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Friday, December 8, 2017

A mild winter night smiles on Saugus A Round 1 knockout Christmas tree lighting event Concerns about alcohol, public safety and

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A MERRY ENTRANCE: Santa Claus gets an escort up the front sidewalk to Saugus Town Hall during last Friday night’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festivities. See more photo highlightss inside on pages 11–13. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler)


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nseasonably warm nighttime weather for early December seemed to favor a robust turnout to last Friday night ’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festivities. At one point, the lines to see Santa Claus stretched from the entrance at Town Hall, up the stairs and across the second floor auditorium near the stage area. Meanwhile, outside the horses seemed to be the main event, whether it was the people who lined up to ride in the horse-drawn carriages and sleigh or just to

pat the horses or pose for family photos with them. “Every year, this gets bigger and better,” said Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta, who later estimated that “a couple of thousand people” attended the special event. Melissa McLeod, who was serving up free samples of Harrows chicken pies in small plastic cups, noted the crowd had a pretty good appetite this year. McLeod and her friend, Marc Arseneau, who


e p re s e n t a t i ve s f ro m Round One Entertainment Inc. and Square One Mall knew their plans for a $9 million entertainment center were endangered when selectmen denied their request for a continuance at Wednesday night’s meeting. The project’s backers sought the extra time in hopes it might allay Police Chief Domenic J. DiMella’s concerns. But the chief told selectmen that continued negotiations wouldn’t matter. Despite changes the project’s planners agreed to make to address some of concerns, DiMella said he still believes the business “will put an additional drain on my department.” Chief DiMella’s reservations, along with the testimony of nearby residents who feared the project would ruin the quality of life in their neighborhood, influenced the selectmen’s decision to first deny Round One’s request for a continuance and then vote unanimously against two requests, which halted the


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ficult 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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New Friends of the Saugus Public Library, Inc.’s leaders talk about their group’s community mission

Editor’s Note: For this week, we met with Pauline Gautreau and Pam Gill, Co-chairs of the Board of Directors of the nonprofit organization New Friends of the Saugus Public Library. We caught up with them on Tuesday at the library, where the Friends were holding their annual “Winter Wonderland and Family Fun Party.” Gill, a 1962 Saugus High School graduate, is a retired educator who worked 37 years in the classrooms of Saugus Public Schools. She dressed up as “Mrs. Claus” during Tuesday’s party at the library. Gautreau, a 1968 Saugus High School graduate, worked at a periodontal office in Swampscott for 25 years. The Friends’ Board of Directors also includes Jean Swanson, treasurer; Janis Long, clerk; and directors Melita Davis, Donna Manoogian, Daryll Welch and Annmarie Mirasolo. Some highlights of the interview follow. Q: Pauline, how long have you been with the Friends? A: I’ve been on the board five years. It was under another cochair and then she retired, although she is still a board member. But she no longer wanted to be chair, so Pam and I took it over, and we’ve been doing it

programs and help we provide. A: They’re all Saugus people. Q: And what would you say They are all our supporters, and would be the composition of the Friends? The membership?


LIBRARY BOOSTERS: Left to right: Pam Gill and Pauline Gautreau, Co-chairs of the Board of Directors of New Friends of the Saugus Public Library, Inc., take time out for an interview during the “Winter Wonderland and Family Fun Party” hosted this week by the Friends. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)

together for the last three years. Q: What’s the best thing you can say about the Friends? A: The Friends. We are here to support the library in any way we can – financially, with free programs for children and for adults. And whatever we can do to help them. If they come to us and say ‘We have a situation we need help with,’ we are right there to do it.

Q: And how many members in the Friends? A: Well, we have eight board members. And as far as membership, it’s probably … I’m going to take a guess, it’s around 50. Unfortunately, with most of these 50, they pay their dues, but they’re not really active members. They support us financially, but it’s pretty much the board that does all the legwork for the

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ASKS | from page 3 they can’t say enough good about us. It’s families. It’s single people. It’s men. It’s women. It’s everybody. We have a wide variety in our membership. Q: High school and college students, too? A: Not that I know of. I think it’s an older group than that, but again, there are young families that belong. They bring their children to our programs, as well

as seniors in the community. So, it’s everyone. It’s everyone. Q: What would you say the greatest accomplishment of the Friends has been since you have been affiliated with them? A: That’s hard, because we’ve had a lot of free programs. We have planted a tree out there [outside the library] that got knocked down. We support 100 percent the museum passes that the library gives out. And there are a lot of reduced rate passes.

Again, whatever is needed. Q: Any special projects that you have been involved with that you are particularly proud of? A: Well, just recently, we decorated a tree over at the MEG Festival, on Essex Street at the MEG Building. We have our books sale on Founders Day – an annual book sale. We have it in here [in the library] and we have it outside as well. We’ve helped out and supported a lot of the

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it was very hard. Q: What would you say was the most exciting thing the Friends has been involved in when you look back over the last five years? A: Just getting it organized and respected so that when the people come in, they say “Oh, the Friends are doing a great job.” It’s the positive recognition that we get from patrons and the library staff as well. The library staff is wonderful to us. Q: How much have you raised over the years? Just a ballpark figure for the funds and services you have provided. A: I really can’t say on that. We don’t have a lot of fundraisers. We have the book sale, and we help out on a lot of programs for free. Q: I guess a lot of in-kind contributions? A: Yes, and we’ve had some very nice donations from patrons – some very nice donations in many ways. The Friends is now in fact, not only able to take a cash donation, but we also are set up with an account so that we can accept stock turnovers or stock transfers. Q: And you’ve received some donations under this new program? A: Yes. We received one very nice one. I volunteer here [at the library] during the week, and the person came to me and said, “I would like to transfer some stock. Do you know how to do that?” And I said, “No.” So I went over to our bank, and they set me up with a knowledgeable person over at the bank, and we set down and we set up this account. So we got it all together – it took a little while – Pam and I and Jean Swanson. She’s our treasurer. So we opened up an account, and this generous patron transferred some very nice stocks with no strings attached. You can hold onto the stocks; you can turn them into cash. So we now have stocks that we look at and can watch, like on a weekly and monthly basis. Q: So, that’s potential funds that can be there … A: For the future. That’s what we’re figuring with that. We’re fine right now as far as doing


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Editor’s Note: Two students from Megan Agola’s journalism class at Saugus High School contributed articles to

The Saugus Advocate in this week’s edition. Students in the class submitted their articles to Agola, who, along with

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ing in the Center. by the Saugus High band, choAt the tree lighting, there were rus, and acapella group. his past Friday Saugus multiple events, such as free This was an event for all of held its annual tree light- food, rides and performances the town to enjoy. The trees

were lit around 7 p.m. and Santa also showed up around that time, too. This was a good family event, due to all of the activities for little kids. So many residents of Saugus were there to celebrate the holidays, and it was a joyful event overall. About the author: Katie Szymanski is an author from

Saugus, Mass., who is currently studying at Saugus High School and is in her senior year. She lives at home with her father, two brothers, grandmother and dog Happy. She enjoys reading, listening to music, watching TV and movies, shopping and spending time with friends and family.

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ASKS | from page 6 things for the library. And then again, it depends on what the library staff says it needs and what they want, or programs we want to offer. Now we have two authors coming next spring: Reporter Ted Reinstein of Channel 5 [Chronicle] and also Hank Phillippi Ryan [investigative reporter for Channel 7 News TV of Boston]. She is coming with her new book to talk to us. So those are all settled. Ted Reinstein is coming to talk about his new book on general stores of New England [“New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic” by Ted Reinstein with Anne-Marie Dorning]. We have it here already. I was just looking at it today. He is coming in April. We’re looking forward to both of them. Again, these are programs that are free to the public, and we are just presenting them and hope that enough people come to enjoy them. Q: So please tell me, what are you most proud of about the Friends? A: I think the fact that we can put on free programs and not have to charge for them. I prefer to call them just “fun programs” – no charge – you don’t have to stop and pay. Just come on in and enjoy. And we do a lot of different things. In August we had a personal trainer and a

chef: Don Doward. He was a chef at the Hilltop for many years. He came and put on a nice program for us. He brings all his gear and cooks. He cooked for the Garden Club. And I think we’ll invite Don to come back and cook for us sometime. So these are the things we do: We put them on, we invite everybody and there’s no charge for them. Q: So you are primarily geared to helping children? A: We do a lot of programs for the adults, too. Don was here for the adults. We’ve had authors. Reinstein and Phillippi Ryan; they are strictly for the adults. We have them in the evening. And we put that on the flyer – “for adults only” – because we can’t have children disrupting something like that. Q: So you worked with the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site on some programs this summer? That was the day in July, when there were demonstrations by the Lexington Minutemen and Salem Trayned Band. A: Amy [Melton, the children’s librarian] worked with them and we supported her. Amy figured it out and said, “This is what we want to do. Do you want to help?” And we said, “Yes.” That was very nice. It was a great group. And they got somebody to donate ice cream. It was a nice day in the summer.

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CHRISTMAS TREE | from page 1 helped to serve the samples, estimated that they served more than 1,500 cups of chicken pie over a 90-minute period. That’s a lot of pie that got cut up from 18 “Special Event”-sized pies, according to McLeod. The Xmas Calendar Saugus has a number of holiday events planned for this weekend: • The Meg Foundation continues this weekend with its 7th Annual Christmas Tree Festival at the former Clif-

tondale School (known as the MEG Building). People look at the trees today and tomorrow, from 3 to 8 p.m. On Sunday, the names of the winners will be announced. There are dozens of Christmas trees filled with goodies, gift cards and lottery tickets designed and decorated by local organizations, businesses and families supporting the MEG Foundation in preserving the former Cliftondale School. • The Theatre Company of Saugus performs “A Charlie Brown Christmas/A Christ-

mas Carol” every day this weekend at the Saugus American Legion (44 Taylor St.). Performances are scheduled for today and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at a 2 p.m. matinee. • Check out the holiday event set for Sunday at Breakheart Reservation, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Christopher P. Dunne Visitor Center. There will be some tree decorating at the reservation. Children will be able to get photos with Santa Claus. And there will be cookies and crafts in the Friends of Breakheart Gift Shop. Bring a can for the food pantry and hang an ornament on the tree. The An-

nual Santa Visit & Tree Trimming is a free event open to the public. • Saugus Boy Scout Troop 62’s Annual Christmas Tree Sale is underway in the lot on Salem Turnpike (Route 107) at the Ballard Street Lights. Residents will be able to buy holiday wreaths and trees – from tabletop size to eight feet tall – Monday through Friday: 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., through Dec. 20 or until the trees and wreaths are sold out. Delivery is available and all proceeds support the scouts of Troop 62. • A l a rg e gi f t-w ra p p e d open box has been set up

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Selectmen apprehensive about alcohol Selectman Jeffrey Cicolini cited the statement from the police chief, concerns raised by Officer William D. Cash of the Saugus Police Patrol Officers Union and “public discontent”expressed by people in the neighborhood as reasons for his motion to deny the special permit. Earlier in the hearing, Cicolini wanted to know whether the project is “a viable model without alcohol.” “I will not support this with alcohol,” Cicolini said. Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta echoed those concerns. “We’re all for bowling … Bowling is great,” Panetta said. “But people are concerned about the location and the alcohol at the location.” But representatives of the project noted that serving beer and wine to adults is central to Round 1’s business concept and brings in a lot of families. Precinct 4 Town Meeting Member William Leuci said he believes the project as proposed would create many late night problems that would disrupt the neighborhood. “You’ll have a lot of young people trying to get in the mall … cars coming in at all

times during the day and night,” Leuci said. “As far as the alcohol is concerned, that really is a no-no,” he said. Several residents complained that there are already problems with traffic and bad behavior at night without contributing more to the neighborhood’s troubles. DiMella details “the drain” on police Part of the written material reviewed by selectmen included a two-page letter from Chief DiMella that summarized two meetings he had with Round 1 and Square One Mall representatives, who “tried to alleviate my concerns.”“This business will put a drain on my department with calls for disturbances, medical aids and other issues that will occur. Simon’s security is not equipped or trained for dealing with large crowds,” the chief wrote. “They have no powers of arrest for underage drinking, disorderly conduct or other criminal activity,” DiMella said. “We all know the problems the Town has had in the past with different businesses chang-

in the lobby of Town Hall to help collect donations for the toy drive being organized by Saugus firefighters for families who need a little help this holiday season. People who want to contribute can leave unwrapped toys in the box. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 18. The need for gifts for older kids is greater. Editor’s Note: If you have a holiday-related event or fundraiser for a good cause and want to publicize it, email your announcement to mvoge@ co m ca s t . n e t a n d l e a ve a phone number for contact purposes. ing their business plan when the original one didn’t work out and it put a drain on the Police Department. We had to call for mutual aid from the State Police and surrounding departments on many occasions. Many residents had to put up with noise and other issues every weekend. Because of these potential problems, I cannot recommend the Route 1 proposal,” he said. DiMella said he didn’t think serving alcohol around young people playing pinball or pool is a good idea. “I feel there could be arguments over pool games and the pool cues could be used as readily available weapons if there is a fight,” the chief said Selectmen received a letter of support for the project from the Silver City Galleria in Taunton, which reports having a good experience with Round One. “We have had no major issues related to Round 1 since they opened in December of 2015. They manage an excellent business and are very brand sensitive,” wrote Gar Herring. “In today’s challenging retail environment, malls need to incorporate more entertainment that drives families to the center on a consistent basis. Round 1 is designed to accomplish that goal,” he said.

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tions help with all of the things, be it programs, be it museum passes, be it things for the library that the budget does not cover, which we all know there’s a lot there as far as needs. So any kind of donation, it would be absolutely welcome. And if they are not a member and they want to join [The Friends], there are forms at the circulation desk. There are some on the table in the library. Fill out the form, and for $10 you can become a member of the Friends. Q: Who are some of the bestknown members of the Friends? A: Well, Marilyn Carlson. She’s well known around town and been a member of the Friends forever. And Mary Leahy has been a longtime member of the Friends. Those are the two names that really come to mind. Q: Anything else that you would like to share about The New Friends, your projects and your plans for the future? A: Just that it’s a wonderful group that we have on the board. We are all friends as well as members of The New Friends. We all work well together and we have one goal: to help the library. Whatever we can do to help the library. Q: And a lot of the members are retired educators? A: Yes. All on the board except

one. I am not an educator, but I am retired. And we have one member who is still teaching, at the Veterans School. The Veterans School has supplied us with a lot of help. They have been on the board. And we share the same goal: to help the library. Q: So what’s the key to your group’s success? A: Good attitudes and sharing the same goal – whatever we can do to help the library. It’s a good group, and I enjoy working with them. It’s a good group of women who are here to do a job. We’re all volunteers. We don’t get paid for this. Q: So there are no men on the board? A: It’s all women. Q: Is that a requirement? A: Not at all. We’ve never had a man on the board. We had one man who used to come to our meetings. We invited him to join, and he said,“No.”He liked to come to the meetings, but he didn’t want to become a part of it. No men have shown an interest at all. We would love it. We would love it. One of these years, we’re all going to decide, “This is it. We can’t do it anymore.”I don’t know when it will be, but it will get to that point, and there’s nobody in the wings waiting to take over, right now. That is a little bit disturbing, and I don’t know what we’ll do. Q: Sounds like you need to

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get some young members to join you. A: Young blood is always good. Q: Pam, let me get some of your thoughts. What is the one thing you are most proud of among the accomplishments of the Friends? Gill: Being able to provide the programs that funding at the library doesn’t cover. I think that’s probably the biggest thing. That would have to be my Number One. Q: Do you have a specific one you are most proud of? Gill: My favorite? I know during the summer, they had the Reading Program. And so many pages you read, you get to vote. And each year, the program revolves around a specific topic. So, last year, I think the kids got to vote on athletic types of things, and they got to vote on which sport they liked. And the one that won, we made a special donation. I think it was Special Olympics that won. We’ve also made donations to Habitat for Humanity. And there is also a program that does food for foreign countries. Being able to see the kids working toward a goal and thinking of other people as opposed to themselves is great. Oh, one year they voted to send chickens to a country. The kids get to vote where they want the money to go towards, and that is kind of nice. Getting them to think about people at a young age instead of waiting til later on in life – that’s a big thing. Q: Anything else that you would like to share about The Friends? Gill: We’re a very cohesive group. We all get along well together, and everybody is willing to jump in and help out. You know, many hands make light work. I would have to say that all of the members of the board get along. There is no fighting or bickering. It’s a nice group. We all seem to be traveling along the same wavelength.

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Secrecy shrouds town manager’s new salary and benefits

Selectmen won’t release details until town counsel’s review and sign-off by selectmen By Mark E. Vogler


he Board of Selectmen finally approved a new contract for Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree Wednesday night. But members declined to discuss any details about Crabtree’s expected pay raise or benefits after emerging from a closed door executive session that lasted about 80 minutes. “We want to make sure we’re protecting the town and the manager,” Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Jeffrey Cicolini said after the board voted unanimously to approve Crabtree’s

new five-year contract, “subject to final edits” for “form and substance” by Town Counsel John J. Vasapolli. “It needs to be ‘wordsmithed,’” Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta said. She added that it’s possible that details of the contract could become public by next Wednesday, when the board is scheduled to have a 7:30 p.m. meeting. But it won’t necessarily be on the agenda, she said. “It needs to be signed by the full board and John Vasapolli,” she said. Crabtree was earning

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close to six years. Previously, he served as chairman of the Saugus Board of Selectmen and was a town police officer for more than a decade. Crabtree holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management with a concentration in accounting from Boston University and a juris doctor from New England School of Law. He clerked for a Superior Court judge and worked as an accountant for a Boston law firm before starting his own Saugus law practice. He has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since December of 2004. Crabtree has frequently thanked the board publicly for backing him after he got fired. He credited the incumbent members’ support which eventually led to the successful 2015 recall of the four selectmen who voted to fire him in the fall of 2014. Crabtree got his job back soon after the current Board of Selectmen took office. During the past political campaign, selectmen ran in tandem. They credited the town manager for being instrumental in many of the town’s accomplishments during their time on the board.

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Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities

LET’S GO! There were long lines outside Town Hall of people eager to go on sleigh rides. LIGHTING UP THE TOWN: Thousands of Christmas lights shined on Town Hall.

WEARING HOLIDAY COLORS: Right, Madison Johnson, 9, of Saugus, shows off her face painting, created by Ally D’Eon.

TAKING A BREAK: Jared Madden, of Danvers, right, with one of the horses he was handling on carriage rides around Town Hall last Friday night.

A POPULAR BUNNY: Dawn Goddman, of Animal Craze of Winchendon, holds a rabbit that got a A FAN FAVORITE: The Alpaca seemed like the lot of hugs by children and adults visiting the petting zoo. hit of the petting zoo.

The horses were almost as popular as Santa Claus.

THE PIE PEOPLE: Melissa McLeod, right, and her friend Marc Arsenault, again served up free samples LINING UP FOR SANTA: A long line from the entrance of Saugus Town Hall right up the stairs and into the of Harrows chicken pies on the front lawn of Saugus second floor auditorium assembled last Friday night as Saugus welcomed the holiday season. Town Hall. (Saugus Advocate Photos by Mark E. Vogler)

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Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities

GETTING HER PATS: Jameson Keough, 7, of Derry, N.H., enjoys the company of one of the horses that pulled Santa’s carriage. She is the daughter of Saugus native Jamie Keough.

ON DISPLAY: Children look at gingerbread house set up on a table in the second floor auditorium.

DOUBLE THE FUN: Left to right, twin brothers Nathan and James Collins, sons of Maria Collins, enjoy the preholiday festivities at Saugus Town Hall last Friday night.

PENGUIN PALS: Saugus High School student Hannas Strong and her friend, Timothy O’Neil, of Salem, join a giant inflatable penguin in front of the Saugus Public Library. WELCOME SAUGUS: Santa Claus addresses the crowd assembled OLD SAUGUS BUDDIES: Maria Collins, left, enjoys a night with outside Town Hall for the Annual her childhood friend Kathy Lavoie at the Annual Tree Lighting Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Ceremony and Festivities. (Saugus Advocate Photos by Mark E. Vogler) and Festivities.

MEET MY NEW FRIEND: Saugus Selectman Jennifer D’Eon WAITING FOR SANTA: Holly greets an Alpaca at the petting zoo on the lawn of Town Hall Berridge, 5, of Saugus, looks for last Friday night. a place on the steps of Saugus Town Hall where she can get a good view of Santa arriving in a horse-drawn carriage.

ONE OF THE TREE LIGHTING GIRLS: Summer Enos, 8, of Saugus, shared the honor HAVE A COOKIE: Saugus High School student Stephanie with several other children of Dexter, 16, had the assignment of passing out cookies to flicking a switch to turn on the hungry people who showed up for the town’s Tree Lighting Christmas lights and light up Ceremony last Friday night. the tree near Town Hall.

MEET MY NEW PAL: Saugus Selectman Scott Brazis gets friendly with a Christmas donkey at the petting zoo on the lawn of Town Hall last Friday night.

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Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities

H O L I DAY A N T L E R S : M i c h e l e Wendell, administrative assistant of the Saugus Fire Department, GETTING THAT CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: Brian Costin, right, GETTING THE SPIRIT: Joseph Lanzilli, of Saugus, right, sported the reindeer look last enjoys a special night with his 4-year-old granddaughter, and his 4-year-old daughter, Francesca, check out a giant Friday night at Town Hall. Avery Leccese. inflatable Santa Claus on the lawn at Town Hall.

A HOLIDAY FACE: Mason Berrini, 6, of Saugus, gets his face painted by Ally D’Eon.

SNUGGLING WITH SANTA: Santa Claus hugs Saugus Selectman Jennifer D’Eon.

A JOLLY WELCOME: Santa Claus, joined by Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree, addresses the large gathering in front of Saugus Town Hall during the town’s annual Tree Light Ceremony and Festivities last Friday night. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler)

A FAMILY AFFAIR: Saugus High School Principal Michael Hashem, center and back row, joined by his family. They include, left to right, daughter Rachel, his wife Gail and daughters Kaitlyn and Mikayla.

SITTING WITH SANTA: Chloe Crabtree, 8, right, sits with Santa and his two elves - Jake D’Eon and Nicholas Thompson, left to right. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler)

BEAR FUN: Sabrina Panetta, left and her mother — Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta — hang with a giant inflatable teddy bear anchored in front of the Saugus Public Library.

FIRST IN LINE: Chloe Crabtree was the envy of all the children who lined up in the second floor auditorium at Saugus Town Hall last Friday night. The 8-year-old daughter of Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree was the first of several hundred to visit with Santa. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler)

BEFRIENDING THE PENGUIN: People seemed to love the inflatable penguin in front of the Saugus Public Library.

MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT: Christmas lights illuminate Saugus Town Center for another year.

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The Savings Bank names new Chairman and Vice Chair


obert J. DiBella, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Savings Bank, recently announced a change of leadership on the Board of Directors. Michael R. Barrett of Wakefield has been appointed Chairman, following the retirement of former Chairman and Director John A. Spinello, while Attorney Mark J. Simeola of Melrose has been appointed Vice Chairman. Both Chairman Barrett and Vice Chairman Simeola were first elected as Corporators of The Savings Bank in 1998 and as Directors in 2007, and they are second-generation members of the Board. Robert J. DiBella, center, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Savings Bank, congratulates newly appointed Chairman Michael R. Barrett, left, and Vice Chairman Mark J. SimeoMichael R. Barrett la, right. Barrett, a partner in the firm of Christopher J. Barrett Realtors of well as Chairman of the Board of Committee. He is Past President rectors of the Eastern Middlesex Wakefield, served as Vice Chair- First Financial Trust, N.A., a sub- and Treasurer of the New Eng- Association of Realtors, and as man prior to his appointment sidiary of The Savings Bank. land Chapter of Cure SMA, and past Chairman of the Fair Housas Chairman. He serves as ChairIn addition to his responsi- has chaired the chapter’s an- ing and Equal Opportunity comman of the Bank’s Corporate bilities with The Savings Bank, nual golf tournament and auc- mittees. He is a past Director of Governance Committee, and Chairman Barrett serves as Vice tion, helping to raise more than the Rotary Club of Wakefield. as a member of the Executive President of Bear Hill Associates, $500,000. Chairman Barrett is a graduCommittee and the Asset Liabil- where he is also a member of the His professional affiliations in- ate of Merrimack College, where ity Management Committee, as Bear Hill Golf Club’s Membership clude service on the Board of Di- he received his Bachelor of Sci-

ence degree in accounting. He earned his Graduate Realtors Institution (GRI) and Certified Buyers Representative (CBR) designations and has been a consistent top producer in the real estate industry for his work with both buyers and sellers for the past 30 years. Mark J. Simeola Attorney Simeola has been associated with the Wakefield law firm of Simeola and Simeola, P.C. since 1989. He serves as a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee, Compensation Committee and Corporate Governance Committee, and he is a member of the Board of Directors of both First Financial Trust, N.A., and the Donald E. Garrant Foundation. Vice Chairman Simeola serves as Secretary of the Melrose Sons of Italy and is a past President and Director of the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce. A graduate of Boston College, Vice Chairman Simeola received his Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law.

DEP Public hearing: Area citizens testify for and against Wheelabrator plans to expand ash landfill By Mark E. Vogler


oard of Health Member Lena DeMiles’ voice trembled as she made an emotional plea last week to representatives of the state Department of Environmental Protection. “I’ve seen a lot of good people die,” said DeMiles, a registered nurse who has been in the health profession for 43 years — the last 33 as a Saugus resident living near the Wheelabrator trash-to-energy plant. Like many of the families who live in the shadow of the Wheelabrator plant, DeMiles said she’s become a cancer victim — undergoing surgery, chemo and radiation. “You need to stop this expansion,” you need to stop this expansion,” she said. DeMiles was one 53 people who testified Nov. 30 during a public hearing hosted by the DEP at Saugus High School on

Wheelabrator’s proposed plans to expand its ash landfill near the plant at Route 107. DEP last month issued a provisional decision approving Wheelabrator Technology Inc.’s application to continue using the ash monofill. Wheelabrator’s proposed modification of its ash landfill would provide an additional disposal capacity at the landfill estimated at 400,000 yards, according to the DEP’s 11-page decision. At the outset of the 180-minute hearing that drew more than 150 people, DEP officials noted that the hearing was required. But Mark G. Fairbrother, DEP’s section chief of Solid Waste Management, said the agency was interested in receiving public comment. “Do you have the ability to say ‘No’?,” long-time Wheelabrator adversary Peter Manoogian asked Fairbrother.

“Or is this a fait accompli,” he asked, suggesting that the DEP has already made up its mind by issuing the provisional approval Wheelabrator’s plans. “We’re here to listen to comments,” Fairbrother responded. In an interview later, Manoogian said he believed that the DEP’s provisional decision would eventually become final and “would allow Wheelabrator to have 10 more years of dumping ash.” Manoogian said the only way to stop the expansion of the ash landfill would be for the Board of Health to follow through on a lawsuit it has threatened to stop the expansion. “The important thing to keep in mind is that under the Saugus Town Charter, only the town manager can hire an attorney,” Manoogian said. “So, it remains to be seen whether Town Manager Scott

Crabtree will provide the legal resources to the Board of Health or the Board of Selectmen on this issue,” he said. A number of prominent Saugus and Revere public officials during the hearing called on DEP to reverse its provisional decision. “Please help us. Please protect us,” Saugus Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta said, pleading with DEP officials. Wheelabrator’s VP Environmental Health & Safety James Connolly rebutted what he called “a few misconceptions put out by a number of speakers” who testified at the hearing. “First and foremost, the ash is non-toxic,” Connolly testified, noting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determines what is topic. Connolly also took issue with critics say Wheelabrator’s unlined landfill doesn’t protect the groundwater. “While it’s not the traditional plastic liner, it’s a clay soil barrier wall with a leachate collection system that serves the same function and meets the same technical standards for protecting groundwater as the more typical plastic liners. Connolly also disagreed that there was a lack of groundwater monitoring at the Wheelabrator site. He noted that the DEP will be receiving about 1,200 letters of support from

citizen who have no problems with the Wheelabrator plant. Several bird watchers spoke in support of Wheelabrator, noting the numerous species of birds that thriving at the plant’s wildlife sanctuary. “I find it just a wonderful and glorious place for birds,” Norman Hyatt said. Revere City Council Member Anthony Zambuto said he placed his confidence in DEP while supporting Wheelabrator. “I know I’m protected by the DEP and my citizens are protected by the DEP,” Zambuto said. “When you tell me something is non-toxic, I believe you,” he said. “Unfortunately, the arguments against this plant are emotional and not based on science and facts,” he said. Kirstie Pecci, a senior fellow at the Conservation Law Foundation, asked “Why does Massachusetts hate Saugus, Revere and Lynn.” “Incinerators don’t get better with age. They’re not wine. They’re making people sick … We do know the people in this community are sicker because Wheelabrator Saugus is in this community,” she said. Pecci said the citizens in the room have to stop expansion of the landfill.


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Moulton talks taxes at Salem State Town Hall By Christopher Roberson


welve hours after the U.S. Senate voted 51-49 to pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Congressman Seth Moulton took the stage at Salem State University to address his constituents. “It’s a tax bill that will give tax breaks to the richest corporations,” Moulton said during his Dec. 2 Town Hall meeting. “It will bankrupt our Treasury by raising deficits 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 be reviewed by a Conference Committee prior to being sent to President Donald Trump for his signature. During the question and answer period, John, a Peabody resident, criticized Moulton for being one of the 174 Democrats who voted against the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act in September. John also said the nation’s deficit doubled under former President Barack Obama. “You failed to mention that between when Obama got elected president and when he left office, that deficit doubled; can you deny that?” 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 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 frustrat-

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At the time, then-Precinct 8 Town Meeting Member Eugene Decareau – one of two members who opposed the new school building – said he didn’t believe that the town manager would follow through with his offer. “I just think it’s a gimmick to get people to vote for the By Mark Vogler school,” Decareau told The Saugus Advocate. “This is just something to get the people to vote ‘Yes.’ They’ll nevere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this er follow through on this,” said the former Town Meeting member week in Saugus. who decided to not run for reelection this year. Well, I guess it remains to be seen whether Decareau is right. CrabSaugus River Watershed Council’s Annual Meeting Monday tree still has a chance to follow through on that tax-saving measure. Members of the public are invited to join the Saugus River Water- But not this year. Stayed tuned. shed Council for its Annual Meeting on Monday (Dec. 11) at Spinelli’s on Route 1 South at the Lynnfield / Peabody line. The meeting and dinner, set for 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., will feature a keynote presentation Another election coming up State Sen. Thomas McGee’s election as the next mayor of Lynn highlighting the unique opportunities and challenges in the Saugus River watershed. The meeting will also include award presenta- means there will be a need for another election early next year. The tions and the election of the 2018 Saugus River Watershed Council Lynn Democrat will be leaving his Third Essex District seat in JanuOfficers and Board of Directors. ary. So Saugus Town Clerk Ellen Schena has provided important upRiver Stewardship Awards will be presented to the following: Kirstie coming dates to put on the election calendar next year: • Special Election Primary is set for February 6, 2018 Pecci of the Conservation Law Foundation, for outstanding contributions toward protecting natural resources and public health in the • Special Election is set for March 6, 2018 Saugus River Watershed; Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment, for outstanding contributions toward protecting natural reAnnual Food for Fines sources and public health in Saugus; and Lynn United, for outstandThe Saugus Public Library wants to strike a deal with those reading contributions toward promoting environmental justice and en- ers who are procrastinating in paying their overdue fines. You can resuring public access along the Lynn waterfront. duce the fines in return for donations of food that will be given to loAdmission to the annual meeting costs $25 per person, which in- cal food pantries. The standing offer from the Saugus Public Library cludes keynote presentation plus a delicious dinner buffet by Spinel- Board of Trustees and staff is that your fine will be reduced by a dolli’s. The menu will include hand-carved roast beef; Spinelli’s famous lar for each item donated. Food items that are needed include cereal, pasta, rice, tuna, dry chicken, ziti and broccoli Alfredo; baked Boston scrod; roasted potatoes; salad; homemade chocolate fudge cake; coffee and tea. Cash milk, pancake mix, baked beans, baking mix, peanut butter and jelbar will be available. This event is handicapped-accessible and open ly, canned fruit or juice, canned vegetables, canned or dry soups, to the general public. macaroni and cheese dinners, instant potatoes, canned tomatoes Online registration is available at Advance or sauce, and canned meat. registration is requested. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase handmade holTime to vote for SHS Hall of Fame Do you know of a former Saugus High School athlete who deiday centerpieces for $25 – featuring fresh woodland evergreens, pinecones and other decorative elements. Order online today and serves to be inducted into the Saugus High School Hall of Fame? pick up centerpieces at the annual meeting (designs vary). All proWell, the nomination process has begun. Anyone looking to nomceeds will benefit the Saugus River Watershed Council’s environmen- inate a former Saugus High athlete into the Athletic Hall of Fame can tal education and river restoration programs. mail their nominations to: Saugus High School The Saugus River Watershed Council is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to protect and restore the natural resourc1 Pearce Memorial Dr. es of the Saugus River watershed. For more details, email srw@shore. Saugus, MA 01906 Attention: Athletic Hall of Fame-Mike Hashem net or call 781-233-5046. Or you could mail your nomination to: Don Trainer Town Hall seeks volunteers The Saugus Board of Selectmen is searching for a few good civ5 Appleton Pl. ic-minded men and women to serve their local government. There Saugus, MA 01906 Nominations can also be emailed to SaugusHSAthelticHOF@gmail. are vacancies on the following boards: • Affordable Housing Trust Board of Trustees com. Stay tuned for more details. • Cemetery Commission • Cultural Council These are volunteer / non-paid positions for Saugus residents. Students helping students Here’s an example of great collaboration between the Saugus PubThose interested may submit letter of interest / resume no later than Dec. 26, 2017 to: lic Library and a Belmonte Middle School teacher – and, of course, Junior National Honor Society students from the Belmonte Middle Saugus Board of Selectmen Saugus Town Hall, Suite #4 School. Each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m., the 298 Central St. library provides tutoring and homework help for the town’s elementary school students. The elementary school students get help, the Citizen concerns Belmonte students get credits for community service. The library again will be partnering with the Belmonte Middle This seemed like a good idea back in June before the town voted overwhelmingly for the new Saugus Middle/High School project. School to offer free, drop-in homework help in the Community You might recall that Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree reached out Room to Saugus elementary school students to help foster strong to some of those financially challenged homeowners with an offer academic and study skills outside of school hours. No registration is for tax relief for elderly, veterans and others who could be affected required, but students must be signed in/out by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must remain on library grounds while by a spike in tax bills. After a successful vote, Crabtree said he would request a Special the student is receiving homework assistance pursuant to an unacTown Meeting to consider an article that will double the tax exemp- companied minors policy. This program is open to students in grades K-5. The subjects stution for eligible seniors, veterans and other taxpayers as a way to assist with taxes associated with the investment in the proposed Mid- dents can get help with include math, science, grammar, reading, social studies, geography and more. Hey parents, here’s some help dle-High School District-Wide Master Plan Solution. Those eligible taxpayers who currently receive a tax exemption if you child needs it. on their property taxes would automatically see that amount douLet’s hear it! ble, according to Crabtree. Those eligible taxpayers who receive a full tax exemption would continue to be fully tax exempt on their Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. I’m alproperty taxes, he added. “The proposed increased exemption would not only help mitigate ways interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories tax increases under the project for eligible seniors, veterans and other or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. taxpayers, but it may also result in these residents receiving savings Feel free to email me at greater than the amount of the tax increase,” said Crabtree. XMAS Time at Square One Mall “We know there are many residents who support the School District’s Plan and its vision to provide facilities and resources that meet Square One Mall, a Simon mall, is inviting families to experience the academic needs of all students, and we hope this exemption plan the joy and magic of the holiday season with Santa and a variety of will eliminate any tax concerns for these affected residents,” he said. holiday programming taking place throughout November and De-



cember. The full line-up of holiday events, community partnerships, entertainment and more are open to the public, and Saugus-area families are encouraged to join in the festive fun! Simon® Santa Photo Experience Through Sunday, December 24 During Regular & Holiday Mall Hours Center Court Children and their families can experience the joy and magic of the holiday season with a visit to the Simon® Santa Photo Experience. Children will have a chance to visit and have their picture taken with Santa. For a complete list of Santa’s photo hours visit www. and click on“Santa’s Waiting”under“News and events”or visit stores/where-is-santa/stream/ santas-waiting-5403564. Save time – avoid the line with Santa by Appointment! Now you can reserve your magical moment with Santa online by visiting (photo packages and pricing vary). Visitors can get more information at the Santa set. The Simon Santa Photo Experience is again sponsored by Gymboree Group, which is a specialty retailer operating stores selling high-quality apparel and accessories for children under the Gymboree, Gymboree Outlet, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8 brands. The 2017 Simon Santa Photo Experience is also sponsored by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, which is celebrating the release of“Despicable Me 3,” which is available on Digital, Digital 3D, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand. Come visit the Simon Santa Photo Experience and receive a fun-filled“Despicable Me 3” activity sheet and watch highlights from the movie. Guests to every Simon Photo Experience will have another opportunity to share Santa’s heart by making a donation via the Cherry Hill Programs to Save the Children. For nearly 100 years, this nonprofit has given underserved children in the United States a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Since this program began five years ago, Cherry Hill Programs has collected over $1,000,000 largely due to the generosity of Simon shoppers. Pet Photo Night with Santa* Sunday, December 10, 7:30– 9:00 p.m. Center Court The popular Pet Photo Nights add a magical element to visiting with Santa, as many pet owners view their pets as important members of the family. Pets will have their own turn to sit on Santa’s lap on December 10. Pet Photo Nights are hosted af-


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Brew Zone opens on Route 1 New business gives people a chance to make their own beer or wine

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ter the mall closes, and the set gets an extensive cleaning following the event to remove any potential risk to allergy sufferers. Reservations can be made by visiting *All pets must be leashed or crated. Pets and owners must use the lower level mall entrance closest to Sears. Charity Giftwrap Through Sunday, December 24 Near Macy’s Lower Level Students from Saugus High School will provide holiday gift wrapping which will benefit Saugus High School. Visit http://www.simon. com/mall/square-one-mall for gift wrap hours. Seasonal Giftcard Booth Through Sunday, December 24 During Select Mall Hours Center Court, Upper Level Shoppers buying for those who may want to pick out their gifts themselves with a Visa or American Express Simon Giftcard®, as well as dozens of other retailer and restaurant gift cards, can purchase giftcards throughout the season at a special holiday booth set up on the upper level of Center Court. Square One Mall is located at 1201 Broadway in Saugus, Mass. For more information, and up to the minute event updates, please visit Follow Square One Mall on Twitter at @ShopSquare1Mall and on Instagram at shopsquare1mall.

NEW BUSINESS ON ROUTE 1: Brew Zone opened recently at 135 Broadway, giving customers a unique chance to make their own beer or wine.

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Six different recipes Brew Zone is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Eventually, he said, he hopes to open on Friday nights, once the word gets out about his business. “It all came together about a year ago … I already have four dozen recipes and I have anoth-

er two dozen recipes that I have not posted yet – anything from ales to stouts. Whatever beer style you like, I’ve got a recipe for it. If I don’t, I’ll get it. Somebody asked me for a German Kölsch. I didn’t have it, but I went out and got it,” he said. “At this business, I get all kinds. I get the 22 to 23 year olds who think it’s cool. Last week, I had two fathers and sons that did it together. Most of them were first times. There’s no particular age limit on this venture – as young as 23 and as old as 68,” he said. Parce said he and his father, Warren J. Parece, have run a starter and alternator shop on Tremont Street in Melrose for many years. “I’m at the stage in my life where I want to make a little money and have some fun. I don’t expect to get rich off of it,” Parece said. “It’s more of a late afternoon into the night business, and then on weekends during the day,” he said. With the yellow caution sign as a business logo attached to the front door, Brew Zone caters to anyone driving down Route 1 who might have a thirst for home brew. There is no food, alcohol or bar sales on premises. “It was tough picking a name that identifies what I’m trying to do … I still get mixed reviews about the name I chose – everybody has got their own ideas, you know,” Parece said.

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im Parece said he’s found a special niche on the Route 1 business corridor – a place where adventuresome beer or wine drinkers can stop and create their own brew and take it home. “I have the ingredients. I have the equipment,” said Parece, 53, of Wakefield. “They can come in and pick out the recipe. Anything from a Boston ale to a Guiness,” he said. “It takes about two hours and 50 minutes to brew a batch, then I will ferment it. And they can come back in two weeks and bottle it and then take it home,” he said. The Brew Zone celebrated its grand opening recently, attracting 25 to 30 people on Saturday followed by another 15 on Sunday. With six 15-gallon kettles, Parece said, he can do six different batches of beer at once inside the 2,000-square foot building that he leases at 135 Broadway in the southbound lane of Route 1. The building previously housed American Patriot Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. Parece, who has three people working with him part-time, said he’s been dabbling with home brewing for more than 15 years. He said his business caters to potential clients who share his passion or want to learn how to make their own beer or wine. “There’s nothing within 40

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IN THE ZONE: Jim Parece opened up Brew Zone recently, a new Route 1 business that provides the equipment and ingredients for people who want to craft their one beer or wine. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler)

miles of us. The closest ones are in Nashua, N.H., and Natick,” Parece said. “What brought me to Saugus was the location: there’s plenty of traffic. I certainly didn’t want to locate downtown … where nobody knows you are there,” he said.

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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. By Bob Katzen The senator who missed the THE HOUSE AND SENATE. ports local senators’ roll call atten- most roll calls is Sen. Mike Barrett There were no roll call votes in dance records for the 2017 session (D-Lexington) who missed 37 roll the House or Senate last week. through December 1. calls, (88.2 percent attendance reThis week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reThe Senate has held 313 roll call cord). Rounding out the top five worst attendance records: Sens. Linda Dorcena Forry (DBoston) 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). Ask for Artie Beacon Hill Roll Call requested a statement from those five senators. Here are their responses. Northgate Plaza, 339 Squire Road, Revere 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-fa1. Where is San Miguel Mission, 11. Of what species is the wintermous Paris Climate Talks of 2015. which is the oldest continental berry? Attendance meant I missed the U.S. church? 12. In Monopoly what does one last two days of the session, chock2. On Dec. 8, 1886, the AFL-CIO orreceive after passing Go? ganized with what former cigar 13. Which planet is “the angry red ablock with near-unanimous veto maker as its officer? planet”? overrides, but in return I met and 3. In what sport is a 2-7-10 or a 3-7- 14. On Dec. 11, 1936, which king worked with observers and dele10 split called a Christmas tree? abdicated his throne to marry gates from other ‘subnational’ ju4. What was Bob Marley’s band’s Wallis Simpson? risdictions around the world.Givname? 15. What vegetable do Asians store en the mounting squirreliness of 5. What sport begins with a “Christsimilarly to winter squash? national leaders, coalitions of submas tree”? 16. What plant would you find at national leaders are increasingly 6. Who was pictured on a U.S. many older U.S. colleges? important.” dollar that was discontinued 17. On Dec. 12, 1899, what golfForry: “On September 28, 2017, in 1981? related patent did African-AmerI was unable to be present for the 7. Why did James Whistler paint his ican Bostonian George Grant entirety of the Senate’s full formal mother sitting? receive? session where roll calls were held 8. What is a group of locusts called? 18. In the 1930’s what city became to override the governor’s vetoes 9. How are CBS, NBC and Dumont a “divorce capital”? to the fiscal year 2018 budget.The similar? 19. What song did Irving Berlin write reason for this was a long-planned 10. On Dec. 10, 1869, the Territory as a wedding gift to his wife? of Wyoming gave whom voting 20. Who originated the word caevent taking place at the same rights? sino? time at Fenway Park. You may recall, this past Spring racial slurs were hurled at Adam Jones from Answers on page 22

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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 important 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. Thomas McGee 98.4 percent (5) HOW LONGWAS LASTWEEK’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 House11:03 a.m. to11:11 a.m. Senate 11:06 a.m. to11:10 a.m. TUES. NOVEMBER 28 No House session No Senate session WED.NOVEMBER 29 No House session No Senate session THURS.NOVEMBER 30 House11:05 a.m. to 1:43 p.m. Senate 11:23 a.m. to 1:53 p.m. FRI.DECEMBER 1 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at

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