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Friday, December 8, 2017

High school students and staff Holiday Torch Run has successful third year answer question: Why Peabody High? By Christopher Roberson


he Special Olympics of Massachusetts joined with local law enforcement agencies once again this year to host the Third Annual Holiday Torch Run on Dec. 3. “The law enforcement community and Special Olympics have a long-standing and significant relationship,” said Police Chief Thomas Griffin. “We are proud to support the Special Olympics and their mission of inclusion. We are honored to call them a partner and host this event in our community.” Megan Hoffman, assistant vice president of Development for the Andrew Levin of Peabody Special Olympics, said completes the final stretch of the race was held for the Holiday Torch Run Sunday, 20 years in Danvers and December 3. (Advocate photo was known as the Jolly by Christopher Roberson) Jaunt. When the Danvers venue was no longer available, she said, the Law Enforcement Torch Run Program and the Analogic Corporation took the initiative to bring the event to Peabody. “Analogic completely opened their doors to us,” said Hoffman. “It’s absolutely amazing what the law enforcement community is capable of.” In addition, Hoffman highlighted some differences between the Torch Run and other 5K races. “This is a very festive race, it’s not your typical 5K,” she said, adding that Santa Claus and The Grinch arrived in a police helicopter. She also said that more than 55 North Shore restaurants donated food for the event. Timothy Allen, 23, of Methuen won the race this year with a time of 18 minutes, 45 seconds. He was followed by Thomas Lambert, 23, of Somerville, who recorded a time of 19 minutes, 25 seconds. Logan Tracia, 12, was the top finisher for Peabody with a time of 20 minutes, 37 seconds and finished in eighth place overall. Ward 2 Councillor Peter McGinn also competed in the race. Thomas Lunt of Peabody said the race was the perfect length for him. “I was very glad when they didn’t go all the way to Forest Street,” he said. “I haven’t run in a few years; this was a good one to come back to.” Petru Lauric of Medford said he appreciated the clear conditions. “It was perfect weather for running,” he said. Michael Deluca said he travelled 65 miles from Northbridge to participate in his first Torch Run. “The course was awesome,” he said. This year’s race raised a total of $54,341. Anika Currie was the top individual fundraiser with $2,280. The top fundraising team was the Nashoba Shooting Stars Alpine Ski Team with $18,386.


By Christopher Roberson


espite the growing popularity of Essex North Shore Technical High School, there is still quite a bit going on four miles down the road at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School (PVMHS). This was made resoundingly clear by students, teachers and administrators during this year’s rendition of “Why Peabody High?” During the Nov. 30 event, Principal Eric Buckley said that in prior years, the program primarily consisted of a question and answer session with a group of panelists. However, in effort to attract more eighth grade students, Buckley said, he decided to change the format this year to include a number of different tours led by students currently attending PVMHS. There were also numerous department displays set up in the school’s Main Street corridor. One of the better-known classrooms to be shown was that of history teacher Abbie Gore, whose ceiling is covered with stars bearing the names of deceased veterans. “What makes this place special is its kids and its staff ; there’s a lot of good people up here,” said Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Herbert Levine. He also said the high school currently offers 19 Advanced Placement courses, which is more than any other school on the North Shore. “This is a place that hums,” said Levine. In addition, the high school offers five Career and Technical Education Programs, 24 varsity sports pro-

High School Guidance Director Robert Quist was one of the many department heads on hand to speak with eighth grade students and their families during the “Why Peabody High?” event on Nov. 30. (Advocate photo by Christopher Roberson)


Historical Society hosts Christmas Open House at Brooksby Farm

Shown during the Peabody Historical Society’ Christmas Open House at Brooksby Farm on Dec. 3are, from left to right, Historical Society Members Richard Belanger, Joanne Moroney, Margeret Abott and Daniel Doucette. See more photo highlights inside on page 4. (Advocate photo by Chris Roberson)

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The Peabody Institute Library (82 Main St.) will be hosting the following events: Family Story Time will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 9, Jan. 6 and Feb. 3. Baby Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 12, Dec. 26, Jan. 16, Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and Feb. 27. The program will also be held at the South Branch Library (78 Lynn St.) at 10 a.m. on Dec. 19, Jan. 9, Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and Feb. 20. Registration for this free program is recommended, but not required. Toddler Story Time will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 12, Dec. 26, Jan. 16, Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and Feb. 27. The program will also be held at the South Branch Library (78 Lynn St.) at 11 a.m. on Dec. 19, Jan. 9, Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and Feb. 20. Registration for this free program is recommended, but not required. Preschool Stories and Craft will be held at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday throughout the winter except for Dec. 27 and Feb. 21. Registration for the program is recommended, but not required. Digital Embroidery classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 and Feb. 21. This free program is open to ages 13 and older. Registration is required as space is limited. Teen Coloring will be held in the Teen Room on the second Thursday of each month from 4-7 p.m. starting on Dec. 14. This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12. No registration is required. Drop-In Holiday Crafts will be held from 5-6 p.m. on Dec. 14. This program is free and all supplies will be provided. No registration is required. Holiday Cupcakes and Cocoa will be served to children at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 16. Registration is required as space is limited. The Cosplay Meetup Group will be meeting in the Creativity Lab from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Dec. 16, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10. Registration is required for this free program. Teen Room Bingo Night will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Dec. 18. This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12. Registration is not required. An Introduction to Laser Cutting class will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 in the Creativity Lab. This free program is open anyone 18 and older. Registration is required as space is limited.

A Teen Letter Writing Workshop will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Dec. 21 in the Teen Room. This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12. Registration is required as space is limited. Sailor Moon Craft Day will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Dec. 28. This program is free and open to students in grades 6-12. Registration is required as space is limited. 3D Printer Training will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 10. The class is designed for ages nine and older. Registration is required as space is limited. Basic Design for 3D Printing will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 17. The six-session class is designed for ages nine and older. Registration is required as space is limited. Family LEGO Saturdays will be hosted at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 27 and Feb. 24. Registration is required as space is limited. Healthy Pet (637 Lowell St.) will be oering free pictures with Santa Paws from noon3 p.m. on Dec. 9. The Winter Solstice Celebration will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 21 at Brooksby Farm (54 Felton St.). The cost is $10 per family.

Jordan Marsh: New England’s Largest Store, a lecture with author Anthony Sammarco


assachusetts-based author Anthony Sammarco will be giving a lecture on his latest book, Jordan Marsh: New England's Largest Store. Come learn more about this fascinating piece of local history! Mr. Sammarco will have books for sale (he can accept cash or check). Purchasing a book is not required to attend the lecture. This program takes place on Tuesday, January 9th at 6:30 PM at the Peabody Institute Library-West Branch located at 603 Lowell Street. This program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Peabody Institute Library. This program is free and open to adults. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to reserve your free spot please go to or call 978-535-3354.

ongoing commitment to the high school. Although the building is 45 grams and 140 elective courses. Students can also choose from years old, Buckley said, a greatmore than 25 clubs, such as Best er emphasis has been put on Buddies, the Ski Club, the Stu- technology in the past “three dent Newspaper, Mock Trial and to four� years. As a result, he the Outdoor Adventure Club. said, the school’s Wi-Fi netSome of the school’s partner- work no longer crashes. “We’ve ships include Brooksby Village, been changing with the times,� Peabody Access Television, Mas- said Buckley. As a result of the high sachusetts General Hospital and school’s academic rigor, BuckLahey Clinic. “We have a lot to offer here,� ley said, graduates frequently said Buckley. He also ex- return and tell him that their pressed his gratitude for the college classes are not as difSchool Committee and Mayor ficult as they had once anticEdward Bettencourt for their ipated.


THE PEABODY ADVOCATE–Friday, December 8, 2017

Moulton talks taxes at Salem State Town Hall

Seth Moulton U.S. Representative

By Christopher Roberson

over $1 trillion.” He also said the process of reducing the tax burden on the Middle Class was excessively convoluted. “If you want to give the Middle Class a tax cut – it’s not that complicated – you just give the Middle Class a tax cut,” said Moulton. He said that by 2027, those making more than $1 million a year will receive a cumulative tax break of $6 billion. Conversely, anyone making between $40,000 and $50,000 will face a cumulative tax hike of $5 billion. A much different tax bill was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last month. Therefore, the bill will need to

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THE PEABODY ADVOCATE–Friday, December 8, 2017

Historical Society hosts Christmas Open House at Brooksby Farm

One of the area’s first fire engines, the Tiger 4, was built in 1861. It is currently owned by the City of Lynn and is housed in The Torrent building.

Members of the Peabody High School Chorale performed during the Historical Society’s Christmas Open House at Brooksby Farm on Dec. 3. (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson)

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Holiday Torch Run has successful third year in Peabody

Members of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department warm up before the Third Annual Holiday Torch Run on Dec. 3. (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson)

Miki Divirgilio of Lynn nears the finish line.

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THE PEABODY ADVOCATE–Friday, December 8, 2017

Peabody man pleads guilty to larceny and other charges S cott Frasca, the former head of the Making a Difference in Peabody Foundation, pleaded guilty to larceny and other charges in Salem Superior Court on Dec. 5. Frasca, 49, admitted to obtaining loans from five different banks and then claiming he was the victim of identity theft when the payments became due. He pleaded guilty to the following charges:

two counts of money laundering, two counts of charitable solicitation violation, five counts of larceny by false pretenses, and procuring a signature under false pretense – forgery and uttering. Judge Thomas Drechsler sentenced him to 90 days of house arrest, followed by five years of probation during which he must perform 400 hours of

community service. Frasca was also ordered not to associate with any nonprofit organizations. He has paid $82,902.36 in restitution. Essex First Assistant District Attorney John Dawley had recommended two and a half years in the House of Corrections followed by five years of probation. The defendant was represented by Attorney Elliot Weinstein.

3D Printer Training at the Peabody Institute Library


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download models from the internet and have the opportunity to print a model of their choosing. This course is held in the Creativity Lab of the Main Library at 82 Main Street in Peabody. This program is free and


taken seriously. “When I ran for Congress, they said all the same things,” said Moulton. “My number one message is: “Do not give up.” We have a lot of work to do; the fact that you are here today and frustrated like me shows that.” Joyce, a Danvers resident, asked Moulton about the timeline of removing Trump from the Oval Office. In addition, questions were raised about doing away with the Electoral College. Moulton said a number of constituents told him they did not realize the importance of voting until the 2016 election. “Leadership matters and voting matters,” he said. “Our whole system of government is falling apart, but at the end of the day, I believe in America.”

asked John. In response, Moulton said the increased deficit was caused by the Republicans who were in Congress at the time. “We were handed a tremendous economic crisis by the Bush Administration, and President Obama did his best to dig us out of it,” he said. Although other attendees told him to sit down and respect Moulton, John said they have been too easy on the congressman. “Why don’t you go up on stage and kiss him, okay? You’re not questioning this man,” he said. Brendan Peltier of Salem asked how more young people can get involved in local government despite being told that they will not be

SOBER SHUTTLE | FROM PAGE 5 invited to speak at the Kiwanis Club’s November 2017 meeting at Everett High School, and just recently he was invited to speak to the Woburn District Court Probation Department in December 2017. This is just the beginning with more partnerships planned for the near future. The Sober Shuttle welcomes comments on its website, and it values servicing those in need. Please consider logging on to and inquiring about how the Sober Shuttle could help you. In addition, please remember that the Sober Shuttle Inc. is nonprofit and primarily depends on memberships and donations in order to continue its great service.

open to ages 9 and up, space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to reserve your free spot please go to or call 978-5310100 x22

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Chanukah and more at Temple Emmanuel in December

Elements Massage officially opens doors in Saugus


embers of Temple Emmanuel announce several events happening at Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield this December, including the celebration of Chanukah. Dec. 12: Wakefield Public Menorah Lighting at 5:30 p.m. Join Rabbi Greg Hersh and Chabad of the North Shore on the first night of Chanukah as we light the giant public menorah right in the heart of Wakefield! The lighting will take place at the Wakefield Commons. Following the lighting, join us for some Hot Latkes and delicious Jelly Donuts! Free and open to all, sponsored by Chabad of the North Shore Dec 16: Chanukah Celebration Party – bring your favorite menorah – Saturday evening at 5:00 p.m. There will be stories and songs, a holiday craft and a light supper with latkes; dreidel games, too. Please RSVP to Ken & Jen: Jennifer@ or 781-245-1886. Dec 20: Jewish Mysticism part 4 with Rabbi Greg. Kabbalah – Rabbi Shimon BarYochai/Moshe De Leon, Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Interested folks may attend even if they did not attend previous sessions. No charge. There will be Shabbat cel-

ebration services on December 8, 22. Friday night services begin at 7:30 p.m., Shabbat mornings at 9:30 a.m. In addition there will be a Tot Shabbat on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with Rabbi Greg Hersh, with the focus on Chanukah. Two alternative Shabbat celebrations are also planned: Dec 15: Jewish Meditation Circle – Be The Light with Rabbi Greg, Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.; and Dec 23: Prayer-Free Shabbat Judaism’s Myriad Modes of Mindfulness, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Temple Emmanuel is an inclusive Jewish Reconstructionist community devot-

ed to learning, spirituality and caring for each individual. At Temple Emmanuel, we are building a vibrant future in honor of our past, utilizing ancient traditions to provide meaning and sustenance in our contemporary lives. Our prayer books are fully transliterated and we have a chairlift to the second floor social hall. Temple Emmanuel is located at 120 Chestnut St. in Wakefield, Mass. For more information call 781-245-1886, email info@ or access or Facebook at www.facebook. com/wakefieldtemple/.

Bilingual Story Time in Portuguese and English at the Peabody Institute Library C ontinuing throughout the winter, children ages 3-8 are welcome to join us in the Children’s Room for a bilingual story time in Portuguese and English. Participants will hear stories in both languages and complete a story-related craft to take home. No prior knowledge of English or Portuguese is required, just be prepared to have fun! Our Bilingual Story Time will take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 5PM at the Peabody Library on 82 Main St. This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to reserve your child’s free spot, please go to, call 978-531-3380 or stop by in person.

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pantes estarão ouvindo as estórias em ambas as línguas, seguidas de trabalhinhos manuais relativo à estória contada. Não é necessário um conhecimento prévio do inglês ou do português, apenas esteja preparado para se divertir!

Scott and Joyce Xerras Speicher

By Christopher Roberson


fter working as an Information Technology (IT) consultant for the past several years, Lynnfielder Scott Speicher of Coleman Avenue decided in January that it was time for a change. “I had an epiphany,” he said. “The wellness business is something that speaks to me. The stars were aligned; it was ideal.” By the end of April, Speicher had signed a franchisee agreement to be the proprietor of the new Elements Massage studio at Walnut Place in Saugus. “That spot was my number one choice,” he said. “Traffic has a tendency to slow down there, and that puts eyes on my sign.” Speicher said customers always feel much better when they leave Elements and he wanted to be a part of that. “It’s a relaxant, I enjoy making people feel good,” he said. Speicher said that Elements’ soft opening was held on Nov. 16 and the official ribbon-cutting ceremony would most likely be held in January 2018. He said the ribbon-cutting will coincide nicely with the conclusion of the holiday season, as scores of customers are sure to be zipping up and down Route 1 using their gift cards. From a monetary standpoint, Speicher said, that stretch of Route 1 is the preferable location, as most Elements locations do not produce enough revenue to thrive in locations like MarketStreet Lynnfield. “The financials of the business make it difficult to put it in a prime retail location,” he said, adding that the rent at MarketStreet would be triple the cost of what it is at Walnut Place. Although Speicher is relatively new to the wellness industry, he is confident that his years of working in IT will serve him well. “I know how to run projects and I know how to run business,” he said. “I’m very good at getting stuff done as long as I have a road map.” In addition, Speicher said the new Himalayan Salt Stone Massage is one of the biggest drivers that sets Elements apart from its competition. Unlike other heated stone massages, which Speicher said can actually cause burns, each stone contains 84 minerals that come directly from the Himalayan Mountains. Speicher said it is because of those minerals that the stones only be come warm rather than hot.

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THE PEABODY ADVOCATE–Friday, December 8, 2017

Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen THE HOUSE AND SENATE. There were no roll call votes in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports local senators’ roll call attendance records for the 2017 session through December 1. The Senate has held 313 roll call votes so far in 2017. We tabulate the number of roll calls on which each senator was present and voting and then calculate that number as a percentage of the total roll call votes held. That percentage is the number referred to as the roll call attendance record. In the 39-member Senate, 24 senators (61.5 percent) have 100 percent roll call attendance records. The senator who missed the most roll calls is Sen. Mike Barrett (D-Lexington) who missed 37 roll calls, (88.2 percent attendance record). Rounding out the top five worst attendance records: Sens. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Boston) who missed 25 roll calls, (91.7 percent attendance); Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton) who missed 10 roll calls, (96.8 percent attendance); Mike Rush (D-Boston) and Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) who both missed 6 roll calls, (98.1 percent attendance). Beacon Hill Roll Call requested a statement from those five senators. Here are their responses. Barrett:“Due to my authorship of carbon pricing legislation (I truly authored it myself) and my role as Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, I was given official observer status at this year’s U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Bonn. This is the successor meeting to the now-famous Paris Climate Talks of 2015. Attendance meant I missed the last two days of the session, chockablock with near-unanimous veto overrides, but in return I met and worked with observers and delegates from other ‘subnational’ jurisdictions around the world. Given the mounting squirreliness of national leaders, coalitions of subnational leaders are increasingly important.” Forry: “On September 28, 2017, I was unable to be present for the entirety of the Senate’s full formal session where roll calls were held to override the governor’s vetoes to the fiscal year 2018 budget. The reason for this was a longplanned event taking place at the same time at Fenway Park. You may recall, this past Spring racial slurs were hurled at Adam Jones from the Baltimore Orioles by fans during a game in Boston. Since the incident, I’ve been working collaboratively with the Red Sox organization and Boston Chapter of the NAACP, along with the Celtics, Bruins, Patriots and Revolution teams to create the ‘Take the Lead’ Initiative. This im-

portant program works to educate the public and show racism and hate have no place in our community. The launch of the initiative was held on the same day and time as the session.” Pacheco: “These votes took place within a 3-hour period on the night of October 26th. Senate members were told that session would end at 7:00 p.m. Unfortunately, that ended up being a drastic underestimation–the session lasted until 1:30 a.m. I had to leave the chamber around 7:30 p.m., as I had to catch a 9:15 p.m. flight for an out-of-state wedding. While I’m disappointed in the time crunch and unexpected delays of that night, these roll-calls occurred in the midst of a single 3-hour period, and my votes had no bearing on the enactment or rejection of the subject matter. I will be voting on the enactment stage of the process when the bill comes back to the Senate, and I look forward to doing so.” Rush: “On April 5th he was speaking at the Gold Star Wives Day at the Statehouse and missed [roll call] #10,” responded John Regan, Rush’s chief of staff. “He was overseas with the Navy for his 2-week drill from April 21st to May 4th and missed #11. On September 28th and November 9th we had a Veterans Committee hearing so he was back and forth so he missed #99, #100, #101 and #270.” L’Italien: “I was unfortunately unable to vote on six roll calls this session.” L’Italien went on to explain that there were several reasons for missing the six votes including the unexpected death of her mother on April 3; her service as a Massachusetts legislative delegate at the Government of Canada Rising State Leaders Tour; her attendance at the Women in Government Conference in Nevada; and her convening a mediation meeting between SEIU 509 and Class, Inc. to avert a large labor strike in the city of Lawrence. 2017 SENATORS’ROLL CALL ATTENDANCE RECORD THROUGH DECEMBER 1 The percentage listed next to the senator’s name is the percentage of roll call votes for which the senator was present and voting. The number in parentheses represents the number of roll calls that the senator missed. Sen. Joan Lovely

100 percent (0)

HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible 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 27-December 1, the House met for a total of two hours and 46 minutes and the Senate met for a total of two hours and 34 minutes.

Mon. November 27 House 11:03 a.m. to 11:11 a.m. Tues. November 28 No House session Wed. November 29 No House session Thurs. November 30 House 11:05 a.m. to 1:43 p.m. Fri. December 1 No House session

Senate 11:06 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. No Senate session No Senate session Senate 11:23 a.m. to 1:53 p.m. No Senate session

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Financial Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any financial assistance programs that can help grandparents who are raising their grandkids? I’m raising two grandchildren and could use some help. Struggling Grandma Dear Struggling, Money is often an issue for the millions of U.S. grandparents who are raising their grandchildren today. To help with the day-to-day expenses, there are a variety of government programs and tax benefits that can make a big difference in stretching your budget. Here’s where to look for help.

Financial Assistance Programs For starters, find out whether your family qualifies for your state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which may include cash assistance, food stamps and free or low-cost daycare. Or, if your household income is too high to qualify as a family, ask about the “child-only grant” for just the grandchild’s support alone. Also, find out if your state offers any additional programs like guardianship subsidies, non-parent grants or kinship care. Contact your state TANF program (see for contact information), or call your county social services office for more information on these programs. You also need to find out if your grandkids are eligible for Social Security, including benefits for children, survivor benefits or SSI. You can find this out at your local Social Security office, or call 800-772-1213 or visit And finally, use, a comprehensive website that lets you search for additional financial assistance programs that you may be eligible for, such as lower energy bills, discounts on prescription medications and more.

Tax Benefits In addition to the financial assistance programs, there are also a number of tax benefits that may help you too like the Dependency Exemption, which allows you to deduct $4,050 in 2107 on each qualifying grandchild. There’s also the Earned Income Tax Credit or EITC which is

available to those with moderate to low incomes, or the Child Tax Credit if you make too much money to qualify for the EITC. If you’re working, and are incurring childcare expenses in order to work, there’s a Child and Dependent Care Credit that can help. And, if you choose to legally adopt your grandkids, there’s an Adoption Credit that provides a federal tax credit of up to $13,570. There are even education-related tax credits that can help your grandkids go to college, like the American Opportunity Tax Credit or the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. To learn more about these tax benefits call the IRS at 800-8291040, or visit You can also call the IRS publication line at 800-829-3676 and ask them to mail you the publications that further explain the aforementioned benefits. Ask for publications 501, 503, 596, 970, 972.

Health Insurance If your grandkids need health insurance, depending on your income level, you may be able to get free or low-cost health insurance through your state’s Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. See or call 877-5437669 for more information.

Legal Aid You also need to talk to a family law attorney to discuss the pros and cons of obtaining legal guardianship, custody or adoption. Without some sort of legal custody, you may not be eligible for many of the previously listed financial assistance programs, and there can be problems with basic things like enrolling your grandkids in school, or giving a doctor permission to treat them. For help locating affordable or free legal assistance, visit, or call the Eldercare Locator at 800677-1116 for referrals. For more information and resources see the Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center at

Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior. org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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t can be difficult to identify if our lifestyle behaviors are healthy or unhealthy. Although smoking and heavy drinking have been established as harmful behaviors for our health, many other lifestyle actions are not so clear-cut. In that case it may be more effective to work on adopting a healthy behavior that you want to practice. Here are six pointers to get you started.

1. Reduce “friction costs” Behavioral Science experts advise that to increase success rate “friction costs” need to be reduced. That is, the more steps something requires the more frustrating we find it. The revers is true as well, the easier something is, the more likely we are to do it. So think about stream lining the process so that it’s easier to make healthy choices. 2. De-stress by giving up overcommitting Requests are usually for some time into the future – say a month from now; your calendar looks rather empty, so you say yes! But our future is

not really free; the details are just not filled in yet. So when you receive a request, imagine that you are fully booked that day or maybe you are out of town. If you feel sad, you should go ahead and accept the request, However, if you feel relieved that you can’t do it, turn it down. 3. Look for social support, if and when you need it Not everyone needs social support to change every habit, but the ones that are more social in nature (like going out to eat with others) may require some negotiation and invitations for support from


family members, friends and co-workers. 4. Use a complete plan Excessive weight gain, weight loss and weight maintenance are complex outcomes influenced by biology, individual eating and behaviors, and family, social, community and environmental influences. For example, an environment that promotes overeating through media and easy access can sabotage the best efforts to maintain weight loss. The more comprehensive an effort can be, including eating and regular activity, the more effective it will be. 5. Keep kids healthy Parental modeling is critically important in forming a child’s eating and health habits. Children observe and want to emulate their parents, and

parents are constantly, often unconsciously, sending important messages to their children about their eating behaviors. 6. Know what’s outside your control The behaviors that lead to obesity, such as poor eating patterns, inadequate physical activity, are complex. While in the end, individuals make choices about their behavior; these choices are influenced by many factors. Some of which are out of their control. These include genetic, environmental and policy factors. Reduce the ‘friction costs’ to adopt a healthy eating behavior. It’s much easier to reach for a healthy fruit snack than a bag of cookies if the fruit is already prepared.

Bring Eating From Within to your workplace! Contact me to learn more about my corporate wellness programs. Anna Tourkakis is a nutritionist, author and founder of Eating From Within Nutrition. She provides nutrition advisory services and healthy eating programs to companies and individuals to help clients manage health conditions and maintain healthy eating lifestyles. Anna can be reached at T. 781 334-8752;


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THE PEABODY ADVOCATE–Friday, December 8, 2017

O B I T UA R I E S Joan R. Deveney


Raymond J. Harrington, Jr.

By Joseph D. Cataldo


ax-deferred annuities are tax-favored products. They allow someone to invest a certain sum of money and let it grow tax-deferred until such time as the owner wishes to withdraw money, at which such time the earnings will be taxed. Having an understanding about annuities is vitally important because what might sound to be simple at first glance can become somewhat complicated. There are plenty of traps for the unwary, especially when an owner or annuitant dies. Since annuities have evolved over time to take advantage of whatever the Internal Revenue Code will allow, having the ability to pick the right annuity and arranging the parties involved in a manner that makes the most sense for today and for the future really can at times be a daunting task. Tax-deferred annuities generally fall into two categories: 1) annuitant-driven and 2) owner-driven. Annuitant-driven annuities are those that contractually pay a death benefit when the annuitant dies. When the annuitant dies, the contract terminates and the death benefit, if any, is paid to the contract’s designated beneficiaries. It should also be noted that these types of contracts will also pay a death benefit when the owner dies because federal law mandates that a complete distribution occur within five years of the death of any owner of an annuity contract. The annuitant is the person whose measuring life is used by the insurance company in order to determine future annuity payments. Owner-driven annuities, on the other hand, are those that pay a death benefit“only”when the owner of the contract dies. In these contracts, when the annuitant dies, the owner simply designates a new annuitant. The contract goes on without skipping a beat. Keep in mind that regardless of what type of annuity you are dealing with, it is the owner who controls the policy itself. If the annuitant and owner are different, the annuitant has no ownership rights in the contract. It is important to understand the difference between the two types of tax-deferred annuity contracts. Once you understand the difference, you might be able to better select the annuity that is right for you. Do you want a death benefit to be paid

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upon the annuitant’s death? Upon the owner’s death? You do have the right to choose. When the triggering life ends, a beneficiary will be named in the contract to receive the death benefit. Naming a beneficiary assures that the death benefit will not be paid to the decedent’s estate. If A owns a contract on B’s life and the contract is owner-driven, upon A’s death, the death benefit will be paid by the insurance company. If B is the beneficiary and also the surviving spouse, then B has the choice of continuing the annuity contract in B’s own name and continuing with the tax deferral of interest that has built up since the policy was purchased. If the annuitant (in this case B) happened to die, the owner in this case has the right to simply select a new annuitant and the contract continues. In an annuity-driven contract, you would want to make A the owner and also the beneficiary. If B the annuitant dies, the contract will be paid to A, the owner. Although A will not be able to continue the contract, he will be able to collect on the annuity policy (original purchase price plus accrued interest). The arrangement of owner, annuitant and beneficiary on any annuity contract does really matter. It requires considerable knowledge and expertise when the annuity is purchased as part of an estate plan/Medicaid plan/financial plan. Be sure to update the beneficiary designations for any annuity policy, life insurance policy, IRA account, 401(k) account, etc., that you might own in order that your intended beneficiaries receive the funds in the account upon your death. In some cases, a living trust is the current beneficiary as you might have had minor children at the time of purchase. If the children are now mature adults, it might be time to name them as direct beneficiaries as opposed to the trust itself.

At 85, of Hampton Falls, NH, November 26, 2017. Beloved wife of the late John F. Deveney. Born October 24, 1932 in Lynn, MA, loving daughter to the late Henry Caproni and Marietta Palmer. Lynn English High. Retired from Sears of Peabody. Survived by children, Darlene "Dee Dee" Rudd and her husband Chandler of Hampton, NH, Joanne Hanson of Hampton Falls, Dale Bates and her husband Mike of Georgetown, MA, John Deveney of Topsfield, sister Barbara Lucca of Hampton Falls, sister-in-law Shirley Caproni of Peabody, MA. Predeceased by brothers, Richard and Robert Caproni and daughter-inlaw Kathy Deveney. Services held on Thursday, November 30 in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home Hampton, NH. Burial Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hampton Falls. Please

Longtime Coach and Teacher Raymond J. Harrington, Jr., age 68 years of Lynn, formerly of Peabody, died Sunday at the Sawtelle Family Hospice in Reading, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Margaret M. (Doherty) Harrington with whom he shared 17 years. Born in Salem he was the son of the late Raymond J. (a former Salem Fire Fighter) and Virginia (Welch) Harrington, Sr. Ray graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School, in Peabody, Class of 1967. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Bridgewater State University, Class of 1971, and a Master’s Degree from Sa-

lem State University. He taught in Peabody at the McCarthy School from 1971 – 1981, when he went to Regis College and was the Assistant Athletic Director and Head Swim Coach until 2000, Ray then taught at North Shore Technical Vocational High School where he retired as Vice Principal in 2011. During his younger years he was a caddie at Salem Country Club and Tedesco Country Club. Ray loved coaching and coached football, swimming and baseball for over 50 years at the Salem YMCA, Salem High School, and Regis College. He was also former President of Peabody Little League. Ray was inducted into the Salem High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Regis College Hall of Fame in 2006. He was instrumental in starting both the Salem High School and Regis College Swim Teams. In addition to his wife he is survived by his former wife Jacqueline M. Harrington of Peabody, one son Matthew R. Harrington of Peabody, two daughters Katherine V. and her husband Michael Morrill of San Diego, CA, Carrie Ann Quinn and her husband Grayson Powell of Boston, MA and New York, three brothers Phillip and his wife Joyce of Salem, Peter Harrington of Salem, Paul and his wife Mary of Ipswich, one sister Virginia and her husband Stephen Benjamin of Peabody, one grandson Ethan Morrill of San Diego, and many nieces and nephews. Visiting Hours: A memorial gathering was held at the Parker Funeral Home, Lynn, on Saturday, December 2. Please make memorial donations in Ray’s name to the Salem Y.M.C.A., 1 Sewall St., Salem, MA 01970. Guest book at

John “Jack” Yonis

At 94, passed peacefully on Wednesday, November 29, surrounded by his family at his home in Boynton Beach, Florida. He was the husband of the late Lillian (Pernitchi) Yonis, and they shared 63 years of marriage until her passing in 2012. Born in Peabody, he was a son of the late Rachamim and Sophie (Pappos) Yonis. Jack was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict serving in the South Pacific and around the Korean Peninsula. He was a


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OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE 12 lifetime member of the Jewish War Veterans. Jack was a Sr. Vice President for Avnet Electronics for 28 years retiring in 1982. Left to cherish his memory are his son Jeffrey Yonis and his wife Jeannette Hill-Yonis of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; his daughter Janice Bielot of Haverhill, MA; His son in law, Bruce Bielot; 2 grandchildren Derek Bielot of Haverhill, MA and Julianna Yonis of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. He also leaves his brother Joseph Yonis of Boca Raton, FL and his sister Doris Her-

shoff of Peabody, MA. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. In addition to his dear wife Lillian, he was preceded in death by his brothers Joshua, Samuel, Ralph Yonis and his sister Sara Yonis. Jack’s funeral service was held on Sunday, December 3 in Stanetsky Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem. Burial with military honors in Sons of Jacob Cemetery, Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Congregation Tifereth Israel, 8 Pierpont St., Peabody, MA 01960. For more information or to register in the online guestbook,

please visit Stanetsky-Hymanson Chapel 10 Vinnin St, Salem 781-581-2300

John L. Lawlor Of Peabody, formerly of North Reading, November 18th. Beloved husband of 67 years to Barbara C. (Cook). Son of the late James R. and Margaret (Troup) Lawlor. Brother of the late James R. Lawlor, Jr. and the late Isabelle (Lawlor) (Talbert) Mitchell. Brother-in-law of Barbara Cook of

ME. Uncle of Margaret Robbins of Burlington, Sheila and her husband Lawrence Dutile of TN, James R. Lawlor III of FL, and Brian Talbert of TN. John is also survived by several grand nieces and nephews and great grand nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass was held for John on Friday, December 1 in Brooksby Village Chapel, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Historical Society of Newfield, ME; P.O. Box 82, Newfield, ME 04056 for Old Newfield Cemetery Fund, Brooksby Village Resident Care Fund,

Page 13 Resident Life Suite, 200 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, MA 01960 or Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. John graduated from Arlington High School. He served his country in WWII, retired from Raffi and Swanson, Inc. in Wilmington, MA and then spent many winters in FL enjoying volunteering at Give Kids the World. He was a charter member of the Historical Society of Newfield, MA and was a member of B&MMR Historical Society. Arrangements made by the Cota Funeral Home, NORTH READING.

Ross Monson “Skip” Kolhonen

Owner of The Record Exchange, Salem, MA Died at Massachusetts General Hospital on December 1st from complications of heart disease. Ross, the second child and only son of the late Frances (Monson) and Edwin Kolhonen, was born in Salem on March 1, 1946 and grew up in Peabody. He is survived by his partner of 45 years, Lorraine Benoit, and his two sisters, Joanne Howland of Wenham and Faye Kolhonen (Kurnick) and her husband Dan Johnson of Winchester. He is also survived by his adoring nieces and nephews: Amanda Howland of South Portland, ME, Jon Howland of Boulder, CO, Matthew Kurnick and his wife Leslie of San Francisco, CA and Annika Kurnick of Los Angeles, CA. Other survivors include his aunt, Elly Monson of Peabody, three great-nieces Alexandra, Lauren and Annabel Huber and many cousins. After a truly enjoyable four years at Colby College, Ross taught high school on North Haven Island in Maine for three years and put the island on the map by making it the home of the infamous Gin and Tonic Golf Tournament, which will soon celebrate its 50th year. This was followed by The Great Adventure: making his way by bus, boat and 3rd class train tickets across Europe and the Middle East to India and returning a year later with a lifetime of stories, most not fit for his parents’ ears. After this, settling down and studying for a Masters in Education at Boston University was tame stuff indeed. One of Ross’ main passions were his store, The Record Exchange, in Salem, MA which he opened in 1974 and which has become a destination store for vinyl lovers in the New England


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OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE 13 area. Golf, which he learned when caddying at Salem Country Club as a boy and, rumor has it, sneaking into the club grounds with a teenage friend to harvest balls from the pond on the 9th hole, has been both a discipline and obsession since those early days. As an adult who actually purchased golf balls, he played first at Ferncroft Country Club and then later at Salem Country Club. Skip orga-

THE PEABODY ADVOCATE–Friday, December 8, 2017 nized many intense family tournaments around New England where the rules of play would never be recognizable by the PGA. His family was amazed that everyone won something no matter how bad their play, as daily the categories for winning changed. He was a marathoner, running in the Centennial Boston Marathon, and the Washington D.C. marathon among others and he was part of a group of adventurous runners who ran half marathons on differ-

ent continents, including Antarctica and Africa, which combined two of his passions as travel was a huge part of his life and he enjoyed it solo as well as with family or friends. A list of places Ross traveled would be shorter by only noting those he had not yet seen. Traveling through Afghanistan, playing golf in Egypt, attending a wedding in India and teaching English in Mexico City for six months were experiences that added richness and nuance to his world view

1. Where is San Miguel Mission, which is the oldest continental U.S. church? 2. On Dec. 8, 1886, the AFL-CIO organized with what former cigar maker as its officer? 3. In what sport is a 2-7-10 or a 3-7-10 split called a Christmas tree? 4. What was Bob Marley ’s band’s name? 5. What sport begins with a “Christmas tree”? 6. Who was pictured on a U.S. dollar that was discontinued in 1981? 7. Why did James Whistler paint his mother sitting? 8. What is a group of locusts called? 9. How are CBS, NBC and Dumont similar? 10. On Dec. 10, 1869, the Territory of Wyoming gave whom voting rights?

and great stories for his friends. A thorough reading of the New York Times with his morning coffee ensured that he was a well-informed dinner companion who felt strongly about social justice and those in power who were obstructing it. Skip had a gift for forging strong and loving friendships even with those who did not share his New York Times editorial views—a gift that is sadly lacking in today’s discourse. Ross was an avid fan of the Boston Celtics and

11. Of what species is the winterberry? 12. In Monopoly what does one receive after passing Go? 13. Which planet is “the angry red planet”? 14. On Dec. 11, 1936, which king abdicated his throne to marry Wallis Simpson? 15. What vegetable do Asians store similarly to winter squash? 16. What plant would you find at many older U.S. colleges? 17. On Dec. 12, 1899, what golf-related patent did African-American Bostonian George Grant receive? 18. In the 1930’s what city became a “divorce capital”? 19. What song did Irving Berlin write as a wedding gift to his wife? 20. Who originated the word casino?

a forty-year season ticket holder. The Celtics honored him last Thursday night by wishing him well via the jumbotron. Ross had the rare ability to make everyone feel that they were the most important person in the room and he will be deeply missed by his legions of friends dating from his Peabody elementary school days to those he just met last week. If there is a Rock and Roll heaven, you probably will find Ross in the vinyl section telling a new friend about how he was a charter member in the Buddy Holly Fan Club. Visiting Hours: His family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, December 10th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home at 82 Lynn St., PEABODY. His celebration of life service will be held in the funeral home on Monday, December 11th at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers please send donations in Ross’ memory to: Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114, or to Oxfam,, 226 Causeway St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02114. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Please visit for directions, online obituary and memorial guest book.

Nicholas G. “Nick” Zantos

ANSWERS ON PAGE 15 Systems Engineer with Raytheon 33 years. Of Peabody, formerly of Mashpee, Arlington and Malden, Nicholas G. Zantos, 91, beloved husband of Margaret (Soutsos) Zantos of Peabody. Veteran of World War II and Korean War, U.S. Navy. He was the loving father of Elaine Borgen of Concord, Diana Beaupre of Swampscott, and George Zantos of Medford; cherished grandfather of Margot, Alecia, Jacqueline, and Isabella, and he leaves many nieces and nephews. Visiting Hours: Funeral Service held in St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, Peabody on Monday December 4. Burial with Military Honors on Tuesday, December 5 at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Memorial donations may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, c/o Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Please visit for online obituary & sign condolences Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home 82 Lynn St. Peabody, MA 01960

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PEABODY POLICE INCIDENTS & ARRESTS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Pardon my armored vehicle Reportedly, a Peabody resident called police to complain about an armored truck parked in the handicapped-accessible spot at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Lowell Street every morning. Police were sent to the coffee shop due to an altercation after the driver of the vehicle was asked not to park in the spot. An officer stated he would speak to the driver to follow-up.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Monica Ramano, 26, of 33 Newcastle Rd., Peabody,

was charged with operating under the influence of liquor. Michael R. Maguire, 36, of Malden, was charged with an arrest warrant.

& battery with a dangerous weapon, with resisting arrest, with malicious destruction of property over $250, with eight counts of assault & battery on a police officer and with threatening to commit a crime.


William Alvarado, 41, of 678 Boston St., Lynn, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with license suspended.

Frankedy Castano, 26, of 14 Hingston St., Peabody, was cited for operating with an expired license. James Ball, 43, of 136 Holten St., Danvers, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, and with speeding.



Stephen N. Siopis, 36, of 12 Blaney Ave., Peabody, was charged with an arrest warrant. Isabella A. Stilwell, 31, of 1 Littles Ln., Peabody, was charged with assault

Asia C. Sterrett, 29, of Acton, Mass., was charged with


operating with revoked registration, with uninsured motor vehicle and with an arrest warrant.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 Ivan Pacheco, 49, of 7 Kirkland Rd., Peabody, was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 Jeffrey Flores, 39, of 97 Green St., Lynn, was charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, with possession of an unlawful theft detection/shielding device, with possession of a Class B drug, with receiving stolen property over $250, with attaching plates, with uninsured motor vehicle and with unregistered motor vehicle.

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1. Santa Fe, N.M. 2. Samuel Gompers 3. Bowling 4. The Wailers 5. Drag racing, which starts with an electronic multicolored light sequence 6. Susan B. Anthony 7. She got too tired standing. 8. A plague or swarm 9. They were the first TV networks. 10. Women 11. Holly 12. $200 13. Mars 14. Edward VIII 15. Winter melon 16. Ivy 17. A wooden golf tee (to replace the use of mounds of sand) 18. Reno, Nevada 19. “Always” 20. The Italians (Originally it meant a small country villa.)

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THE PEABODY ADVOCATE – Friday, December 8, 2017  
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