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O’Neill and Geomelos to meet in November

Mark O’Neill

Michael Geomelos

By Christopher Roberson

cinct 3 where he captured 137 votes. Geomelos’ top finish was in Precinct 1 where he garnered 104 votes. Going into the general election, Geomelos said his plan is to “redouble my efforts and work twice as hard.” Although he commended O’Neill on a job well done, Geomelos said the 106 votes separating them are not “terribly significant.” “More than 75 percent of Ward 6 voters did not participate,” he said. “Those are the voters I need to seek out; those are the voters I intend to win over.” Geomelos and O’Neill are both vying to fill the seat that has been occupied by outgoing Ward 6 City Councillor Barry Sinewitz for the past 10 years. According to City Clerk Timothy Spanos, the Ward 6 prima-


s the votes for the Ward 6 City Council primary were counted, it became clear that candidate Mark O’Neill won overwhelmingly with 348 votes – 45 percent of the 765 ballots that were cast. “We are very pleased with the results. I was the last candidate to enter the race and we had a lot of ground to make up in a short amount of time,” said O’Neill. “We did well based on a lot of hard work and a dedicated group of supporters. We plan on continuing our doorto-door campaign to get our message directly to Ward 6.” O’Neill will meet Michael Geomelos in November, who finished with 242 votes. Margaret Tierney finished with 170 votes and will not be moving forward in this year’s election. O’Neill’s best showing in the Sept. 12 primary was in Pre-






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Mayor, city and state officials celebrate Peabody Square & Main Street renovations

Mayor Edward Bettencourt, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash, State Sen. Joan Lovely, State Rep. Thomas Walsh, as well as other state and city officials gathered on Sept. 7 to celebrate the completion of the Main Street Corridor Realignment and Peabody Square Reconfiguration projects.

By Christopher Roberson


ith the revitalization of Peabody Square and Main Street now in the rearview mirror, Mayor Edward Bettencourt has fulfilled the vision of his predecessor, former Mayor Michael Bonfanti. Bettencourt said those two areas left much to be desired when he took office in 2011. “People described downtown as little more than a cut-through to Route 128, Beverly and Marblehead,” he said during the

Sept. 7 dedication ceremony at the base of the city’s 40-foot Civil War monument. The tide began to turn when Peabody received a $1.8 million grant in 2013 from the MassWorks Infrastructure Program. Bettencourt said the Main Street Corridor Realignment Project was completed in 2015 and the Peabody Square Reconfiguration Project was finished earlier this year for a combined total of $6 million. The city’s downtown area now has improved

lighting, safer crosswalks, improved traffic flow and outdoor dining space for restaurants. City officials were also able to create a flood mitigation plan and lock in approximately $18 million in federal bonds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “It’s my pleasure to thank all of you,” said Bettencourt. “I really believe we’re on the upswing.”


Peabody Education Foundation receives $100k from Lyon-Waugh By Christopher Roberson


s he has done in prior years, Warren Waugh, managing par tner of Lyon-Waugh Auto Group, reaffirmed his support once again this year for the Peabody Education Foundation (PEF) with a donation of $100,000 to help fund Best Bet, the foundation’s flagship program. “It’s perfect, this is unbelievable,” said PEF Executive Board Chairman David Gravel following the Sept. 11 donation ceremony. He said as many as 100 teachers apply for grants from

Shown from left to right are Mayor Edward Bettencourt, Warren Waugh, managing partner of Lyon-Waugh Auto Group, and David Gravel, chairman of the Peabody Education Foundation’s Executive Board, with a novelty-style check from Waugh to the foundation for $100,000.  (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson)

the foundation each year, usually totaling “$30,000$50,000.” “Without this money, they wouldn’t be able to do that,” Gravel said of the applicants. Waugh said it is always a pleasure to provide assistance to the foundation. “It’s an ongoing generosity on the part of the company,” he said. For his continued acts of philanthropy for the Peabody Public Schools, Waugh received the George Peabody Legacy Award in 2016. Since its inception in 1985,


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SOUNDS OF PEABODY Restaurant Week will continue until Sept. 21. Some of the 19 establishments participating this year include The Wardhurst Restaurant & Bar at 31 Lynnfield St., Family Fare Restaurant at 474 Lowell St., Century House at 235 Andover St. and Stonewood Tavern at 139 Lynnfield St. Each restaurant is offering a threecourse Restaurant Week special for $20.17. The Healthy Pet (637 Lowell St.) will be hosting its grand opening celebration at 11 a.m. on Sept. 15. The Second Annual Dinner in the Park will be held on Sept. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the East End of Veterans Memorial Park on Walnut Street. DJ Kevin Angelli will be on hand to provide the evening’s entertainment. Admission is $30. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the Mayor’s Office, the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce at 30 Main St. or online at

The Peabody Institute Library (82 Main St.) will be hosting a Mindfulness Strategies class taught by Sally Palmer, owner of Revive Mindfulness, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18. For additional information, call 978-531-0100 ext. 10 or visit North Sea Gas, a Scottish folk band, will perform at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the Peabody Institute Library (82 Main St.). St. Clare of Assisi will host its First Annual Pet Blessing at 10 a.m. on Sept. 30 at Emerson Park (34 Perkins St.). Peabody Main Streets will be hosting the Fourth Annual Antique Car Show and Craft Fair at 11 a.m. on Oct. 7. There is no charge for admission; the event will be held on Main Street between Foster and Washington Streets. The Peabody Historical Society & Museum will be hosting a lecture about saving Brooksby Farm at 1 p.m. on Oct. 11 at 35 Washington St.

FOUNDATION | FROM PAGE 1 Best Bet has “literally funded thousands of programs” that are not included in the school budget. According its website, the foundation funded 42 of the 53 grant applications that it received during the 2016-2017 school year, for a total of $30,408. In 2013-2014, the foundation approved 48 grant applications totaling more than $30,000. In addition to Gravel leading the foundation, Thomas Gould currently serves as the vicechair. The foundation’s membership consists of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Herbert Levine and Assistant Superintendent of Schools Cara Murtagh as well as a number of other educators, business owners and residents. Everyone who works for the foundation does so on a volunteer basis, as every dollar raised is returned the schools. In addition to marking the 16th anniversary

David Gravel, chairman of the Executive Board of the Peabody Education Foundation (right), shook hands with Warren Waugh, managing partner of Lyon-Waugh Auto Group (left), following Waugh’s $100,000 donation to the foundation on Sept. 11.

of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the day is also recognized across that country as one of “unity and charitable service.”

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Donovan makes another City Council run By Christopher Roberson


espite coming up short in prior years, Russell Donovan has not given up on the prospect of serving on Peabody’s City Council. This year, he is making a push for councillor-at-large. Donovan said he entered the 2017 race on July 7 after “repeated urgings” from William Toomey, who had served on the council himself for 26 years. Donovan also said he has a better chance of winning a vacant councillor-at-large position rather than going toe-totoe with an incumbent ward councillor. Tragedy struck 17 days into Donovan’s campaign when Toomey passed away at the age of 84. “My campaign has suffered a great loss with Bill Toomey’s passing, I miss his guidance and wisdom,” said Donovan. In addition to making a bid for Ward 1, Donovan was a candidate for mayor in 2009 as well as a councillor-at-large candidate in 2011 and 2013. While he has never been an elected official, Donovan has been deeply involved in the city’s government for the past 40 years, becoming a known quantity on matters such as rezoning, flood mitigation and the revitalization of downtown Peabody. During the 1980s, Donovan was a member of the Centennial Park Blue Ribbon Rezoning Committee and a member of an environmental committee under then-Congressman Nicholas Mavroules. Donovan

BABY STORY | FROM PAGE 2 Tuesday at 10 a.m., beginning Sept. 19, alternating between the Main Library at 82 Main St. and the South Branch at 78 Lynn St. The dates for each location are as follows: Main Library: Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Oct. 31, Nov. 14 and Nov. 28. South Branch: Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 24, Nov. 7 and Nov. 21. Families may attend the South Branch sessions, the Main Library sessions or mix and match locations based on your schedule. Feel free to come to them all. This program is free and open to the public. Registration for the program is recommended, but not required. For more information or to reserve a free spot, please go to, call 978-531-3380 or stop by in person. We understand that babies can have unpredictable schedules; even if you don’t register, please feel free to stop by and enjoy this program with your child.

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countless City Council and public meetings and hearing all the failed promises, I think I know what I’m talking about. Seniors and homeowners need a voice again. Homeowners are looking at significant tax increases as Peabody businesses will be getting another pass.” He also cited the problems of “ever-increasing operating costs and future liabilities” that have plagued the city’s taxpayers. “Why hasn’t Peabody taken steps to reduce the number one cost factor of city government, salaries and benefits?” asked Donovan. He said he is also concerned about “traffic congestion and basic municipal services.” “Addressing these issues starts with informing the public. Let the public know the costs associated with all the city admin-

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Senior Day continues to thrive in third year By Christopher Roberson


undreds of senior citizens came out to Brooksby Farm to take part in the Third Annual Senior Day on Sept. 13. “It’s clearly very well attended, we’ve got over 400 people here,” said Mary Bellavance of Mayor Edward Bettencourt’s Office. A premier social event for the city’s senior population, this year’s Senior Day featured tables with information from the Fire and Police Departments, the Board of Health, Atlantic Ambulance as well as Veterans Services. High dose influenza vaccines were also avail-

Residents in attendance during the Third Annual Senior Day at Brooksby Farm on Sept. 13.  (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson)

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Nelson notches 100th point as PHS girls open with tie By Greg Phipps

to bat away a close-in bid off the rebound of a direct kick in the second half. A score there would have made it 3-1 for the visitors. The Tanners were robbed earlier in the period themselves when the CS goalie was caught out of position. But a CS defender managed to move in and block a Tanner shot that was labeled for the uncovered net. “Shelby deserves a big shout out. She made two big saves for


espite sporting several freshmen in their starting lineup, the Peabody Tanners girls’ soccer team didn’t seem overly fazed Saturday afternoon when they fell behind by two goals in their 2017 opener at home. Down 2-0 after visiting Cardinal Spellman (CS) tallied on a penalty kick and then scored on a breakout minutes later, Peabody’s Emily Nelson netted the first of her two scores late in the first period to cut the deficit in half. Nelson would even the contest on a penalty kick with just over 10 minutes left in the game, which ended in a 2-2 nonconference deadlock. The two goals gave senior Nelson 101 points for her career. Head coach Dennis Desroches thought his young squad responded well to the early adversity. “[Cardinal Spellman is] a very successful and disciplined program. They always have a strong game plan and they put it to use,” Desroches said. “It was an awesome game and a good experience for our girls. I give our players huge credit for not putting their heads down when

us,” observed Desroches, who added that his team needs more accuracy on their scoring bids. “We need to be more accurate with our shots. We let some opportunities get away from us but that comes with youth.” The coach credited freshmen Aja Alimonte, Bridgette O’Connell, Jordyn Collins, Amber Kiricoples and Hailey Baker and sophomore Colleen Crotty with “great all-around games.”

On Monday, the Tanners earned their first win by knocking off Malden, 5-1, on the road. Deanna Ruggierio scored twice while Baker, Nicole Ruggierio and Nelson added single tallies. Nelson also had two assists to bring her career points total to 104. Defensively, Catherine Manning, Collins and Crotty had solid performances, and Doucette stopped eight shots.

Emily Nelson attempts to maneuver past a Cardinal Spellman defender on Saturday. She scored both Tanner goals to collect her 100th and 101st career points. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps)

they fell behind. To go down 2-0 with five or six freshmen out there and be able to come back like we did is really encouraging. I think we’re only going to get better as we go.” Desroches admitted that Peabody goalie Shelby Doucette (11 stops in the game) might have saved the day for the home team when she dove to her right

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Lady Tanners fall to Beverly in season opener By Greg Phipps


irst-year Peabody head coach Karen Atkinson said this year’s field hockey team is inexperienced despite sporting 11 senior players. In their season opener last Friday at Beverly, the Tanners demonstrated why they look to be in a rebuilding year. Beverly had a distinct territorial edge throughout Friday’s game, as the host Panthers outshot Peabody, 27-3, on their way to a 4-0 victory. The score could have been more lopsided if not for Peabody goalie Sofia Rodriguez, who stopped 23 shots and kept the Tanners within striking distance. Peabody had a difficult time creating any serious threats in the offensive end as

Peabody forwards Elizabeth Curcio and Kayla Moy battle for ball possession in the Tanners’ 4-0 loss at Beverly.

it spent most of its time on the defensive. “We have 11 seniors, four juniors, one sophomore and one freshman; however, we are still

an inexperienced team. Only a few of these players are returning varsity players from the previous year,” said Atkinson. “My hope for the season is to enhance individual skills, as well as the team connections on the field. We’re in a rebuilding year, but I’m hopeful the team will continue to make improvements each week.” The Tanners, who missed the playoffs last year with a 6-102 overall record, are scheduled to play road games this week at Gloucester and Swampscott. The team is led by Captains Mallory LeBlanc, Rodriguez and Nicole Ferrante. Atkinson said she was not at

Tanner captain Nicole Ferrante out-duels a Beverly player for the ball.

Peabody goalie Sofia Rodriguez moves out to cut down the angle during last Friday’s season opener at Beverly. Rodriguez made 23 saves. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps)

all discouraged by Friday’s out-

come. “Obviously, it would be nice to be in the offensive zone more, but there were quite a few bright spots in [Friday’s] game,” she said. “Clearly, Sofia played huge for us, and the girls all worked hard throughout the game. We were able to get the ball out of our zone and attempt to push a fast break quite a few times.” Atkinson added that the Tanners still need to get into game shape, which will help with consistency in their play. “There were about 10-15 minutes where I thought the girls were really working well together, and were able to keep up that level of play,”Atkinson observed. “Then we lost our stamina.”

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~ Peabody High School Sports Roundup ~

Tanner X-C teams looking for another strong season By Greg Phipps

ence title, and the girls returning from a 7-1 campaign and ith the Peabody boys’ second-place finish in the concross-country team com- ference, the Tanners are expecting off an 8-0 season and an- ing more of the same in 2017. other Northeastern ConferBoth teams scored convinc-


ing wins in the season-opening meet at Swampscott last week. Jacob Farhat placed first for the boys in a 17-40 win. Ryan Buchanan took second, and Marc Alperen, Will Aylward

and Shane Braz also had strong finishes. For the girls, Lily Brennan led the way with a first-place effort in an 18-47 triumph. Also placing were Sarah Enes in second, Ally Barrett in fourth, Isabella Riccardi in fifth and Emily McDonald in sixth. Volleyball team opens 1-1 After rolling to a 3-0 win at Salem in their season opener, the Peabody volleyball team dropped a hard-fought 3-2 decision to Northeastern Conference rival Danvers last week. It was a typical backand-forth battle between the two squads, who figure to challenge for the league title this season. The Tanners fell behind in sets twice in the match before succumbing for good by a 15-11 count in the fifth set. Serena Laro finished with seven kills and three blocks while Bianca Chouinard and Jillian Alimonti combined for nine kills. Rachel Coleman dished out nine assists, and Ta-

tiana Correia and Martyna Kot played well on defense. Fourteenth-year head coach Lisa Keene guided the 2016 unit to a 17-5 overall finish, with the team advancing to the Div. I North semifinals. In the win over Salem, Kot notched six aces and four kills, Ann Manning put up five kills, and Laro had a strong allaround effort. Late goals do in boys’ soccer The Peabody boys’ soccer team played host to Medford to a scoreless standstill for 70 minutes. But the home team managed to tally twice in the final 10 minutes to prevail, 2-0, in Peabody’s season opener on Monday. Head coach Stan McKeen credited Michael Tansey, Noah Surman, Chris Belliveau and Jacob Casallas with strong efforts in the opener. The Tanners are scheduled to play their home opener on Wednesday (after press deadline) against Swampscott.

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Tanners look to rebound after season-opening loss By Greg Phipps


he Peabody Tanners were looking to get off on the right foot in their 2017 high school football opener last Friday night at Somerville. But for the third straight year they suffered a defeat to begin their campaign. After taking an early 7-0 lead, Peabody never

saw the end zone again while Somerville collected 24 unanswered points, nine of them on field goals. This added up to a 24-7 non-league win for the host Highlanders at Dilboy Stadium. The Tanners played a number of sophomores on offense, and head coach Mark Bettencourt admitted it was a factor

in the outcome. “We’re young and we made a lot of mistakes,” he told the press afterwards. “We had three sophomores on the offensive line. There was a chance they’d come out and play above their heads or that they could struggle. Tonight they struggled.” Senior running back Eric DeMayo was a bright spot for the

Tanners, as he amassed 115 of the team’s 152 total rushing yards on 16 attempts, including a first-quarter TD run after Cam Powers forced a turnover inside Somerville territory. The PAT kick made it a seven-point advantage. But it wouldn’t hold up long. Peabody held the Highlanders without a first down in the first quarter before Somerville tied it with a second-period touchdown and PAT. Somerville added two late field goals to enter the half ahead 13-7. The Tanners opened the third quarter by staging a 15play drive that consumed over nine minutes. Unfortunately, a costly turnover led to no points and Somerville took advantage by kicking another field goal and scoring a touchdown with just over five minutes left in the game.

Along with DeMayo, Dariel Canela and linebacker Chris Glass had strong defensive outings for Peabody while quarterback Colby Therrien performed well in his first start. Bettencourt said the offense will need to improve and be more aggressive if the Tanners are to realize any success against always-tough Danvers in their Northeastern Conference opener this Friday night at Peabody’s Veterans Memorial Stadium (scheduled 7 p.m. kickoff ). Danvers is coming off an impressive 31-0 win over Winthrop last week. “Our [running] backs need to hit holes. We danced in the backfield too much,” he said after the Somerville loss. “We need to hit holes, drive our legs and leave the dancing for the cheerleaders.”

~ Bishop Fenwick Sports Roundup ~

Crusader football team blanked in opener By Greg Phipps


t was an almost complete reversal of last year as the Bishop Fenwick Crusaders were shut out, 21-0, in their season opener at Hamilton-Wenham Saturday afternoon. BF defeated H-W by a 22-0 score in last season’s contest, but fortunes took a 180-degree turn in this one. The Crusaders are competing with only about half the roster of players they had in 2016, and head coach David Woods understands that at this stage the team lacks some crucial varsity game experience. “We are a young and inexperienced team … and you just cannot replace game-time experience,” he told the press after Saturday’s defeat, “especially against a good team like Hamilton-Wenham.” Due to a hand injury sustained during preseason, starting quarterback Cory Bright had to leave the contest after two series. He helped mount a game-opening 43-yard, 10-play drive that consumed over six minutes. But the march stalled on the H-W 42. H-W scored on its first possession in the first quarter to jump in front 7-0. Costly

penalties against BF, including two misconduct infractions, helped lead to Hamilton-Wenham’s second touchdown and PAT to make it 140. The hosts added their final touchdown and PAT kick before the end of the second quarter to enter the intermission ahead 21-0. BF managed to keep it even during a scoreless second half. Despite the loss, the Crusaders could take some positives from Saturday’s contest. First-year varsity player Luis Naranjo rushed for 60 yards on 10 carries; freshman Angel Martinez gained 45 yards on just seven attempts; and Derek DelVecchio, who replaced Bright at quarterback, added 36 yards on seven carries. BF finished with 174 yards on the ground. Woods said the offense will have to find more consistency moving forward. “We definitely need to work on our blocks and assignments, and we did that successfully in spurts,” he observed after Saturday’s defeat. “He had some good things happen in that Angel ran great off tackle and did great, and also Luis early on did well.” BF plays its first home


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Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call looks at the handful of major legislation that was approved by the Legislature and signed into law so far by Gov. Charlie Baker in 2017. In the first eight months of the 2017 session, only 79 bills out of more than 6,000 filed have been approved by the House and Senate and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker. Thirty-five of those were local bills dealing with an individual city or town and 29 were on sick leave banks for individual state workers. Sick leave banks allow employees to voluntarily donate sick, personal or vacation days to a pool for use by ill fellow state workers so they can get paid while on medical leave. Of the 15 remaining, 10 ranged from supplemental budgets and extending simulcast racing to designating May as Seatbelt Awareness Month and the first week in August as Ice Bucket Challenge week. The remaining five are five major key issues that came to a roll call vote in both branches and were signed into law by Gov. Baker. Here they are: $18 MILLION IN PAY HIKES (S 16) On February 2, the House 116-43, Senate 31-9, overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of an $18 million pay raise package including hikes for senators, representatives, judges, court clerks, the governor and the other five statewide constitutional office holders. The measure increases the salaries of the two leaders who filed the bill, House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst), by $45,000 from $97,547 to $142,547. The measure also hikes the pay of the Legislature’s two Republican leaders, Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) and Rep. Bradley Jones (R-North Reading) by $37,500 from $85,047 to $122,547. Another provision hikes the salaries of the state’s judges by $25,000 and of court clerks over an 18-month period. The proposal raises the governor’s salary by $33,200, from $151,800 to $185,000; the lieutenant governor by $30,068, from $134,932 to $165,000; secretary of state by $34,738 from $130,262 to $165,000; treasurer by $47,083 from $127,917 to $175,000; auditor by $30,048 from $134,952 to $165,000; and the attorney general by $44,418 from $130,582 to $175,000. It also bans the six constitutional officers and the House speaker and Senate president from earning outside income, other than passive income from investments. “Given the current fiscal outlook for the state, now is not the time to expend additional funds on elected officials’salaries,”Baker said. “This bill is the result of a hasty process that included little substantive debate or time for public comment.” Supporters said that only $1.4 million is for the legislative pay raises while the remainder is for hikes for constitutional officers, judges and court clerks. They said that the hikes will be entirely paid for from existing funds with no net new cost to taxpayers. They noted many of these legislative salaries are still lower than the average salary of school superintendents and town managers in most communities. The pay raise package made it through the Legislature at lightning speed. It was only Thursday, January 18, when the temporary Joint Committee on Ways and Means held a brief one-hour hearing on a December 2014 report of the Special Advisory Commission on the Compensation of Public Officials. At that point, DeLeo and Rosenberg had not yet appointed members of any committees so a temporary Ways and Means Committee was hastily appointed and assembled for the hearing. The hearing was convened with less than 72-hours-notice to the public. Then just a week later on January 25, a pay raise package was approved. Rosenberg defended the bill. “We fol-

lowed overall the recommendations of the independent commission, that was appointed two years ago,” he said. “They came back and said that the constitutional officers’salaries are out of line with national salaries and ought to be increased ... Fair minded people will consider the fact that the stipends for the presiding officers have not changed for 33 years. Who works for the same amount 33 years later?” The commission was chaired by Ira Jackson, Dean of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston. Other members were from the League of Women Voters, Mass. Taxpayers Foundation, Massachusetts Business Roundtable, University of Massachusetts President’s Office and the Simmons College of Management. “The Advisory Commission conducted a transparent, open, data-driven review of the current compensation of public officials and developed a series of major reforms and recommendations based on its research, as well as input from the public,” said Jackson. An excerpt from the report sums up the commission’s findings.“After extensive analysis and fact finding, the Special Commission concludes that the compensation of the commonwealth’s constitutional officers and legislative leadership is generally outdated and inadequate.” The report continued, “Massachusetts state government is the instrument through which we govern ourselves as a commonwealth. It is a large and complex organization that provides vital services that affect every citizen, and as such it needs to attract talented, publicly spirited and honest individuals from diverse socio-economic and geographic backgrounds to fulfill its mission of serving every citizen. In recent years, state government has increasingly been asked and expected to provide more and better services with fewer resources. A greater premium is placed on efficiency and effectiveness in government today than in the past, and there is a greater need for modern management practices in all of its aspects.” “The Beacon Hill power brokers robbed the taxpayers,” said Rep. Jim Lyons (R-Andover). “They voted to increase their salaries by over 50 percent. The Republican caucus voted unanimously against this thievery and abuse of power. We must end one-party rule on Beacon Hill.” “This wasn’t myself just thinking during the Christmas holiday that this would be a good thing to do,” said DeLeo. “This is something which I’ve been hearing about for years from constitutional officers. I’ve been hearing from House members and Senate members and an awful lot of folks.” Chip Ford, executive director of Citizens for Limited Taxation, said, “These cynical actions demonstrate that when the leadership and enough beholden members in the Legislature want something badly enough ― they just take it. Disguising it as something at all legitimate required a whole two days.” Ford continued, “There was little if any trickery and manipulation that didn’t go into this shameless effort on behalf of legislative leadership and others with much to gain.” “Strange — no one’s talking about the effect these raises will have on bringing out more candidates against incumbents,” said Sen. Michael Barrett (D-Lexington) who supported the raises. “It’s going to happen. These are the first salary adjustments in recent memory big enough to draw the interest of potential competitors employed in the private sector today.” Paul Craney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance said, “The move sends the worst type of message. Good work should be rewarded but there’s no good in this. Salaries and pensions will go up for these lawmakers and they’ll be quick to call for more tax hikes.” “These are serious jobs,” said Sen. Will Brownsberger (D-Belmont). “And you want

people to compete for these jobs and you don’t want these guys under financial strain. You’re talking about the legislative leaders, you don’t want them under financial strain any more than you want a police officer walking the beat under financial strain.” “I don’t think anyone that works in the Legislature as a representative or senator is struggling to put food on their table or get health care for their families,” responded Rep. Shauna O’Connell (R-Taunton). “And we have people in Massachusetts that are struggling. We have a budget deficit right now. And the first thing that we go in and do, the very first session we have, is to vote on a substantial pay raise.” In 1998, voters approved by a two-to-one margin a constitutional amendment requiring governors to calculate and announce an increase or decrease in legislative salaries every two years. The specific language requires legislative salaries to be “increased or decreased at the same rate as increases or decreases in the median household income for the commonwealth for the preceding twoyear period, as ascertained by the governor.” Under that formula, legislators’ salaries were increased by $2,515 for the 2017-2018 legislative session. The current base pay for legislators is now $62,547. That hike came on the heels of a salary freeze for the 20152016 legislative session, a $1,100 pay cut for the 2013-2014 session and a $306 pay cut for the 2011-2012 session. Prior to 2011, legislators’ salaries had been raised every two years since the $46,410 base pay was first raised under the constitutional amendment in 2001. The new $62,547 salary means legislative salaries have been raised $16,137, or 34.8 percent, since the mandated salary adjustment became part of the state constitution. Currently, 99 of the state’s 200 legislators receive a stipend. Thirty-eight of the 40 senators and 59 of the 160 representatives receive bonus pay for their service in Democratic or Republican leadership positions, as committee chairs or vice chairs and as the ranking Republican on some committees. Currently, annual stipends for these positions range from $7,500 to $35,000 above their annual base salary. The bill would increase many of those stipends and the new range would be from $15,000 to $65,000. The bill requires that every two years the salaries of the governor, the other five constitutional statewide officers and the House speaker and Senate president be increased or decreased based on data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) that measures the quarterly change in salaries and wages. It also requires that the same formula be used every two years to increase or decrease the stipends that 99 other legislators receive. There is a caveat that the salary they receive can never be less than it was when the pay raises were approved in January 2017. The measure puts an end to legislative per diems which are travel, meals and lodging reimbursements collected by the legislators. These reimbursements were given to legislators above and beyond their regular salaries. The amount of the per diem varied and was based on the city or town in which a legislator resides and its distance from the Statehouse. In 2016, 103 or more than onehalf of the state’s 200 legislators were paid per diems totaling $278,601. Another provision increases the annual general expense allowance for each legislator from $7,200 to $15,000 for members whose districts are within a 50-mile radius of the Statehouse and to $20,000 for districts located outside of that radius. The most recent increase in the general expense allowance was a hike from $3,600 to $7,200 in 2000. This allowance is used at the discretion of individual legislators to support a variety of costs including the renting of a district office, contributions to local civic groups and the printing and mailing of newsletters. Legislators are issued a 1099 from the state and are required to report the allowance as income but are not required to submit an accounting of how they spend it. Under current federal law, which the bill does not affect, these same legislators who live more than 50 miles from the Statehouse are eligible for a special federal tax break. A 1981 federal law allows them to write off a daily expense allowance when filing their federal income tax return. The complicated system determines a daily amount, ostensibly for meals, lodging and other expenses incurred in the course of their jobs, which can be deducted for every “legislative day.”

Under the Massachusetts Legislature’s system and schedule, every day of the year qualifies as a legislative day. The Legislature does not formally“prorogue”(end an annual session) until the next annual session begins. This allows these legislators to take the deduction for all 365 days regardless of whether the Legislature is meeting or not. Legislators do not have to travel to the Statehouse to qualify for the daily deduction. The amount of the deduction is based on the federal per diem for Massachusetts. It varies from year to year. The daily per diem for legislators for 2016 varies in different parts of the state and is seasonal. It ranges from $162 per day to $366 per day or between $59,130 and $133,590 annually. It is estimated that more than one-third of the state’s 200 legislators qualify for this deduction and are eligible to pay little or no federal income tax on their legislative salaries. Other provisions of the pay hike package give a $65,000 housing allowance for the governor. Massachusetts is one of only six states that supplies neither a governor’s residence nor a housing allowance, even as Boston has the among the most expensive housing market of any of the state capitals. The package also has an emergency preamble attached to it. That means it goes into effect immediately instead of in the usual 90 days. The preamble says, “Whereas, the deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to make certain changes in law for compensation of public officials, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.” Opponents said it is unfair that voters are not allowed to collect signatures to put a question repealing the pay raises on the November 2018 ballot because the package includes judicial pay hikes which under the Massachusetts Constitution cannot be the subject of a repeal on the ballot. “The judges were included because judges haven’t had a pay raise in a couple of years and we’re below the national average [in pay],”said Rosenberg.“We are having trouble recruiting people to apply for judgeships.” Ford responded, “With such careful thought and consideration given to the mechanics of this legislation, this certainly cannot be unintentional. It is to ensure that this pay grab is referendum-proof, preventing any kind of citizen input whatsoever, every step along the way, and beyond.” (A “Yes” vote is for the pay raise. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Bradley Jones  No Rep. Thomas Walsh  Yes Sen. Joan Lovely  Yes $200 MILLION FOR LOCAL ROADS AND BRIDGES (H 3648) House 159-0, Senate 36-0, approved and on May 4 Gov. Baker signed into law a bill authorizing $200 million in one-time funding for the maintenance and repair of local roads and bridges in cities and towns across the state. The package is a bond bill under which the funding would be borrowed by the state through the sale of bonds. The measure also authorizes $70 million for the completion of the ATLAS, the Registry of Motor Vehicles’ technology system that will replace an archaic system that is 30 years old and difficult to maintain and use. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Bradley Jones  Yes Rep. Thomas Walsh  Yes Sen. Joan Lovely  Yes $40.2 BILLION FISCAL 2018 STATE BUDGET (H 3800) House 140-9, Senate 36-2, approved and on July 11 Gov. Baker signed into law a conference committee version of a $40.2 billion fiscal 2018 state budget to cover state spending from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The governor vetoed $320.3 million in spending. The Legislature has yet to override any of the vetoes. (A “Yes” vote is for the budget. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Theodore Speliotis  Yes Rep. Thomas Walsh  Yes Sen. Joan Lovely  Yes FAIRNESS FOR PREGNANT WORKERS (H 3816) House 150-0, Senate 38-0, approved and on July 27 Gov. Baker signed into law the

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act that prohibits an employer from discriminating against, refusing to employ or firing a woman because she is pregnant or has a condition related to pregnancy. The measure guarantees reasonable accommodations and safety measures for pregnant mothers. Reasonable accommodations include time off to recover from childbirth; more frequent, longer paid or unpaid breaks; acquiring or modifying equipment or seating arrangements; and a private non-bathroom space for expressing breast milk — unless any of these would create an undue hardship on the employer. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Theodore Speliotis  Yes Rep. Thomas Walsh  Yes Sen. Joan Lovely  Yes REGULATE MARIJUANA (H 3818) House 136-11, Senate 32-6, approved and on July 28, Gov. Baker signed into law a bill changing some provisions and adding other provisions to the law, approved by voters on the 2016 ballot, legalizing the possession, growing and sale of marijuana. The measure taxes all marijuana sales with a 10.75 percent excise tax, 6.25 percent state sales tax and a local option allowing cities and towns to impose an additional tax of up to 3 percent. In addition, any agreement between a retail marijuana establishment and a host community for the first five years may include a community impact fee of up to another 3 percent paid by the seller to the city or town to cover the costs imposed upon the municipality by the operation of the establishment. Medical marijuana remains tax-free. If a city or town voted for the 2016 marijuana ballot question, the decision to prohibit or restrict marijuana establishments will be determined by a local city or town wide referendum. If a city or town voted against the ballot question, the decision would be made by the municipality’s governing body until December 2019 and then by a local city or town wide referendum. Other key provisions of the new law include: Allowing persons over 21 to give an ounce or less of marijuana to others; possess up to one ounce of marijuana outside their home and ten ounces in their home. Any quantity above one ounce in the home must be under lock and key. Allowing each person to grow six plants per person in his or her home, with a maximum of 12 plants per household. Prohibiting plants that can be visible by neighbors or from a public place and putting growing areas under lock and key. Giving landlords the right to prohibit smoking or growing of marijuana on their properties. Allowing advertising on TV, radio, billboard, print or the Internet only in markets where at least 85 percent of the audience is over 21. Banning retail shops from being located near school zones. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Theodore Speliotis  Yes Rep. Thomas Walsh  Yes Sen. Joan Lovely  Yes HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible latenight 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 September 4-8, the House met for a total of 17 minutes while the Senate met for a total of 12 minutes.

Mon. Sept. 4 No House session Tues. Sept. 5 House 11:02 a.m. to 11:06 a.m. Wed. Sept. 6 No House session Thurs. Sept. 7 House 11:02 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Fri. Sept. 8 No House session

No Senate session Senate 11:23 a.m. to 11:27 a.m. No Senate session Senate 11:18 a.m. to 11:26 a.m. No Senate session

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PEABODY POLICE LOG TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 Tough lesson on two wheels A police officer was flagged down on Lynnfield Street due to a motor vehicle accident where two juveniles were reportedly injured on dirt bikes. One motorcycle was towed from the scene. No report on the extent of the riders’ injuries. She was whispering by hurricane standards A resident reported that an intoxicated female walking down Paleologos Street was yelling on the phone and causing a disturbance. A dispatched officer reported that the woman was only having a loud conversation.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 Just follow the bark A Clement Avenue resident called police to report excessive barking by his neighbor’s dog. An officer called the resident back, asking for the dog owner’s information, but the caller stated she didn’t know who owned the dog or where exactly the barking was coming from. The animal control officer was given the address in order to speak to the caller. It’s stolen but then again … Police received multiple calls about a fight at an Andover Street residence, but discovered there wasn’t a fight but a person upset about his van being stolen. According to the report, police soon found out the van wasn’t stolen, just being used

with permission and then being returned at the owner’s behest.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 A singer in a strange land A LeBlanc Drive resident called police with concerns about a housepainter acting strangely. According to the report, the caller believed the painter was acting weird. A dispatched officer reported the man was only singing out loud with his headphones on. (Editor’s Note: Friday, Sept. 1, Police Logs were not sent.)

SENIOR DAY | FROM PAGE 4 He also said he is preparing to make a proposal to the City Council this winter, which if approved, would add “significant space” to the Senior Center. In addition, Bettencourt touted the scores of residents who attended the International Festival on Sept. 10, saying there was a “sea of people.”

Page 11 Bettencourt’s Chief of Staff Christopher Ryder said Senior Day attracted 200 residents in its first year and has taken off since then. “It started catching on, now it’s 400-plus,” he said. The crowd was also entertained by the Golden Echoes Dance Band. “They’re the house band at the Senior Center,” said Ryder.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 Their name wasn’t on the mailbox A caller at an apartment on Park Street reported a male and female who were attempting to squat at his residence; the caller wanted them to vacate the premises. According to the report, the male squatter was asked to gather some belongings and was warned that if he returned, he would be charged with breaking & entering.


Mayor Edward Bettencourt speaks with residents during the Third Annual Senior Day.

Driver injured after striking utility pole Emergency crews found a vehicle had struck a utility pole on Bartholomew Street, causing damage to the lawn and fence at 106 and 108 Bartholomew St. residences. The operator of the vehicle was transported to Salem Hospital as police ry produced a voter turnout of waited on Verizon crews to respond to repair the 11.6 percent. There are currently 6,578 regdislodged pole. istered voters in Peabody’s sixth ward. Within that figure, 1,543 have identified themselves as Democrats and 771 have identi-



fied themselves as Republicans. More than 4,000 have no political affiliation while 74 voters have aligned themselves with either the Green-Rainbow Party, the Libertarian Party or another third party. Tierney could not be reached for comment.

lected 18 assists. The team is also led by Captain Jennie Megame this Friday night against agher. Dedham at 7 p.m. Field hockey team Volleyball team loses to Chelmsford opens with victory After an 8-9-1 finish in Coming off a 20-6 season 2016, the Bishop Fenwick where they earned the North field hockey team dropped Sectionals title in their divi- a 3-0 decision to Chelmsford sion, the Bishop Fenwick vol- at home on Monday. Allie leyball team started 2017 on Giguere, Courtney Muir and the winning track. The Cru- Grace Harris are this year’s saders rolled to a 3-0 triumph captains. On Monday, goalover Austin Prep last week. ie Lauren Wilkinson stopped Captain Mary O’Brien had sev- 17 shots, and Stephanie Steren kills and Elizabeth Pica col- iti and Muir had strong games.

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BETTENCOURT | FROM PAGE 1 He also said approximately 30,000 cars now pass through Peabody Square every day. In addition, Bettencourt called attention to the O’Shea Building, which has been vacant for a number of years. The Peabody Square landmark was purchased at a foreclosure auction for $1.47 million on June 1 by Patrick Todisco of Todisco Properties. Within the next year, the ground floor of the Mayor Edward Bettencourt Massachusetts Secretary of proudly announced the Housing and Economic building will become the new completion of the Main Development Jay Ash home of Brodie’s Pub while the upper floors will house 21 Street Corridor Realignment congratulated city officials and Peabody Square on the completion of the apartments. Reconfiguration projects, Main Street Corridor The O’Shea Building was not which were funded in Realignment and Peabody the only purchase either. part by the MassWorks Square Reconfiguration “In the past two years alone, Infrastructure Program. projects during the Sept. 7 developers purchased severdedication ceremony. al key downtown parcels with (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson) ambitious plans to inject millions of dollars of economic development into the very heart of Peabody,” said Bettencourt. “The combination of public and private investment is critical to continue downtown Peabody’s resurgence and help reach its potential as a thriving hub of people, culture and commerce.” Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash emphasized the importance of putState Sen. Joan Lovely State Rep. Thomas Walsh ting Main Street before Wall Street. “As important as it is to have the GEs [General Electrics] area, improved the streetscape a clear vision for the future of of the world, the bottom line is and lighting and increased downtown Peabody.” the downtown of a communi- both pedestrian and vehicuState Rep. Thomas Walsh ty,” he said. lar safety,” she said. “This proj- thanked those in attendance Ash also said Beacon Hill ect, along with zoning chang- for helping to bring the projlegislators continue to reach es and strong leadership with- ects to fruition. “Almost everyacross party lines to develop in the city, has already begun body occupying one of these “good public policy.” to spark interest in the redevel- seats has been involved in reState Sen. Joan Lovely said opment of underutilized prop- vitalizing downtown Peabody,” she is pleased with the new erties in the downtown. The fu- he said. “We’re bringing everyaesthetic appearance of Main ture is bright for this area, and one to the downtown, it can Street and Peabody Square. I’d like to commend the Baker only get better from here.” “These infrastructure invest- Administration, Secretary Ash ments have beautified the and city leadership for having



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Savvy Senior How to Find a Better Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Dear Savvy Senior, I think I’m paying too much for the medications I take. I have a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and my out-of-pocket spending is over $4,000 thus far in 2017. When and how can I change my Medicare drug plan?  Inquiring Carol Dear Carol, You can change your Part D prescription drug plan during Medicare’s open enrollment period, which runs from October 15 through December 7. During this time, beneficiaries can switch drug plans or join a drug plan if you didn’t have one before. They can also switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan, or vice versa if they wish. Any changes to coverage will take effect January 1, 2018. In September, you should also keep your eyes peeled for your “annual notice of change” from your drug plan. It will outline any changes in coverage, costs or service that will take effect in January. If you take no action during open enrollment, your current coverage will continue next year. Yet even those who are happy with their coverage should review their plan for any changes to come. Change Medicare Plans If you have Internet access and are comfortable using a computer, you can easily shop for and compare all Medicare drug plans in your area, and enroll in a new plan online. Just go to Medicare’s Plan Finder Tool at find-a-plan, and type in your ZIP code or your personal information, enter in how you currently receive your Medicare coverage, select the drugs you take and their dosages, and choose the pharmacies you use. You’ll get a cost comparison breakdown for every plan available in your area so you can compare it to your current plan. This tool also provides a fivestar rating system that evaluates each plan based on past customer service records, and suggests generics or older brand name drugs that can reduce your costs. When you’re comparing drug plans, look at the “estimated annual drug costs” that shows how much you can expect to pay over a year in total out-of-

pocket costs, including premiums, deductibles and co-pays. Also, be sure the plan you’re considering covers all of the drugs you take with no restrictions. Most drug plans today place the drugs they cover into price tiers. A drug placed in a higher tier may require you to get prior authorization or try another medication first before you can use it. Need Help? If you need some help choosing a new plan, you can call 1-800-MEDICARE and they can help you out over the phone. Or, contact your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which provides free one-onone Medicare counseling. They also conduct seminars during the open enrollment period at various locations throughout each state. To find the contact information for your local SHIP visit, or call the eldercare locator at 800677-1116. Low-Income Assistance If you find yourself struggling to pay your medication costs, check out Medicare’s “Extra Help” program. This is a federal low-income subsidy that helps pays Part D premiums, deductibles and copayments. To be eligible, your income must be under $18,090 or $24,360 for married couples living together, and your assets must be below $13,820 or $27,600 for married couples. For more information or to apply, call Social Security at 800-772-1213 or visit medicare/prescriptionhelp. Other resources that can help include, which maintains a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs, set up by drug companies for those who have trouble affording their medications. And, a national nonprofit organization that maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can’t afford their medications or other health-care costs.

Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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BETTENCOURT | FROM PAGE 12 The projects also caught the attention of Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. “The revitalization of Peabody Square through targeted infrastructure upgrades speaks to the flexibil-

ity and power the MassWorks program provides our communities to meet local needs,” Baker said in a written statement. “MassWorks allows us to work closely with municipal partners to leverage existing assets and create new opportunities for job

creation and economic growth in our downtowns.” Polito said she and the governor have made a solid financial commitment to assisting communities with downtown revitalization projects. Since 2015, more than $190 million has

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been allocated to help fund 90 projects around the state. “Our administration is eager to continue to support local efforts to increase private investment and economic activity in their downtowns, creating thriving hubs for residents to live, work and play,”

said Polito. “I want to congratulate Peabody on their comprehensive efforts through MassWorks projects, zoning changes and planning to make Peabody Square an attractive destination for residents and small businesses.”


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OBITUA R I E S Audrey Virginia (Hiseler) Bowlby

Nov. 21, 1922 - Aug. 31, 2017. After a long illness. Daughter of the late Archibald and Marion Hiseler. Loving wife of the late Arnold E. Bowlby. Resident of Saugus, Lynn, Peabody, MA and Weston, CT for many years. More recently, Mrs. Bowlby lived in Haverhill and Wilmington, MA. She leaves her brother, Kenneth Hiseler, Ft. Collins, CO; daughter, Darryll and husband John Firenze; son Randall and wife Cassandra; son Garth and wife Linda; 3 grandchildren, Andrea Martin, Saline, MI; Tiffany Jones, Omaha, NE; Alyssa Bowlby, NY, NY; 2 great-grandchildren, Blaise Martin, 4 and Augusta Martin, 9 mos; 2 nieces and 2 nephews. Audrey and Arnold raised three children on Western Ave. in Lynn. In 1959, Audrey went back to Salem State Teachers College as a sophomore and earned her teaching degree in June 1962. She taught grades 5-9 in Peabody until 1966 when the family moved to Weston, CT. She then taught in the Wilton, CT school system until she retired in 1987. She loved to share memories of her classroom experiences and spoke fondly of her many students. Audrey

loved to travel and, over the course of many years, she and the family took summer road trips visiting every state in the lower 48 and all the Canadian provinces. In retirement, she traveled the world, visiting every continent save Antarctica. Audrey's paternal grandmother was a very strong, determined woman and had a very great influence on her. Audrey loved to reminisce of her days growing up in East Saugus in her grandmother's house where she, her parents and younger brother occupied the 2d floor. She still loved to drive by the old home in East Saugus, after which she would re-tell all the familiar stories of her childhood. Funeral service held on Friday, September 8 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Lynn. Memorial donations can be made to the Epilepsy Foundation in care of Goodrich Funeral Home, LYNN, MA.

Eleonora (Mongiello) Chase

Of Peabody, formerly of Saugus and East Boston, Eleonora (Mongiello) Chase, 98, beloved wife of the late George W. Chase, Sr., beloved mother of George Chase, Jr. & his wife Phyllis of Peabody, cherished grandmother of Da-

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Roger Dragani

Of Amesbury, formerly of Peabody and Revere on September 10, 2017. Devoted father of Roger Dragani Jr. and wife Dominica of Salem NH, Nathan Dragani of Danvers, Tabitha, Amanda and Olivia Dragani all of Salem. Cherished grandfather of Gabby, Gabriella and Giuseppe. Dear brother of Marianne Draper of Amesbury, Colette Molineaux of Dalton, Edward Dragani and Nikki Luti. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Roger was an avid golfer who enjoyed darts, dancing and his 70’s disco music. Funeral from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Saturday September 16, 2017 at 9:00 am. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. A visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. For guest please visit Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 Michael Waselchuck, 29, of 148 Essex St., Swampscott, was charged with breaking & entering a vehicle/boat in the nighttime for felony. Nikollaq Qirjazo, 27, of Lowell, was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Michael McDonald, 53, of 498 Essex St., Lynn, was charged with five arrest warrants and with threatening to commit a crime. Darlene M. Velez, 42, of 8 Lowe St., Peabody, was charged with uninsured mo-

1. What is the difference between a horse’s neigh and whinny? 2. What is the warmest U.S. state in the fall? 3. On Sept. 16, 1620, the Mayflower left England for Virginia with over a hundred Protestant Separatists. True or false? 4. Radio and TV banned cigarettes in what year: 1960, 1971 or 1984? 5. What architect was known for the Prairie Style? 6. Ascorbic acid is also known as what? 7. What does M*A*S*H stand for? 8. Who wrote “Happy Trails to You”? 9. On Sept. 16, 1893, what occurred on The Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma Territory? 10. On “The Mickey Mouse Club”TV show, who sang, “When it comes to learnin’, you’d better start at once”? 11. On what college campus is Massachusetts Hall, which was built in 1720? 12. In Sept. 2002, what legendary football player died? (Hint: initials JU.)

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 Victor Orsorto-Torres, 29, of Winthrop, was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Salim T. Aboutaan, 32, of 52 Endicott St., Peabody, was charged with an arrest warrant. A 17-year-old juvenile was charged with receiving stolen property (over $250) and with disorderly conduct.

13. Where would you find Disneyland and the RMS Queen Mary? 14. What comedienne asked her audiences “Can we talk?” (Hint: initials JR.) 15. What appears to be missing from the Mona Lisa? 16. What Scotsman said, “All I seek, the heaven above / And the road below me. / Or let autumn fall on me / Where afield I linger”? (Hint: initials RLS.) 17. The Malay phrase for “man of the forest” is what? 18. What president’s Farewell Address, which was printed on Sept. 19, 1796 in a Philadelphia newspaper, never became a speech? 19. What is the autumnal equinox more commonly called? 20. On Sept. 19, 1982, streetcar service on Market Street was discontinued in what town?


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