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Chamber of Commerce recognizes local New development proposal luminaries for service at annual meeting made for Bali Hai property By Christopher Roberson
Attorney Thomas Mullen (second from right), was recognized for his service as co-President of the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce during the recent annual meeting. Congratulating Attorney Mullen are (from left) incoming co-President Chris Barrett, co-President Janice Casoli, and Executive Director John Smolinsky.See more photo highlights from the event on page 4.
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on Moulton Drive since 1994. The Palumbos said they are planning to purchase the property next month. The Yee family will then need two months to close down the restaurant, which would be demolished, and construction on the apartment building would begin in 2019. The Palumbos said 24 units would be two-bedroom apartments with monthly rents ranging between $3,100 and $3,300. The remaining eight units would be one-bedroom apartments with monthly rents ranging between $2,200 and $2,300. Stephen Sousa, principal of Sousa Design Architects, said the trees that separate the restaurant from Newhall Park would remain untouched during the construction process. He also said there would be 68 parking spaces available
BALI HAI | SEE PAGE 6
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Shawn Wallace, 37, of Waltham, won the 51st Annual Fourth of July Road Race with a time of 16:44. Kelly Carter, 41, of Windham, N.H., was the top female finisher and placed 15th overall with a time of 20:25.
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nder the scorching July sun, 333 runners lined up in front of Town Hall to participate in the 51st Annual Fourth of July 5K Road Race. S haw n Wa l l a ce, 3 7 , o f Waltham, won the event with a time of 16 minutes, 44 seconds, beating second-place finisher Daniel O’Flynn, 24, of
Ipswich, by 14 seconds. In addition to his first-place finish, Wallace was also pushing his one-year-old son, Brennen, in a 25-pound stroller. From the fleet of Lynnfield runners, Nathan Lopez, 13, emerged with the best time of 17 minutes, 52 seconds and finished in fourth place overall.
RUNNERS | SEE PAGE 8
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“I know the type of leader that Doug Lyons is and I am inspired to support his district initiatives,” said Mauro. Prior to working in Lynnfield and Reading, Mauro held positions in Marblehead and Swampscott, having been an educator for the past 17 years. Mauro said she decided to become a teacher during her time at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she majored in English with a concentration in elementary education.
She then went on to earn her master’s degree in education from Salem State University. Looking back, Mauro said she could not have asked for a better group of colleagues during her seven years in Lynnfield. “It is a remarkable group and I will miss them so much,” she said. “I will miss all of the wonderful students and families who I have been lucky to have collaborated with over the years. Lynnfield is a very special place.” Superintendent Jane Tremblay, in her letter to the community, praised Mauro for everything she has done for the district. “Ms. Mauro has been an integral member of our professional learning community over the past seven years,” said Tremblay. “As a result of her strong leadership and unwavering commitment, our district’s special education programs are considered to be among the best in the area and across the state.” Tremblay also said Mauro’s position has been posted and interviews will be conducted throughout the summer. “This is a critical position within our school district; therefore, it is imperative that the best candidate be appointed to support the continuous growth of our students,” she said.
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This year’s Street Listing book is now available in the Town Clerk’s Office. The Street Listing contains those names of residents who are 17 and older. The book can be purchased for $12 with cash or a check made payable to the Town of Lynnfield. The lineup for this year’s Kids Rock Concert Series is as follows: July 13: Karen K & the Jitterbugs July 27: Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys Both concerts will be held at 10 a.m. on The Green at MarketStreet Lynnfield (600 Market St.). The lineup for this year’s Music In The Square is as follows: July 19: Classified July 26: Divas with a Twist Aug. 2: The SweetBeats Aug. 9: Men In Black All concerts will be held from 6-8 p.m. in Market Square at MarketStreet Lynnfield (600 Market St.). The Lynnfield Public Library (18 Summer St.) will be hosting the following events: Down Under Didgeridoos will be held at 2 p.m. on July 17 for ages six and up. The Across the Globe through Music Party will be held at 2 p.m. on July 19. A Book Tasting Party will be held at 2 p.m. on July 24 for ages six and up. A DJ Party will be held at 2 p.m. on July 26. A Street Fair will be held at noon on July 15 at Lynnfield Commons (375 Broadway). Yappy Hour will be held from 6-8 p.m. on July 25 and Aug. 22 on The Green at MarketStreet Lynnfield (600 Market St.). The 14th Annual Reid’s Ride to Fight Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer will begin at 7:30 a.m. on July 15 at Lynnfield High School (275 Essex St.). Riders can register at https://www.firstgiving.com/event/Reidsride/2018/register.
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Abutters continue battle against Boston Clear Water By Christopher Roberson
ynnfield residents Mary Bliss, Andrew Gallucci, Willis O’Brien and John Sievers remain in a struggle to have the Boston Clear Water Company (BCWC) removed from 165 Lowell St. In May of this year, they filed three zoning complaints with Building Inspector Jack Roberto, saying BCWC had violated the town’s zoning bylaws by operating at a site that is not commercially zoned. Bliss, Gallucci, O’Brien and Sievers also said that if the site was ever commercially zoned, two years had passed without it being used for that purpose. Therefore, they said, “the use is no longer lawful and is not protected from zoning enforcement as a lawful preexisting non-conforming use, nor can the use of the property revert to commercial.” However, Roberto denied their request to take action, which prompted Bliss, Gallucci, O’Brien and Sievers to bring the matter before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on July 10. “There is no evidence that the site supports a commercial use,” said Attorney Jason Kimball, counsel for the abutters, during the meeting. “In excess of two years, there was no commercial use.” He said BCWC’s predecessor, the Pocahontas Spring Water Company, opened on the site in 1961 and was owned by the LeColst family. During its 51
years in operation, Pocahontas had a walk-up, self-serve water-filling station, four employees, one sign and one delivery truck. Kimball said the LeColst family voluntarily closed the company on March 29, 2012, after discovering that the water’s PH level was above the limit set by the state Department of Environmental Protection. Sievers confirmed that March 29, 2012, was the last day that Pocahontas was in business. “We had a last drink from the spring and had our picture in the paper,” he said. The property was then purchased by BCWC in June 2014. “They only sought a permit to sell water, not to bottle water,” said Kimball. However, he said that in July 2015, the state Department of Public Health issued a license for BCWC to have a water vending machine. Attorney Brian McGrail, counsel for BCWC, urged the ZBA to disregard Kimball’s presentation. “None of that’s relevant, it really doesn’t matter,” he said, adding that Pocahontas did not cease operations on March 29, 2012. McGrail suggested that the board uphold Roberto’s decision and keep BCWC out of the matter. “Boston Clear Water is not a party to this; stop the witch hunt,” he said, adding that the abutters were appealing Roberto’s decision. He reminded the board that Roberto issued the same decision one year ago, which
was unsuccessfully appealed by the abutters. McGrail said that in November 2017, Town Counsel Thomas Mullen regarded the first appeal as being “fatally flawed.” “These people don’t like to take the answer ‘no,’” said McGrail. In addition, he said the abutters have since signed a petition against BCWC on behalf of every Lynnfield resident. “Who are they to judge what the entire town wants? The game needs to end,” he said. The ZBA will revisit the matter during its August meeting.
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Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce Annual meeting
Chris Barrett (front row, third from left), and Janice Casoli (front row, fourth from right) were elected co-Presidents of the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce during the recent annual meeting. Joining them at the recent annual meeting are (front row, left to right) Director Cheryl Carroll, guest speaker Jon Hurst, co-Presidents Barrett and Casoli, Directors Suzanne Bowering, Terry Giove and Dr. Nicole Bloor. (Back row, left to right) Directors Laurie Hunt, Bob Priestly, Ann Hadley, Tom Mullen, Executive Director John Smolinsky, Director Cindy Newell, First Vice President Bob Sardella and Director Bob DiBella. Treasurer Joyce Grasso and Directors Sharon Gilley and Catherine Nigro were at the meeting but are not pictured.
The Savings Bank and its subsidiary, First Financial Trust, were among the sponsors of the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce annual meeting held on June 19th at Four Points by Sheraton in Wakefield. Bank and FFT officers welcomed guest speaker Jon Hurst, (fifth from left) President of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts to the meeting. Taking part in the annual meeting were Bank and First Financial Trust officers (from left to right) Ally Houghton, Marketing Coordinator; Chamber Director Bob DiBella, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Savings Bank; Bruce Donovan (in back), Vice President, Branch Administration; Raichelle Kallery, Senior Vice President, Senior Retail Banking Officer; guest speaker Hurst; Chamber co-President Janice Casoli, Vice President, Trust Officer, First Financial Trust; Mario G. Giamei, Assistant Vice President, Senior Mortgage Originator; Amy Walsh, Floating Banking Manager; Lisa Pappas, Lakeside and North Reading Branch Manager; and Nick Kefalas, Vice President, Commercial Lending. Wakefield Police Chief Rick Smith, left, presented Community Recognition Awards from the Wakefield Police Department to Bread Shop owners Lauren Donati, center, and Margaret Shimek, right, for their exemplary efforts in giving back to the community and to those in need. The awards were presented during the annual meeting of the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce.
Lahey Health was a sponsor of the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce annual meeting held recently at Four Points by Sheraton in Wakefield. Chamber Director and Lahey Health urgent care executive director Terry Giove, right, welcomed Jon Hurst, President of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, to the meeting.
Mike Reed, right, Executive Director of Brightview Senior Living Wakefield, accepted the award as Business of the Year during the annual meeting of the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce. Presenting him with the award and citations from both the Massachusetts State Senate and House of Representatives is John Smolinsky, Chamber Executive Director.
Chris Barrett, left, co-President of the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce, recognized Susan Wetmore for her efforts as Chair of the Blossoms at the Beebe at the Chamber annual meeting. The annual event benefits the Chamber and the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library.
Wakefield Attorney Eugene Nigro, right, was presented with the James E. Chisholm Leader in Business Award during the recent annual meeting of the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce. The annual award is presented by the Chamber to a business leader in memory of the founder of JC Marketing Associates who died in 2012. The recipient exemplifies the spirit of Jimâ€™s generosity, guidance, and support of local business and organizations. Attorney Nigro received the award for his generosity and commitment to the community as owner of the law firm Nigro Pettipet and Lucas, the Lakeside Inn and Lakeside Office Park.
THE LYNNFIELD ADVOCATE – Friday, July 13, 2018
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Lynnfield Roads By Katy Shea
ccording to a recently released report, one of Lynnfield’s own traffic intersections ranks 11th in the list of the top 200 intersections for crashes. Where is this intersection? Where Salem Street and Route One intersects. It achieved this honor by seeing more than 300 crashes in one calendar year (2015). The report is authored by the State Highway Division and funded by the federal government. Lynnfield’s road system is also surprising dense given our limited area. On about six square miles our little town manages to fit 161.27 lane miles of roadway. According to Travel Math, our road system is comparable to taking a ride from Boston to Augusta, Maine. So who takes care of our roads? Maintaining these roads is no easy endeavor and the Town’s taxpayers are responsible for maintaining approximately 132.12 miles. About two and a half miles of road are private ways. The rest of the mileage, 26.43 miles, is covered directly by the State Highway Division. About 20 of those miles are on the federal highway system, Route One and Route 95/128, so the federal government bears the entire cost to maintain, clean, and repair them. Does the state provide money to maintain Lynnfield’s roads? The Town’s taxpayers are not entirely alone
in this burden. Since 1973, the State’s Chapter 90 program provides a pro rata share of state highway money to the Town based on total roadway miles based. There is a predetermined funding formula that assists in Lynnfield’s road maintenance. For example, this year on March 1st, the State Highway Division announced that Lynnfield would receive $411,650, once Governor Baker announced a $200M highway funding bill. So what do Lynnfield Taxpayers contribute to road maintenance? The Town’s highway expenditures are much higher than the state reimbursement would suggest. This year Town Meeting voted $1.4M for the Town’s highway department plus $500,000 in the capital budget for roads. This year’s voted expenditure represents level funding for capital, level funding for road expenses and a $60K decrease in road division salaries. Just a couple of years ago at Town Meeting, the DPW director was offered more money for roads, but due to equipment availability issues, he wasn’t sure they could spend it all. Lynnfield currently leads the TriTown Consortium under which three towns buy DPW materials together to save in bulk. Including the state reimbursement, this year we will spend $2,327,074 on our roads. That is estimated to be $17,613.33 per mile of road of which the state reimburses approximately less than
one third. This year, the Town speeds on Summer Street, afhas announced it will work fect homeowners property, on much of Lowell St., as well adversely affect the tree canas Crest, Prospect, Crescent, opy and potentially change much of Highland Ave., and the Bucolic New England setPleasant, Longbow, and Ab- ting that Lynnfield currently bey Lane. The Town has also enjoys. One noteworthy point set forth tentative schedule is the T.I.P.S. program does not for 2019 and 2020 road repair. state the bike paths have to So what does the future stay bike paths in perpetuity. look like for Summer Street? In addition, this program could Presently our DPW is look- help to support the town’s fuing at taking advantage of a ture growth and it appears federally funded T.I.P.S. pro- the potential road configuragram. This would widen the tion could be modified with existing road, include grading, no penalties. Potentially the bike path, potentially granite T.I.P.S. program could bring curves and meet ADA Com- millions of dollars for road repliance standards. There has pair, but it cannot move forbeen some push back from ward until the people vote to the public siting the widen- allocate approximately $1.5M ing that appears to be more in to this project. (To see the prosome places than others would posed configurations, please Special Mario LA_SA_LPW.ai 1 6/19/2018 9:04:57 AM increaseFTHB (already) excessive look at the Lynnfield Transpar-
ency site (www.lynnfieldtransparency.com) This project, if funding passes at Town Meeting and we are chosen for this project, would begin at Post Office Square and end somewhere near Town Hall. As you can see, we can rest assured taking care of our road system is expensive and extensive. None of us like to ride through pot holes or roads in need of repair, but rest assured, our DPW continues to do their best. If you think there is a particular road in need of repair, I suggest you call town hall and get your road on the priority repair list. Sources: – Top 200 Crashes for Intersections, March 2018 – 2018 Massachusetts Road Inventory, Year-end Report
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A rendering of the 32-unit apartment building that Matthew and David Palumbo are proposing to build on the site of the Bali Hai Restaurant on Moulton Drive. (Photo Courtesy of Sousa Design Architects)
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More than 300 residents took part in the 51st Annual Fourth of July Road Race sponsored by the Lynnfield Athletic Association.
RUNNERS | FROM PAGE 1 Kelly Carter, 41, of Windham, N.H., recorded the best women’s time of 20 minutes, 25 sec-
onds and finished in 15th place overall. There were also 15 students from Lynnfield High School who took part in the race. Within that group, Joseph Fabrizio,
17, easily took first place with a time of 20 minutes, 53 seconds. David Blake, also 17, finished in second place with a time of 22 minutes flat. The course took runners
from Summer Street to Wal- Uzenski, 36, of Wakefield. nut Street to Thomas Road Although there was a small and back onto Summer Street incline at the halfway point, before returning to Town Hall. Uzenski said, the last half-mile “It was a beautiful day to run,” said first-time runner Matthew
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Joseph Fabrizio, 17, of Lynnfield, approaches the finJoseph Motzkin, 20, of Lynnfield (left) and Jeffrey Cook, 25, ish line of the the 51st Annu- Grant Hudson (left), 6, and Luke Hudson, 4, both of Lynnfield, of Brookline, approach the finish line of the the 51st Annual al Fourth of July Road Race on ran in the 51st Annual Fourth of July Road Race. (Photos Courtesy of Fourth of July Road Race on Summer Street. Summer Street. The Lynnfield Athletic Association)
Residents and children marching in this year’s Horribles Parade along South Common Street Shawn Wallace, 37, of Waltham, won the 51st Annual Fourth on July 3. of July Road Race with a time of 16:44.
Department of Public Works announces resurfacing work T he Department of Public Works is pleased to announce that work will begin the week of July 15 (weather
permitting) on the resurfacing of Lowell Street from Chestnut Street to #600 and from #475 to #348.
Please expect detours and delays during construction. Please follow signage carefully. At times these streets will be rough
and will have raised structures. For your safety and the safety of workers, please travel cautiously on these streets.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Town Engineer Charles Richter at 781334-9503.
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RUNNERS | FROM PAGE 8
Nathan Terry, 22, of Reading, approaches the finish line Shown, from right to left, are Francis Kolarik, 53, of of the the 51st Annual Fourth Cambridge, Christine Sullivan, 33, and Christian Sullivan, 34, of July Road Race on Summer both of Lynnfield, following the 51st Annual Fourth of July Street. Terry finished in eighth Road Race. place with a time of 18:44.
Alexander Tollman, 17, of Georgetown, crosses the finish line at Town Hall during the 51st Annual Fourth of July Road Race.
Sean Walsh, 37, of Middleton (left), and Andrew Moriarty, 18, of Danvers, approach the finish line of the 51st Annual Fourth John Langton, 51, (left) and Scott Fitzemeyer, 33, both of of July Road Race on Summer Street. Moriarty finished in fifth Lynnfield, approach the finish line of the the 51st Annual place with a time of 18:27 and Walsh finished in sixth place Fourth of July Road Race on Summer Street. with a time of 18:31.
C a m e r o n R i l e y, 1 6 , o f Lynnfield, breaks into a sprint during the 51st Annual Fourth of July Road Race.
Alan Howsare, 30, of Malden, crosses the finish line at Town Residents Gail Foley (left) and Emma Swift, with her dog Hall during the 51st Annual Minnie, watch the 51st Annual Fourth of July Road Race on Fourth of July Road Race. Summer Street.
5K winner Shawn Wallace is shown keeping pace with the race’s police escort.
was downhill. “It was a nice way to finish it,” he said. John Brzezenski, 49, of Reading, said there were a couple of hills that presented a “moderate challenge.” However, Brzezenski said he still enjoyed running in the race for the first time. Another first-time participant, Matthew Pagos, 32, of Lynnfield, said the course was “fairly easy.” He also appreciated those residents who greeted the runners with garden hoses along the way. “That was refreshing, it was nice that they came out,” said Pagos. This was also the first year for Christian Sullivan, 34, of Lynnfield, and his wife, Christine. “It was really cool; we just moved here a year ago,” said Christian. Despite the heat, Logistics Coordinator Susie Cleary said, the event still went off without a hitch. “Even with the elevated temperatures, people came out in support,” she said, adding that the number of runners had increased by approximately 30 percent compared to last year. “The heat created no significant problem, just sweaty runners.” However, nothing was left to chance. “A line of communication was set up between the water stops and the start and finish area to alert of any potential problems with overheated runners,” said Cleary. Race Organizer Andrea Bracconier said the race has been manually timed since it began in 1967, which she said “adds to the excitement.” “It is a success because of the great volunteers that keep it moving,” said Bracconier. “For the past 51 years, the town comes out and joins in the fun, whether running, volunteering or cheering runners on.”
Daniel Gallucci, 32, of Revere, crosses the finish line at Town Hall during the 51st Annual Fourth of July Road Race.
THE LYNNFIELD ADVOCATE – Friday, July 13, 2018
Lynnfield Resident to perform in “CHICAGO”
ome join Broken Leg Productions as they proudly present the jazzy, “CHICAGO: High School Edition!” July 19th, 20th, 21st at 7:30pm at the First United Methodist Church, 645 Main St, Melrose MA Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for students and seniors. Tickets will be available at the door and online at https:// brokenlegproductions.com/ tickets/. Created in 2017, Broken Leg Productions (BLP) takes its name from the age-old theatrical saying, “Break a leg!” BLP is the result of Artistic Director Adam Schuler’s desire to continue to produce high-quality theatrical productions in unique ways. We strive to use theatre and education to make a real difference in people of all ages in the North Shore area. BLP is producing four shows this summer: “CHICAGO: High School Edition,”“James and The Giant Peach JR,” “Aladdin JR,” and “Spring Awakening.” See our website to learn more brokenlegproductions.com. The first high school summer session is the Kander and Ebb classic ‘Chicago’. Featuring twenty-four High School/Col-
The cast of Broken Leg Productions’ CHICAGO
lege aged students from seven towns across the North Shore. This show takes on the all too timely themes of celebrity, politics, crime and punishment and gives them a razzle-dazzle spin. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces
her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “Ameri-
can Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse. Please note: Chicago does contain adult themes, humor and strong language. The production is directed by Adam Schuler, with
music directed by Megan Discisio, choreographed by Kathleen Tringale, stage managed by Anna Kahler and production managed by Alison Butts. Please join and share the “Chicago”Facebook Event page at https://www.facebook.com/ events/264249730792485/
Reid’s Ride 14 years stronger together
uly brings two things to mind: The 4th of July bringing independence to all, and Reid’s Ride giving ALL the opportunity to fight the cancers that have taken the lives of too many loved ones. Reid’s Ride, a 28-Mile Bike Ride on Sunday July 15, 2018 travels along the Massachusetts north shore and is held each year on the third Sunday in July. It is a do-able, healthful, fun, affordable and costeffective way to participate in the battle against adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers. The funds raised by Reid’s Ride provide financial support to clinical and scientific programs targeted at finding improved treatments – and someday a cure – for the
cancers that strike AYAs. The funds raised by Reid’s Ride since 2005 are responsible for opening two AYA Cancer Programs & Clinics which are focused on conducting clinical research and providing specialized medical care for AYA cancer patients. The work of the AYA Cancer Program at Tufts was featured in a 2017 episode of Chronicle (WCVB TV Boston); in June 2018 the episode was awarded an Emmy. The Annual support from our Premier sponsor, Dunkin Brands, began in 2005 starting with a small group of Dunkin Donuts franchisees and their stores. This expanded each year with more stores along the north and south shores of Massachusetts coming to-
LHS Guidance Office Summer Hours
he Lynnfield High School guidance office will be open during the summer break on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 10 through August 13. Transcripts, work permits and transfer records may be picked up between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mrs. Brangiforte can be reached at 781-334-5823 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. ma.us. Mrs. Moody will be in the office on July 24 for schedule changes only. Please call 781-334-5823 for an appointment time. Regular office hours will resume on August 14, and the counselors will all be back in the office on August 23 & 24 for scheduling issues. College conferences will resume in September.
gether in partnership with Reid’s Ride. This partnership is pioneering what is now equal access across age groups to cancer care and clinical advances. It has changed the course of history for AYA’s diagnosed with cancer. The partnership of Reid’s Ride and Dunkin Donuts, together with hundreds of Reid’s Ride volunteers, is allowing Reid’s Ride and the Reid R Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance to become a “voice of the people” in bringing, for the first time ever, directed clinical care and treatment to our most promising age group diagnosed with cancer today Our mission continues to bring better care and treatments to each adolescent and young adult battling can-
Lynnfield students named to Bishop Fenwick 2018 Fourth Quarter Honor Roll
our Lynnfield students were named to Bishop Fenwick 2018 Fourth Quarter Principal’s List and Honor Roll. On the Principal’s List were freshmen Isabella Scolaro, Natalia Scolaro, and Francesca Wythe. On the First Honors roll was sophomore Kevin Wythe, Jr.
cer so that each is given the chance to become a survivor of this devastating disease. “The best part about Reid’s Ride and all that we continues to accomplish through the Annual Ride is truly through the friendships and memories we’ve made with each other. We are so grateful to Reid’s Ride long time dedicated supporters since 2005 and the everyday new supporter, all growing and working together toward the ultimate goal to end cancer.” The theme for this year’s Ride is Star Trek. There’s a famous quote from Star Trek that reflects the mindset of Reid’s Ride: “Things are only impossible, until they are not”. Reid’s Ride and the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance are
making strides that seemed impossible just a few ago into realities today for current and future generations of AYA cancer patients. And we will continue our work until we’ve made something else a reality: A cancer-free future for all generations of AYAs. Again what differentiates Reid’s Ride from all other Charities is that we are an ALL volunteer Cancer Alliance. An example of that is, we, Lorraine and Gene Sacco the Cofounder of the Alliance and Ride Directors our every day is volunteered as is each of the AYA cancer alliance. This insures that every dollar raised is truly being directed to the patient. We like to encourage any Sponsors or Riders to join us!
Lynnfield Street Listings now available
ynnfield Town Clerk announces the 2018 Street Listing books are now available in the Town Clerk’s office.The street listing is compiled by using the annual census forms that was returned no later than May 31st and contains those names of residents age 17 and older.The book is available to purchase for $12.00, cash or check made payable to the Town of Lynnfield.
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THE LYNNFIELD ADVOCATE – Friday, July 13, 2018
Lynnfield Williamsport all-stars battle back to thump Salem, secure spot in District 16 championship round By Joe Mitchell
he Lynnfield Little League Williamsport all-star team had its back against the proverbial wall in the District 16 losers’ bracket final Tuesday night, July 10, but as past district champions they know how to fight to live another day. Coach Matt Adamo’s team won on the 10- and 11-yearold level the last two years, working toward playing in this moment in the granddaddy of all Little League tournaments. They weren’t about to let it all slip away, and as a result they exploded past Salem, 9-3, to get another shot at Peabody West, the only
team that has beaten them in this year’s tourney. The Lynnfield boys didn’t play their best baseball against Peabody West last week, losing by the lopsided score of 16-2. At that point, they had to fight their way out of the losers’ bracket, which they did convincingly on Tuesday night. “ We only got t wo hits against Peabody West, and we also gave up an uncharacteristically high amount of walks, but just the same it’s still nice to get another crack at them,” said Adamo after Tuesday’s Salem game. “[Peabody West] is a nice, incredibly well-balanced team,” he added. “I think we
beat many of the same players when they were 10.” The local diamond nine faced Peabody West in the district championship game Thursday night, July 12, at Wyoma in Lynn (after press deadline). If they were able to even the score against Peabody West, Lynnfield returns to Wyoma Friday night to play the winner-take-all game to determine which team moves on to the Sweet 16 in the state. Christian Rosa pitched solidly against Salem to earn the win and advance his teammates to play another day. Rosa went 5.2-innings, striking out 14 along the way. “[Rosa] was just fantas-
tic against Salem,” said Adamo. Salem scored the first run of the game in the top half of the opening stanza, but Lynnfield got it right back and then some to take a 5-1 lead after one. Nick Groussis led things off with a single. Tyler Adamo then walked, and Rosa was hit by a pitch to load the bases. A Salem passed ball and subsequent throwing error followed that resulted in two runs. Nick Hubbard was then credited with his first of three doubles in this game that knocked in a run. He drove home two more runs later on in the contest. Jarret Scoppettuolo also doubled in a run
in the opening stanza. Lynnfield padded its lead with three more runs in the second. Tyler Adamo was credited with a sacrifice fly to account for another run. Anthony Grabau singled in a run, and Hubbard produced another RBI with another double. Dan Dorman also contributed offensively to the winning cause with a pair of base hits. Lynnfield’s ace pitcher Nate Lopez got the nod on the hill to start Thursday’s critical contest, and they were hoping it leads to the winnertake-all game Friday night to make it three in a row in district championships for this group of all-stars.
~ Letter to the Editor ~
Against the Rail Trail Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the June 20, 2018 letter in a local newspaper regarding the Rails to Trails from the medical professionals. I agree with their comments that exercise is beneficial to physical and mental health. My family and I have lived in Lynnfield for over 40 years and we exercise regularly, even during our harsh winter months. I am able to walk on our street and sidewalks because they are plowed. Most trails are not, but if the trail was plowed, it would be an added expense to our ever increasing tax bills. There are bikers, walkers, runners, baby carriages, dog walkers and etc.
all over town. We have miles of sidewalks and a multitude of safe neighborhoods in Lynnfield where we can enjoy these activities. What I have realized is that exercise is a Choice not an infrastructure, and Lynnfield has served us well. I would like to point out a few other issues. There would be only two entrances to the proposed trail, Pillings Pond Road and Summer Street, and the majority of people in town would have to ride their bikes on the streets of Lynnfield to access them. Isn’t the argument of safety then defeated? Or if they drive their cars, they would have to park on the abutting roads. There just isn’t
adequate parking for both residents and non-residents to drive their cars to the trail. Also, the Department of Environmental Protection has concluded that all railroad beds have some kind of contamination, and if they are disturbed, they can be dangerous. If we disturb the railroad beds to build the trail, we run the risk of possibly contaminating our water and air. Please keep in mind that half of Lynnfield is on well water. We exercise, we eat organic to stay healthy, but then the Rail to Trail could expose us to contaminated water and air. The MBTA will not permit us to test the railroad bed before we
sign the lease. The MBTA also requires that the town of Lynnfield will hold the MBTA harmless. Doesn’t this make you just a little suspicious? Newburyport found contamination during construction of their Rail to Trail even after they tested the railroad bed, and a trail in Miami has been shut down because of contamination they found after millions of dollars were spent to build the trail and millions of dollars for the cleanup. It could happen here as well. DEP felt so strongly about possible contamination that they published a white paper entitled “Best Management Practic-
es for Controlling Exposure to Soil during the Development of Rails to Trails” which outlines actions a town should take before committing to signing the MBTA contract. These actions need to be followed. There are many factors that need to be considered before we commit to building the proposed Rail to Trail, and every citizen of Lynnfield should be informed. I believe we should do all we can to keep our environment clean and to minimize the number of environmental cancer cases here in our beautiful town. Gill Giugliano NotForLynnfield.com
Beach City readies for 15th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival Special performance by Cirque De Soleil to highlight event By Sara Brown
he most awaited for summer event is near as the sand drops this Friday for the 2018 International Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach. The 15th annual festival will showcase live music, food trucks, fireworks and of course sandcastles. This year’s theme is literacy and the centerpiece will be a 20 feet tall 30 feet wide sculpture of beloved characters from children’s’ books. “We try to improve each year from the next,” said Chairperson of the festival John Hamel. “This year is going to be the best one yet.” The competition will feature 15 sculptures as well as five duos
from around the world. Hamel said the festival has grown over the years and is the third largest event in the state behind the Boston Marathon and the Big E festival. The annual festival draws upwards of 1,000,000 spectators from all over the country. “It’s become a New England tradition,” he said. “People from all over come to Revere to see these beautiful works of art and enjoy the beauty of the beach.” The centerpiece will start being built this Saturday and the competitors can start their masterpieces next Wednesday. The awards will be given out next Saturday and afterwards participants can enjoy a fireworks display. There will also be a special performance on Saturday from
Luzia by Cirque De Soleil. “This year, Cirque de Soleil Luzia will be performing a 10 to 15-minute performance for the festival on Saturday at noon at the main stage. This will include seven of their artists performing some of their juggling and football dance acts. Luzia is at Suffolk Downs from June 27 to August 12 and we are excited that they have agreed to share some of their artistry at the festival,” said Hamel. Hamel said he is always amazed by what the sand artists create. “It’s simply incredible,” he said. “I don’t know how they do it. To see them create these beautiful works of art out of sand is breathtaking.
Hamel’s favorite part is seeing Revere through non-resident’s eyes. “A lot of people that come here it’s their first time,” he said. “They are always like ‘wow, I didn’t know Revere Beach was so beautiful. I didn’t know Revere was so nice.’” Hamel believes the event gives the city a chance to show what it has to offer. “I grew up in Revere and I have always said Revere doesn’t always get its fair shake,” he said. “This showcases not just Revere Beach but Revere as a whole and how wonderful it is to live here as well as visit.” Hamel also said how proud he was of how the festival has grown over the years.
“There are so many different things people can do on a weekend and that we have become a premiere event in the state is really valuable for the city,” said Hamel. The festivities take place from July 20th to the 22nd. Hours for the 2018 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival on Friday, July 20th, and Saturday, July 21st are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 22nd 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. It is recommended to use the MBTA and public transportation to and from this event. The MBTA Blue Line can be taken to the Wonderland or Revere Beach stops. Parking is also available at the Wonderland Garage.
THE LYNNFIELD ADVOCATE – Friday, July 13, 2018
Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators and representatives’ votes on roll calls from recent sessions. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. A note to readers from Bob Katzen, Publisher of Beacon Hill Roll Call: I’ve been covering the Massachusetts Legislature for 43 years and would never think of doing it without a copy of and online access to the “Massachusetts Political Almanac.” It’s very simple: The Almanac is the bible for tens of thousands of people across the state -- from government officials, movers and shakers and the media to political junkies, interested citizens and casual observers. The 2018 version is hot off the press and you should definitely get your copy now. You will also get exclusive 24/7 access to the Almanac’s acclaimed and constantly updated website and the AlmanAPP, a free app on your smartphone. The Almanac could be subtitled “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about State Government and its ‘Cast of Characters,’ And MORE!” It includes hundreds of pages of profiles of and key facts about thousands of people on Beacon Hill from Gov. Charlie Baker, his cabinet secretaries and other key executive branch officials to the state’s 200 legislators, judges, U.S. senators, congressmen, congresswomen and other key players who make decisions every day that affect your life. You’ll also have access to state senators and representatives’ key votes and each legislator’s rating by public policy groups (AKA lobbyists) including the Gun Owner’s Action League, the Environmental League, Citizens for Limited Taxation and Planned Parenthood. You will never again have to waste your time searching for an e-mail address, phone number or other contact info of “anyone who is anyone” in state government. It’s all right there! And if info you “need”is NOT in the Political Almanac, you probably DON’T NEED IT! And this year, they’ve outdone themselves, going beyond officeholders to provide readers an indepth description of the campaign process as it REALLY works, and candid profiles of every candidate for statewide office and Congress, along with campaign-staff info you can’t get anywhere else. Plus there are the usual tasty tidbits of wonkery, like what issues each legislator thinks are a priority. Don’t wait another minute! For more information and to order your copy, website subscription with 24/7 access and app, go to either The Almanac’s website at www.masspa.com/order.htmor Amazon at https://www.amazon.
com/Massachusetts-Political-Al- past few years through the budmanac-2018/dp/1979098484/ get to stabilize the early education workforce through increased ALLOW TALK THERAPY rates for providers and supports TO ATTEMPT TO to address the challenging situaCONVERT SEXUAL tions that even our youngest chilORIENTATION (H 4664) dren encounter.” House 34-116, rejected an (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) amendment to a bill prohibiting Rep. Bradley Jones Yes psychiatrists, psychologists and other health care providers from BAN TOXIC FLAME attempting to change the sexu- RETARDANTS (S 2555) al orientation or gender identity Senate 37-0, approved and sent of anyone under 18. Conversion to the House a bill that would ban therapy uses shock therapy and ten toxic flame retardants from exposes the person to a stimu- children’s products, bedding, carlus while simultaneously subject- peting and residential upholstered ing him or her to a shock or some furniture sold or manufactured in form of discomfort. Massachusetts, except for inventoThe amendment would still ban ry already manufactured prior to shock therapy but would also al- January 1, 2019. Another provision low the provider to “utilize speech requires the Department of Envialone to assist patient in achieving ronmental Protection to review, his or her desired sexual orienta- at least every three years, chemition or gender identity.” cal flame retardants used in these “I agree that aversive therapy products and include them on the should be eliminated,” said Rep. list of prohibited chemical flame Jim Lyons (R-Andover), the spon- retardants that are documented sor of the amendment. “However, to pose a health risk. the bill as presented is a direct viVehicles, watercraft and aircraft olation of both First Amendment are exempt from this law as are rights and parental rights.” any previously owned product Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) that contains a retardant. Violators said that the U.S. Supreme Court, would be fined up to $1,000 for a in a recent case ruled that “profes- first offense and up to $5,000 for sional speech” is free speech and subsequent offenses. can’t be restricted.” Supporters explained that since Opponents said the bill is con- 1975, manufacturers have addstitutional. They argued the bill ed chemical flame retardants to does not limit free speech but sim- a wide array of household items ply limits an unrecognized medi- including products with polycal practice. urethane foam, such as sofas, car (A “Yes” vote is for the amend- seats, strollers and nap mats. They ment allowing talk therapy. A “No” are also incorporated into elecvote is against it.) tronic products and building inRep. Bradley Jones Yes sulation. They argued that the retardants, EARLY EDUCATION (H 4665) while well-intentioned, do more House 151-0, approved and harm than good and have been sent to the Senate a bill designed linked to an increased risk of canto improve early childhood edu- cer, fertility problems, neurological cation. The legislation would es- disorders and other major health tablish an early childhood mental concerns. health consultation grant program “I first filed this legislation severto provide consultation services to al sessions ago, after I read about meet the behavioral health needs the negative health consequencof children in early education and es from foam furniture and home care programs. It also creates a products like mattresses, rug pads scholarship program for early and children’s plush toys laced childhood educators to cover the with dangerous flame retardants,” cost of their education including said the bill’s sponsor Sen. Cindy tuition and fees. These programs Creem (D-Newton).“As the chemihave been temporarily created an- cals turn into household dust, they nually as part of the state budget pose a risk particularly for small for several years, but the bill would children and animals. When I remake the programs permanent. filed the bill, firefighter organizaThe proposal also requires the tions became strong supporters Department ofEarly Education because they have an even greatand Care to review the subsidized er health risk from inhaling burnrate structure on a regular basis ing and smoldering toxics. I want to ensure it is adequate to deliver to make homes safer and toxinhigh-quality early education. free to protect the next genera“High quality early education tion and our first responders now.” has been shown to be very effec(A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Yes tive in closing the achievement Sen. Brendan Crighton gap between those with resources and those without,”said Rep. Alice ROAD SAFETY (S 2570) Peisch (D-Wellesley), the chair of Senate 37-0, approved and sent the Education Committee and the to the House a bill designed to original sponsor of the bill. “Each make roads safer and decrease the component of this bill is designed number of fatalities. to support improved quality in liThe proposal requires bicyclists censed early education programs at night to use both a red rear light in the commonwealth.The legis- and a red rear reflector. Current lation builds on efforts over the law requires only a red light or a
Joseph D. Cataldo “YOUR FINANCIAL FOCUS”
Masshealth Due Process Violations Exposed In The Maas/Hirvi Cases
n a June 22, 2018 decision, Justice H. Douglas of the Suffolk County Superior Court rendered a key decision essentially making it clear that MassHealth must provide a clear reason as to why an applicant is being denied MassHealth benefits in the context of an irrevocable trust. Currently, MassHealth simply sends out a denial notice stating that the applicant has excess assets. No clear reason is stated on the notice as to what provision(s) in the trust lead to the conclusion that all of the assets held in the trust are a countable resource for eligibility purposes. Justice Douglas, who has an outstanding administrative law background, wrote an excellent and well-reasoned opinion making it clear that federal law requires a clear statement of the specific reasons supporting the intended actions to be taken by any administrative agency, including MassHealth. He goes on further to state that the reasons for the de-
nial must be timely and adequate and must comply with 42 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 431.210. The current approach by MassHealth is to submit its legal memorandum the day of the hearing. Justice Douglas stated this does not provide the applicant enough time to adequately prepare for the hearing. He stated it does not matter that the hearing is often left open giving the applicant additional time to present his or her response to the denial notice. Often times, a hearing date is not even scheduled until months after the denial notice is first issued. I currently have a case where we filed for an appeal over six months ago. No hearing date as of yet. Six months later we do not know which provision(s) of the trust is being challenged. Justice Wilkins went out of his way to let MassHealth know it must be timely and clear in the reasons for its denial notice. If not, the denial notice will not be in compliance with federal and state law. If that is the case, an action may be brought to obtain immediate approval of MassHealth benefits. The fight for fair dealings and administrative consistency continues. Members of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys are consistently advocating for their elderly clients. It’s a cause worth fighting for.
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.
red reflector. Current law and the new law both require a white light in the front. The bill classifies several groups, including pedestrians, utility workers, first responders and cyclists, as “vulnerable road users.” The measure requires the operator of a motor vehicle that is passing a vulnerable user to maintain a distance of at least three feet when traveling at 30 miles per hour or less and an additional foot of space for every ten miles per hour above 30 miles per hour.Current law only requires motor vehicle operators to pass at “a safe distance and at a reasonable and proper speed.” Another provision requires a vehicle that is overtaking a vulnerable user or other vehicle to use all or part of an adjacent lane, cross-
ing the centerline if necessary, when it cannot pass at a safe distance in the same lane and only when it is safe to do so. The legislation also requires certain large vehicles or trailers that are purchased or leased by the state after January 1, 2019 to be equipped with lateral protective devices, convex mirrors and crossover mirrors. “We need to keep working year after year to achieve a future in which traffic fatalities get as close as possible to zero,” said Sen. Will Brownsberger (D-Belmont), lead sponsor of the bill in the Senate. “This bill will help us move in the right direction.” “We have seen too many unnec-
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Savvy Senior by Jim Miller
Can a Debt Collector Take My Social Security Benefits? Dear Savvy Senior, Can my Social Security benefits be garnished if I have some outstanding debts? I just turned 62 and would like to start collecting my retirement benefits, but want to find this out before I apply. Worried Retiree Dear Worried, Whether your Social Security benefits are garnishable or not depends on whom you owe. Banks and other financial creditors, for example, can’t touch your Social Security checks. But if Uncle Sam is collecting on a debt, some of your benefits are fair game. Here’s what you should know. Creditor Protections If you have credit card debts, medical bills, unpaid personal loans or pay day loans, you’ll be happy to know that your Social Security benefits are safe from your creditors. Section 207 of the Social Security Act prohibits debt collectors or a bankruptcy court from dipping into your bank account to take Social Security money for purposes of paying off what you owe. Supplemental Security Income (SSI), veterans benefits, federal employee and civil service retirement benefits, and benefits administered by the Railroad Retirement Board Administration can’t be touched either. But be aware that your creditors can still take legal action against you to recover what you owe them, and depending on your state’s law, they may be able to garnish your wages and tap into other allowable assets, if you have any. Government Garnishment If, however, you owe money to Uncle Sam, it’s a very different story. The federal government can garnish a portion of your Social Security benefits for repayment of several types of debts, including federal income taxes, federal student loans, state-ordered child support and alimony, nontax debt owed to other federal agencies, defaulted federal home loans and certain civil penalties. (If you receive SSI, those benefits cannot be garnished under any circumstance.) How much can actually be taken depends on the type of debt you owe. In most situations, the government can pull 15 percent of your benefits to cover your debt, but under the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, it must leave you at least $750 each month. That is, unless the levy is for federal income taxes. In that case, the government isn’t required to leave $750 behind. The other exception is for child support or alimony payments. Depending on your state laws, the court may be able to take half of your benefits or more to pay your obligations to your children or ex-spouse. If you think your Social Security benefits might be raided to pay overdue bills, you need to address the problem – don’t ignore it. Most government agencies are happy to work with you so long as you’re willing to work with them. The government typically sends several letters about a debt before it takes action. The final letter will inform you of the intent to levy Social Security payments, and after that, you have 30 days to contact the agency and work out a payment plan. Get Help To get a handle on your debt problems, consider contacting a nonprofit financial counseling agency, which offers free and low-cost services on managing financial problems. To locate a credible agency in your area, use the National Foundation for Credit Counseling website at NFCC.org or call 800-388-2227. You also need to make sure you’re not missing out on any financial assistance programs. The National Council on Aging’s website (BenefitsCheckup.org) contains a database of more than 2,500 federal, state and local programs that can help seniors with prescription drug costs, health care, food, utilities, and other basic needs. The site will help you locate programs that you may be eligible for and will show you how to apply. 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.
BEACON | FROM PAGE 12 essary and completely preventable fatalities on our roads,” said Galen Mook, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition. “Though we have not yet finished our work, this bill goes a long way toward the goal of zero deaths on our streets.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Sen. Brendan Crighton Yes H OW LO N G WA S L A S T WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that
a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of July 2-6, the
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f Lynnfield, formerly of Revere on July, 2, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of 66 years to the late Albert “Al” Romano. Born on October 14, 1922 to the late Angelo and Rose (DeYeso) Polcari. Devoted mother of Denise Ratti and husband Donald of Woburn, and Diane Falite and husband Ronald of Lynnfield. Dear sister of Angelina “Angie” Terenzi and her late husband Harry of Revere and the late Albina Sasso and husband Chester, Helen Trunfio and husband Paul, Margaret Moschella and husband Anthony, Edith Murray and husband Paul, Evelyn Polcari, and Norma Guarente and husband Leonard. Cherished grandmother of Melissa Cauger and husband Michael, Steven Ratti, Kristal Markiewicz and husband Craig, Stephanie Falite, and Courtney Doucette and husband Christopher. Adoring great grandmother of Michael, Miranda, Zach, Jada, and Nate. Also survived by many caring nieces and nephews. Gloria loved seeing her family together. Whether it was weekly club with her sisters or annual vacations with her daughters and grandchildren, she devoted her life to making memories with her family. Funeral was held from the Paul Buonfiglio & SonsBruno Funeral Home, Revere on Monday, July 9. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 666758517. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno
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f Lynnfield, at 89, passed away June 25, 2018 in Rochester, NH. He was born March 7, 1929 son of Felix and Frances (Mackan) DePietro in Boston, MA. He served in the Korean Conflict with USMC, attaining rank of SGT, earning Good Conduct and Korea Medal of Merit and Purple Heart. He is father of Alan DePietro, John DePietro, Linda Baillargeon, Paul DePietro and David DePietro,
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t 88, of Lynnfield, MA, formerly of Swampscott, MA, Jupiter, FL and West Palm Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on June 28th, 2018. Beloved husband of Sandra (Lansky). Devoted father of Lisa & Andrzej Bobinski, the late Alan Salem, and Joel & Paula Salem. Brother of the late Robert Salamoff and the late Eugene Salem. Cherished grandfather of Zackary Salem & fiance Ashley Robinson. Son of late Samuel & Rose Salamoff, Son-in-law of late Morris & Saucie Lansky, uncle to many nieces & nephews. Memorial Service held on Thursday, July 12 at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon. For those who wish, Henry may be remembered through donations to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or www.kidney. org/donate To sign the family guest book, please visit cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com The Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown has been entrusted with Henry’s care. Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com
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