SASAUGUSUGUS Vol. 24, No. 47 Have a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving! -FREE- www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday A Time For Giving 781-233-4446 Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Duty in the face of danger Three Saugus fi refi ghters who assisted police offi cers who were stabbed in August 2020 attack were among those honored at “Firefi ghter of the Year Awards” ceremony By Mark E. Vogler S THE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING: Pictured from left to right, volunteers Dawn Bizzarro and Melody Bizzarro-Raimo handed out a turkey to a needy Saugonian last Saturday (Nov. 20) in the basement of Cliftondale Congregational Church. The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry distributed packaged dinner baskets to more than 80 families in the community, helping to make their dreams for a holiday meal possible. For the story and related photos, please see inside. (Saugus Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) A third grade hero J School Committee honors 8-year-old student for his quick response to help a classmate who was choking on a nacho at lunch But School Committee Chair By Mark E. Vogler acob Puglisi can boast to his buddies that he sat in the chairman’s chair during a Saugus School Committee meeting last week and banged the gavel as the honorary chair. That’s a heady moment that no other student currently enrolled in Saugus Public Schools has experienced. Thomas Whittredge decided that giving up his seat and gavel for a few minutes to the third grader from the Belmonte STEAM Academy was the right way to honor an eightyear-old student who is credited with saving the life of a classmate in the school cafeteria several weeks ago. After learning about how Jacob rushed to the HERO | SEE PAGE 7 augus Fire Department Capt. Chris Vinard and fi refi ghters Sean Bohannon and Greg Cinelli responded to a call to assist police at a Tuttle Street home on Aug. 6, 2020, after a suspect in a criminal investigation allegedly locked himself inside and threatened to harm himself. The Fire Department’s role that day was to open the door for police and stand by in case medical aid was needed. But the firefighters’ task aid of a student who was choking on a nacho during a lunch break and then began performing the Heimlich maneuver on him, Whittredge decided prior to the Nov. 2 town election that he would invite Jacob to a future meeting so the committee could thank him for his heroics. Whittredge got reelectevolved into more dangerous duty after three police offi cers suffered stab wounds at the hands of a knife-wielding man after they entered the house. Firefighter Cinelli was credited with stopping the attack by disarming the suspect. Captain Vinard and Firefi ghter Bohannon maintained control of the scene until additional police arrived and transferred the suspect to custody. The case was one of several acts of heroism cited yesterday in Worcester’s Mechanics Hall at the 32nd annual Firefi ghter of the Year Awards ceremony as state Department of Fire Services offi cials and Gov. Charlie Baker honored fi refi ghters from 14 Massachusetts fi re departments. The three Saugus fi refi ghters received the Governor’s Group Citation for Meritorious Conduct for their response to the stabbing of the three Saugus police offi cers. They were cited “for extraordinary actions that helped to control the situation and prevent any further harm to the injured offi cers.” Additionally, Firefi ghter Cinelli was one of six fi refi ghters who received the Medal of Valor “for his courage, quick thinking, and life-saving actions in the face of an armed assailant, despite the danger to himself.” “Firefi ghter Cinelli, who has served several combat tours as a U.S. Marine and has a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu, stepped in to help stop the attack,” according to the Department of Fire Services. “He grabbed the knife, disarmed the assailant, and placed him in a shoulder hold while police officers secured the struggling suspect’s hands and legs.” The wounded offi cers recovered from their injuries. Meanwhile, Steven Sossong, the Tuttle Street resident charged in connection with the stabbing incident, awaits trial on multiple charges, including three counts of armed assault with intent to murder, four counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon DUTY | SEE PAGE 2 ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $3.259 Mid Unleaded $3.299 Super $3.419 Diesel Fuel $3.399 "43 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2021 KERO $4.81 DEF $3.49 9 Diesel $3.099 9 HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available   Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN A  A    DA Prices subject to change        FLEET

Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 DUTY | FROM PAGE 1 and larceny of a motor vehicle. Police had gone to Sossong’s home to investigate a report of a stolen U-Haul rental vehicle that had not been returned. The Saugus Fire Department heroes Two of the Saugus fi refi ghters honored yesterday are longtime veterans of the local department. Capt. Vineyard has been a member of the Saugus Fire Department since June 1998. He has also worked close to 15 years as a paramedic for Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc. of Peabody. Firefi ghter Cinelli joined the Saugus Fire Department in 1999. He was previously honored at a “Firefi ghter of the Year Awards” ceremony in 2015, with an Excellence in Leadership Award. He’s a U.S. Navy veteran. After joining the Saugus Fire Department, he rejoined the Navy as a reserve and completed fi ve combat tours of duty. He spent six years away from his family. 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He spent six years with the U.S. Army National Guards, including service in Kuwait. “Being a fi refi ghter was something that I thought about a lot during my deployment,” Bohannon said in an interview with The Saugus Advocate soon after becoming a fi refi ghter. “It seemed to me an honorable profession – something that would be a good career and way to give back by helping people,” he said. “Acts of bravery and dedication” Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Public Safety and Security Secretary Terrence M. Reidy yesterday joined State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey in honoring the state’s heroic fi refi ghters. “These awards recognize acts of bravery and dedication that are remarkable even by the high standard set for Massachusetts fi refi ghters,” Governor Baker said. “Through their courage, compassion and commitment to helping others no matter the risk to themselves, the men and women we honor today represent the very best of the fi re service,” the governor said. “The Commonwealth’s firefi ghters demonstrate bravery and professionalism every day, and our communities are grateful for the service of these dedicated public safety professionals,” Lt. Governor Polito said. “It’s a privilege to recognize this year’s award winners and thank fire service personnel across the Commonwealth for doing such a diffi cult, dangerous job so well every day.” Secretary Reidy said the heroic deeds of the firefighters being honored “personify the qualities of bravery and heroism.” “Guided by their training, experience and instinct to help, each person we honor today used their training to serve people in their greatest hour of need. On behalf of all the state’s public safety professionals, I off er them my congratulations and gratitude for their examples of excellence.” Fire Marshal Ostroskey noted that the Firefi ghter of the Year awards “recognize their individual and collective acts of bravery and service that truly go above and beyond the call of duty.” Governor Baker, Secretary Reidy and State Fire Marshal Ostroskey presented six medals of valor, six individual awards for meritorious service, six group awards for meritorious service, one Norman Knight Award for Excellence in Community Service and one Stephen D. Coan Fire Marshal’s Award. The awards and recipients are as follows: Medals of Valor: • Carver Lieutenant Christopher J. Mahoney • New Bedford Firefi ghter Paul Medeiros • Saugus Firefi ghter Greg Cinelli • Somerville Lieutenant Danielle O’Hearn • Springfield Firefighter George Vasquez • Worcester Firefighter Jon Paul Paige Individual Awards for Meritorious Conduct • Attleboro Firefi ghter/Paramedic Nicholas W. Sheehan • Brewster Firefighter/Paramedic Gretchen Riley • Harwich Firefighter Josh Ford • Kingston Firefi ghter Christopher J. Veracka • Lynnfield Firefighter/EMT Nicholas M. Holmes • Sutton Fire Chief Matthew Belsito Group Awards for Meritorious Conduct • Brockton – Lieutenant Benjamin Denny, Lieutenant James W. DuBeau Jr., Firefi ghter Christian Bugbee, Firefighter Paul Jones, Firefi ghter Corey Lacey, Firefi ghter Edward J. Lee III, Firefi ghter Robert Orcutt and Firefi ghter Alexander Warren • Dartmouth Fire District 1 – Captain Ryan Cabral and Lieutenant Ryan P. Snell • New Bedford – Captain Kurt Houghton, Lieutenant Louis Miranda, Firefi ghter Eric Britto, Firefi ghter Andrew R. Coderre, Firefighter Darien Jacintho, DUTY | SEE PAGE 17

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 Page 3 Sachems hope to pull off upset on Thanksgiving THANKSGIVING | SEE PAGE 4 By Greg Phipps I n many respects, the Saugus Sachems are coming into this year’s Thanksgiving football game against the rival Peabody Tanners with nothing to lose. Saugus has yet to taste victory this fall, and the Turkey Day matchup with the Tanners is the team’s last chance to notch a win. It will take a major eff ort by the 0-10 Sachems to pull off an upset of the 6-4 Tanners, who have won the last six Thanksgiving meetings and shut out Saugus when the two teams faced each other during last spring’s abbreviated campaign. The Front row, from left to right: Drew Gardiner, Rick Noel, Jake Camuso, Ryan Mabee, Mekhi Coburn, Mark MacEachern, Sean O’Rourke, Tre Sanders, Chris Porcaro, Kyle Hogan and Alejandro Ortiz. Back row, from left to right: Justin DaSilva, Mike Cella, Gael Garcia, Ethan Malcolm, Ameen Taboubi, Kevin Jolicoeur, Nick Saroufi m, Cam Preston, Luvans Siantulus, Max Anajjar, Justin Belluscio, Tommy DeSimone, DeVaughn Wheeler, Jaiden Smith, Braden Faiella, Javi Cruz, Cody Munafo, Tommy Cameron, Danny Shea and Jayden Soper. SENIORS: Front row, from left to right: Sean O’Rourke, Kyle Hogan, Maxxine Stephens, Alexandra Sforzia, Mekhi Coburn and Drew Gardiner. Back row, from left to right: Tre Sanders, Chris Porcaro, Ryan Mabee, Jake Camuso, Alejandro Ortiz, Rick Noel and Mark MacEachern. (Courtesy photos, Saugus Booster’s Club)

Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 THANKSGIVING | FROM PAGE 3 Sachems last emerged victorious against Peabody in 2013. This season, the team has struggled mightily to put points on the board. Saugus has tallied just 45 points total (fi nishing in double-digits just once) and has been shut out four times. Still, the off ense has shown flashes of potential. Quarterback Sean O’Rourke has faced a barrage of pressure from opposing defenses all year but has connected on some big pass plays, mostly to senior receiver Drew Gardiner. In the loss to East Boston last week, Ryan Mabee got into the act with a nice 64-yard TD reception. The running game has had diffi culty being consistent, but senior Mark MacEachern and more recently Tommy Desimone have produced some solid gains. In all, though, it hasn’t been enough to get Saugus into the win category. The Sachems have come excruciatingly close to triumphs twice this year. A last-second, 15-14 defeat at Greater Lawrence Tech back on Nov. 4 was a major heartbreaker. The Sachems led 14-7 before Greater Lawrence scored on the fi nal play of the game and won it with a two-point conversion. A 12-6 defeat at Salem on Oct. 7 was almost as agonizing, as the Sachems held a 6-0 advantage through three and a half periods before Salem scored twice in the final three minutes to swipe the victory. What made it even more painful is that the Sachems appeared to be driving for the go-ahead score when Salem intercepted an O’Rourke pass and returned it 90 yards for the game-winning touchdown. Head Coach Steve Cummings will be completing his second full season as Sachems Head Coach. The team went 3-8 in 2019 and 2-5 in last spring’s shortened season. He would like nothing better than to see his team, the senior players in particular, go out on a high note. He has said that this obviously hasn’t been the kind of year they wanted for the seniors. But he added that any future success will be attributed to how this year’s senior corps handled the adversity and carried themselves, and the example this has set for the younger players. Peabody comes into the Thanksgiving clash on a roll, having won five in a row after losing four straight. Against common opponents, the Tanners defeated Winthrop, Gloucester and Salem fairCAPTAINS: Pictured from left to right, are; Mark MacEachern, Tre Sanders, Sean O’Rourke, and Mekhi Coburn. Pictured from left to right: Coaches Mike Finnemore, Gus Dettorre, Head Coach Steve Cummings, Anthony LaFratta and Ruben Reinoso. Not pictured: Mark Poto. ly handily, while the Sachems suffered defeats to all three (though Salem could have been a victory). Peabody also gave Div. 5 powerhouse Swampscott a battle before succumbing 2821. The Sachems lost by a 41-6 count at home to the Big Blue. The Thanksgiving clash is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Peabody’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. Town reports 93 newly confi rmed cases over the past week, according to town manager By Mark E. Vogler C OVID-19 cases continue to surge in Saugus, raising concerns for town offi - cials. The number of newly confi rmed COVID-19 cases reported on Monday (Nov. 22) by the town over the most recent seven-day period was 93, according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. The recently confi rmed COVID cases raised the number of total cases to 5,269 since March of last year, Crabtree said in a press release on Monday. Meanwhile, the number of deaths linked to the killer virus remained at 81. “Our hearts and prayers go out to those families aff ected by this health pandemic,” Crabtree said. Of the 3,540 Saugus residents tested for the virus over the period of Oct. 31 through Nov. 13, 4.38 percent tested positive, according to the state Department of Public Health. The state positivity rate for that period was 2.26 percent.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 Page 5 S-2 permit sought for two six-story buildings Selectman Riley discloses appearance of confl ict of interest on Wong family permit, but says she has clearance to vote on plans for mixed-use project featuring 130 apartment units By Mark E. Vogler S electman Corinne R. Riley said she has received a verbal opinion from a state Ethics Commission attorney that it would not be a confl ict of interest for her to vote on an S-2 permit request by the Wong family on land at the Kowloon Restaurant site. Riley, who worked as a former campaign manager for state Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus), was concerned about a potential confl ict. “Atty. Mallam said voting on this hearing regarding the Kowloon property – she gave her opinion that it was not a confl ict,” Riley told colleagues at last week’s (Nov. 16) Board of Selectmen meeting. “She advised me to submit a Disclosure of Appearance of Confl ict of Interest, which I fi led with the town clerk this afternoon,” she said. M&W Trust, William and Madeline C. Wong and WM Realty, owners of land at 920-950 Broadway, have requested a NOTHING TO HIDE: Selectman Corinne R. Riley recently disclosed her former ties to state Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus) as his campaign manager – a volunteer position she resigned from in 2019. Despite the past relationship, she insists “I will be fair and impartial during discussion and vote.” (Courtesy photo) Special Permit (S-2) to allow two buildings to exceed four stories and 55 feet in height. Both buildings planned for the ~ LETTER TO THE EDITOR ~ We’ve come a long way Dear Editor: Happy Thanksgiving! It’s been a tough year, but there’s so much to be thankful for this season. In fact, I have a lot more good news to share since the last time we connected. To start, in many states – including right here in Massachusetts – cases of COVID-19 are at their lowest point in months; more than 70 percent of U.S. adults have both doses of the vaccine and 80 percent have at least one; 900,000 kids have received their first dose of the vaccine, and good-paying jobs are available everywhere to put Americans back to work. Every day, we get closer and closer to putting this pandemic behind us, along with the annoying precautions that have come along with it. If you think it’s absurd that you’re often asked to wear a mask when you enter a restaurant, only to take it off when you sit down, I’m with you! Yet slowly but LETTER | SEE PAGE 9 area would be six stories and 67 feet and 8 inches in height. One would include 90 apartment units in addition to a new Kowloon Restaurant. The other building would include 40 apartment units and retail space. In her Disclosure of Appearance of Confl ict of Interest, Riley said that neither she nor her family will benefi t from any fi - nancial gain and that “I will be fair and impartial during discussion and vote.” “I signed this disclosure with this statement: ‘Taking into account the facts that I have disclosed above, I feel I can perform my offi cial duties objectively and fairly.’” Riley said at Tuesday’s meeting. Riley noted in the document she fi led with the town clerk that she resigned as Rep. Wong’s campaign manager in 2019 “as I felt it was a confl ict of interest being a Selectman if I should earn a seat.” “I am fi ling this disclosure to disclose the facts about this relationship or affi liation and to dispel the appearance of a confl ict of interest,” she wrote. It requires a four-fi fths vote for the board to issue an S-2 permit. Selectmen approved a request by Attorney Richard M. Magnan to continue the hearing that was set for last week so that he could provide additional information about the mixeduse development planned for Route 1 North. Selectman Debra Panetta questioned Magnan as to whether the timeline for the project had been shortened from what the town had originally been told. Magnan said the project had initially been expected to take three to four years. But, recently, the Wong family has been looking at the project happening within two years, he said. No date has been set for resuming the hearing.

Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 Start the New Year with a New Career at the MBTA B OSTON – The MBTA is aggressively hiring new employees to join its dynamic workforce. It takes many people to move over a million trips a day, and the 6,500-person MBTA is redoubling efforts to hire hundreds of open positions – from train and trolley operators, to administrative and technical positions, and especially bus drivers who are in high demand to transport Massachusetts residents to work, play, and everywhere in between. Prospective candidates looking for a rewarding career where they can have a positive impact on the entire region should visit mbta.com/careers for more information on open positions and to learn about the MBTA’s many benefi ts and incentives. “The MBTA plays an integral and essential role in keeping Massachusetts moving. The T is a diverse and exciting place to work, and we’re actively hiring and training new employees, especially bus drivers, right now to join our ranks and play a signifi cant part in revitalizing the region post pandemic,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “The MBTA is being proactive in recruiting new individuals to join our team and fast-tracking the hiring process, and will continue to work closely with local and state career centers and our community partners to recruit new individuals to join our team. We off er a variety of growth opportunities to employees and encourage members of the public to visit our website to learn more about our many open positions and beginning their career at the T.” The MBTA has gone to over 20 online and in-person career fairs across the region this fall and is updating the way it hires to make it easier and faster to start a T career, including Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) permit “events” at Registry of Motor Vehicle locations (CDL permits are encouraged in applying for bus operator positions), a revamp of the interview process, streamlining the application process, and more. The T has also launched an aggressive recruitment campaign, more than doubling the size of its Human Resources recruiting department since Labor Day 2021 with more anticipated to join soon. A Human Resources team was also recently created that is dedicated to vehicle operator hiring, especially MBTA bus operators. The MBTA off ers competitive salaries, extensive healthcare benefits, free public transit, training programs, tuition assistance, employee assistance programs, and an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. MBTA employees also receive attractive retirement plans, paid vacation, holidays, and sick time, and fl exible spending accounts. Members of the public can view open positions online and visit the MBTA website for more information on insurance and other benefi ts. The MBTA envisions a thriving region enabled by a bestin-class transit system. The MBTA’s mission is to serve the public by providing safe, reliable, and accessible transportation, and holds core values built around safety, service, equity, and sustainability. Each employee that works for the MBTA performs their roles based on our vision, mission, and values. The MBTA is an Affi rmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For full information on starting a career at the T, visit mbta. com/careers, or connect with the T on Twitter @MBTA, Facebook /TheMBTA, or Instagram @theMBTA. T Saugus residents named to Honor Roll at MVRCS Honor Roll he following Saugus residents, in grades 7-12, achieved Honors or High Honors at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School for the first quarter of the 2021-2022 academic year. To be eligible for the Honor Roll, a student must have no grade lower than a B- for the quarter. To be eligible for the High Honor Roll, a student must have no grade lower than an A- for the quarter. High Honor Roll Grade 12: Emma Regan Grade 10: Victoria De Assuncao and Rakshit Rangaprasad Grade 9: Hazel Mouhidin Grade 8: David Pousseu and Sara Waqqas Grade 11: Dukens Maurin Grade 10: Matthew Banwait Grade 9: Brooke Burke, Bailey DeLeire and Dalton Kinnon Grade 8: Jayden Amisial, Milana Banwait and Abigail Hogan Grade 7: Isabella Muniz, Olivia Neal and Dominick Pousseu THIS WEEK ON SAUGUS TV Sunday, November 28 from 9 to 11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, November 29 all day on Channel 8 – “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, November 30 at 2 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Nan Through the Years.” Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 8 – “The Seasons 2021: Fall,” by Amariah Condon. Thursday, December 2 at 7 p.m. on Channel 9 – Planning Board Meeting ***live***. Friday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m. on Channel 8 – What’s Cookin’? With Amanda Barresi. Saturday, December 4 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 8 – From the Vault – Ironworks Demo from 1999. Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9 & 22. For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv.org. ***programming may be subject to change without notice***

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 Page 7 HERO | FROM PAGE 1 ed to a second two-year term and again topped the fi eld of School Committee candidates, earning the right to be chair to more years and follow up with his pledge to invite Jacob to a School Committee meeting and publicly honor the boy. “You are a hero,” Whittredge told Jacob at the Nov. 18 meeting. “You're a hero to me. … I’m just really impressed by what you did. A lot of people wouldn’t have done the same thing you did. You didn’t even think twice,” he said After praising the boy, Whittredge asked him to read a motion “to have Mr. Hatch removed from the committee.” That was really a joke – and a cue for School Committee Member John Hatch to off er some words of praise before a special presentation to Jacob. “We’re all super excited that you are here,” Hatch said. “This committee is so proud of what you’ve done. It’s amazing what you did,” he said. Hatch presented Jacob with a challenge coin, as a special token to recognize the boy’s heroic deed. “The second that you decided to do what you did that day, you joined a wonderful and incredible family of fi rst HONORARY CHAIR: Jacob Puglisi, 8, got to bang the gavel while sitting in School Committee Chair Thomas Whittredge’s chair – with a little encouragement from Whittredge – at last week’s School Committee meeting. The School Committee honored Jacob for helping a fellow student who was choking on food during a lunch break. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) responders – and they’re such amazing people – police, fire and EMTs. And I’ve been working with them for 30 years,” Hatch said. “And the service that you did is incredible, and you really should know that we sometimes award each other with challenge coins. From one fi rst responder to another, we thank you for what you did, brother,” he said, handing Jacob the challenge coin. Then Hatch presented Jacob with a plaque with the inscription “In recognition for your life-saving efforts on a classmate in the cafeteria at the Saugus Belmonte Upper Elementary School STEAM Academy.” Hatch explained that the School Committee was influenced to award Jacob with the plaque to express its gratitude “for your actions, quick thinking and wonderful teaching by your parents.” They taught him to be prepared to respond in an emergency, and specifically how to do the Heimlich maneuver. “We’re truly gratifi ed for what you did and we’re so thankful that you are here,” Hatch told Jacob. After the presentation, Jacob exchanged fi st pumps with School Committee members. Whittredge implored Jacob to bang the chair’s gavel one more time. The Savings Bank’s First Time Home Buyers Webinar is Available on tsbawake24.com (Wakefi eld, MA) – The Savings Bank’s recent First Time Home Buyers webinar hosted by the Bank in October is available on YouTube for those who were unable to participate. The YouTube link First-Time Homebuyers Webinar– Oct 14, 2021–YouTube can be accessed via The Savings Bank website www.tsbawake24.com. The webinar was similar to previous in-person fi rst-time home buyers seminars presented by the Bank and local experts, and provides important information for those considering buying their fi rst home. First Time Home Buying experts Jeff D'Alessandro, Senior Vice President, Senior Retail Loan Offi cer for The Savings Bank, along with Realtor Chris Barrett, Attorney Mark Simeola, and home inspector John Carroll, led discussions on: • Learning how much you can aff ord • Types of fi nancing • Choosing your realtor • Searching for your home • Making an off er and price negotiation • Contract and legal considerations • Home inspection • Closing Contact The Savings Bank Mortgage Lending Team at 781-4865532 or visit Internetlending@tsbawake24.com for a Free Pre-approval. The Savings Bank hosts webinars throughout the year for customers and the public. For information regarding future topics, email marketing@tsbawake24. com. Need Help? Established in 1869, The Savings Bank, headquartered in Wakefi eld Massachusetts, is a $695 million community bank with offi ces in Wakefi eld, Lynnfi eld, North Reading, Andover, and Methuen. Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657

Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 Generous volunteers, donors make Thanksgiving happen for almost 100 families By Tara Vocino A pproximately 82 Thanksgiving baskets – donated by local donors and The Greater Boston Food Bank – were given out at Cliftondale Congregational Church on Saturday morning. The holiday tradition has been in place for more than 20 years, with most recipients being from Saugus. “Food insecurity is a hidden challenge, because a lot of people suff er in silence,” Pastor Joseph Hoyle said. “Food is a human right, and everyone should have access to it.” Longtime volunteers came out as well as Saugus High School students. Hoyle declined for food pantry recipients to be photographed or interviewed for privacy concerns. State Rep. Donald Wong is pictured with the Saugus High School football Sachems, from left to right: Jake Camuso, Captain Sean O’Rourke, Richard Noel, Captain Tre Sanders and Kyle Hogan. Saugus High School junior Kayla Holmes and senior Crystal Morsett displayed the Thanksgiving meal. Pictured from left to right: volunteers Brianna Feldman, Katherine Petipas, Tiff any Slocum, Michael Fiscale, Idrissa Shaban and longtime volunteers Jeff Hirtle, Mitch Boyer, Pastor Joseph Hoyle, Robyn Berry, Vincent DeChellis, Sandy Milano and Donald Blais. Dedicated volunteers Stephen Manley, Pastor Joseph Hoyle, Jo Rice and Karen Donohue checked in food pantry recipients. Monogram D4 Double siding Cedar impression half rounds Harvey Vinyl 63 Replacement Windows Custom Aluminum Trim work Windows & Doors Top quality Vinyl Siding! •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Roofing •Free Estimates •Replacement Windows •Fully Licensed •Fully Insured

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 Page 9 Public hearing on improving beach access for people with disabilities slated for November 30 O n Tuesday, November 30, at 10 a.m., the Metropolitan Beaches Commission and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay will convene a Virtual Public Hearing focused on improving access for people with disabilities on the Commonwealth’s public beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull. The public is welcome to join us to share their thoughts on what is working and what we can do better. You can register for the hearing at https://us02web.zoom. us/meeting/register/tZUtfuqgrj0sG9TqjeIa1rCNfl HCx69GR_mF At the hearing, we expect to hear from members of the disability community as well as a panel of experts including; Ellen Attaliades, President and CEO of the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP), Kristen McCosh, Commissioner of the Boston Disabilities Commission, Coleman Nee, Chief Executive Offi cer of Triangle, Inc., Kathy Laff erty, Executive Director of the South Boston Neighborhood House and Laila Soleimani, Outreach Specialist at DCR’s Universal Access Program. Acting DCR Commissioner Stephanie Cooper is also expected to attend. Late last spring, the Commission decided to focus attention on ways to increase diversity, equity and inclusion on the Metropolitan Region’s public beaches, to improve access for people of color, people with disabilities, and people who may not speak English as their primary language. In May, we heard from a diverse group of civic leaders and community members about ways in which we could increase diversity on the beaches and in our beach programming. “We hope to do for equity, diversity and inclusion what we did for management and maintenance of the Metropolitan Beaches.” said State Senator Brendan Crighton. “Working together we will provide DCR and our communities a blueprint for improving public access to take these beaches from good to great.” After the November 30, hearing on improving access for people with disabilities, in January of 2022 the MBC will hold a hearing on language barriers that aff ect public safety and enjoyment on our region’s public beaches. “Our state beaches are public treasures that belong to all of us” said State Representative Adrian Madaro. “We need to advance environmental justice and center diversity, equity, and inclusion so that people of all backgrounds, Harvard Psychiatrist Shares 4 Tips to Surviving the Holidays with Family oston, MA, November 22, 2021 — Dr. Frank Anderson, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and author of Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD With Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, (PESI Publishing, Inc; ISBN: 9781683733973; Original Trade Paperback) can provide your audience with advice on how to positively deal with negative emotional triggers over the holiday season. Through the innovative, evidence-based and holistic therapy approach to understandB LETTER | FROM PAGE 5 surely, we’re getting back to being able to do the things we enjoy with the people we love. This is exciting news as we prepare to gather together with friends and family for the holidays. Still, vaccine misinformation remains the biggest obstacle to being where we should be. I encourage everyone who hasn’t gotten the shot to get it. The science is irrefutable – it’s safe, ing and healing family trauma, Dr. Anderson reveals four tips that will help your audience survive the holidays: - Accept Imperfection. Before any gathering, accept that the event might not go exactly as planned. Imperfection is a normal, healthy part of life. - Flush Out Family Drama. Don’t take on their drama. Differentiate what is yours from what is theirs, and remind yourself what is truly important. - Prepare an Emotional Exit HARVARD | SEE PAGE 15 widely available, and the most effective protection we have against the virus. It protects you and your loved ones. And don’t forget to get the booster! It’s the extra layer of protection we all need to stay safe and healthy into the New Year. We’ve come a long way and it feels great to say that things are fi nally looking up. Let’s keep it going. Sincerely Seth Moulton Congressman conditions, and abilities can enjoy them for years to come.” Following that hearing, the Commission will host a Virtual Summit, at which they will present their preliminary fi ndings to a broad and diverse audience of beach users to get their thoughts and input. Following the Summit, the Commission will share a report of their fi ndings and recommendations with the Legislature, the Administration, DCR and the public. It will serve as a roadmap for improving access and increasing diversity, equity and inclusion on our public beaches going forward. “The legislative and the community members of the Commission hope that this hearing will help us better understand the challenges facing people with disabilities on the metropolitan beaches,” said Chris Mancini, executive director of Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay. “We are looking forward to working together with DCR to develop strategies to improve access to these spectacular urban natural resources for everyone.”

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark E. Vogler Happy Thanksgiving, Saugus! Best wishes to all Saugus residents for a Happy Thanksgiving shared with family and friends. It’s a special day to count your blessings and refl ect on all of the positive things that we as Massachusetts residents, New Englanders and Americans enjoy in our daily lives – but often take for granted. Today, most of us will enjoy sitting down to one of the great meals of the year, either home-cooked or served up at a restaurant. Hats off to all of the volunteers from the Saugus Faith Community, from schools and nonprofi t organizations and clubs who volunteered time or contributed money to help put a nice Thanksgiving Day meal on the table for many families in the community who might not otherwise aff ord to have a special meal. Enjoy the holiday. But be safe out there. If you are going to drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation. If you overdo it, get a ride from a designated driver instead of risking the loss of your driver’s license – or worse. Savor the special moments of the season. Be grateful for what you have. If you have friends or relatives in nursing homes, visit with them – or at least give them a call. A kind gesture like that just might make their holiday. My most memorable Thanksgiving Thanksgiving has always been my favorite day of the year, ever since childhood. Probably because I’ve had some of the best meals of my life on those days – whether far away from mom’s home cooking or at a family gathering. During those years when I was working in Florida, Texas, Virginia and other places outside of New England, I was fortunate enough to always receive an invitation or two to a Thanksgiving meal. I never spent the holiday alone during the course of my newspaper career. Wherever I was, there was always a nice meal of turkey, dressing and all of the veggies waiting to fi ll a plate or two. Turkey coupled with diff erent kinds of dressing to go with a wide array of veggies – squash, turnip, potatoes, sweet potatoes. My favorite was the potatoes my mom made, whipped and blended with carrots. And I loved the turnips. My mom would usually pull all-nighters, slaving over the stove, getting things just right with the turkey and all the fi xings. And usually we would have some relatives and friends join us for the meal at our home in Swansea. I remember one year when I drove all Wednesday night and more than 500 miles from Washington, D.C., to get home in time for Thanksgiving at my house. It was November of 1973. I was a senior in the fall semester at UMass-Amherst, interning in the U.S. Labor Department’s Offi ce of Federal Contract Compliance. I had two roommates from my apartment in Washington, D.C., who needed a ride home to their houses. So, the side trips to Boston and to Western Massachusetts added to my marathon visit home. I remember having to contend with torrential rain as I was traveling through Belchertown at about 2 a.m. I was pulled over by the Belchertown police chief, who wanted to know why I was driving 20 miles per hour through his town. He thought I was drunk. “No sir. I came from Washington, dropped a friend off in Amherst, and I’m just trying to get home for Thanksgiving.” Once I showed him my student credentials and several copies of The Washington Post from that day and week, he let me get on my way. I got home in time for breakfast. But I decided to take a nap before the big meal. It defi nitely was ed care towards each other which they project out onto the world. Conversations with these two are pleasantly animated and seasoned with warm genuine beautiful smiles! “Thank You two for all you do together for Saugus and our Community! “Yours Truly, “The Sketch Artist” :) GUESS WHO GOT SKETCHED! In this week’s edition, we continue our weekly feature where a local artist sketches people, places and things in Saugus. Got an idea who was sketched this week? If you do, please email me at mvoge@comcast.net or leave a phone message at 978-683-7773. Anyone who between now and Tuesday at noon correctly identifi es the Saugonian being sketched qualifi es to have their name put in a green Boston Red Sox hat with a chance to be selected as the winner of a $10 gift certifi cate, compliments of Dunkin’ at the 1204 Broadway Saugus location on Route 1 North. But you have to enter to win! Look for the winner and identifi cation 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”) worth the long drive. I wasn’t about to miss that turkey meal. One-day trash delay The Town of Saugus announced that the trash and recycling collection will run on a one-day delay on Friday (Nov. 26) and Saturday (Nov. 27). There will be no collection tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 25) due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Services will resume on a one-day delay on Friday and Saturday The compost site will be open normal hours on Saturday (Nov. 27) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Town of Saugus would like to thank everyone for their cooperation. Please contact Solid Waste/ Recycling Coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781-2314036 with any questions. We have a winner! Congratulations to Carolyn Brown for making the right identifi cation in last week’s “Guess Who got Sketched?” Contest. Here’s the correct answer, offered by the person who goes by the name of The Sketch Artist: “The answer to last week’s sketch is Bob and Carol Long. These two are very generous with time and duties to Saugus. They have been steeped in volunteer work for Saugus over half their lives. “In 2017, Mr. Robert Long was acknowledged as Man / Person of the Year alongside Ruth Berg Woman / Person of the Year. Bob and Carol are true partners often teaming, helping one another on various outreach projects and functions. “Carol and Bob are married over 55 plus years! April 30th is their Wedding Anniversary. Carol’s wise advice and secret for a long marriage was published in May 7th 2021 Saugus Advocate’s “The Sounds of Saugus” pg. 10 “Never go to bed angry at each other and to kiss each other every day” (Carol Long). Which speaks volumes as the tenderheartSpecial Thanksgiv ing Shout-Outs Jeanie Bartolo off ered two loud “Shout-Outs” this week: “A huge ‘Shout Out’ to three Saugus Firefi ghters; Greg Cinelli, Sean Bohannon, and Capt. Chris Vinard. The State will be honoring them November 23rd (yesterday) for their heroic acts of courage in the line of duty. All three are really great guys and we are lucky to have them here in Saugus. Congratulations Greg, Sean, and Chris!” “A “Shout Out” to everyone in Saugus, have a safe and wonderful THANKSGIVING!!!!” Want to “Shout-Out” a fellow Saugonian? This is an opportunity for our paper’s readers to single out – in a brief mention – remarkable acts or achievements by Saugus residents or an act of kindness or a nice gesture. Just send an email (mvoge@comcast.net) with a mention in the subject line of “An Extra Shout-Out.” No more than a paragraph; anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or a photo. Mobile VaxBus is coming back! School Committee Member Ryan Fisher wants to spread the news: “Good news! The mobile VaxBus will be returning to the MSHS parking lot on Saturday, November 27th, from 10am-6pm, and is available to all Saugus residents. “Walk-ups are welcome. You do not need an appointment, ID or insurance. “The 5-11 Pfi zer pediatric dose will be available, as well as Pfi zer and J&J 12+ doses and boosters. Due to supply chain constraints Moderna doses cannot be guaranteed. “During the last visit, 131 doses were dispensed, including 87 pediatric doses and 44 boosters. “Many thanks again to Superintendent Erin McMahon and PPS Director Dawn Trainor for their tireless work bringing this resource to our community!” 2nd Annual Roaring Toy Drive – on Saturday Anthony Speziale of the Saugus Lions Club passed along this announcement in hopes of getting the word out about a very noble cause that’s underway: The Saugus Lions will be hosting a toy drive on Saturday, Nov. 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saugus Senior Center at 466 Central St. Because of last year and continuing this years’ craziness, more families are hurting more than ever and are in need of help for Christmas. As we all know, when times are tough toys for the children may get overlooked. Retired Capt. Bill O'Malley of the Saugus Fire Dept. will be collecting the toys and delivering them to those families in need. Please share this information with your family, friends and co-workers. If we can all tell a handful of friends who have found themselves far luckier than most during 2020, to donate one extra toy, imagine all the toys we can collect. As a side note, if you don’t 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 aff ord them. Let's all try to make Christmas of 2021 far better than the rest of the year. Together we can make a THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS | SEE PAGE 11

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 Page 11 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS | FROM PAGE 10 diff erence and help put some smiles on many faces. Please feel free to share this information via social media, etc. Town Tree Lighting event set Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree says the Department of Public Works is gearing up for the Annual Tree Lighting set for Friday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Saugus Center. The signature town event that COVID-19 ruined a year ago is going to be back with all of its popular features – including a sleigh ride with horses, a petting zoo and some of the other main attractions of past years. Crabtree loves the event and said he’s looking forward to town residents of all ages getting together for a few hours of fun on the fi rst Friday of December. Stay tuned for more details. MEG Annual Tree Festival Mark down your calendar for Dec. 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11 – which will feature MEG’s Annual Tree Festival, at the MEG Building at 54-58 Essex St. in Saugus. The Marleah Elizabeth Graves (MEG) Foundation is a nonprofi t organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the historic Cliftondale School. Stay tuned for more details. Legion Hall Fridays for breakfast! Great news for people who enjoy the Friday morning breakfasts at the Saugus American Legion Cpl Scott J. Procopio Post 210. Legion Hall, which is located at 44 Taylor St., resumed its Friday breakfasts and will continue them through the last Friday in May of 2022. The buff et breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m. for a donation of $7. Please remember Saugus’s fallen heroes Honor those who serve and teach our children the value of freedom. Remember the Fallen. On Dec. 18 at noon, the Parson Roby Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR, MA0136P) will be sponsoring their fi rst “Wreaths Across America Project”: helping Riverside Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes. Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible in several ways: sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day or inviting your family and friends to attend with you. All are welcome! Please forward this article to friends that may be willing to also join us in honoring our servicemen and women. The deadline for orders is November 30, 2021. To order your wreath and to learn more about the “Wreaths Across America Project,” go to http://www. wearthsacrossameria.org/MA0136P. Thank you for supporting our newly formed Parson Roby Chapter, NSDAR, Saugus, Mass. For further information contact Regent Charlotte Line at linejj@comcast.net. Best-selling author plans virtual library visit Author David Baldacci is coming to the library, virtually, that is! Please join the Saugus Public Library on Thursday, December 9, from 7 to 8 p.m. as bestselling author David Baldacci discusses his recent book, “Mercy,” the latest in Baldacci’s Atlee Pine series. For her entire life, FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine has been searching for her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, after a perilous investigation that nearly proved fatal, Atlee has fi nally discovered proof that Mercy survived her abduction and escaped her captors many years ago. David Baldacci received his law degree from The University of Virginia School of Law, and while practicing law he turned to novel writing, taking three years to write his fi rst novel, “Absolute Power.” Published in 1996, it was an international bestseller. Since then, Baldacci has published 40 best-selling novels for adults as well as seven novels for younger readers. This is a free program, but registration is required. Please see the website sauguspubliclibrary.org for the registration link. After you register, you’ll receive a link to the Zoom program. Participants will be entered in a drawing for an autographed copy of “Mercy.” The event is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library in collaboration with Wellesley Books, the Saugus Public Library and many other Massachusetts public libraries. For more information, please contact the library. Phone: 781.231.4168, ext. 3107; email: sau@noblenet.org. Delay in curbside leaf collection The Solid Waste/Recycling Department and the Town of Saugus announced that curbside leaf collection is delayed. JRM, the Town’s trash hauling vendor, was scheduled to collect yard waste/leaves last week on a regularly scheduled trash/recycling day. JRM has informed the Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator that its collection is behind schedule due to COVID and other issues. The Town has requested a plan moving forward. JRM has indicated that it plans to have additional trucks in the next couple of days to catch up on the collection of yard waste/leaves. JRM apologizes for the delay and inconvenience to the Town and residents of Saugus. JRM asked that the residents kindly leave their yard waste/ leaves curbside for a delayed collection. If you need additional assistance, please contact Lorna Cerbone, Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator, at (781) 231-4036 or the DPW at (781) 2314145 with any questions. The fall curbside leaf collection will take place during the week of November 29–December 3. Residents may dispose of leaves curbside on their regularly scheduled collection day. Leaves should be left outside by 7 a.m. on the appropriate days. Please ensure that leaf containers are physically separated from trash and recycling. Paper leaf bags are the preferred method of leaf disposal. If you are using barrels, they must be clearly marked with yard waste stickers. Barrel covers must remain removed so that the leaves are visible. Plastic bags, cardboard boxes, branches, and brush will not be accepted. Please note that separate trucks collect the rubbish, recycling and leaves, so the leaves may be collected at a diff erent time of day. “Missed pickups” will not be conducted. Want to be a Knight? The Knights of Columbus is looking for new members to join. If interested in becoming a member of this local organization, please call 781-233-9858. Riverside Cemetery fall cleanup The Town of Saugus Cemetery Department announced that fall grounds cleanup will begin at Riverside Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 29. The Cemetery Commission kindly asks members of the public to remove any personal and/or holiday/seasonal items from the grounds before the cleanup begins. The Cemetery Commission and Department are not responsible for any personal holiday/seasonal items that are not removed from the gravesites by the family on or before Nov. 29. All Veterans fl ags will remain on gravesites until Monday, Nov. 29, upon which time they will be removed for the winter season. Flags will be placed back on the gravesites in May prior to Memorial Day. If you have questions regarding the fall cleanup, please call the Cemetery Department at 781231-4170. “A Very Merry Christmas Party” The Kowloon Restaurant is set to host “A Very Merry Christmas Party” on Dec. 10, featuring Samantha Rae Whiskey – 6 in concert. The holiday party includes a Kowloon Chinese buff et and dancing. Doors open at 6 p.m., the buff et will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. and the concert is from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $50.00 per person. Every guest is invited to bring a wrapped toy or gift for Toys for Tots. For tickets, call the Kowloon Restaurant at 781-233-0077. The Wong family devised the idea of the Christmas party as a community event for everyone during the holidays, and for a good cause. “It is a great way to have your Christmas party with your co-workers, friends or family. Let us take care of the details, so you can have a wonderful time,” stated owner Bobby Wong A note on Samantha Rae Whiskey – 6: Samantha Rae Whiskey – 6 is a country-rock act that delivers a mix of country rock originals and pop country radio favorites driven by a powerful rhythm section. The band is fronted by Samantha Rae. Critics call her “a beautiful and energetic small town country spitfi re who packs both a punch and sultry country tone.” The band was nominated and won the prestigious fan-voted New England Country Music Group of the Year. Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus Program Resumes for the 21-22 School Year. (Editor’s Note: The following info is from an announcement submitted by Julie Cicolini, a member of the Board of Directors for Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus, providing information about the program.) Who we are: Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus (HS2) is a nonprofi t group of volunteers that are helping to off set food insecurity in households. HS2 provides students/families that enroll in the program a supply of nutritious food for when school lunches and breakfasts are unavailable to them on weekends. How HS2 can help you: HS2 bags are distributed at school on Fridays to take home. Bags include such items as peanut butter, jelly, a loaf of bread, canned meals/soups/tuna/vegetables, pasta/sauce, fruit cups, cereal, oatmeal, goldfi sh, pretzels and granola bars. To sign up, complete online form: https://forms.gle/gmMGguycSHBdziuE9. Want to partner with us: HS2 relies on donations to create take-home bags for a weekend full of meals. All food is provided to children free of charge. It is our hope these resources will support the health, behavior and achievement of every student who participates. We would love to partner with organizations, youth groups, PTOs, businesses and individuals to assist in feeding students of Saugus. To learn more about how you can partner with us, visit the Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus Facebook page or email HS2Saugus@gmail.com. Checks can be sent directly to Salem Five c/o Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus, 855-5 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906. Online donations can also be made at https://givebutter.com/HealthySaugus. HS2 is accepting nonperishables to support the program. Items can be dropped off in a designated donation bin at the Saugus Town Hall lobby. Items have been carefully chosen, and we ask that donations are not expired and come only from this list: – Macaroni & cheese, 7.5 oz. – Peanut butter, 15 oz. – Jelly (squeeze plastic bottles) – Canned vegetables (i.e., sliced carrots, green beans, peas, corn), 15 oz. THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS | SEE PAGE 17

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 SAUGUS GARDENS IN THE FALL Here’s what’s blooming in town this week to make your walks more enjoyable By Laura Eisener louds and rainy weather may have blocked the view of the lunar eclipse last Friday morning, but subsequent evenings of crisp and cloudless skies allowed a good view of November’s full moon, which is known as the beaver moon and sometimes as the frost moon. At this time of year, I spend some evenings bringing tender plants in containers indoors to save them from frost just a little longer, and bringing them out again in late morning when the thermometer has climbed. Some of the onions, herbs and rainbow chard will be included in our Thanksgiving dinner. While the fi rst thing many people think of at a Thanksgiving feast is turkey, traditional foods typically include a wide range of late season vegetables and fruits which are harvested around the time of frost. Root vegetables, like potatoes, beets, turnips, carrots and sweet potatoes, which would have been dug up shortly before the ground C FALL-THEMED BANNERS AND GOLDEN FOLIAGE on Central Street near Saugus Center highlight the charms of late autumn. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) froze and which can be stored in underground root cellars, would have been practical choices in pre-refrigeration days. Crops like winter squash and pumpkin would also be good choices. Leafy vegetables like cabbage and kale would also be seasonally appropriate. Fruits which could be stored for a few months and were not especially perishable include apples and cranberries, so we very often SIGNS OF FALL: Hay bales and a plethora of pumpkins in late fall’s low afternoon light tell the story of the season. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) SAGE (Salvia officinalis) is one of the most recognizable fl avors of traditional turkey stuffi ng – this one is very locally grown (on my porch)! (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) think of them in connection with Thanksgiving, too. Bell’s Seasoning, one of the oldest and most frequently used seasoning blends for Thanksgiving turkeys, includes rosemary, oregano, sage, ginger, marjoram, thyme and pepper. The William C. Bell Company started in Boston in 1867, making it 154 years old this year. The small, bright yellow cardboard box with the picture of the turkey was always conspicuous in my mother’s and grandmother’s kitchens when I was growing up, and the fragrance of that combination of herbs and spices will always be part of the Thanksgiving preparations in my memories. According to the company today, the blend has not changed since it was introduced a few years after the Civil War ended. The production these days takes place in East Weymouth and is owned by Brady Enterprises, and the Bell’s label also includes such Thanksgiving staples as gravy and stuffi ng. Common sage is a hardy peHAPPY THANKSGIVING! This turkey extends a holiday greeting to passersby from my neighbors the Swible family on Fairmount Avenue. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) NORWAY MAPLE (Acer platanoides) branches still laden with leaves frame the moon, a day past the full moon of November. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) rennial herb, and its fragrance in my garden always makes me think of Thanksgiving no matter what time of year I encounter it. On Thanksgiving day, I knew I would be greeted with that fragrance at my grandmother’s house once we had gone over the Saugus River and through the woods – or at least the tree-lined streets GARDENS | SEE PAGE 17

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 Page 13 SHS Girls’ Volleyball Sachems name All-Stars, MVP, Unsung Heroes By Tara Vocino he Saugus High School Girls’ Volleyball Sachems honored their top student athletes during their banquet on Thursday night at Mixx 360. Awards went to: T MVP: Varsity – Fallon Millerick (NEC All-Star) Junior Varsity (JV) – Gisselle Posada and Diana Sosa-Martinez Unsung Hero: Varsity – Yasmin Nunes JV – Mariana Zeferino Sportsmanship: Varsity – Cassie Israelson JV – Madison Casaletto Most Improved: Varsity – Lily Comeau and Nina Penachio JV – Abby Wooldridge Coaches Award: Varsity – Ana Silva JV – Maeva Kembo Most Hustle/Dedication: Varsity – Sam Valley and Ryann Moloney JV – Sarah Dorielan Northeastern Conference All-Star Fallon Millerick was named Varsity Most Valuable Player during Thursday’s Saugus High School Girls’ Volleyball banquet at Mixx 360. Co-Captain Samantha Valley received the Most Hustle/Dedication Award from Varsity Coach Gina Vozzella. Co-Captains Samantha Valley and Ryann Moloney received the Most Hustle/Dedication Award from Varsity Coach Gina Vozzella. Ana Silva received the Varsity Coaches Award from Varsity Head Coach Gina Vozzella. Ana Silva received the Varsity Coaches Award from Varsity Head Coach Gina Vozzella. Nina Penachio received an award for Varsity Most Improved Player. Not present: Varsity player Lily Comeau, who also received the award. Madison Casaletto received an award in recognition of sportsmanship from Junior Varsity Head Coach Jeff Engler. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MASSTERLIST–Join more than 22,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, who start their weekday morning with MASSterList—the popular newsletter that chronicles news and informed analysis about what’s going on up on Beacon Hill, in Massachusetts politics, policy, media and infl uence. The stories are drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced writers Chris Van Buskirk and Keith Regan who introduce each article in their own clever and never-boring, inimitable way. MASSterlist will be e-mailed to you FREE every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening in the blood sport of Bay State politics. For more information and to get your free subscription go to: www.massterlist.com/subscribe THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of November 15-19. CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING (H 4256) House 151-8, Senate 26-3, approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a bill that redistricts the state’s nine congressional districts. The plan is based on the 2020 U.S. census and will be in effect until the next redistricting cycle following the census in 2030. Supporters said the process has been the most open, inclusive and transparent redistricting process in the history of the state. “The Joint Committee on Redistricting conducted a broad, transparent examination of the congressional districts,” said Senate Redistricting Committee chair Sen. Will Brownsberger. “Hundreds of people participated. At the end we felt we had a plan that met all legal standards and it was uncontested in most respects.” “This proposal simply does not meet the mark for millions of Bay Staters, slashing MetroWest into five different bits and bifurcating Fall River and New Bedford,” said Sen. Becca Rausch (D-Needham). “This map will have an impact on our democracy for at least the next decade to come. It is imperative that we do this right and that means advancing equity and compactness, not diluting representational power.” “There is an inherent confl ict of interest in having sitting offi ce holders deciding where district lines should go,” said Rep. Lenny Mirra (R-Georgetown). “Other states have figured this out and have created independent commissions to do redistricting. It’s time Massachusetts does the same.” (A “Yes” vote is for the new districts. A “No” vote is against them.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes REQUIRE SCHOOLS TO TEACH ABOUT GENOCIDE (S 2557) House 157-2, approved a bill requiring public schools to educate middle and high school students on the history of genocide. The measure also establishes a Genocide Education Trust Fund to help fund the teaching. The funds would come from the Legislature, private and public gifts and grants and revenue from fi nes imposed for hate crimes. Supporters cited a 2020 survey, commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which gauged Holocaust knowledge and found that 63 per cent of millennials and Generation Z population, did not know six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. The survey also found that nearly half were unfamiliar fi rst pulsar was discovered; what is a pulsar? 9. What is a supreme (or supreme – highest degree of quality) of poultry? 10. On Nov. 29, 1972, Atari 1. On Nov. 26, 1966, in Brittany, what European president opened the fi rst tidal power station in the world? 2. In what country did apple pie originate? 3. What sex of turkey gobbles? 4. What one-word 1978 disco song title has four periods? 5. On Nov. 27, 1955, what engineer and author was born who had a PBS series about science? 6. Which U.S. state has the most pumpkin acreage: California, Illinois or New Mexico? 7. What U.S. bridge has been “sold” by con artists at least three times (one ending up in Sing Sing)? 8. On Nov. 28, 1967, the released what video game? 11. Where do wild turkeys sleep? 12. What is the fi rst recorded year when Cape Cod cranberry bogs were fl ooded and frozen for a better harvest: 1732, 1838 or 1907? 13. On Nov. 30, 1872, the fi rst-ever international soccer match took place in Glasgow; what two countries competed? 14. In the 1893 play “A Woman of No Importance,” who wrote, “After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations”? with Nazi concentration camps like Auschwitz. “It is shocking how many young people today have never heard of the Auschwitz concentration camp, the Holocaust or other heinous genocides perpetrated in the past,” said Sen. Jason Lewis (D-Winchester), Senate Chair of the Committee on Education. “This important legislation will ensure that more students understand the history of genocide so that it never happens again.” “It is very important that the history of genocide is taught in our schools,” said Rep. Kelly Pease (R-Westfi eld) one of the two representatives who voted against the proposal. “However all the genocides that were discussed for the bill are already covered by Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) curriculum. If there are shortcomings in how it is taught then that should be addressed, but not by setting up a separate fund that includes money from public and private sources such as gifts, grants and donations. DESE has already established the curriculum, why is more public and private money needed?” “Massachusetts has always been at the forefront of human rights issues, and today, with the passage of this bill, we can do it again,” said Rep. Jeff Roy (D-Franklin). “We can arm our stu15. On Dec. 1, 1878, who installed the fi rst telephone at the White House? 16. On Nov. 23, 1921, The Baltimore Sun reported that what took an airplane to the White House “wearing an aviation helmet and goggles and clad in a black and gold sweater held on by a pink bow” (and also a train ride after it got sick)? 17. December 2 is International Day for the Abolition of Slavery; what U.S. state’s constitution (1777) was the fi rst U.S. document to abolish slavery? 18. What country produces the most cranberries? 19. Can turkeys fl y? 20. On Dec. 3, 1800, the Electoral College had a tie vote for what two candidates? dents with the knowledge they will need to recognize the warning signs and feel empowered to prevent genocides in the future. Making genocide education a mandatory topic for teaching in our schools is a reaffi rmation of the commitment of free people from all nations to never again permit the occurrence of another genocide and to deter indiff erence to crimes against humanity and human suff ering wherever they occur.” Rep. Peter Durant (R-Spencer), the only other representative to vote against the bill, did not respond to repeated requests by Beacon Hill Roll Call to comment on his opposition to the bill. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes REGULATE EXPANSION OF HOSPITALS (H 4253) House 158-1, approved and sent to the Senate a bill that supporters say will promote a more balanced health care market by strengthening the regulatory processes for health care expansions. The measure requires a rigorous review to ensure that when large hospital systems expand, they are not infringing on community hospital markets and raising health care costs for patients. BHRC | SEE PAGE 15 ANSWERS 1. Charles de Gaulle 2. England 3. Males 4. Y.M.C.A. 5. Bill Nye (the Science Guy) 6. Illinois 7. The Brooklyn Bridge 8. A pulsating radio source (thought to be a neutron star with a rapid spin) 9. A skinless, boneless breast 10. Pong 11. In trees 12. 1838 13. England and Scotland 14. Oscar Wilde 15. Alexander Graham Bell 16. A turkey named Supreme II 17. Vermont’s 18. USA 19. Only wild turkeys can fl y. 20. Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 Page 15 OBITUARIES Carmela “Cam” (Perillo) Cicolini Age 80, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Home in Wakefi eld on Thursday, November 18 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Vincent Cicolini. Born in Revere and a lifelong resident of Saugus, Mrs. Cicolini was the daughter of the late John and Petrina (Russo) Perillo. A 1958 graduate of Saugus High, Cam was very involved in the Town of Saugus; she was a founding member and past president of Saugus Kiwanis, past president of the Saugus PTO, a founding member of the MEG, a member of the Saugus High Alumni Assoc., a former town meeting member, a member of the former Bristow St. Commission and was a member of the Town Charter Commission. Cam had a love and passion for cooking and baking. Cam is survived by her two children, Joia Cicolini and Jeffrey Cicolini and his wife Julie all of Saugus; two grandchildren, Gianna and Anthony; sisters-in-law, Gina Perillo of FL and Phyllis Cicolini of Saugus; brother-in-law, Peter Cicolini of Saugus; Cousin, who was like a sister, Rosemarie Corsino of Lynnfi eld; as well as many other cousins, nieces, nephews and God children; Lifelong friend, Toni Gillis of Saugus. She was predeceased by her brother, Vincent Perillo, brother-in-law, Donald Cicolini and sister-in-law, Mary Catalano and her husband Ralph. In lieu of fl owers, donations in Cam’s memory may be made to Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus,checks can be sent directly to: Salem Five, C/O Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus, 855-5 Broadway,Saugus MA, 01906. Online donations can also be made at https://givebutter.com/HealthySaugus. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS on Friday (11/26), 3-7 p.m. a funeral will be held from the funeral home on Saturday (11/27) at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Margaret’s Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus at 10 a.m. Interment in Riverside Cemetery in Saugus. Vincent Peter Ciampa Age 78, of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on Nov. 17 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Patricia R. (Giunta) Ciampa. Born in Somerville, he was the son of the late Enrico and Dorothy (Griff en) Ciampa. A former printed circuit supervisor at Honeywell and Hadco, Mr. Ciampa was a graduate of Newbury College and served in the United States Army. He was the beloved father, mentor, best friend & confi dant to his children; Leala A. Ciampa-Fantasia & her husband Edward J. Fantasia of Georgetown and Vincent P. Ciampa, Jr. & his wife Maria A. of Saugus. Mr. Ciampa was the cherished, loving grandfather, mentor, best friend & confi dant to Amanda Marie Ciampa & her partner John Joseph Broderick III, Vincent Anthony Ciampa & Edward Vincent Fantasia. He was predeceased by his brother Enrico Ciampa. In lieu of fl owers donations in his memory may be made at MassGeneral.org, designated to: surgical research-Dr. Carlos Fernandez-Del-Castillo. HARVARD | FROM PAGE 9 Plan. If you are going to be at an event with relatives you don’t like, take a walk when you start to feel triggered—and if you are hosting the party, designate a room that is off limits where you can take a break. - Treat Yourself. Everyone deserves a little luxury, especially during the holidays. Treat yourself to your favorite meal or get a massage. Whatever the activity is, do it often during the holidays. Frank G. Anderson, MD, became interested in treating HARVARD | SEE PAGE 16 BHRC | FROM PAGE 14 “The legislation … continues the House’s commitment to health care as demonstrated in Massachusetts’ health care reform law of 2006 and of the landmark cost containment law of 2012,” said Rep. John Lawn (D-Watertown), the House Chair of the Committee on Health Care Financing. “Community hospitals operate on thin margins and with the constant possibility of closure. The bill passed by the House … limits unchecked growth of hospital chains, better suiting community hospitals to survive and ensuring continued competition in the health care market.” “The House took a major step in working to guarantee that every Massachusetts resident has access to quality, aff ordable health care by passing legislation that will protect community hospitals,” said Speaker of the House Ron Mariano (D-Quincy). “Community hospitals off er high-quality care to the most vulnerable patient populations at aff ordable rates. Our eff orts to control health care cost growth depends on their continued existence.” “Other states are beginning to roll back determination of need laws, because they negatively impact healthcare,” said Rep. Nick Boldyga (R-Southwick), the lone vote against the bill. “But here we are doing just the opposite. Protectionist policies like this one restrict competition, stifl e innovation and lower the quality of healthcare a patient receives all while ensuring costs remain high. We need more competition when it comes to healthcare, not less.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes INCREASE MENTAL HEALTH ACCESS (S 2572) Senate 39-0, approved and sent to the House legislation, known as the Mental Health Addressing Barriers to Care (ABC) Act that will make mental health care more accessible in the Bay State. “Today, the Massachusetts Senate took vital strides toward transforming mental health care in Massachusetts,” said Sen. Julian Cyr (D-Truro), House chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery. “By unanimously passing [this bill], we affi rm that mental health is just as essential as physical health and take a leap forward to ensure that all people in Massachusetts can access the mental health care they need and deserve.” “Massachusetts’ health care system should deliver affordable, high quality and accessible care to all of our residents—including mental health care,” said Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington), Senate chair of the Committee on Health Care Financing. “This bill recognizes that mental health care is just as important, valuable and worthy of treatment as physical health care. And begins to tackle our most pressing issues, such as expanding services to all corners of the commonwealth, enforcing existing parity laws and addressing the boarding crisis in our Emergency Departments that is impacting too many of our children and families.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill). Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes 988 MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINE (S 2572) Senate 38-0, approved an amendment that would require the state to designate at least one 988 crisis hotline center to provide crisis intervention services and crisis care coordination 24 hours per day, seven days a week for individuals accessing the federally designated 988 suicide prevention and behavioral health crisis hotline. “Over a year ago, the federal government created the 988 hotline,” said amendment sponsor Sen. Susan Moran (D-Falmouth). “The 988 hotline is a 3-digit phone number for Americans to call when in a mental health crisis. The line will be fully operational by July 2022. This is where states come in. Just because the phone line runs, doesn’t mean there will be services ready to respond when someone calls. It is our role to ensure that when people call the hotline, there is someone in the state that is ready and available to respond.” Moran noted that the hotline must also have the capability to serve a diverse set of populations and be able to serve individuals who are high-risk or have specialized needs because they have substance use disorder, other mental health conditions or developmental disabilities. “In addition, these crisis centers must be able to service a diverse range of people at different ages, races, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sexual identity and language spoken,” continued Moran. Moreover, to serve everyone in every place in the commonwealth, they must be able to provide crisis and outgoing services in a reasonable time in all areas of the commonwealth. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been 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 15-19, the House met for a total of 14 hours and 47 minutes while the Senate met for a total of eight hours. Mon. Nov. 15 House 11:06 a.m. to 1:29 p.m. Senate 11:15 a.m. to 11:41 a.m. Tues. Nov. 16 House 11:05 a.m. to 4:02 p.m. No Senate session Wed. Nov. 17 House 11:02 a.m. to 6:25 p.m. Senate 11:07 a.m. to 6:38 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 18 House 11:00 a.m. to 11:04 a.m. Senate 11:09 a.m. to 11:12 a.m. Fri. Nov. 19 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com          •   •   •         

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 Page 17 REAL ESTATE TRANSAC TIONS newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade BUYER1 Fahy, Ryan Medeiros, Vanda A GARDENS | FROM PAGE 12 – from Lynnhurst to Pleasant Hills, where she lived on Herbert Avenue. When I was a volunteer in the Saugus Ironworks garden a few years ago, sage was one of the more familiar plants visitors recognized, if not by its appearance, then certainly by its foliage. One day a visitor from Italy came by with his son and lingered by the sage plants, which were especially aromatic because I was weeding around them. He said it reminded him BUYER2 SELLER1 Margossian Ruth L Est Medeiros, Wesley E Vivenzio, Marianne K of his father, who drank sage tea every day for his health. The original meaning of the plant’s genus name, Salvia, means to save or heal, and it got that name because of its medicinal reputation. It is recognized today as an antioxidant and in traditional medicine had a wide variety of uses. Common sage usually has grayish green leaves, a color often described as “sage green.” Ornamental varieties with colorful foliage are less hardy, and I usually consider them annuals. The variety ‘purpurascens’ has purplish overtones in the foliage, and ‘tricolor’ has white and purple areas as well as green. Both of these are edible and have good fl avor, but you shouldn’t expect them to be back next year if they are growing outdoors in the garden. They can tolerate some frost, but our winters tend to get a little too cold once the ground is actually frozen. Oregano, marjoram and thyme are also hardy perennial herbs in our area. Several kinds of mint, though not so traditionally used in the turkey, also are a reliable perennial in our gardens. All of these are members of the mint family, Lamiaceae, as is the not-quite-hardy rosemary (Rosmarinus offi - cinalis). Rosemary can survive mild winters in Massachusetts, but generally people bring the SOUNDS| FROM PAGE 11 – Canned tuna, 5 oz. – Canned chicken, 10 oz. – Canned beans – Canned meals (i.e., soups, chili, SpaghettiOs, raviolis) – Fruit cups – Oatmeal packets – Cold cereal – Granola bars – Pasta – Pasta sauce (no glass) Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would SELLER2 Margossian, Barbara N 235 Lynn Fells Pkwy ADDRESS CITY DATE PRICE Saugus 05.11.2021 $475 000,00 Saugus 05.11.2021 $625 000,00 16 Laurel St plants indoors to overwinter. The variety ‘Arp’ shows more cold tolerance than the species usually does. Food may be the centerpiece of the table, but key to the enjoyment of the day is certainly gathering with loved ones if possible. Many people this year are braving all the challenges of traveling by plane, car, bus and train to be with family and friends again. Many of us may be recalling the words to Massachusetts poet and activist Lydia Maria Child’s poem “The New England Boys’ Song about Thanksgiving Day” even if we don’t necessarily recognize the poem’s name. Most of us just call it by its fi rst line, “Over the River and Through The Wood.” Best known in her day for her abolitionist and women’s rights activism, as well as like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. It’s been over fi ve and a half years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@ comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your DUTY | FROM PAGE 2 Firefighter Kenneth Letourneau, Firefi ghter Paul Medeiros and Firefi ghter Manuel Mota, Jr. • Saugus – Captain Chris Vinard, Firefi ghter Sean Bohannon and Firefi ghter Greg Cinelli • Somerville – Deputy Chief Michael Anzalone, Lieutenant her books on domestic advice, she fi rst published this poem in 1842 in volume 2 of “Flowers for Children.” Her home in Medford has been preserved by Tufts University. Hopefully, we will all be appreciating and enjoying our views of the river and the woods as we go over and through them to our celebrations! 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” shortly after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was inspired after seeing so many people taking up walking. idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15- to 20-minute interview over a hot drink at a local coff ee shop. And I’ll buy the coff ee or tea. Or, if you prefer to continue practicing social distancing and be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation recovers from the Coronavirus crisis. If it’s a nice day, my preferred site for a coffee and interview would be the picnic area of the Saugus Iron Works. Thomas Bellini, Lieutenant Danielle O’Hearn, Firefighter Christopher Carroll, Firefi ghter Charles Conway, Firefi ghter Ryan M. Epps, Firefi ghter Douglas Henry, Firefi ghter Alex Massiah, Firefi ghter John O’Connor and Firefi ghter Mark Wall • Springfield – Firefighter Jonathan Shea and Firefi ghter George Vasquez Norman Knight Award for Excellence in Community Service • New Bedford Firefighter Bryce Fortes Stephen D. Coan Fire Marshal Award • Department of Fire Services Public Information Offi cer (Retired) Jennifer Mieth


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