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WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES: The organizers who planned the First Annual Saugus Ride relax later at the back of O’Brien’s Pub in Lynn. They include, in the front row, Anne Blake, and in the rear row, left to right: Kevin Raiche, Karlene Fleuriel, Dana Gould, Ellen Stead, Bob Stead, Tammy Surette. (Saugus Advocate photos by Mark E. Vogler)

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communities and ended with a cookout and party at O’Brien’s at Saugus High School, weaved through several North Shore Pub in Lynn, not far from the Saugus/Lynn line. “We raised a little bit of money, but raised a lot of awareness. It’s not about the money, when all is said and done. I hope we broke even. It was not about the money, but the joy of the ride and the awareness about the disease of addiction. And a lot of people know we need to do something before it gets worse,” he said. Lost loved ones RAISING AWARENESS: Saugus residents Joe Barressi, Michael Gould and a handful of Sau- Coller and John O’Brien outside of O’Brien’s Pub in Lynn. O’Brien, the pub owner, hosted a party for participants and supporters of the First Annual Saugus Ride, a benefit ride held last Saturday to raise youth awareness about the dangers of substance abuse.

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gonians who organized the ride agreed that whatever money it raised would go toward support of local education and youth awareness. Ride participants and those who attended the cookout at O’Brien’s said they were thinking about family and friends they lost to drug addiction. “I lost my best man,” Bob Stead of Saugus said. “They had a 50th birthday planned for him, but he never lived to see it. He OD’d at 49. He was from Everett,” Stead said. Stead and his wife Ellen didn’t participate in the ride, but helped by working the grill. “One of the people I cooked with today lost a child in Saugus,” Ellen said, recalling the day. “It’s a sad situation. Every day, we get another phone call about another teenager or young adult that OD’d. It’s everywhere. These are good people, and they raise their kids well – good kids, good grades –and still they get hooked on it,” she said. “But today is also a celebration for people who got hooked and did get clean. They overcame their drug addiction. It is possible. So, it’s not the end of the world. You can get clean and you can have your life back. It’s a ton of work, but you can get through it,” she said. One Saugus resident, who is considering a campaign for local office this fall, called the cookout “a joyous, but somber celebration.”

“Opioid addiction is a problem we must battle as one,” said Michael A. Coller, a member of the Conservation Commission and the Saugus Public Library Board of Trustees. Coller, a possible candidate for selectman, said it’s an issue he believes more town officials should get involved with. Saugus resident John O’Brien, the owner of O’Brien’s, said about 135 motorcycle riders and other supporters showed up for the cookout. He said he was touched emotionally by some of the stories he heard. “I know five people who showed up here today who lost a family member to addiction,” O’Brien said. “I talked to them. They thought this was a great cause, but it was a little late in their own case. The effect of drugs on this country has been devastating. So, I think it’s one of the most worthy causes out there,” he said. Education for the young As a bar owner, O’Brien said, he’s a sounding board for families who are impacted by drug addiction. “I’ve been in the business for 26 years, and a lot of people have come to me crying. It’s sad what’s happened to this nation, especially if we can’t protect our future,” O’Brien said. “I’ve had a couple of family members – brilliant kids with careers in front of them – who

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An interview with recent Saugus High School graduate Max Hunt on his decision to become a U.S. Marine Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we sat down with Max Hunt, a 2017 Saugus High School graduate who on Monday (Aug. 14) headed to the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island, S.C. We met Hunt, 19, at the Saugus Italian American Club, where family and friends gathered last Saturday for a send-off party for the new Marine recruit. He spoke about his childhood aspirations of one day becoming a Marine and an ambition he’s had for as nearly as long to serve his hometown as a police officer after he completes his service duty. While at Saugus High, he was a starter on the varsity football team, where he played halfback on offense and cornerback on defense. He was also a member of the Sachems’ lacrosse team. He worked as a counselor for the Saugus Youth & Recreation Department. He was a volunteer at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Saugus. Max is the son of Christopher and Dawn Hunt. His father is the owner of Christopher Hunt Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Max has two brothers, Chris – a twin – and Jacob; two sisters, Madison and Sydney; and a niece, Mia. He will train as a

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that would be good for me. And when I thought about school [college], I didn’t think it was for me. I thought the military was always a good idea for me. Q: So, when did you decide officially it was going to be the Marines? A: I was pretty much set on it during my junior year [at Saugus High School]. Then I signed my senior year, in January. Then I picked my job. Q: So you decided you were going to go in the service. But what was the reason why you decided it would be the Marines? A: The Marines always stuck out to me. My pa [grandfather, Ellsworth M. “Sonny” Hunt] was in the Army. I thought about the Army, but the Marines stuck out for some reason. I always wanted to go there. This was something that I wanted to do ever since I was a kid. I used to watch Marine movies. Q: So your grandfather [Sonny Hunt] was in the Army? A: Yes. He was a paratrooper during the Korean War. He was a big reason why I wanted to be a Marine. Q: So where are you headed now? A: Two days from now – Monday, Aug. 14, I will be shipping out to South Carolina – to Parris

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routes I am undecided about. Q: So you are probably going to do four years in the Marines and then come back and try to get a college education and then go into law enforcement or government work of some kind? A: Yes. Either police or a government job or something like that. Q: Do you have any relatives in law enforcement? A: My Uncle, Timmy Fawcett, he’s a canine officer for Saugus Police Department. He’s retiring this year. Q: Anybody else?

A: No, not that I know of. Q: So, right now, you’re looking at four years in the service … A: Four active, four reserves, to come out for college, take the Civil Service Exam and move on from there. Hopefully, come back and serve Saugus. Q: So have you thought about being a police officer for a while? A: I’ve always had the plan to go into the military and come and become a police officer. That’s always been my thing. Q: So what’s the main draw for the service? Most kids graduating from high school don’t go into the service. They go to college.

A: I wasn’t big on school. I always felt like school wasn’t meant for me at this point in my life. And the service was, and that’s why I wanted to go there. Q: So you feel you will be a better student after the service? A: Yes, once it turns me into a man! Yes. I’ll be a better student after this. When I’m ready for college, I’ll study Criminal Justice and pursue that as a career. Q: So who is your idol? A: Definitely my parents. They got me through everything. They helped me pass school. My life is 10 times easier with them. My parents and Ms. Newbury. Q: Ms. Newbury is?

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A: She’s the fire chief’s wife [Nicole Newbury]. She helped me in school. She’s the reason why I passed math and pretty much all of my subjects. Q: She is a teacher? A: Yes. She always helped me

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A: No. I never really looked up to anybody like that. Q: So your heroes have always been your parents and others that help you in everyday life? A: Yes. As far as sports, though, I think Tom Brady is awesome. If anybody [was a national hero], it would be him. But I pretty much look up to my parents. They are my real heroes. Q: So what do you do when you are not working, playing sports or helping your family? A: When I’m not playing sports, I’m usually with my friends or on my motorcycle, so it’s either friends, family or motorcycle. Q: You got a Harley? A: No, I ride my dad’s Harley.

But I got a Yamaha. Q: How many years have you been riding it? A: Maybe two or three years. I grew up in Maine, riding dirt bikes, ski mobiles and all of that stuff with friends. Q: Any other hobbies? A: I have my little brother [Jacob]. And I have a twin brother [Chris]. He’s going to college. Q: And you’re pretty close to your twin brother? A: Yes, he played on the football team, too. We do stuff together and have the same friends. Q: So, what kind of reaction do you get from your classmates about going into the Marines?

A MARINE RECRUIT’S FAMILY: U.S. Marine Recruit Max Hunt, second from left, rear row, gathers with family outside the Saugus Italian American Club during a going away party last Saturday. Front row are Jacob, his youngest brother; and Mia, his niece. Left to right in the rear row, Chris, his twin brother; Madison, sister; Max; Sydney, his sister; and Christopher and Dawn, his parents.

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A: Most of my close friends – everybody that hung out with me – knew. And they wished me good luck. Q: What about other people? A: The other people – they are kind of shocked. Military is not a big thing to them. Q: But Marines, it seems like a cut above other branches in the service. It’s a big challenge. A: Yeah, it’s pretty hard, I guess. But once they heard about it, they were shocked. That was pretty much the reaction. So, I’m like the only one in my class who is going into the Marines, except for my friend, who is going in later. I know it’s going to be a challenge, but I’ll be up for it. But most of the folks who just found out about it are kind of shocked. Q: So, really, what’s the big draw, to be a Marine? A: I know it will be the best way for my career later, and it’s

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School committee members recently voted to restore the position to a full-time job. Bunnell had been athletic director for the North Middlesex Regional School District for about four years before resigning from the post earlier this summer. “Mr. Bunnell is an accomplished professional who brings a wealth of experience to the position,” declared a one-page statement issued by Hashem on Tuesday. “The Saugus Public Schools is confident that Mr. Bunnell will help our student-athletes achieve success both on and off the athletic fields.” “A strong education in the profession” Bunnell has an aggregate of eight years’ experience as an athletic director. He previously worked as athletic director at Marian High School. He began his career at Saint Peter-Marian Jr./Sr. High School, where he served as the assistant athletic director, a social studies/science teacher and a varsity boys soccer and junior high basketball coach, according to Hashem’s statement. “Beyond his professional experience, Mr. Bunnell has a strong education in the profession. He received his Master’s in Educational Leadership from Fitchburg State University,” the statement said. “He is one of only twentytwo athletic directors in Massachusetts to possess a Certified Master Athletic Administrator Certification from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA),” it continued. “Mr. Bunnell is a MIAA certified coach and coaching education instructor. He is a National Federation of High School Certified Interscholastic coach. He is an accredited Sports Field Safety Inspector through UBU Sports Turf. Mr. Bunnell is Dou-

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ATHLETICS | | from page 8 job of getting us statewide recognition. It’s the small things, over time, that go unappreciated though,” Murphy said. Bunnell said he received a job offer on Monday during talks with school officials and then went home to discuss it with his wife, Allison. They own a home in Leominster and have two young daughters: Gabrielle, six and a half, and Giuliana, two and a half. Late Monday night, he said, he decided to accept the position, then returned to Saugus on Tuesday to sign a three-year contract

for about $70,000-a-year. “It’s not a bad commute: It’s about 48 miles from Leominster,” Bunnell said, adding that he would consider relocating to Saugus in the future – but for now, Leominster. “I was steered here for a purpose,” Bunnell told The Saugus Advocate. “And Saugus is going to get everything I can offer and then some. I will do my best to make everybody proud of the decision they made.” Coaches helped make him a better AD

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this, there’s not going to be a future. We need to introduce kids early to the bads of what the drugs do – at the grammar school level. Call it ‘Scared Straight.’” School Committee Chairman Jeannie Meredith said she had planned to participate at the beginning of the ride, but illness kept her away. “On behalf of the Saugus School Committee, I would like to thank Dana Gould, the Saugus Ride Committee, The Town Manager Scott Crabtree, Youth and Rec director Greg Nicholas and all the people that came out on Saturday to support educating our youth

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versity. Gradually, his career evolved as a high school soccer coach. “When I was coaching, it was great to have 30 to 40 students in your program,” Bunnell recalled of his five years coaching varsity boys soccer at St. PeterMarian Jr./Sr. High School. But to have an impact on an entire

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Bunnell said. Bunnell said two veteran coaches at North Middlesex Regional School District were also instrumental in his success: long-time basketball coach Pat Murphy and veteran football coach Sandy Ruggles. “These two old coaches helped me and were very supportive … I learned a lot and gained a lot of experience to add to my tool

box, which is now here in Saugus,” Bunnell said. “But looking back, there are so many people who helped me along the way. My dad, when I was younger, taught me resilience – to fight through things. My father was a senior vice president at Framingham Co-operative Bank. He passed away when I was 24 and had a big influence on my career,” he said.

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illing the vacant athletic director’s position has been a contentious chore for Saugus Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr., especially with School Committee member Elizabeth Marchese one of the candidates. The interviewing process has caused acrimony on the School Committee in recent weeks, with Marchese trading accusations with some of her colleagues about the fairness and ethics of the process. But on Wednesday, after being approached by The Saugus Advocate, all five members were unanimous in their praise of newly-appointed Athletic Director James Bunnell. Here’s what each member had to say: Linda Gaieski: I am very impressed with Mr Bunnell’s credentials and experience as an athletic director. The fact that he is a certified teacher with a Master’s Degree in educational leadership is an additional benefit to the town. His additional certifications as a certified master athletic administrator as well as an MIAA certified

coach and coaching education instructor can only serve to enhance the athletic department. I wish Mr Bunnell great success as he transitions into his role as our new AD. I am expecting Mr Bunnell to  become an integral part of our mission to move the Saugus School System forward.   Arthur Grabowski: I think this guy’s credentials are fantastic. I haven’t had a chance to meet him yet. But looking at his resume, I think he’s highly qualified. And all the things that I was pushing for to be required in the job description, he has. I’m hoping he comes out to be a great find for this town. He’s got everything that you would want to see in an athletic director. If he succeeds, we all succeed. Peter Manoogian: He appears to have impressive qualifications and experience. I’m sure the superintendent was under enormous pressure on this appointment. But, he (Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr.) appears to have made a decision that supports student achievement. Overall, it’s a positive development and I’m looking forward

to seeing what he (Bunnell) can do. And, I’m confident that he will do the job, based on his background. Elizabeth Marchese: It is with great pleasure that we welcome James Bunnell in his position as Athletic Director for Saugus Public Schools. Given his credentials , education and experience I feel he will be an asset and positive role model to our student athletes. His leadership skills and philosophy seem to coincide with the direction we would like our athletic program to follow. As Chairman of the Athletic Subcommittee, the committee as a whole is looking forward to working with and collaborating with Mr. Bunnell in whatever capacity needed. School Committee Chair Jeannie Meredith: I have not had the opportunity to meet him yet. But I would like to welcome James Bunnell to Saugus and I look forward to working with him on the Athletic Sub Committee. He has a impressive resume and seems to share the same philosophy for our Saugus students.

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Spotlighting Saugus Success

Crabtree briefs selectmen on the accomplishments he’s overseen since becoming town manager that members would probably not be taking a vote. “I think Jeff should be involved,” he said, referring to Selectman Jeff Cicolini, who left the meeting early, complaining of illness. While most of the crowd left, several of Crabtree’s supporters from the School Committee and School Department hung

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own Manager Scott C. Crabtree set the stage for a more favorable review of his own contract Wednesday night when he gave selectmen a briefing titled “Creating Success for Saugus.” Crabtree, who met with selectmen for about a half hour in executive session for contract negotiations at the end of the meeting, presented a 15-page PowerPoint demonstration on the screen behind selectmen which highlighted “the priorities, objectives, accomplishments and successes of Saugus for the past fiveplus years” – overlapping the period he took charge of town government. A large contingent of school officials – including Saugus Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr. and three School Committee members (Chairman Jeannie Meredith, Linda Gaieski and Elizabeth Marchese) – attended to show their support for Crabtree. Some of them helped pass out printed copies of the PowerPoint report. Some of the members said they were there to support Crabtree, who is reportedly seeking a pay raise. Executive Director of Finance and Administration Pola G. Andrews and Saugus High School Principal Michael Hashem were at the meeting. “We’re trying to change Saugus so we have higher standards and higher expectations for the town,” Crabtree said of the PowerPoint presentation. The town manager credited a better working relationship between the town administration and the School Department and commended selectmen and School Committee members with working together in a more collaborative effort in recent years. “For over five years, Town Manager Scott Crabtree has worked alongside the Board of Selectmen and other Town officials and staff to ensure the dayto-day management and decisions are made in the best interest of the community and its residents, the report said. Crabtree noted that “it wasn’t

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long ago” when the town faced a $2 million deficit and had 20 layoffs of town employees and other fiscal problems. That was back in 2012 when he began as town manager. The report highlighted more than four dozen “accomplishments & successes.”They included the following: • Bond rating increased to AA+/Stable by S&P in 2016 – the highest in Saugus history. • The potential savings for taxpayers of $7.2 million estimated in borrowing for Middle-High School District Wide Plan that was approved by voters this summer. • An award of up to $65.1 million from the Massachusetts School Building Authority for the new Middle-High School that will serve students in grades 6 through 12. • A stabilization fund estimated at $6-million – the highest in Saugus history. • The development of financial management policies and practices that were lauded by the state Department of Revenue. • Expanded economic development opportunities achieved by amending Route 1 zoning. • Organized efforts to rebuild and design new parks and playgrounds. “That’s quite a lot of accomplishments,” Board of Select-

OLD SACHEM | from page 12 ans when the league officials vetoed a shift of the franchise to Minneapolis in 1957. In 1959 he became a part owner of the Chicago White Sox and served as Vice President and General Manager. That season the White Sox won their first American League pennant in 40 years. Hank later became an invest-

around in the auditorium during the executive session. Selectmen took no vote upon returning from the executive session and then adjourned at about 11:33 p.m. Crabtree was earning $128,378-a-year, according to salaries budgeted for the fiscal year that began July 1.

ment banker. In 2006 the U.S. Postal Service put out a stamp with the picture of Hank Greenberg. Baseball fans everywhere should acclaim Hank Greenberg as one of the best at his position and also for his religious courage in defeating racism in professional baseball.

men Chairman Debra Panetta said after Crabtree finished reading from the report while elaborating on significant strides that the town has made under his management. “It’s just amazing what we can accomplish with the town, with everyone working together. I truly believe we are moving forward,” she said. Selectman Mark Mitchell questioned the need to hold an executive session, given the lateness of the hour and the fact

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~ Letter to The Editor ~

I will not be “politically bullied” Dear Saugus Advocate Editor: man. My credentials listed in several recent forms of print As a perspective Selectman media speaks for itself. I’m sureCandidate, I will not be “politi- ly smart enough to know when cally bullied” by ANYONE in this a “washed up” fool is threatened town, country, hemisphere or by the new “pride.” You may have been elected universe. A former Selectman made three terms, but “failed to have the foolish remark to me that the fortitude” and was supI was “unqualified” for Select- pressed by this“small town”non-

sense. This is how I roll. I sleep at night you coward. Fact: I might be a “political novice” but “if you’re not on my side” you’re in my way. This is a founding and iconic quote that is a fundamental building block of Democracy which originated in our town by political “warriors.”

SAMUEL APPLETON OF IPSWICH SPOKE TO THE PEOPLE IN BEHALF OF THOSE PRINCIPLES WHICH LATER WERE EMBODIED IN THE DECLARATION OF INDE“APPLETON’S PULPIT IN SEP- PENDENCE.” TEMBER 1687 FROM THIS ROCK Michael A. Coller TRADITION ASSERTS THAT RECandidate For Saugus Board SISTING THE TYRANNY OF SIR EDMUND ANDROS MAJOR of Selectmen I’m now being “challenged” to exercise my right to “run” for office? “Stop your singing and start your swinging.”

No place for tattoos Selectmen reject special permit for tattoo business in Saugus Center despite public support By Mark E. Vogler

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opath Phing felt he had the crowd on his side Wednesday night as he sought a special permit from the Board of Selectmen to open a tattoo parlor at 314 Central St. And with 51 letters of support from residents who live near his proposed shop – and testimony from Saugus residents who advocated for him at the public hearing – Phing figured he had the board’s backing, too. Selectmen Jeffrey Cicolini and Mark Mitchell were vocal in their support. And fellow board member Jennifer D’Eon – who sports a tattoo – remarked, “I have no problem with tattoos.” But when it came time to vote, D’Eon joined Board Chairman Debra Panetta and Vice Chairman Scott Brazis in a 3-2 decision that dashed Phing’s dreams. “It’s unfortunate that Saugus will be losing a business oppor-

tunity here,”Phing’s lawyer, Scott Holmes, told the board before leaving the second floor auditorium of Town Hall. Phing, joined by his family and friends was visibly upset by the outcome. “I lost 13-grand [$13,000] on the building, which took me five years to save up,” Phing told The Saugus Advocate. “My whole life savings was on this. My next step, I guess, is to wait and save another five years,” said the Lynn resident, who has been doing tattoos for about 10 years. “The lady [D’Eon] said she supported me and then voted the other way when she saw how the two selectmen next to her [Brazis and Panetta] voted,” he said. In an interview later, D’Eon said she didn’t change her mind when it came time to vote. “Yes, I am in support of small businesses and I don’t have any issue with tattoos and tattoo par-

lors … I voted ‘No’ for a special permit at that location because I don’t think Saugus Center is the place for that kind of business,” D’Eon told The Saugus Advocate. “Special permits change the operation of a business indefinitely. If that tattoo parlor went out of business for any reason, the special permit remains in effect. Changing usage is something that we as a board are always concerned about,”she said. Overwhelming support, but ... Panetta stuck to the same position she took back in December of 2011 when another board voted, 5-0, against a special permit that would have allowed a tattoo shop at the same location. “I do not feel comfortable with a tattoo parlor in a residential center,” Panetta told her colleagues. Cicolini advocated vigorously in support of Phing. “I just don’t understand how we’re so rigid,” Cicolini said, while also empha-

sizing the public sentiments expressed about the project. “I don’t understand how 51 percent say ‘Yes’and two say ‘No.’ In addition, a number of residents attending the meeting spoke in favor of Phing’s request. Mitchell noted that he hadn’t received a single phone call from constituents who opposed the project. “I think we set a bad precedent tonight,”Mitchell said later in the meeting, expressing his dismay. He called the board’s vote “unbelievable.” In the end, the board sided with the minority viewpoint. “Having lived at 311 Central Street for the first 12 years of my life and as the current owner of the building, I do not think that a tattoo parlor is the image our community wants or needs,”Helaine Hazlett said in a letter she read to the board. “Saugus Center, historically, has been a respectable neighborhood where families reside, do their local errands and go to the dentist and other pro-

fessionals. Young people stop in for a pizza in the same block of stores of the proposed business and pass by on their way to the middle school and high school. In addition, the Saugus Iron Works is a United States Park Service National Landmark with thousands of tourists each year traveling through the Center to reach their destination,” she said. “Is a tattoo parlor what we want our neighbors and visitors to pass by? I, for one, do not,” she said. Cicolini suggested there’s a public misunderstanding about tattoo parlors.“These studios are going to be set up with private studios. They are not going to be on display … 2011 was just a different time,” he said. There were worse businesses that could be located in Saugus Center than a tattoo parlor, Cicolini said. If allowed on Central Street, the tattoo parlor would probably have “the best-looking facade,” he said.

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 18, 2017

THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS

By Mark Vogler

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ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus.

Citizen of the Week Great piece of work and citizen initiative by Tony Sorrentino, of Harrison Ave., who provided Saugus selectmen with some food for thought at Wednesday night’s meeting. Sorrentino did some homework on the Square One Mall, which was the subject of a public hearing for a proposed entertainment center on the second floor of the Sears building at 1325 Broadway. He requested public information from the Saugus Police Department for one year of recorded police service calls by the Saugus Police Department during the period ending July 31, 2017 at shopping centers and entertainment centers in town. Highlights of the report feature the Square One Mall, which has: 100 percent of the assaults with dangerous weapons. 100 percent of armed robberies 100 percent of unarmed robberies 75 percent of the vandalism 60 percent of the assault and batteries The point that Sorrentino was trying to make is that if you add that entertainment center in -- including a dining area and a bar area that serves beer and wine -- “this is a recipe for disaster. Take away the alcohol, Sorrentino said he thinks “it would be a pretty cool business.” “To take this business model … I think it’s more of a liability than asset,” Sorrentino told selectmen. A compelling presentation certainly had to influence selectmen’s urging Round One Entertainment, Inc., to withdraw its requests for a special permit for place of amusement and for a transfer of beer and wine license. Selectman Jeff Cicolini said he didn’t want to see any more strain on existing public safety. So, the board approved Round One’s request to withdraw without prejudice, giving the company to regroup and submit a plan that better considers the impact on public safety resources. Did you hear what they said? In case you missed it, there was a lot of noise at Wednesday night’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting. Too much noise, if you happened to be straining to hear the voices of selectmen that were for the most part drowned out the air conditioning system. A few of the folks who joined me in the front row of chairs on the left side of the room facing the Board of Selectmen, had moved up, hoping to hear more of the discussion. They would have been better off sitting at home to watch this meeting live instead of hanging out in the second floor auditorium of Saugus Town Hall were the acoustics aren’t that great anyway. Police Patrol Officers Union makes its points Officer William D. Cash of the Saugus Police Patrol Officers Union’s Executive Board got to get the final say during the regular meeting Wednesday night before selectmen voted to go into executive session. Cash went to the lectern to read a letter into the record. Let her rip: “Tonight we wanted to remind the Board of Selectmen and the citizens of Saugus that the Patrol Officers Union is 13 months without a contract. From the start of negotiations, the patrol union stated its desire to reach an agreement that fairly compensates our members for the difficult, often dangerous work we perform every day for this community. The patrol union’s proposals sought to align our compensation and benefits with those of other public safety unions in Saugus as well as ones in surrounding communities. That’s how you place on value on your work. The Patrol Union attempted to find creative solutions through collaborative interest- based bargaining. Throughout our negotiations with the town, we never gave up. We went to all bargaining sessions with an open mind and creative ideas and proposals. After negotiations failed, we filed for arbitration. Now a state arbitrator will ultimately decide the terms of a successor agreement and the men and women of Saugus Town Meeting will vote on whether or not to fund a decision once reached by the Joint Labor Management Committee. The evil that lurks in the world, our Country, our Commonwealth and our Town is greater now than it’s been in many, many years. The world is a more dangerous place to live in. The civil disorder

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that is flaring up throughout our country is making the jobs of law enforcement more dangerous than ever before. More closer to home we see that crime is on the rise, we’re dealing with a major drug epidemic, we’re dealing with more major incidents, and the overall need for law enforcement presence and intervention is greater now than it’s ever been. The citizens of this community need to decide what role the Patrol Officers will have in moving Saugus forward. Patrol Officers are the foundation of every Police Department. A Patrol Officer is the one coming to your home at 3 in the morning when you think someone broke in and is creeping around in your basement. A Patrol Officer is the one coming to your home when you or a loved one is having a heart attack. A Patrol Officer is the one coming to your house when your loved one is overdosing on heroin. Patrol Officers are driving around this community 24 hours a day doing their very best to keep you safe. The current starting salary for a Saugus Police Patrol Officer is $44,900. How can you recruit and retain highly qualified, educated Patrol Officers with a starting salary of $44,900? Not only does the Town have a vested interest in hiring highly qualified and educated Police Officers, but our members do as well. These are the people that we have to work with. We come before you tonight because we hear that you will soon be going into executive session to discuss compensation for the Town Managers position. A good manager, a good leader, they’d put their employees first. If one position in town is paid a fair and appropriate salary, then ALL positions in town should be paid a fair and appropriate salary. You can’t run the town on the backs of its employees. Madam Chair, members of the board. Thank you for your time.” Chill it, please I’m not sure who’s saying what about how in the most recent social media tweets regarding the athletic director’s position, which was filled this week by James Bunnell, but School Committee member Arthur Grabowski did offer some sage advice about this: “There have been some disparaging remarks about this guy on social media and he hasn’t even had a chance to get his feet on the ground yet,” Grabowski complained, without naming names. “Let’s give this gentleman an opportunity to succeed. I certainly want anybody to think that they’re going to run this guy right out of town. There have been nasty comments, calling him names. Well, I did get all give School Committee members on the record, praising the new athletic director and saying he has outstanding credentials. So, I have faith that every one of those committee members I heard from is sincere in their comments. Important dates for candidates If you are contemplating running for public office in the town’s 2017 election, or have already decided to run -- you might want to clip this information out and put it on your refrigerator. Nomination papers have already become available at the Town Clerk’s Office. The Board of Selectmen and the School Committee will each have five seats to be considered. Voters will also elect 50 Town Meeting members -- five in each precinct -- in the Nov. 7 election.

While the names of people candidates papers is of interest to a lot of folks, it really doesn’t mean much until people get the required signatures and return the papers to the town clerk. And they have until Sept. 19 to do that -- and that’s a long way off. Fifty certified signatures of registered voters are required for candidates for the Board of Selectmen, School Committee and the Housing Authority. New candidates for Town Meeting must obtain 10 certified signatures of registered voters -- all from within the candidate’s precincts. Incumbents just have to send in a letter indicating they are running again. Here are the important dates: Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. Last day for incumbent Town Meeting members wishing to become a candidate for re-election to submit written notice to the Town Clerk. Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. Last day to obtain nomination papers from the Town Clerk’s Office. Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. Last day for candidates to submit nomination papers to the Board of Registrars (Town Clerk’s Office) for certification of signature. Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. Last day to file objections or withdrawals. Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. Drawing of ballot positions (second floor auditorium at Town Hall) Oct. 18 at 8:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. Last day to register to vote. Oct. 24 Office of Campaign Finance Reports are due. Dec. 7 Office of Campaign Finance Reports are due. A political sign primer All candidates for public office are expected to comply with the Town of Saugus Zoning Bylaws (Article 7, Section 7.3, Sub-Section 8) regarding political signs.

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The Uncle Steve Band will perform at the Veterans/Military Appreciation Day at World Series Park in Saugus on September 16

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orld Series Park in Saugus will host a Veterans/ Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 16. This will be a 10 a.m.-5 p.m. all-day event that will be free and open to the public. The Uncle Steve Band will perform at 1 p.m. This popular New Hampshire band, formerly from Massachusetts, plays all over New England and will perform a large variety of music from folk to rock ‘n’ roll. This day is being sponsored by Wheelabrator Saugus, the energy-from-waste company that has been part of the Saugus community since 1975. Wheelabrator has been an ongoing contributor to numerous Saugus events and organizations and is once again stepping up to support this community event. Bob Davis, superintendent of World Series Park, said, “The goal of this event is to have the community come together to honor our veterans and active military. All veterans and active military are invited to attend. They will be our special guests and will be presented with Challenge Coins and be treated to food and drink. We very much appreciate Wheelabrator’s sponsorship and the many Saugus and out-of-town restaurants and businesses who have agreed to make donations of food. We also appreciate the support of the Saugus Veterans

The popular singing group Uncle Steve Band will perform at the Veterans/Military Appreciation Day at World Series Park in Saugus on September 16.

Council. We’ve slightly changed the times to accommodate all we want to do. We think this will be a fun community event and encourage all to attend.” A Commemorative Ceremony will take place on the baseball field starting at 11 a.m. Parachutists and the landing and display of a Massachusetts National Guard Army Blackhawk helicopter will highlight the ceremony. The host/master of ceremonies will be former Boston TV personality Barry Nolan. The

SOUNDS | from page 15 Here’s what you need to know: No more than one sign per election contest, per lot, on private property, and only with the property owner’s permission. Signs shall not exceed 3 feet by 2 feet, or a total of 6 square feet in size. Freestanding signs shall be no higher than five feet above ground level at highest point. Signs shall be stationary and not directly illuminated. Signs shall not be erected earlier than 30 days before an election, and shall be removed within 7 days after the election. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the town’s regulations for political signs, check with Building Inspector Fred Varone for more details at 781-231-4119.

honored guest will be Captain Richard Kent, a Purple Heart recipient who served in Afghanistan. Invited to participate in the ceremony are federal, state and local officials, military officials, the clergy, singers and many more. A torch-lighting, a balloon release and music will be part of the ceremony. Free American flags will be distributed to everyone. Before and after the ceremony, there’ll be all kinds of entertainment under the pavilion:

At 10 a.m. the Senior Tones will perform; at noon, Tom Rosa & Company Singers (Amanda Rosa, Ryan Murray, Patti Vellucci and Tom Rosa); at 1 p.m., the Uncle Steve Band; at 2:30 p.m., Beat ConnXtion Dance Company. Other elements of the all-day event include a military vehicles display, a classic cars display, drill teams and marching units, military reenactments and displays, a parade of motorcycles and a large American flag dis-

Speaking of the library, here a few things coming up: Tend the Children’s Garden with Youth and Nature! Every Tuesday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

played from a fire ladder truck. Two other ceremonies will also take place. One will be an unveiling and dedication of a POW/MIA stadium seat. The other will be the Annual Ceremony Honoring POWs and MIAs that will be conducted by the Saugus Veterans Council. A moon bounce and costumed characters will provide entertainment for the children. Booths, raffles and lots of food and drinks round out the event. individuals and groups, we look forward to a site where the general public will be able to visit, attend events and share in the proud history of Round Hill,” the brochure noted. “The area’s extensive history, culture and natural resources will be preserved for future generations. The results of this partnership will be an amazing picture of our past being created in-situ through the preservation of the Round Hill Historic Site,” it continued.

Book Sale at Saugus Public Library New Friends of Saugus Public Library will hold their annual book sale on Saturday, September 9, in conjunction with Founder’s Day. Adult, young adult and children’s books, as well as CD’s and DVD’s, will be available.Avid readers in search of a book can come to the community room between the hours of 9:00 and 2:00, using the Taylor Street entrance to pick up some great reads! Donations of newer or gently used books are currently being accepted at the library.Please note:the library does not accept textbooks, computer books or encyclopedias. Also, in conjunction with Founder’s Day, New Friends will have a table in front of the library selling ‘white elephant’ items.The proAnyone can become “A Friend Candidates’ views are welcome We’ve already had two potential challengers surface in the se- ceeds from this table will help to defray the costs of decorating a of Round Hill by making a donation to the Saugus Historilectmen’s race in recent months. And we’ve run their statements tree at the Meg Holiday Tree Festival in December. cal Commission, ℅ Round Hill as a courtesy. Project, 298 Central St,, Saugus, Speaking of a willingness to talk about the issues, we’re going to Historical Happenings on Round Hill The Saugus Historical Commission has set out an informative MA 01906, hear a lot more from potential candidates as the summer moves on. The Saugus Advocate welcomes campaign announcements pamphlet at Town Hall, reporting the progress of the Round Hill from candidates seeking public office in the fall elections. Email Historical site, which sets behind the Public Safety Building on Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought me a letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position Hamilton Street. That brochure may be in greater demand, now that town offi- or gripe you would like to share you are seeking, and we’ll be glad to publish it along with a photo. cials have announced two events set for next month: with The Saugus Advocate. I’m A formal dedication of the site is set for Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 10 always interested in your feedTuesday is Farmer’s Market Day back. It’s been 17 months since The Annual Saugus Farmers Market has returned for another am. at Round Hill. In a related event, the Saugus Historical Commission and the I began work at The Saugus Adseason. The market will operate every Tuesday until October -- from 9 200th Anniversary Committee will be “BURYING SAUGUS HISTORY” vocate. I’m always interested in a.m. to 1 p.m. – in the Anna Parker Playground parking lot, at 120 On Saturday, September 16th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Round Hill hearing readers’ suggestions for Essex St. The brochure available at Town Hall describes Round Hill as “Part possible stories or good candiThe market offers vegetables, fruits, fresh fish, baked goods and of a highly significant Native American Cluster,” noting that Native dates for The Advocate Asks inother good stuff. Americans gathered stone from the ledge of jasper at the foot of terview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@comRound Hill for tools. Coming attractions at Saugus Public Library. “As we near the realization of this collaboration with a variety of cast.net


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Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob THE HOUSE AND SENATE. There were no roll call votes in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports local representatives’roll call attendance records for the 2017 session through August 11. The House has held 80 roll call votes so far in 2017. We tabulate the number of roll calls on which each representative was present and voting and then calculate that number as a percentage of the total roll call votes held. That percentage is the number referred to as the roll call attendance record. Several quorum roll calls, used to gather a majority of members onto the House floor to conduct business, are also included in the 380 roll calls. On quorum roll calls, members simply vote “present” in order to indicate their presence in the chamber. When a representative does not indicate his or her presence on a quorum roll call, we count that as a roll call absence just like any other roll call absence. Only 69 (43 percent) of the House’s 160 members have 100 percent roll call attendance records. The representatives who missed the most roll calls are Reps. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) and Rep. Jose Tosado (DSpringfield), who both missed 17 (78.8 percent attendance). Also included in the top six worst records are Reps. James Arciero (D-Westford) who missed 13 (83.8 percent attendance); Chris Walsh (D- Framingham) who missed 13 (83.8 percent attendance); John Rogers (D-Norwood) who missed 12 (85.0 percent attendance record); and Nicholas Boldyga (RSouthwick) who missed 10 (87.5 percent attendance record). Beacon Hill Roll Call requested a statement from those six

Rep.Nicholas Boldyga: Boldyga did not respond to the requests for a statement.

2017 ROLL CALL ATTENDANCE RECORD THROUGH AUGUST 11 The percentage listed next to the representative’s name is the percentage of roll call votes for which the representative was present and voting. The number in parentheses represents Katzen the number of roll calls that the representatives. Here are their representative missed. Rep. RoseLee Vincent 100 percent (0) responses. 100 percent (0) Rep. Marc Lombardo:“I missed Rep. Donald Wong the rules debate in January where the majority of the sesHOW LONG WAS LAST sion’s roll calls all occurred on the WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill same day. This was a rules de- Roll Call tracks the length of time bate, not a policy debate. I was that the House and Senate were out of town that day.” in session each week. Many legRep. Jose Tosado:“Most [of the islators say that legislative sesroll calls], if not all occurred on sions are only one aspect of the the same day. My-sister in-law Legislature’s job and that a lot of had been diagnosed with pan- important work is done outside creatic cancer and my wife and of the House and Senate chamI flew out to Orlando Florida to bers. They note that their jobs pay our last respects. She has also involve committee work, [since] passed away.” research, constituent work and Rep. Chris Walsh:“In 2015 I dis- other matters that are important covered a lump in my leg that to their districts. Critics say that when biopsied tuned out to be a the Legislature does not meet reasonably rare form of lympho- regularly or long enough to dema ... And since then I have been bate and vote in public view on undergoing weeklong contin- the thousands of pieces of legisuous chemotherapy sessions lation that have been filed. They in a 21-day cycle that required note that the infrequency and hospitalization for a week, fol- brief length of sessions are mislowed by a week when I could guided and lead to irresponsible barely stand ... [It is] a very dan- late-night sessions and a mad gerous condition to be around rush to act on dozens of bills in people with all their various the days immediately precedgerms ...I am at Dana Farber be- ing the end of an annual session. ing infused in a new immunoDuring the week of August therapy trial that has promised 7-11, the House met for a total of to get me to a place where I can 19 minutes while the Senate met have a successful bone marrow for a total of 12 minutes. transplant hopefully this fall. All MON.AUGUST 7 in all I have continued to work by House10:15 a.m. to10:23 a.m. phone when I could not make it Senate 10:01 a.m. to10:09 a.m. to the office, and attended funcTUES. AUGUST 8 tions and meetings when hu- No House session manly possible. This new thera- No Senate session py will allow me to go back to a WED.AUGUST 9 full schedule.” No House session Rep. James Arciero: Jeff Tuck- No Senate session er from Arciero’s office respondTHURS.AUGUST 10 ed. “The representative’s moth- House11:03 a.m. to11:14 a.m. er had terminal lung cancer and Senate 11:08 a.m. to11:12 a.m. he spent some time with her at FRI.AUGUST 11 the end of her life. She lived in No House session North Carolina, so [he] missed No Senate session these roll calls.” Bob Katzen Rep. John Rogers: Rogers did welcomes feedback at not respond to the requests for bob@beaconhillrollcall.com a statement.

Town receives more funds for Saugus RiverWalk

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augus is among seven coastal communities receiving a total of $2.4-million for collaborative initiatives from the Baker-Polito Administration Seaport Economic Council. A state grant totaling $120,000 will fund the town’s RiverWalk project, which seeks to support and sustain locally based lobstermen by creating new economic opportuni-

ties. This funding will help attract local citizens and leisure visitors alike to a newly accessible and inviting Saugus River bank and set the stage for the establishment of new restaurant and retail businesses in the area. Since 2015, the Seaport Economic Council has invested over $24 million in 56 projects across 32 communities. The town has contributed an

additional $30,000 which will pay for the final design, according to consultant Paul Rupp. It’s probably a nine-month project that would begin in the fall of 2018, Rupp said. “We’re trying to get as close to the banks of the river as possible,” Rupp said. The project is focusing on the boat ramp at the rear of Ballard Street and connecting to the bike path.

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Joseph D. Cataldo “YOUR FINANCIAL FOCUS”

Community Spouse Protection Of Assets

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edicaid (MassHealth in Massachusetts) law provides certain protections for the spouse of a nursing home resident in order to make sure he or she has the minimum support necessary to live in the community. If the MassHealth applicant is married, the countable assets of both the community spouse and institutionalized spouse are totaled as of the date of “institutionalization”, the day on which the ill spouse enters either a hospital or a long-term care facility in which he or she then stays for at least 30 days. This is also commonly referred to as the “snapshot” date because MassHealth is taking a picture of the couple’s assets as of this date. For calendar year 2017, the community spouse may keep up to a maximum of $120,900. Called the “community spouse resource allowance”, this is the most that a state may allow a community spouse to retain without a hearing or a court order. Example: If a couple has $122,900 in countable assets on the date the applicant enters a nursing home, the institutionalized spouse will be eligible for MassHealth. The community spouse may keep $120,900 in his or her own name while the institutionalized spouse may keep up to $2,000 in his or her own name. Therefore, in Massachusetts, the entire $122,900 may be kept and no spend down is necessary. The income of the community spouse will continue undisturbed. He or she will not have to use his or her income to support the nursing home spouse receiving MassHealth benefits. What if most of the couple’s income is in the name of the institutionalized spouse, and the community spouse’s income is not sufficient to live on? In such cases, the community spouse is entitled to some or all of the monthly income of the institutionalized spouse.

How much the community spouse is entitled to depends on what MassHealth determines to be the minimum income level for the community spouse. This figure, known as the minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance or MMMNA, is calculated for each community spouse according to a complicated formula based on his or her housing costs. From July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, the MMMNA may range from a low of $2,030 to a high of $3,022.50. If the community spouse’s income falls below his or her MMMNA, the shortfall is made up from the nursing home spouse’s income. In some instances community spouses may seek to retain more of the couple’s countable assets and/ or some of the institutionalized spouse’s income by asking for a Fair Hearing with MassHealth. The spousal resource allowance is adjusted on January 1st of each year. It is important to know that for a married couple, there may not be a need to transfer assets directly to the children if the countable assets are at or below the $122,900 figure and one spouse is healthy and at home. Planning ahead of time with married couples is very important from an asset protection standpoint. Avoiding an unnecessary spend down is often critical in terms of maintaining some sense of financial stability for the community spouse. It is important to know all of the options available to you under the law. For example, there are numerous key exceptions to certain asset transfers that would otherwise constitute a disqualifying transfer under MassHealth rules. It is important to know whether or not you might fall under one of these exceptions. Obtaining MassHealth eligibility is often a daunting task these days, particularly in light of MassHealth’s legal department challenging many of the applications on numerous legal fronts. I believe the staggering Medicaid budget has a lot to do with the increased difficulty in obtaining approvals on applications. Such has been the case for that past four years or so.

Joseph D. Cataldo is an estate planning/elder law attorney, Certified Public Accountant, registered investment advisor, AICPA Personal Financial Specialist and holds a masters degree in taxation.


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Vandals wreak havoc at World Series Park

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spected like this is disgusting. I just hope the police are able to identify those involved and prosecute them.” Two signs are prominently displayed at the park that clearly spell out what’s expected of intruders after dark. One reads: “Warning: All activities are recorded to aid in the prosecution of any crime committed against this facility.” The other refers to a Town of Saugus bylaw and states: “No trespassing: Any person who loiters or habitually congregates in any school yard, park, playground, bike or walking path between sunset and sunrise shall be considered a trespasser and may be arrested without warrant. Town of Saugus Bylaw 602.12.” Davis further said, “The activities shown on the surveillance tape and the evidence that was left behind clearly shows attempts of breaking and entering and destruction of property by those individuals present on Friday night. This kind of destructive activity should not be tolerated. It only effects and destroys A person walks away with a downspout after ripping it from good things that are happening in our town, such as World the building at World Series Park. Series Park that has become a showplace and provides a firstclass facility for the youth of Saugus to play baseball. It’s ironic to see young people come into the park and try to destroy what’s been created for them.” pproximately 30 young people, boys and girls, decided to party at World Series Park, which is located behind the Belmonte Middle School in Saugus, on Friday night, August 11, tearing down a downspout, trying to force their way into the building by kicking at and ramming two doors, breaking glass liquor bottles in the parking lot, strewing the pavilion area with beer cans, overturning trash barrels and breaking into a dug-

out and onto the playing field. This happened from 11:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. All of this was either found by Park Superintendent Bob Davis Saturday morning or shown on surveillance tape. This surveillance tape is being turned over to the Saugus Police to try to identify the people involved. Davis said, “Viewing the tape made me sick to my stomach. To have all the work that’s been put into making World Series Park a first-class baseball facility disre-

Two people attempt to stomp in the men’s door at World Series Park.

ONLINE EXCHANGE SHOPPING (PART 2)

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ontinuing with online exchange shopping, having registered, had your military record verified and been notified of your eligibility to online shop at the four military exchanges you may be chosen to shop prior to the official start date of November 11. Veterans are being selected to early shop as a “dry run” for this program. There are a few things to keep in mind relating to this benefit.Shopping is exclusively for the Veteran and not for your spouse or family members.It looks like you will have to do the shopping for the family.You cannot buy uniforms, alcohol or tobacco products.Online pricing is for the Veteran authorized to shop at the exchanges.The first time you visit each exchange you will have to create a new username to be your unique identifier with that exchange.The four exchange websites are as follows:www.mymcx.com; www.shopmyexchange.com; www.mynavyexchange.com and www.shopcgx.com.Shopping on these exchange sites includes exclusive military pricing on name brand products and of course tax free shopping. Thank you for your service.

Appian club to host adult Italian classes

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dult Italian classes for beginners will be offered by the Appian Club of Stoneham on Tuesday evenings, starting Sept. 12. If you are planning to visit Italy, this course will be for you. Registration for children Italian classes for beginners is Saturday, Sept. 2 from 9 am 12 at the Appian Club, 100 A Fallon Road, Stoneham. (new location). Child must be 6 years or older.Classes are on Saturday mornings, starting September 9. Contact coordinator John Nocella for further details at 781-438-5687 or, preferably by email, at john02180@ gmail.com. Please pass along to other family members, friends and neighbors. The class is sponsored by the Appian Club of Stoneham, a non-profit, social charitable 501(c)(7)organization whose mission is to promote Italian culture and heritage.

Savvy Senior by Jim Miller

Finding Money for LongTerm Care

Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you refer me to for long-term care financial help? My 84-year-old mother needs assisted living or nursing home care, but we don’t have a lot of money and she doesn’t have long-term care insurance. Searching Daughter Dear Searching, If your mother does not have a long-term care insurance policy, depending on her circumstances, here are several other sources you should check into that can help pay for her care. Medicaid: The first thing you need to understand is that Medicare (the government health insurance program for seniors 65 and older and those with disabilities) does not cover long-term care, which includes nursing home care, the costs of assisted living facilities and home aide services, unless your mom is receiving skilled nursing or therapy services too. It only provides limited short-term coverage, up to 100 days for skilled nursing or rehabilitation services after a hospital stay. However, Medicaid (the joint federal and state program that covers health care for the poor) as it currently stands, does cover long-term care facilities and it covers in-home care too. But to be eligible for coverage, your mother must be very low-income. Her countable assets can’t be more than around $2,000, including investments. Note that most people who enter a nursing home don’t qualify for Medicaid at first, but pay for care out-of-pocket until they deplete their savings enough to qualify. Contact your state Medicaid office (see Medicaid.gov) for eligibility details. Veterans aid: If your mom is a wartime veteran, or a spouse or surviving spouse of a wartime veteran, there is a benefit called Aid and Attendance that can help pay between $1,153 and $2,127 a month toward her long-term care. To be eligible, your mom must need assistance with daily living activities like bathing, dressing or going to the bathroom. And her yearly income must be under $13,836 as a surviving spouse, $21,531 for a single veteran, or $25,525 as a married veteran – after her medical and long-term care expenses. Her assets must also be less than $80,000 excluding her home and car. To learn more see Benefits.VA.gov/pension, or contact your regional VA office, or your local veterans service organization. Call 800-827-1000 for contact information. Life insurance: If your mom has a life insurance policy, find out if it offers an accelerated death benefit that would allow you to get a tax-free advance to help pay for her care. Or, consider selling her policy to a life settlement company. These are companies that buy life insurance policies for cash, continue to pay the premiums and collect the death benefit when she dies. Most sellers generally get four to eight times more than the policy cash surrender value. If you own a policy with a face value of $100,000 or more and are interested in this option, there are various companies you can turn to like GWG Life (GWGLife.com), which offers some of the highest cash payouts for life insurance policies. Tax breaks: If you’re helping out your mom financially, you may also be able to claim her as a dependent on your taxes and reduce your taxable income by $4,050, which you could use for her care. To qualify, you must pay at least half of your mom’s yearly expenses, and her annual income must be below $4,050, not counting Social Security. For more information, see IRS Publication 501 at IRS.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p501.pdf. If you can’t claim your mom as a dependent because her income is too high, you may still be able to get a tax break if you’re paying at least half her living expenses including her medical, dental and long-term care costs, and they exceed 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income. You can include your own medical expenses in calculating the total. See the IRS publication 502 (IRS.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf) for details. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.


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Obituaries gust 12. Beloved husband man Bosek of Chelsea & Zofia Jerzy Bosek f Saugus, formerly of Re- of Yolanta (Wegrzynowska) Machino of Poland. Brother-invere, unexpectedly, Au- Bosek. Dear brother of Ro- law of Bernat & Danuta Banat of Mansfield. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. He will be fondly remembered by many friends & family in Poland. A funeral mass was held In Loving Memory in St. Stanislaus Church, Chelsea, on Thursday, August 17. of Please meet at church. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. For condolences: www. BisbeePorcella.com.

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Paul R. Conti

December 19, 1956 — August 9, 2016

Fond memories linger every day,

Brian D. Cotter f Medford, formerly of Saugus & Lynn, age 51, August 10th. Loving son of Rosalie (Memmolo) Cotter of Medford & Dennis Cotter of FL. Beloved father of Heather, age 10. Dear brother of Lynne Cotter of Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brian’s name to: Joslin Juvenile Diabetes Center www.joslin.org. Funeral was held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 16, followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com.

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The blow was great, the shock severe, We little thought the end was near. And only those who have lost can tell The pain of parting without farewell. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone. A part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Nothing can ever take away, The love a heart holds dear.

Always in our hearts, Love, your parents Bob and Lillian, Mary Lynn Sully, Peter, Steve, & John

1. What scale measures hurricane strength? 2. What treasury secretary in Lincoln’s cabinet appeared on the $10,000 bill? 3. Dolbear’s Law states the relationship between air temperature and what? 4. What is an amicus curiae a friend of? 5. Which spouse did these muchmarried people have in common? Mickey Rooney and Frank Sinatra. 6. What was the 1928 claim to fame of Ann Turner Cook, today a Tampa mystery novelist? 7. What large religious denomination believes that Christ’s second coming already happened back in 1914? 8. What state was “bleeding” in the 1850s, in the words of Horace Greeley? 9. What is the lowest-ranking ace in bridge? 10. What object was returned to Edinburgh Castle in 1996, though Westminster Abbey is still allowed to borrow it for coronations? 11. What’s the only U.S. state name

with only one syllable? 12. What nation was led by ruler Casimir the Great? 13. What does this fearsome foursome of sports greats have in common? Rocky Marciano, Thurman Munson, Knute Rockne and Payne Stewart. 14. What state, ironically, cast the 36th and deciding vote to repeal Prohibition in 1933? 15. In 1970, psychologist Linnda Caporael claimed that a crop of fungus-infested rye was responsible for what historical event? 16. Crop rotation farmers often alternate their grains with soybeans to help “fix” what element in the soil? 17. What kind of farm is a formicarium? 18. What kind of bird is an eider, from which true eiderdown comes? 19. According to Emily Dickinson, what’s “the thing with feathers”? 20. According to Erma Mombeck’s bestseller, where is the grass always greener?

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f Saugus, age 71, August 8. Son of the late Kenneth & Margaret (Ward) Doe. Loving brother of Alan Doe of Somerville, James Doe of Saugus, Gerard Doe of Saugus, Carol Wagner of Tewksbury, the late Leo, Kenneth & Margaret Doe. Beloved uncle of Shana & Daniel Wagner. U.S. Marine Vietnam War veteran. A Funeral Service was held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home on Monday, August 14. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. For condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com. John H. “Jack” Ritchie

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f Saugus, age 78, August 14. Beloved husband of Diana C. Ritchie. Loving father of Eric Ritchie & significant other Julie Jackman, Craig Ritchie & his wife Lisa. Cherished step-father of Michael R. Bourque, Kevin P. Bourque & his wife Joanne, & Julie E. Bourque. Devoted grandfather of Alex, Madison, & Benjamin Ritchie. Dear brother of Gwen Ritchie. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society at www.cancer. org. No services will be held according to Jack’s wishes. For condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com.

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SAUGUS ~ Come see this well maintained colonial, 3 beds,1.5 baths, granite counters hardwood flooring, gas heat, mudroom, oversized 13k lot, granite, ………….$399,900

MELROSE~ 3 bed, 3 bathroom cape, Large eat in kitchen, hardwood flooring, finished lower level.fireplace,3 car parking, Call today!…………………………………………$499,900

SAUGUS ~ Newer (1985) 2 unit. 3 beds, 2 baths in top unit, master bath, deck, pellet stove. 1 bedroom apartment has separate driveway and entrance. Walk to busline………………………………………$529,000

New construction, 10 rooms, 4 beds, 2-1/2/baths 2 car garage, 3300-3600 square feet, 2 car garage Still time to customize! ….. …….$950,000 Call Rhonda Combe

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MELROSE~ Rehabbed colonial. New kitchen with quartz counters, SS appliances , new bathroom, new gas heating system, paver driveway, fresh paint throughout. Call today!………………………$699,900

SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial. 3 beds, 2 new baths. New kitchen, granite counters, double wall ovens, new plumbing, new gas heat, new AC system, 1st floor laundry …………………………….……$459,900

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SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed split entry. New kitchen with SS appliances, quartz counters, marble backsplash, new windows, finished lower level, great location, pool, cabana…………………………………$639,900

SAUGUS~ Colonial, 3 Bedroom, 1.5 bathroom Detached garage, Fireplace living room, dead end street, gas heat. Hardwood flooring, Eat in kitchen………………………………….……$389,900

LYNN ~ New Listing! 2 bedroom condo built in 2006, gas heat, central AC, gas fireplace, pets allowed, conveniently located .……….$215,000

SAUGUS ~ New construction 4 bed, 2.5 baths, granite kitchen, SS appliances, great location!!, hardwood, central AC, gas fireplace………$685,000

SAUGUS………………Call Rhonda Combe at 781-706-0842 for details!!

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE - Friday, August 18, 2017