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he Planning Board recently voted 3-2 to recommend that the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) deny the Special Permit application that would change the use of the Bali Hai property and allow the construction of a 32-unit apartment building. During the Aug. 6 meeting, Attorney Theodore Regnante, counsel for developers

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Planning Board urges ZBA to deny Special Permit for Bali Hai project By Christopher Roberson

THE THRILL OF VICTORY: The Lynnfield 9-year-old Little League team is shown celebrating their recent 10-0 tourney win over Winthrop, pouring water on pitcher James Pasquale. Unfortunately, the little baseball Pioneers lost to an undefeated Marblehead team on Saturday, ending their tourney dreams. See photo highlights on pages 8 & 9. (Advocate photo by Laura Jolly)


Matthew and David Palumbo, said the ZBA has the authority to grant a Special Permit for a nonconforming use. He also maintained that a variance would not be required. “There is no necessity for having the Zoning Board act on a variance,” said Regnante. “We are in conformity with the dimensional requirements.” Regnante also shared the


Arguments continue to fly over Boston Clear Water By Christopher Roberson


he struggle drags on to have the Boston Clear Water Company (BCWC) removed from 165 Lowell St. In May of this year, Lynnfield residents Mary Bliss, Andrew Gallucci, Willis O’Brien and John Sievers filed three zoning complaints with Building Inspector Jack Roberto, saying BCWC had violated the town’s zoning bylaws by operating at a site that is not commercially zoned. Bliss, Gallucci, O’Brien and Sievers also said that if the site was ever commercially zoned, two years had passed without it being used for that purpose. Therefore, they said, “the use is no longer lawful and is not protected from zoning enforcement as a lawful pre-existing non-conforming use, nor can the use of the property revert to commercial.” However, Roberto denied their request to take action, which prompted Bliss, Gallucci, O’Brien and Sievers to bring the matter before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) last month. During the continuation of the hearing on Aug. 7, Attorney Brian McGrail, counsel for BCWC, said the petitioners never provided any zoning-based evidence to support their complaints. “Clearly, they have the burden of overturning the

building inspector,” he said. “We strongly believe that this is a by-right use.” McGrail also reminded the board that Roberto issued the same decision one year ago, which the abutters tried to appeal; however, they were not successful. He said that in November 2017, Town Counsel Thomas Mullen regarded the first appeal as being “fatally flawed.” Attorney Julie Connolly, assisting McGrail, said that in September 2013, BCWC’s predecessor, the Pocahontas Spring Water Company, had a sign stating that the spring was still open. She said BCWC purchased the property on June 24, 2014, and reported that “commercial volumes of water” were sold during the fall of 2014 and the spring of 2015. “There was never any intention to abandon the spring and there was never any abandonment of the facility,” said Connolly. However, she said, BCWC has endured four years of hostility from the abutting residents. “There’s got to be some finality, our clients have rights,” said Connolly. In response, Attorney Jason Kimball, counsel for Bliss, Gallucci, O’Brien and Sievers, said that contrary to McGrail’s ar-


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Hill Elementary School. “There’s a tremendous draw to the Lynnfield School System,” said Curley. According to the project’s School Analysis, nine more students would enroll in the schools. In addition, School Committee Vice Chairman Richard Sjoberg said the cost of educating one student is currently “$12,000-$13,000.” Resident Bradford Keene agreed with Curley in that the matter should be settled at Town Meeting. He said any other course of action would give the “appearance of a backroom deal.” Keene said an environmental impact study should be completed, as a number of federally protected species, such as the bald eagle, make their homes on Suntaug Lake. He also agreed that business has slowed down dramatically at the Bali Hai. “Now the Bali Hai is a glorified bar with a tiny kitchen,” said Keene, emphasizing his outright opposition to the project. “It is reckless and the equivalent of spot zoning,” he said. Regnante’s associate, Attorney Jesse Schomer, said similar matters went before Town

Meeting in 1954 and in 2017. “The neighbors don’t like to consider that this site will change; it’s in the current zoning,” he said. Resident Arthur Bourque said the Palumbos could price themselves out of the market by having monthly rents of $2,200 to $3,300. In addition, he said the traffic study is “laughable at best,” as it projects nine more cars in the morning and nine fewer cars in the evening. “I would urge you to proceed with great caution here,” said Bourque. Resident Patricia Campbell said the traffic count “doesn’t make any sense.”“Isn’t each person going to leave their apartment?” she asked. Campbell also called attention to the lack of visitor parking. “They’re going to be parking on Moulton Drive,” she said. Regarding public safety, she said the Police Department needed to hire five more officers after the opening of MarketStreet Lynnfield. Therefore, she asked if the Fire Department would need another ladder truck to service the proposed apartment building.

zoning bylaw going back to 1929. gument, his clients have proHe also maintained that JMitchell@AdvocateNews.Net vided references to the town’s Pocahontas’s owner, Donald LeColst, voluntarily closed the business on March 29, 2012, after learning that the facility needed $200,000 in required | 781-231-1111 upgrades. LeColst also discovered that the spring’s PH level Located Adjacent to Rite Aid Pharmacy

was above the limit set by the state Department of Environmental Protection. “That is abandonment any way you slice it,” said Kimball. “He voluntarily shut down his operations.” The ZBA will reopen the hearing at its next meeting in September.

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PLANNING BOARD | FROM PAGE 1 opinion of Town Counsel Thomas Mullen, in which he agreed with Regnante. In response, resident Patrick Curley said he disagreed with Mullen’s opinion, which was presented in a “very brief email.” “A variance is required to accomplish this,” said Curley, adding that the project should go before Town Meeting. “The proposed use does not satisfy the Lynnfield Zoning Bylaw; this is a single-family residential neighborhood.” While the Bali Hai has a seating capacity of 275, Curley said, the restaurant is merely a shell of its former self, adding that the board should consider how the property is currently used. “To disregard the current use of the Bali Hai is an unlawful degradation,” he said. “This restaurant has four, five or six patrons on a busy night.” Curley also called attention to the “significant detrimental effect” the apartments would have on Lynnfield’s student population. He said the greatest impact would be felt just one mile away at Huckleberry



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Moulton hears from constituents at Town Hall meeting abled, and the judge just ignored that; it’s been very frustrating,” she said. Although he said the law failed this particular resident, Moulton urged constituents not to get the wrong idea about Social Security em-

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uring his recent Town Hall meeting at Nor th Shore Community College in Lynn, U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton fielded questions ranging from Social Security to the opioid epidemic to public transportation. “Will I see the Blue Line come to Lynn in my lifetime?” asked Lynn resident John Russell at the Aug. 1 meeting. Moulton said the best way to improve the state’s economy is to put more money into public transportation. “This is the kind of investment we need,” he said. Although Moulton could not provide a timeline for extending the Blue Line, he said it is certainly one of his goals. “I can’t tell you when it will get done, but I can sure as hell tell you that I want to get it done,” he said. Resident Donald Parker asked what is being done to ensure that the U.S. Department of Transportation pays back the loan that it received from the Social Security Administration to help fund the approximately $26 billion Federal-Aid Highway Act in the 1950s. “I’m not familiar with that particular loan; I wasn’t around in 1950 sir,” said Moulton. He said the Social Security cap needs to be pulled. By removing the cap, Moulton said, even “people with a lot of money” would be required to pay higher Social Security taxes. “That would reduce about 80 percent of the problem with Social Security being underfunded,” he said. Marblehead resident Carl Caswell addressed the opioid epidemic. “Right now, there’s a drug crisis, people are getting addicted,” he said. “Are you willing to help these people?”

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Absentee ballots for the Tuesday, September 4 State Primary are now available in the Town Clerk’s Office


lection Laws require that Absentee Ballots be available to registered voters who meet one of the following three criteria: Absentee from the town during hours the polls are open Physical disability which would prevent voting at the polling place Religious beliefs that would prevent participation on the day of the election. Absentee ballot applications must be received by your local election office by 12 p.m. on the day before the election, unless the day before the election is a holiday or a Sunday, in which case the application must be submitted by 5

p.m. on the last business day before the election.Therefore, the Town Clerk’s office will be open until 5:00 PM on Friday, August 31st. You can call the Town Clerk’s office to request an application, or send a hand written note, with your signature to our office at 55 Summer Street, Lynnfield, MA01940.Applications can also be down loaded from the town’s website at on the Town Clerk’s page. Absentee ballots must be delivered through the US Mail to each requester, or they may be voted at the Town Clerk’s office during normal office hours.The Clerk’s normal office hours are

Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Friday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.Please allow ample time for mailing application and ballots. Military Voters If you are a member of the United States military on active duty, or if you are the dependent family member of active duty personnel, you qualify to vote as a UOCAVA military voter. Military voters who are stationed in Massachusetts have the option of registering to vote where they are stationed. Military voters who resided in Massachusetts before being called to active duty have the

right to continue to vote from their Massachusetts address, as long as they do not register or vote elsewhere. Eligible military voters include those on active duty in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (including reservists), as well as members of the merchant marine. Overseas Citizens United States citizens who reside outside the United States may vote from their last residence in the country. If you are a United States citizen who has never resided in the country, your address for voting purposes would

be your qualifying parent’s last address in the country. This address may differ from the address you use for other purposes. You may ask for additional or supporting information to locate a record of your previous residence. Sample ballots can be found on the Town’s web page at – Town Clerk’s Department page.Please note – there is no early voting for this State Primary.Should you have any questions regarding absentee voting, please feel free to call the Town Clerk’s office at 781334-9400.

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Local convenience stores weigh in on Tobacco 21 law By Christopher Roberson


s of Dec. 31, the legal age to purchase tobacco products in Lynnfield will be 21 rather than 18. Anu Kul of Centre Market said that while “50-80” percent of his customers who purchase tobacco are under 21, the store’s weekly loss is not expected to exceed $50. “In Lynnfield, not that many people smoke,” he said. According to the Massachusetts Boards of Health, Lynnfield’s Adult Smoking Rate

was 9.1 percent between 2011 and 2015. However, Kul said legislators still made the right choice to increase the age to 21. “Some cities really need it,” he said. Bavish Patel of Donovan’s Liquor Store said he does not have many customers under 21 who come in to buy tobacco; therefore, he is not anticipating a major financial impact. Patel said he was working in Melrose four years ago when the minimum age was raised from 18 to 21, adding that he favored the change. He said it is good that

the state is requiring every municipality to increase the age requirement. Like Kul and Patel, Tofayel Ahmed of Old Towne Market said he also does not expect a “big difference” in sales, as many teenagers are already purchasing tobacco from his store using fake identification. “That’s been a problem,” he said, adding that he does not have an identification scanner. In addition to using fake forms of identification while they are underage, Ahmed said, teenagers do not think

twice about continuing to purchase tobacco once they turn 18. The Tobacco 21 bill was introduced by State Sen. Jason Lewis and 28 other legislators on Jan. 23, 2017. It was subsequently signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker on July 27 of this year. According to, Needham was the first community in the state to increase the tobacco age in 2005. During the past 13 years, 178 cities and towns have followed the Tobacco 21 movement. Those

municipalities represent 70 percent of the state’s population. However, as of Aug. 1, Lynnfield was still one of 173 communities allowing 18-year-olds to buy tobacco. Although the number of high school smokers in Massachusetts is “well below” the national average, there are still approximately 103,000 teenagers who are under 18 who will “eventually die early due to smoking.” In addition, 2,500 teenagers begin using tobacco every year in the Bay State.

Speaker series offered by GLSS & Northeast Legal Aid will address Guardianship on Friday, Aug. 17 L

ynn, Mass. – Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) and Northeast Legal Aid (NLA) are partnering to provide a speaker series titled “Know Your Rights!” The next topic, which will be presented by Attorney John Ford on Friday, August 17, will address the topic of Guardianship. The workshop will take place in the Lynn Senior Center (8 Silsbee St., Lynn) from 3:00-4:00 p.m. The final session will take place on Friday, September 21, on the topic of “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.” The workshops are free and open to the public. Registration is requested by calling Julie Kautz Mills at 781-477-6726 or by visiting to register online. “Guardianship is the process by which the court appoints an individual to be legally responsible for the care of someone who is unable to manage their own affairs,” said GLSS Title III Planner Julie Kautz Mills. “As individuals are living longer, this topic is increasingly something that everyone should be educated about.” As a designated Area Agency on Aging, GLSS receives funding for what are called “Title III” programs, including funding for legal services. “GLSS and Northeast Legal Aid have been working together for a number of years to provide free assistance to very low-income people age 60 and older who are facing legal challenges with limited means to defend themselves,” Kautz Mills said. “This speaker series seemed like a natural off-shoot of that shared mission, providing an opportunity to bring legal information and guidance to adults of all ages in the community.” NLA provides free civil legal services to low-income and elderly individuals in Essex and Northern Middlesex Coun-

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Rep. Jones continues to maintain perfect voting record in 2017-2018


ou s e M i n o r i t y Le a d e r Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (RNorth Reading) continued to maintain a perfect voting record during the 20172018 legislative session, passing the 7,000-vote mark last month. He has never missed a roll call during his 24 years as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. His unbroken streak of consecutive roll call votes remains intact and now stands at 7,075, which includes all 521 House roll call votes tak-

en between January 25, 2017, and July 31, 2018. “It is an honor and a privilege for me to represent the residents of the 20th Middlesex District and to advocate for the interests of North Reading, Lynnfield, Reading and Middleton on Beacon Hill,” said Representative Jones. “I am forever grateful for the trust the voters have placed in me, and I am committed to making sure their voices are heard by participating in each and every roll call vote.”

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During the 2017-2018 legislative session, Representative Jones voted on many key policy issues, including legislation to expand opioid prevention and treatment options, to improve workforce protections for pregnant workers, to establish a Municipal Police Training Fund, to enhance veterans’ benefits and to authorize cities and towns to offer a means-tested senior property tax exemption. He also cast votes this session to support compensating cit-

ies and towns for the costs associated with Massachusetts’s early voting law, and to address the existing backlog of untested rape kits while also establishing a statewide database for sexual assault victims to track their kits. He sponsored both of these initiatives, which were signed into law this year. Representative Jones is the highest ranking Republican in House leadership, and has served as House Minority Leader since 2002.

New Report: Dangerous Jobs Directly Linked to Opiate Epidemic in Massachusetts Death certificates show construction workers, low-wage earners, and those with limited access to paid sick leave more likely to die of an overdose


his Wednesday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) released a groundbreaking report confirming what labor advocates have been saying for years: dangerous jobs are playing a direct role in opiate addiction and overdoses in the state. The 21-page study titled Opioid-related Overdose Deaths

in Massachusetts by Industry and Occupation, 2011-2015 found that there were a total of 5,580 opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts from 2011 through 2015. Of the 4,284 worker death certificates deemed comprehensive enough to study, 1,096 were found to be employed in construction/extraction. The opi-

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oid-related death rate for these workers was six times the average rate for all Massachusetts workers with 150.6 deaths per 100,000 workers as compared to the 25.1 average. Workers in the farming, fishing and forestry occupation were also very hard hit. With 61 deaths in that industry during the study period (67.2% of these deaths occurred among workers employed in fishing occupations), the rate was five times higher than average. Click here to view the report. The occupations within construction and extraction that suffered heavy losses include: • Construction laborers, with 374 deaths, 34.2% of all construction worker deaths; • Carpenters, with 201 deaths, 18.4% of all construction worker deaths; • Painters, construction and maintenance, with 92 deaths, 8.4% of all construction worker deaths; • Pipe layers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters, with 66 deaths, 6.0% of all construction worker deaths; and • Roofers with 64 deaths, 5.9% of all construction worker deaths. The study calls for educational and policy interventions targeting at-risk workers as a means to prevent opioid-related overdose deaths. DPH states these interventions should immediately address workplace hazards that cause injuries for which opioids are prescribed in order to save lives. The Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH) was provided an advance copy of the document as a stakeholder working to better understand the role work plays in the region’s opioid epidemic. “This sobering report con-

firms that hazardous jobs are not just dangerous because of the risk of fatal injury, but because they can also directly lead to tragic opioid addiction that can shatter families and end lives,” said MassCOSH Executive Director Jodi Sugerman-Brozan. “It also makes clear that if those working to end the opioid epidemic in our state are not looking at investing in policies and efforts that reduce work-related injuries, they are missing a key strategy.” Low wage earners were particularly hard hit by opioid-related overdose death. High rates of overdose death were observed among workers in the $10,000- $19,999, and $20,000$29,999 income range. Death rates were also examined in relation job insecurity and availability of paid sick leave. A significantly higher death rate was observed among workers in occupation groups with high job insecurity compared with workers in occupation groups with low job insecurity. The report also goes into great detail linking jobs with a high prevalence of musculoskeletal pain, such as lower back pain, with the need to work while in pain, contributing to the use and potential overdoes of opioids. The study cites a recent Massachusetts study by the Journal of occupational and environmental medicine/ American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of construction workers on a large commercial construction site. 74% of the workers reported having some kind of musculoskeletal pain in the last three months and about 40% reported having one or more injuries in the last month. Advocates state these workers are unable to take time off to heal and work though their pain,

exacerbating their injuries and increasing their medication intake, leading to addiction. “This is a very important report,” said Les Boden, professor at the Boston University School of Public Health and member of the MassCOSH Health Tech Committee. “It shows that industries and occupations with high injury rates also have high rates of opioid-related deaths. This strongly suggests that workers suffering from injuryrelated pain have often been prescribed opioids to control their pain. This can begin a chain of events leading to addiction and death. The best way to address these problems is to prevent these injuries in the first place.” DPH states that although the opioid epidemic is multifaceted and additional research is necessary, given the strong evidence that dangerous jobs are linked to opioid-related death, they recommend immediate action be taken to prevent workplace injuries. “With thousands of workers being exposed to opioids and dying, this report is a resounding call to action to better protect our labor force,” said Sugerman-Brozan. “We call on our leaders to fully staff and fund the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Massachusetts Occupational Health Surveillance Program, reinstate the Workplace Injury and Illness recordkeeping rule that required employers to keep five years of workplace injury records, legislate increased access to paid sick leave, and empower unions, not hamper them, in their efforts to improve working conditions for their members. These are steps we can take right now to help end all this needless suffering and loss.”

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2018 First Responder’s Day Sept. 11 at Lynnfield Common

he Town of Lynnfield and the Lynnfield Rotary Club would like to invite you to the annual “First Responder’s Day” to be held at the Lynnfield Com-

mon on Tuesday, September 11 from 6:00-7:15 p.m. The purpose is to honor our brave men and women who serve us locally, and as a remembrance

of the tragedy which occurred on 9/11. There will be a brief ceremony from 6:00-6:15 p.m. followed by a free barbeque sponsored by the Town of Lynnfield

from 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m. The Lynnfield Rotary Club is looking for sponsors for the event. All proceeds after expenses will be donated to the Lynnfield fire and

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August 15 last day to register to vote in State Primary


ynnfield’s Town Clerk is reminding residents the last day to register to vote or change one’s voting address or party affiliation for the September 2018 State Primary is Aug. 15. On that day the Clerk’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Your enrollment as a voter will affect the party primary in which you can vote at the State Primary. There are three political parties in Massachusetts: Democratic, Libertarian and Republican. For voters who are enrolled in a party, at a Primary you will only be allowed to vote the ballot for that party. Voters who are unenrolled (sometimes referred to as Independent) or registered in a political designation at the time of a Primary, can choose which party’s ballot to receive. For those who wish to register or make changes by mail, the form must be postmarked no later than Aug. 15; Massachusetts law does not currently allow these changes to be made via email. To download the form, please visit www.sec. The state now allows for voter registration online with a valid Massachusetts driver’s license by going to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website at Online registrations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 15 to be valid for the September Primary. Registered residents who did not return their 2018 Annual Census, or inactive confirmation letter that was mailed out in May, will be required to show proof of residency at the polls, which could take an extra 1015 minutes. You can check your voter status at the state’s web site,, to determine if your voter status is active or inactive. Please note: The Primary is scheduled for Sept. 4. All voting precincts are located at Lynnfield High School. If you would like further clarification of your party status or have other questions relative to the upcoming election, please do not hesitate to contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 781-3349400.

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Lynnfield 9-year-old Little League baseball take down Winthrop, 10-0

Pictured, from left to right, are (top row) Coaches Jared Burke, Peter MacKinnon, Evan Diranian, Andrew Carbone, Oliver Harth, Grant Neal, Coleman Walsh, Coach Steve Walsh, (bottom row) Cole MacKinnon, Shane MacEachern, Lorenzo Nieves, Jared Burke, Brady Cole, Zach Chiarella, and James Pasquale. Coach Craig MacEachern not pictured.

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Coleman Walsh running home

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Lorenzo Nieves steals second base.

Jared Burke getting on first

Grant Neal gets on first.

Evan Diranian ready to run Shane MacEachern runs to second base. home.

Andrew Carbone hits a single.

Coleman Walsh heads for first base. Cooper Marengi makes a fantastic pop fly catch.

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Wakefield Farmers Market News


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U Eddie Dee will be bringing songs for all ages to the market on August 11.


he Wakefield Farmers Market brings local farm fare, specialty foods, and artisan products to Hall Park (next to Veterans Field, GPS 468 North Ave Wakefield MA) each Saturday from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. through October 13. Featuring live music, a balloon magician, cooking demos most weeks, and a Kid’s Activity Tent – stocked with drawing materials, hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk – and special events throughout the season, it’s a great place to shop, have a picnic, play or just hang out on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt. On August 11, Eddie Dee returns. He has a vast repertoire of favorite songs that he compliments with his fine voice and guitar or keyboard accompaniment – perfect backdrop for a relaxing day at the market. The Wakefield Farmers Market Music Program is sponsored by The Savings Bank. Our super chef Suman Shah was called out of the country

for a few weeks, but someone will be in the Market Kitchen Tent creating and sharing tasty and nutritious recipes from produce procured at the market that morning. You can find links to all the recipes at our Market Kitchen Tent website: Our Market Kitchen Tent and Farm/Food Education sponsor is Wakefield Co-operative Bank. The Wakefield and Lynnfield Rails to Trails groups are teaming up to share information about this great project that is getting closer to fruition. Here are the vendors expected on August 11: Aaronap Cellers, Ackermann Maple Farm, The Bread Shop, Charlton Orchards, Coutt’s Specialty Foods, Deano’s Pasta, Emmett’s Edibles, Farmer Dave’s, Flats Mentor Farm, Goodies Homemade, Habibi Gourmet Food, Kelly’s Farm, Lilac Hedge Farm, Pour Man’s Coffee, Roasted Granola, Roberto’s Seafood, Swiss Bakers, Tower Craft Beverages,

and West River Creamery. Artisans: A&D Books, BE U By Rumi, Kittredge Candles, and Sarah’s Originals. The market offers “Market Bucks” that can be purchased for use with vendors via credit/debit cards or SNAP/EBT, and will again be matching SNAP purchases up to $10 per visit so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. For HIP benefits, be sure to shop with Farmer Dave’s. The Wakefield Farmers Market runs rain or shine except in dangerous weather (e.g., lightning or hurricane conditions). The market opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday starting June 16 through October 13, 2018. Please visit for a current listing of vendors, live music and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. See you at the Market!

Centerboard Receives $10,000 Targeted Grant To Advance Women

Grant From Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation Will Support Marissa’s Hope on the North Shore


YNN, MA – Centerboard, a community-based organization that empowers families, young people, and communities for success, today announced it has received a $10,000 Targeted Grant from Eastern Bank, America’s oldest and largest mutual bank. The grant will support Marissa’s Hope, a program that instills hope by fighting sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. Each year, the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation’s Targeted Grant program supports hundreds of communi-

ty-based organizations working for progress on a specific issue in Eastern’s New England footprint. In 2018, in celebration of the Bank’s 200th anniversary and to honor its first depositor, Rebecca Sutton, Targeted Grants have been designated to support organizations addressing a range of issues that disproportionately impact women, such as sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, health care, pay equity, and senior management and board representation. Centerboard is among 170 nonprofits each receiving a $10,000 grant.

In total, Eastern is granting $1.7 million in Targeted Grants this year to nonprofits in communities from New Hampshire to Cape Cod and throughout the South Shore, North Shore, Metro West, Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston. “We are very grateful for the support from Eastern Bank for Marissa’s Hope,” said Mark DeJoie, Centerboard’s CEO. “This program will help fight exploitation by helping girls develop their full potential.” Eastern’s Targeted Grant program this year creates new opportunities and resources

nder Massachusetts law, the home of a MassHealth resident owning a long-term care policy that meets the daily benefit minimum and pays out for at least 730 days, will not be counted in determining eligibility for benefits and will be exempt from estate recovery. MassHealth’s Estate Recovery Unit has the right to collect against the probate estate in order to recoup the amount it paid in benefits during the decedent’s lifetime. Homes are a non-countable asset for MassHealth eligibility as long as the equity in the home is less than $858,000 and the nursing home resident/applicant checks off the box on the MassHealth application stating that he or she “intends to return home”. The problem is when the home is in the nursing home resident/applicant’s name alone. In this case, the home will be part of the probate estate. Without a long term care policy meeting the minimum requirements, the home will be subject to the Estate Recovery Unit’s lien. A newly-issued long-term care policy must provide a daily benefit of at least $125 and for a minimum of 730 days. In 2013, the Massachusetts legislature enacted a new law which states that the minimum requirements must be met at the time of the purchase of the long-

term care policy, not at the time of nursing home admission. Under the old law, if a policy holder used up the 730 days of coverage while receiving the care at home, there would be no coverage available for nursing home expenses which would put the home at risk of estate recovery. The Massachusetts legislature wanted to encourage people to purchase longterm care policies, not discourage them. The relevant law is found at Mass General Laws, Chapter 118E, Section 33. MassHealth has taken the position that there should be at least $1 left on the policy before transitioning to a nursing home for the home to avoid estate recovery. When attempting to avoid estate recovery against the home due to the fact that a long-term care policy is owned by the applicant meeting the minimum requirements, you must check off the box on the MassHealth application stating that you “do not’ intend to return home. In all other cases, you would check off the box stating that you “do” intend to return home in order to make the home non-countable for eligibility purposes. The applicant can only have $2,000 of countable assets in order to qualify. The home in this situation will quality for an exemption under the long-term care policy exception and there will be no limit on the amount of equity you can have in the home. There are older long-term care policies still in force that were purchased prior to March 15, 1999 that provided for only a $50/day benefit. Those policies still meet the minimum requirements in order to avoid estate recovery.

Joseph D. Cataldo is an estate planning/elder law attorney, Certified Public Accountant, registered investment advisor, AICPA Personal Financial Specialist and holds a masters degree in taxation.

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Wildfire Concert headlines Town Common Summer Concert

Wildfire performed on the Town Common on Aug. 1 as part of the town’s Summer Concert Series.

Wildfire performed on the Town Common on Aug. 1 as part of the town’s Summer Shown, from left to right, are Mat Eddy, Donna O’Brien Concert Series. (Advocate Photos by Christopher Roberson) and Betty Ioannizis of Lynn.

Makayla Martorana (left) and Samantha Ramboli of Everett Bank.

Carlos and Patricia Bonito of Saugus.

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Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators and representaREGULATION AND TAXING tives’ votes on roll calls from the OF SHORT-TERM RENTALS week of July 30-August 3. (H 4841) House 119-30, Senate 30-8, ECONOMIC approved and sent to the govDEVELOPMENT (H 4868) ernor a bill that extends the House 151-0, Senate 37- state’s current 5.7 percent ho0, approved and sent to Gov. tel and motel tax and up to a 6 Charlie Baker an economic de- percent local option room ocvelopment package including a cupancy tax to short-term rentsales tax holiday allowing con- als offered by Airbnb, Homesumers to buy most products Away and VRBO while leaving that cost under $2,500 on Sat- the regulation of these rentals urday, August 11 and Sunday, including registration, licensing August 12 without paying the and inspections up to local citstate’s 6.25 percent sales tax. ies and towns. Other provisions authorize The measure also allows lo$50 million for a grant pro- cal cities and towns to impose gram targeting coastal com- a local impact fee of up to 3 munities and create jobs in the percent on operators who rent maritime economy sector; $250 out two or more professionalmillion for the MassWorks Infra- ly-managed short-term rental structure Program which pro- units within a municipality. vides a one-stop shop for muOther provisions create a nicipalities and other eligible central state registry of shortpublic entities seeking pub- term rentals and require that lic infrastructure funding; and a city or town dedicate no less $12.5 million in capital dollars than 35 percent of revenue for MassVentures to continue generated from the new local providing competitive grants option fee to either affordable to Massachusetts-based com- housing or local infrastructure panies commercializing tech- needs. nologies. Supporters said the bill Tax breaks in the package in- strikes a balance and levels the clude tax credits to businesses playing field of taxes and regto occupy vacant storefronts ulation of these untaxed and in downtown areas and the es- unregulated short-term rentals tablishment of a $2.5 million and hotels and motels that are Apprenticeship Tax Credit pro- currently regulated and taxed. gram for apprenticeships in Opponents said the bill is computer occupations, health- simply another example of an care and the manufacturing in- anti-business, unwarranted tax dustry. and overregulation by the state. Supporters said the bill would Estimates are that the state be a real shot in the arm for the will reap $34.5 million from the state by stimulating the econ- new taxes and local communiomy, creating jobs and mak- ties which impose the optioning Massachusetts friendlier to al local tax will receive some business. $25.5 million. “Too many families are strug(A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A gling to make ends meet and “No” vote is against it.) too many workers are looking Rep. Bradley Jones No for work,” said Sen. Eric Lesser Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes (D-Longmeadow), the sponsor of the package. “This bill is de- AUTOMATIC VOTER signed to rebalance the scales REGISTRATION (H 4667) so that our economy works for House 134-16, Senate 36-0, everyone and fosters growth in approved and sent to Gov. Bakevery corner of our common- er a bill that would automatiwealth. It will put people back cally register to vote a person to work rebuilding our roads who fills out an application with and bridges and revitalizing the Registry of Motor Vehicles our downtowns. And it will pre- (RMV) or MassHealth, unless pare the next generation with the person opts out. Officials at the skills needed to succeed in the RMV and MassHealth would a changing economy.” be required to explain to each (A “Yes” vote is for the pack- person that the transaction auage.) tomatically registers them to Rep. Bradley Jones Yes vote, unless they opt out, and

also inform them that non-citizens are ineligible to vote. Supporters said an estimated 680,000 eligible voters in the Bay State who are not registered to vote. “Automatic Voter Registration will make voting more accurate, more secure, and more available to all,” said Pam Wilmot, Executive Director of Common Cause Massachusetts which was part of the coalition pushing for the bill. “That’s good for democracy, for election security, and for voters. Utilizing existing technology to modernize the voter registration process just is basic common sense.” “The FBI just arrested dozens of illegal immigrants who easily obtained Mass driver’s licenses with stolen identities,” said Rep. Shaunna O’Connell (RTaunton). “Under this law, those felons would be automatically registered to vote. Furthermore, this law creates a burdensome unfunded mandate on cities and towns.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it). Rep. Bradley Jones Yes Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes $2.2 BILLION FOR CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (H 4835) House 148-2, Senate 37-0, approved a bond bill allowing the state to borrow up to $2.2 billion for climate change adaptation, environmental and natural resource protection and investment in recreational assets. The package includes earmarks for hundreds of millions of dollars for hundreds of projects in legislators’ districts across the state — many of which will never be funded. The Baker administration ultimately decides which projects are affordable and actually get funded but it cannot fund most of them because the governor’s office is also required to adhere to the state’s annual bond borrowing cap. Provisions include $105 million for dam and flood control projects; $160 million for roads and bridges; $60 million for the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust to improve water by providing low-interest loans to municipalities; $45 million for hazardous waste cleanup; and $15 million for the Electric Vehicle Incentive Program that gives grants to cities and towns, state agencies, and state universities to purchase electric vehicles and install charging station. “We’ve come out with a strong bond bill that funds necessary environmental investments across the state, including an agricultural estate tax credit, which aims to ensure a thriving agricultural economy here in Massachusetts, and investments in protecting our cit-

ies and towns,” said Rep. “Smitty” Pignatelli (D-Lenox), chairman of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. “This bond bill aims to preserve our land and restore dams and seawalls, which as we know, have suffered severe damage from storms over the years. I believe these efforts will have a lasting impact throughout the commonwealth.” Neither of the two opponents of the bill responded to Beacon Hill Roll Call’s request for a statement from them. (A “Yes” vote is for the package. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Bradley Jones Yes Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes OPIOIDS (H 4866) House 151-0, Senate on a voice vote without a roll call, approved and sent to Gov. Baker a bill aimed at combatting the opioid problem in the Bay State by addressing opioid addiction, prevention and treatment. The measure establishes a statewide standing order for Narcan, expanding access to this opioid overdose-reversing drug without an individual prescription; establishes a statewide program to provide remote consultations with primary care practices, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers for persons over the age of 17 experiencing chronic pain; establishes a community-based behavioral health promotion and prevention trust fund to promote positive mental, emotional and behavioral health among children and young adults and to prevent substance use disorders among children and young adults; and establishes a center for police training in crisis intervention to serve as a clearinghouse for best practices in police response to people with mental illness and substance use disorders. Other provisions require most prescriptions for controlled substances be provided electronically; permit a patient to partially fill a prescription for a schedule II substance and return to the original dispensing pharmacy for the remaining amount of the prescription, and prohibit the use of drug coupons for opiate drugs. “Despite efforts to suppress the opioid crisis, families across the Commonwealth continue to lose their loved ones to substance use disorder,” said Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington), Senate Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery. “This legislation builds upon the work the state has done around opioid misuse and prevention and provides another set of tools to reduce harm, save lives and increase access to evidencebased treatment. We have a

major epidemic on our hands and we have to use everything at our disposal to cure this disease.” “The Massachusetts Legislature has been steadfast and unwavering in the face of the relentless disease of addiction,” said Rep. Denise Garlick (D-Needham), House Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery. “This disease is a reality that people face every single day, but we are pouring our best expertise and resources into this fight,”“We are in this for the long haul and we are not backing down – we are in this battle together to save lives.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Bradley Jones Yes HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been 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 July 30-August 3, the House met for a total of 25 hours and 24 minutes while the Senate met for a total of 28 hours and 32 minutes. MON. JULY 30 House 11:01 a.m. to 8:22 p.m. Senate 10:38 a.m. to 9:56 p.m. TUES. JULY 31 House 12:01 p.m. to 1:12 a.m. (Wednesday) Senate 11:02 a.m. to 1:20 a.m. (Wednesday) WED. AUGUST 1 No House session. No Senate session THURS. AUGUST 2 House 11:00 a.m. to 1:52 p.m. Senate 11:00 a.m. to 1:56 p.m. FRI. AUGUST 3 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at

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Savvy Senior by Jim Miller

Where Seniors Can Get Help With Home Chores and Small Jobs Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to find good, trustworthy, qualified people who can help seniors with home chores or small jobs? Looking for Mom Dear Looking, Getting help at home for any number of household tasks is a lot easier than it use to be thanks to a number of web-based tools that can quickly and easily connect you and your mom to a wide variety of skilled, carefully vetted workers. Here’s what you should know. Finding Qualified Help One of the best ways to find qualified, reliable, trustworthy people that can help with home chores and other small jobs is through referrals from people you trust. But if your friends or family don’t have any recommendations, there are a number of online companies you can turn to now like TaskRabbit. com and These are on-demand service companies that can quickly and easily connect you to skilled workers to handle a wide variety of household chores and small jobs, like cleaning and housekeeping, moving and packing, lawn and yard cleanup, handyman tasks, grocery shopping, running errands, furniture assembly, picture hanging, closet organizing, and much more. TaskRabbit currently has more than 60,000 Taskers (workers) in 47 U.S. cities, while Takl currently serves 75 U.S. cities with around 35,000 workers. All you need to do is download their app, or go to their website, and select the service your mom wants done and set a time when she would like the worker to show up. The software then matches your request and provides you a list of qualified, feedback rated workers (including their hourly rate) from which to choose. Once the job is complete, payment is done through the company’s app. You should also know that all TaskerRabbit and Takl workers have to go through a thorough vetting process before they can join their respective company including extensive background checks. If, however, you can’t find a skilled worker through TaskRabbit or Takl, or if they don’t serve your area, another option is Amazon Home Services at Like TaskRabbit and Takl, Amazon will connect you to qualified workers that handle dozens of household chores and other small jobs. Amazon also screens all workers through media searches, online interviews, reference checks, and background checks. And all experts need to have licenses and insurance. To purchase and book a service, you can either buy a prepackaged service with a fixed price (like two hours of cleaning) or you can submit a custom request and receive estimates. When booking, you select three different dates and time frames and the pro confirms an appointment. All payment is done through your Amazon account. Need a Tradesman If your mom primarily needs of a tradesman like a plumber, electrician, painter, roofer or carpenter for home repairs or remodel projects, you should also check and Both of these sites can connect you with prescreened, customer-rated service professionals in your area for free. Senior Specific Another option you should know about is, which is a fee-based membership service for seniors 60-plus that provides qualified, vetted workers to do small jobs in and around the house for only $16 per hour. Currently available in New York, they are expanding nationally over the next year. Lower-Income Option If your mom is on a tight budget, you should also contact her nearby Area Aging Agency (call 800-677-1116), who can refer you to services in her area, if available. For example, some communities have volunteer programs that provide chore and handyman services to help seniors in need. And some local non-profit’s offer residential repair services that offer seniors minor upgrades and adaptations to their homes. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.


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more faculty positions in colleges and universities, and yet, men hold the highest number of tenured university positions. - Only 32 women run Fortune 500 companies and only two are women of color. Less than 20% of all board seats in Fortune 1,000 companies are held by women. “We believe in breaking down the barriers that stand between people and prosperity. That’s why Eastern is

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CHALLENGE | FROM PAGE 4 under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-plus, and wheelchair division. Donations to the race can be made by mail by sending a check made payable to The Angel Fund/ Mar y O’Donnell 5K Race, and mailing it to The Angel Fund for ALS Research, 649 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880. Following the race, there will be an ice bucket challenge for all to participate in. Bring your bucket! Born in Boston and raised i n B e l m o n t , M a s s. , M a r y Pomer O’Donnell was the sixth of 12 children of Frank A . Po m e r a n d M a r g a r e t (Flatley) Pomer. Mary graduated from Belmont High School in 1981 and received her Bachelor of Science degree from College of the Holy Cross in 1985 and her Law Degree from Suffolk University in 1994. She married Bill O’Donnell on June 9, 1990, and they resided in Melrose. Mary was a homemaker who took great pride in taking care of her family. She was the devoted and loving mother to her five children: Tom, Jim, Matt, Luke and Maria. She enjoyed going to the beach, was a person who enjoyed the simpler things in life and never took anything for granted. She cherished the quiet times with her husband and enjoyed attending all the activities that her children were involved in, whether it be school functions or sporting events.

MEETING | FROM PAGE 3 duced on March 15. “The idea of this bill came from a constituent,” he said. If it is ultimately signed into law, TL;DR would “direct the Office of Management and Budget to require agencies to place important action items at the beginning of communication with constituents, when they are allowed or required to complete an action item. The clearly marked section at the top will include the following pieces of information.” In addition, Moulton said he continues to encourage more young leaders to run for federal office just as he did four years ago. “We’re not going to break the logjam in Washington if we don’t get new people elected to Congress,” he said. “We have an awful lot of people in Washington who don’t have the courage to face the real challenges.”

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O B ITUAR I E S Hugh T. “Hughie” Doherty


ied Friday, July 27 at the age of sixty-four with his family by his side. Hughie was the husband of Lisa (Mackel) Doherty of Lynnfield, MA. Hughie was born in Charlestown, the eleventh child of the late Mary (Burns) and Bernard Doherty. He was the dear brother of Nancy Ryan and her husband Dick of Readville, Mary Deery and her husband Bob of East

Dennis, Barbara Hunter and her husband Joe of Gilford, NH and Saugus, MA, Roger Doherty of Charlestown, the late Peggy Gillis and her husband Neil of East Dennis, Danny Doherty and his wife Lily of Saugus, and the late Bernard, Kathleen, Tommy, Joanne and Johnny Doherty, all of Charlestown. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly including two stepgranddaughters. His Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday August 8 at St. Francis de Sales Church, Charlestown. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, Development Office, 1575 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, or online at giving. Please also refer to

Funeral, Cremation or Prearrangement Services available in the city or town of your choice. Richard S. Rocco, Jr. 1-877-71-ROCCO

Richard Walter Wilkinson


t 89, of Lynnfield Massachusetts died July 4th, 2018. “Dick” Wilkinson, son of the late Walter and Leslie (Payzant) Wilkinson, loving husband of Beatrice Ann (Wessendorf ) Wilkinson, passed away at his home surrounded by family in Webster, Texas after a two year battle with cancer. Dick was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William A. Wilkinson; and his sister, Jacquelyn Wilkinson Crawford. He is survived by his wife Bea, and their three sons Richard Wilkinson Jr. (Carrie) of Kemah, Texas; Charles Wilkinson (Carol) of The Colony, Texas; and James Wilkinson (Julie) of Topsfield, Massachusetts. He is also survived by ten grandchildren. Dick Wilkinson was born and raised in Lynnfield Massachusetts, attended Wakefield High School, and earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.  As a Civil Engineer, Dick worked with his father at the W.E. Wilkinson Company implementing much of the roadway infrastructure (roads, water mains, hydrants, curbs, pavements, and sidewalks) in and around Lynnfield, Massachusetts. In the late sixties, he moved

into commercial building construction where he worked until his retirement in 1991 Dick Wilkinson believed in serving his country and his communities. After college, Dick served in the US Army and Army Reserves for fourteen years, retiring with the rank of captain. Locally, Dick served for twenty years as a commissioner on the Lynnfield Center Water District Board. Dick and Bea retired to Florida in 1991. In retirement, Dick served multiple terms as President or Director of the Home Owner Association for both of his retirement communities (Center Village in Lynnfield, and Lake Fairways in North Fort Myers, Florida). Dick will be buried with a small ceremony on August 20th at Forest Hills Cemetery in Lynnfield.

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