeat at the hands of the Jets, who improved to 8-2. The game featured a few highlight plays for the Sachems, but overall, it was a tough night for the home team. From its opening possession, East Boston established its running game, which produced over 200 yards on the ground and included several long-gainers. The Jets hurt Saugus by taking it straight up the gut and controlling the ball. The visitors scored two touchdowns in the first quarter to take a 12-0 lead. Another touchdown in the second quarter increased the advantage to 18-0 by halftime. GARDENS | FROM PAGE 8 but in very shady locations the leaves may be yellowish or sometimes deep pink. As late as it is in November, a few flowers are still blooming. Some roses are continuing to flower; several of my ‘Autumn Fire’ sedums have begun flowering again; and my reward for going out to rake leaves was a single white clover (Trifolium repens) blossom which appeared in the lawn! Several kinds of azalea and rhododendron hybrids frequently rebloom in the fall if weather is favorable even though they are normally expected to flower in the spring. My ‘Autumn Royalty’ azalea is one of a line bred to bloom twice a year and in fact it has a few blossoms on it even now. When I was photographing the colorful foliage near the Saugus Civil War monument, I saw a blossom on the rhododendron (Rhododendron P.J.M.) on the south side of the rotary island, which gets more sunlight than the north side. My azalea and that rhododeners to the end zone. O’Rourke also connected with Mabee on a 29-yard pass and hit for 22 and 10 yards to receivers Tommy Desimone and Mark MacEachern, respectively. The plus plays were too few for the Sachems, however, as East Boston tallied twice more in the fourth period to secure the victory. One consolation for the Saugus defense was that it thwarted the visitors on four of their five two-point conversion attempts. Lineman Braden Faiella also recovered a second-half fumble. The loss dropped Saugus Saugus defensive players Rick Noel and Braden Faiella (shown here taking down a Salem ballcarrier back in October) each had a fumble recovery in last Thursday’s home loss to East Boston. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps) The Saugus defense did stop the Jets early in the second quarter when defensive lineman Rick Noel recovered a fumble in Saugus territory. But Saugus quarterback Sean O’Rourke was immediately sacked for a five-yard loss on the first play of the ensuing drive. The following play resulted in an interception (one of three on the night for East Boston). That sequence of plays reflectdron both keep their leaves all winter, but they tend to develop a slightly bronze to purple foliage color in the cold months rather than green. Those of us moving fallen leaves around at this time of year may notice daffodils and some other bulbs sending a few inches of green leaves above the ground – this is not unusual and can happen in November, February or any winter month when temperatures are a little warmer than usual. Sometimes people worry when they see this, but it does not reduce the chances of good bloom in the spring. 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. ed the game as a whole for Saugus. O’Rourke faced immense pressure from the Jets defense all game and often had little or no time in the pocket. He did hook up on a few nice pass plays. The most notable of these came in the fourth quarter on a pretty 64-yard scoring pass to Ryan Mabee, who reached high to make the catch and outran three Jets’ defendto 0-10 with only the annual Thanksgiving Day game left on the schedule. Saugus travels to face Peabody, which has won the last eight meetings between the two longtime rivals. Peabody won last year’s spring game, 24-0. In the most recent Thanksgiving meeting in 2019, the Tanners broke open a close contest late and came away with a 21-7 triumph.

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MASSTERLIST–Join more than 22,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, who start their weekday morning with MASSterList—the popular newsletter that chronicles news and informed analysis about what’s going on up on Beacon Hill, in Massachusetts politics, policy, media and influence. The stories are drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced writers Chris Van Buskirk and Keith Regan who introduce each article in their own clever and never-boring, inimitable way. MASSterlist will be e-mailed to you FREE every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening in the blood sport of Bay State politics. For more information and to get your free subscription go to: www.massterlist.com/subscribe THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of November 8-12. There were no roll calls in the House. Most of the Senate roll calls are on the $3.82 billion package which spends the federal money the state received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the surplus left over from the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget on relief and recovery from the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 18 months. A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE $3.82 BILLION FOR COVID RELIEF AND RECOVERY PACKAGE All of the decisions on which senators’ amendments are included or not included in the relief and recovery package are made “behind closed doors in person” or in the COVID-19 era, “behind closed Zoom doors.” Many of the more than 700 amendments proposed were on local projects for cities and towns in individual senators’ districts. Some amendments were considered individually but many were consolidated into “Yes” or “No” bundles, created by the Democratic leadership, and were approved or rejected on a voice vote all at once without debate and without a roll call vote. Supporters of this system say that any senator who sponsored an amendment that was placed in the “No” bundle can bring it to the floor and ask for an up or down vote on the amendment itself. They say this system has worked well for many years. Critics say this system gives too much power to the Democratic leadership and leaves all the decisions up to a handful of senators in the leadership whose word is final. $3.82 BILLION FOR COVID RELIEF AND RECOVERY (S 2564) Senate 38-0, approved a $3.82 billion package which spends the federal money the state received from the ARPA and the surplus left over from the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget on relief and recovery from the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 18 months. The plan includes one-time investments in health and human services, education, housing, the environment including climate mitigation, economic development and jobs. The House has already approved a different version of the measure and a House-Senate conference committee will hammer out a compromise version. Provisions include $400 million in mental and behavioral health support; $118.4 million for public health infrastructure and data sharing; $95 million for grants to local boards of health to be prepared to respond to future public health threats; $60 million for food security infrastructure; $50 million what kind of bread is popular in stuffing? 8. What trio of comedy movies had a pie fight in the 1942 short film “In the Sweet Pie and Pie”? 9. On Nov. 22, 1869, the 1. On Nov. 19, 1996, the last part of the Confederation Bridge was placed, which is the world’s longest bridge over ice-covered water and joins New Brunswick to what? 2. What Italian sculptor reportedly said, “Trifles make perfection and perfection is no trifle”? 3. How is a tortoise different from a turtle? 4. How are Britannia, Caledonia and Hibernia similar? 5. On Nov. 20, 1979, the first transfusion of artificial blood to a patient was performed; why did the patient refuse real blood? 6. Due to an incident of hitting, what sport was recently eliminated from the Olympic pentathlon? 7. November 21 is National Stuffing Day; in the South, Scottish clipper ship Cutty Sark was launched; her name came from “cutty-sark” (short skirt) in the 1790 poem “Tam O’ Shanter by what poet? 10. Which U.S. president pardoned the smallest number of turkeys: Obama, Reagan or Trump? 11. How are shepherd’s, houndstooth and buffalo similar? 12. How are the writers about Thanksgiving William Bradford and Edward Winslow similar? 13. On Nov. 23, 1902, Walter Reed died, a doctor who led experiments where in the Caribbean to prove yellow fefor nursing facilities; $25 million for a grant program for community violence prevention focused on communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; $500 million for the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund to provide relief to small businesses; $75 million for equitable and affordable broadband access and infrastructure improvements to close the digital divide; $75 million for the Mass Cultural Council; $50 million for grants to minority-owned small businesses; $600 million for investments in affordable and accessible housing; $25 million for tree planting; $15 million for parks and recreational projects; $10 million for clean energy retrofitting in affordable housing units; and $7.5 million for community colleges to help train underserved populations for green jobs. “The Massachusetts State Senate has acted decisively to support our state’s recovery and ensure we do not go back to normal but ‘back to better,’” said Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Ashland). “The Senate’s proposal provides a path towards an equitable recovery that benefits residents, businesses and communities through transformational investments in public health, housing and climate change.” “The Senate demonstrated its commitment to using the oncever to be transmitted by mosquito bites? 14. What popular Yuletide song is believed to have been sung first at a Thanksgiving service in Massachusetts? 15. What utensil did the attendees at the first Thanksgiving not have? 16. November 24 is National Jukebox Day; how much did it cost to play the first jukebox (in 1889 at San Francisco’s Palais Royale Saloon): a penny, a nickel or a dime? 17. Are yams and sweet potatoes the same? 18. Which country produces the most turkey meat: Brazil, Germany or USA? 19. How many days was the first Thanksgiving: one, three or seven? 20. On Nov. 25, 1992, the Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia voted to reconfigure the country into what? in-a-lifetime opportunity that the ARPA funds represent to fuel an equitable recovery and support the communities most impacted by the pandemic,” said Sen. Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport), Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. “The Senate has risen to the challenge of making meaningful investments in mental health, public health, workforce development, affordable housing and so much more, ensuring those hit the hardest by COVID-19—families, essential workers and small businesses— are being helped the most.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill). Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes UNEMPLOYMENT TRUST FUND (S 2564) Senate 5-32, rejected an amendment that would increase from $500 million to $1 billion the amount of money that the bill would place in the state’s Unemployment Trust Fund which pays out unemployment benefits to jobless residents. Supporters said that employers are currently saddled with paying back the $7 billion the state borrowed during the pandemic to stabilize the dwindling amount of money in the trust fund. Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), the sponsor of the amendment said businesses will BHRC | SEE PAGE 11 ANSWERS 1. Prince Edward Island 2. Michelangelo 3. A tortoise only lives on land and has tiny, elephant-like feet. 4. They are the Latin names for Britain, Scotland and Ireland. 5. Due to religious beliefs (a Jehovah’s Witness) 6. Horseback riding 7. Cornbread 8. The Three Stooges (“The Sweet By-and-By” is an 1868 hymn.) 9. Robert Burns 10. Reagan (two – Charlie and Woody) 11. They are types of fabric checks. 12. They wrote the only two eyewitness accounts of the first Thanksgiving. 13. Cuba 14. “Jingle Bells” (The song does not mention any holiday.) 15. Forks 16. A nickel 17. No; they belong to different plant families. 18. USA (Brazil is second and Germany is third.) 19. Three 20. Slovakia and the Czech Republic

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 Page 11 OBITUARIES Carl R. Paradis Of Saugus, passed peacefully in Florida surrounded by his loving family, on November 11, 2021. He was 84 years old, born in Derry, NH, son of the late Francis Paradis and Arlamae (Taylor). Beloved husband of 65 years to Beverly M. Paradis (Berry). Loving father of two daughters, Heather Darois and Holly Reisdorf, and one son, Jay Max Paradis. He adored his five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Carl was the founder and owner of Paradise Burial Vault Co. in Saugus, proudly serving families and businesses in the funeral industry for over 60 years. MISSION | FROM PAGE 1 The subcommittee has scheduled its next meeting for 6:30 p.m., Jan. 19 in the second floor auditorium at Saugus Town Hall. The panel plans to invite WIN Waste Innovations representatives to come with a written proposal to begin negotiations on a draft agreement that will be submitted to the Board of Health. “I’d like to see Saugus get everything we ask for,” Cogliano said in an interview after the meeting. “Personally, I’d like to see any agreement include a Westside Fire Station, a lowering of the plant’s NOx (nitrogen oxides) emissions and free tipping fees as the host community,” he said. During meetings over the past year, members have suggested that any agreement BHRC | FROM PAGE 10 find it difficult to bring on new employees while coping with Mary L. Williams (Gagan) Formerly of Saugus survived by her devoted and loving husband of 57 years, Joseph Williams who cared for her during a long illness. She was able to die with the love of her life Joseph by her side. Mary spent her life with her husband raising and caring for their children, her loving eldest daughter Suzanne Williams and daughter Renee. She cared deeply for her beloved grandson Matthew and received her nickname “Poppy” from him. She encouraged his loving caring nature and love should also include continued efforts to modernize and improve the plant, a comprehensive health study of how the plant affects residents, testing of the air and water surrounding the plant, an emphasis on clean quality air coming out of the stacks and a process and timetable for closing the ash landfill. Jackie Mercurio, one of the toughest plant critics on the subcommittee, said she had some concerns about the subcommittee going into negotiations with WIN regarding the ash landfill. She presented copies of a letter written by Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Commissioner Martin Suuberg which said the state would not allow WIN to expand the ash landfill (see related story). Mercurio said the letter was the the added costs of repaying the $7 billion. “It was not possible to plan for a global pandemic that would cost $7 billion in the cost Law Offices of Terrence W. Kennedy 512 Broadway, Everett • Criminal Defense • Personal Injury • Medical Malpractice Tel: (617) 387-9809 Cell: (617) 308-8178 twkennedylaw@gmail.com result of a meeting held at Suuberg’s office several weeks ago “with a bunch of people doing their due diligence.” Cogliano said he wasn’t aware of Suuberg’s letter, but planned to call the commissioner to find out more about it. He stressed that there wasn’t any current landfill expansion plan before MassDEP to deny. “When I put this committee together, I always thought the emissions were worse than what they were putting into the ground,” Cogliano said. “Even if they are going to close that landfill, they’re never going to go away. I think there’s more to gain here than to lose here,” he said. Cogliano said he is satisfied that the subcommittee has improved relations between the plant operators and the town. “I would say – over the past two of the unemployment insurance trust fund,” said Tarr. “They’re going to say, ‘Can I afford that new employee, can I afford that new group of employees, when I have my share of this $7 billion mortgage?’ It’s hard enough. We don’t need that additional obstacle to be any higher than it has to be.” “Employers have experienced great hardship and I support funds to reduce unemployment costs, but the underlying bill dedicates nearly 10 percent of our total ARPA funds to this purpose.” said Sen. Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) who voted against the amendment. “The [Baker] administration has presented no evidence to justify the added money, given the current positive trust fund balance of $3 billion, with only $2.2 billion outstanding debt. Until we receive that justification, I believe the level of contribution offered in the bill is sufficient for now.” (A “Yes” vote is for the additional $500 million. A “No” vote is of God. She is survived by her caring sisters Carole Gagan and Jane Perez who she loved very much. Although her illness prevented her from attending family functions in the past years she had many fond memories of cooking and spending time with her beloved surviving brothers-in-law Ralph, Fredrick and Ronald Williams and her beloved Daughter in-laws Judy, Marsha and Susie Williams and her many cherished nieces, nephews and their children. She had a caring relationship with Suzanne’s fiancé Richard Lemerise, Jr. who she was able to welcome into the family. Mary loved music, art and literature and encouraged that in her children and grandchildren Matthew and Calvin. She was thoughtful and kind always encouraging those around her to do good in the world. She enjoyed watching her soap operas daily but had varied tastes that included Saturday night live, PBS and the Hallmark Channel. She is now an angel watching over us as she did in life. years – I think they’re better than years past,” he said. Saugus Fire Department Lt. and Precinct 8 Town Meeting Member William E. Cross III – one of the subcommittee members – said he’s seen evidence of improvements at the plant through his job as a veteran firefighter. “It’s a lot better now than the last 26 years [he’s worked at the Saugus Fire Department],” Cross said. “They’ve done a much better job – just the way it’s run. They’ve done a good job at safety. They just spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new sprinkler system,” he said. But Cross said the town needs to remain vigilant in its oversight of the plant. “We’ve got to do what’s in the best interests of the town. We’ve got to make sure what’s coming out of there is safe,” he said. against it.) Sen. Brendan Crighton No TWO-WEEK SALES TAX HOLIDAY (S 2564) Senate 3-34, rejected an amendment providing $210 million for a two-week sales tax holiday in 2022 allowing consumers to buy most products that cost under $2,500 during a two-week sales tax holiday without paying the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax. State law currently calls for a twoday sales tax holiday every year. Amendment supporters say this longer tax-free holiday would boost retail sales and noted that consumers would save millions of dollars. They said this is a reasonable way to provide relief to taxpayers who suffered during the pandemic and are now dealing with inflation, the high cost of gas, groceries and so many other things. Amendment opponents said extending the holiday is more of a feel-good policy that does little WIN doesn’t have any issue with a comprehensive health study being conducted. “I think there are some things that they agree on,” Cogliano said. “I don’t think there was anything brought up at a meeting that they said ‘no’ to,” he said. Board of Health Chair Heffernan couldn’t make Wednesday night’s meeting. But in a cell phone call to the subcommittee from Columbus, Ohio, he told members “everything is on the table at this point.” “They need to pitch us. We don’t need to pitch them,” Heffernan said. Subcommittee Member Diane Serino said she and her colleagues have covered a lot of ground over the past year. “Haven’t we talked to them enough?” she asked. “I think it’s in their court to give us something,” Serino said. to help families. They noted the extension would actually generate little additional revenue for stores because consumers typically buy the products even without the tax-free days. (A “Yes” vote is for the additional $210 million and the two-week sales tax holiday. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Brendan Crighton No $5 MILLION FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS’ BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS (S 2564) Senate 37-0, approved an amendment that would provide $5 million for grants to public higher education institutions to address student behavioral and mental health needs. “College is the first time many young adults experience living on their own, which can certainly be a challenging transition,” said sponsor Sen. Julian Cyr (R-Truro). BHRC | SEE PAGE 13

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 SOUNDS | FROM PAGE 7 en heroes Please remember Saugus’s fallHonor those who serve and teach our children the value of freedom. Remember the Fallen. On Dec. 18, at noon, the Parson Roby Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) (MA0136P), will be sponsoring their first Wreaths Across America Project: helping Riverside Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes. Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible in several ways: sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day or inviting your family and friends to attend with you. All are welcome! Please forward this article to friends that may be willing to also join us in honoring our servicemen and women. The deadline for orders is November 30, 2021. To order your wreath and to learn more about the Wreaths Across America Project, go to http://www. wearthsacrossameria.org/MA0136P. Thank you for supporting our newly formed Parson Roby Chapter, NSDAR, Saugus, Mass. For further information contact Regent Charlotte Line at linejj@comcast.net. We have a winner! Congratulations to Janice Littlefield for getting her name drawn from the green Boston Red Sox hat as the winner in last week’s “Guess Who Got Sketched” Contest. Here’s last week’s answer, offered by the person who goes by the name of The Sketch Artist: “Last week’s sketch was done in honor of Veteran’s Day celebration and the Spirit of Patriotism this Leader leads with ….The answer to Last week’s sketch is Saugus Veterans Council Commander Steve Castinetti . “One of Commander Castinetti’s many duties is orchestrating and coordinating programs for the Saugus Veteran’s Day Celebrations, Parades and Memorials. “On 11/11 at 11 a.m. (usual Annual protocol for Commander Steve), he was front and center at the podium to commence Veterans Day ceremonies. “Commander Steve is full of Morale for our Country and those who serve and have served! Commander Steve served in the Navy and is a Veteran. “Mr. Steve Castinetti is a family man often seen surrounded by his loving family. “Thank you Commander Steve Castinetti for All you do and give of your time to assist and help Saugus to never to forget those who gave it all for us. Freedom costs and some paid for it with their lives. Thank you for reminding us all. Hats off to you for the service of honor you provide. “Yours Truly, ‘The Sketch Artist’” Frank Berardino MA License 31811 • 24 - Hour Service • Emergency Repairs BERARDINO Plumbing & Heating Residential & Commercial Service Gas Fitting • Drain Service 617.699.9383 Senior Citizen Discount We follow Social Distancing Guidelines! FRANK’S Housepainting (781) 289-0698 • Exterior • Ceiling Dr. • Power Wash • Paper Removal • Carpentry FREE ESTIMATES — Fully Insured “Proper prep makes all the difference” – F. Ferrera • Interior

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 Page 13 REAL ESTATE TRANSAC TIONS 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. Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade BUYER1 Francavilla, Deborah A BHRC | FROM PAGE 11 “With the increased isolation and stress from the pandemic, there has been an unprecedented increase in the number of college students who report that they suff er from anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. Simply put, young adults are suff ering. [This] amendment will help address and support the mental health needs of students in our public higher education institutions.” (A “Yes” vote is for the $5 million). Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes GIVE MEDAL OF LIBERTY TO PEOPLE WHO DIE DURING BUYER2 Francavilla, John SELLER1 Blaeser, Bart F TRAINING EXERCISES (S 2564) Senate 37-0, approved an amendment that would expand eligibility for the Medal of Liberty to include families of service members who died during training exercises. Current law awards the medal to Massachusetts service men and women who have been killed in action or who died in service while in a designated combat area in the line of duty or who died from wounds received in action. Sen. John Velis (D-Westfield) told the story of Air Force Lt. Col. Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr., a Longmeadow resident who died in 2014 after his F-15C Eagle fi ghtSELLER2 er jet crashed during a routine flight. Under 2014 and current law, Fontenot was not and is not eligible for the Medal of Liberty. “There is an expression in the military,” said Velis. “‘Train as you fi ght, fi ght as you train.’ In order to be the best, you need to train to be the best and with that training comes its own set of dangers. Lt. Col. Fontenot’s story is not alone. We have service members completing missions and trainings like him every single day. It is imperative that we recognize the dangers that these even routine missions present and properly honor the sacrifi ces of all of our service members.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment). Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes ALLOW AMBULANCES TO BE USED FOR INJURED POLICE DOGS – NERO’S LAW (S 1606) Senate 38-0, approved legislation that would require EMS personnel to provide emergency treatment to a police dog and use an ambulance to transport the dog injured in the line of duty to a veterinary clinic or veterinary hospital if there are not people requiring emergency medical treatment or transport at that time. Sponsor Sen. Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford) fi rst fi led the bill in 2019 following the tragic death of Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon who was shot and killed in the line of duty. His K-9 partner Nero was severely injured and had to be rushed to the animal hospital in the back of a police cruiser. Nero survived. Montigny also cites the heartbreaking loss of the beADDRESS 6 Vine St CITY Saugus loved K-9 Kitt of the Braintree Police Department. “K-9 offi cers protect the men and women in law enforcement as well as the community at-large,” said Montigny. “These animals endure extreme danger from gun violence, narcotics and even explosive materials. Allowing our emergency personnel to provide basic treatment and transport is a commonsense measure that honors their contributions across the commonwealth. Sgt. Gannon was a native son of New Bedford and therefore his K-9 partner Nero is part of our community’s extended family. Words cannot describe the gratitude we have for the Gannon family for their tenacious and compassionate advocacy to get this bill done.” “With Nero’s Law, we have the opportunity to save K-9 members of law enforcement where the opportunity to do so would not place a person at risk,” said Sen. Susan Moran (D-Falmouth). “K-9s are their offi cers’ partners, shields and scouts. Like Nero and Kitt, their job is to put themselves in danger to protect us, and despite the K-9’s service to our commonwealth, an archaic law stood in the way of measures that could save these valued members of law enforcement. This has gone on long enough.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes CONTINUE SESSION BEYOND 8 P.M. Senate 35-2, approved a motion to suspend Senate rules to allow the Senate session to continue beyond 8 p.m. Under Senate rules, the Senate cannot meet after 8 p.m. unless the rule is suspended. The session lasted almost three hours beyond 8 p.m. and adjourned at 10:40 p.m. Supporters of rule suspension said that the Senate has important work to fi nish on the $3.82 billion COVID relief and recovery package and should stay in session to work on it. DATE 26.10.2021 PRICE $387 000,00 Opponents of rule suspension said it is irresponsible for the Senate to debate and vote late at night when taxpayers are asleep. (A “Yes” vote is for meeting beyond 8 p.m. A “No” vote is against it.) 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 fi led. 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 November 8-12, the House met for a total of one hour and 24 minutes while the Senate met for a total of 12 hours and 25 minutes. Mon. Nov. 8 House 11:04 a.m. to 12:18 p.m. Senate 11:15 a.m. to 11:23 a.m. Tues. Nov. 9 No House session Senate 1:13 p.m. to 1:24 p.m. Wed. Nov. 10 House 11:03 a.m. to 11:13 a.m. Senate 10:34 a.m. to 10:40 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 11 No House session No Senate session Fri. Nov. 12 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK.COM/ ADVOCATE.NEWS.MA


THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 Page 15 Follow Us On: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES & RENTALS Looking to purchase a new home? Remember, the seller pays agents commission. There is no cost to you to use a real estate agent to protect you during the biggest transaction of your life! Call today and ask about Buyers Representation. Sandy Juliano Broker/President WE KNOW EVERETT!! Call TODAY to sell or buy with the best! LISTED BY NORMA & ROSEMARIE NEW LISTING BY SANDY NEW LISTING BY SANDY SOLD! CONDO - NEW PRICE - $449,900 30 CHELSEA ST. #812 EVERETT CALL NORMA FOR DETAILS! 617-590-9143 NEW LISTING BY SANDY UNDER AGREEMENT SINGLE FAMILY 39 ARLINGTON ST., EVERETT $529,900 129 CLARENCE ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! $799,900 TWO FAMILY LISTED BY NORMA OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY NOV. 20, 2021 11:30-1:00 HUGE 3 FAMILY 21-23 CLEVELAND AVE., EVERETT $980,000 COMING SOON! READING $675,000 NEW LISTING BY NORMA UNDER AGREEMENT CONDO 120 WYLLIS AVE., UNIT #310 UNDER AGREEMENT 6 FAMILY CHARLES STREET, MALDEN $1,250,000 CALL JOE FOR DETAILS 617-680-7610 UNDER AGREEMENT SINGLE FAMILY 20 BAKER RD., EVERETT $509,900 SOLD BY MICHAEL AS BUYER’S AGENT 58 BRADFORD ST. EVERETT Open Daily From 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 433 Broadway, Suite B, Everett, MA 02149 Open Daily From 10:0 Joe DiNuzzo - Broker Associate :0 00 AM 5:00 PM www.jrs-properties.com 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


1 Publizr


  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13
  14. 14
  15. 15
  16. 16

You need flash player to view this online publication