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Selectmen choose Curtin as interim town administrator By Christopher Roberson

fortable with that recommendation,” said Vice Chairman Richard Dalton during the Nov. 6 meeting. Although Selectman Philip Crawford was also supportive of Barrett’s suggestion, he reminded the board that the search process could take as long as three months to complete. During that time, Curtin would still be required to continue his current duties as the assistant to the administration as well as the duties of the town administrator. “That’s a very daunting task, especial-


he Board of Selectmen recently decided that after Town Administrator James Boudreau steps down on Dec. 15, Robert Curtin will lift the proverbial flag and carry on as the interim town administrator. Boudreau will be le­aving Lynnfield next month, having accepted the town administrator position in Scituate. Therefore, Chairman Christopher Barrett proposed that Curtin temporarily take over while the board searches for a permanent replacement. “I would be completely com-


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Lynnfield High School principal: “We raised our A to an A plus” By Christopher Roberson


lthough high school principal Robert Cleary was “very pleased” to learn that his school was one of only seven high schools in the state that have closed the Achievement Gap, he said linking the academic delta with MCAS scores could be a misnomer. “To be honest, to say that we have closed an Achievement Gap is a bit misleading,” said Cleary. “We have always performed well on these assessments.” He said “98 to 99 percent” of his students have always scored in the Advanced and Proficient categories in English Language Arts. Cleary also said that more than 90 percent of his students score in the Advanced/Proficient range in Math and Science. “There was not much of a gap to begin with, but we are excited about the increase in performance of our students,” he said. “It is not like we had poor student performance that got turned around; it is more like

we raised our A to an A plus.” Cleary also said that MCAS preparation sessions have always been offered both during and after school. “We did not do anything different this year than in years past,” he said. According to SchoolDigger. com, this year 98 percent of the sophomore class achieved scores that met the state’s standards in English Language Arts. The state’s figure was also fairly high at 91 percent. In the results from the Math section, Lynnfield outpaced the state with 97 percent of the high school students meeting the standards compared to 79 percent across the state. Lynnfield students also stayed well above the state average in the Science and Technology/Engineering section with 95 percent of them meeting the standards – 21 percent ahead of the state’s number. The results from the Biology section yielded similar results, with the high school scoring in the 96th percentile as opposed to 75 percent on the state level.

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Rep. Jones speaks on latest Lynnfield legislation, water company By Christopher Roberson


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bill would allow the town to sell the parcel to the American Legion for $1. Lynnfield residents approved the transaction at Special Town Meeting by a vote of 142-26. As of Nov. 6, the bill has been read three times by the House. The next piece of legislation, H.3976, was filed on Oct. 25 and would authorize the town to issue five all-alcohol licenses to restaurants. The bill was in response to an affirmative vote of 141-23 that was taken at Special Town Meeting, and it is being reviewed by the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. Jones filed his fourth bill, H.3977, on Oct. 25. “This bill would amend the Town Charter by moving the annual town election for all town offices from the second Monday in April to the second Tuesday in April,” he said, adding that the bill is being reviewed by the Joint Committee on Election Laws. Regarding the town’s ongoing saga with the Boston

Bradley Jones Clear Water Company, Jones said he has no knowledge of the matter beyond what he has read in the newspapers. “I have never been contacted directly by any of the parties involved regarding these complaints and have never been officially apprised of the situation or asked to intervene in any way,” he said. “Hopefully, the Zoning Board of Appeals will be able to work out a satisfactory resolution between the company and the abutters.”

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Library encounters problems with computer bandwidth By Christopher Roberson


he Library Board of Trustees was recently notified that the library’s computer bandwidth has been struggling to keep up with the growing number of users. During the board’s Nov. 7 meeting, Director Holly Mercer said as many as 100 devices are connected to the library’s network every day. “We are having a lot of users; we noticed this last year,” she said. In response, Vice Chairman

Faith Honer-Coakley asked if there is anything the library could do independently to increase the bandwidth. Mercer said one option could be to utilize additional hotspots. “That might work,” she said. However, Member Russell Boekenkroeger said bandwidth should never have been an issue in the first place. “I think this is a real problem … If the state is involved in funding this, then there are people we can talk to about that,” he said.

In other news, Mercer said the Friends of the Lynnfield Library recently raised $3,106 during the Fall Used Book Sale, which exceeds last year’s total. She also said the library will be the first in the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) to have a customer counter. Mercer said the device has been ordered and is working with NOBLE and the Department of Public Works on the installation process. Chairman Robert Calamari Jr. called attention to the success

MCAS 2.0 propels Summer Street School to number one By Christopher Roberson

were released in mid-October by the State Department of Elor the third time since ementary and Secondary Ed1998, Summer Street Ele- ucation. Using SchoolDigger. mentary School received the com, Tremblay said, school ofhighest MCAS scores for that ficials learned that Summer grade level, surpassing the Street had snuck by Willard other 933 elementary schools Elementary School in Conin Massachusetts. cord by one-tenth of a point “ There can only be one to capture the number one number one in the state, I ranking. “The Department of could not be more proud,” said Elementary and Secondary Superintendent of Schools Education doesn’t send a letJane Tremblay, who was the ter saying ‘Congratulations, principal at Summer Street for you’re number one,’” she said. 10 years. “It is a tribute to how According to SchoolDigger. well the teachers are doing; com, 86 percent of Summer it’s a great place to be.” Street’s third grade students She said this year’s scores met the educational stanare a testament to how well dards in English Language the teachers uphold the Arts; throughout the district, state’s educational frame- 85 percent of students met work. “Our teachers are su- the standards. Both percenper-intentional in teaching tiles far exceeded the state’s the standards,” said Tremblay. score of 47 percent. In math, “It’s something that the Sum- 96 percent of third grade stumer Street teachers hold near dents met the standard comand dear.” pared to 92 percent of the stuTremblay said the Next Gen- dents across the district and eration30MCAS giv49AMpercent statewide. Fixed Mario G2.0 was 1 11/3/2017 11:21:07 en last spring and the results The fourth grade students


did almost as well as 78 percent met expectations in English Language Arts, which surpassed the district’s score by five percent and the state’s score by 30 percent. In math, 89 percent of Summer Street’s fourth grade students met the standards. By comparison, Lynnfield’s score was 84 percent and the state’s score was 49 percent. Tremblay said that although the new MCAS is about as long as the original assessment, it does require a “higher level of thinking.” She said that in addition to Summer Street, the faculty at Huckleberry Hill Elementary School and Lynnfield Middle School have provided students with MCAS preparation sessions for the past “12-13 years.” While preparation is important, Tremblay said, her teachers always keep the MCAS hype to a minimum. “We really try to take the pressure off of the kids,” she said.

of recent programming, such as Money and Finance, Two for the Show, and Genealogy. “These are hits; we have got to keep repeating these,” he said. In addition, Mercer said youth programming has increased by 28 percent and adult programming has climbed by 41 percent. “Those are awesome statis-

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Lynnfield History: local woman memorialized Lynnfield’s fallen heroes

“This booklet is dedicated to preserving the memory of those Lynnfield servicemen who gave their lives in the service of our country. We are forever indebted to them.” From Introduction to “Lynnfield’s Gold Star Servicemen: World War II, Korea, Vietnam”

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o wrote Evelyn Zynsky (1924-2009) in 2002 at the age of 78 as she collected pictures, newspaper obituaries, and notes from firsthand interviews with Gold Star families who had lost loved ones in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. She was encouraged in this project by then Lynnfield Veterans Agent Neil Restani. By all accounts, Evelyn was quite accomplished, having graduated as valedictorian from Wakefield High School. (Lynnfield did not have its own high school until the late 50s.) She went on to graduate summa cum laude from Tufts College, where she met her husband, John Zynsky of Reading. Evelyn and John settled at 385 Summer St., where they raised three children, according to their daughter Toots Zynsky of Providence, an internationally acclaimed glass artist. Evelyn had operated the Pineview Kindergarten in her home for many years before teaching Art and Technical Drawing at the new Lynnfield Junior High School that opened in 1953. Meanwhile, John taught Industrial Arts at Wakefield High School and served as the head of Adult Education in that town.

sky enjoyed their post-war suburban lifestyle in Lynnfield, they never forgot their contemporaries who did not return home from World War II. During his basic Army training, John volunteered to join the medical corps and was later awarded the Bronze and Silver Stars. In her extensive handwritten notes at the back of “Lynnfield’s Gold Star Servicemen,” Evelyn described in some detail the deaths of her childhood friends Army Private David B. Todd and First Lieutenant Charles N. Todd. The Todd family lived at 281 Summer St., a short walk from the Zynsky home. Nelson Todd, who served as Town Counsel for five years, was a successful lawyer who served on the PTA, Planning Board and Playground Association. He and Mrs. Todd were committed members of the Centre Congregational Church, often hosting garden parties for the Church and other organizations on their extensive property that boasted the first tennis court in Lynnfield.

Private David B. Todd David, after finishing two years at Dartmouth, was selected for the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP), which was disbanded in 1944. Its members were bluntly informed: “The Army ground forces need intelligent young men to fill the depleted ranks of the infantry so that we can finish off our enemies.” David was assigned to the 1st Infantry preparing an assault on Aachen, the first German city to be attacked by the Allies. The Germans would provide bitter resistance in the nearby Hürtgen Forest, which had been created after World War The greatest generation I to prevent another invasion While Evelyn and John Zyn- from the West. Its trees were

densely planted with low hanging branches, greatly hampering mobility and visibility. David’s unit was the first to approach the Forest. He was killed there on November 21, 1944. Some 33,000 Americans were killed, wounded or missing in this action, which preceded the Battle of the Bulge. No mention of these hostilities was made in the press at the time. Army protocol delayed the notification of kin for two weeks. On December 14, the family was simply informed that David had “died in Germany.”The Todds were grief-stricken. According to Evelyn Zynksy, her neighbor Mrs. Todd “went upstairs to her room and refused to leave it.” Her housekeeper brought meals to her room, while Nelson Todd stoically returned to work. 1st Lieutenant Charles N. Todd Meanwhile, David’s older brother Charles, a 1st Lieutenant, was trained by the Army to command a new “tank destroyer,” which was built like a tank but with wheels instead of treads. Deployed to Germany, all went well with Charles’s unit until March 7, 1944, when his mission was to meet a company of infantrymen needing an escort. Charles waited until dawn. When the men failed to rendezvous, he stood up in the turret for one last look and was shot in the head by a German sniper. Charles died immediately in his sergeant’s arms. The sergeant vowed to contact the Todds if he survived the war and tell them what a “fine leader” Charles had been. According to Evelyn’s account, two weeks later the Todds “heard the knock at the door” and learned of their son’s death.

Shown is Nelson Todd (1885-1977), who was prominent in Lynnfield’s civic life. His two sons died in Germany near the end of World War II. A plaque commemorating their service will be placed at Todd Lane as part of the town’s Veterans Day observance on Friday, November 10.

Again, Nelson had the sad task of informing his wife, who again retreated to her bedroom. Not until weeks later in April did Mrs. Todd leave her room to take care of her beloved garden and “slowly begin to lead a more normal life again.” Endings Ironically Nelson Todd was the head of Lynnfield’s Draft Board when his sons entered the Army. According to Evelyn’s daughter Toots, because

the Todds’ oldest boy, Barnard, was a polio survivor, Nelson did not have to enlist both of his “abled bodied” sons. Not wanting to choose either one, she believes that both David and Charles volunteered. In the late 50s the Todds moved to Wenham to be near Barnard and his family. Toots remembers that she and her mother continued to visit them there through the years. “They were such lovely people,” she recalled, “but there was such incredible sadness.”

Send comments to (Evelyn Zynsky’s book is available for reference at the Lynnfield Public Library. Thanks to Toots Zynsky for her reflections.)

SOUNDS OF LYNNFIELD A gold star plaque will be unveiled on the Todd Lane street sign at 10 a.m. on Nov. 10. The ceremony will be held in memory of Pvt. David Todd and his brother First Lt. Charles Todd; both were killed in action in Germany during World War II. The Lynnfield Water District will be flushing fire hydrants until Nov. 10. Most flushing will be conducted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The series “Two for the Show” with William Sano will conclude on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon and the event will be held at the Meeting House on the Town Common. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required and light refreshments will be served. The Lynnfield Rotary Club will be hosting the Ninth Annual 5K Turkey Trot at 9 a.m. on Nov. 19 at MarketStreet Lynnfield (600 Market St.). Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. at


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SELECTMEN | FROM PAGE 1 ly going into budget season,” said Crawford. Therefore, as a possible alternative in the coming months, Crawford called attention to a group of retired town administrators who routinely fill in on a temporary basis when a town is searching for a new administrator. Following the meeting, Curtin shared his thoughts about being tapped by the selectmen. “I appreciate it very much; I look forward to working with the board,” he said. Curtin also said he will not let things get out of hand. “If things become too much, then I will certainly alert the board,” he said. While appreciative of Curtin’s willingness to serve in an interim capacity, the selectmen agreed that losing Boudreau will be a blow to the town. “This is a big loss for the town of Lynnfield,” said Barrett. Boudreau said that although he truly enjoys his job, commuting 43 miles from his home in Norwell and time away from his family has taken its toll. Boudreau said that after be-

coming the town administrator in 2015, he never intended to leave two years later. “This was not the plan, but sometimes life interferes,” he said. “In the end family comes first.” Crawford said he was on the board when Boudreau was hired. Since then, he said, Boudreau has been instrumental with matters such as the Perley Burrill property, Centre Farm, the fields project and countless collective bargaining negotiations. “What you’ve done in a short amount of time is amazing,” said Crawford. “I wish you the best of luck down in Scituate.” In other news, the board voted unanimously to deny a request from Kings Dining & Entertainment to remain open for 90 minutes beyond its usual closing time of 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, the night before Thanksgiving. Prior to the vote, Police Chief David Breen said more drinking takes place on that night than on New Year’s Eve. “This is the biggest night. I have some concerns about this request,” he said. Crawford agreed, saying it would be “counterintuitive” to approve Kings’ request, particularly with the recent efforts


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Resolve New England holds largest infertility conference in the country headlined by Nancy Kerrigan 24th Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference provided support, information

Lynnfield residents Nancy Kerrigan and her husband and manager, Jerry Solomon, at the 24th Annual RESOLVE New England Conference on Nov. 4 – Kerrigan delivered the keynote speech. (Photos courtesy of Elena Clamen)

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Footloose at Lynnfield High School KERRIGAN | FROM PAGE 7 Nov 16 through 19th at 7:00 pm


he Music Department at Lynnfield High School is pleased to present “Footloose”; a musical based on the film of the same name, under the direction of Douglas Hodgkins. Performance dates are November 16th at 7:00 pm, November 17th and 18th at 7:30 pm and November 19th at 2:00 pm in the Lynnfield High School auditorium, located at 275 Essex St, Lynnfield, MA. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for senior citizens and students. Advanced ticket sales will be sold at Lynnfield High School on Monday, November 13th from 6-9 PM. Tickets are also available online at and will also be available for purchase an hour prior to each show. Reserved seating for all performances.


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out in the open, the better it will be for everyone.” Reproduction specialists who hosted workshops included Alice Domar, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind/ Body Health; John Petrozza, MD, Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center; and Catherine Racowsky, Ph.D., IVF Lab Director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Workshop topics for participants included All About Fertility Preservation, Talking About Male Fertility, Navigating An IVF Cycle, Endometriosis Survival Kit, Medical Overview of LGBTQ Family Building, and The Emotional Journey of Adoption. Brigham and Women’s Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery, EMD Serono, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Fertility SOURCE Companies, and New Engl a n d Cr yo g e n i c Ce nte r generously sponsored the 2017 conference. They were joined by over 30 other fertility and family building exhibitors. About RESOLVE New England Since 1974, RNE has been the leading voice and progressive driving force connecting the New England community on the many paths to parenthood. RNE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Waltham, Mass., serving the infertility community in the greater New England region. For more information, visit www.resolvenewengland. org.

Goldman speaks at Lynnfield Democratic Committee meeting


ichael Goldman, a well-known political consultant, was the keynote speaker at the October 18 meeting of the Lynnfield Democratic Town Committee. The theme of the discussion was national politics from 2016 to 2018, from the presidential campaign to the mid-term elections. Goldman, who is president of Goldman Associates of Boston, has been instrumental in the campaigns of Michael Dukakis, Edward Kennedy, Mo Udall and Marty Walsh, just to name a few. His experience and knowledge made for a lively question and answer period. Our next meeting will be in conjunction with the Reading Democratic Town Committee, on November 15, 2017. We will hear from gubernatorial candidate Mayor Setti Warren of Newton, and will also learn about ranked choice voting. Location and Time: The Senior Center, 49 Pleasant St., Reading, Mass.; from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Find us on Facebook at Lynnfield Democratic Town Committee. Any questions, please call Chairman Mark McDonough at 857-919-3764 or email


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Kings Dining & Entertainment. The entry fee is $35. Residents can register online at For additional information, call 781-334-3400 or send email to lynnfieldrotaryclub@ The following North Shore establishments will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 23: Haven from Hunger (71 Wallis St. in Peabody) from noon to 1 p.m., Tavern in the Square (189 Washington St. in Salem) from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lifebridge (56 Margin St. in Salem) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Church (4 Ocean St. in Beverly) from noon to 1 p.m., Brothers Deli (41 Market St. in Lynn) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., My Brother’s Table (98 Willow St. in Lynn) from 10:30 a.m. to noon, The Moose (50 Grove St. in Salem) at noon, The American Legion (69 River St. in Middleton) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Spud’s Restaurant (22 Lincoln Ave. in Saugus) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and The American Legion (8 Washington St. in Gloucester) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fit Revolution, Skeleton Key, Neem Medical Spa and Quinstance will be opening at MarketStreet Lynnfield before the end of the year.

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Field hockey team bows out in North quarterfinals against familiar foe

Mia Lemieux looks for an opening.

Laura Bockoff is ready to sprint after catching a pass during the Pioneers 2-0 MIAA North Division 2 win over Danvers at Lynnfield High on Wednesday, November 1.

By Joe Mitchell


he Lynnfield High School field hockey team (12-8, eighth seed) started the Division 2 North tournament last Wednesday, Nov. 1, with a solid win over the Danvers Falcons (8-5-6, ninth seed) in a firstround game, 2-0. But then the Pioneers reversed the trend, losing to Manchester Essex (190-1), the top seed, in the North quarterfinals by the exact same

score on Nov. 4. The Hornets went on to beat Triton (15-3-3, fourth seed), 2-1, to advance to the sectional final on Saturday at North Andover versus Watertown (19-1), the second seed. Junior Ashley Barrett notched the first Lynnfield goal in the Danvers game late in the first half, assisted by Laura Bockoff and Carolyn Garofoli. Lily Rothwell then secured the allimportant insurance tally from Mia Lemieux at the 17:35 mark

of the second half. Emily Dickey accounted for four saves to record her fifth shutout of the year in net. “My defense really came up strong in this game,” coach Mamie Reardon said. “Grace MacDonald, Abby Buckley, Lilly DiPietro and Brianna Barrett were solid back there in front of Dickey. Danvers supplied the pressure, but these four players were equal to the task.” Opportunistic offense combined with an efficient defense usually connotes a winning combination, and the Lynnfield girls certainly didn’t disappoint against the Falcons. The North quarterfinal round match-up against Manchester Essex had to be postponed a day, because a transformer Ashley Barrett outpaces the Danvers players as she chases afblew out the lights at the Man- ter a loose ball.

Brianna Barrett struggles against Shannon Lynch of Danvers for control of the ball.

chester stadium. They ended up playing the game last Saturday at 4 p.m. The Pioneers were certainly familiar with their longtime Cape Ann League rival. “We knew what we were up against,” said Reardon, whose team actually gave the Hornets competitive battles twice this year. During the regular season, the locals lost to the unbeaten squad, 2-0, just like last week’s tournament results. “Both of their goals last week were scored off of corners. They couldn’t score a goal against us during a regular field play,” said Reardon. The Hornets had a slight edge in corners throughout the first half, 4-3. In the second half, each side had two

apiece. “This was one of our best games that we have played this year,” said Reardon. “We ended up losing, but certainly not for a lack of effort … We were right with [Manchester Essex] every time they touched the ball, and we even double-teamed them to apply more pressure.” Dickey came up with two saves in this defensive struggle to keep her teammates in the game, while they managed three shots on the Hornets’ net. Reardon will host the annual team breakup banquet at the Middle School on Tuesday night, (Nov. 14) that will include awards being handed out to the worthy recipients. More on those presentations in next week’s Advocate.

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Division 5 North title on the line Friday night at home against Watertown By Joe Mitchell


he Lynnfield Football Pioneers (8-1, top seed) will be going for the Division 5 North title on Friday night at home against Watertown (5-4, sixth seed). The Raiders advanced to the championship game after upsetting Swampscott, the third seed, and Somerville, the second seed, in successive weeks, while the Pioneers defended the home field quite well with victories over Bedford and Newburyport. The winner of Friday’s game will then play the South Shore champion in a state semifinal game next weekend to determine who plays at Gillette Stadium on Super Saturday in December versus the winner of the state semifinal encounter between the Central and Western champs. But like all good coaches, Lynnfield’s Neal Weidman is certainly not looking

ahead beyond Friday night. Weidman’s club got to this point by dispatching Newburyport, a familiar foe, last Friday night in a sectional semifinal game, 26-7. The Pioneers didn’t waste any time to jump on Newburyport. It was a quick strike offense while Watertown tried to slow things down by controlling the time of possession. But the Lynnfield defense was able to stop them in their tracks most of the time. Quarterback Matt Mortellite was on target, completing 13 passes out of 20 attempts for 181 yards. Just one of those passes went for a touchdown, an eight-yard aerial to Nick Kinnon in the end zone to end the first half that put their teammates in front to stay, 13-7. Kinnon caught five other passes that extended drives. He even ran the second-half kickoff back 95 yards for six

more points to begin to add some cushion to the slim lead. Mortellite accounted for one touchdown with a threeyard run to pay dirt in the first quarter. Tyler Murphy closed out the offense in the fourth quarter from 10 yards out. T h e Ly n n f i e l d d e fe n s e stepped up when Newburyport threatened in the second half. Cooper Marengi picked off a pass, and then senior Jack Razzaboni was credited with his first career interception that led to Murphy’s score. Half of Mortellite’s completions went to Kinnon, but Peter Look also came up big with four receptions for 76 yards. The Division 5 North title is on the line Friday night, beginning at 7 p.m., and the Pioneers hope to be celebrating the victory over Watertown with their fans, as their Quarterback Matt Mortellite was on target against Newburyport playoff run to Gillette Stadi- in the sectional semifinal game last Friday, completing 13 um continues. passes out of 20 attempts for 181 yards. (Advocate file photo)

The Savings Bank sponsors First Time Homebuyer Seminar

Area residents (shown seated, left to right) Risa Ferrara and Robert Brown of Lynnfield, and Patrick Johnson of Watertown were among those who attended the seminar to hear advice from the panel of experts, which included (back row, left to right) mortgage lender Jeff D’Alessandro, Vice President and Senior Retail Lending Officer, The Savings Bank; Attorney Mark Simeola of the law firm of Simeola & Simeola; home inspector John Carroll of ABC Home Inspection; Realtor Chris M. Barrett of Christopher J. Barrett Realtors of Wakefield; and mortgage lender Mario G. Giamei, Jr., Sr. Mortgage Originator, The Savings Bank.


he Savings Bank recently sponsored a First Time Homebuyer ed presentations by representatives from The Savings Bank and Seminar at its Main Office in Wakefield for residents who are several local professionals who discussed their areas of expertise preparing for the purchase of their first home. The seminar includ- in the home-buying process.

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The Nutritionist Corner

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Looking for Vitamin D

Mortgage Interest Deduction Under The Proposed Tax Law Salmon good source of Vitamin D.

By Anna Tourkakis, Nutritionist


itamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin, is often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight plays an important role in our well-being. It regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorous. By doing so vitamin D makes sure that calcium and phosphorous are used to make and maintain strong bones. Vitamin D also facilitates normal immune system function, which can reduce susceptibility to infections. Current studies also indicate that Vitamin D plays an active role in preventing certain cancers. Vitamin D and Food Getting sufficient amounts of vitamin D can be a challenge as few foods in nature contain Vitamin D in large amounts. Some good sources of this important fat-soluble vitamin include fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines and egg yolks. Other significant food sources are foods fortified with the vitamin – milk, breakfast cereals, butter and margarine and some brands of orange juice. Incorporating these foods into your diet can contribute to your Vitamin D needs. Have fortified cereal with milk for breakfast, make

This salad is a good example of tasty ways to get your vitamin D in food.

puddings with egg yolks, drink milk instead of sugary drinks. Read food labels to make sure it contains Vitamin D. Some dairy products made from milk, such as cheese and ice cream, are generally not fortified, but more yogurt companies are now adding vitamin D to yogurt. Needs and Supplements The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for Vitamin D is about 600 IU (International Units) per day. With adequate exposure to outdoor sunlight each day most people could make enough Vitamin D to meet their need. A lightskinned person needs only about 15 minutes of sun on the face, hands, and arms two to three times per week to make enough vitamin D. A dark-

skinned person needs more time. Several months’ supply of vitamin D can be stored in the body; this is helpful during winter months when the sun is not as strong in northern climates. Also, as you get older, your body makes less active vitamin D. With careful monitoring and medical advice, supplementing your diet with a Vitamin D supplement could be an option. If Vitamin D is taken in excess of the RDA, it can lead to calcium deposits in the heart, blood vessels and kidneys that can cause severe health problems and even death. Toxic levels are rarely reached when nutrients are obtained from food. But with supplements its best to consult with a primary care provider to determine your best approach. As the days get shorter and sunshine is limited make sure your daily food intake is long on Vitamin D containing foods. Bring Eating From Within to your workplace! Contact me to learn more about my corporate wellness programs.

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LYNNFIELD POLICE LOG 12:49 a.m. – Well-being check requested by security at Apple 6:29 a.m. – Report of deer hit Store, 1220 Market St. Security at Main Street and Ivanhoe reports individual was picked Drive. Police report nothing up and has left the area. found. 11:08 a.m. – Caller reports 6:40 a.m. – Caller reports two trailer spilled load on roadvehicles broken into at Cenway, causing road hazard at tral Road residence. Will give Summer Street and Walnut report at station. Street. Officer reports debris 7:24 a.m. – Caller reports vehi- cleared from roadway. cle break-in; nothing taken – 2:15 p.m. – Occupational does not wish to give a report. therapist reported to detail of4:54 p.m. – Cleaning compaficer he was concerned about ny employee reports discovresidents of a Trickett Road ering ammunition from prehome who have been without vious owner at Longbow Cirpower since the recent storm. cle home. Reading Light was contacted 7:00 p.m. – Multiple calls for a technician to service the about a male on the street home. wearing a mask inside vehicle 7:08 p.m. – Robert Meehan of starting altercation with peo- 48 Center Village, Lynnfield, ple on Main Street. was charged with an arrest warrant. 7:15 p.m. – Two display WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 phones were reported stolen


within the last hour from Verizon Store at MarketStreet.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 1:40 a.m. – Wakefield Police report erratic driver exited highway heading toward Main Street. Officer reports area checked, nothing found. 2:00 a.m. – Drew A. Callahan, 23, of 20 Webb St., Lexington, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, with speeding and with negligent operation of a motor vehicle. 5:40 a.m. – Caller reports mattresses and box springs dumped at end of driveway on Salem Street. Dept. of Public Works notified. 5:31 p.m. – Abraham A. Sannoh, 28, of 12 Whipple St.,



he mortgage interest deduction saved taxpayers during calendar year 2016 approximately $77billion in income taxes. The mortgage interest deduction is taken on Schedule A as an itemized deduction. For future mortgages, the cap on the amount of mortgage debt that you would be allowed to claim interest deductions would be set at $500,000, significantly below the current $1,000,000 cap. For existing mortgages, there is a grandfather provision that would allow these taxpayers to continue to take mortgage interest deductions for home mortgage debt up to $1,000,000. The purpose of this proposal is to make up for lost tax revenues as a result of the proposed reduction in corporate tax rates, repeal of the estate tax, reduction of tax rates applicable to small business owners set up as partnerships and S Corporations, a doubling of the standard deduction, etc. Although many analysts believe that the mortgage interest deduction only helps the upper income taxpayers, I believe that it is a much more complicated issue and that the cap should remain at $1,000,000. Some analysts have suggested that the mortgage interest deduction does not encourage home ownership. I can’t think of a more ridiculous assertion. If someone had to borrow $400,000 to purchase a $500,000 home, that $400,000 mortgage might result in an approximate $16,000 mortgage interest deduction, which in turn would save the taxpayer $333 in taxes each month. Such an analysis is critical when trying to determine if the monthly mortgage payments are

achievable. I have been giving my tax clients this type of advice for well over 35 years. Furthermore, we are not talking about the filthy rich. We are talking about average folks who have a reasonably high combined income who wish to purchase a home. The deduction makes a difference. Why might it be a good idea to cap the amount at $1,000,000 versus $500,000? For all of those taxpayers that build more expensive homes or for all of those developers that build them and then sell to more affluent taxpayers (homes from $750,000 and up for example), think about all of the people that are put to work. The plumbers, the electricians, the masons, the plasterers, the carpenters. The list goes on and on. If you take away the ability to deduct mortgage interest above $500,000, it will certainly have an effect on the willingness of business people to initiate certain homebuilding projects. Capitalism is what puts people to work. If you ask what countries have most of the great inventions come from over the last 200 years, the United States would clearly top the list. Capitalism has demonstrated that great incentives lead to great ingenuity and achievement. The mortgage interest deduction doesn’t just benefit wealthy people. It truly benefits many other small businesses that have the opportunity to work on such projects or to perform renovation work on existing structures. Tradesmen and professionals alike benefit from such projects. $1,000,000 certainly isn’t what it used to be in many parts of the country. I say leave the cap at $1,000,000 and don’t tamper with a successful formula. A 50% reduction of the mortgage interest cap begins to resemble more of a socialist society than a capitalist society. A redistribution of wealth for all of the wrong reasons.

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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Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of October 30-November 3. PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT (H 3994) House 146-10, approved and sent to the Senate a bill that commits the Bay State to meeting the greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals in the international Paris Climate Agreement, from which President Donald Trump withdrew several months ago. The proposal makes Massachusetts a “nonparty stakeholder” to the agreement and allows state officials to document their emissions reductions efforts via a new online data-gathering tool. “As a millennial, there is no issue that will have a greater impact on my generation and my children’s generation than climate change.” said Rep. Dylan Fernandes (D-Falmouth), the bill’s sponsor. “This legislation sends a message to the nation and the rest of the world that a handful of climate deniers in Washington D.C. do not speak for the people of Massachusetts.”

“I voted against the principal of the Massachusetts Legislature engaging in foreign policy and international diplomatic accords, especially when in direct contradiction with federal government policy,” said Rep. Joseph McKenna (R-Webster). “Furthermore, there is nothing at all preventing us as a state from achieving these high standards regardless of signing onto the Paris Accord. The argument that we cannot achieve low carbon output without tying ourselves to international policy against our own federal government’s will is false.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Bradley Jones Yes PREVENT SEXUAL ASSAULT ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES (S 2191) Senate 39-0, approved and sent to the House a bill that would require every college in the Bay State to adopt a policy on dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking that must be made available to all applicants, students and employees. The policy would include procedures by which students and employees can report these in-

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cidents; information on where to receive immediate emergency assistance following an incident; descriptions of the types of counseling and health, safety, academic and other support services available from the institution and the local community; interim protective measures reasonably available from the institution including options for changing academic, living, campus transportation or working arrangements; a summary of theprocedures for resolving dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking complaints; and mandatory annual training on sexual violence to new students and employees, including an explanation of consent and the role drugs and alcohol play in an individual’s ability to consent. “As a legislator, and as a father, I recognize that there is more we should be doing to help prevent incidents of sexual assault on our college campuses,” said the bill’s sponsor Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury). “Through improved training, transparency and enforcement of policies, this bill supports initiatives that work to ensure our postsecondary institutions are implementing systems students can trust. The bill also helps to fill the void created by the recent rollback of federal protections.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Sen. Thomas McGee Yes OVERRIDE GOV. BAKER’S VETOES The next four roll calls are on overriding some of Gov. Charlie Baker’s cuts of $320 million in spending in the $39.4 billion fiscal 2018 state budget. A twothirds vote in both branches is needed for a veto to be overridden. House and Senate Democratic leaders say the budget is balanced and that it is necessary and fiscally responsible to override Baker’s cuts that would hurt many people including the sick, seniors, children and minorities. The governor and GOP leaders question if the state can afford to restore this funding. Some Republicans said that because of this uncertainty they voted to sustain all of Gov. Baker’s vetoes, even though it meant voting against restor-

POLICE LOG | FROM PAGE 11 Lowell, was cited for operating a motor vehicle with license suspended (subsequent offense) and for operating truck on excluded way.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 12:56 a.m. – Caller reports hearing loud bang and power out at Perkins Lane. Nothing found by dispatched officer. 6:00 a.m. – Police assistance

ing funding for many good pro- the Stone Zoo in Stoneham. The grams they would otherwise $350,000 cut also included a cut have supported. of $100,000 for the Lupa Zoo and Game Farm in Ludlow. $200,000 FOR (A “Yes” vote is for funding the ONE-STOP CAREER $350,000. A “No” is against fundCENTERS (H 3800) ing it.) Senate 36-2, overrode a re- Sen. Thomas McGee Yes duction of $200,000 (from $3,960,051 to $3,760,051) for HOW LONG WAS LAST One-stop Career Centers that WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill give unemployed individuals Roll Call tracks the length of access to a variety of job assis- time that the House and Sentance services, including work- ate were in session each week. ing with experienced career Many legislators say that legislacounselors, attending work- tive sessions are only one aspect shops, training, developing a re- of the Legislature’s job and that sume and writing cover letters. a lot of important work is done (A “Yes” vote is for funding the outside of the House and Sen$200,000. A “No” vote is against ate chambers. They note that it.) their jobs also involve commitSen. Thomas McGee Yes tee work, research, constituent work and other matters that $40,000 FOR HOME are important to their districts. AND HEALTHY FOR Critics say that the Legislature GOOD (H 3800) does not meet regularly or long Senate 32-6, overrode a enough to debate and vote in reduction of $40,000 (from public view on the thousands $2,040,000 to $2 million) for the of pieces of legislation that have Home & Healthy for Good pro- been filed. They note that the gram to reduce the incidence infrequency and brief length of chronic homelessness in the of sessions are misguided and Bay State by providing hous- lead to irresponsible late-night ing and supportive services to sessions and a mad rush to act chronically homeless individu- on dozens of bills in the days imals through a model that is less mediately preceding the end of costly and more effective than an annual session. managing their homelessness During the week of Octoand health problems on the ber 30-November 3, the House street or in a shelter. met for a total of 17 hours and (A “Yes” vote is for funding the eight minutes and the Senate $40,000. A “No” vote is against it.) met for a total of 20 hours and Sen. Thomas McGee Yes 13 minutes. $250,000 FOR CHEFS IN SCHOOL (H 3800) Senate 32-6, overrode the veto of the entire $250,000 for the Chefs in Schools program that brings chefs into school cafeteria kitchens to work with existing staff to create healthier meals that students would find tasty and visually appealing. (A “Yes” vote is for funding the $250,000. A “No” is against funding it.) Sen. Thomas McGee Yes

MON.OCTOBER 30 House11:03 a.m. to11:39 a.m. Senate 11:04 a.m. to 2:12 p.m. TUES. OCTOBER 31 House11:02 a.m. to 3:27 p.m Senate 11:13 a.m. to 3:48 p.m WED.NOVEMBER 1 House10:59 a.m. to 4:02 p.m. Senate 11:09 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. THURS.NOVEMBER 2 House11:02 a.m. to 6:06 p.m. Senate 11:14 a.m. to 6:08 p.m.

$350,000 FOR ZOOS (H 3800) FRI.NOVEMBER 3 Senate 31-7, overrode a re- No House session duction of $350,000 (from No Senate session $4,350,000 million to $4 milBob Katzen lion) in funding for the nonwelcomes feedback at profit Commonwealth ical Corporation that runs the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and requested for crowd control at Apple Store at 1220 Market St. 6:07 p.m. – Motor vehicle accident reported on North Broadway – Fat Cactus. State Police to handle. 8:42 p.m. – Caller reports a tree into a home at 8 Debston Ln.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 10:00 a.m. – Caller reports motorist struck sign on Main Street and the sign is down.

Officer reports motorist was gone on arrival. 5:57 p.m. – State Police report man with gas can attempting to cross N. Broadway highway. 11:01 p.m. – Caller reports loud party with live band playing outside at Maddison Lane. Officer reports party going inside and music turned off for the evening. 11:31 p.m. – Caller reports


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8. In “The Big Sea” who wrote “For poems are like rainbows; they escape you quickly”? 9. What Revolutionary War song is also Connecticut’s state song? 10. True or false: Since 1896 every Olympics has included cycling. 11. Who was the subject of the movie “Bound for Glory”? 12. What dolls come with a birth certificate? 13. True or false: “Keeping Up With the Joneses” is the name of a novel by “Pop” Momand. 14. On Nov. 11, 1790, what flower was introduced to England from China? (Hint: also called mums.) 15. What U.S. battlefield has a presidential wax museum? 16. What World War II general was a 1912 Olympian? 17. Who were the Navy WAVES? 18. On Nov. 13, 1946, the first U.S. artificial snow from a cloud was produced over what Massachusetts mountain? 19. What was Veterans Day originally called? 20. What is the Sunflower State?

Answers below - No cheating!

15. Gettysburg 14. Chrysanthemum 13. False (It was his comic strip.)

3. J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”

12. Cabbage Patch Kids

2. The piano

11. Woody Guthrie

1. Ivory

The Advocate’s Super Trivia Quiz


7. What is maize also known as?

4. Cornmeal

ynnfield, formerly of Saugus, Mr. Richard P. Cushman, age 81, October 29th, after a short and courageous battle with cancer, passed away peacefully at home with his family and four legged faithful companion “Chewy” at his side. He was the husband of the late Marcia (Widell) Cushman. Born in East Boston and raised in Win-

6. From what sport does “rain check” come from?

16. George S. Patton


security problem?

5. A virus

Richard P. Cushman

5. On Nov. 10, 1983, Fred Cohen first documented what computer

6. Baseball (Early tickets had a note about the rained-out policy.)

f Everett, November 1. Beloved wife for 65 years to Geno S. Lozzi. Loving mother of Stephen Lozzi and his wife Kathleen of Westwood, Peter Lozzi and his wife Roberta of Revere, and Patricia Lozzi of Everett. Sister of the late Dan and Neil McCarron Jr. She is also survived by her two beloved grandchildren, Suzanne Lozzi and Dawn Lighthiser and her husband Allen; 3 Stepgrandchildren, Shaun and his wife Colleen, Kyle and Taylor, 1 Step-great grandson, Jack, and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral was held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett on Monday, November 6. Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Everett. Interment at Holy cross Cemetery in Malden. For more information:

4. What ingredient is common to spoonbread and hoecake?

17. Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service


Middle Earth?

7. Indian corn

Margaret M. “Marge” (McCarron) Lozzi

3. In what book would you find “the undying lands” west of

18. Mount Greylock

f Lynnfield, formerly of Chatham, Nov. 3. Beloved wife of Thomas J. McLaud. Loving mother of Marilyn Flint of Salem, Katherine Welenc of Beverly, James McLaud of Lynnfield, Jane Lingad of Yorktown, VA, Paula Doyle of Peabody, and Nancy Lang of Lynnfield. Sister of Olive McGrath of Lynn. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Her Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Maria Goretti Church, Lynnfield on Thursday, November 9. Interment, Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield. For obit/guestbook:

2. What instrument did Louis Armstrong’s wife, Lil, play?

8. Langston Hughes

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Lucille M. (Oak) McLaud

1. Poker chips were sometimes made of what valuable substance?

19. Armistice Day

Dear Savvy Senior What can you tell me about assistance dogs for people with disabilities? My sister, who’s 58, has multiple sclerosis and I’m wondering if an assistance dog could help make her life a little easier. Inquiring Sister Dear Inquiring For people with disabilities and even medical conditions, assistant dogs can be fantastic help, not to mention they provide great companionship and an invaluable sense of security. Here’s what you and your sister should know. While most people are familiar with guide dogs that help people who are blind or visually impaired, there are also a variety of assistance dogs trained to help people with physical disabilities, hearing loss and various medical conditions. Unlike most pets, assistance dogs are highly trained canine specialists – often Golden and Labrador Retrievers, and German Shepherds – that know approximately 40 to 50 commands, are amazingly well-behaved and calm, and are permitted to go anywhere the public is allowed. Here’s a breakdown of the different types of assistance dogs and what they can help with. Service dogs: These dogs are specially trained to help people with physical disabilities due to multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, chronic arthritis and many other disabling conditions. They help by performing tasks their owner cannot do or has trouble doing, like carrying or retrieving items, picking up dropped items, opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, assisting with dressing and undressing, helping with balance, household chores and more. Guide dogs: For the blind and visually impaired, guide dogs help their owner get around safely by avoiding obstacles, stopping at curbs and steps, negotiating traffic and more. Hearing dogs: For those who are deaf or hearing impaired, hearing dogs can alert their owner to specific sounds such as ringing telephones, doorbells, alarm clocks, microwave or oven timers, smoke alarms, approaching sirens, crying babies or when someone calls out their name. Seizure alert/response dogs: For people with epilepsy or other seizure disorders, these dogs can recognize the signs that their owner is going to have a seizure, and provide them with advance warning, so he or she can get to a safe place or take medication to prevent the seizure or lessen its severity. They are also trained to retrieve medications and use a pre-programmed phone to call for help. These dogs can also be trained to help people with diabetes, panic attacks and various other conditions. Finding a Dog If your sister is interested in getting a service dog, contact some assistance dog training programs. To find them, Assistance Dogs International provides a listing of around 65 U.S. programs on their website that you can access at After you locate a few, you’ll need to either visit their website or call them to find out the types of training dogs they offer, the areas they serve, if they have a waiting list, and what upfront costs will be involved. Some groups offer dogs for free, some ask for donations and some charge thousands of dollars. To get an assistance dog, your sister will need to show proof of her disability, which her physician can provide, and she’ll have to complete an application and go through an interview process. She will also need to go and stay at the training facility for a week or two so she can get familiar with her dog and get training on how to handle it. It’s also important to understand that assistance dogs are not for everybody. They require time, money, and care that your sister or some other friend or family member must be able and willing to provide.

f Everett formerly of East Boston. Daughter of the late Jack and Virginia Tripi. Sister of Lucy Clifford, Robert Clifford, Joanne Armstrong and her husband John and the late Rose Olivero. Also, survived many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A private service will be held. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information: www.roccofuneralhomes. com

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STUNNING STONE FRONT COLONIAL IN DESIRABLE APPLE HILL. Beautiful stone fireplace in living room, sunroom off spacious kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths , lower level has fireplace family room, playroom with kitchenette and much more. Great curb appeal.

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