SAUGUS Vol. 23, No. 47 -FREEThe Advocate – A household word in Saugus ADVOCATDV C TE AD OC www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday Piecing things together Four residents at the Heritage Heights housing complex spent three months assembling this monster 4,000-piece puzzle, which measures 52 inches by 38 inches. It depicts the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. See page 4 for story and photo highlights. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) Advocate Asks MAKING MUSIC: When she isn’t busy studying or volunteering for a community service project. Alyssa Swible Martinez enjoys playing her clarinet in the Saugus High School Band. Here she is, front and center, performing at last year’s Veterans Day ceremonies in Saugus. See page 3 for this week’s Advocate Asks. (Saugus Advocate fi le photo by Mark E. Vogler) A COVID-19 cancellation Positive Saugus COVID-19 cases surge ends town’s hopes for Christmas tree lighting event; Christmas Eve Santa parade may go on By Mark E. Vogler T own Manager Scott C. Crabtree off ered a mixed message this week on how the Town of Saugus will welcome Christmas this year. He offered some “sad” news – the cancellation of this year’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities – followed by “a silver lining”: the town is still making plans for Christmas Eve Santa’s Parade. Crabtree told the Board of Selectmen that he had “bad news … very disappointing” that under the current conditions, the Christmas tree lighting – one of the town’s most popular events of the year which draws in a crowd of 2,000 to 3,000 people on the fi rst Friday of December – COVID | SEE PAGE 5 ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE "42 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2020 Regular Unleaded $1.899 MidUnleaded $2.399 Super $2.459 Diesel Fuel $2.219 KERO $4.159 Diesel $1.959 HEATING OI 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 781-233-4446 Friday, November 20, 2020 A MUST MEETING Crabtree calls for a Dec. 7 Special Town Meeting to get the town’s fi scal house in order before year’s end; session needed to help set tax rate By Mark E. Vogler T own Manager Scott C. Crabtree has called a Special Town Meeting for Monday, Dec. 7 to enable the town to fulfi ll its fi scal responsibilities, which have been clouded with uncertainty since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March. “One of the challenges we’re dealing with is trying to set the tax rate,” Crabtree told the Board of Selectmen at Tuesday night’s (Nov. 17) meeting. “We would need a Special Town Meeting to do that,” he said, while also noting that the session is necessary in order for the town to submit fi scal documents to the state Department of Revenue as required. “We would have to conduct the special to comply with the DOR,” he said. The session, approved by selectmen, is set for 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 and will be held via “Zoom” video conferencing. Town Meeting members would be unable to convene in the second fl oor auditorium, under the current state MEETING | SEE PAGE 9 Prices subject to change HAPPY FALL! Y FLEET

Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020 Conservation Comm. approves order of conditions for controversial veterans housing project By Mark E. Vogler W ill the 24-unit veterans housing project proposed for 206 Lincoln Ave. help or hurt the fl ooding situation which plagues residents of the neighborhood near the site of the former Amato’s Liquor Store? Selectman Debra Panetta broached that crucial question toward the end of Wednesday night’s continued hearing of the Conservation Commission. Richard A. Salvo, of Engineering Alliance, Inc. of Saugus – the civil engineering and land planning consultants hired by the Revere-based nonprofi t organization Rising Community & Housing, Inc. – concluded “it would be impossible for this property to solve the fl ooding issues of East Saugus.” But Salvo insisted that adequate measures have been taken in the planning of the project to make sure that construction of the veterans housing will not make matters worse. “We’ve gone above and beyond what’s required,” Salvo said. “As far as the site is concerned, we completely managed our storm water,” Salvo said. “We’ve taken the flooding away from that problem,” he added. The Conservation Commission agreed with Salvo, too, as it voted unanimously to approve an order of numerous conditions that it required Rising Community & Housing to meet in order to comply with state wetlands regulations and town zoning codes. “This is as much as the commission can possibly protect the neighborhood,” Conservation Commission Offi cer Francis G. McKinnon said. He also noted that if the commission had denied the application and it was appealed to the state “a lot of these things would not even be incorporated,” referring to conditions that Salvo and Rising Community & Housing agreed to to make the project more appealing to neighbors. But neighbors who live in the area have been vocal in their opposition at previous Conservation Commission meetings – that the project is too big for the 23,000 square foot lot and will only worsen fl ooding in the area. Panetta and fellow Selectman Michael Serino have advocated vigorously on behalf of the neighbors at all of the Conservation Commission hearings over the summer and fall months. “The footprint of that building is too large for that lot,” Serino said during his testimony Wednesday night, noting the 4,700-square-foot building. Salvo disagreed with Serino’s assessment, saying the project as proposed met all of the zoning criteria of the R-1 Zone. Since the commission’s previous meeting, Salvo said, he has made two additional changes to the project. He ORDER | SEE PAGE 6 State Police seek public’s help in catching hit-andrun driver who fled scene Pedestrian struck by car suffers serious injuries A BUSINESS CHECKING ACCOUNT THAT CHECKS ALL THE BOXES. LOW MONTHLY FEES - ONLINE BANKING & BILL PAY REMOTE DEPOSIT CAPTURE - COIN SERVICES TALK TO US TODAY ABOUT OUR DIFFERENT BUSINESS CHECKING ACCOUNTS. WE’LL HELP YOU FIND THE RIGHT OPTION. EVERETT – 419 BROADWAY LYNNFIELD – 7 7 1 SALEM STREET 61 7-38 7 - 1 1 10 Visit our website to learn more at: EVERETTBANK . COM Member FDIC Member DIF HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CAR: This photo was provided by the State Police, who are trying to locate the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident that left a pedestrian seriously injured on Wednesday (November 18). (Courtesy photo by Massachusetts State Police to The Saugus Advocate) (Editor’s Note: This info is from a press release issued by the Massachusetts State Police.) T he Massachusetts State Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a hit-andrun driver who struck a pedestrian – causing serious injuries – on Wednesday (Nov. 18) in Saugus. The crash occurred at approximately 10:17 a.m. on Route 1 southbound at Route 99. The victim, a 24-year-old Gloucester man, suff ered serious injuries and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. Preliminary investigation by RIGHT BY YOU the State Police-Danvers Barracks indicates that the victim, who is employed by a business in that area, stepped into the roadway to retrieve a barrel that had blown onto the road. After striking the victim, the motorist did not stop and continued onto Route 99. Police are seeking to locate the vehicle and driver. The suspect vehicle is a white sedan, possibly a Nissan Sentra. The driver is believed to have been a white male. The vehicle might have frontend and undercarriage damage. “A photo of the actual vehicle taken from a nearby camera is included with this release. (The vehicle we are seeking is the one on the highway, seen from the side.)” Anyone who has seen this vehicle, or who has information about it or the driver, is urged to call the State Police-Danvers Barracks at 978-538-6161, or simply call 911.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020 Page 3 ~ THE ADVOCATE ASKS ~ Amid the pandemic, an SHS student discusses her passion to help needy people Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, we received an email from a local teenager who wanted to “spread the word” about upcoming clothing and food drives she has organized. Alyssa Swible Martinez, 17, a junior at Saugus High School (SHS), has devoted hundreds of hours over the past four years working on humanitarian causes that initially began as student public service projects at the Belmonte Middle School. Soon after the outbreak of COVID-19 in March, Alyssa and her SHS friend Victoria Quagenti began spreading some uplifting chalk graffi ti on sidewalks throughout Saugus Center to inspire walkers who passed by. part of Alyssa’s extracurricular activities. She has been in the band since the fi fth grade, and she currently plays the clarinet in the Saugus High School Concert and Marching Bands. She also is on the Executive Board for the Saugus High School Drama Club. Other activities include the Saugus High Science Club, membership on the executive board for the Saugus High Class of 2020, enrollment in Honors and A.P. Classes, and being a member of Saugus Girl Scout Troop 62040. Highlights from this week’s interview follow: Q: Do you remember the fi rst time you did volunteer work? A: Yes. I remember I was six. I went with my mom to a police or fi re station in Reading. There [Middle School], I was picked to be Saugus’s ambassador for Project 351. After my year as an ambassador, I went on to be part of their alumni group. This year I am on the Alumni Mentoring Corps; I am assigned a group of current ambassadors, and I help them through their ambassador year with their collections, fundraisers and different ways to help their communities. Every year there is a statewide clothing drive and food drive facilitated by Project 351. In a normal year, all collections from the clothing drive go ASKS | SEE PAGE 8 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 FOR THE LOVE OF IT: Ever since being introduced by her mother to a community beautifi cation event as a six-yearold, Alyssa Swible Martinez said, she’s had a deep passion for volunteerism that helps people in her community. Recently, she’s been organizing “COVID-friendly” food and clothing drives. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) Alyssa was born in Orange County, Calif., and lived there until she was three. Soon after she moved to Saugus with her mom, Kristine Swible, who is a 1985 SHS graduate. Alyssa, who is an only child, has attended Saugus Public Schools from the beginning of her education. She still lives in the same house that was owned by her grandmother in Saugus Center, which she and her mom moved into when they arrived here. Alyssa is an honor roll student who does a lot of volunteer work outside of school. She has volunteered at the Saugus United Parish Food Pantrysince fi fth grade. While a member of the National Junior Honor Society at the Belmonte Middle School, she volunteered as a homework helper twice a week at the Saugus Public Library, tutoring elementary school students. She has also helped in her spare time at the Saugus Tree Farm. She is on the board for a community service club called Helping Hands. Music and drama are a big was a beautify the town program going on, and we would go and plant fl owers there. We lived there for a short period of time. My mom has always done a lot of volunteering, and I’m sure that’s had a big infl uence on me. Q: So, please tell me about the latest good will project that you are trying to organize. A: For the past three years, I have hosted a clothing drive and a food drive in Saugus. In previous years I have collected at the Town Hall, the Library and Saugus High. This year things are quite diff erent as are most things, but the need for food and clothes is greater than ever, with poverty cases rising. Anyways, I am still hosting these two collections, but they will be COVID-friendly. I will be picking up collections from people’s front porches and taking monetary donations. Q: So, how did you get involved in this originally? A: This project started when I was in 8th grade at Belmonte

Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020 Heritage Heights residents puzzle out 4,000 piece puzzle Puzzle donated by Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Saugus By Tara Vocino F our residents puzzled it out last Thursday afternoon, offi cially displaying a 4,000-piece puzzle that took them three months to assemble at Heritage Heights. Donated by the Route 1 Barnes & Noble Booksellers to an American Legion Auxiliary raffl e prize, there was originally a diff erent winner. American Legion Auxiliary member Louise Davis won the non-homemade puzzle through a raffl e prize, but when she saw another member wanted it badly, she gave it to her. The new owner, Dorothy Bockus, got her friends together to make the 52-inch-by-38-inch NeusAUTOTECH 1989 SINCE CA$H FOR YOUR CAR! DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! Cold Hard Cash For Your Car, Truck or SUV! 2014 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE LT Excellent Condition, Most Power Options, Key-less Entry, Panoramic Moon Roof, Backup Camera, Remote Start, 126K Miles, Warranty! TRADES WELCOME $10,900 Easy Financing Available! EddiesAutotech.com 2008 CADILLAC DTS Platinum Package, Every Conceivable Option, Clean Title, Only 86K Miles, Warranty! TRADES WELCOME $8,500 781-321-8841 1236 EasternAve • Malden We Pay Cash For Your Vehicle! Kevin Martin visited this castle in Germany when he studied abroad in Germany during his junior year at Boston University. (Kenneth Martin, courtesy photo) Last Thursday afternoon at Heritage Heights, Dorothy Bockus, who wasn’t the original raffl e winner, holds up the box for the puzzle that she wanted so badly.(Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) was built for a king who loved swans.” Janet Pothier said she’d spend hours with her friend, Eleanor Bourque, puzzling the pieces together. The castle is a 19th-century romantic eclecticism palace on a rugged hill, standing at 213 feet, above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. ~ LETTER TO THE EDITOR ~ Waiting until next year to introduce hybrid learning in our schools was “prudent course of action,” given the positive COVID case Dear Editor: It is very concerning to hear that we have a case of COVID-19 in our schools. Just last Thursday there were demands that we bring kids back sooner than later. I feel that our decision not to make any changes to remote learning until after the fi rst of the year was a well thought out and prudent course of action. I had cautioned that we had Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years holidays coming up and if we were going to see some cases of COVID-19 exposure these were the prime times for that to happen. We are responsible for the health and safety as well as the education for more than 3,000 students and staff . I would much rather err on the side of caution and be prudent in our actions than to succumb to pressure to bring students back too soon and expose any one of them to possible exposure to the virus. We must also not expose staff to any unnecessary risk either. With the exponential rise in cases in our town as well as the apparent surge in Massachusetts and the country...it is imperative that we not act in haste and continue to do all in our power to provide a safe, healthy and educationally sound environment for our students and staff ...I feel that this Committee made the right decision then and will continue to err on the side of safety and caution in the future. Sincerely, Arthur Grabowski Saugus School Committee chwanstein Castle in Germany in the common room – renamed “the puzzle room” – at the housing complex. “I wanted it badly, because I liked the castle,” said Bockus, who typically does 300- to 1,000-piece puzzles. “I wanted a challenge.” Kevin Martin, whose grandmother, Dorothy, lives at the complex, studied abroad in Germany in 2014, visiting the castle that is pictured in the puzzle, which he said resembles the structure. “It’s a beautiful tourist destination,” Martin said in a telephone interview at the housing authority. “Certain parts weren’t accessible due to renovation.” Dorothy Martin, whose late husband, John, served in Germany during World War II, said it is one of the most beautiful puzzles she’s ever seen. “There’s so much to it,” Martin said. “The castle, which means ‘new swan’s stone’ in German, At left are Janet Pothier and Eleanor Bourque; Dorothy Bockus and Lorraine Martel are at right – posing by the 4,000-piece puzzle that they assembled.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020 Page 5 Superintendent discloses positive COVID-19 case in Saugus Public Schools (Editor’s Note: Saugus Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr. wrote the following letter last Friday, Nov., 13, to all families in the school district, alerting them to a member in the school community testing positive for the Coronavirus.) Dear parents, caregivers and guardians: I am writing to inform you that a person in our SMHS school community has tested positive for COVID-19. Our first responsibility is to keep our students and staff safe. We have been planning for this scenario during our reopening planning process and have a comprehensive plan in place to sanitize the school, inform families whose students were at risk of exposure or in close contact, and support the affected family as they navigate this stressful experience. Our student body and staff have been closely adhering to the safety protocols including mask wearing, hand washing, and physical distancing. We are grateful to our families for their continued efforts to keep students home at the first sign of symptoms. These measures, taken in combination, greatly reduce the risk of additional transmission. Though we cannot provide specific information about our school community member who tested positive, your child was not a close contact (defined as being within 6 feet of the person for at least 15 minCOVID | FROM PAGE 1 has been cancelled. “It’s just so sad,” Crabtree told the Board of Selectmen during his manager’s report Tuesday night (Nov. 17). “Because of COVID and the governor’s orders, we won’t have that event,” he said. Crabtree told the board that the latest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Saugus had increased to 1,080 as of Tuesday, with the death toll from the virus at 45. “The positive news: We’re going to move forward with having the Christmas Eve Santa Parade,” he said. With the annual parade moving through the streets of Saugus, passing by people’s homes with a greater opportunity to practice social distancing, the town manager said that event would pose a significantly lesser risk for town residents being exposed to the virus. More than 250,000 Amerutes) of the affected school member. Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms, and keep your child home if he/she/they shows any symptoms or is not feeling well. Parents of students who were in close contact with the community member will be notified privately. All close contacts should be tested but must self-quarantine for 14 days after the last exposure to the person who tested positive, regardless of test result. We are also following all Department of Health protocols, including collaborating with our local board of health to complete contact tracing. Additionally, we are asking those parents whose students are tested for COVID-19 to please report the results to the school nurse. We are working hard to understand the impact of the virus on our school community and this information is a critical piece of that puzzle. To further prevent transmission of the virus to other staff and students, we have sanitized the school with a focus on those areas frequented by the community member that tested positive. We will continue to be vigilant in adhering to all of the protocols that have been put in place in an effort to continue in person learning. We are also providing remote learning for all students required to quarantine at home to continue to provide instruction, structure, icans – more than 10,000 in Massachusetts – have died from COVID-19 since its outbreak in March. “Hopefully, people are aware of the numbers,” Crabtree said, adding that he hoped people would understand that cancellation of the tree lighting event was based on the concerns of town health officials about a second surge of the virus that could be worse than the first one. “Please wear masks,” Crabtree pleaded with the public. People should continue to practice social distancing, wash their hands with soap and water and use hand sanitizer, he added. Even without the official tree lighting, it will still look like Christmas in Saugus as DPW workers are putting up Christmas lighting and decorations around town, according to Crabtree. The number of COVID cases reported on Tuesday night was an increase of 55 in the five and an emotional connection to the classroom during a time that we know will be challenging for those children and families involved. We have been sharing remote learning options with students in advance of our first positive case in hopes that they will understand that this process is designed to keep everyone in our community safe, as opposed to assuming that they have contracted the virus. For more information on COVID-19 symptoms and testing, visit: https://www.mass. gov/info-details/about-covid19-testing#where-can-get-atest?-. You can also find a map of testing sites at https://memamaps.maps.arcgis.com/apps/ webappviewer/index.html?id=eba3f0395451430b9f631cb095febf13. Please contact us immediately should you or someone in your home begin to show symptoms. We are committed to continuous communication with and support of our families. 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Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020 The Stealer By The Old Sachem, Bill Stewart L ou Brock was a champion at base stealing, six times leading the National League in stolen bases. He was the record holder until Ricky Henderson passed the 118 mark set by Lou Brock during the 1974 season with the St. Louis Cardinals. During his career he stole 938 bases: 50 during his four years with the Chicago Cubs and 888 with the Cardinals. Brock was born June 18, 1939, in El Dorado, Arkansas, to a family of sharecroppers, then when he was two years old, the family moved to Collinston, Louisiana. As a child he was a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers; mainly he thought of Jackie Robinson as an idol. He played high school baseball at Mer Rouge, Louisiana. Lou died September 6, 2020, in St. Charles, Louisiana. He was given academic assistance to attend Southern University in Baton Rouge, but a low grade freshman year, meant that the award might be ended, so he tried out for the baseball team. He obtained a baseball scholarship and as a freshman only batted .189. As a sophomore he rose up to a .500 batting average. His junior year saw the team capture the National Association Intercollegiate Athletics Baseball Championship. He was selected to play for the United States team in the 1959 Pan American Games. When the Pan Am games concluded he went to St. Louis to try out for the Cardinals in 1959, but the scout that recruited him was in Seattle to sign Ray Washburn, so Brock was overlooked. He went to a tryout with the Cubs in 1960 and was signed as a free agent assigned to play for the St. Cloud Rox. For the 1961 season he batted .361 and was named the Northern League batting champion. On September 10, 1961, 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 Brock made his debut with the Cubs but only appeared in four games. The 1962 season was another story. He batted .263 in 123 games, scored 73 runs, belted nine home runs, and started his production of stolen bases with 16. Eight times he batted above 300 in the National League. The Cubs gave up on Brock, trading him to the Cardinals in 1964. Brock felt appreciated by the Cards and turned around his career. He became their left fielder, batted .348 and stole 33 bases. At the time of the trade, the Cards were limping along at 28 wins and 31 losses, eighth place in the league. With the new players they changed their attitude and went on to win the National League pennant on the last day of the season. In 1966 Lou broke the Maury Wills six-year reign as the leading base stealer, accruing 78 stolen bases. The Cards manager at the time, Johnny Keane, asked Brock to let up on trying to smack home runs and encouraged him to concentrate on getting on base and stealing. However, Lou smacked five home runs in the first four games of the 1967 season, as the first major leaguer to climb this sumORDER | FROM PAGE 2 said the plans now include “a green wall between the project and residential properties,” consisting of some 40 arborvitae shrubs. Salvo said he also added additional flood storage capacity. “To set the record straight, this property is in B-1 Zoning District, neighborhood business zoning district…We’re not even covering 25 percent of the property,” he said. “The size of the building meets all dimensional sizes of mit. He made the All-Star team for the first time and during his career had five more appearances. The 1967 Cardinals again won the National League pennant, this time by 10 1/2 games. During the season Brock batted .299 and became the first player to hit 20 homeruns and steal 50 bases in a season. They went on to beat our beloved Red Sox in seven games. In the series Brock batted .414, scored eight runs and set a World Series record of eight stolen bases. The Cardinals repeated as NL champions in 1968; Brock led the league in stolen bases, doubles and triples because of his speed on the basepaths. In game three of the World Series versus the Detroit Tigers, Brock had three stolen bases and a double, triple and home run. The Tigers won the series, but Brock had seven stolen bases and was the leading batter in the series with an average of .464, scoring six runs and five runs batted in. From 1969, Brock had six consecutive seasons where he had 190 hits or better. In 1972 he started a new process for base stealing. The Maury Wells system required long leadoffs, which sometimes led to pickthe zoning,” he added. Project Manager Todd Undzis, of BETA Group, a peer review firm paid for by the applicant and selected by the town, concluded that the project complies with the state Wetlands Protection Act and the town’s zoning bylaws. Undzis insisted that the project will not improve or make worse the flooding conditions experienced by the abutters; it will, however, improve the situation with respect to the impact of any storm water on the property that the veterans housing offs. Brock developed the rolling start, starting from close to the base and dashing as the pitcher let go of the ball. In a 19-year big league career, Brock played in 2,616 games, whacked 3,023 hits and had a .293 batting average. He hit 486 doubles, 141 triples, 149 home runs, 900 RBIs, 1,610 runs scored, 938 stolen bases, 761 bases on balls and a .410 slugging percentage. Brock was a league All-Star six times, twice on a World Championship, eight times the league stolen base leader, and he was named the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award in 1975. In 1977 he was awarded the Lou Gehrig Award, and in 1978 the NL announced their annual stolen base leader would be named the Lou Brock winner, the first active player to have an award named after him. His jersey number 20 was retired in 1979, only the fourth player of the Cardinals to receive that honor; the others were Bob Gibson, Stan Musial and Dizzy Dean. He was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1983, and in the Cardinals Hall of Fame in its first year along with 21 others in the inaugural STEALER | SEE PAGE 10 encompasses. Conservation Commission members stressed that they could only consider issues within the purview of their responsibilities – the Wetlands Protection Act and local zoning bylaws. 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Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020 ASKS | FROM PAGE 3 to Cradles to Crayons and the food goes to a local food pantry. I always bring my food collections to the Saugus United Food Pantry in Cliftondale. This is still happening; I will just be collecting donations from people’s porches this year. Q: Project 351. For the benefit of people who have never heard of it, how would you describe it? A: I would describe it as an organization that promotes youth leadership – by bringing together all of the towns and cities in Massachusetts – and teaches and promotes leadership, service and good will. Being a good human is what it really boils down to. Q: I understand that you did a lot of planning for these drives – months ago – only to have those plans spoiled by the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the spring. A: Last fall [2019], I had planned to host the clothing drive, facilitated by P351, by having collection bins in each of the Saugus Schools. I have gotten pretty far in the planning process. Most of the elementary school principals were on board, and I was working with Saugus High’s Helping Hands Club to host the drive at SHS, too. Before I was able to do this, everything shut down because of COVID. Project 351 decided to cut the project early and just collect what has already been collected, so I was not really able to collect much, just from my family before COVID. That being said, I said I still wanted to help Cradles to Crayons because they are an amazing organization. A little bit about them from their website. “Our Mission: Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities. Our Vision: One day every child will have the essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn and valued.” I applied and got accepted 781-321-7700 DISCOUNT FURNITURE COMPLETE LINE OF QUALITY FURNITURE AT LOW PRICES *BEDROOM SETS *DINING ROOM SETS *KITCHEN SETS ASHLEY SOFA $399.00 *SOFA / LOVE SEATS *TABLES & CHAIRS *COMPUTER DESKS ASHLEY BEDROOM SETS LAYAWAY PLANS AVAILABLE 42 Willow St., Malden, Ma. $895.95 to their Teen Leadership Corps program. Here they are having us host, document and collect for Cradles to Crayons. This is my collection of clothes and monetary donations. Q: Okay. What are the main things you want the people of Saugus to know about your upcoming food drive and clothing drive? A: The food drive is for Saugus United Parish Food Pantry in Cliftondale (at the Cliftondale Congregational Church). For the food drive, I am going to collect food in porch pickups on Nov. 21, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19. People need to text, email or call me, and I will pick up the food from the porch. All the food I collect will go to the food pantry here in Saugus. Q: And what can you tell me about the clothing drive? A: I will be doing collections for the clothing drive on Nov. 28 and Dec. 5. I am looking for any new or used clothes: adult size, medium, all the way down to baby clothes. I will also be collecting monetary donations. This will be to buy facial masks, socks and toothbrushes and those sorts of personal things that people need. How am I going to pick up the clothes? People can email, call or text me any time before those two dates. On those two dates, I will go and pick them up at the porch or on the front door. Q: I realize that this began as a school service project in the first year at the Belmonte Middle School and then you decided to do it another year when you got into Saugus High. A: On Project 351, I was chosen as an ambassador. After that year, you can choose to apply for leadership positions within your organizations. I applied and got in. Q: When was your obligation completed on this project? A: About January 2018; I am still involved with Project 351, but I am not obligated to do the drives at all. Q: Almost two years after fulfilling your obligation, you are still doing this. Why? A: I just like knowing that I am making an impact in my community, and it’s a really good way to bring people together. Doing things for other people is a good way to make yourself happier. It is just something I really enjoy doing and it’s important to help your community. And some day, I want to start my own nonprofit. Q: Has COVID-19 discouraged a lot of your peers from doing volunteer stuff like this? A: In some ways, yes, because you can’t meet in person, but in other ways it presents you new opportunities to do different kinds of projects. Q: This year you are doing it with very little contact with people. How does that make you feel? A: It’s hard because you can’t make contacts with people – being around doing things together – but then there’s technology, which allows us to overcome that. To plan this, we got on FaceTime and talked about it. Q: How many other students are working with you on this project? A: Mainly one other person is helping me, and there are two other people who said they are going to help me when they can. It’s completely understandable, because work and school and daily life take up a lot of time now, with the COVID. Q: As a junior at Saugus High, what are the biggest challenges you face that make it even more difficult to volunteer? A: Probably the workload for all of my classes; it’s kind of hard to keep my grades up while focusing on other things. Q: So Zoom or remote learning makes it more difficult than in person? A: Yes, it is hard to learn online. Q: How many hours of day does it take to be an online student vs. an in person student? A: The school days are a little shorter now because we have 15-minute breaks in between our classes; whereas in person learning, it’s class after class. It takes you longer to do your homework online because there is so much of it at once. Q: How many hours a day does online learning take? A: Some days, we are on call for four hours; other days, it’s like three hours, but I wind up doing homework for at least four hours a day. Q: So, when do you find the time to volunteer? A: Whenever I can. If there is a good opportunity to volunteer, I try to get my work done earlier. Q: About how many hours a week do you volunteer? A: It depends what is happening that week. This week I am going to put nine hours in for a food drive. For instance, this week I was on FaceTime until 2 a.m. to make a template to put on social media to get the word out. Q: What are the most volunteer hours you put in during a week? A: Maybe 12 hours. With Project 351, I put in 15 hours in one day. Q: Do you have any specific goals for both drives? A: Not really; I don’t want to set my goals too high in case I don’t make them, or too low because I don’t want the project to fizzle out. I want to go as high as I can, so I work to get as many donations as possible. Q: How do you plan to do this? A: My plan is to go join as many Saugus Facebook pages as I can to try to get the word out. Q: Do you plan to stick with this through your senior year? A: Yes, for sure. Q: What do you want to do when you graduate from Saugus High? A: I want to go to college for early childhood education because I want to be a teacher. But I also want to get a degree to help me with my nonprofit organization plans. Q: How has all of this volunteering helped you develop as a student and a person? A: I feel like, student-wise, having to put myself out there and talk to people has helped me on my writing abilities and public speaking abilities. As a person, you can learn a lot by learning from other people’s situations and their life experiences. When you learn about other people’s challenges, it makes you appreciate things more. Q: What sort of nonprofit would you run? A: I want to do something that involves education and theater. Q: Do you have a role model? Somebody you learned about in school? Or somebody who has been involved in your life? A: I think about three people come to mind: my mom, Kristine Swible, because she has such a great work ethic and respect for other people; and my second one would be my Middle School Community Service Club leader who is also a math teacher, Barbara Tenaglia. ASKS | SEE PAGE 9 STARTING AT

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020 Page 9 ASKS | FROM PAGE 8 I joined that community service club in sixth grade. She was the fi rst person who told me, “Hey, look at all these cool, fun and interesting opportunities that are around.” My last one is Carolyn Casey. She is the founder of Project 351. She’s such an inspiration because A) She created the organization and B) she is just so humble with the way she goes about things, which I really look up to. Q: All things considered, do you expect to have a better and more productive project this year, in spite of COVID-19? MEETING | FROM PAGE 1 COVID-19 shutdown orders issued by Gov. Charlie Baker after the outbreak of the virus in March. Crabtree told selectmen that the tax rate “has to be fi nalized early December at the latest.” “We run into problems sending out the next quarter bills Crabtree said the warrant articles for the December Special Town Meeting would not involve any zoning articles — only measures that would be essential to the town address the budget and fi scal issues. One of the articles involves consideration of whether to rescind a vote taken at the Annual Town Meeting to transfer up to $2.4 million from the town’s stabilization fund as a funding source for the 2021 fi scal year that began last July 1, while voting to appropriate up to $1.5-million in free cash as a funding source. During a two-month overdue Annual Town Meeting last July, members voted 41-2 with one abstention to pass a $93,448,989 budget that would allow the town to draw from a maximum of $2,436,951 from the town’s stabilization fund. The town’s stabilization fund — which reportedly had a balance of $9 million plus at the time of the vote — has given the town a fi scal cushion at a time when the shutdown of local restaurants and businesses to curb the spread of COVID-19 has drastically reduced town revenues. S&P Global Ratings, a municipal credit rating agency, recently affi rmed the Town’s underlying AA+ long-term bond rating, a decision that was infl uenced heavily by the town’s A: I just really hope so. Realistically, I don’t think we’ll be more successful, but I am really hoping that it is, and I am working hard to make sure that it is. Q: Anything else that you would like to share about yourself or your project? A: I want to thank the people of Saugus in advance for listening and being a part of these projects. And to people who are thinking about getting involved as a volunteer – be kind, be happy, create change. Contact info for donations Anyone who wants to dobudget and management practices — particularly the growth of the town’s stabilization fund, according to Crabtree. He told selectmen the town should be using free cash instead of its stabilization fund money in order to help maintain the town’s bond rating. This practice, he added, would save “millions of dollars.” Other articles Crabtree put on the Special Town Meeting warrant include measures to: • Increase the water rates with all receipts to be held within the Water Enterprise Fund to be used exclusively for water expenses, water maintenance, water debt and interest and water improvement programs. • Buy police cruisers for the Police Department. • Remodel or repair townowned buildings and purchasing equipment. • Construct or reconstruct various streets and sidewalks. • Accept 63 streets which the town is currently not required to maintain. “One of the issues, we have 35 percent of our roadways unaccepted where other communities have fi ve percent,” Crabtree said. Chapter 90 funds cannot be used to pay for work on unaccepted streets is a major reason for the recent collaboration of the town manager, the DPW and town counsel to target more streets for acceptance. In addition to the Special Town Meeting in December, other town government bodies — including selectmen and the Finance Committee have important meetings. The Finance Committee will need meet to make recommendations on the articles proposed by Crabtree. For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-233-4446 or Info@advocatenews.net nate to the food and clothing drives can arrange for a porchside pickup at their home by contacting Alyssa Swible Martinez by email: enjoylife1114@ gmail.com. They can also call or text 617-529-1301. She has a gofundme page: https:// www.gofundme.com/f/sauguscradlestocrayons. Facebook: search “Alyssa Swible Martinez.”

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020 Saugus Fire Department announces Christmas Toy Drive T he Saugus Fire Department’s Christmas Toy Drive is up and running well. Anyone wishing to make a donation may bring it to the Saugus Fire Department at 27 Hamilton St. or the Essex Street Fire Station at 120 Essex St. Also, the Saugus Lions Club will be having a drive-by toy drop off on November 28 at the Saugus Senior Center at 466 Central St. between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All donations must be new and unwrapped. Masks must be worn when delivering all donations. The deadline for delivering your donations is December 12, so that there is time to sort them and get them ready for delivery. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Reportedly, the need will be greater this year because of the pandemic. If you have any questions, please call Ret. Capt. Bill O’Malley at 781-233-7274. Saugus Lions prepare for Roaring Toy Drive T he Saugus Lions will be hosting a toy drive on Saturday, November 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saugus Senior Center at 466 Central St. Retired Capt. Bill O'Malley of the Saugus Fire Department will be collecting the toys and delivering them to those families in need. Because of this year’s craziness, more families are hurting 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. Please share this information with your family, friends and coworkers. 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 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 distributed to those in need who cannot afford them. Let's all try to make Christmas of 2020 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. This week on Saugus TV Sunday, November 22 from 9–11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, November 23 all day on Channel 8 – “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, November 24 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 22 – SHS Field Hockey vs. Beverly from November 16. Wednesday, November 25 at 8 p.m. on Channel 9 – Board of Selectmen Meeting from November 17. STEALER | FROM PAGE 6 in 2002. He was inducted in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame the same year. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985 in his first year of eligibility on the first ballot, receiving nearly 80 percent of the votes. In 1999 he was ranked by The Sporting Thursday, November 26 at 9 p.m. on Channel 8 – The Seasons 2020 Garden Tour by Amariah Condon. Friday, November 27 at 7 p.m. on Channel 8 – SHS Sports Game Of The Week. 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*** News as number 58 list of the top 100 players of all time. In his life after baseball, Brock did well as a businessman as a florist in the St. Louis area and was a color analyst for “Monday Night Baseball” on ABC in 1980, then as a broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox the following year. In the 80s and 90s he was a spring training baserunning instrucRevitalizing Cliftondale Precinct 2 Town Meeting Member Joe Vecchione authors article to spur revitalization of town’s declining business district By Mark E. Vogler H ow to breathe life back into the dying Cliftondale section of Saugus is the goal of an article crafted by Precinct 2 Town Meeting Member Joe Vecchione. “As we all know, COVID-19 has been the knock-out punch for many businesses in Cliftondale,” Vecchione said this week, as he explained his justification for creating a 10-person committee focused on the revitalization of the Cliftondale Square business and housing district. “The potential of a vibrant ‘main street’ sits among the decrepit facades on Lincoln Avenue. Given the further deterioration of a district that was already in trouble prior to this pandemic, we really need to focus on the area and, more importantly, actually follow through in execution,” he said. Vecchione, a first-term Town Meeting member and lifelong resident of Cliftondale, submitted his article at Wednesday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting via “Zoom” video conferencing. His proposal adds to a growing list of articles which could come up for a Special Town Meeting tentatively set for Dec. 14, which could be the second such session of next month. But the meeting could also be delayed until early next year as the Planning, which hadn’t met since last February, had its first meeting last night, but with limitations on the issues that members feel comfortable handling. The committee proposed by Vecchione “will investigate potential opportunities, synthesize previously procured studies and provide recommendations and initiatives for future Town Meeting consideration,” according to the proposal. Vecchione’s article includes the following goals, objectives and functions: • Work with the Town Manager and Planning and Development department to commission a parking and egress tor with various clubs – the 1982 Cardinals, 1987 Minnesota Twins, 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers, and the 1993 Montreal Expos – and the Cardinals, Twins and Dodgers won the World Series in the Brock years. Both Lou Brock and his wife, Jackie, were ordained ministers at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in St. Louis, and study to establish precisely how many parking spots will be needed to serve Cliftondale at full highest use capacity. The study would look at which ways those parking loads can be met, identify what strategies can be used to improve vehicular traffic, establish methodologies to enhance pedestrian safety, and form a framework for potential parking and infrastructural solutions. • Conduct focused roundtables with stakeholders, most importantly, property owners to understand their perspectives and brainstorm ways the town and owners of private property can work together to improve the district collectively. This committee will explore how the town can provide incentives for positive development and improvement of private property through municipal policy and action.. • Conduct a digital poll of members of the community providing a convenient outlet to express their ideas, priorities, concerns and visions. As a body, this committee shall compile the results and conduct public meeting(s) to present the findings. There shall also be at least one open forum specific to Cliftondale to publicize the voice of residents, stakeholders and Town officials alike. • Collaborate with local and state agencies including but not limited to Saugus' Chamber of Commerce, Saugus Historical Commission, Saugus Cultural Council, DPW, MAPC, Urban Land Institute (ULI), and Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI). This effort will augment the ongoing townwide master planning effort. This committee will use its expertise in members’ respective fields to develop a framework for Cliftondale, recognize what's feasible, pinpoint short term and long term projects, create a sustainable business model and understand successful strategies used in local downtowns around Sauhe was a director on the board of YTB International. In 2006 he received the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. Lou was the father of Lou Brock Jr., who played football for the University of Southern California Trojans and was a National Football League player. In October 2015 because of a diabetic condition his left leg was amgus that could be applied to Cliftondale. • Explore potential municipal policies and state grants that can be implemented to enhance economic development and program the square. This includes but is not limited to hosting town events in the square, creating a storefront improvement program, establishing a business improvement district (BID), and other initiatives. • Review past studies and extract relevant information, data and analysis that applies to the square today and include it in the committee findings. • Present a final report of non-binding recommendations to the Town Manager for capital improvements and proposed municipal initiatives for consideration by next year's Annual Town Meeting. Approved capital improvements shall be included in the FY2022-FY2026 Capital Improvement Plan. • Prepare a draft of a zoning overlay district that addresses land-use, parking, vehicular egress, pedestrian safety, design standards, signage and infrastructure. This overlay shall be to go before Town Meeting for a two-thirds vote adoption. The 10-person committee shall include the town manager or his designee, the director of Planning and Economic Development, the town planner, the Planning Board Chair, two members of the Board of Selectmen appointed by the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and four members of Town Meeting from Precinct 2 and Precinct 6 appointed by the Moderator All meetings will be public and notice shall be posted on the Town's website at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. The committee will report to the next Annual Town Meeting. A final report with recommendations will be issued on or before the date of that meeting. putated below the knee, and in 2017 he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that starts in the bone marrow’s plasma cells. He died on September 6, 2020 in St. Charles, Missouri. Lou Brock will be remembered as an all-time great baseball player and one of the greatest base stealers of professional baseball.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020 Page 11 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark E. Vogler Here are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. We have a winner! We have a winner in last week’s “Guess Who Got Sketched” contest. Congratulations to Ann Devlin, who contacted us first and guessed correctly. Thanks to many other readers who sent the correct answer by email or phone message. Try again this week. Here’s last week’s answer, offered by the person who goes by the name of The Sketch Artist: “The answer is a very remarkable young man named Ryan Duggan! Ryan was generous enough to take the time to beautifully write his own Bio so let’s go with his! And now here are Ryan’s own words: ‘Ryan was raised in Saugus in the Golden Hills and Oaklandvale areas. He graduated from the Natural Resources Management program at Essex Technical and Agricultural High School in 2017, and in 2019, graduated from North Shore Community College with an Associate Degree in Environmental Studies. From here, Ryan transferred to the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), where he is currently a senior studying Natural Resources Conservation. In the community, Ryan has been a Park Guide at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, a volunteer at Breakheart Reservation, a member of S.A.V.E. (Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment), and a member of the Saugus Tree Committee. He’s also a part of the Essex County Beekeepers’ Association, and served as the 2019 “Massachusetts Honey Ambassador”, teaching people about bees and beekeeping across the state. Typically, you can find him volunteering in the Bee Building at the annual Topsfield Fair. Ryan has been beekeeping for three years, and his family has one hive in their Saugus backyard. They sell local honey and beeswax soap under the name “Breakheart Bees.”’ Thank you Ryan. Ryan was going to include his email so people would be able to purchase his bee soap & honey however he’s all sold out for this year. Yours Truly, The Sketch Artist.” A posthumous “shout-out” to Dick Barry We didn’t receive any nominations this week for a Saugonian who is worth shouting about, so we will adopt a heap of praise we heard from the Saugus Board of Selectmen at Tuesday night’s meeting. Board members observed a moment of silence for Richard “Dick” Barry, the well-liked and well-respected, longtime local government leader who passed away late last month at the age of 89. After paying their respects to Barry, Town Manager Scott Crabtree and the entire board praised the man who had distinguished himself as a prominent elected and appointed town official and community leader for over four decades. Barry’s legacy of leadership and public service includes stints as chair of the Board of Selectmen, chair of the School Committee, Town Moderator and chair of the Saugus Council on Aging – to name a few. In his remarks, Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano called Barry “an incredible person” who set the standard for what a Saugus selectman should be. “When I first got elected, I had no clue what was going on,” Cogliano said, noting that he learned from Barry. He suggested that Barry had done so much for the town that he deserved to have the Saugus Senior Center named in his honor. Cogliano noted there are already several municipal buildings named after late town leaders. The latest such tribute happened back in September when the DPW building was renamed in honor of the late Joseph Attubato, Sr., who has been called a “legend” among the many who worked for the town over the past half century. Attubato worked as the town’s DPW director for nearly three decades (1984-2012). There was unanimous support for Cogliano’s recommendation. “He was the Senior Center,” Selectman Debra Panetta said of Barry. “He was always there. He did so much.” Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Corinne Riley called such a tribute “very fitting.” “Thumbs up!” added Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini. “He was truly a dedicated public servant to the town and a great guy,” added Selectman Michael Serino. Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree praised Barry as someone who was “always a complete gentleman and a true politician.” “I’ve known Mr. Barry since I was a kid and played CYO Basketball. He represented peoples’ interests,” Crabtree said. A bench outside the Saugus Senior Center already bears Barry’s name as a tribute for his many years of service to town seniors. Selectmen seem inclined to name the building after him, too. And it seems that just might happen with a warrant article being introduced at a future Town Meeting. Stay tuned, Saugus. fill out a claim to report the fraud,” the chief said. “They can also go to the Police Department to file an identity theft report,” he said. “If this wasn’t working, it would have stopped by now. But it’s still going strong,” he said. The DUA offers some advice on its website. If you believe your identity has been stolen and a fraudulent unemployment claim has been filed on your behalf, here’s some steps you can take to protect yourself: File a police report with your local police department. Get a copy of the report that you can provide to creditors and credit agencies. Change passwords on your email, banking and other personal accounts Make a list of credit card companies, banks and other financial institutions where you do business. Tell them you are a victim of identity theft and ask them to put a fraud alert on your account. Get a copy of your credit report and dispute any fraudulent transactions. You can request credit reports online from the three major credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian and Transunion) or by calling (877) 322-8228. Place a credit freeze with each of the three major credit reporting agencies. Call each of the credit reporting agencies at these phone numbers or visit their websites to freeze your credit: Equifax: 800-349-9960 or freeze your credit online; Experian: 888-397-3742 or freeze your credit online; TransUnion: 888-909-8872 or freeze your credit online. Place a fraud alert on your credit file. You can do this by contacting just one of the credit agencies to add an alert with all three agencies. Take notes about all conversations and keep copies of all records. Several opportunities to serve Saugus If you are in a civic-minded mood and feel like serving 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 what’s being sketched this week? 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 place being 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.” Please leave your mailing address in case you are a winner. (Courtesy illustration to The Saugus Advocate by a Saugonian who goes by the name of “The Sketch Artist”) Want to “Shout-Out” a fellow Saugonian? This is an opportunity for our paper’s readers to single out – in a brief mention – remarkable acts or achievements by Saugus residents or an act of kindness or a nice gesture. Just send an email (mvoge@comcast.net) with a mention in the subject line of “An Extra Shout-Out.” No more than a paragraph; anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or photo. Watch out for the fraudsters! There were well-publicized reports back in June about law enforcement agencies across the state – including the Saugus Police Department – getting swamped with reports of fraudsters stealing people’s identity to file false claims for unemployment benefits. “It’s been going strong for four or five months,” Saugus Police Chief Michael Ricciardelli told us recently. “We’re getting six reports every day,” the chief said. People usually find out they are victims of the scam from a letter they receive from the state Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA), or they might learn it from their human resources office, according to the chief. “When this happens, they’re required to go online [with the state] and your town on a volunteer board, the Board of Selectmen is accepting applications for appointment to: z The Affordable Housing Trust Board of Trustees z The Cultural Council z The Cemetery Commission Those who are interested in one or more of these positions may submit letter of interest/resume no later than Dec. 31 to: Saugus Board of Selectmen Saugus Town Hall, Suite #4 298 Central St. Cultural Council seeks funding proposals Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs are due Monday, Dec. 14. Virtual programming and “take and complete” projects will be given consideration. The Saugus Cultural Council has a new extended Dec. 14, 2020, deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. According to Council Chair Mike Sullivan, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Saugus – including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, performances in schools, workshops and lectures. The Saugus Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCC) serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community. This year the Saugus Cultural Council will distribute about $7,000 in grants. Previously funded projects have included a field trip to see Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” an artist workshop at Breakheart Reservation, dramatic performances and local author speaking engagements. For local guidelines and complete information on the Saugus Cultural Council, contact Mike Sullivan at michaelsullivan027@gmail.com. Application forms and more information about the LCC program are available online at www.mass-culture.org or https://mcc.smartsimple.com/s_ Login.jsp.

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020 Boys tie Swampscott, lose to Gloucester, Beverly By Greg Phipps T he Saugus High School boys’ soccer team battled to a tie at Swampscott last Thursday before suffering three straight defeats during a recent busy stretch of games. The Sachems were scheduled for six games in eight days to close out the season. On Tuesday at home, Saugus dropped a 5-0 decision to Beverly. That contest came on the heels of a 5-2 Senior Day defeat against Gloucester on Sunday and a 5-0 loss to Danvers last Friday. In the deadlock at Swampscott, the Sachems found themselves in a scoreless tie at halftime before they opened the scoring to jump ahead 1-0 early in period two. The hosts came back to tally twice while Saugus added one more score to account for the final result. Head coach Josh Hickey and his squad had two more 2020 contests scheduled: a clash at Salem on Wednesday and the season finale on Friday at Gloucester, where the Sachems will look to avenge their Senior Day loss. Senior players honored this year are Vincent Coluccio, Francesco Salzillo, Drew D’Antona, Saugus forward Luca Salzillo charges down the right wing against Swampscott. Saugus’s Alejandro Ortega fends off a Swampscott player for ball possession during first-half action of last Thursday’s 2-2 tie on the road. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps) Kyle McLaughlin, Juan Oliveira, Sammry Rivas, Elijah Tapia-Gately, Josue Moreno and Christopher Bluette. Saugus’s Juan Oliveira regains his balance after colliding with a Swampscott player. Saugus girls end season with loss at Beverly By Greg Phipps I n a season marred by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saugus High School girls’ soccer team went down to defeat in its final game of the season Tuesday afternoon at Beverly. Falling behind 2-0 in the first half, the visiting Sachems saw the hosts connect three more times over the next 40 minutes in an eventual 5-0 loss. Offensively, the Sachems were Saugus’s Madison Goyetche (17) and teammate Violet Hawley (21) converged on a Beverly ballhandler. never able to mount much of an offensive attack, while Beverly took advantage of their opportunities and hit paydirt five times. Much of the contest was played at midfield with both teams squaring off for ball possession. The defeat left the Saugus girls with a final 3-6 record for 2020. They went 2-2 over their final four games, with wins over Gloucester and Salem. After Tuesday’s finale, head Saugus’s Felicia Reppucci ran up against a Beverly player in pursuit of the ball on Tuesday in the season finale at Beverly. coach Chris Coviello said his seniors played well and cited the efforts of seniors Megan Bluette, Jessica Carter, Haley McLaughlin and Keila Friend. The foursome was honored in a 6-1 Senior Day win over Gloucester two weeks ago at Anna Parker Field. Coviello also mentioned the strong play on Tuesday from midfielder-defender Lexi Rais. Bluette, McLaughlin and Carter were captains of this year’s squad. Junior Madison Goyetche was also a captain. Other starters who had strong campaigns were juniors Jenna Tennant, April Aldred and Felicia Reppucci and sophomores Allison Justice and Rais. Junior Alex Inferrera was the goalkeeper. Saugus forward Jordan Morris tried to split two Gloucester defenders. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps) Saugus senior forward Haley McLaughlin maneuvered around a Gloucester defender in a 6-1 Senior Day home win two weeks ago.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020 Page 13 Saugus gardens in the pandemic Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener T he national tree of the United States is an oak (Quercus spp.). Yet “oak” is not the name of a single tree species – of 500 oak species worldwide, about 200 are native to North America. Oaks are strong and longlived trees, and their reputation for resilience and dignity goes back many centuries. Oak leaves and acorns are a popular motif for Thanksgiving decorations. Oak wood historically has been used in building houses, bridges and ships and in making casks for aging whiskey and wine. The natural tannins in the BLACK OAK LEAVES: Trees in the red oak group, including this black oak, have leaves whose lobes have bristle tips, and acorns take two years to mature. Before turning brown, black oak leaves are often golden. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) wood make it strong and rot resistant, as well as insect-repellant. Steve Carlson, chair of the Saugus Historical Commission and preservation specialist at the Charlestown Navy Yard, says that USS Constitution and many other ships of the early Navy relied heavily on oak timber of various species, including southern live oak (Quercus virginiana). Cork oak (Quercus suber), an Old World species not hardy in New England, provides bark for cork boards and wine stoppers and is used in insulation, flooring, automobile soundproofing and sports equipment. The huge logs you may have seen at Saugus Ironworks are waiting to be made into shafts for waterwheels. Saugus Ironworks Park Ranger Paul Kenworthy tells us they are red oak, harvested for this purpose from Allegheny National Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania, which is undertaking some significant forest restoration projects. Botanists often divide the oak genus into two major WHITE OAK LEAVES: This small collection of white oak leaves show their typically rounded lobes without bristles. Fall color is deep red before turning brown. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) groups: the red oak group and the white oak group. The red oak group has acorns that take two years to mature and are bitter because they contain high quantities of tannin. Their leaves have bristle tips at the ends of the lobes, and bark on mature trees is usually dark. Trees in the white oak group have rounded lobes with no bristles, bark is lighter in color and acorns take a single year to mature. Because the acorns are sweeter, they are more popular with wildlife. When we sit down to our Thanksgiving dinner next Thursday, there will be many wild turkeys around town having their own feast on acorns. Deer and, of course, squirrels also relish the fruit of the oak tree. Oaks can have beautiful fall colors of red, gold, orange and russet, but by the time they drop the leaves have usually turned brown. Some oaks retain their dead leaves well into winter. This can make it frustrating for people who want to get their raking done in fall and GARDENS | SEE PAGE 15

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020 Sa Sa a Sa BY JIM MILLER How to Track Down Old Friends Online Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in tracking down some old friends I’ve lost touch with over the years but could use some help. What websites can you recommend that can help me fi nd them? Tracking Tom Dear Tom, Thanks to the Internet, tracking down long-lost friends from many years ago is relatively easy to do and, in most cases, it won’t cost you a cent. Here are some tips and online tools to help you get started. Remembering the Details Before you begin your search, a good fi rst step is to jot down any information you can remember or find out about the people you’re trying to locate. Things like their full name (maiden and married), age or birth date, last known address or phone number, old e-mail address, names of family members, etc. Knowing details can help you turn up clues while you search. Social Media and Search Engines After you compile your information, a good place to start your search is at social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. And search engines like Google and Yahoo. When using search engines, type in the name of the person you’re searching for in quotation marks, for example, “John Smith.” You can narrow your search by adding other criteria like their nickname or middle name, the city or state they may live in, or even their occupation. People Search Sites If your initial search comes up empty, you can also use people searches like AnyWho.com, Intelius.com or WhitePages.com. These sites will provide a list of potential matches from across the U.S. Because many people share the same name, these sites will also supply details to help identify the right person, perhaps including their age, prior hometowns, names of relatives, colleges attended or employer. While these sites are free to use at a basic level, they charge a small fee for providing certain details like the persons contact information. White Pages, however, sometimes provides home phone numbers for free. Niche Finding Sites Here are a few other niche people-finding websites to help you with your search. To look for old high school classmates, try Classmates. com. This site has contact information only for people who have registered with it. But even if your friend hasn’t registered, it could provide contact info for another classmate who remains in touch with your friend. Another option is to check out your high school alumni website. Not every school has its own site, but some do, and you can look for it by going to any search engine and typing in the name of the school with the city and state it’s located in. You can also search at AlumniClass.com, a huge hosting site for thousands of high schools across the U.S. If you’re looking for old college friends, look for an alumni directory on the school’s website. You might be able to access your friend’s contact info by completing an online registration. Or, try calling or emailing your alumni relations department and ask them to pass on your contact info to your friend. If you’re looking for someone you served with in the military, Military.com off ers a free “Buddy Finder” service that has a database of more than 20 million records – visit Military. com/buddy-finder. You can also search for free at GIsearch. com, TogetherWeServed.com and VetFriends.com. If you can’t fi nd any current information about the person you’re searching for, it could be that he or she is dead. To fi nd out if that’s the case, use obituary databases such as Tributes.com and Legacy.com, which has a newspaper obituary search tool from hundreds of U.S. newspapers. 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. y Senin y Senior nioreniior Sen or Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen A note from Bob Katzen, publisher of Beacon Hill Roll Call. Thanks to the many readers who joined me last Sunday night between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. for my talk show “The Bob Katzen Baby Boomer and Gen X Fun and Nostalgia Show.” Tune in every Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. as we jump in my time capsule and go back to the simpler days of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. 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: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ votes on three roll calls from the week of November 9-13. All House roll calls are on proposed amendments to the $46 billion fi scal 2021 state budget that the House considered for two days last week. There were no roll calls in the Senate last week. A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BUDGET “DEBATE” This was the fi rst state budget in the COVID-19 era and most representatives participated virtually from their homes. Most of the decisions on which of the amendments proposed by representatives are included and which are not included in the budget are made “behind closed doors.” Of the 778 budget amendments proposed, most of them are bundled into consolidated amendments by category which are then voted up or down on one vote by the House. This year there were four consolidated amendments, and all but one were approved unanimously and without real debate. The other one received only one negative vote. The system works as follows: Individual representatives fi le amendments on various topics. Pre-pandemic, members were then invited to “subject meetings” in Room 348 where they pitched their amendments to Democratic leaders who then drafted consolidated amendments that include some of the individual representatives’ amendments while excluding others. This year, negotiations on amendments took place in private Zoom calls, dubbed “348 Zoom,” with a nod to Room 348. Supporters of the system say that any representative who sponsored an excluded amendment can bring it to the fl oor and ask for an up or down vote on the amendment itself. They say this system has worked well for many years. Opponents say that rarely, if ever, does a member bring his or her amendment to the fl oor for an up-or-down vote because that is not the way the game is played. It is an “expected tradition” that you accept the fate of your amendment as determined by Democratic leaders. Opponents also say this archaic inside system takes power away from individual members and forces legislators to vote for or against a package of amendments. They argue that individual amendments should be considered on a one-by-one basis on the House fl oor. $46 BILLION FISCAL 2001 STATE BUDGET (H 5150) House 143-14, approved and sent to the Senate an estimated $46 billion fi scal 2021 state budget that uses $1.5 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to help cover expenses. The House added an estimated $27 million to the price tag of the original version of the budget drafted by the House Ways and Means Committee. Debate was on Tuesday and Thursday instead of the usual four-or fi ve-day period it has taken in the past. The package also includes a controversial amendment that would allow abortions after 24 weeks in the case of lethal fetal anomalies and lower the age from 18 to 16 that a minor can choose to have an abortion without parental or judicial consent. The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation says the budget is approximately $285 million larger than the governor’s revised budget and 5.7 percent greater than the fi nal fi scal 2020 budget. Supporters said the package was a reasonable and fi scally responsible one that funds necessary programs without raising taxes. “Amid this unprecedented global pandemic, the House took action to pass a budget that helps to protect those most vulnerable among us as a result of the widespread eff ects of COVID-19 with significant investments in housing, substance addiction programs, food security and economic development,” said House Speaker Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop). “I am proud that this budget also furthers the House’s ongoing eff orts to help survivors of domestic and sexual assault, safeguard women’s reproductive rights, protect the environment and support high-quality early education and care.” Chief House budget writer and House Ways and Means Committee Aaron Michlewitz (D-Boston) did not respond to repeated attempts by Beacon Hill Roll Call asking him to comment on passage of the budget. Rep. Joseph McKenna (R-Webster) told Beacon Hill Roll Call that he voted against the budget because DeLeo allowed the non-budget policy abortion amendment to be considered despite DeLeo’s recent warning to House members that the budget was no place for outside amendments this year. “After the speaker’s pledge that no policy items would be considered in the budget, I was tremendously disappointed that the Legislature instead took up a tremendously controversial expansion of abortion policy during a lameduck session,” McKenna told Beacon Hill Roll Call. “I could not support a budget that included these measures.” “Black and Hispanic communities have borne the brunt of this pandemic with lack of adequate healthcare and loss of lives and employment,” said Rep. Russell Holmes (D-Boston). “This budget does not show that the Legislature is serious about staving off our pain. The lack of Blacks and Hispanics in the leadership team and us not being in the room where decisions are being made is apparent.” “Speaker DeLeo and Rep. Michlewitz chose to again ignore the needs of my constituents by not providing funding for my district,” continued Holmes. “They chose instead to continue to fund the earmarks of their districts and those members who are in the ‘good ole boy/girl’ network. I take it very seriously that my constituents send me to the Statehouse to vote on their behalf. Each vote is earned and not given. This budget did not earn their vote. (A “Yes” vote is for the budget. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. RoseLee Vincent Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes INCREASE ABORTION ACCESS (H 5150) House 108-49, approved a budget amendment that would allow abortions after 24 weeks in the case of lethal fetal anomalies and lower the age from 18 to 16 that a minor can choose to have an abortion without parental or judicial consent. The amendment’s sponsor Rep. Claire Cronin (D-Easton) did not respond to repeated attempts by Beacon Hill Roll Call asking her to comment on passage of the amendment. Republican Minority Leader Brad Jones (D-North Reading) criticized Speaker DeLeo for bringing this non-budget policy proposal forward after DeLeo had said the budget was no place for outside amendments this year. “It raises the question whether agreements and understandings really mean anything,” said Jones. “I don’t deny the underlying issue is important, critically important to members and to the public. But to be done as part of the budget process is wrong. I don’t care what side of the issue you’re on, being done as part of the budget process in a lame duck session, under the cover of darkness, in the midst of a pandemic is wrong.” “The House of Representatives has taken a critical fi rst step in removing medically unnecessary barriers to abortion care and ensuring that Bay Staters are no longer forced to fl y across country or forced to go to court in order to get the abortion care they need,” read a statement from The ROE Act Coalition which includes the ACLU of Massachusetts, NARAL ProChoice Massachusetts and Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts. “While our work is far from over, the ROE Act Coalition recognizes the passage of [this amendment] as a signifi cant accomplishment, years in the making.” Rep. Colleen Garry (D-Dracut) pointed out several current laws that prohibit actions by people under the age of 18. “If a young girl cannot get married, if she cannot smoke a cigarette, if she can’t drink alcohol, if she can’t vote—I certainly don’t think that she should be able to get a third-trimester abortion without parental or the judicial bypass,” said Garry. “[In] July 2018 we codifi ed Roe v. Wade. This is not protecting Roe v. Wade, this is expanding abortion to the moment of birth and it is just wrong under those circumstances.” (A Yes” vote is for the amendment expanding abortion. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. RoseLee Vincent No Rep. Donald Wong No INCREASE SOME TAXES FROM 5 PERCENT TO 9 PERCENT (H 515) House 30-127, rejected an amendment that would have raised the tax rate on long term capital gains, dividends and interest income from 5 percent to 9 percent. Amendment sponsor Rep. Mike Connolly (D-Cambridge) said that this sort of income overwhelmingly goes to the wealthiest households. He said the hike would raise an estimated $1.7 billion annually in new, progressive revenue. He called capital gains, dividends and interest “unearned income” that is unfairly taxed at the same rate that the state taxes “earned income” like wages and salaries. He said this is inherently inequitable and means the person working a minimum wage job is subject to the same Massachusetts income tax rate as the person with a billion dollar investment portfolio. “This additional revenue would allow us to stop the cuts at the MBTA and to boost funding for our regional transit authorities,” said Connolly. “It would allow us to guarantee housing stability and it would give us the means to end homelessness in our commonwealth. It would also enable us to live up to the commitments we proudly made earlier this session with the Student Opportunity Act, and it would further enable us to support our public colleges and universities and to expand access to the full range of health care, childcare and social services, programs that are made all the more critical in this time of worsening pandemic, economic hardship and legal threat to the Aff ordable Care Act.” Amendment opponents said that calling capital gains, dividends, and interest “unearned income” is totally misleading. They noted that the taxpayer actually originally earned this income and should not be taxed more than once on it. “To a ‘progressive’ Democrat perpetual tax hikes are the solution to every problem real or imagined,” said Chip Ford, Executive Director of Citizens for Limited Taxation, “and more is never enough.” “Rep. Mike Connolly’s defeated amendment to hike the tax rate on so-called ‘unearned income’ is a perfect example,” added Ford. “He even compared it to the upcoming ‘Millionaire’s Tax’ constitutional amendment to unfairly soak the wealthy that’s being pushed onto the 2022 ballot by the liberal wing of the Legislature—most legislators— that is expected to raise an additional $2 billion annually. More is never enough for insatiable tax-and-spend ‘progressives,’ as this again demonstrates.” “Through the Raise Up Mass coalition, my constituents are calling for greater funding to get us through this crisis and support progressive revenue to do that,” said Rep. Patricia Farley-Bouvier (D-Pittsfield) who voted for the amendment. “In fact, I pledged to a large group just a few weeks back that I would support progressive revenue increases. Though I would have much preferred to take this vote outside the budget process, when faced with an up or down vote, I believe it was important to keep my promise to my constituents.” “Left wing House lawmakers live in a fantasy world where any low value state program should be funded no matter its cost,” said Paul Craney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. “It’s a good day for Massachusetts taxpayers when their proposals are soundly rejected.” (A “Yes” vote is for the hike. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. RoseLee Vincent No Rep. Donald Wong No 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 9-13, the House met for a total of 25 hours and 50 minutes while the Senate met for a total of three hours and 52 minutes. Mon. Nov. 9 No House session Senate 11:14 a.m. to 11:52 a.m. Tues. Nov. 10 House 10:05 a.m. to 12:04 a.m. (Wednesday) No Senate session Wed. Nov. 11 No House session No Senate session Thurs. Nov. 12 House 11:00 a.m. to 10:51 p.m. Senate 11:03 a.m. to 2:17 p.m. Fri. Nov. 13 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020 Page 15 OBITUARIES Lucy R. (DiGiovanni) Chinn 1. On Nov. 20, 1805, what famous composer’s only opera, “Fidelio,” premiered in Vienna? 2. In “Bleak House” who wrote, “Implacable November weather. As much mud in the streets as if the waters had but newly retired from the face of the earth”? 3. Did the first Thanksgiving feast include potatoes? 4. On Nov. 21, 1846, what word did Oliver Wendell Holmes invent from Greek to describe ether’s effects? 5. How are Drumstick, Harry the Turkey, Charlie, Katie and Cobbler similar? 6. Why does a church group in Leiden in the Netherlands celebrate Thanksgiving Day? 7. The first karaoke machine was in what country? 8. On Nov. 22, 1896, George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. died, who invented the Ferris Wheel for what? 9. Can turkeys fly? 10. What function did President James Buchanan’s orphaned niece – the first White House female who was called “First Lady” – perform? 11. In the 1960’s who recorded the song “Leaves That Are Green”? 12. On Nov. 23, 1936, what revamped magazine was launched with an emphasis on photography? 13. What are haricots verts? 14. On Nov. 24, 1877, what novel by Anna Sewell that championed animal welfare was published? 15. What is the well-known Aleut word for a pullover or jacket? 16. On Nov. 25, 1952, in London, what Agatha Christie play opened that became history’s longest continuously running play? 17. What state produces the most Vidalia onions? 18. Mayflower pilgrim Edward Winslow in a 1621 letter described a November feast and stated that they entertained about 90 men, including what “King”? 19. What is Massachusetts’s official dessert? 20. In the 1800s to the 1900s, anadama bread was known to be popular in what Massachusetts county? ANSWERS Age 94 (June 4, 1926 – November 14, 2020), at Alliance Health at Rosewood Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center in Peabody. Born in Revere, and a resident of Saugus for over fifty years, Lucy was the daughter of the late Nicolas and Tommasina DiGiovanni. Lucy was also the youngest of eight siblings, all of whom predeceased her. Lucy is the beloved wife of the late William Chinn. She is survived by her loving children William Chinn and his late wife Carolyn of East Boston, Patricia Bellone and her husband Rocco of Saugus, Annmarie Chinn of East Boston, and the late Thomas Chinn. She is the cherished grandmother of Tara Chinn of East Boston, Michael Chinn of East Boston, and Tiana Borzilleri and her husband Jonathan of Stoneham. Lucy is the adored great-grandmother and “Nana” to Charles “Charlie” and Maxwell “Max” Borzilleri of Stoneham. She is also survived by her nieces Patricia Nagle, Barbara DiMarco, and nephew James “Skippy” Giovanni. Lucy also leaves behind her great friend, IsaGARDENS | FROM PAGE 13 not find more leaves dropping through the winter! However, oaks provide food and habitat to more kinds of wildlife than any other, and the fallen foliage can provide shelter for invertebrates that in turn feed birds and larger animals. Members of the red oak group that we see often in Saugus include northern red oak (Quercus rubra), pin oak (Quercus palustris), black oak (Quercus velutina) and scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea). The last two are abundant in Lynn Woods near Walnut Street and in Breakheart Reservation, but are not often planted in gardens. Pin oak (Quercus palustris) is the most popular oak species for street tree and park plantings in northern climates. Among the many places you can find pin oaks are in front of Town Hall and at the Lynnhurst School near Walnut Street. They have a very distinctive silhouette, with lower branches angling downward, those bella Johnson, as well as many other relatives and friends. Lucy worked at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in the dietary department for 25 years before retiring. Lucy’s greatest joys in life were her faith, family, and cooking. Lucy’s famous meatballs, pasta and pizzelle cookies will be missed by many. Lucy’s family would like to thank the staff of Rosewood for their compassionate care, love and kindness over the past two years. In lieu of flowers, Lucy’s family welcomes donations in her name to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, www.hdsa.org, or My Brother’s Table Soup Kitchen, www. mybrotherstable.com. Daniel J. Colanton, Jr. Maryann of Mendon & Debora Colanton-Dalzell & her companion Wayne Swanson of NH. Son-in-law of Michael Solano & his fiancée Darlene Perrone. Uncle to loving nieces & nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Inheritance of Hope at inheritanceofhope.org. Mary F. Colosi Of Middleton, formerly of Saugus, age 57, November 15. Beloved husband of Maria (Solano) Snow with whom he shared 8 years of marriage. Devoted son of Daniel J. and the late Frances (Bucchieri) Colanton, Sr. of Saugus. Loving father of Madix J. Colanton of Middleton, Nicole Blasi of Beverly & stepfather of Robbie & David Snow of Middleton. Cherished grandfather of Marc Graham & Lilliana Colanton. Dear brother of Don Colanton & his wife A resident of Atria Maplewood Place in Malden, formerly of Saugus and Everett, passed away on November 11. She was the daughter of the late Dominic and Pasqua Colosi of Everett. Loving Aunt of Joanne and her husband Robert Hazel of New Jersey, Peter and his wife Deborah Colosi of North Reading, Ronald and his wife Gloria Colosi of Chelmsford, and Frank and his wife Maryann Renda of Medford and the late Nancy Lewis of Everett. Loving sister of the late Frank Colosi, Anna Renda and Peter Colosi, Sr. She is survived by her sister-in-law Laurel Colosi of Tewksbury and many loving great nieces and nephews. Mary grew up in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. She worked for many years as a secretary for General Electric Corp. Mary was a very private person but spent much time with a friend and did extensive travel later in life. She also was always very fashionably dressed. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston: https://ccab.org/ or the Children’s Health Fund NY, NY: https:// www.childrenshealthfund.org/. READY TO BE RAKED: This fallen northern red oak leaf on a frosty morning still shows the bristle tips on the lobes which help identify it. As you might guess, the fall color is usually reddish in early November. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) near the middle of the tree horizontal, and upper branches ascending. When planted on streets, the lower branches are often pruned away to make it easier for cars and pedestrians to pass beneath the trees. Pin oaks have the most color range in fall of any oak: sometimes glossy red but in other trees golden to orange. Red oak (Quercus rubra) is also sometimes planted as street trees, but they are also very common in the wild areas of Saugus. The three red oaks on my property grew wild here over 70 years ago. In the GARDENS | SEE PAGE 16 1. Beethoven 2. Charles Dickens 3. No 4. Anesthesia 5. They are names of turkeys that have received a presidential pardon. 6. Because the Pilgrims sheltered in Leiden before they went to the New World. 7. Japan 8. The 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago 9. Wild turkeys can fly short distances; domesticated turkeys cannot fly. 10. Buchanan was a bachelor and she acted as his hostess. 11. Simon & Garfunkel 12. Life Magazine 13. Green beans (in French) 14. “Black Beauty” 15. Parka 16. “The Mousetrap” (its run ended in March 2020 due to COVID) 17. Georgia 18. Massasoit 19. Boston cream pie 20. Essex

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020 WASTE REMOVAL & BUILDING MAINTENANCE • Landscaping, Lawn Care, Mulching • Yard Waste & Rubbish Removal • Interior & Exterior Demolition (Old Decks, Fences, Pools, Sheds, etc.) GARDENS | FROM PAGE 15 Great Depression, some elegant parkways around Boston, including the Jamaicaway near Arnold Arboretum, were planted with red oaks, and they are mature and elegant today. Hardy members of the white oak group include chestnut oak (Quercus montana), swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor) and post oak (Quercus stellata) but of these only the white oak (Quercus alba) itself is frequently seen in Saugus. It is a very elegant and wide branching tree. Connecticut’s famous Charter Oak was a white oak estimated to have lived around 500 years. The round lobed leaves have an attractive cranberry red color in mid-fall. By mid-November the sweet acorns have all been “cleaned up” and either eaten or hoarded for winter. When the ground thaws in the spring, some of these buried acorns will already be sprouting into new trees. 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 off ered 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!” • Appliance and Metal Pick-up • Construction and Estate Cleanouts • Pick-up Truck Load of Trash starting at $169 • Carpentry LICENSED & INSURED Call for FREE ESTIMATES! Office: (781) 233-2244 Mold & Waterproofing EXPERTS • Sump Pumps • Walls & Floor Cracks • ALL WORK GUARANTEED - Licensed Contractor - JPG CONSTRUCTION Cell phone 781-632-7503 508-292-9134 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! LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK.COM/ADVOCATE.NEWS.MA

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Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020 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 Tran, Judy BUYER2 Smith, Jeff rey Aichfakir, Aldo Berrera, Jose A Oconnor, John P Fuentes, Christopher A Deukmejian, Annemarie Aguirre, Henry D Pirone, Diana Ribeiro, Leonardo C Remington, Taylor E Mullen, Joshua D Ericsson, Katherine M Rosales, Juan C Mariano, Renata G Mithen, Daniel J Rosales, Gloria J Berrera, Sherrie Fuentes, Jacqueline Deukmejian, Brian Galvez, Ana C Pirone, Patrick W Koulouris, John T SELLER1 Howell, William T Seracuse, Stephen J Davis FT M A Szypko T Pedersen, Colleen L Luongo, Roseann Chea, Somnang Chaves, Lucilio R Cmolic, Fadil Dan A Papa RET Lussier, Scott M Kallco, Anjeza Mogianesi, Rina Bobrycki, Richard Davis, Gayle J Szypko, Martha A Pedersen, Eric H Luongo, Wade Phappich, Sopheavy Cmolic, Edita Papa, Jean M Kallco, Benardi Bobrycki-Davis, Marie SELLER2 ADDRESS 26 Pevwell Dr 22 Altamount Ave 33 Vincent St 402 Lewis O Gray Dr #402 29 Evergreen St 12 Jane Dr 11 Dewey St 1 ONeil Way 3 Lincoln Ter 51 Basswood Ave 33 Bristow St #3 26-1/2 Orcutt Ave 276 Main St 11 Bacon Dr CITY Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus DATE 30.10.2020 30.10.2020 30.10.2020 30.10.2020 30.10.2020 30.10.2020 30.10.2020 30.10.2020 29.10.2020 28.10.2020 28.10.2020 28.10.2020 28.10.2020 26.10.2020 PRICE $710 000,00 $535 000,00 $432 000,00 $420 000,00 $530 000,00 $710 000,00 $572 500,00 $1 450 000,00 $570 000,00 $700 000,00 $268 000,00 $670 000,00 $535 000,00 $480 000,00

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