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Town’s budget is Dolan’s top priority By Christopher Roberson
pon taking office on Feb. 5, newly hired Town Administrator Robert Dolan will immediately sink his teeth into this year’s budget, which is sure to be tight with the drop-off in new growth revenue from MarketStreet Lynnfield. “I will immediately need to bring department heads together to be updated on the status of the fiscal year 2019 budget and the current budget,” he said. “This is a critical time of year for any community as the state formulates their budget and the towns work toward that common goal.” Based on prior experience, Dolan is confident that he can
make the budget work. “In Melrose, I have balanced 16 budgets in a city that is 96 percent residential with a very small commercial tax base,” he said. Dolan said he partnered with Lynnfield officials several times during his 16-year tenure as the mayor of Melrose. However, he said that does not take away from the fact that he will still be the new guy. “It is critically important for me to get to know the community culture,” said Dolan. “That involves a longer process of getting to know the citizens of Lynnfield.” Without ample information, Dolan did not wish to comment on matters such as the Perley Burrill property, the Wakefield-
Lynnfield Rail Trail and the possibility of a new library. However, he said he has been involved with similar ventures in Mel-
rose.“As mayor of Melrose, I have been involved in many initiatives regarding recreational development, historic and natural preservation [and] private development as well as building new municipal facilities,” said Dolan. “My goal is to bring my experience to benefit the town of Lynnfield.” Regarding the possibility of hiring a town planner, Dolan said he has plenty of prior knowledge that he could share with the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board should the town decide to move in that direction. Going forward, Dolan said “transparency and good communication” are essential in terms of problem-solving and
the overall effort of moving the town forward. “I look forward to working closely with the Board of Selectmen to help them continue their impressive efforts to strengthen communication with the community and implement transparency measures to keep all of the residents fully informed on the important work of the town of Lynnfield,”he said. Dolan also vowed to pull from his experience as an elected official as well as from his work in the private and nonprofit sectors to better Lynnfield’s“already stellar reputation.” “From that process, longer-range goals will emerge, and working together we will take on those challenges,” he said.
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TEAMWORK: George and Chris McCarthy shoveling out their driveway in Lynnfield by Pillings Pond. (Advocate photo by Laura Jolly)
By Christopher Roberson
hree days into the New Year, Lynnfield was bombarded by a blizzard that brought screaming winds, single-digit temperatures and more than one foot of snow across the region. John Tomasz, director of the Depar tment of Pub lic Works (DPW), said there were no surprises with the storm, which struck on Jan. 4. “It was just about what was predicted,” he said. Tomasz said his department responded with 14 of its own employees, 44 independent contractors and 120 tons of road salt. “Overall we had very few issues
with the vehicles and equipment during the storm,” said Tomasz. The wind was the top opponent as it howled at more than 50 miles per hour. “The wind made it very frustrating,” said Tomasz. “It seemed that within 20 minutes after clearing a street, the wind had blown back the snow, making it look like we were never there.” From a financial standpoint, Tomasz said the town had already exceeded its $120,000 snow and ice budget by $16,000. “That last storm cost us approximately $80,000,” he said.
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THE LYNNFIELD ADVOCATE – Friday, January 12, 2018
Planning Board budget includes town planner position By Christopher Roberson
n his recent budget pitch to the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board Chairman Brian Charville said Lynnfield is in need of a town planner. During the board’s Jan. 8 meeting, he requested that $65,000 be allocated to fund the salary of a town planner. “It would be appropriate to have a true town planner,” said Charville, adding that he has studied the town planner positions in Georgetown and Carlisle. Charville also said a town planner could take the lead in completing the town’s Master Plan. “A town planner could be spearheading that process,” he said. Charville said a town planner could help facilitate the situation with the Zepaj Lane Subdivision, which was started without the consent of the Planning Board and has since
been put on hold in accordance with a Cease and Desist Order. “We’re currently behind the eight ball,” said Charville. Board of Selectmen Chairman Christopher Barrett said he supports the idea for a town planner. “I think this is an important position to look at,” he said, adding that the Planning Board should not have to decipher every land use issue. “That’s a lot of work for this volunteer board to do.” Board of Selectmen Vice Chairman Richard Dalton said the hiring of a town planner is “long overdue,” adding that the proposed $65,000 salary is “right on the mark.” He said having a town planner would also ensure that Lynnfield does not miss out any state and federal grants. “It’s almost impossible to keep up with the variety of things out there, just on the
state level,” said Dalton. However, Selectman Philip Crawford disagreed, saying Lynnfield is “pretty much built out.” Therefore, there is not a pressing need for a town planner. “It just seems kind of counter-productive to me,” he said. Conservation Commission budget Conservation Commission Chairman Paul Martindale was also hand to make his budget presentation. He said the commission’s operating budget for fiscal year 2019 is $92,063, a modest increase of $297 over fiscal year 2018. “It’s not very much different from last year,” said Martindale. He also said seven candidates came forward to apply for the conservation administrator position, which offers a salary of $64,826. The position will be vacant
at the end of the month, as current Conser vation Administrator Betty Adelson is retiring. From the original group of candidates, Martindale said, “three or four” looked promising. “We’re not calling in anyone without a master’s degree and at least four to five years of experience,” he said. “We’re looking for someone who is well-versed.” Regarding the capital budget, Martindale said the cost of treating Pillings Pond has continued to rise and is now $23,500, a $5,000 increase over last year. Martindale said the pond is treated every year to remove algae, phosphates and nitrates. Although alum has been used in the treatment process, he said switching to copper sulfate could bring the cost back down to $18,000. “We’re looking for an alternative,” said Martindale.
Other news In other news, interim Town Administrator Robert Curtin said the state aid figures should be released by Jan. 20; however, he does not expect a sizable increase this year. He also said this year’s new growth projection has fallen to $325,000. “That would be the lowest new growth figure since FY12,” said Curtin. In contrast, last year’s figure was $436,000. Curtin said the Department of Public Works responded well to the Jan. 4 blizzard that left Lynnfield with more than a foot of snow and temperatures in the single digits. “We had quickly accumulating snow; the sidewalks are still being plowed,” he said. Curtin also said ice dams caused leaks in parts of the library. “We’re hoping it will dry out and there won’t be any permanent damage,” he said.
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h e 2 9 6 c o m m u n i t i e s $1,063,978 to fund early vot- tion could be getting their that collectively spent ing for the 2016 General Elec- money back. Within the total figure, Lynnfield spent $1,819, Peabody spent $4,531 and Saugus did not incur any expense. Officials from State Auditor Suzanne Bump’s office said the expenses were certified through an electronic survey that was sent to every city and town clerk in the Commonwealth. In February 2017, the Division of Local Mandates (DLM) determined that unFor All Your der the Local Mandate Law, Football the state cannot require cities Munchies.. and towns to fund state programs such as early voting. Established in 1980 as part of Proposition 2 ½, DLM acts as a watchdog to ensure that communities are not shouldering Warm up with a tasty Pulled expenses that should be covBeef Sandwich or Delicious ered by the state. As a result, Homemade Chili! 675 petitions have been submitted to DLM during the past Kelly's is Open Daily Year 'Round! 37 years. From the total number of petitions, DLM has ren410 Revere Beach Blvd. 595 Broadway, Rte. 1S 35 Revere Beach Pkwy. 165 Endicott Street Revere * (781) 284-9129 Saugus (781) 233-5000 Medford * (781) 393-4899 Danvers * (978) 777-1290 dered 436 decisions. Seventy-nine of them have been in
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Trio of new classes proposed at Lynnfield High School By Christopher Roberson
igh School Principal Robert Cleary recently proposed adding three new classes to the Program of Studies at his school. During the School Committee’s Jan. 9 meeting, Cleary presented the idea of an Advanced Placement (AP) art class, an AP course in European history and a meditation and mindfulness class. Cleary said that although the AP art class would not include any exams, students would be responsible for submitting a sizable portfolio at the end of the school year. “We have some super talented artistic kids,” he said. Cleary said AP European history and AP classes in general are especially popular with his seniors. “When it comes to senior year, the numbers are really blowing up,” he said. “We have students who will take multiple AP classes their senior year.” Cleary said that right now, only informal sessions are available to help keep students focused throughout the day.
Therefore, a meditation and mindfulness class would certainly be beneficial. “You’re either fading towards the end of the day or you’re yoo-hoo and chips at lunch,” he said. Cleary also said students would take the class on a pass/ fail basis so to eliminate any stress about a letter grade. However, a class format would provide the structure that is currently lacking. “Putting it in a class gives it a little more weight,” he said. Cleary also spoke about the high school’s study abroad program Educatius, which was adopted five years ago. Since then, Cleary said, the program typically hosts an average of six students from countries such as Brazil, Spain, Germany, Italy and South Korea. He said class placement can be challenging. As an example, Cleary said, in many foreign countries the term mathematics is used to cover every kind of math. Therefore, he said, students may or may not already have knowledge of subjects like geometry, algebra or precalculus. “The first day or so,
they’re bombarded with testing,” he said. “Guidance does a dynamite job.” In addition, Cleary said there have been a few instances when the interview process has gotten tricky, particularly when it came to the student’s personal statement about why they want to attend Lynnfield High School. “Sometimes you’ll get a personal statement that clearly wasn’t written by a student,” he said, adding that in those cases, Skype interviews are conducted.
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House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) filed the home rule petition on the town’s behalf, and he worked closely with former Senator Thomas M. McGee (DLynn) to advance it through the House and Senate and on to Governor Baker’s desk. The signing of the bill allows Town Clerk Trudy Reid to move forward with the release of nomination papers for the 2018 town election. “I’m pleased we were able to expedite the bill’s passage to accommodate the wishes of the town’s voters and to meet
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BLIZZARD | FROM PAGE 1 Board of Selectmen Chairman Christopher Barrett lauded Tomasz and the DPW for staying ahead of the storm. “John and his team did a tremendous job,” said Barrett during the board’s
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A murder most vile in Lynnfield, 1897 es. The defense challenged that A newspaper account of the the scorched body could not be time gave a detailed description positively identified, or that Wil- of the execution apparatus. The liams“was anywhere near the fire gallows was “about 15 square that night.” Yet after six hours of feet” while “the platform on deliberation, the jury found Wil- which the condemned will stand liams guilty of murder in the first is about 8 feet 6 inches.”The manTTT Nick LA_SA_LPW.ai 1 1/3/2018 12:01:30 PM degree. ufacturer of this death contrap-
Alfred C. Williams maintained that he also had been attacked in Wakefield on the day that John Gallo was murdered in Lynnfield. (Image – “Murder & Mayhem in Essex County” by Robert Wilhelm)
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n the early morning of July 28, 1897, the body of John Gallo was found, burned beyond recognition, by distraught coworkers at the W.W. Phillips farm in Lynnfield (now the site of Edwards Avenue off Main Street near the present Route 128). Gallo, a recent Italian immigrant, was a quiet, diligent employee who earned $1.50 per day, preferring to take his pay in five dollar bills at the end of each month. Gallo also possessed three $20 gold pieces that he had earned from a previous job. Foul play was immediately suspected. The flames shooting from the small shack that Gallo inhabited alone at the back of the farm could be seen for miles. The position and dismemberment of the body suggested that the victim had been murdered before the conflagration. The charred corpse lay several feet from the bed “with the head back in the room toward the bed, not falling forward as a person naturally would if trying to escape from a burning room.” An empty kerosene oil can, usually kept near the stove, was found next to the body. Another crime in Wakefield Curiously, another crime had been reported that morning in nearby Wakefield. Alfred C. Williams allegedly had been attacked and robbed near his rooming house. Williams maintained that he had fought off his assailant but had been knocked unconscious and robbed of his watch and a small amount of money. He was then thrown down on the banks of Lake Quannapowitt. Williams explained that the blood stains on his clothing were from his attacker’s nose. Police were skeptical of his story and held him for questioning. Curiously, he “had more money in
his possession after that crime than he did before.”On the previous day, the suspect did not have enough to buy a meal or “pay a five-cent car fare.”But that morning Williams had paid his back board and made other purchases. Police found $75 in five dollar bills on his person. When police learned that Williams had previously worked on the Phillips farm with Gallo and “knew the habits of the deceased,” his room was searched. A bloodstained coat and vest were found, along with two $20 gold pieces. Williams was arrested and charged with the murder of John Gallo. The trial The case against Williams was strictly circumstantial – his inconsistent stories, his bloody clothing, his familiarity with Gallo’s habits, and his possession of the money and gold piec-
tion was credited to Charles B. Shaw of Springfield. The execution Alfred C. Williams was hanged for his crime in the yard of Salem
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THE LYNNFIELD ADVOCATE – Friday, January 12, 2018
2018 Town Election nomination papers now available
he Town Clerk is pleased to announce that nomination papers for the 2018 Annual Town Election are now available in the Town Clerk’s Office. Papers must be returned no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 21. In order to get your name on the ballot, nomination papers must be certified with at least 50 signatures of Lynnfield registered voters. It’s highly suggested you obtain 60-65 signatures to be sure you have at least 50 that are eligible for certification.
The last day to object or withdraw is March 8 at 5 p.m. Board of Selectmen – one seat for a three-year term Board of Assessors – one seat for a three-year term Board of Library Trustees – two seats for a threeyear term Town Moderator – one seat for a one-year term Planning Board – one seat for a five-year term, one seat for a two-year term to fill an unexpired term Housing Authority – one seat for a five-year term
School Committee – two seats for a three-year term If you are interested running for office for 2018 and have questions regarding the nomination/election process, please call Town Clerk Trudy Reid at 781-3349401. By Town Meeting vote, approval of the State’s General Court and final sign-off by Gov. Charlie Baker, the day of the annual election will be the second Tuesday in April of each year effective April 10, 2018.
Lynnfield to elect delegates to Democratic State Convention
egistered Democrats in Lynnfield will hold a caucus on February 3, 2018, in the Selectmen’s Hearing Room at Lynnfield Town Hall. Doors will open at 8:30. The purpose of the caucus is to elect delegates and alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. This year’s state convention will be held June 1-2 at the DCU Center in Worcester, where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to
endorse Democratic candidates for statewide office, including Constitutional Officers and gubernatorial candidates. The caucus is open to all registered and preregistered Democrats in Lynnfield. Preregistered Democrats who will be 18 by September 18, 2018, will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or alternate. Lynnfield can elect five delegates and four alternates to the Convention.
Youth, minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or at www.massdems.org. Those interested in getting involved with the Lynnfield Democratic Town Committee should contact Mark McDonough at 781334-6952 or check out the LDTC Facebook page: Lynnfield Democratic Town Committee.
HISTORY | FROM PAGE 5 Jail on October 7, 1898. According to reports, his was the last execution for Essex County held in the facility. Apparently “all previous hangings were done in the open for all who cared to view.” Mercifully, at 10:01 a.m., “the trap was sprung and Williams dropped six feet … his neck was broken and he died within seconds.” Williams maintained his innocence until the bitter end. But the community felt that justice had been served for the vile murder of John Gallo in Lynnfield. “In the center is a trap, about five feet square, securely fastened, when in position by a spring and two bolts,” according to a local newspaper that followed Williams’s trial and execution at Salem Jail in 1898.
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SOUNDS OF LYNNFIELD The Lynnfield Public Library (18 Summer St.) will be hosting the following events: The library will be closed on Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Video Game Vengeance will be held at 3 p.m. on Jan. 18. Registration is not required. BookLovers will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 18. STEAM School for Preschoolers will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 24. Registration is required as the program is limited to 10 children. Card Game Night will be held at 3 p.m. on Jan. 25. Registration is not required. The Adult Coloring Club will be held all day on Jan. 27. Open Gym Nights will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 at Huckleberry Hill Elementary School (5 Knoll Rd.) for preschool and elementary school students. Open Gym Nights will also be held at Huckleberry Hill from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 for middle and high school students. The cost is $25. The Kings Bowling Program will be held from 3-4 p.m. on Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 5, March 12 and March 19 at Kings Dining & Entertainment (510 Market St.). The program is designed for students in grades 5-12. The cost is $60. Child Senior Bowling Day will be held from 3-4 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Kings Dining & Entertainment (510 Market St.). The cost is $5. Registration is required as space is limited to 32 participants. Superintendent of Schools Jane Tremblay will present the school budget for fiscal year 2019 to the School Committee on Feb. 6.
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Pioneers hockey team cruises past Peabody, 5-1 By Joe Mitchell
he Lynnfield High School hockey team took care of business once again last Saturday against non-league Peabody, 5-1. They are now 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the Cape Ann League. “It was nice to get everybody on the ice,” said coach Jon Gardner after the Peabody game. “We’re obviously thrilled with our record, and we don’t have moral victories anymore, but right now we want them to pass the eyeball test. We have been coming out flat in games lately, and also haven’t scored even strength goals on a consistent basis. We as a coach staff would like to see them improve in those two areas.” With that said, the Pioneers jumped all over Peabody early on with three first-period goals. Joey Mack netted the
first lamplighter from George Deroche and Jack Hammersley. Deroche accounted for the second tally assisted by John Simonetti and Jaret Simpson. Deroche scored again to close out the period on a power play from Mack. The Tanners trimmed the deficit to two halfway through the second period, but Tyler Murphy got it back, while shorthanded. Sophomore Danny Mack was credited with the helper on this scoring play. Murphy closed out the scoring in this game on a power play assisted by Cooper Marengi and Simpson. It was the team’s second power play goal of the game, its 10th already on the season. Aidan Kelly started in goal Tyler Murphy closed out the scoring during the Pioneers’ 5-1 once again, making 11 stops victory over Peabody last Saturday with a power play assisted before freshman Jake DeBeneby Cooper Marengi and Simpson. The power play, the Pioneers’ dictis took over the goaltensecond of the game and its 10th on the season. (Advocate file photo) ding chores halfway through
the third stanza, and he ended up compiling three saves while making his varsity debut. The schedule is now starting to heat up for the surging Pioneers. They took on Newburyport on Jan. 10 (after press deadline) in a battle for first place in the Cape Ann League. The locals will then take on Triton on Saturday at Peabody, starting at noon. Not trying to look ahead, but coach Gardner’s crew will have a brutal stretch of six out of seven games in February that will be played on the road, including a trip to Gloucester to take on the Fishermen. “We want at least three more wins before looking ahead to establish a higher seed in the Division 2 North state tournament come March,” said Gardner. But for now, they are just taking it one game at a time.
Youthful Lynnfield wrestlers remain competitive, still get beaten in the numbers game Wilkinson, McCullough bring home championship titles from Cohasset Tournament By Joe Mitchell
he youthful Lynnfield High School co-op wrestling team won six of 11 matches against Triton on Jan. 3 and led at one point, 35-29. Unfortunately, the team’s lack of overall depth caused them to forfeit three weight classes to turn their fortunes around in a negative direction, and they ended up losing the match, 47-35. “Obviously, the outcome is frustrating,” said coach Craig Stone, “but the effort out there was still very noticeable and positive. We just don’t have any depth [numbers] in some weight classes, and an injury or absence has a huge effect on the outcome of a match.” Dylan Reardon (145 pounds, win by disqualification), Anthony Wilkinson (170 pounds, 3:20, win by fall), Sean McCullough (182 pounds, 216, win by technical fall), Kevin Farrelly (195 pounds, 0:28, win by fall), Stuart Glover (120 pounds, 5:04, win by fall) and Timmy Leggett (132 pounds, 1:14, win by fall) recorded the Lynnfield wins against the Vikings. Last Saturday, Jan. 6, Stone took his team to the Cape to participate in the Cohasset
Sean McCullough recorded a win against the Triton Vikings, with a 21-6 win by technical fall. (Advocate file photo)
Tournament. Teams were allowed to enter two wrestlers in each weight class in this tournament. The LynnfieldNorth Reading co-op boys finished third out of seven clubs, while placing 12 wrestlers and also putting five in the finals. Here’s a look at the road to the finals for Lynnfield’s
two champions in Cohasset: Wilkinson, a senior, beat Liam Sullivan of Rockland by pin (1:22) in the quarterfinals, beat David Burke of Cohasset by pin in the semifinals (0:36) and in the finals beat Isiah Honneycutt of Nauset by pin after trailing after two periods, 5-0, to secure his first
career tournament win. McCullough, a sophomore, beat Nick Kullman of Wilmington by pin (1:06) in the quarterfinals, beat Bobby Fryar of TriCounty by pin (5:05) in the semifinals and then defeated Stephen Zinkel of Hanover, a returning sectional finisher, by pin in the finals (3:07).
“I was really excited with our performance in this tournament,” Stone said. “Placing 12 of 17 wrestlers that we brought and putting five in the finals was a real plus for our program. Hopefully, we can build on that momentum throughout the rest of the season.”
THE LYNNFIELD ADVOCATE – Friday, January 12, 2018
Free Community Dinner At Horizon House Offers Food And Friendship To All Hosted by Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Wakefield on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
embers of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in partnership with Horizon House, a service of Riverside Community Care, will host a community dinner on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Horizon House dining room located at 78 Water Street, Wakefield, MA (next to the Bowladrome).The healthy dinner will feature meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, chopped salad, roll and black bean brownies for dessert; and is free and open to all. Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s outreach team offers a freshly prepared dinner every third Tuesday of each month at Horizon House in support of its ministry of providing meals and companionship to those
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in need.Located at 5 Bryant Street adjacent to the Wakefield Common, Emmanuel is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive faith community offering Sunday worship services at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. during the school year and a single 9:00 a.m. service throughout the summer.For more information, visit www.emmanuelwakefield.org. Horizon House, which has been a part of the Wakefield community for more than 30 years, makes a difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities by delivering compassionate, locally based, integrated behavioral healthcare and human services.For more information, visit:www. riversidecc.org.
Library reminds residents about winter weather policy
ynnfield Public Library would like to remind patrons about our Winter Storm Policy. During inclement weather, a decision to close, postpone opening or close early will be made by the Library Director taking into account observed local road conditions, parking conditions and the weather forecast. Notification of closing or
changes in hours will be posted on our website, Facebook, the library telephone system and through local media. During periods of bad weather always call the library at 781-3345411 or 781-334-6404, or check our website, www.lynnfieldlibrary.org, or Facebook page, www.facebook.com/LynnfieldLibrary to confirm hours.
Rep. Jones announces Lynnfield district office hours for 2018
ouse Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) has announced his 2018 district office hours for Lynnfield. Office hours will take place the 2nd Friday of every month at Lynnfield Town Hall (located at 55 Summer St.) from 9 a.m.-10 a.m., beginning January 12. District office hours will also be held on February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14. Lynnfield residents can visit Town Hall during office hours to meet with Representative Jones or a member of his staff. No appointment is necessary, and residents will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. “My staff and I are always happy to serve as an informational resource and to assist the citizens of Lynnfield in any way we can,” said Representative Jones. “I encourage local residents to stop by during office hours so they can ask questions or voice any concerns they may have.” Any constituent who wishes to speak with Representative
Jones, but is unable to attend the scheduled office hours, may make an appointment for a more convenient time to meet by calling (617) 7222100 or emailing him at Bradley.Jones@MAHouse.gov.
Wakefield Co-operative Bank held its annual Toys for Tots drive in 2017, collecting toys for children in need throughout the month of December. Pictured here is Kasey Cohen, Senior Universal Banker, and Sam Lai, AVP, Lynnfield Branch Manager, at the bank’s 596 Main St. office. Employees also participated in two Jeans Days, wearing jeans in exchange for a donation that the bank used to purchase extra toys for the collection.
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Linden Tree Coffeehouse to hold 2018 Winter Potpourri on January 27
he Linden Tree Coffee house continues its 33nd year of acoustic music concerts with an extra night of music. Join us for Winter Potpourri, 2018 an evening of discovering new talent!Eight local singer/songwriters will play two songs each, and one of these folks will be chosen to open a show during the 2018-2019 season. Audience input will play a big part in the decision making process, so please come help us make this choice, while enjoying new music and new faces. The evening will be hosted by Wakefield singer/songwriter Kirsten Manville who will perform a few of the songs from her new album, Some People Sing. Kirsten creates songs that feel like they may have come straight from journal entries - deceptively simple lyrics paint pictures, tell stories, and evoke a range of emotions. Some People Sing has been hailed as one of the finest albums of 2017 by Metronome Magazine reviewer Douglas Sloan. Entertainment will also include a 30-minute set by one of the brightest songwriters and storytellers Jim Trick. He is a brilliant communicator who draws the audience into his world. Joyful, sincere, and magnetic are words that have been frequently used to describe Jim. His acoustic guitar playing creates well thought out support for his carefully crafted lyrics.His latest album, “Further From the Tree” shows why he is one of the most important voices in independent music today. Competing at this year’s Potpourriwill be Andy & Judy,Peg Espinola, Charlie Ortolani, Rachel Marie, Folkapotamus, Tom Smith, Kim Moburg, and Quentin Callewaert. These talented performers represent a wide
Jim Trick range of acoustic folk from traditional to contemporary. Andy & Judy are a Boston area folk duo who perform regularly at libraries, coffeehouses and concert venues throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Great Lakes regions. Their original, lyric driven songs feature close harmonies blending Judy’s evocative alto and Andy’s rich baritone. Beginning instrumentally with a classic folk guitar base, Andy & Judy have deepened their sound through the addition of mandolin, banjo, piano, harmonica, ukulele, and percussion. Even though their songwriting style has its roots firmly planted in traditional and folk music, the influences of country, gospel and blues can be heard in their songs. Peg Espinola was born in NY and started playing guitar with Peggy and Mike Seeger back in her, and their, teens, but never wrote a song till the summer of 2003 at WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week, where she
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took a songwriting course with the legendary Bob Franke.She thought it would be her one and only but once that gate was open, ideas for songs kept coming.Peg has just released herfourth CD, The Truth About Eighty, on CDBaby. Charlie Ortolani has been playing guitar solo or in bands since the Johnson administration.In the 1970’s he played in top 40 and rockabilly bands in Boston music clubs and around New England before moving into country music in the 1980’s. The 1990’s brought more rockabilly as well, with the CD of one of the bands (Boston Rockabilly Music Conspiracy) being released by a roots record label in Europe. The 2000’s brought more country, including freelance work as a bassist as well as a guitarist. He has been fortunate to have played in some prominent venues such as the Hatch Shell (four times), the Portsmouth Music Hall, the Cape Cod Melody Tent & the Hampton Beach Casino, bands that have openedfor Brenda Lee, Willie Nelson and Loretta Lynn among other country artists, and in folk groups or solo has opened for Bill Staines, Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies. Rachel Marie is an unapologetically honest writer of pieces that are relevant, relatable, and far-reaching. The social awareness of folk meets the introspection of the singer-songwriter tradition with a moderate dose of snark, and an endearingly quirky stage presence as honest as her songs keeps audiences charmed. This
Kim Moberg Bethlehem, PA native has made regular appearances at Musikfest and at the acclaimed folk venue Godfrey Daniels where she has shared the stage with Antje Duvekot and the Kennedys. Folkapotamus is a Boston area based folk duo consisting of Penni Hart and Tony Trites. They have been performing together since 2011. Their emotional lyrics and beautiful melodies draw listeners in. Penni and Tony have performed at various coffeehouses and folk venues in New England and the Midwest.. Folkapotamus’s second full album, “Middle of Nowhere,”was released in 2017. It contains six new compositions as well as a classic folk song, a traditional folk song, and a favorite rock song done in their own folky style. Tom Smith grew up in rural Pennsylvania in a family where music was part of the fabric of everyday life. As a young man living at the epicenter of the folk-quake that was Cambridge, MA in the 1960’s, Tom solidified what has become a life-long love of self-made music. Now a folk veteran of over thirty-five years, Tom performs at festivals, coffeehouses, schools, and concerts throughout the Northeastern United States to audiences large and small, young and old. K i m M o b e rg : K i m w a s born in Juneau Alaska, the daughter of a classical pianist mother of Tlingit descent and a US Coast Guard verteran father from Kansas. Music has always been an integral part of Kim’s life, helping her to adjust during the
frequent moves associated with growing up in a military family.A self taught finger pick style guitarist, Kim has an introspective interpretation of songs and especially drawn to musical stories that tug at feelings of melancholy, heartbreak and healing. Her original songs speak to to reunion, awakening and social consciousness.Kim’s debut CD titled “Above Ground” produced by Grammy-nominated producer Jon Evans, was release world-wide in September 2017. Seventeen year old Quentin Callewaert has only been on the music scene for a few years now, but he is creating a major buzz as one of the most gifted guitarists around. Classically trained, Quentin’s interest in fingerstyle acoustic guitar was inspired by Doc Watson, Merle Travis and Tommy Emmanuel. He is also a gifted singer with a refreshingly bluesy voice that compliments his blend of folk, gospel and bluegrass. It’s been a very busy year for this singer/guitarist, performing full shows in venues all across the North East. He is very proud to have been invited to perform at the Philadelphia Folk Festival this past summer. Tickets will be $5.00 and will be sold at the door beginning at 7pm. NOTE the earlier show time is 7:30pm. The Linden Tree Coffee house is located at the UU Church, 326 Main St. Wakefield, MA.For more information: www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.orgor call 781 246 2836.
THE LYNNFIELD ADVOCATE – Friday, January 12, 2018
Violinist Robyn Bollinger and Pianist Elizabeth Schumann in Chameleon Up Close Recital on February 4
Robyn Bollinger and Pianist Elizabeth Schumann
he Chameleon Arts Ensemble presents Chameleon Up Close featuring violinist Robyn Bollinger and pianist Elizabeth Schumann, on Sunday, February 4, 2018, 4 PM, at Mary Norton Hall at Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston. The program of “rule breakers and statement makers” includes Arvo Pärt’s Fratres; Beethoven’s Sonata No. 7 in c minor, Op. 30, No. 2; Erik Satie’s Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes); and Shostakovich’s austere and muscular Sonata, Op. 134. The Boston Musical Intelligencer noted Ms. Bollinger’s “outgoing play electrified the air.” The Washington Post described Ms. Schumann as “deft, relentless, and devastatingly good.” Chameleon is currently in the midst of its 20th anniversary season. Our popular recital series gives audiences members the opportunity to see and hear Chameleon’s superb artists in an informal and “up close” way. The Boston Musical Intelligencer praised “the artfully chosen works,” hailed “the two stars treated us to a thrilling performance,” and noted “one felt charmed even before a sound was produced.” This year’s series will take place at Mary Norton Hall on the second floor of Old South Church, transformed into an intimate cabaret setting with table seating. The programs are hosted by Artistic Director Deborah Boldin and feature our hallmark mix of classic, neglected and contemporary works. Singular voices who pushed the boundaries of counterpoint, harmony, and form provide the unifying thread for this program, with two jewels of the violin and piano repertoire and two miniatures of significant impact. Over the course of his ten sonatas, Beethoven rede fined the violin/piano genre by pushing the expressive boundaries of the duo and placing the instruments on equal footing. The Sonata No. 7 in c minor, Op. 30, No. 2 dates from 1802, the same
year of his famous Heiligenstadt Testament and an incredibly transformative period in Beethoven’s creative life. One of the grandest sonatas in the violinist’s repertoire, the c minor is a taut, tempestuous work of near-symphonic scope that stands at the threshold of the Romantic era. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Sonata, Op. 134 was completed in the autumn of 1968 for the 60th birthday of his friend, the acclaimed violinist David Oistrakh. It is an austere and muscular work of enormous scope and impact. Shostakovich commented “there may be only a few notes, but there is a lot of music.” Indeed, these “few” notes traverse an intense range of moods - from a sardonic march and fantastical, grotesque dance, to ethereal night-music and a Bachinspired passacaglia - resulting in one of the finest works from Shostakovich’s last creative period. There are few living composers who are as admired as Estonian Arvo Pärt, and fewer still whose popularity extend beyond the classical music world. Fratres (1977) is an early example of his self-titled “Tintinnabuli-style” of composition. Tintinnabuli comes from the Latin word meaning bell. It is heavily influenced by Gregorian chant, evokes an atmosphere of meditation, and sounds at once modern and ancient. Fratres exists in numerous instrumentations from duos to string and saxophone quartets to cello octet and wind band. The version for violin and piano was premiered by violinist Gidon Kremer in 1980 at the Salzburg Festival. Rounding out the program is the only published violin and piano work by composer, provocateur, and musical maverick Erik Satie. Satie was aligned with the Dada and Surrealist movements in art, and his music - typically filled with irreverence and parody - represented a break with French Romanticism and stood in purposeful opposition to Debussy. Choses vues à droite et à gauche
(sans lunettes) or “Things seen left to right (without glasses)” was composed in 1914. It is a satirical miniature Baroque suite complete with droll titles - “Choral hypocrite” - and sarcastic directions for the players - “with the hand on the conscience.” Now celebrating its 20th anniversary season, Chameleon Arts Ensemble has distinguished itself as Boston’s finest, most versatile chamber ensemble. Artistic Director Deborah Boldin has earned unqualified praise for integrating old and new repertoire into unexpected chamber music programs that are themselves works of art. The Boston Globe noted “Its concerts are the slow food of local chamber music, events where sounds and sensibilities, rhapsody and reverie, old music and new, are balanced with care and a sense of individual voice.” Violinist Robyn Bollinger has received top prizes at many international competitions, among them the International Fritz Kreisler Competition, the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition, and the Louis Spohr International Competition. She is a recipient of a prestigious 2016 Grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for her multimedia performance project entitled CIACCONA: The Bass of Time. Her many festival appearances include Marlboro Music, Grand Tetons and Aspen Music Festivals, and the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. Elizabeth Schumann has won more than 25 prizes in national and international piano competitions including the Bösendorfer, Cleveland, and Hilton Head International Piano Competitions. She was also the recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Young Artists Award and was highlighted in a PBS Television documentary on the Gilmore Festival. Her many solo and chamber music appearances include Australia’s Huntington Festival, the Kennedy Center, and Ravinia’s Rising Stars Series.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church announces January schedule
ANUARY: Sundays, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (127 Summer Street, Lynnfield) offers a said service with Eucharist at 8:30AM and Eucharist with music and choir at 10AM.Child care is offered for younger children and Godly Play classes for those K-7.Students in grades 8-12 (Youth Group) meets at 10am January 14 & 28 (2nd & 4th Sundays) for discussion, learning, sharing, socializing, volunteering. On Mondays, at 6PM, St. Paul’s parishioners and friends gather for Centering Prayer. On Wednesdays, join us
for Holy Eucharist at 9AM followed by Bible study at 10AM. All are welcome to one or both gatherings. Open Choir Rehearsal begins at 7PM on Thursday. The Rev. Rob Bacon serves as rector.See our website for the Sunday gospel and sermon. For more information visit www.stpaulslynnfield.org; call the church office: 781334-4594; like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ stpaulslynnfield/; or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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there were no roll calls in either branch. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports on the number of times each senator sided with Republican Gov. Charlie Baker on his 179 vetoes of items in the 2017 session. A two-thirds vote is required to override a gubernatorial veto in the 40-member Senate that inBy Bob Katzen cludes 33 Democrats and THE HOUSE AND SEN- lative session last week on seven Republicans. The ATE: The House and Senate Beacon Hill. Most of the ac- governor needed the supkicked off the 2018 legis- tivity was ceremonial and port of 15 senators to sustain a veto if all 40 senators voted -- and fewer votes if some members were absent. Baker fell short of that goal as nine votes were the most support he received on any veto. The Senate 1. Where would you find a cinder cone? easily overrode all 179 vetoes, including 17 that 2. Reportedly, what tree was used for archers’ bows and was were overridden unaniplanted in groves by the Druids? mously. 3. On Jan. 12, 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General described what The vetoes had little supas hazardous? port among Democrats in the Senate. Only two of 4. What is Tết? the chamber’s 33 Demo5. In the 1970’s U.S. postal workers’ strike, who delivered the crats voted with Baker to mail? sustain any vetoes while 6. What does the Sherpa word yeti mean? the other 31 did not support the governor even 7. What state has a seagull state bird though no seashore? once.The Democratic sen8. What political party was a precursor to the Republicans? ator who supported Baker 9. On Jan 13, 1957, what aerodynamic toy did the Wham-O the most times was Sen. Company develop? Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston), who supported him 10. Where is the Ross Ice Shelf? 79 times (44.1 percent). 11. On Jan. 14, 1699, the Massachusetts Bay Colony had a day The only other Democrat of repentance and fasting for wrongly persecuting whom? to support the governor 12. Why is salt put on icy roads? was Sen. Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford), who sup13. The music for the opera “Hansel and Gretel” was written by ported Baker three times Englebert Humperdinck. True or false? (1.6 percent.) 14. Who said, “If you can count your money, you don’t have a The GOP senator who billion dollars”? (Hint: initials JPG.) voted with Baker the most times was Sen. Ryan Fatt15. During what war did five-card stud originate? man (R-Webster), who sup16. On Jan. 15, 1943, what many-sided government building ported the governor 149 was built? times (83.2 percent). Fatt17. What is the current name of the Sandwich Islands? man even surpassed GOP Minority Leader Sen. Bruce 18. How many years did it take to construct the Brooklyn Tarr (R-Gloucester) who Bridge: 3, 7 or 14? only voted with the Baker 19. In what state is Rockland, the Schooner Capital? 109 times (60.8 percent). 20. On Jan. 17, 1871, an “endless wire rope way” received The Republican senator who voted the least a U.S. patent; it was later used in what invention in San amount of times with Baker Francisco? was Sen. Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth), 79 times Answers below - No cheating! (44.1 percent). Other Republican senators and how many times they supported Baker include Sens. Vinny deMacedo (R-Plymouth), 133 times (74.3 percent); Donald Humason (R-Westfield), 119 times (66.4 percent); and Richard Ross 92 times (51.3 percent).
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PERCENTAGE OF TIMES LOCAL SENATORS SUPPORTED GOV. BAKER’S VETOES Here are how local senators fared in their support of Gov. Baker on his vetoes. The percentage next to
the senator’s name represents the percentage of times that the senator supported Baker’s vetoes. The number in parentheses represents the number of times that the senator supported Baker’s vetoes. Some senators voted on all 179 roll call votes. Others missed one or more of the 179 votes. Each record is based on the number of roll calls on which a senator voted and does not count the roll calls for which he or she was absent. Sen. Thomas McGee 0 per-
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,
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ubchapter S corporations (S Corporations as they are most often referred to as) are pass through entities that “pass” the income earned or losses generated from the ongoing business to the shareholders themselves. Each shareholder reports his or her proportionate share of income or loss on his or her individual income tax return. It is important to know that an S Corporation shareholder’s losses that he or she can deduct on his or her individual income tax return are limited to the shareholder’s “basis” in the corporation. How does a shareholder acquire basis in an S Corporation? A shareholder can acquire basis through the original purchase of the stock itself or through subsequent equity investments. Net income for the year also increases a shareholder’s stock basis in an S Corporation. Stockholder distributions (i.e. withdrawals that are non-salary) serve to reduce stockholder basis. Losses for the year also serve to reduce the shareholder’s basis in the S Corporation. A shareholder can also increase his or her stockholder basis by lending money to the S Corporation. It is important to note that nondividend distributions (dis-
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O B I T UA R I E S Joseph B. Galvao
by Jim Miller
Financial Tips for Retiring Abroad Dear Savvy Senior, What are some financial factors to consider when retiring abroad? My husband and I will be retiring in a few years and are interested in living in a foreign country that’s cheaper than the U.S. Frugal Couple Dear Frugal, Retiring abroad has become a growing trend for millions of U.S. retirees who are looking to stretch their retirement savings. Here are some tips and resources to consider that can help you prepare. Researching Tools For starters, you can find lots of information and articles on the countries and cities you’re interested in retiring to at websites like InternationalLiving.com and EscapeArtist.com. Another good tip is to talk or network with some expatriates who have already made the move you’re thinking about making. They can give you tips and suggestions on many issues, as well as the advantages and disadvantages and dayto-day reality of living in a particular country. Some popular sites for finding expat resources are ExpatExchange.com and ExpatForum.com. But before committing to location, most experts recommend that you visit multiple times during different seasons to see whether you can envision yourself living there and not just exploring the place as a tourist. Also, consider these financial factors: Cost of living: Retiring abroad used to be seen as a surefire way to live beyond your means, and for some countries it still is. But the U.S. dollar isn’t what it used to be, so your money may not stretch as far as you think. See Numbeo.com for a country-by-country cost of living comparison. Taxes: No matter what foreign country you decide to retire in, as long as you’re a U.S. citizen you must file an annual tax return reporting all income above certain minimums, not matter where it’s earned. For details see the IRS publication 54, “Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad” at IRS.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p54.pdf. Health care: Most U.S. health insurance companies do not provide coverage outside the U.S., nor does Medicare. Check with the embassy (see USembassy.state.gov) of your destination country to see how you can be covered as a foreign resident. Many countries provide government-sponsored health care that’s inexpensive, accessible and just as good as what you get in the states, or you may want to buy a policy through Medibroker (Medibroker.com) or Bupa Global (BupaGlobal.com). Also know that most people who retire abroad eventually return to the U.S., so you should consider paying your Medicare Part B premiums. If you drop and resume Part B, or delay initial enrollment, you’ll pay a 10 percent premium penalty for every 12-month period in which you could have been enrolled. Banking: Opening or maintaining a bank account abroad has become more difficult because of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, a U.S. law designed to prevent Americans from hiding assets abroad. So, you may have to establish a savings and checking account with an institution that has international reach like Citibank. And/or consider maintaining your U.S. bank account that you can access online, and get U.S. credit and debit cards that don’t charge foreign transaction fees. Rent versus buy: Buying a home in a foreign country can be complicated, so it’s usually cheaper and simpler to rent, unless you know you’re going to live there for a long time. Social Security: You can receive your monthly Social Security benefits almost anywhere you live around the world (see SSA.gov/international/payments.html). Your benefits can be deposited into your bank account either in the U.S. or in your new home country, but there are some exceptions. The U.S. State Department offers a handy checklist that can help you think through all the issues on retiring abroad. To access it visit Travel.state.gov and search for “retirement abroad.” Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.
f Lynnfield, formerly of Somerville, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Beloved husband of Yvonne (Vieira) Galvao. Loving father of Cynthia daSilva and her husband Marco of Lynnfield, Susan Correia and her husband Danny of Revere and Paul Galvao his wife Annie of Boxford. Adored grandfather of Christopher and Matthew daSilva, Ronnie Konick, Seth Correia and Elijah Galvao. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews in Canada. Family and friends honored Joseph’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere on Tuesday, January 9, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere. Interment followed at Forest Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield, MA. For guestbook please visit www.vazzafunerals.com
James F. “Jim” Mackin
well, Frances Lawlor and her husband Kenneth of Quincy, Joanne Mackin of Dorchester, Jane Mengesha and her husband Haile of Malden, Marie Garner of Quincy, Paul Mackin and his wife Therese of Auburn, NH, Virginia O’Brien and her husband James of Milton, Robert Mackin of Dorchester, Elizabeth Garvey of Milton, and the mother of his children, Dorothy Aiello as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Jim was born in Plymouth, NH on October 13, 1947 to John E. Mackin Jr. and Emily (Eastman) Mackin. The family later moved to South Boston then Dorchester. He was a graduate of Boston Technical High School, Class of 1966, was a member of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corp from 1963-1967 and marched at the inauguration of Linden B. Johnson. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era and served his country for five years receiving an Honorable discharge in 1972. Upon returning to Massachusetts, Jim joined the Massachusetts State Police, graduating from MSP Class 59 in 1975. Much of his time as a Trooper was spent at Boston’s Logan International Airport, F-Troop. Colleagues described him as compassionate, kind and generous, some remembering the night when Jim rescued a dog at Logan Airport - and took him home. Jim retired after 34 years of service. As much as Jim loved being a Marine and a Massachusetts State Trooper, his greatest love was his wife Lisa, his children and grandchildren. Jim raised his children in Lynnfield. A licensed plumber, Jim could build and fix just about anything. He remodeled their home for Lisa and
the kids. Known as Papa to his four grandchildren, Jim adored watching Patriots games with the kids. He never missed cheering the kids on at school or sporting events and enjoyed taking the family to York Beach, Maine on vacation. Jim was incredibly generous and was always the first to offer his help to his big extended family as well as friends and neighbors. A Funeral Service Celebrating Jim’s Eternal Life was held on Thursday, January 11 at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lynnfield. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Boston Children’s Hospital, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Salem Hospital, Mass. General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for his care. For guestbook, www.mcdonaldfs.com
Edith “Edie” (Pope) Richard
f Lynnfield, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at age 90, with her loving family by her side. Edie was born on the Pope Farm in Lynnfield on August
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former Massachusetts State Troop er, died unexpectedly at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston on January 3rd, 2018. He was 70. Jim is survived by his wife Lisa Fiandaca of Lynnfield, his children Christopher Mackin of Hampstead, NH, Timothy Mackin and his wife Kelly of Ipswich and Alison (Mackin) Young of Woburn. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Jackson & Aidan Young and Cole & Ava Mackin. Jim also leaves behind 12 siblings: Louise Mackin of Dorchester, John Mackin and his wife Patricia of Kingston, David Mackin and his wife Sally of Dorchester, Joseph Mackin and his wife Maureen of Nor-
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OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE 13 2, 1927.After graduating from Wakefield High School in 1946, Edie worked as a secretary at Liberty Mutual in Boston. She later worked at the phone company in Lynnfield Center as a telephone operator.On October 8, 1949, she married Earl Richard of Wakefield (Greenwood).They moved to Beaver Avenue where they raised their four children.After her youngest went off to school, Edie went to Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute where she earned her LPN degree in 1970.She worked as a Nurse at a number of North Shore hospitals including two decades in maternity at New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham. Edie loved music, singing, playing the piano and organ, dancing, genealogy, making homemade relishes, pickles and jellies, painting furniture and metal trays, the Lyn-
THE LYNNFIELD ADVOCATE – Friday, January 12, 2018 nfield Historical Society, travel, church and the Women’s Club.In her youth, she was a Girl Scout Leader, and member of Grange and the Order of the Eastern Star.Edie was a member of the “Spotlighters” Little Theatre group and “Checkmates” Square Dancing. Edie also loved spending time with her boys as a Cub Scout Den Mother. Since 1954, Edie was an active member of the Lynnfield Historical Society, having served as President for a number of years, as well as a frequent hospitality host at monthly meetings, including one where she presented an interesting talk and slide presentation about her life growing up on the Pope Farm, formerly located on the site of the Summer Street School.She was also involved for decades in the LHS Country Store where she chaired the ham and bean supper table and helped to deco-
rate wreaths. Her homemade baked beans, lovingly baked in small batches in antique crocks were a Country Store favorite. Edie was an enthusiastic member of the Centre Club of General Federation of Women’s Clubs of MA where she served as President from 1992-1994, as well as the G.F.W.C. Memorial Forest Committee. For 75 years, Edie was an active member of the Centre Congregational Church where she joyously sang in the choir for over fifty years.At church, she also served as a Sunday School Teacher, President of the Ladies Circle, Hub of Two Wheels, Memorial Committee and as Vice President of the Tandem Club. In 2006, Edie and Earl downsized from their Beaver Avenue home and moved to Essex Village. Throughout her life, Edie was known as a loving, kind, giving person who was always checking in to see who needed food,
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flowers, or some other comfort delivered. She cherished the years she and her family spent at their cottage in Rye, NH, with frequent lobster boat outings to the Isles of Shoals. After they sold their cottage, Edie spent many years camping with her family and dear friends and neighbors, the Lacoste family. She and her husband, “Skipper” loved gardening and especially loved growing their spectacular collection of dahlias.Above all, Edie adored spending time gathering with her family and friends. Edie was the beloved wife of Earl L. Richard whom she shared 68 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Glenn E. Richard of Merrimack, NH, Doreen G. DiFillippo and her husband David of Lynnfield, Steven T. Richard and his wife Karen Nascembeni of Lynnfield, and the late Craig S. Richard. Adored daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth “Betty” (Ellis) Pope.Dear sister of Esther Paquette of Las Vegas, NV, Margaret “Peggy” Fahey of Hanover and Naples, FL, Barbara Martin of Hummelstown, PA, and the late Richard D. Pope. Cherished grandmother of Derek Richard and his wife Carolina, Benjamin Richard and his partner Samantha Rayball of San Diego, CA, Shannon Fontaine and her husband Mike of North Andover, Danielle LaRoussi and her husband Rashid of Bedford, NH, Jason Richard of Merrimack, NH, Jared Richard of Plymouth, NH, Brian DiFillippo and his wife Michelle of East Greenwich, RI, Jessica DiFillippo of Andover, and Kristen DiFillippo of Andover. Loving great-grandmother of Bailey, Melania, and Alexander Richard of San Diego, CA, and Grace, and Andrew Fontaine of North Andover.Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Relatives and friends will gather for her Funeral Service at the Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer Street, Lynnfield on Friday, January 12th at 11am.A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Gifts in memory of Edie may be made to the Centre Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 5 Summer Street, Lynnfield, MA01940. For online tribute or directions: RobinsonFuneralHome.com.
Shirley Ann (Briggs) Movsesian
t 86, of Sandwich & Lynnfield, passed away peacefully on December 25th following a lengthy illness. Remembered for her quick wit, kind heart, love of children, pets, and the Boston Red Sox, she shall forever live in the hearts of her five children: Janis (Urbanek), Edward, Sherry
(Granger), Sue (Publicover) and David. Shirley leaves behind her sister, Lorraine, four brothers: Richard, David, Fred and Phillip; her sons- and daughters-inlaw: Mark, Malcolm, Melissa, and Lori; six grandchildren: Lauren, Allison, Michael, Cory, Ryan and Jason, and her beloved greatgranddaughter, Dahlia. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Edward, who passed in 2009. A future memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Miami, FL 33134. For guest book please visit website: www. bartlett1620.com
Joseph W. “Papa” Tumbiolo
f Everett, formerly of the North End, on January 8th. Beloved husband of the late Mary (DeAngelis - Firicano). Father of Gia Firicano of AZ and Jodi Cannon of Pelham, NH. Brother of Jennie Forcillo of Revere, the late Mary Ciaramitaro, Matthew, and Katherine Evola. Also survived by two grandchildren, Mackenzie, Thomas, his niece, Joanna Lamattina and many other nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, Friday, January 12th at 10:30 a.m. A Prayer Service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Joe was a retired long time employee of Global Fish of Boston. For more information, 1-877-71-ROCCO or www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Anthony F. “Tony” Lucia
f No. Reading, formerly of Lynnfield, Dec 29. Beloved husband of Judith E. (Doodlesack) Lucia. Devoted father of Ashley Brooke-Lucia Jennings & husband Chad of Melrose and Brent Lucia of NYC. Loving “Papa” to Chase Jennings. Brother of Patrick Lucia of Braintree and the late Loretta Lucia Patrie. Also survived by his aunt, Violet Lucia and uncle, Michael Lucia, both of Medford; as well as, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer St., Lynnfield on Saturday, January 20 at 11am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Arrangements in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131. For obit/guestbook, mcdonaldfs.com
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Congregational Church on January 13, 2018 at 11:00am, Louise Siebert with reception to follow, of f Lyn- which she was a member until she moved to Oregon in 2009. nfield, MA, died Dorothy A. Saturday “Mooly” Rainone N ove m f Everett on January 9th. ber 4th, Beloved mother of Cher2017 at yl Barrett-Acker, Deborah Barh o m e rett-Cutulle, Robert Barrett, i n h e r and the late Joseph “Joey” Raisleep. none. Sister of John Sacco, ArBorn in Pineville, LA, she lene Johnston, Dolores Oswas the daughter of Dr. Har- borne, Raymond LePore, the old and Florence Carney and late Mary Westhaver, Helen sister to brother, Harold Car- Sacco, Rose Paradiso, Joseph ney and sister, Martha Woods. Sacco, Peter Sacco, and LeonShe lived in Washington, D.C. ard Sacco. Also survived by 6 where she worked for the State grandchildren, Julie, Johnny, Department. She married Rich- Jared, Jennie, Jordan, Talia, 6 ard Siebert, of Malden MA and great grandchildren, Autumn, they moved to Lynnfield, MA. Aliyah, Christian, Gianna, John She worked for the Lynnfield Paul, Trinity and many nieces School District and was a host- and nephews. Funeral from the ess at the Town Line House Salvatore Rocco and Sons FuRestaurant. She had one child, neral Home, 331 Main St., EvDana Siebert, who was her erett, Tuesday, January 16th pride and joy. at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in the She was preceded in death St. Anthony Church, Everett at by her former husband Richard 10 a.m. Visiting hours Monday Siebert, her brother and her 4-8 p.m. Complimentary vasister. She is survived by her let parking will be available. son Dana Siebert; her daugh- Interment will be in the Holy ter in law Anne Marie Levis; Cross Cemetery, Malden. Reland her grandsons Connor atives and friends are kindly and Dylan Siebert. She is also invited. In lieu of flowers, dosurvived by many nieces and nations in Dorothy’s memory nephews scattered through- may be made to “Joey Rainone out the US. Services will be Forever 22 Scholarship Fund”, held at the Lynnfield Centre mailed to R.A.C., 23 Concord
St., North Reading, MA. 01864. Dorothy spread laughter wherever she went, was a lifelong, diehard Everett resident and was adored by all. For more info 1-877-71-Rocco or www. roccofuneralhomes.com RoccoCarrHenderson
John C. DeGregorio
f Everett on January 8 at age 90. Beloved husband of the late Mary (Cosentino). Beloved father of Wilma DeGregorio of Salem, Judy Taylor and her husband Alan of Everett and Anthony DeGregorio and his wife Joan of Wakefield. Loving brother of Toni DeSimone of Italy and many late siblings. He is survived by his 5 beloved grandchildren, 5 great-grandchilden and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, on Saturday, January 13 at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Friday only, 4-8 p.m. Complimentary valet parking Friday at Main Street entrance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Hospital, 400 Brookline Ave., Boston 02215. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For more information, please call 1-877-71-ROCCO or www.roccofuneralhomes.com. C
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THE LYNNFIELD ADVOCATE – Friday, January 12, 2018
On the Move in 2018!
ill 2018 be the year that you outgrow your current space and trade up to a larger home? Or will it be the year when you finally decide to move ahead with plans to downsize? Whatever type of move you are looking to make in the coming months, you can be sure that you won’t be alone. According to forecasts from some of the nation’s top housing experts, 2018 will prove to be another robust year for real estate activity that will result in a record amount of sales.
We can attest that low interest rates and an expanding economy have combined to create significant momentum in our local real estate market. We are seeing growing consumer demand across all price ranges and for every type of housing.
However, despite the optimistic outlook, our region and local real estate market will not be without challenges. Affordability, lack of new construction and demographic trends are all concerns. However, the biggest obstacle holding most people back is the lack of inventory. Overall, our state’s housing inventory has declined for 70 consecutive months.
Many individuals who would like to move ahead with their plans and put their homes on the market are hesitant given that there are so few purchase options. Its hard to move forward without first knowing where you are going to go. In order to successfully overcome this and other problems, working with a knowledgeable and experienced agent can make all the difference. We had some great success stories in 2017, helping our clients achieve their goals and dreams.
If you are thinking about a move in 2018 give any of our agents a call to get the best advice and planning options. We stand ready to assist should you need any guidance navigating the real estate market anywhere on the North Shore. Finally, we would like to thank everyone we worked with to buy and sell homes over the past year. Thanks for making 2018 one of our best so far.
“...2018 will prove to be another robust year for real estate activity that will result in a record amount of sales.”
We would also like to recognize the tremendous support we consistently receive from out past customers. Thank you for the many referrals!
We have come a long way since we first opened our doors in 1952 but have never lost sight of our core mission to provide the very best personal care to our clients. We are extremely fortunate to have earned the trust of generations of families. Thank You! Hope to see you in 2018!
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Lynnfield Real Estate Review - 2017 LYNNFIELD MARKET STATISTICS
# of Bedrooms 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom 5 Bedroom 6 Bedroom 7 Bedroom 8 Bedroom
LYNNFIELD SINGLE FAMILY HOME SALES BY SIZE OF HOME
$0 - $299,999
$300 - $399,999
$400 - $499,999
$500 - $599,999
$600 - $699,999
$700 - $799,999
$800 - $899,999
$900 - $999,999
$1Million - $1,299,999 10 $1.3Million +
2017 157 $727,421 $712,759 52 94
Average Sales Price $0 $317,415 $407,847 $475,288 $498,504 $524,000 $530,000 $560,000
LYNNFIELD SINGLE FAMILY HOME SALES BY YEAR
LYNNFIELD SINGLE FAMILY HOME SALES BY PRICE RANGE Price Range
2016 121 $724,190 $708,330 61 4
Number of Homes Sold Average List Price Average Sale Price Average Days on Market Number of Sales over $600K
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
157 121 146 153 135 148 130 108 98 84 119 91 142 116 140 132 114 125
Diff. 30% 0% 1% -15% 27%
# Sold 0 36 250 104 20 5 1 1
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