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Vol. 3, No. 32



Friday, August 10, 2018

City gathers to honor Peabody soldier wounded in Afghanistan

The family of Army Pvt. First Class Hunter Josselyn gathered for a performance by The Reminisants at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School held on Aug. 5 in honor of the Peabody soldier who survived being shot twice during an ambush in Afghanistan last month. Josselyn was unable to attend the event, as he was home recovering. See more photo highlights on page 9. (Advocate photo by Christopher Roberson)

Four apprehended in Congressman Moulton hears from Route 1 gun bust constituents at Town Hall meeting By Christopher Roberson 48-hour investigation by the Peabody Police DepartA ment ended with four individuals taken into custody for the illegal possession of a firearm. Other charges included the possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number and the illegal possession of ammunition. Officers and detectives initially responded to the Newbury Street Inn at 170 Newbury St. on July 30 at 1:22 p.m. after receiving a report that a gun had been left in one of the rooms. Upon finding a .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun in the room, police and detectives obtained the name of the last person to rent the room and lured the suspect back to the inn on Aug. 1 at 4:40 p.m. Police said that upon arrival, the suspect was found to be traveling with three other individuals. While searching the vehicle, police recovered a loaded 9mm Luger handgun. In response, police arrested Erick Alberto Lopez, 29, of 23 Stone Pl., Apt. 2 in Lynn; Salvador Gutierrez, 19, of 20B Memorial Rd. in Somerville; Eliseo Vaquerano, 18, of 181 Central Ave. in Chelsea; and a 17-year-old. Lopez, Gutierrez and Vaquerano were held pending arraignment in Peabody District Court on Aug. 2. The juvenile suspect also remained in custody pending arraignment in Salem Juvenile Court on Aug. 2. Assisting in the investigation were Det. Sgt. Brendan O’Brien, Detectives DJ Murphy, David Murphy and Taryn Brotherton, Sgt. Doug Marcus, Officers Brian Richard, James Festa and Michael Muse, K-9 Caine and his handler, Officer Corey Salvo. Chief Thomas Griffin lauded the officers and detectives for their “diligence and cooperative efforts,” which resulted in confiscating “two dangerous firearms from suspects not legally licensed to possess them.”

U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton met with residents during the Town Hall meeting that he hosted on Aug. 1 at North Shore Community College in Lynn. (Courtesy Photo)

By Christopher Roberson


uring his recent Town Hall meeting at North 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”


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SOUNDS OF PEABOD Y The Peabody Institute Library y (82 Main St.) will be hosting the following events: Didgeridoo Down Underr will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 14 4 at the West Branch Library y (603 Lowell St.). Registration is required as space is limited. Summertime Bingo for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade will be held from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Aug. 15 at the South Branch Library (78 Lynn St.). Registration is required as space is limited. The Discussion Series Winesburg, Ohio will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 and Aug. 27. Registration is required as space is limited. The Reunion Band will be performing at 7 p.m. on Aug. 20 as part of the library’s fall concert series. Registration is required as space is limited. The lineup for this year’ss Summer Concert Series is as follows: Aug. 12: Renee and The Renegades Aug. 19: Herland Brothers Aug. 26: Overdrive Concerts will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Leather City Common (53 Lowell St.). Karl’s Sausage Kitchen and European Markett will be hosting Sommerfestt from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 12 at Emerson Park k (34 Perkins St.). Tickets can be purchased online at t The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its August Power Up! Session from 7:30-9 a.m. on Aug. 14 4 at the Torigian YMCA A (259 LynEVELYN LIMBERAKIS ROCKAS Realtor, CNS, NHS, ABR, ASP Premier Associate Accreditied Staging Professional

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Library Pen Pal Program a hit with kids By Christopher Roberson

She said a “cardboard replica of a mailbox” was created or two months, many of the for children to drop off their letchildren who frequent the ters. Hayden said about 50 letPeabody Institute Library have ters have been sent out since the been writing letters to other program began in June, adding children around the country as that letters are put in the mail on part of the library’s new Pen Pal a weekly basis. Program. “I’m always surprised when I “We have a pool of libraries all check the mailbox and I see how across the country that we can many kids have done it,”she said. send these really cool letters to,” In return, approximately 25 said Children’s Librarian Alysa letters have come in from places Hayden, adding that the idea as far as 3,000 miles away. for the program came from the Hayden said Maine, CaliforAssociation for Library Service | SEE PAGE 7 to Children.


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Police find missing child with possible autism By Christopher Roberson


n July 27 at 1:24 p.m., Peabody Police officers responded due to a report about a young girl who had gone missing from 161 Main St. after she was dropped off by the bus at 12:15 p.m. Capt. Dennis Bonaiuto said

officers found the girl 30 minutes later at a nearby hair salon. “They located the person relatively quickly,” he said. “We take all missing person complaints very seriously.” Bonaiuto also said the girl may have been autistic. In those cases, he said, police can use the characteristics of the

disability as a tool for locating the missing person. With that knowledge, Bonaiuto said, officers are able to roughly pinpoint where the person may have gone based on the places or things that could capture the person’s attention. “We do examine the disability,” he said.

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Consider Beth Lindstrom for U.S. Senate Dear Editor, As a local elected official and recent Republican nominee for Essex County Sheriff, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many residents across the North Shore and have become attuned to their thoughts on what they look for in a good representative. For that reason, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind voters of an important primary election taking place the day after Labor Day on Tuesday, Sept.

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Banding together for Teddy Renee and The Renegades to A Place to Rest Eternally

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ayor Edward Bettencourt is proud to announce that Renee and The Renegades will be playing at this year’s Free Summer Concert Series at Leather City Common. The concert is scheduled for Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. and is expected to run until 8 p.m. “The Summer Concert Series is a community tradition we look forward to each year,� said Bettencourt. “We have a few of our favorite bands returning this year with some new groups

added to the mix as well.� A country band from the Greater Boston and North Shore area, Renee and The Renegades features lead singer Renee Danielle Leavitt, who writes her own songs. Concertgoers should expect to hear her originals as well as some of her favorite covers, which range anywhere from rock to bluegrass tunes. The other band members are guitarist Arthur Zervas, multi-instrumentalist Carl Mesrobian, drummer Glenn Butler,

pianist William Yates and saxophone player Sulaymaan Miles. To hear Renee, check out these webpages: HYPERLINK " GJRDLeavitt" and HYPERLINK "" Tee shirts and CDs will be sold at the event. Ipswich Ale Brew-


The Decades of Rock, Frank Tavano, Gardner Trask, Al Terminiello Jr., Kerry Leppo, Tony Alosi, and event organizer Bob Capoccia (Chaz Mackin missing from photo) are shown with the headstone at Holy Cross Cemetery for their friend Teddy Palmisano, which bears a picture of Teddy –playing a guitar.

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heodore Palmisano was known to all his friends as “Teddy�. He spent most of his life involved in music, his first love. Teddy had his own music shop, where he taught music and repaired instruments. He played in local bands his entire life, as well as solo performances. He sang and played lead guitar, but also could play bass and other instruments if needed. In 2014 Ted joined Inclusion, with his life long friends from Revere as lead guitarist with Bob Capoccia and backing vocalist to Ernie Mottola. Al Terminiello, Jr. on bass guitar, Kerry Leppo on keyboards, Tony Alosi on drums and Frank Tavano on rhythm guitar. Ted left the band with Ernie Mottola to play other venues, but both kept close ties to the band. Teddy’s health started to fail rapidly over the past year with multiple complications, his longtime friend Bob Capoccia kept close tabs on him until his death in December of 2017. Wanting to do something for his friend, Capoccia and the now Decades of Rock, adding Chaz Mackin and Gardner Trask to the band put together a fundraiser in Revere with the help of Commander Dennis Moschella. This was to help with the cost of a headstone at Holy Cross Cemetery. Local musicians joined with the Decades of Rock in June for a tremendous afternoon of music and friendship, remembering Theodore Palmisano. The event was success, donations

coming from across the city and a packed house of friends and musicians from all over the North Shore enjoyed the very best in local music from friends of Teddy. Bob Capoccia and the Decades of Rock want to thank all the musicians that turned out to make the event a success and the crew of volunteers and donors that made it possible to purchase the headstone. Teddy will be missed, but as long as there is music his spirit will live on in Rock n’ Roll.

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MOULTON | FROM PAGE 1 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?” Moulton said there is an entire section of his website dedicated to fighting drug abuse. “I’m very willing to help these people; this is an everywhere prob-

LIBRARY | FROM PAGE 3 nia, Michigan and Kentucky are just some of the states with libraries that receive letters from Peabody. “They’re really all over, which is awesome,” she said, adding that the children are always scouring the bulletin board for new letters. Speaking about content, Hayden said the library provides each child with a form letter, which asks for things such as their name, their favorite color, what they want to be when they grow up and what they like about living in Peabody. “So many kids talk about the library,” said Hayden.

lem,” he said. Moulton said the Republicans on Capitol Hill are not helping matters by implementing treatment programs without any funding. “If you don’t fund the treatment programs, it’s not going to make a difference,”he said. A Peabody resident said she has been living with brain damage following a car accident. In addition to not being able to get a job, she was also denied disability compensation despite

going through the courts and the Appeal Counsel.“I have multiple doctors who have deemed that I’m totally disabled, 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 employees. “They really do want to help, they really do care,” he said. Moulton also spoke about his

Too Long; Didn’t Read (TL;DR) Act, which he introduced 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

Page 7 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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Champions trail Swampscott in NSBL semifinal series By Greg Phipps


f not for a major late-inning rally in Game 2 of their semifinal series against the Swampscott Sox, the Peabody Champions, after a regular season in which they compiled a leaguebest 17-5-1 record, may very well have been swept out of this year’s North Shore Baseball League (NSBL) playoffs. But as it stood on Tuesday, the No. 1 seeded Champions were facing a 2-1 deficit with the fourth contest set for Wednesday in Swampscott and, if necessary, a fifth game scheduled for Thursday at Twi Field in Danvers. Swampscott, which finished in seventh place during the regular campaign with a 10-14 mark, eliminated Peabody from last year’s postseason tournament and were on the verge of repeating that feat this time around. The Sox romped to a 13-1 win in Game 1 last Saturday and crushed the Champions, 10-0, in Monday’s third tilt, which ended after five innings

Peabody pitcher Mike Gallo (followed by catcher Robbie Sarmanian) is greeted by Chad Martin after working his way out of a jam in Sunday’s second game of the North Shore Baseball League semifinal series against Swampscott.

Peabody’s Chad Martin connects for a base hit in Sunday’s second game.

Peabody’s David Ruggiero prepares to swing at a pitch in Sunday’s 8-7 playoff victory over Swampscott. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps)

due to the mercy rule. In between, the Champions needed a late-game comeback to pull out an 8-7 triumph on Sunday at Swampscott Middle School Field. Swampscott slugger Elvis Rodriguez was the biggest damage-doer, driving in six runs with three hits in Sunday’s contest. His rocket three-run blast into the woods beyond the centerfield fence gave the Sox

sacrifice fly. In the bottom half of the frame, Rodriguez stroked a two-run single to bring the Sox within a run. But reliever Scott Weismann was able to get the final out and preserve the victory for starter Mike Gallo. Gallo battled his way through six and two-thirds innings and managed 11 strikeouts despite allowing seven runs. Robbie Sarmanian scored on a fielder’s choice in the second inning to

a 5-2 lead after five innings. The Champions pushed across a run in the top of the sixth on Derek Lyons’ RBI single to climb within 5-3. Peabody struck for five tallies in the seventh when Jon Cahill singled in a run and Mike Giardi walked with the bases loaded to tie it. Andrew O’Neill then doubled in two runs for a 7-5 lead. The game-winning insurance run came across on Lyons’

give the Champions a 1-0 lead. The Sox took a 2-1 edge before Peabody tied it when Giardi’s fourth-inning ground out scored Sarmanian. Outscored 23-1 in the two semifinal losses, the Champions, who were held to just one hit in Monday’s loss, were faced with having to take two in a row to advance to the league finals. Peabody got to the semifinal round by drub-

bing eighth-seeded Manchester by 10-0 and 12-0 scores in the best-of-three first round. Meanwhile seventh-seeded Swampscott pulled off an opening-round upset of the second-seeded North Shore Phillies. The Kingston Night Owls await the winner of the Swampscott-Peabody series. The Owls swept past Beverly, 3-0, in their semifinal clash.

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Peabody High holds concert to honor Pvt. Hunter Josselyn

The Reminisants performed on Aug. 5 at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School. The concert was held in honor of Army Pvt. First Class Hunter Josselyn, who survived after being shot twice in Afghanistan during an ambush last month. (Advocate Photos by Christopher Roberson)

Shown, from left to right, are School Committee Member John Olimpio, former SuShown, from left to right, are Olivia Jewett, Madison Govaert of Peabody and An- perintendent of Schools Dr. Herbert Levine and current Superintendent of Schools drew DeRusha of Reading. Cara Murtagh.

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LIBRARIES | FROM PAGE 4 is required for both events. To register, please visit, call 978-5313380, or stop by in person! The Reunion Band Bluegrass Concert at the Peabody Institute Library The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce that The Reunion Band will perform as part of its annual Fall Concert Series. The concert will be held on Monday, August 20th at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, located at 82 Main St. in Peabody. Known for its tight vocal harmonies and solid tradition-

al bluegrass sound, the Reunion Band features veteran Boston-area musicians Richard Brown (mandolin), Dave Dillon (rhythm guitar), Margaret Gerteis (acoustic bass), Laura Orshaw (fiddle) and most recently BB Bowness (banjo). The band, which has been around since 2002, takes its name from the fact that its members have played together off and on and in various configurations for over 30 years. For more information and to reserve your seat, please call 978-531-0100 ext. 10, or register online at This event is part of the li-

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Peabody residents to perform in “Aladdin JR”

The cast of Broken Leg Productions’ Aladdin JR.


ome join Broken Leg Productions (BLP) in the magical, family friendly “Aladdin JR” – on August 10 & 11 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on August 12 at 1:00 p.m. – at the First United Methodist Church (645 Main St., Melrose, Mass.) Please note that our space is not air-conditioned or handicap accessible.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for students and seniors. Tickets will be available at the door and online at The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a mag-

ic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the Princess Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your young performers! BLP is the result of Artistic Director Adam Schuler’s desire to continue to produce high-quality theatrical productions in unique ways. We strive to use theatre and education to make a real difference in people of all ages in the North Shore area. Created in 2017, Broken Leg Productions takes its name from the age-old theatrical saying “Break a leg!” BLP is producing four shows this summer: In July BLP performed “CHICAGO: H igh School Edition” and “James and the Giant Peach JR.” Following “Aladdin JR” is “Spring Awakening” from August 1618 at 7:30 p.m. See the website to learn more. The production is led by Schuler, Music Director Kali Patterson, Choreographer Sarah DiTonno, Production Manager Alison Butts and interns Meagan Conlan and Zach Stransick. Please join and share the “BLP Presents Aladdin JR” Facebook Event page at events/1662340683894380/. Join us in the support of Peabody residents: Cayley Drigotas, Dylan Stein, Mara Stein and Tori Shaw.

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PEABODY POLICE INCIDENTS & ARRESTS PEABOD Y POLICE LOG MONDAY, JULY 30 An unconventional energy source A Paleologos Street resident called police and said that a gathering of music lovers has been pilfering his electrical power by plugging into his house with an extension cord to power music. Dispatched officers followed the power cord to a vacant trailer several hundred feet away in a parking lot on Webster Street. The officers killed the power and the rave.

TUESDAY, JULY 31 Stop clowning around Police reported that while they were investigating a vandalism report at a Lynn Street location they discovered that a woman’s wig was stuffed into the victim’s motor vehicle’s gas tank. A report was taken.

ARRESTS/SUMMONS MONDAY, JULY 30 Vana Lima, 46, of 66 Tremont St., Peabody, will be summonsed to court for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

TUESDAY, JULY 31 Thales Alves Lago, 24, of 21 Caller St., Peabody, will be summonsed to court for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and for having no inspection/sticker.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 Cristian A. Mejia, 23, of 78 Collins St., Lynn, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, with unregistered motor vehicle and with having no inspection/sticker. Jose A. Rosario-Osorio, 23, of 22 Keys Dr., Peabody, will be summonsed to court for operating a motor vehicle with license suspended and for speeding – scooter.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 Jason Jared Moreta, 22, of 18 Crowninshield St., Peabody, was charged with an arrest warrant.

1. On Aug. 10, 1889 Clarence Darrow was born; he received a patent for what game in which “much of the interest in the game lies in trading and in striking shrewd bargains”? 2. Katharine Lee Bates wrote a poem called “In August,” which begins “Beside the country road with truant grace / Wild carrot lifts its circles of white lace.”What popular anthem is she more famous for? 3. Which New England state was the first of the 13 Colonies to declare independence from England? 4. What color is cerulean? 5. What group founded Pennsylvania’s village of Bird-in-Hand? 6. What is a German pot roast called? 7. On Aug. 11, 1903, what quick hot beverage received its first U.S. patent? 8. What was Barbie’s first outfit? 9. What language has official status in the most countries? 10. Who recorded the 1959 jazz album “Time Out” with the song “Take Five”? 11. What kind of jam is in a Sacher Torte? 12. What fashion designer died in a suite at the Hotel Ritz in Paris, where she had lived for decades? 13. On Aug. 13, 1910, what public health pioneer, who was known as “The Lady with the Lamp,” died? 14. Which country produces the most corn? 15. What was the Charleston Chew candy bar named for? 16. What Japanese island is 26 miles from Russia? 17. In the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” what line comes after “Take me out with the crowd”? 18. In 1962 whom did Brazil designate as an official national treasure? 19. On Aug. 14, 1953, what lightweight ball was invented by David Mullany? 20. What is America’s national flower?



John J. Turcotte, 62, homeless/Peabody, was charged with public drinking.

1. Monopoly 2. “America the Beautiful” 3. New Hampshire 4. Sky blue 5. The Amish 6. Sauerbraten 7. Instant coffee 8. A zebra striped swimsuit 9. English 10. The Dave Brubeck Quartet 11. Apricot 12. Coco Chanel 13. Florence Nightingale 14. The United States 15. The Charleston dance and “The Charleston” tune in a 1923 Broadway show 16. Hokkaido 17. “Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack” 18. Pelé 19. The whiffle ball 20. The rose

Adam J. Kobierski, 41, of 503 Lowell St., Peabody, was charged with assault & battery on family/household member and with intimidation of a witness.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 Samantha Chaletzky, 25, of 22 Paleologos St., Peabody, will be summonsed to court for threatening to commit a crime.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 Aaron Espinosa, 40, of 28 Bayview Ave., Lynn, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, subsequent offense.

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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 longterm 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 long-term 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.

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THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators and representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of July 30-August 3. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (H 4868) House 151-0, Senate 37-0, approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker an economic development package including a sales tax holiday allowing consumers to buy most products that cost under $2,500 on Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12 without paying the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax. Other provisions authorize $50 million for a grant program targeting coastal communities and create jobs in the maritime economy sector; $250 million for the MassWorks Infrastructure Program which provides a one-stop shop for municipalities and other eligible public entities seeking public infrastructure funding; and $12.5 million in capital dollars for MassVentures to continue providing competitive grants to Massachusetts-based companies commercializing technologies. Tax breaks in the package include tax credits to businesses to occupy vacant storefronts in downtown areas and the establishment of a $2.5 million Apprenticeship Tax Credit program for apprenticeships in computer occupations, healthcare and the manufacturing industry. Supporters said the bill would be a real shot in the arm for the state by stimulating the economy, creating jobs and making Massachusetts friendlier to business. “Too many families are struggling to make ends meet and too many workers are looking for work,” said Sen. Eric Lesser (D-Longmeadow), the sponsor of the package. “This bill is designed to rebalance the scales so that our economy works for everyone and fosters growth in every corner of our commonwealth. It will put people back to work rebuilding our roads and bridges and revitalizing our downtowns. And it will prepare the next generation with the skills needed to succeed in a changing economy.” (A “Yes” vote is for the package.) Rep. Theodore Speliotis Yes Rep. Thomas Walsh Yes Sen. Joan Lovely Yes REGULATION AND TAXING OF SHORTTERM RENTALS (H 4841) House 119-30, Senate 30-8, approved and sent to the governor a bill that extends the state’s current 5.7 percent hotel and motel tax and up to a 6 percent local option room occupancy tax to shortterm rentals offered by Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO while leaving the regulation of these rentals including registration, licensing and inspections up to local cities and towns. The measure also allows local cities and towns to impose a local impact fee of up to 3 percent on operators who rent out two or more professionally-managed short-term rental units within a municipality. Other provisions create a central state registry of short-term rentals and require that a city or town dedicate no less than 35 percent of revenue generated from the new local option fee to either affordable housing or local infrastructure needs. Supporters said the bill strikes a balance and levels the playing field of taxes and regulation of these untaxed and unregulated short-term rentals and hotels and motels that are currently regulated and taxed. Opponents said the bill is simply another example of an anti-business, unwarranted tax and overregulation by the state. Estimates are that the state will reap $34.5 million from the new taxes and local communities which impose the optional local tax will receive some $25.5 million. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Theodore Speliotis Yes Rep. Thomas Walsh Yes Sen. Joan Lovely Yes AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION (H 4667) House 134-16, Senate 36-0, approved and sent to Gov. Baker a bill that would automatically register to vote a person who fills out an application with the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) or MassHealth, unless the person opts out. Officials at the RMV and MassHealth would be required to explain to each person that the transaction automatically registers them to vote, unless they opt out, and also inform them that non-citizens are ineligible to vote.

Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen 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 (R-Taunton). “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. Theodore Speliotis Yes Rep. Thomas Walsh Yes Sen. Joan Lovely 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 cities 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. Theodore Speliotis Yes Rep. Thomas Walsh Yes Sen. Joan Lovely 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 evidence-based 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. Theodore Speliotis Yes Rep. Thomas Walsh 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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OBITUARIES Sister Julie Patricia O’Neill, SND

July 30, 2018 in Worcester at age 86. With the Sisters of Notre dame de Namur for 68 years. Born in Peabody, daughter of the late James and Hannah (Mahoney) O’Neill. After graduating from St. John’s High School in Peabody, she received a bachelor’s degree in History from Emmanuel College. She went on to earn a nursing degree from Essex Nursing School and her Master’s in Counseling from Salem State College. Sister was an educator in several Notre Dame schools in the Greater Boston area over 18 years including 11 years at St. Mary School in Beverly where she was principal from 1971 to 1974. In 1975, sister shifted her ministry to nursing. She served as a nurse for 23 years, retiring in 1998. Most of her nursing ministry was in Worcester at Notre Dame du Lac. Her beloved sister Theresa A. O’Neill predeceased her. Sister leaves her sisters in religion, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Services held Friday, August 3 at the Notre Dame du Lac Chapel, Worcester. Burial in Notre Dame du Lac Cemetery in Worcester. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sisters of Notre Dame, 30 Jeffrey’s Neck Road, Ipswich, MA 01938.

Joel M. Brown Of Peabody, formerly of Walpole, MA. Entered into rest August 1, 2018 at the age of 86. Dear son of the late Wolfe & Bessie (Handel) Brown. Beloved husband of the late Judith A. (Jacobs) Brown. Devoted

companion of Barbara Rosenblatt. Loving brother of Esther & her husband Albert Hillman. Cherished uncle of David Hillman, Karen & her husband Rick Gibson, Laura Hillman & her husband Andy Katz, Debra & her husband Carmelo Mangano, Donald & his wife Lorraine Levine, and Lori Jill Cravatts. He is also survived by his extended family, Scott & his wife Maryellen Jennings and their children Danielle, Kristen and Erin Jennings. Funeral services held at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Canton on Sunday, August 5, followed by burial at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 or online at, or the Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116 or online at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel (781) 821-4600 www.

Corinne E. (Kellington) Faulkner

member of the Ladies Bible Study. She was also a member of the Arthritis Support Group at the Chelsea Senior Center. In her younger days, she was a member of the Glendale Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, and served on the Missionary Committee for 15 years. In her free time, Corinne authored a book of poetry entitled “Come Walk with Me My Friend.” Intelligent and strong willed, Corinne faced every challenge in her life with determination, and her very own “uncommon sense.” She was self-reliant, but always had a smile and a kind word for everyone she encountered. Her loss will be felt greatly by her dear friend Judith Taylor, and her church family and friends. Corinne was the dear sister of Anne Griffin of E. Boston, and the late Lillian Howes, and the late John C. Kellington, Jr. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Services held at the Melrose Church of the Nazarene, Melrose on Monday, August 6. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Gifts in memory of Corinne may be made to the Melrose Church of the Nazarene, 2 Short St., Melrose MA 02176. For online tribute or to share a memory, visit

Barbara Alice (Brown) Estey

A resident of Everett, passed away peacefully at Mass General Hospital on Monday, July 30, 2018, at age 83. Corinne was born in Stoneham, one of four children of the late John C. Kellington and Elizabeth (Stanley) Kellington. She was raised in Malden where she graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1954. She worked as a cook at Mass General Hospital and as a Dietician’s Assistant at Children’s Hospital for 24 years. Corinne was an active member of the Melrose Church of the Nazarene, and was a

At 88, of Bedford, MA, formerly of Peabody, Lexington and Arlington. She was the daughter of the late Foster and Evelyn Brown of Arlington. Wife of the late George F. Estey of Lexington and companion of the late Dwight Vibbert of Peabody. She is survived by her son Roger of Tampa, Florida, son Greg and daughter-in-law Vicky Parker of Portsmouth, NH and grandchildren Luna, Elizabeth and George. She is also survived by her beloved brother Bud Brown and sister-in-law Esther Brown of Vandalia, OH and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law Peg Estey of Bedford, MA, and many

dear friends. She was an avid gardener, one time president of the Lexington Field and Garden Club, and founding president of the Brooksby Village Garden Club. She was a lifetime member of the Lexington Historical Association and frequent volunteer at Buckman Tavern in Lexington. She loved music, and sang and played piano her entire life. She was a long-time member of The Hancock United Church of Christ choir and a regular volunteer on church committees. She worked for fifteen years in the Lexington High School library where she enjoyed helping students and supporting the professional staff. She loved the ocean, and particularly loved Gloucester where her mother was raised and her sea captain grand-

father went to sea. She traveled extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe and the UK. For the last eight years, she lived at the Ross-Worthen Center for Alzheimer’s Care at Carleton-Willard Village in Bedford, MA, where she received extraordinarily compassionate and loving care from an extended family of professional caregivers. A private family service will be held on Wednesday at Westview Cemetery in Lexington. A memorial service will be held in the near future at Hancock Church in Lexington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made in her memory to the Carleton-Willard Village Employee Appreciation Fund, Carleton-Willard Village, 100 Old Billerica Rd, Bedford, MA 01730. Lexington 781-862-1800


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LIBRARIES | FROM PAGE 9 and academic writing skills for any class or academic program, but it is specifically intended for adult learners, and those returning to school after some time out of the classroom. We will begin by looking at the physical and digital resources available through the library to help you assemble the facts, data and sources necessary to write a strong paper. We will then discuss how to construct a research paper, including building a strong thesis statement, crafting a persuasive argument and citing your sources correctly. We will also brainstorm some effective writing strategies and support methods for students to help make the research and writing process as easy and lowstress as possible. This two-week class will be held on Monday, September 17 and 24, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Technology Lab at the Main Library, which is located at 82 Main St. in Peabody.

THE PEABODY ADVOCATE – Friday, August 10, 2018 This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required, as space is limited. Registration begins August 1. For more information and to register, please call (978) 531-0100 x 24 or register online at HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank" Online Privacy & Digital Safety Class Join us for a discussion of best practices for digital safety and protecting your privacy online. Topics will include browsers, digital tracking, secure networks, evaluating websites, passwords, avoiding scams, managing social media settings, tips for mobile apps, and other ways to stay safe while using the Internet. This class will be held on Wednesday, September 1, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Technology Lab at the Main Library, which is located at 82 Main St. in Peabody. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required, as space is limited. Reg-

istration begins August 1. For more information and to register, please call (978) 531-0100 x 24 or register online at HYPERLINK "" Libraries Rock Everyone – FINAL EVENT – DIGERIDOO DOWN UNDER! Didgeridoo Down Under is a high-energy fusion of Australia music , culture, puppetry, and comedy! All ages welcome and encouraged to attend! Please register in advance to reserve your spot! This concert will take place Tuesday, August 14th, 2018, from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Peabody Institute West Branch Library Community Room, located at 603 Lowell Street in Peabody. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration will secure your space. For more information and to register, please call (978) 5353354 or register online at www.

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Wh SSeniors Where i C Can G Gett H Help l 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 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 pre-packaged 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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Churches & Places of Worship Calvary Baptist Church 4 Coolidge Rd., Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 531-0914 Living God Community

Jehovah Witnesses of Peabody 79 Endicott St., Peabody, MA 01960

(978) 532-2474 St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church

47 Central St., Peabody, MA 01960

7 Paleologos St., Peabody, MA 01960

(978) 531-6520

(978) 531-0777

St. John The Baptist 17 Chestnut St., Peabody, MA 01960

First United Methodist Church

(978) 532-1586

24 Washington St., Peabody, MA 01960

Tabernacle Baptist Church

(978) 532-1020

11 Summer St., Peabody, MA 01960

First Church of Christ

North Shore Baptist Church 706 Lowell Street, West Peabody 978-535-6186 Service Time: 10:30 AM Sundays Second Congregational Church 12 Maple Street, Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 531-0477 Church Of Christ Apostolic 36 Walnut St., Peabody, MA 01960

(978) 826-5653

(978) 531-5578

35 Washington St., Peabody, MA 01960

St. Ann Church

The Church of Jesus Christ

(781) 631-1244

136 Lynn St., Peabody, MA 01960.

of Latter Day Saints

Monte Ministerio Cristiano


24 Tremont St., Peabody, MA 01960

77 Walnut St., Peabody, MA 01960

Temple Tiferet Shalom

(781) 598-9899

(978) 587-3076

489 Lowell Street Peabody

St. John Lutheran Church


Tabernacle Baptist Church Parsonage 15 Summer St., Peabody, MA 01960 (978) 532-4367

32 Ellsworth Rd., Peabody, MA 01960

(978) 531-1731 St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Community

Congregation Sons of Israel Park St. & Spring St., Peabody MA 01960 Peabody,

(978) 532-1624 Community Covenant Church 33 Lakke St St., West Peab abod ody, y, MA 01 0196 960

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