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Saugus Boy Scout Troop 62 looks forward to honoring two of its most veteran members with scouting’s highest rank this summer

FUTURE EAGLE: Philip G. Duffy III, left, is one of two new Eagle Scouts whom Saugus Boy Scout Troop 62 expects to honor this year. With him last week at Camp Nihan is Troop 62 Scoutmaster John Kane, himself a recipient of the Eagle rank, scouting’s highest honor. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler)

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n 21 years as scoutmaster of Saugus Boy Scout Troop 62, John Kane says he’s had a dozen of his members achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. By the end of the summer or early fall, Kane – himself an Eagle badge recipient when he was a teen

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growing up in town – said he expects to have at least two more of his boys earn scouting’s highest honor. “Only about four percent of all of the kids who join scouting become Eagles,” Kane said in an interview last week as he relaxed at Camp Nihan. Members of Boy Scout Troop 62 and Cub Scout

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Pack 62 were enjoying a cookout and awards night. “When you earn the Eagle Scout award, you definitely earn it – especially in our troop,” Kane said. “The last Eagle Scout I had was in 2014, so to have two in one year – that’s pretty special. And I’m very proud of these two kids and what they have accomplished,” he said. Kane, who earned his Eagle badge in 1992, was referring to future Eagles: • Joshua Francis Whiting, 18, who will receive his award at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor set for 2 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, July 8) at Cliftondale Congregational Church (50 Essex St., Saugus). • Philip G. Duffy III, 17, only has to earn one more merit badge and pass his Eagle Scout Board of Review – final requirements that he expects to complete this month – before his 18th birthday (July 13). There have been 27 Eagles during the 49-year history of Troop 62, according to a list provided by Kane. “I and … two of my three brothers made Eagle. The one who didn’t, made life [the rank before Eagle]. So, for me and the rest of our troop, this is special,” he said. Kane lauded both scouts for completing “outstanding”

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Last day on the job Popular Library Director Brian Hodgdon resigns, effective today, to accept Salem position; search for replacement underway

A FUN JOB WHILE IT LASTED: Saugus Public Library Director Brian Hodgdon looks back on a night last December – when he dressed up as a conductor to give children their tickets for “The Polar Express” – as a fun night in his short career in Saugus, which ends today. Hodgdon recently resigned after about 14 months to accept an assistant library director’s job at the Salem Public Library. Here he welcomes four-year-old Tyler Pereira, one of about 50 children at the special holiday story time that focused on a magical train ride to the North Pole. (Saugus Advocate file photo by Mark E. Vogler)

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he Saugus Public Library will have to find somebody else to dress up as a conductor for “The Polar Express” when it holds its holiday story time for kids in December. Brian Hodgdon – the library’s popular director – won’t be around to play that role. Today was scheduled as his last day of work after just 14 months on the job. Hodgdon, 36, of Salem, has resigned to accept a position as assistant library director at the Salem Public Library. He will begin that job on July 17. “I’m looking forward to working closer to home!” Hodgdon told The Saugus Advocate this

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Eagle Scout service projects, which were part of the requirements they needed to complete along with earning 21 merit badges. Eagle Scouts are part of a proud legacy of a troop that will observe the 50th year of its current charter next February, according to Kane. “Our troop takes earning the rank of Eagle Scout very seriously. Scouts that earn their rank with us truly deserve it – and in my opinion, they are the best of the best,” Kane said. “When I earned my Eagle Scout, I worked very hard for it, and my former scoutmaster Robert Glassett, who is also on the list, earned his as well and always pushed to have us be the best of the best,” Kane said. “Ken Barnes, one of my former scoutmasters, is still calling me, asking how the troop is

doing. And although he is now in his 80s, he still cares about the troop. Ken Barnes was the one I took over scoutmaster from 21 years ago,” he said. Enhancing the “Rail Trail” Whiting, a recent Saugus High School graduate, led a group of fellow scouts and friends on his service project – routing mileage points and signs, the installation of town signage and cleanup along the 2.5-mile Saugus segment of the Northern Strand Community Trail. “We put up 14 markers – one for every two-tenths of a mile,” said Whiting, who plans to attend Emerson College in the fall, where he will concentrate his study on Theatre and Performing Arts. There were also posts set up to mark every mile within the Saugus part of the “Rail-Trail,”

AN EAGLE TO BE HONORED: Future Eagle Scout Joshua Francis Whiting, right, enjoyed a cookout last week for members of Saugus Boy Scout Troop 62 and Cub Scout Pack 62 at Camp Nihan. With Whiting is longtime Troop 62 Scoutmaster John Kane, a past recipient of scouting’s highest honor. A Court of Honor is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, July 8) at Cliftondale Congregational Church (50 Essex St., Saugus) to honor the new Eagle Scout.

a continuous 7.5-mile stretch through Everett, Malden, Revere and Saugus. The trail, spearheaded by Bike to the Sea, Inc., has been under development since 1993. By setting up the signs, Whiting and the other volunteers contributed to the betterment of public safety, according to his scoutmaster. “In case there is an emergency along the trail, it gives the police and fire departments a specific location of where they need to go,” Kane said. The new Berry Tavern sits on the same site as the tavern in 1748. The goal, as it was in earlier years, to provide an atmosphere of hospitality, fine food and good cheer.

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“This was a well-coordinated project. He [Whiting] had to meet with Dig Safe people to locate underground hazards so they were able to place the signs safely. There is a high pressure gas line along the trail,” the scoutmaster said.

Whiting credited his mother for suggesting the idea for his project several years ago. “I originally turned it down because I didn’t think it was that good,” Whiting said. “But,


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ince being chartered nearly five decades ago, the Eagle Scout badge has been pinned on 27 members of Saugus Boy Scout Troop 62. Two more will join the recipients of scouting’s highest honor this year. – One of them, Joshua Francis Whiting, 18, will receive his award at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor set for 2 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, July 8) at Cliftondale Congregational Church (50 Essex St., Saugus). – Philip G. Duffy III, 17, who only has to earn one more merit badge and pass his Eagle Scout Board of Review – final requirements that he expects to complete this month – before his 18th birthday (July 13). Here is a list of the troop’s past Eagle Scouts: Robert Glassett–1974 Mark Curran–1982 John Marie–1983

Chris James–1984 Kevin Parsons–1984 Al Deflumeri–1985 Dan Panico–1986 Jeff Deharo–1989 Alan Panico–1989 Rick Salvo–1990 Chris Laird–1990 Tim Walsh–1991 John Kane Jr.–1992 Jason Baker–1993 Robert Kane–1995 Matt Kane–2002 Chris Davola–2002 Alex Manoogian–2004 Alex Hanson–2004 Ryan Dever–2005 Mike Griffin–2007 James Hanson–2010 Michael Furbush–2012 Alex Bartolo–2013 Rob Craig–2013 Mark Panetta–2014 Mike Maillet–2014 (Editor’s Note: List provided by Saugus Boy Scout Troop 62)

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Camp Nihan cookout honors Boy Scout and Cub Scout achievements


embers of Saugus Boy Scout Troop 62 and Cub Scout Pack 62 received achievement badges and ranks during an awards ceremony held last week at Camp Nihan. Members of the two units, along with their families, enjoyed a cookout at the camp before thunder showers forced the award ceremony inside one of the cabins. Boy Scouts Troop 62 Awards Ryan Dennison and David Langer both earned their “Scout” Rank. Carl Finnie earned his 2nd Class Rank. Nick Finnie earned his 1st Class Rank. Andrew Barry earned his Star Rank. Philip Duffy earned several Merit Badges (Family Life, Emergency Preparedness, Salesmanship and Citizenship in the Nation). Joshua Whiting earned his Eagle Scout Rank. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor is set for 2 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, July 8) at Cliftondale Congregational Church (50 Essex St., Saugus). Cub Scout Pack 62 Awards Bobcat Rank Badge: Hendrix Louisne. (The Bobcat is



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EXPECTATIONS | from page 2 I wound up doing it and it wound up being a project that I’m very proud of.” Sachem Signworks, Inc. provided four of the signs and the rest were donated by the town’s Department of Public Works, according to Whiting. Whiting said he hopes his college education leads to a career as an actor. He also has an interest in writing, he said.

Duffy’s Eagle service project involved his troop collaborating with the GE Lynn Veterans Council to collect supplies – certain foods and snacks, personal hygiene products and miscellaneous items – for American troops overseas. Kane suggested the idea and it turned out to be “a great project,” according to Duffy. “We collected over 3,000 pounds of stuff … Water balloons was one the funniest items Helping our servicemen and on that list,” Duffy said. women Duffy circulated a flyer that

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Trustees about five weeks ago that he was leaving, according to the board’s chair, Debra Dion-Faust. “Brian said to us that he couldn’t turn it down – that he had a chance of advancing to a directorship. The staff [of the Salem Public Libraries] is three times what it is here,” Dion-Faust said in an interview this week. “He does live in Salem. He’ll be making as much money and he can walk to work. To lose the commute and cost of fuel is no small thing … We’re aware that Saugus is a community that doesn’t pay a lot for a library director,” she said. The library director’s salary in the budget approved at the

Annual Town Meeting for the 2018 fiscal year that began July 1 is close to $66,000. Hodgdon wouldn’t elaborate on his decision to accept the position at the Salem Public Library, other than the short commute from his house and the fact that he applied to the City of Salem before Saugus hired him. “A very good library director” Dion-Faust declared that the town got more than its money’s worth for what it paid Hodgdon to run the library operations. “He’s been a very good library director. It took us a year to find somebody we thought was a viable can-

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dates are qualified or soon to be qualified. The interviewing process has already begun, with one of the candidates scheduled to be interviewed yesterday afternoon and another one scheduled to meet with trustees this morning. The board has the option of selecting from those two Massachusetts candidates or of opening up the field to other candidates. In that case, two candidates from Connecticut might be invited to interviews later this month, Dion-Faust said. It all depends what the trustees decide and how far they want to go in their candidates search, she said. “We could fill the position before the fall. That’s a realistic hope. We’ll know better after we interview the first two candidates,” Dion-Faust said. Of the seven candidates who have applied so far, two probably couldn’t be hired because of the lack of qualifications, she said. Hodgdon is a native of Brattleboro, Vt. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont (2003) and his Masters in Library Science degree from Simmons College (2010). Before coming to Saugus, he worked Interviews began this as the reference librarian at week the Public Library of BrookAt least four of the candi- line, Mass. (2012-2016). Prior

to that, he worked as director of the Windsor Public Library in Windsor, Vt. (2011-12). “Hopefully, the year he had with us has increased his skill set as well as his resume … People are pleased for him. It’s going to make his life easier. But it’s tough for Saugus to lose him … We got luckier than we had any right to be on what we expected when we hired him. He was good for the library. We’re sorry to lose him and we wish him well,” Dion-Faust said. The New Friends of Saugus Public Library held a reception in the Community Room of the library Wednesday. “It was a nice way of letting him know they care about him as a person,” Dion-Faust said. Accomplishments cited Dion-Faust said the best things to happen during Hodgdon’s time here as library director was the makeover of the library’s website. “The library website has been updated and [is] one of the best ones around,” Dion-Faust said. Among the other accomplishments she cited: • Library usage of books and media increased over the previous year. • Hodgdon turned out to be “very organized,” including his development of an em-



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ployee schedule that worked well for the library. • He was able to budget “very well,” making use of money from the state library board. And he also got help from the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library and

the Foundation for the Saugus Public Library. • Replacing all of the computers in the library for the public and the staff computers. In addition, several technological aids were added to improve the library expe-

rience. • Getting the air conditioning system fixed. • Developing a “non-intrusive security system” that was effective and cost-efficient. “He opted not to have many cameras. Instead, he had rounded mirrors and four cameras installed at four dif-

ferent doors.” • Helping to build good morale among library staff. “He worked the desk when there was a need to work the desk and he did it with a smile.” Hodgdon cited similar accomplishments, but suggested it was “a team effort.” “We took some good steps forward technology-

Page 5 wise, getting the new website up and running and replacing all of the computers,” Hodgdon said. “It was a short tenure, but we got a lot done. The place is in good shape for the new leaders. We couldn’t do it without the two groups,” he said, referring to the support of the Friends and the Foundation.

EXPECTATIONS | from page 3 was titled “Can you help our active troops? Our troops need more supplies,” which listed about 90 specific items that people could donate. “We had an entire gym filled up at the Cliftondale Congregational Church … This was a massive and well-coordinated project that definitely was a great cause. It showed Saugus really cares about its military people overseas. This one definitely benefited the community,” Kane said. Duffy’s project went so well that he ended up going back to pick up additional donations of supplies. He also requested help from Boy Scout Troop 88 in Peabody in the collection of supplies, Kane noted. A member of the GE Lynn Veterans Council was so grateful for Duffy’s efforts and the project’s success that he gave the scout a “GE Challenge Coin” as a token of his appreciation. Duffy, who graduated from Granite State Arts Academy in Salem, N.H., said he plans to go to Manchester (N.H.) Community College in the fall to study graphic design.

becoming an Eagle means for him. “It gave me a lot of skills that I wouldn’t otherwise have … And it made me become every bit of the leader that I am today,” Whiting said. The efforts of Whiting and Duffy serve as an inspiration to some of the gung ho Cub Scouts of Pack 62. “I’m going to become an Eagle one day,” declared Jake D’Eon, 10, one of the ambitious Cub Scouts that showed up to Camp Nihan on Tuesday night. Jake is getting plenty of encouragement from his mother – Saugus Selectman Jennifer D’Eon, who is also one of the pack’s adult leaders.

Skills of a lifetime Both Whiting and Duffy call their scouting experience – particularly their respective pursuits of the Eagle rank – career-defining as they ponder their futures. “Working toward Eagle has definitely helped me with my leadership skills … It helped me learn a lot of skills that will help me the rest of my life,” Duffy said. Whiting noted similar benefits, as he looked back on what

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An interview with Brandon and Miryam Allison, a Texas couple who consider TrueVine Church their purpose for settling in Saugus Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we sat down with Brandon and Miryam Allison, natives of Odessa, Texas – home of the Permian High School Panthers, the subject of the 2004 movie “Friday Night Lights” and the 1990 book on which the film was based. They both graduated from Permian High School. They are also the leaders of TrueVine Church, which they initially founded in Revere and then moved to Saugus in September 2014. In January of last year, the church formed the group called Saugus Community Events,

which holds free events monthly in Saugus. Brandon, 31, is lead teaching pastor of the church. He received his B.A. in Math and Kinesiology from the University of Texas at the Permian Basin (2008) and his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2011) and is currently working on his Ph.D. in biblical studies. Miryam, 30, is in charge of the Kids & Women’s Ministry at the church. She received her B.A. in Special Education/Child and Family Studies from the University of

Texas at the Permian Basin (2009). She has worked as a special education teacher. She coaches gymnastics at the Saugus YMCA. The couple married in 2008 and have a three-year-old daughter, Charis. Last December they bought a ranch-style house on Main Street. TrueVine Church holds Sunday (11:30 a.m.) services in St. John’s Episcopal Church (8 Prospect St., Saugus). Some highlights of this week’s interview follow. Q: Okay, Brandon and Miryam.


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PLANTING ROOTS: Brandon and Miryam Allison, with their three-year-old daughter, Charis, in an interview this week. The West Texas natives moved TrueVine Church from Revere to Saugus three years ago. This year they decided to move to Saugus, into a home they bought last December. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)

How does a couple from Texas – that hails from West Texas – wind up in Saugus, Massachusetts? Brandon: We just wanted to come here. We ended up helping another church in the beginning, then we just wanted to be a part of a community and building community, and through that church we ended up just having a desire to start a church and just spread the love of Jesus. Q: And you are both from Odessa, Texas, home of the Permian Panthers – home of the “Friday Night Lights”? Miryam: Yes sir! Q: The high school football team that became famous because of the book, the movie and the TV series? Miryam: Yes. We went to all of the games. Everyone does. Q: You played football on that team? Brandon: I did. I played football. I was an outside linebacker. Q: And you played the year that that movie (“Friday Night Lights”) came out? Brandon: Yes, my senior year was the year that the movie was filmed. Q: So, that must be a great conversation piece when the movie is on and you’re in some friend’s house. Brandon: Yes! Absolutely. Q: Were you a cheerleader there? Miryam: I didn’t cheerlead in high school. I did gymnastics in high school. I was a cheerleader for the college in Odessa, though. Q: Is this your first church? Brandon: First church here? We helped start a church in Revere. And once we moved here, we started the church in our home. Q: How many years now in Saugus?

Brandon: The church has been in Saugus … In September, it will be three years. Q: Okay. You have lived in Saugus for how long? Brandon: We have lived in Saugus since January of this year, after we bought a house. Q: Okay. Why Saugus? You started the church before you moved to town. Right? Brandon: That’s correct. And, honestly, we just love the town. We love being in it. We were traveling from Revere almost every day to Saugus. We just fell in love with the town and we fell in love with the people. And this is where we wanted to be and this is where we are going to be for a long time. Q: So, when you moved from Texas, you landed in Revere first. Miryam: Yes, but we were helping a church that was in Saugus – Celebration Church. That’s the church we helped the first year. They are in Charlestown now. Q: Okay. So what brought you to Massachusetts from West Texas? Brandon: We started at the Seminarian (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Tex.) in 2011, and we just started praying where God was leading us, and we ended up meeting a pastor in this area. And that was at Celebration Church. And from there, God just started to give us a love and passion for this area – for the people – and we knew that this was where we wanted to be before we moved. Q: Now, will you eventually build a church in Saugus? Or will you continue to use St. John’s Episcopal Church? Brandon: We don’t have any


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ASKS | from page 6 plans right now to do that [build their own church]. You know, anything can happen. But, right now, we’re just enjoying being a part of the community. Q: Now, how did Saugus Community Events evolve? Brandon: We just wanted to provide the community free activities – free things to do, really, for kids and families – to kind of build community in the town. We just want to be a part of that. With Saugus Community Events, there’s no teaching of the Bible. There’s none of those things. It’s just solely for the town – to be able to come together for a free event – for children and families to enjoy. Q: So, how long has Saugus Community Events been going on? Brandon: Since January of 2016. Miryam: It’s been a huge thing for our church to connect with families that maybe wouldn’t come to church at this point. But they can come to a community event and get to know a lot of people that way. I love it. Q: And, every month, you hold some event for free? Miryam: Yes. Every single month, we have at least one free event.

Q: So, I guess you work closely with Park & Rec? Miryam: We do. We work closely with Youth and Rec. They’ve been a huge help to us. Q: How so? Brandon: They’ve just been a blessing. They have just kind of helped us to know some more about the town. If we have some questions about the town, we usually go there. And they have always been so helpful. They’ve been incredible. Q: What’s been the biggest event that you have had to date? Miryam: Like most people? Probably Rollerworld – renting out Rollerworld and having the community come for free – that one was really big. Q: What, about 150 people? Brandon: It was about 150. Yes. And then right after Rollerworld, we invited them to come back to the church for pizza and a movie, and I think we had 85 to 90 at the church for pizza and a movie. Q: Now, did you do the Fourth of July party for last year? Brandon: We did not. This is the first year [free July 4 party]. Miryam: We’re excited about that. It’s going to be a lot of fun. Q: So, you hope to get 200 people to show up? Miryam: I’d love that. We’re ready! Brandon: That would be awesome. We’ll do whatever

we need to do to accommodate them with food and everything else. Q: Other than your Fourth of July outing, nothing much is really going on in town that’s open to all town residents. Miryam: Yes. Not that I know of. Brandon: We just wanted to offer something fun for people. Q: Do people ask you a lot of questions about where you come from? Brandon: Just “Why Saugus from Texas”–type of questions. Q: I guess you got the same questions in Revere. Brandon: Oh, absolutely. Q: Now, once they find out you are from Odessa, Texas, does the question come up about“Friday Night Lights”? Miryam: Sometimes, but not many people ask about that. Brandon: Not usually. Q: But I would think with a lot of sports people in town, the question would come up and be a good conversation piece. Miryam: Yes, sometimes it is, for sure. Q: How many people are associated with the Saugus Community Events? Miryam: Like, volunteers who are helping us, or people from the community who come to the events? Q: Both. Brandon: Volunteers from

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the church: We usually have to each event, but it usually deanywhere from seven to 12 pends upon the event and what who serve Saugus Commu- we’re doing. nity Events. In the communiQ: You usually get about 50 to ty, a lot of times we will have the same families who come



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goal of this event is to have the community come together to honor our veterans and active military. All veterans and active military are invited to attend. They will be our special guests and will be presented with Challenge Coins and be treated to food and drink. We very much

appreciate Wheelabrator’s sponsorship and the many Saugus and out of town restaurants and businesses who have agreed to make donations of food. We also appreciate the support of the Saugus Veterans Council. We’ve


Veterans Assisting Veterans President, Dennis Moschella wins prestigious veteran award


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Miryam: You can usually bank on about that much, don’t you think, Brandon? 60 people attending these free Brandon: It usually depends events? on the event, because we’ve had other events when there have been significantly smaller turnouts than 50 people. But, for the most part, I would say we usually have around 50 people. Miryam: We could have 90. We never know what to expect, but we’re ready for them! Q: And your congregation is about 45 to 50 people? Brandon: Yes. That’s correct. Q: So, it’s been growing since you got started? Miryam: Oh yeah. It started with just our family. Brandon: We started out of our home and it’s kind of grown from there. Even last year, we were around 20 to 25 people, and (around) this year, 45 to 50 people. Q: So, your denomination is Southern Baptist? Brandon: It’s also called Great

Commission Baptist. Q: So, you both spent a lot of time in Saugus before you moved to Saugus? Miryam: Oh yes. I worked at the Y … and the SAL [Saugus Athletic League] events, and we were hanging out at the Youth and Rec and trying to help them out – and just being encouraged by them – they have been a huge encouragement. Q: So, what has made the deepest impression on you regarding Saugus? Miryam: The people. The people are awesome. I love them. Brandon: Yes, we love the town. We’ve loved the leadership of the town. And she [threeyear-old Charis, their daughter] is going to be going to school in the town now, probably starting in a couple of years. So, yeah, just the people that we’ve come in contact with – they have been great.


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APPRECIATION | from page 8 slightly changed the times to accommodate all we want to do. We think this will be a fun, community event and encourage all to attend.” A Commemorative Ceremony will take place on the baseball field starting at 11 a.m. Parachutists and the landing and display of a Massachusetts National Guard Army Blackhawk helicopter will highlight the ceremony. The honored guest will be Captain Richard Kent, a Purple Heart recipient who served in Afghanistan. Invited to participate in the ceremony are federal, state and local officials, military officials, the clergy, singers and many more. A torch-lighting, a balloon release and music will be part of the ceremony. Free American flags will be distributed to everyone. Following the ceremony the U.S. Navy Band will present a concert. This will be followed by a baseball game played between Army (West Point) and an as yet to be determined, opponent. The Annual Saugus Alum-

gus Veterans Council. In addition to the Navy Band, all-day entertainment will be performed by Tom Rosa and Company, The Senior Tones, and Beat ConnXtionz Dance Company. A moon bounce and costumed characters will provide entertainment for the children. Booths, raffles and lots of food and drinks round out Barry Nolan, former co-host the event. of Evening Magazine and host of Hard Copy, will be master of ceremonies and host of the Veterans/Military Appreciation Day at World Series Park in Saugus on September 16

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“Smash and go crime” Police continue to investigate vandals’ attack on Saugus High School that left more than two dozen broken windows last Friday By Mark E. Vogler


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clear enough to make an identification. “It appeared two suspects arrived at the window at around 2:31 a.m.,” Saugus TV Executive Director Bryan Nadeau said in an interview this week. “This was just a ‘smash and go’ crime. They didn’t go all the way into the building. And my alarm didn’t go off,” Nadeau said. Town workers spent much

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‘He is dangerous’ Judge orders juvenile suspect in Square One Mall gun theft confined to home By Mark E. Vogler


Lynn Distr ic t Cour t judge has determined an Everett teen linked to last month’s gun theft at Square One Mall in Saugus as “dangerous.” “He was found dangerous and ordered confined to his home with GPS monitoring bracelet,” said Carrie Kimball Monahan, Director of Communications for the Essex District Attorney’s Office. Police have not identified the 16-year-old suspect because he is a juvenile. However, the name of the suspect involved could become public. “There is a possibility that he could be indicted as a youthful offender, which would make him subject to ‘adult’ sentencing … That is separate from the dangerous finding and has to do with

the nature of his offense,” Kimball Monahan said. The youth was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony; with wanton destruction of property of over $250; with larceny of a firearm; with carrying a firearm without a license; and with possession of ammunition without an FID card in connection with the June 19 incident. Saugus Police received a burglar alarm for Dick’s Sporting Goods at about 4:20 a.m. that day. An officer arrived quickly and observed a smashed window and evidence of a break-in. He soon observed a male suspect in possession of a long gun, Saugus Police said. The officer requested backup, and a mutual aid system was activated under the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, also

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Theatre, Music and More Children’s Theatre preform a Summer 50’s, 60’s & Grease Revue

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the dirt bike was unregistered and the driver – Benjamin Fagundo – did not possess a motorcycle license. The crash occurred at the intersection of Jefferson and Newcomb Avenues at about 8:19 p.m., according to Saugus police. After arriving at the accident scene, officers determined that the dirt bike had collided with a Nissan Pathfinder. Fagundo was transported to an area hospital and later pronounced dead. The Pathfinder had three occupants, including two young children who were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Pathfinder was not hurt. Saugus police are continuing their investigation, joined by the state police accident reconstruction unit. (Editor ’s note: This story was compiled from police reports.)

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Saugus High Baseball Banquet at Breakaway

Freshman Pitcher of the year Jason Casaletto with Coach Lewis.

Freshman Hitter of the year Zachary Kesblu with Coach Lewis. Head coach Joe Lewis.

JV Hitter of the Year CJ Graffeo with Coach Lewis.

Varsity Unsung Hero Mike Mabee, Jr. with Coach Lewis.

Varsity Pitcher of the year Justin Horvarth with Coach Lewis.

Varsity Leadership Award winners Nick Ferrari (left) and Jimmy Alcott (right) with Coach Lewis.

Varsity Most Competitive Pat MacDonald (left) and Steve Ruggierio (right) with Coach Lewis.

Varsity Coaches Award winner Kyle Wood with Coach Lewis.

Varsity Hitter of the Year Nick Dascoli with Coach Lewis.

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mendation to the local court if police catch the suspected vandals and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes them. “If they’re ever caught, I really hope the court will sentence them to 20 to 30 hours of community service and also reimburse the town By Mark Vogler for the damages,” Grabowski said. Good idea. But I would add a couple of more zeroes to the numere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about ber of hours for mandatory court-imposed public service. How this week in Saugus. about a few hundred to a thousand or more hours?



The Ninety Nine celebrates Sachem football Some big doings are in the works for this coming Thursday (July 13) at The Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub located at 181 Broadway, Route 1 in Saugus. A salute to Sachem pride will be part of “The Grand Re-Opening Celebration” that will begin at 5 p.m., according to company press releases that were burning up my email this week. “As part of the Grand Re-Opening celebration, the Ninety Nine will host a ribbon cutting ceremony, and offer prizes for guests as they enjoy appetizer sampling. In addition to the festivities, $1,000 will be donated to the Saugus High School Football Parents Association.” “We’re proud Ninety Nine Restaurants is passionate about the community in which we operate,” said Joanie Baldassari, General Managing Partner of the Saugus Ninety Nine. “As we celebrate our Grand Re-Opening here in Saugus, we’re thrilled to share a donation with the Saugus High School Football Parents Association. We look forward to continuing to support this organization and with the help of our guests and team members and know this will be a fun and successful Grand Re-Opening event.” Keep in mind that the Ninety Nine will be closed for renovations Monday (July 10) through Wednesday (July 12), then it will re-open on Thursday (July 13) at 4:00 p.m. – an hour before the Grand ReOpening Event. “The exterior and interior will feature vibrant new colors, and the interior will have new flooring and carpeting, and décor that highlights the Saugus community,” according to the press release. “The popular bar area will undergo an even more extensive renovation which will include expanding the ceiling height, additional seating, new barstools, and a brand new mahogany wooden bar top. All of the bar updates will compliment brand new flat screen televisions perfect for watching the game and creating an even more energetic and lively atmosphere for guests.” So how is the restaurant going to capture the essence of Saugus? “At this time it’s To Be Announced as to what exact Saugus sports memorabilia and photos will be included, but many of the photos will document the Saugus sports teams,” spokesperson Jillian Kuzyk wrote in her email to me. Well, I’m sure there are enough rabid sports fans in town who can set these people straight as to what needs to be done to captivate Sachem pride at a local Ninety Nine. No vacation for School Committee Saugus Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr. – along with the entire School Committee – have got be relaxing on this Fourth of July holiday week for very good reason – the end of their hard work in campaigning for a resounding victory in the recent Special Election that will pave the way for a new Saugus Middle-High School at the site of the current Saugus High. But, just don’t take off the entire month, veteran School Committee Member Arthur Grabowski said, highlighting some special advice on how to prepare for a very important evaluation that needs to be done this month. July 1 not only marked the beginning of the 2018 fiscal year. It was also the one-year anniversary of DeRuosi’s start as the school district’s chief. And his contract does call for an evaluation by the end of the month. “This is not only contractual – but this is a regulation,” Grabowski said yesterday. “Every member has to do an evaluation. We have to set new goals, too,” he said. “The worst,” indeed Saugus Police are telling us that last Friday’s window vandalism may have been the worst experienced by Saugus High School in recent memory. Veteran School Committee Member Arthur Grabowski said he believes that’s so. “I can’t remember the last time we endured something this bad,” Grabowski said. “We may have had one or two windows broken out at the elementary schools. But I can’t recall anything like this. This is just ridiculous that somebody would do something like this.” “To me, this just reinforces that people need to be more vigilant. And I’d like to see the police get more aggressive. I’m not blaming them, but there are some things we can do [to protect the town from similar acts],” he said. Grabowski said he would like to see vehicles that are parked late at night near school buildings towed. Grabowski also has a recom-

One-day delay in trash/recycling pickup The Town of Saugus has announced that trash and recycling collection will run on a one-day delay through tomorrow (Saturday, July 8), due to the observance of the Fourth of July. JRM did not pickup waste on Tuesday (July 4), due to the holiday. Services resumed on a one-day delay from Wednesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 8. Residents whose collection day falls on Tuesday through Friday should leave trash and/or recycling out the morning after your regularly scheduled collection day. The Town of Saugus would like to thank everyone for their cooperation. Please contact Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. Coming attractions at Saugus Public Library. Here are some final words from Saugus Public Library Director Brian Hodgdon – whose last day is today (Friday, July 7) – on some interesting events that will be happening this month.

ber. The ceremony will include burial of the time capsule created during the 2015 anniversary celebration. The brochure describes Round Hill as “Part of a highly significant Native American Cluster,” noting that Native Americans gathered stone from the ledge of jasper at the foot of Round Hill for tools. “As we near the realization of this collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups, we look forward to a site where the general public will be able to visit, attend events and share in the proud history of Round Hill,” the brochure noted. “The area’s extensive history, culture and natural resources will be preserved for future generations. The results of this partnership will be an amazing picture of our past being created in-situ through the preservation of the Round Hill Historic Site,” it continued. Anyone can become “A Friend of Round Hill” by making a donation to the Saugus Historical Commission ℅ Round Hill Project, 298 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906.

The Lexington Minutemen are coming to the Saugus Iron Works! Wednesday, July 12, 2 to 3:30 p.m. “Join us for demonstrations by the Salem Trayned Band and the Lexington Minutemen to support the Saugus Summer Reading Program theme: Massachusetts history and the American Revolution,” Hodgdon said. “There will also be Colonial dress up clothes and ice cream for the Teen TV Summer kids! Made possible by a generous donation from the New Friends Workshop of the Saugus Public Library and the Big Y. Check www.sauguspubThis just in from Michelle for any changes due to rain.” dar, production manager at Saugus Community Television Inc.’s Mad Science® of Greater Boston is returning to the Stop-Motion Animation WorkSaugus Public Library! shop. “Did you hear the news?” Thursday, July 13, 3 to 4 p.m. Madar wrote in an email we re“This spellbinding show illustrates the principles of air pressure. ceived last week. Children will learn how the forces at work affect the world around “Saugus TV won an Award for us. The Mad Scientist will make a hot air balloon out of a dry clean- a 2-minute Stop-Motion Animaing bag, and the children will also get the chance to watch a hov- tion Promo. Want to know how ercraft in action!” we did it? Here is your chance to find out how, AND to make one Get ready for the Toe Jam Puppet Band! for yourself!” Thursday, July 20, 2 to 3 p.m., ages three and up Saugus TV is offering a two“We are so excited to host these amazing performers! Their shows week workshop for Grades 8-12 are very active. They get everyone to sing and dance along … orig- (2017 Grads welcome) where inal songs, shadow puppets, storytelling and plain-old good fun!” you will learn the major stopThe New Friends of the Saugus Public Library have generously motion techniques, the basics sponsored this program. of editing the video with Final Cut X and a brief history of StopTend the Children’s Garden with Youth and Nature! Motion. This workshop will meet Every Tuesday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 10; Tuesday, July “Join the fun as we plant, care for, and taste garden treats. We 11; Wednesday, July 12; Mongrow flowers, herbs, vegetables, a pizza garden and a fairy gar- day, July 17; Tuesday, July 18 and den too! Every week we do a fun project with tastings, crafts, and Wednesday, July 19 from 2 to 5 storytime.” p.m. It is free to all Saugus teens. “We will also be hosting a Candidate’s views are welcome viewing party on Friday July 21 Speaking of a willingness to talk about the issues, we’re going to for friends and family to view hear a lot more from potential candidates as the summer moves the final production,”Madar said. on. Another local election campaign is creeping up. Nomination Space is limited, so regispapers won’t be available at the Town Clerk’s Office until July 24. ter with Michelle Madar at But we’ve already had two potential challengers surface in the se- by tolectmen’s race. day (Friday, July 7). The Saugus Advocate welcomes campaign announcements from candidates seeking public office in the fall elections. Email me a let- Let’s hear it! ter stating your interest and qualifications for the position you are Got an idea, passing thought seeking, and we’ll be glad to publish it along with a photo. or gripe you would like to share It should be interesting to see whether the overwhelming sup- with The Saugus Advocate? I’m port by voters on the school building project will give incumbents always interested in your feedon the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee a tide to ride back. It’s been 16 months since right into the November general election. I began work at The Saugus AdStay tuned. vocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for Historical happenings on Round Hill possible stories or good candiThe Saugus Historical Commission has set out an informative dates for “The Advocate Asks” pamphlet at Town Hall, reporting the progress of the Round Hill interview of the week. Feel free Historic Site, which sits behind the Public Safety Building on Ham- to email me at mvoge@comilton Street. A formal dedication of the site is expected in Septem-

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Congratulations, Boccelli family!

Central Storage recently held their grand reopening and ribbon-cutting with a great turnout to celebrate with Steve and his family. Everyone enjoyed the delicious smoked baby back ribs, steak tips, wings and wood-fired pizza that were all cooked on site. Pictured from left to right are Joe Boccelli, Janet Boccelli, Steve Boccelli, Saugus Chamber Chairwoman Denise Selden, Al Santosuosso, State Rep. Donald Wong and Julie Florentino Mitchell. (Photo Courtesy of Saugus Chamber of Commerce)

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Rotary Club installs Tom Carroll as president

TRANSFER OF ROTARIAN POWER: Newly installed Saugus Rotary Club President Tom Carroll, left, accepts the gavel from the group’s outgoing President Dan Pranka last week at The Continental Restaurant. Carroll is principal of Community Development Solutions, a company providing community outreach. He works with Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. in Saugus on community relations initiatives. Previously, he worked as outreach director at Jay Cashman, Inc., working on projects such as the Big Dig, Greenbush rail line and Deer Island treatment plant project. Carroll, a former Melrose resident and Melrose Youth Hockey coach, currently lives in Quincy. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate)

The Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub in Saugus gets a fresh, new look SHS Football Parents Association to receive donation during Grand Reopening celebration on July 13 he Ninety Nine RestauThe Ninety Nine is a friendrant & Pub located at 181 ly, comfortable place to gather Broadway (Route 1) in Sau- and enjoy great American food gus, Mass., will celebrate its and drink at a terrific price, and Grand Reopening on Thurs- the new look of the restaurant day, July 13, after undergoing will pay homage to the brand’s a revitalization of the restau- heritage while also showcasrant’s décor and amenities. ing updated and modern ameThe restaurant will be closed nities. In order to evolve with for renovations from Monday, the ever-changing tastes of July 10 – Wednesday, July 12. their guests, the Ninety Nine As part of the Grand Reopen- chose to revitalize the Saugus ing celebration, the Ninety restaurant, offering an invitNine will host a ribbon-cut- ing atmosphere that is brightting ceremony and offer priz- er, warmer and more comfortes for guests as they enjoy ap- able for an even more enjoypetizer sampling. In addition able dining experience. The exto the festivities, $1,000 will terior and interior will feature be donated to the Saugus vibrant new colors, and the inHigh School Football Parents terior will have new flooring, Association. The restaurant carpeting and décor that highwill reopen at 4:00 p.m. on lights the Saugus community. Thursday, July 13. The Grand The popular bar area will unReopening Celebration will dergo an even more extensive begin at 5:00 p.m. renovation which will include “We’re proud Ninety Nine expanding the ceiling height, Restaurants is passionate additional seating, new barabout the community in which stools and a brand-new mawe operate,” said Joanie Bal- hogany wooden bar top. All dassari, the General Man- of the bar updates will comaging Partner of the Saugus pliment brand-new flat-screen Ninety Nine. “As we celebrate televisions perfect for watchour Grand Reopening here in ing the game and creating an Saugus, we’re thrilled to share even more energetic and lively a donation with the Saugus atmosphere for guests. High School Football Parents The restaurant will truly be Association. We look forward “refreshed” while maintainto continuing to support this ing its reputation as the place organization and with the help where locals can enjoy a menu of our guests and team mem- that provides classic All-Amerbers and know this will be a fun ican food and drinks served in and successful Grand Reopen- a distinctively hearty New Enging event.” land style.


Sabrina Panetta, a graduate of Pioneer Charter School of Science in Saugus, and Ryan Duggan, a graduate of Essex Tech in Danvers, were awarded Saugus Chamber of Commerce scholarships. In the fall Sabrina will be attending the University of Maine, and Ryan will be attending North Shore Community College. Shown, from left to right, are Saugus Chamber of Commerce Secretary Mike Procopio, Julie Mitchell, Sabrina Panetta, Steve Boccelli, Saugus Chamber Chairwoman Denise Selden and Ryan Duggan. (Photo Courtesy of Saugus Chamber of Commerce)

Flyers sign Vecchione to two-year contract The Philadelphia Flyers announced last week that forward Mike Vecchione has signed a two-year contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Vecchione, 24, of Saugus, signed with the Flyers as a free agent on March 31 following the completion of his four-year career at Union College, and appeared in two NHL games at the end of the year. Vecchione was a Hobey Baker Award finalist last season after recording 29 goals and 34 assists for 63 points in 38 games during his senior year. In 149 games at Union, Vecchione scored 71 goals and added 105 assists for 176 points. He was a member of Union’s 2014 national championship team along with Flyers defemseman Shayne Gostisbehere.

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Prevent or delay diseases Eating adequate amounts of essential nutrients, along with sufficient calories, is essential to maintain health and to prevent or delay the development of cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, and obesity. The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly endorses consumption of a diet that contains a variety of foods and emphasizes fruits and vegetables; fat-free and low-fat dairy products; cereal and grain products; legumes and nuts; and fish, poultry, and lean meats. Consuming Whole Grains Choose 6 or more servings of a variety of grain products, including whole grains, based on


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trategically located in many backyards is the patio dinner table - summer’s dining table of choice, graced with platters of grilled meats. What you may not find on that table are foods made with whole grains. While biting into a juicy hamburger on the familiar hamburger bun with cheese and ketchup may be mouthwatering, it is not conducive to keeping you healthy. As the dayto-day foods have an impact on your health, cooking lower fat meats and whole grains should be the norm of most meal plans.

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Bulgur wheat tossed with a medley of vegetables!

enriched starches (such as cereals) should be major sources of calories in the diet. Swap your typical sides and grace your summer dining table with whole-grain salads. I often make salads using grains such as bulgur, wheat berries or bulgur. Tossing any of these grains with corn, cut green beans, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers a refreshing and satisfying. Add a lean protein such as grilled chicken, turkey or fish and the meal is complete. Pasta salads made with whole-wheat pasta also have a distinctive taste and are more filing and flavorful. Even replacing the hamburger bun with a wholewheat bun is a good start.

The soluble fiber in whole grains helps reduce total and LDL cholesterol levels as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Additionally, fiber can slow down the rate food leaves the stomach and so may keep you full longer, which can help with weight management. This year, enjoy delicious healthy whole grains as part of the simple pleasures of summer. Warm nights, easy meals at your favorite patio dining table and staying healthy! What’s not to like? Bring Eating From Within to your workplace! Contact me to learn more about my corporate wellness programs.

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state planning attorneys use special powers of appointments in order to reserve in the Grantor the limited power to change who will ultimately receive the real estate and under what conditions. A Massachusetts Appeals court just recently approved such a reserved special power of appointment in the case of Skye v. Hession. The court held that the reserved power in the deed itself (and the later exercise of that power) were valid. The grantor (owner of the real estate) wanted to protect the real estate in the event nursing home care was needed. However, she also wanted to preserve the right to change who would ultimately receive the real estate upon her death. She exercised the special power of appointment contained in the deed via her Last Will and Testament. Once her Will was submitted to the Probate Court for allowance, one of the individuals whose interest was reduced filed an objection to the Will attempting to declare it null and void. The court stated that since the grantor had reserved a life estate in the deed, the individuals receiving an interest in the real estate at that point in time did not have a “present possessory interest”, but rather had a “remainder interest”. The interest of those individuals at that point

in time was circumscribed by the grantor’s reserved special power of appointment. In effect, those individuals had originally received a “fee simple defeasible” interest. In a nutshell, the Appeals Court stated that the grantor could actually deed the property to one or more people, reserve a life estate in the deed itself, and still reserve the right to change who would ultimately receive the real estate, and, in what percentages. Once the five-year look back period has been met, the grantor will not have to include the real estate as a countable asset for MassHealth eligibility purposes. Why is this so? The reason is that the grantor did not reserve a general power of appointment. The grantor herself cannot receive the real estate back. The grantor cannot “appoint” the property to herself, her creditors, or the creditors of her estate. The reserved special power of appointment, even without a reserved life estate in the deed itself, also allows for a “step-up in cost basis” upon the grantor’s death. This means that the fair market value of the real estate on the date of the grantor’s death becomes the new cost basis going forward. Therefore, future capital gains may be greatly reduced or eliminated altogether. A reserved life estate by itself, under the current tax law, will accomplish the same step-up. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court may hear this case on appeal if it decides the take the case. As it stands now, the case is important to elder law attorneys as such a reserved special power of appointment in a deed will not jeopardize MassHealth eligibility.

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ASKS | from page 8 Q: So, she is going to be graduating one day from the new Saugus High School after it gets built. Miryam: Yes! We’re excited about that. Yep! Brandon: We are excited about that. Miryam: Very excited. That’s cool. Q: So, what other things do you really like about Saugus? Is there a program or a place that really sticks out? Miryam: I would say Youth and Rec., the SAL program. Brandon: Honestly, everything in the town. The leadership is great. We love the town. They have great programs. Every aspect of the town, we really do enjoy. Q: While working closely with Youth and Rec., you have to be happy with the decision during the last couple of years by the town to improve and enhance the park situation. Miryam: Absolutely. Brandon: Yeah, they have been doing a great job improving the parks and everything, and the programs. Q: Saugus Community Events … How did that come into being? Miryam: We just wanted to reach out to people that we

wouldn’t meet at church. But we wanted to love them anyway, and we wanted to help them build community with each other and us and just love them. Brandon: Because as a church, our statement is that we love Jesus and love people. And, so, whether the people make the decision to follow Jesus or not, we’re going to love them. That’s one reason we created Saugus Community Events, to show people whether you go to church or not, we love you. And we care about you. Q: What percentage of the people who go to the events are from outside the church? Brandon: The majority. There are families that come from the church, but most of the time, they are from outside the church. Miryam: Oh yes. I think it’s really cool. Being able to reach out to people that aren’t from the church. Q: So, you’re kind of filling a void with these free events that Saugus Community Events organizes? Especially like with the July 4 party, because the town has nothing going on with July 4. Hopefully, you do get 200 people showing up. Brandon: That would be great! Miryam: That would be awesome! And we’ll have snow

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cones, popcorn, hot dogs. Q: Anything else that you would like to share about your church or about the Saugus Community Events? Miryam: We want to mention about Sopeep Bou, one of our church members. He has been very involved with Saugus Community Events. Q: Anything else? Brandon: With the church, we just want to be known – that we’re for the community and that we love its people. Again, whether you go to our church or not, we are going to love you and we care about you, and kind of an extension of that is Saugus Community Events. And the people of our church have been incredibly generous, so we help fund Saugus Community Events through donations from the church. That’s been incredible, too. Q: And how many years now have you been based out of St. John’s Episcopal Church? Brandon: We started there in Saugus. September will be three years. Q: So, I’m surprised you don’t get a lot of questions about the Permian Panthers and “Friday Night Lights.” Miryam: Some people who are into football might ask about it. Yes, it’s part of our heritage, but we don’t talk about it a lot unless somebody brings it up, because this is our home now. Q: So, now that you live in Massachusetts, who is your favorite football team? Still the Dallas Cowboys or the Patriots? Brandon: I enjoy both of them, but I am a Cowboys fan. And I’m a Celtics fan, a Bruins fan and a Red Sox fan. But I still do enjoy the Cowboys. They’re still my team. Miryam: It’s been a lot of fun, with our friends joking about that, with the Patriots and the Cowboys. Q: And what do you like about Saugus [to their three-year-old daughter]? Charis: That we see our friends.

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SAUGUS Three story building zoned business located just outside of Cliftondale Square. Building has been structural engineered to offer many possibilities, great visibility ......................................................................................$320,000.

SAUGUS Wonderful 8+ room ranch offers 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, fireplace lvrm, master bedrm w/priv bath, 1st floor familyrm, hdwd, cen air, IG pool, updated roof, heat & kit, covered patio, 2 c gar ............................................................................................$485,000.

SAUGUS 1st AD 6 room Colonial, 3 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths, great open concept, dining room with sliders to deck, updated heat and central air, one car garage, located on side street just outside of Cliftonsale Sq.............$389,900.

SAUGUS Perfectly located 6 room Col offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, lvrm, dnrm, spac eat-in kitchen, walk-up attic, updated roof, windows, & heat, two car detached garage, level lot, loc Saugus Center...................................$419,900.

SAUGUS Custom 12 rm Col, 4 b bdrms, 3 1/2 baths, 2 fp, two granite kits, hardwood, dramatic 2 story foyer, INDOOR, inground heated pool, cen air, alarm, 2 c gar, cul-de-sac, MUST SEE!!................................$725,000.

SAUGUS 1st AD Brookdale Condos offers this 3 room condo, spacious living room, large bedroom, one off street parking, extra storage, located just outside Saugus Center..............................................$179,900.

SAUGUS 1st AD Hillview West condo offers 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, livingroom/diningroom combination, eat-in kit, laundry hook-up in unit, balcony, master w/priv bath, cen air, IG pool..............$255,000.

SAUGUS 7 Room Colonial offers 2/3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, spac lvrm, updated, eat-in kitchen, 1st flr laundry, 1st flr familyrm w/skylights, ct flr, 5 atrium doors to deck, large lot, side street..............................$425,000.

SAUGUS 1st AD VERY RARE opportunity to own two houses on one lot! One home offers 8 rooms, 2 baths, garage. Second home offers 4 room on two levels. Sits on large, level lot....................$499,900.

SAUGUS Spac Col offers 10 rms, 6 bedrms, 3 full baths, lvrm w/fireplace, hdwd, cherry kit w/granite, 3 season rm, great room w/fireplace & cath ceil, master w/bath, manicured, fenced yard, Lynnhurst area.............$549,900.

SAUGUS Parkway Farms Split Entry Ranch offers 8 rms, 3 bdrms, 3 baths, 2 fireplaces, beautiful, updated kit open to 1st flr famrm, master w/bath, great rm in LL, hdwd, cen air, alarm, 2 c gar, sprinkler system, cul-de-sac MINT!!..........$609,900.

SAUGUS 1st AD AFFORDABLE 4 room Bungalow, 1+ bedrooms, 2 full baths, lvrm/dnrm combination, wood flooring, deck w/views, many updates, great condo alternative!.........................................$190,000.



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SAUGUS ~ Come see this 9 room, 6 bed cape. Private location., 3 bathrooms, hardwood flooring, new kitchen with granite, new roof, siding, windows, …………………….$520,000

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SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial. 3 beds, 2 new baths. New kitchen, granite counters, double wall ovens, new plumbing, new gas heat, new AC system, 1st floor laundry …………………………….……$459,900

MELROSE: 2 Family, 2900 square feet, 1 car garage, shed. Owners unit has 3 bedrooms and 2 levels, great investment opportunity., deck, central AC, Call today!……………………………$599,900

SAUGUS ~ Newer (1985) 2 unit. 3 beds, 2 baths in top unit, master bath, deck, pellet stove. 1 bedroom apartment has separate driveway and entrance. Walk to busline………………………………………$529,000

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