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Day Parade, which assembled at Veterans Memorial Elementary School on Hurd Avenue. Soon after the annual wreath laying ceremony at the monument in front of the school, Parrotta hopped into Peter Manoogian’s classic 1961 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz and was driven down to Veterans Park. Seven names were added to the wall at Veterans Park. They A VETERANS DAY VOICE: Saugus native and Fox 25 Reporter included four from the Vietnam Catherine Parrotta gets in Peter Manoogian’s classic 1961 Ca- War -- David J. Nelson, Charles dillac Eldorado Biarritz to ride from Veterans Memorial Elemen- WE, Jr., William A. Doucette III tary School to Veterans Park, where she sang the National Anthem at last Saturday’s Veterans Day Program. augus native and Fox 25 Reporter Catherine Parrotta said she’s sung the National Anthem before -- but can’t recall doing it in her hometown. She got that chance last Sunday morning, appearing as a surprise guest of the Saugus Veterans Council. “This was the first time I did it

here and it was very special for me, as I grew up here,” Parrotta said shortly before she would lead off the Veterans Day ceremonies at Veterans Park. “I have sung in the choir at Blessed Sacrament Church since I was six years old even though I moved out of town,” she said. Parrotta was a featured part of this year’s annual Veterans






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Selectmen to meet to review allegations by selectman’s relatives against former Selectman Candidate Michael Coller By Mark E. Vogler


ichael Coller got beat resoundingly in his efforts to break up “The Fabulous Five” in last week’s town elections. But Coller is still at war with the five selectmen he ran against even though they got reelected while he finished a distant eighth place among the nine candidates for the town’s most powerful elected board. The wife and sister of Selectman Jeff Cicolini have both filed complaints to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and the Board of Selectmen requesting Coller’s removal from two appointed positions in town government for allegedly harassing selectmen and their families online and in person, according to a stack of correspondence obtained by The Saugus Advocate. Selectmen have scheduled a special meeting for 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday – on Thanksgiving Eve – in the first floor conference room at Saugus Town Hall to review the correspondence received by town officials.

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Steve Castinetti. During remarks at Veterans Park, Castinetti noted that wall panels bearing the names of Saugus veterans for the various wars “are in a state of disrepair.” “It’s almost an embarrassment,” Castinetti said. “These panels need some serious work and that needs some money to refurbish the panels,” he said. More than three dozen new bricks were added to the walk-

way for this year’s program. Castinetti praised Stefano’s Landscaping for the volunteer work they did installing the bricks and landscaping the grounds around the Veterans Wall. “Thank you, Greg for all your work. The veterans of Saugus thank you for everything you do for us!!,” he said. A large crowd assembled at the park and along the parade route despite the cold, chilly weather.

A VETERANS DAY VOICE: Peter Manoogian’s classic 1961 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz was a main feature in last Saturday’s annual Veterans Day Parade, transporting Saugus native and Fox 25 Reporter Catherine Parrotta from Veterans Memorial Elementary School to Veterans Park, where she sang the National Anthem. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler)

A PLACE OF HONOR: The monument in front of Veterans Memorial Elementary School, where last Saturday’s annual Veterans Day Parade originated.

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Meet George W. Brown, the man behind the Saugus Historical Society Calendar Editor’s Note: For this week, we sat down with Saugus native George W. Brown, who is busy putting together the 2018 Saugus Historical Society Calendar. Brown, who will be celebrating his 77th birthday today (Friday, Nov. 17), was born and raised in Saugus and is a 1960 Saugus High School graduate. He attended classes at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For many years he worked at Toshiba Medical, where he was a licensed cobalt engineer and also worked as the company’s national installation specialist. He was in charge of all radiation oncology operations for the corporation, including in the United States and Canada. Brown and his wife, Carolyn, have been married for 53 years. They have five children and 11 grandchildren. Brown, a longtime member of the Saugus Historical Society, has been putting together the calendar for most of the years since 2002.He is a former Town Meeting member, representing the voters of Precinct 5 for about 10 years. He also served on the town’s Board of Appeals for 10 years and the Building Committee for 12 years. Some highlights of the interview follow. Q: Please, tell me about this calendar and how you got involved in it. A: Well, back in 1999, they had a marketing company make up the calendars. And the calendars … nobody liked them. Nobody wanted them. And they wound up throwing them out, year after year, so my son, Darren, became president of the Historical Society and he asked me if I would take it [the calendar] over. So I went out and got the sponsors and all of that, and I asked the owner of Park Press [Printers] if they would do this for us, and they have been doing it for a while. And they have been doing it just for the costs of the paper – no labor or anything else – just the mere cost of the paper all of these years. Q: Let’s fast-forward this a little bit. How many pictures do you use? How many pictures do you consider for possible use in the calendar? A: Well, we have archives at the society and I have my collection of postcards. And what we try to do is use something different every year. Q: Sometimes it’s a theme? Like this year: you had a photo for the month of October of an old building used by the Saugus Masons – the William Sutton Lodge A.F. & A.M. [Ancient Free and Accepted Masons], which celebrated its 150th year of existence in October. A: Oh yes. We do that [themes]. In November we’re doing a thing on the Flying Tigers, just before World War II. We had members

ticle, explaining what the heck it was. And it takes a lot of time. Q: How many hours a week does this average out for you? That you spend on the calendar? A: Oh, dear gosh! That’s hard to say. Q: And you have already begun work for next year’s calendar? A: I actually started a week and a half ago, and we hope to

have it ready to give to my son, Eric. He owns a company called and he takes all of my stuff and gets it ready. Q: So how many hours would you say you devote to this project? You said it began last week. A: I would say it’s 50 to 100 hours – and I would still be off.


CAPTURING SAUGUS HISTORY: George W. Brown seeks the public’s help in sharing Saugus photos or post cards of scenes – preferably before the 1950’s – to include in the 2018 Saugus Historical Society Calendar that he’s putting together. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler)

in the town who were in the Flying Tigers, and one of them was Walter Daniels, who was a former building inspector here in Saugus. Walter Daniels. And he was a Flying Tigers pilot over in China, just prior to World War II. And I have some actual photos of his plane crash-landing. Q: Is he still alive? A: No. I’m actually looking for more photos from anyone who had a relative in the Flying Tigers. Q: So that will be in the calendar? The Flying Tigers? A: Yes, for the month of November. Q: How many pictures do you use in the calendar? A: Twelve. Q: One for each month? A: Yep. We weed them out. We might have 20 or 25. Q: How does that work? Is it by consensus, or do you vote on it? Do the society members decide? A: The society might give me some things that they recommend, but the photo might not be of good enough quality. When you have copies of copies of copies, you lose so much with each generation. The other thing is, let’s say you do a post-

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Q: So what is the deadline for you? A: We want to have it in the shop by Dec. 1. Q: Dec. 1? A: Right. We want to have it in the shop by Dec. 1, and we want

to have the calendars available and ready to go before Christmas. Q: So the calendars will be out before Christmas this year, which would be a lot earlier than the 2017 calendars. And how many photos or postcards do you have so far?

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A: I have a series of photos of the Flying Tigers. Q: So the Flying Tigers are definitely going to be featured in next year’s calendar? A: Yes, for Veterans Day in November. Q: Do you have the photo picked out? A: Yes, we do. Q: And that’s the guy you mentioned who is going to be featured? Walter Daniels? A: Yes. Q: With his plane? A: His plane was shot up quite a bit. Q: So he’s standing near the actual plane that was shot up? That’s great. A: Yep. I know of one other

guy in Saugus who was part of the Tigers, and his son will help me out. Q: How many other months do you have set in the calendar? A: Right now, none. Q: Just the one for November? A: Right. We’ll go through a stack of maybe 20 photos. Q: And these are ones that have not been used in past calendars? A: Hopefully. We normally have photos with snow in the cold months. Q: Now, there were a couple of celebrations this year involving Round Hill and Vinegar Hill. Are those possibilities for photos? A: I believe we have a postcard of Round Hill. Q: You don’t have one with the organ on? There are stories about an organ that was brought up there for a sunrise service. A: I never heard that. Q: When I interviewed Stephen Carson [Historical Commission chair], he told me about that story that was circulating. A: I never heard that before. Q: What’s the most interesting photo that you’ve had over the years that’s been used in a calendar? A: I don’t know. It’s difficult to tell. Q: Well, the photos you include get people talking. The one you used for the Masonic Lodge got me to look at doing a feature story on the lodge’s 150th anniversary. A: Well, I did the research on that. A lot of people don’t realize how much that involves. You go online to try to get information on it. You might hit a dead end, so you go on again and try asking the question a different way. Then you get an answer, and it leads you to something else, something else and something else. And you know, that takes a lot of time – trying to find out the history behind a photo. Q: Do you get much help when you need to go to Town Hall for some information for your research? A: I never have to go there. I’ve never gone there for information. Q: So it’s just the historical archives that you focus on? A: Right. Q: Here’s your chance to make your pitch to the public. What kind of pictures do you want to see to put into next year’s calendar? What are you looking for? A: Anyone who has any photographs of the Flying Tigers or anything of early Saugus. Something of interest to the general population. I’m thinking that nobody who is here now ever saw many of these things, and maybe they can relate to what was there and what used to be there. What I’m looking for is original photos that would be of interest to everyone, preferably before the 50’s. I have an extensive postcard collection of Sau-

gus, but I am always looking for something that hasn’t been used. Q: So, logistically, what’s the best way to get the photo or photos to you? A: People can call me at Park Press or take the photos down there. At Park Press, they scan them in five minutes. And people can be in and out, and we won’t damage anything at all. You know, people are conscious about losing something. Q: Or they can email you at your home? A: Yes. People can email me at or they can call me at 508-8788684; leave a message and I’ll call you right back. Everything has to be done by December 2. Q: So you’ve got a short window here. A: Yes. There’s a lot involved. And for every new ad, there’s more work for my son Eric to do. And he goes through the calendar to make sure every holiday is done. Q: And the ads support the production costs? A: And so do sales. They sell them down at Town Hall offices. Q: How many copies are you going to have printed? A: Usually about 2,500. Q: And anything else that you would like to share or say about the calendar? About the calendar or the man behind the calendar? A: I’m doing this because the people in the society really don’t have the time to donate. Not that I have that much time either, but I do get to find the time. Last year when the calendar was late, or any year when the calendar is late, I start getting phone calls at home. Really. People look my landline up and call me up. “Where’s the calendar,” they want to know. “Where’s the calendar?” I had nothing to do with it when it finally came out this year, a couple of months late, but I’ve got it back again. Q: So you said you started doing it in 2002, and there were a couple of years that you didn’t do it. So, all total, you put in about 13 years of volunteer work on the calendars, I guess. A: Yeah, 13 or 14 years. The original calendar was started by our town manager at the time, Ed Collins, and he used all of my postcards. And that was 1995, and it was mailed out to every household in Saugus. Q: Anything else that you would like to share? A: The interesting thing is, we’ve seen this on eBay. Can you imagine that? Q: People trying to hawk them on eBay? A: Yeah! The year 1995 – the first year one – it’s hard to get one. Nobody has it. Q: So for how much? A: I believe we’ve seen one sell for $10 to $12 – not much – but that’s just an oddball thing. Who the heck would think that it would be selling on eBay!

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Planning Director resigns Cole wins praise as “a great asset,” but leaves after just 14 months on the job By Mark E. Vogler


own Manager Scott C. Crabtree had visions of stabilizing the town’s Planning Department when he hired Stephen T. Cole to lead it last fall. “He’s going to be a great asset for Saugus,” Crabtree told The Saugus Advocate in assessing Cole’s potential impact on the community shortly after his hiring. “And his qualifications will help serve the goals and vision for planning and economic development,” Crabtree said. But in a recent development that local officials view as a crushing blow to the town’s efforts to stabilize the Planning Department, Cole gave notice of his departure after just 14 months on the job. Crabtree issued a brief statement to The Saugus Advocate yesterday, expressing his appreciation for Cole’s contributions to the town despite his short stay. “The Town of Saugus was fortunate to have Stephen Cole relocate to this area from Hartford, Connecticut and contribute his experience and knowledge to our Planning and Development Department and the Town,”Crabtree wrote in an email to the paper. “We are grateful for his time here in Saugus and wish him well with his next endeavor,” he said.

A SETBACK FOR SAUGUS: This week’s departure of Planning Director Stephen T. Cole was viewed with disappointment by town officials. Planning Board Chair Peter A. Rossetti, Jr. called it “disheartening,” noting that Cole has only been working for the town for about 14 months. (Saugus Advocate file photo by Mark E. Vogler)

at the forefront of economic development in Hartford, Conn. and Springfield, Mass. – communities with four to five times more people than Saugus. In an interview with The Saugus Advocate last year, he said he decided to take the municipal skill set he developed in those two citA big city background Cole, 35, spent the first 11 ies and apply them on a much years of his professional career smaller scale in a town of about


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Veterans Cemetery lot, I’m in the process of raising money to restore the Civil War lot to the same level as the other lots. The major projects in this lot are: 1) to replace the 26 marble headstones which after 150 years are worn and not readable and 2) to install protective granite curbing around the lot. Despite having a very successful fundraising raffle earlier this year, I still do not have the necessary funds to complete the above projects. So, again, I am asking for your assistance to help me complete this work. If you would like to contribute (no amount is too small), checks payable to “Civil War Restoration” can be mailed to me at 26 Waban St., Saugus MA 01906. Once again, I would like to thank you for your past generosity. Sincerely, Gordon Shepard Volunteer Vietnam War Veteran

SHOWDOWN | from page 1 or appointed capacity is an honor, not a right to exhibit inexcusable, aggressive and threatening behavior like Mr. Michael Coller,” she wrote. The two correspondences were among several received by Crabtree and selectmen, along with screenshots of Coller’s writings on social media. “These threats and social media posts were directed at elected officials and a town employee. I am attaching his social media posts for your review, as some are beyond disparaging. Additionally, he filed what I be-

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Ten new voting machines – one in each of the town’s 10 precincts – were used in last week’s elections. Town Clerk Ellen Schena said the machines had been tested in advance and said there didn’t appear to be any problems. But Riley said some of the feedback she received from voters indicated there may have been some issues that warrant a review.“I had several voters from several precincts telling me that they had trouble feeding the ballot into the machine, that one had jammed and needed to be rebooted,” Riley said. “However, not witnessing these incidents, I cannot confirm. But I do believe

these people’s concerns. There is no reason not to.” There were 5,193 blanks in the selectmen’s race out of the 20,298 votes cast overall – slightly more than a ratio of one of four votes that didn’t go to any candidates. Blanks are primarily the result of voters who vote for less than the number of open seats because they don’t feel comfortable voting for candidates they are unfamiliar with and prefer not to elect somebody they don’t know anything about. Some voters may also decide to engage in “bullet voting” – a


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RECOUNT | from page 8 strategy in which they only select one or a few candidates, instead of voting for as many candidates as there are open seats on the ballot. They believe this gives the candidates they support an edge over the field. “The blanks are concerning, but from the 2015 election there were as many blanks,” Riley said. “But if there were that many, perhaps if the circle was not colored in and rather a check or “X,” who would know whether it was counted or not.” Riley appeared upbeat, yet realistic about the potential for a reversal of the election outcome. “As I have stated from the beginning of my campaign, transparency is very important,”Riley told The Saugus Advocate. “So I guess

VERIFYING THE VOTES: Candidate Corinne R. Riley planned to file a formal petition today, requesting a recount of the votes cast for the Board of Selectmen in last week’s town election. She finished sixth among nine candidates running for the five seats – just 16 votes behind fifth-place finisher Mark D. Mitchell. (Saugus Advocate file photo by Mark E. Vogler)

I’m optimistic in the fact that if there were problems with the process, this is the one way that the voters will know the process was not flawed, and if it was, it will be corrected.” “Everyone I spoke to – and the response of collecting signatures – I know it is the conscientious thing to do. Since the last recount changed the outcome by 6%, and this is less than 1%, I think it’s important to recount to ensure that the will of the voter is clear,” she said. Riley continued to work on her recount petition yesterday, although she had until today to meet the filing deadline at the Town Clerk’s Office. Board Chair Debra C. Panetta and her colleagues – Jeffrey V. Cicolini, Jennifer E. D’Eon, Scott A. Brazis and Mitchell – retained their seats in last week’s town elections.

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Brew Zone opens on Route 1 New business gives people a chance to make their own beer or wine By Mark E. Vogler


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building that he leases at 135 Broadway in the southbound lane of Route 1. The building previously housed American Patriot Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. Parece, who has three people working with him parttime, said he’s been dabbling with home brewing for more than 15 years. He said his business caters to potential clients who share his passion or want to learn how to make their own beer or wine. “There’s nothing within 40 miles of us. The closest ones are in Nashua, N.H., and Natick,” Parece said. “What brought me to Saugus was the location: there’s plenty of traffic. I certainly didn’t want to locate downtown … where nobody knows you are there,” he said.

NEW BUSINESS ON ROUTE 1: Brew Zone opened last week at 135 Broadway, giving customers a unique chance to make their own beer or wine.

Six different recipes Brew Zone is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Eventually, he said, he hopes to open on Friday nights, once the word gets out about his business. “It all came together about a year ago … I already have four dozen recipes and I have another two dozen recipes that I have not posted yet – anything from ales to stouts. Whatever beer style you like, I’ve got a recipe for it. If I don’t, I’ll get it. Somebody asked me for a German Kölsch. I didn’t have it, but I went out and got it,” he said. “At this business, I get all kinds. I get the 22 to 23 year olds who think it’s cool. Last week, I had two fathers and sons that did it together. Most of them were first times. There’s no particular age limit on this venture – as young as 23 and as old as 68,” he said.

Parce said he and his father, Warren J. Parece, have run a starter and alternator shop on Tremont Street in Melrose for many years. “I’m at the stage in my life where I want to make a little money and have some fun. I don’t expect to get rich off of it,” Parece said. “It’s more of a late afternoon into the night business, and then on weekends during the day,” he said. With the yellow caution sign as a business logo attached to the front door, Brew Zone caters to anyone driving down Route 1 who might have a thirst for home brew. There is no food, alcohol or bar sales on premises. “It was tough picking a name that identifies what I’m trying to do … I still get mixed reviews about the name I chose – everybody has got their own ideas, you know,” Parece said.

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“I think he tried to do a lot while he was here. He was trying to make the Planning Department much more integrated with some of the other departments in town. I think he was very dedicated,” he said. But Rossetti also speculated that “commuting may have taken a toll on him,”suggesting that Cole may have decided a long drive from his home to Saugus may have influenced his decision to find another job.

Departure hinders planning progress It’s not clear where Cole lives and where he will work next. Meanwhile, Cole’s departure hinders some of the progress the town has been making in the area of planning over the past year, according to Rossetti. “We have been looking at some major development along Route 1 and potential projects at the shopping center [Square One Mall]. There are lots of things happen-

ing,” Rossetti said. With plans to build a new Middle School-High School at the current site of Saugus High School off of Route 1, community and business leaders have been mulling over potential uses for sizable vacant space at the mall, he said. One possibility that’s been discussed was augmenting the new school with “a vocational component” at the mall. Perhaps several hours a week, making use of the available space at less expensive rate, he said. “He was really excited about the idea

of the school and making use of that extra space that’s available at Sears,” Rossetti said. Tom Traverse, chairman of the Town Manager’s Economic Development Committee, said he was surprised to learn about Cole’s resignation. But Traverse also expressed confidence that the Planning Department would continue to function without Cole. “Until a replacement is found, the department is still in good hands with Krista,”Traverse said, referring to Krista Leahy, who was hired last year as the

Page 11 town planner. Crabtree had created the twoperson office to fill the void left early last year with resignation of Robert Luongo, the town’s economic development officer. Luongo resigned to accept the planning director’s position in Weymouth. Cole was making $82,400 as the town’s planning and economic development director. Leahy said this week that she and Cole shared some equal duties, which should help make the transition easier.

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position. Fascism at the least, Communism at the best. My intellect and knowledge of the ‘inner circle’ of Saugus has caused me personal and professional harm. My dedication to our town has ‘upset the apple cart’ and apparently some folks feel nervous that ‘things’ may be ‘interrupted.’ Furthermore, the person generating the impetus of this ‘crusade’ motivated a family member to verbally attack me on election night in public for absolutely no reason,” Coller wrote. “Also, it should be noted that I was aggressively confronted by another Selectman that same evening at their request. Creatively, this individual orchestrated a sinister ‘social me-

dia’ character ‘assassination’ encouraging folks to submit electronic complaints to our Town officials,” he said. “Lastly, my complaint against a Selectman for harassment that was investigated by police and deemed unfounded is surely a factor. My Campaign strategy has exceeded all my expectations. What is hidden inside the chambers of our town government that causes such fear of an outsider? Therefore and with that said, I am resigning from the Library Board of Trustees.” In closing, Coller thanked his supporters and vowed “See you in 2019!” – indicating he will be a candidate for selectman again in that year’s town elections.

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Saugus Veterans Council Hosts Veterans Day Parade

Commander Frank Manning Post 210 and State Rep Donald Wong.

The Saugus High School Marching Band.

Juliana and Nicholas Amoroso check out their Grandfather’s name on the wall.

Frank Gordon, Stanley King and Bill Doucette.

Saugus Police Honor Guard.

DAV Commander Chapter 115 Pack 62 Cub Scouts, Brandon Hiduchick, John McGinn Charlie DiMare. and Kevin Kennedy. Lilah and Sophia Doucette.

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State Representative RoseLee Vincent with School Committee members Liz Marchese and Linda Gaieski. Captain Steve Castinetti starts the ceremony with the JROTC Lynn English Honor Guard.

Special guest Catherine Parotta sang the National Anthem.

Keynote speaker, Lt. Col. Mary McKenzi spoke on “women in the military”.

Gunner McDonald is an All– American. Chaplin Bob offers the opening prayer.

New names of the wall in Veteran’s Park, Viet Nam vets, Dan Nelson and William Doucette, Global War on Terrorism, Keith McDonald and Mark Michaud. (Advocate photos by Al Terminiello)

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mistakes didn’t hurt us. You talk about sudden changes all the time in football, so when you turn the ball over you need to be ready for the next play.” Saugus took a 21-0 lead into halftime, keeping the Lowell offense off the board until they finally broke through on a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns. Ricky Martinez and Christian Correia both had two touchdowns, on the run and in the air, respectively. Martinez opened the scoring with a six-yard rush in the first quarter. Quarterback Mike Mabee connected with Correia via a 20-yard pass to make it 14-0 at the end of the first. Marvens Jean chipped in with an 18-yard rush into the end zone just before halftime. Nick Sanderson had an 18-yard touchdown run of his own in the third, making it 28-0. Though Greater Lowell

scored twice in the final quarter, so did the Sachems. Mabee first found Correia off a twoyard pass before Martinez iced the game with a 47-yard touchdown run. With his performance, Mabee tied Saugus’s single-season touchdown record – 18 – and is in good shape to break the record on Thanksgiving. Mabee was 12 for 17 with over 200 yards in the air and three touchdown passes. Nalen, who is in his first year as coach of the Saugus football team, is already prepping for a Thanksgiving clash with Peabody. “We’ve seen a ton of film on them,” said Nalen. “They’re well coached – coach Bettencourt has done a great job – they’re tough and hard-nosed. It will be a very physical game, and we have to prepare mentally and physically.”

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couple weeks ago Saugus High lost one of the most remarkable teachers it has ever had. Wellness teacher Veronica Flynn lost her battle with brain cancer. Although our community’s loss is a tragedy, I’m not here to tell a sad tale. Ms. Flynn was like a ray of sunshine, and that’s how people should remember her. She was friends with everyone, even the most disruptive ones in classes, and she genuinely supported people of the LGBTQ community and kids with mental illnesses.

She loved everyone and everyone loved her back. In honor of Ms. Flynn, students made a photograph collage for her. It has letters students had written to her after she went into the hospital. Some were funny, saying “thanks for not kicking us out.”Others were heartwarming. The Helping Hands club wrote “We couldn’t have asked for a better mentor. You always go above and beyond for us and we really appreciate everything you have helped us to accomplish. It couldn’t have been possible without you!!” The seniors also organized a Boston Brain

Tumor Walk to raise money for brain tumor research. The students involved made signs for Ms. Flynn, and it was a very emotional event. Ms. Lucier, another Wellness teacher at SHS, was very close to Ms. Flynn.“Kids loved hanging out in her room,” she said as she sat me down in the nurse’s office to talk.“What was so great about her was she helped kids find themselves. Like in Anime Club, nobody felt threatened when acting themselves around her. She was the missing piece of the


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OF SAUGUS By Mark Vogler are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this Here week in Saugus. A fun football night at Prince Pizzeria The seniors of the Saugus High School and Peabody High School football teams who will be clashing on Thanksgiving Day at Stackpole Field in Saugus shared a great event this past Wednesday. Former New England Patriot Peter Brock gave an entertaining talk to the players who were guests at an annual dinner co-sponsored by the Saugus and Peabody Lions Clubs. Brock, a great offensive lineman who played a dozen years for the Patriots, was on the 1985 AFC Championship team that went onto to its first Super Bowl appearance (1986), losing to the Chicago Bears. We’ll have some stories and photos on Brock and the pre-Thanksgiving meal in next week’s paper, which will come out on Wednesday instead of Friday. I was hoping to chat with Brock after his talk. But he apparently slipped out the side door after deciding to not hang around and answer questions. If I had the chance I would have talked to him about New England’s great victory in the AFC Championship Game -- which I personally witnessed down in Miami. I was fortunate to land a pair tickets and watch that game, while working as a reporter for the nowdefunct Hollywood Sun-Tattler in Broward County, Fla. And after watching New England win, I joined a bunch of Pats fans on the Orange Bowl field, celebrating with the team. I had a Pats banner which several New England players signed, including Brock. The Patriots won 31-14, breaking an 18-game losing streak in the Orange Bowl. I would have enjoyed talking to Brock about the day the Pats “Squished the Fish.” Annual SHS Football and Cheer Pancake Breakfast If you love pancakes and want to support your Sachems, here’s an event to mark down. Tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 18), from 8 to 11 a.m., check out the An-


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puzzle of this school and could reach all different kinds of students. She loved getting kids to learn new things. She was there to support all different realms of the school – drama fest, sports,

etc. – she was always there watching these events with the students because she genuinely loved being there with them.” Ms. Lucier added,“I remember the class of 2019 got a kick out of

nual SHS Football and Cheer Pancake Breakfast in the High School cafeteria. Admission is $5. Yes. “It’s a Great Day to Be a Sachem!” says the flyer being circulated by the Saugus High School Football Parents Association. For more details, call Jayne Mabee the association’s president at 781-520-1931. Turkey Trot at Breakheart Sunday Do you feel like getting some exercise and perhaps winning some turkey and other food in a raffle? Well, then why not join the runners, joggers and walkers who will be participating in the Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot at Breakheart Reservation Sunday. Come sign up at 9:30 a.m. and run in the race, which begins at 10 a.m. There’s a 3.1-mile run for those who want to get a workout and also a 3-mile-fun-run walk for those inclined for a more leisurely pace. It’s free. But if people are in the giving mood, they can bring canned goods or make a $10 donation to the Friends of Breakheart. Stop & Shop has donated the food for the raffle. The Friends of Breakheart and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation are sponsoring the event. Annual Food for Fines The Saugus Public Library wants to strike a deal with those readers who are procrastinating in paying their overdue fines. You can reduce the fines in return for donations of food which will be given to local food pantries. The standing offer from the Saugus Public Library Board of Trustees and staff is that your fine will be reduced by a dollar for each item donated. Food items that are needed include cereal, pasta, rice, tuna, dry milk, pancake mix, baked beans, baking mix, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit or juice, canned vegetables, canned or dry soups, macaroni and cheese dinners, instant potatoes, canned tomatoes or sauce and canned meat. Holiday trash/recycling delays The Town of Saugus announced yesterday that trash and recycling collection will run on a one-day delay on Friday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 25, due to the observance of Thanksgiving. Trash and recycling will not be collected on Thursday, Nov. 23,

her dressing up as Dory for Halloween one year. The costume had two faces, front and back, that showed how Dory could be all over the place. She related to Dory in a way and she loved making people laugh.” All in all, if you didn’t know who Veronica Flynn was before reading this article, then at least

Page 15 due to the holiday. Collection will then resume on a one-day delay on Friday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 25. The Compost and Recycling drop-off site will be open normal hours on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Town of Saugus would like to thank everyone for their cooperation. Please contact Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. Hey, SHS Class of 2007! Cassandra Anderson, the class Secretary for Saugus High School’s Class of 2007, wants classmates to know about their upcoming 10th reunion -- The event will take place on Nov. 25 from 6 pm-12:30 am at Opus Restaurant in Salem (Address: 87 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970). “Admission is free. Heavy appetizers will be served and all guests will receive drink tickets,”Cassandra told us. Time to vote for SHS Hall of Fame Do you know of a former Saugus High School athlete who deserves to be inducted into the Saugus High School Hall of Fame? Well, the nomination process has begun.


now you know that she was an with her parents and sister, and amazing, wonderful person that is a senior at SHS. She is the president of the SHS Book Club and we will all miss. her dream is to own a bookstore. She moved to Saugus from ReAbout the writer Sam Lopez has been reading vere when she was five and and writing since preschool. plans on moving to New HampShe has two cats and a dog and shire to complete her studies spends her free time reading, and become either a psycholowriting, and drawing. She lives gist or an English teacher.

Welcome to Spirit Week! By Jade Fernandes


his week is the start of Spirit Week, the best week of the school year. Tuesday students decorate their mentor room doors. Wednesday is Color Wars: Each grade wears a different color (freshman-orange, sophomore-purple, juniorsgreen and seniors-blue). Also

Wednesday is Powder Puff, a flag football competition for the girls of each grade. November 16 is jersey day, and each grade represents a different team (freshman-Celtics, sophomore-Bruins, juniors-Red Sox and Seniors-Patriots). There will also be a Lip Sync battle in the school’s auditorium. November 20 is Pajama Day

during school and dodgeball after school in the Towers gym. Last but not least is Color Day, which is everyone’s personal favorite end to this fun week. The whole school comes together and wears our school colors. There are skits, dance routines, pie-in-the-face contests and so much more. We are all so excited for this week!

DECORATED DOORS: Color was on full display during Spirit Week on the classroom doors at Saugus High School. (Courtesy photos to The Saugus Advocate)

About the writer Jade Fernandes was born in Melrose on May 8, 2003. When she was little she moved houses a lot, from Chelsea to Revere to Winthrop and then Saugus. She is currently 14 years old and attends Saugus High School as a

freshman. She is into traveling and rescuing animals. She is living with her mom, stepdad, her three siblings – Crystal, Anthony, and Guiliana – and her three pets: dog Tyson and cats Cinnamon and Sammy. She is into drawing and helping people.

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Anyone looking to nominate a former Saugus High athlete into the Athletic Hall of Fame can mail their nominations to: Saugus High School 1 Pearce Memorial Drive Saugus, MA 01906 Attention: Athletic Hall of Fame-Mike Hashem Or, you could also mail your nomination to: Don Trainer 5 Appleton Place Saugus, MA 01906 Nominations can also be emailed to: SaugusHSAthelticHOF@ Stay tuned for more details. “Broadhearth” Holiday Pop-up Shop and Open House The Saugus National Iron Works Historic Site will host“Broadhearth” Holiday Pop-up Shop and Open House, on Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here’s a chance to enjoy a special winter opening of the Iron Works House! Step back in time and enjoy light refreshments, early music, and shop Eastern National’s Pop-up Shop, “Broadhearth,” for unique items inspired by “Old America.” On Saturday only, from 10:00-11:00am, there will be a special playing of the Virginal -- a keyboard instrument of the harpsichord family -- by Francis Conover Fitch, a distinguished musician and teacher. This is a free event. No reservation required. For more information call 978-740-1650 or email Wheelabrator hearing on Nov. 30 A long-awaited public hearing on Wheelabrator Technologies’ plans for expansion of its ash landfill near the trash-to-energy site on Route 107 is set for Thursday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 PM at the Saugus High School Auditorium on Pierce Memorial Drive in Saugus. For people who want to submit written comments on the state Department of Environmental Protection’s draft decision must do so before 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1. Citizens can email comments to wheelabratorsaugus.massdep@ or mail to: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Northeast Regional Office, Solid Waste Management Section, Attention:

Mark G. Fairbrother, Chief, 205B Lowell Street, Wilmington, MA 01887 The draft decision is available for review at: https://www.mass. gov/service-details/wheelabrator-saugus-inc-ash-landfill-saugus. On Nov. 1, the DEP issued a Provisional Decision that would allow Wheelabrator Saugus to dispose an additional estimated 400,000 cubic yards of contaminated ash adjacent to the Rumney Marshes Area of Critical Environmental Concern for many more years to come, according to “A Community Alert,” issued by the Alliance for Health and Environment Issues Community on the state’s Provisional Decision to Allow Expansion Wheelabrator Saugus Ash Landfill. “Approving this expansion would expose people in Revere, Saugus and Lynn to another decade of public health risks associated with contaminated ash that goes along with operating this ash landfill,” said state Rep. RoseLee Vincent, D-Revere. “It is extremely important that anyone concerned about this expansion attend the public hearing and submit written comments to DEP to voice their concerns,” said Vincent. Members of the Alliance for Health and Environment are reviewing DEP’s provisional decision and will attend the public hearing and submit written comments aimed at protecting people and the environmental resources of the Rumney Marshes Area of Critical Environmental Concern. “Praying for our Adult Children” Series continues This note of interest for Saugus residents from Rev. Martha Leahy of the First Congregational Church UCC, 300 Central St., Saugus. Here’s a press release she passed onto us recently: “When children are small, parents seem to easily come up with ways to teach them lessons and act as their guides in life. “Things change dramatically when children become adults. “How or what can we say when we see them going down a destructive path?When their choices of friends and partners trouble us?When they can’t seem to find who they are and what they want to become? “Prayer is a way to ease our worries. In a five-part series, we will explore these topics and more.All parents, guardians and caregivers of adult children are welcomed to attend. Series co-leaders are Susan Finnegan, RN, Director of the HIV Clinic at Lynn Community Health Center and Rev. Martha Leahy, Pastor of First Congregational Church UCC in Saugus.Three sessions have

already been held. There will be two other Wednesdays -- Nov. 29 and Dec. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church UCC, 300 Central St., Saugus. “The building is entirely wheelchair-accessible.We welcome parents of LGBT adult children. We are non-judgmental and encourage those of all faiths and no religious affiliation to come.” For the first session, please bring a photo of one adult child. By the end of the sessions, participants will have learned five ways to pray for their adult children. Additional sessions may be added at the request of participants. For questions, call Rev. Leahy at 781-233-3028 or email her at Some Citizen Concerns With former School Committee member Peter Manoogian filing complaints for alleged Open Meeting Law violations pending, we repeat for the benefit of Saugus town officials (who often don’t seem to care about these matters), it might worth town legal counsel and the town manager’s office doing an audit of various boards in town to see if they are complying with the state Open Meeting and Public Records Laws. Besides Manoogian complaints, we’re already receiving emails from town residents

Theater Company of Saugus presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas”


he Theatre Company of Saugus (TCS) presents its holiday season show for 2017, including two short plays: “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” which is based on the Peanuts television special, and “A Christmas Carol – Readers Theatre,” which is based on the novel by Charles Dickens. There will be five performances on the first two weekends of December 2017. The opening is Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m., followed by a matinee on Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. The remaining performances are Friday and Saturday, December 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m. Performances are at the American Legion Post 210 (44 Taylor St. in Saugus). Tickets are now on sale. Tickets purchased at the door with cash or check are $20 for adults,

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or $18 for seniors, students and children. Tickets purchased in advance online with credit cards are only $17 for adults or $15 for seniors, students and children. For ticket sales, directions and more information about the show, see the TCS website at, email or call 781-816-7019. There will be a free preview of selected portions of the show on Friday, December 1 at the annual Tree Lighting festivities at Saugus Town Hall. The Saugus Tree Lighting festivities run from 5 to 8 p.m., and all activities are free. We are pleased to announce the talented cast; most are Saugus residents. Many of the kids in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” are veterans of the TCS summer Youth Theatre Workshop. Kyle Bernard plays Charlie Brown, Grace Antonelli is Lucy, Brooks

Workman is Linus and Dillon Bresnahan is Schroeder. Snoopy is portrayed by Paige McNeil, Sally by Kate Petipas and Pig Pen by Rylan Workman. Frieda is played by Caitlyn Muldoon, Violet by Gianna Ferace, Shermy by Tyler Desmond and Woodstock by Rhianon Brown. In “A Christmas Carol,” Jon Workman is featured as Scrooge. Actors playing multiple adult roles include Joshua Mele, Sherri Raftery and Kathy Rapino. The children’s roles are played by kids from the Charlie Brown cast. Both shows are directed by Stephen Russo. Damien LaCount is the stage manager. Amanda Allen is the choreographer. Sound design is by James Wlodyka, and lighting design is by Larry Segel. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is a play with music by Charles M.

Schultz and is based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson; stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer; by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson. Music and musical arrangements are by Vince Guaraldi. This production is presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library. About the Theatre Company of Saugus TCS was the recent recipient of two awards presented at the 2017 Annual Distinguished Awards and Special Honors (DASH) Gala of the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres (EMACT), which are like the local Tony Awards: Best Youth Actor in a Play and Best Fight Choreography. TCS, founded in 1968, is the community theatre serving Saugus,

Mass., and surrounding communities. Recent shows include“Jack the Ripper: The Whitechapel Musical,”“Nunsense II – The Second Coming,”“Lost in Yonkers,”“In/Out – A Mis-Cast Cabaret,”“Heathers the Musical,” “Urinetown,” “The Laramie Project,” “Nunsense – The Mega Musical,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,”“Clue – The Musical,”“The Underpants,”“Nuncrackers – the Nunsense Christmas Musical,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “Macbeth,” “[title of show],” “The Glass Menagerie,” “A Year With Frog and Toad,”“The Good Doctor,”“The Producers,”“Romeo and Juliet”and“You Can’t Take It With You.”The TCS summer Youth Theatre Workshop has produced a series of the junior musicals: “Honk! Jr.,”“Seussical Jr.,”“Once On This Island Jr.,”“Into the Woods Jr.,” “Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr.” and “Godspell Jr.”

starts and 6 relieve outings and was sent to the minor leagues to improve his delivery. Down in the minors the pitching coach Mel Queen discovered that Roy threw over the top at 95 mph and attempted to overpower the batters with straight ahead pitches. He taught Halladay to lower his arm to 45 degrees so he could throw pitches that sank and curved. By mid-season he was back in the majors, ending the season with a 5 and

3 record with a 3.19 ERA over 16 starts. In 2002 he finished with a 19–7 record with a 2.03 ERA and 168 strikeouts in 239.1 innings. He was selected to the American League All Star Team. His 2003 season was even better, with a 22–7 record and a 3.25 ERA in 266 innings. He walked only 32 and struck out 204 batters. Again a league All-Star, he won the Cy Young Award as the dominant pitcher that season. He was named the Sporting

News American League Pitcher of the year and the Baseball Prospectus Internet award. He was a league All-Star in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 211. He won the Cy Young Award in 2003 and 2010 and pitched a perfect game in 2010. Over his Toronto seasons he had a record of 148–76, a 3.43 ERA over 313 games, a walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) of 1.179 and 2117 strikeouts. In his four seasons with the Phillies, he had 55 and 29, ERA of

3.25, A WHIP of 1.119 and 622 strikeouts over 103 games. As a batter he had 34 hits in 275 at-bats. In the post-season he had a 3 and 2 record in the National League, started five games, pitched 38 innings and had an ERA of 2.37 and a WHIP of 0.737. Halladay pitched a post-season no-hitter on October 6, 2010, his second of that season. He will always be remembered as one of the great pitchers in Major League Baseball.

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Dear Savvy Senior, As a divorced woman, am I entitled to my ex-husband’s Social Security benefits? I was married for 14 years and would like to know how this works. Happily Divorced Dear Divorced, Yes, you may very well be eligible for divorced spouses Social Security benefits if you meet certain criteria. Here’s how it works. A divorced spouse can collect a Social Security retirement benefit on the earnings record of their ex-husband (or exwife) if you are at least age 62, were married for at least 10 years, are unmarried, and are not eligible for a higher benefit based on your own earnings record. In order to collect, your former spouse must also be at least 62 and eligible for Social Security benefits. But, he doesn’t have to be receiving them in order for you to collect divorced spouse’s benefits, as long as you’ve been divorced for at least two years. Even if your ex is remarried, it won’t affect your right to divorcee benefits, nor will it affect your ex’s retirement benefits or his current spouse’s benefits. Benefit Amount A divorced spouse can receive up to 50 percent of their ex’s full Social Security benefit, or less if they take benefits before their full retirement age – which is 66 if you were born between 1943 and 1954. To find out your full retirement age and see how much your benefits will be reduced by taking them early see Keep in mind though, that if you qualify for benefits based on your own work history, you’ll receive the larger of the two benefits. You cannot receive benefits on both your record, and your ex’s work record too. To find out how much your retirement benefits will be, see your Social Security statement at And to get an estimate of your ex’s benefits, call Social Security at 800-772-1213. You’ll need his Social Security Number to get it. Divorced Survivor You also need to know that if your ex-spouse dies, and you were married for 10 or more years, you become eligible for divorced survivor benefits, which is worth up to 100 percent of what your ex-spouse was due. Survivor’s benefits are available to divorced spouses as early as age 60 (50 if you’re disabled). But, if you remarry before 60 you become ineligible unless the marriage ends. Remarrying after age 60 will not affect your eligibility. Also note that if you are receiving divorced spouses benefits when you ex-spouse dies, you will automatically be switched over to the higher paying survivor benefit. Switching Strategies Being divorced also offers a switching strategy that can help boost your benefits if you were born on or before Jan. 1, 1954. Here’s how it works. If you worked and are eligible for benefits on your own earnings record, you could file a “restricted application” with Social Security at age 66 to collect a divorced spousal benefit, which is half of what your ex gets. Then, once you reach 70, you stop receiving the exspousal benefit and switch to your own benefit, which will be 32 percent higher than it would have been at your full retirement age. Unfortunately, as a result of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, this option is not available if your birthday is Jan. 2, 1954 or later. Divorced widows (and widowers) also have switching options regardless of your birthday. If, for example, you are currently collecting Social Security retirement benefits on your own record, and your ex-spouse dies, you can switch to survivor’s benefits if the payment is larger. Or, if you’re collecting survivor’s benefits, you can switch to your own retirement benefits – between 62 and 70 – if it offers a larger payment. For more information visit, or call 800-772-1213. 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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hanksgiving Day is probahave a strong role on the hol- 6. A Beautiful tray of colorful bly the most beloved holifruit will be a refreshing addiiday table or party. day of the year. We all buy into tion to the table as well. • Fruits and vegetables add the messages of the advertiscolor, flavor, texture and are ing world of the perfect turkey rich in water content which or dessert or how to wow your can help satisfy hunger. guests this season. Yet as we imagine this perfect Thanksgiv- 3. Eat until comfortably full and not “stuffed” ing Day and upcoming holiday season, most can’t avoid the di- 4. Keep alcohol intake in moderation at all times as it is high lemma of this food emporium in calories. and the “fear” of the weight gain 5. Add fat, sugar and salt only due to excess indulgences. to enhance the flavor of the Many times this holiday dinatural food and not to overlemma can bring on unneceswhelm it. sary stress. Banish this stress • Casseroles and mixed dishby sticking with the old adage No need to stress over gaines can be easily modified. “slow and steady wins the race”. • Desserts such as pies and ing weight during the holidays. The most recent Dietary Guidecakes don’t have to be When it comes to our health lines for Americans emphasized drowned in lots of creams including a healthy weight a building a healthy eating patand sauces. Just serving healthy pattern is a winning tern. This pattern can be dethem ‘a-la mode’ with a combination. It allows for enjoyscribed as the combination of small scoop of vanilla ice ing the “occasional indulgence” foods and beverages that make cream can make any des- and keeps us in great shape to up the food you eat over time. appreciate all that we have. sert delectable. Indulging in a rich dessert or buttery mashed potatoes at one meal would not have much of Anna Tourkakis is a nutrition consultant and founder of Eating on impact on your weight. AcFrom Within Nutrition, specializing in nutrition and healthy eating tually, one Thanksgiving meal lifestyle presentations. and can be most likely will have little impact reached at T. 781 334-5782 on your overall health. Poor eating habits over time on the other hand can be problematic. Healthy eating habits to prevent holiday weight gain: 1. Enjoy every bite of your meal • Eat the foods you really want – no need to eat everything on table. • No need to eat food just because it’s there. Save a portion for another day. 2. Yes, fruits and vegetables can



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Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of November 6-10. PARKING FOR VETERANS (H 2763) House 156-0, approved and sent to the Senate a bill requiring all cities and towns to designate a parking space, for veterans only parking, during regular business hours at the city or town hall. The city or town would also erect and maintain a sign designating the space as follows: “Veteran parking only. This space is reserved for those who have served.” Supporters said this is a small but important way to honor all the veterans who have served this nation. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. RoseLee Vincent Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes CHECKOFF ON TAX RETURN FOR VETERANS (H 1948) House 155-0, approved and sent to the Senate a bill allowing cities and towns to designate a check-off box on municipal tax bills or motor vehicle excise tax bills on which taxpayers can make a voluntary contribution to a new Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Celebration Fund. The money from the fund would be used by local communities for the restoration of monuments and other activities that honor the contributions and sacrifices of veterans living there. The donation would be paid in addition to the tax owed. Supporters said this voluntary donation would go to local projects that will honor veterans. They noted that this is not unprecedented because state tax forms currently have a checkoff option for donations. In 2016, the funds went to groups including Mass. Military Family Relief $237,922; Homeless Animal Prevention and Care $336,077; Endangered Wildlife Conservation $186,305; Organ Transplant $108,363; Massachusetts AIDS $89,804; and Massachusetts U.S. Olympics $40,562. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. RoseLee Vincent Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes FREE CONTRACEPTION (H 4009)

House 140-16, approved and sent to the Senate a bill designed to ensure free access to FDA-approved methods of birth control for women in Massachusetts. The measure allows women to get a 12-month supply of a contraceptive of their choosing after an initial 3-month prescription and mandates coverage of emergency contraception at pharmacies without a copayment or a new prescription. The proposal was filed in response to President Trump’s executive order that exempts a wide range of employers from the requirement that they offer birth control to their employees without co-pays or deductibles. The bill exempts church or qualified church-controlled organizations who would be allowed to opt out of the requirement. A Center for Health Information and Analysis report said the bill’s mandates will cost the health care system between $1.9 million and $5.7 million annually over the next five years, and will add between 84 cents and $2.40 to the annual premium by for a Massachusetts subscriber. “Today, the Massachusetts House of Representatives made clear that birth control access is not up for debate in Massachusetts,”said Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, president of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts. “While the Trump Administration is laserfocused on making it harder for people to access the care they need, Massachusetts is stepping up to protect the health and well-being of its residents by passing the ... bill and keeping birth control affordable and accessible. “This coercive measure burdens the consciences of Catholics and other pro-life citizens by forcing them, at an expanded level, to subsidize practices which they find morally objectionable.” responded Catholic Action League Executive Director C.J. Doyle.“Our constitutional tradition requires a ‘reasonable accommodation’for citizens’sincerely held religious beliefs. This absolutist legislation affords no such accommodation and is an affront to the beliefs of many in the state.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.)

HEALTHCARE CHANGES (S 2022) Senate 33-6, at 11:59 p.m., last Thursday, approved and sent to the House a complicated 100page bill making changes in the state’s health care system. Toward the end of debate, the Senate added an amendment that would require a study of how the costs of a single-payer health care system would compare to the state’s actual current health care spending. If the single-payer system would have cost less than the current system, the center would be required to submit a proposed single-payer health care implementation plan to the Legislature for consideration. “The bill is really about the consumers and doing everything we can to make health care affordable to consumers,” said Sen. James Welch (DSpringfield.) “My big concern about the Senate health care bill is that it doesn’t save the state any money,” said Gov. Charlie Baker. “One of the things we tried to do with our bill is ensure we continue to cover everybody in the commonwealth and maintain the success we’ve had as almost a virtually fully insured commonwealth. But at the same time recognizing and appreciating that if we don’t do some things to change the way our system operates, we put education spending at risk, we put transportation spending at risk, we put general local aid to cities and towns for public safety and fire protection at risk.” “I understand the governor’s concerns,”Welch said.“He comes from the healthcare industry, comes from the insurance industry, and I’m sure obviously still has relationships in the healthcare industry that would make him concerned or that members of the healthcare industry might be concerned about. But I think the way we approached this bill is really to focus on the consumer.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Thomas McGee Yes

and noted that some hospitals and providers might not be able to get the information so quickly. (A “Yes” vote is for providing the information prior to the admission, procedure or service. A “No” vote is for allowing two working days to get the information.) Sen. Thomas McGee No CHECK ELIGIBILITY FOR MASSHEALTH (S 2202) Senate 10-28, rejected an amendment that would require the state to conduct regular checks on MassHealth recipients to determine if they are still eligible for the program. MassHealth is the state’s Medicaid program that provides health care for low-income and disabled persons. Checks would include receiving and requesting information from the Lottery, Unemployment Office and Department of Transitional Assistance (Welfare Department) to see if the financial situation of the MassHealth recipient has improved to the point where the person is no longer eligible for MassHealth. Amendment supporters said this will help ensure that ineligible people do not remain on the plan. Amendment opponents said MassHealth already conducts eligibility checks. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it.) DO NOT LIST EMPLOYERS (S 2202) Senate 5-32, rejected an amendment that would strike a provision that requires the state to compile and release an annual report identifying the 50 employers with the highest number of workers who get MassHealth. Amendment supporters said this “name and shame” idea is a cheap shot. They noted that prior to Obamacare, the state did not allow income-eligible employees to go on MassHealth. The state has since reversed its policy and now allows these employees to opt into MassHealth. This has led to a migration of many employees to MassHealth, a move over which employers have no control. Amendment opponents said compiling the list is simply a way to get more data to count how many people with access to employer-sponsored health insurance are instead enrolling in MassHealth. They argued this will allow the state to continue working toward its goal of making sure people are insured and have access to quality care. (A “Yes” vote is for striking the requirement of the list and therefore against the list. A “No” vote is for the list.) Sen. Thomas McGee No

DISCLOSE CHARGES IN ADVANCE (S 2202) Senate 12-26, rejected an amendment that would require hospitals and health care providers to disclose to the patient the cost of an admission, procedure or service prior to the event. The amendment would replace a section that gives the hospital and providers two working days after the request to give patients the information. Amendment supporters said this gives more power to patients to make informed choices. Amendment opponents said the amendment goes too far STUDY SINGLE PAYER

HEALTH CARE (S 2202) Senate 35-3, approved an amendment that would require the state’s Center for Health Information and Analysis to study whether a single-payer health care system would have cost less than the actual health care expenditures in the state, which is estimated to be $59 billion in 2016. Single payer health care is described in the amendment as “a system that provides publicly financed, universal access to health care for the population through a unified public health care plan.” If the single-payer system would have cost less than the current system, the center would be required to submit a proposed single-payer health care implementation plan to the Legislature for consideration. Amendment supporters this amendment does not create and implement single-payer health care but would simply leave all options open and give the Legislature the information it needs to consider a single-payer system sometime in the future. Amendment opponents voiced concerns about the possible cost of a single-payer system, saying by some estimates it could double the state’s health expenditures. Some said the last thing they want is for the government to be running the entire health care system. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Thomas McGee Yes ACTION PLAN IN RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE (S 2196) Senate 38-0, approved and sent to the House a bill requiring the state, led by the secretaries of energy and environmental affairs and public safety, to study, create and implement a comprehensive adaption management plan (CAMP) to protect and ensure the preservation, protection and restoration of the state’s “built and natural environment” from the risks of climate change. The plan would be updated every five years. Supporters pointed to the flooding and massive damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and other disasters. They argued the state must prepare in advance and be proactive and not just reactive to similar threats and disasters. “If gone unchecked, severe weather will wreak immense havoc on Massachusetts,” said Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton). “An adaptation plan must be codified in statute to protect our economy, public health and built and natural infrastructures. We can make our communities more resilient to the harmful effects of climate change by using our unique system of feder-


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an organ donor and through her kindness, several thankful recipients will be able to start their new lives, carrying on a piece of Lindsey with them forever. Even though her time on Earth was short, she was able to touch and enrich so many people’s lives with her love that she showed to those who were lucky enough to have had the

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known as what? 11. Only the U.S.A. celebrates Thanksgiving. True or false? 12. What Brit said, “Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food”? (Hint: initials AH.) 13. On Nov. 22, 1819, Mary Ann Evans was born in Warwickshire, England. What was her pen name? 14. What is mushing also known as? 15. Who authored “Measure for Measure”? 16. Jackpot, Santa Claus and Kickapoo are names of U.S. cities. True or false? 17. What comic 1971 movie was based on the book “I’m Giving Them Up for Good”? 18. What artist said, “All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow”? (Hint: initials GW.) 19. On Nov. 23, 1903, what Italian singer made his American debut? 20. Are all turkeys “gobblers”?

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No House session THURS.NOVEMBER 9 No Senate session House11:07 a.m. to11:36 a.m. Bob Katzen organize for survival. This is the Senate 11:15 a.m. to11:59 welcomes feedback at fifth time the Senate has sent re- p.m. FRI.NOVEMBER 10 siliency legislation to the House, and it is high time that these protections make their way to the EXPERIENCED AUTO MECHANIC WANTED governor’s desk.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Full-time Auto Mechanic with minimum of 3 years Sen. Thomas McGee Yes HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of November 6-10, the House met for a total of six hours and 31 minutes and the Senate met for a total of 18 hours and 18 minutes. MON.NOVEMBER 6 House11:04 a.m. to11:48 a.m. Senate 11:07 a.m. to11:52 a.m. TUES. NOVEMBER 7 House11:03 a.m. to11:17 a.m. No Senate session WED.NOVEMBER 8 House10:01 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. Senate 11:06 a.m. to 4:35 p.m.

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Ayala, Felipe

Sunnyside Park RT

Ohearn, John F

43 Sunnyside Park



$383 000,00

Deon, Richard A

Ricciardi, Dolores

17 Davis St



$415 000,00

Flores, Santos

Rafferty, Mark A

82 Hurd Ave



$415 000,00

Palencia, Elmer N

Palmariello, Clementino

3 Rockland Ter



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Palencia, Rilam H

Palmariello, Silvana


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