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Friday, July 28, 2017

Painting themselves out of a corner Programs at Middleton HOC help communities and prisoners alike By Melanie Higgins


n a rainy day last week, the prisoners of the Middleton House of Corrections (HOC) paint a room in the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers. Clad in white shirts, the industrious crew take rollers and brushes and rigorously apply white paint to the walls of one of the rooms. Among them, Middleton Correction Officer Anthony Mallia stands, briskly chatting with the inmates. The day trip is part of a program that allows low-level offenders who have gone through a vetting process to leave the building and complete community service projects around Massachusetts. “It’s a big incentive” to be able to leave the building; “otherwise, they just sit inside,” said the Public Information Officer at Middleton, William Raynard,

who accompanied the Advocate on-site at Hogan. The Middleton prisoners, like many in Massachusetts, perform community service work regularly as a means to get out of the prison and ease back into society. Prisoners and officers alike said it is also a key part in their morale as they serve out their sentences. “It makes you feel better, helping people,” Joe, whose real name has been withheld for confidentiality, told the Advocate. Without the program, Joe The historic Nathaniel Felton, Sr. House, the latest house said, “[it] would make it a little painted by the inmates of the Middleton HOC in June. harder to transition.” Like these prisoners, a simi- three years: the old fire house, Society contacted the Middlelar cohort visited Peabody later the Smith Barn, the Nathaniel ton HOC and asked if there was last month to repaint a number Felton, Jr. house, and this June, any work the prisoners would of historical homes at Brooksby the Nathaniel Felton, Sr. house. be interested in doing, and the The buildings, which were rest is history. This June, a simiFarm (54 Felton St.). Peabody owns 10 historical houses, four some of the first in Peabody, lar group came to the Nathanof which Middleton prison- require regular maintenance. iel Felton, Sr. House (located at ers have painted over the past A few years ago, the Historical Brooksby Farm) and repainted

Council green lights Black Box Theater By Melanie Higgins

urday. Construction hours will be Monday through Friday, 7 t the City Council meet- a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 ing on Tuesday, July 18, a.m. to 6 p.m. The space would the city approved a permit be not just a theatre, but an that would allow the rudi- all-encompassing entertainmentary “Black Box Theatre” ment venue, hosting comedy, at ArcWorks (22 Foster St.) dance, music, film, poetry and to become a bona fide per- other special events. The attorney for ArcWorks, formance space. The council unanimously approved the David Ankeles, speaking on the organization’s behalf, said permit. “A huge thank you to the that the space would be home City Council for not only ap- to an “improv-based social proving the permit – but for skills program for youth on speaking so highly of this plan the autism spectrum.” On the technical and neighand the recognition of Northeast Arc for the work we do,” borhood side, Ankeles said reads a Facebook post from that any noise coming from Northeast Arc after the vote. the ventilation would be limNortheast Arc, a regional ser- ited, and that the space would vice for people with develop- be soundproofed. The A/C mental disabilities, operates system would not be close ArcWorks, which offers art to any abutting residents and performance programs and “properly blocked and among other services to its screened.” The theatre would hold clientele. The post added that there is around 128 seats. Any food a 30-day waiting period that served would be by licensed must be adhered to until the caterers approved by the space can undergo further Board of Health. Any alcohol served would likewise require construction. In the future, the space a license. Some additional “indirect would be open until 10:30 p.m., Sunday through Wednes- lighting” on stairways would day, and close at midnight need to be added, but Ankefrom Thursday through Sat- les said it would not reflect on


abutting or adjoining properties. The space is still undergoing renovations. In the meanwhile, it has been used to host a series of events aimed at raising funds for the project. One of those was a stage performance of the play “Love Letters.” Just last month, the theatre held a benefit concert featuring graduates from PVMHS’s Stage One Drama Club and the Performing Arts Department. The project has been widely hailed as being a potential boon to the city, especially downtown. Councillor-at-Large Tom Gould and Mayor Ted Bettencourt are notable proponents of the project. Numerous supporters of the project went to the podium to speak in favor of the theatre. “One thing I constantly hear from performers in the area is that there’s not a good space to perform,” said Joseph Nicotero of 23 Downing Rd., who runs a theatrical and event company. “Having this in downtown Peabody would certainly be a boon to the ar-


the outside of the old house, which dates to 1644. Nathaniel Felton and his son were important figures in Peabody's history, involved in the Salem Witch Trials. According to the Historical Society, the houses are painted according to what they might have looked like when they were built. For the most recent project, the prisoners painted the Senior House in a dark tan sheen. Raynard said that although prisoners do a lot of painting, they complete many other kinds of community service, from mowing parks to trash collection to replanting bushes, and removing graffiti. “They do really good work,” Raynard said. And “[they] save taxpayers thousands and thousands


Great Effort

Head coach Justin Powers consoles starter Carson Browne after the Peabody 11-12 Little League team’s mercy loss to Gloucester in the fourth inning of the Section 4 finals at Reinfuss Field in Lynn last Saturday. The defeat ended a memorable post-season run for Peabody, which won its first District championship since 1997. See story and photos on page 6. (Advocate photo by Greg Phipps)

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Ray Melvin announces candidacy for Light Сommissioner Dear Voter, My name is Ray Melvin and I am a candidate for Peabody Light commissioner. I have served several years as a volunteer of Peabody Western Little League as President and lead the crusade in the construction of new ball fields, fund raising, and assisting in various capacities for several presidents of the league. My 36 year career with Eversource Energy is also a major qualifying factor for my reason of wanting to become a leader for OUR Peabody Municipal Light Plant. My experience includes being a trained overhead line worker, underground cable splicer, and 31 years of which, being a power dispatcher. My training and ex-

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perience as a power dispatcher includes a vast knowledge of distributions, substations, overhead and underground systems. I have also served in other roles such as Distribution train-

er, switching error committee chairman, and Chief Steward. In these roles I assisted to find solutions to common problems and was actively involved in contract negotiations. It is my Belief that a candidate for this position must have a utility background in overhead, underground, substations and distribution systems to evaluate and make important decisions pertaining to OUR Peabody Municipal Light Plant. My knowledge and experience as a power dispatcher at a major utility makes me the best candidate for Peabody Light Commissioner. I respectfully ask for your vote on Election Day. Ray Melvin

~ Letter to the Editor ~

For Kids Only Afterschool grateful to Legislators To the Editor: As the Executive Director and co-founder of the nonprofit For Kids Only Afterschool, I wish to express my deep gratitude to our community’s legislative leaders for putting children and child care as a top priority in the Commonwealth’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which was recently finalized. Thousands of children leave school each weekday afternoon alone, returning home or to other places that lack adult supervision. It is during these afternoon hours when children are most likely to be victims of crime or to engage in risky behaviors.

However, quality licensed afterschool programs and out-ofschool time (OST) programs do great things for young people and provide a safe alternative for working families. In an OST program, children get a healthy snack and assistance with homework completion every day, participate in fun and engaging enrichment classes such as science, yoga, sports and the arts and can relax and socialize with their peers while their parents work. Dedicated, caring educators who work in OST programs offer a daily, consistent presence in children’s lives, with nurturing guidance and coaching that supports healthy social and emotional development. My experience running OST programs for over 30 years tells me that a highly skilled and qualified staff team is the most critical factor in delivering quality services. A statewide report focused on OST programs across our state – the Massachusetts Afterschool Research Study (MARS) – also documented that the retention of staff directly impact the quality OST programs provide youth. Thanks to the foresight of our legislative leaders, many more Massachusetts children will have access to these types of quality, OST programs. I am especially appreciative of House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s leadership and unwavering support of early education and afterschool programs and his staff

in the House for spearheading this priority and for relentlessly pushing forward on this issue. I also wish to thank Representative Theodore C. Speliotis and Representative Thomas P. Walsh for their advocacy and support on behalf of children and families during this budget process. Together, these legislators worked to ensure the inclusion of the following key budget items which will directly impact some of our community’s most disadvantaged youth and help their families to work.  The Early Education Rate Reserve line item, funded at $15 million, will help sustain the early education and afterschool workforce by adding to the reimbursement rate providers receive when serving low-income and at-risk youth through state child care vouchers. These funds will help the OST field pay highly qualified, caring staff working with some of our neediest youth a living wage and reduce staff turnover.  The Afterschool and Outof-School Time Quality Grant – funded at $3.525 million – supports quality curriculums, program quality enhancements, and professional development for staff. More than one hundred programs serving over 10,000 children and youth will benefit from better quality programming to help them learn and grow.


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Tillie’s grand re-opening a proud moment for city By Melanie Higgins

plexes, “would have changed the dynamics of South Peahis is a really wonder- body forever.” Tillie’s is now Peabody’s secful moment for the city,” said Mayor Ted Bettencourt, to ond owned and operated farm by a municipality, a raria throbbing crowd. Last Saturday, hundreds of ty in Massachusetts. The maypeople from all over came or called the other, Brooksby to beloved Tillie’s Farm (189 Farm, “one of the jewels of our Lynn St., South Peabody) to city.” Brooksby currently grows celebrate the official re-open- the vegetables sold at Tillie’s. The mayor also thanked ing of the farm stand. Among the crowds, kids enjoyed pony Recreation Director Jen Davis, rides and a bouncy house, and Dick Walker, Ward 1 Councillor visitors munched on Tillie’s fa- Jon Turco, and of course, new Farm Manager Billy Murphy for mous corn on the cob. Tillie’s Farm, which was their work in getting the farm Shown at the re-opening event are Tom Walsh, Tom Paras, Jen Davis, Billy Murphy, Dave opened in 1978, has become up and running under city su- Gravel, Tom Gould, Shelagh Murphy, Mayor Ted Bettencourt, Tom Rossignoll, John Olimpio, a mainstay in South Peabody, pervision. Joe Amico, Jarrod Hochman and Jon Turco.


According to the mayor, former Mayor Michael Bonfanti realized Tillie’s potential more than a decade ago when the city decided to purchase it. The city purchased the farm using

Mayor Ted Bettencourt (left) addresses the crowd as School Committee Members Tom Rossignoll, Joe Amico and Jarrod Hochman look on.

selling fresh produce and a wide array of flowers. Earlier this year, the mayor announced that the farm, previously run by Earl and Tillie Spurr, would be fully operated by the city starting in spring 2017. It is the first time the city will operate the farm since it purchased it 10 years ago. “I just think of what we would have lost,” the mayor said, if the city hadn’t purchased the farm. The changes, which could have included condos and apartment com-




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Horizon and the Horns headline Sunday’s Summer Concert ayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr. is pleased to announce the fourth concert of the 25th ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. The concert is Sunday evening, July 30 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Leather City Common on Lowell


Street and will feature “Horizon and the Horns.� We are very pleased to welcome back Mr. Ray Novack and “Horizon and the Horns.� They are an entertaining and energetic cover band that plays an assortment of music from the


skilled nursing care, and respite care in a warm, homelike setting. Hospice services are available for compassionate end-of-life care. Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center has been recognized by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/ NCAL) with both the Bronze Commitment to Quality award and the Silver Achievement in Quality award, the first two steps toward the Gold Excellence in Quality recognition. Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center is accredited by JCAHO. Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center accepts Medicare, Medicaid and a variety of private and managed care insurances, as well as private funds. Pilgrim is owned by Berkshire Healthcare. For more information, visit

dent outcomes. Hunt accepts Medicare, Medicaid and a variety of private and managed care insurances, as well as private funds. Hunt is owned by Berkshire Healthcare, a leader among not-for-profit, postacute care organizations in Massachusetts. For more information, visit Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center of Peabody, Mass., is a not-for-profit organization that has been caring for people in the North Shore area since 1965. Conveniently located right off Route 128 less than a mile from Northshore Mall and close to Beverly, Salem and Union Hospitals and the Lahey Clinic, Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center provides top quality, personalized shortterm rehabilitation, long-term

Blues Brothers to Lady Gaga. The band has been entertaining people of the greater Boston area since the 70’s. “Horizon and the Horns� are known to get people off their feet and dancing at weddings, private parties, benefit functions, con-

certs and night clubs. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and then sit down, relax and enjoy! Admission is free and this event is open to the public. We are once again pleased to announce that Ipswich Ale Brew-

ery will be joining us this week. For more information please contact the Mayor’s Office at (978) 538-5704. For more information on summer concerts, please visit www.peabody-ma. gov and click on summer concerts.





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Little League: Peabody 11-12’s defeated in bid for Section 4 title By Greg Phipps


aving lost a one -run heartbreaker in round one to Gloucester a few days earlier, the outcome of last Saturday’s Section 4 Little League baseball championship game became evident pretty quickly for the Peabody 11-12-yearold all-stars. The result was not what Peabody was looking for, as Gloucester got on the board immediately by scoring three runs in the top of the first inning and launching five home runs overall to win going away, 10-0, at Reinfuss Field in Lynn. The contest ended after four innings due to the mercy rule. The defeat ended a memorable post-season run for Peabody, which won its first District championship since 1997. Head coach Justin Powers said the team, which went 1-3 in the Sectional tournament, ac-

Peabody second baseman Danny Barrett gets off the relay throw to finish off a double play in last Saturday’s Section 4 finals loss to Gloucester at Reinfuss Field in Lynn.

complished a lot and did much for the community by winning the District 16 crown in dramatic fashion with an extra-inning 4-3 victory over cross-city rival West Peabody. “These kids are as good as any you can be around. They

Peabody’s Aiden Breen runs hard to first but was thrown out on this infield dribbler.

showed up every day and worked hard throughout the season. The effort paid off. They were a fun group to work with,� said Coach Powers, who added that his squad may not have had much left in the tank for the title game. “I think we ran out of gas as a team. The

Peabody players Ryan Brunet, Eli Batista and Matt Richards take part in the traditional post-game handshake after last Saturday’s Section 4 defeat.


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Peabody’s Cam Conolly drills a single but was left on base in last Saturday’s loss. (Advocate photos by Greg Phipps)

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pproximately 5,500 students received bachelor’s degrees in over 100 majors at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s 147th Undergraduate Commencement on May 12, 2017 at the Warren P. McGurik Alumni Stadium. The following Peabody students earned a

degree: Michael Edward Boyle, Caitlyn Marie Cordaro, Anthony Michael Ferrara III, Geoffrey M Greeley, Winger Ma, Osman Mandzo, Zachary Edward Melville, Michael Milhem, Juliana Monita Silvagni, Steven Gregory Stanko, and Michael Joseph Warren.

Reunion Band Bluegrass Concert at the Peabody Institute Library


he Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce that the Reunion Band will perform as part of its annual Fall Concert Series. The concert will be held on Monday, August 28 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, which is located at 82 Main St. in Peabody. Known for its tight vocal harmonies and solid traditional bluegrass sound, the Reunion Band features veteran Boston-area musicians Richard Brown (mandolin), Dave Dillon (rhythm guitar), Margaret Gerteis (acoustic bass), Laura Orshaw (fiddle) and, most

recently, Catherine “BB� Bowness (banjo). The band, which has been around since 2002, takes its name from the fact that its members have played together off and on and in various configurations for over 30 years. For more information and to reserve your seat, please call 978-531-0100 ext. 10, or register online at The Fall Concert Series is generously supported by the McCarthy Family Foundation and the Peabody Institute Library Foundation.

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TILLIE’S GRAND | FROM PAGE 3 ing for the city of Peabody and for all of you. “It’s such a valuable resource,” said Jen Davis, in a

conversation with the Advocate at the event. Davis said that the city will soon put up a sign indicating Newhall Fields, directly behind Tillie’s. She hopes that there will be

farm education and farming in the coming year, open to the public. With the revitalization of the fields, Tillie’s would soon get its own produce from its backyard.

Attendees celebrate after cutting the ribbon

Aidan, Bill and Billy Murphy are all smiles at the re-opening event.

Large crowds attend the reopening.

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PAINTING | FROM PAGE 1 of dollars.” Towns and cities sometimes don’t have money for these kinds of projects, and often they go undone. Tom Zellen, the treasurer of the Peabody Historical Society, estimated that the amount of money saved on painting the homes was around $30,000. “The quality of their work is comparable to any professional,” Zellen said in a phone call

BLACK BOX | FROM PAGE 1 tistic community.” Pat Todisco, an abutter to the property, said he had no qualms with the proposed ventilation and lighting – in fact was “totally amazed” at the proposal. “I believe the Black Box would bring people downtown in Peabody,” he said, going on to say that he is “100% in favor” of the project. “Our downtown has been in such need of something to pull,” Councillor-at-Large Dave Gravel said. “The events there have been just amazing.”

LITTLE LEAGUE | FROM PAGE 6 first time we faced them it was a close battle but they got off to a fast start today. Their lineup can really mash.” In fact, it was a fifth-inning grand slam that was the difference for Gloucester in a 6-5 opening-round win over Peabody. The story line was different last Saturday. While

1. On July 28, 1866, what measurement system was legalized in the United States? 2. Who said, “Truth means not having to guess what a candidate means”? (Hint: initials GF.) 3. According to the USDA, does “decaffeinated” mean 100% caffeine-free? 4. What children’s TV show received three Emmy awards between 1978 and 1984? 5. What comedian said, “She’s afraid that if she leaves, she’ll become the life of the party”? (Hint: initials GM.) 6. On July 29, 1928, an electric respirator was installed at New York’s Bellevue Hospital. What was later called? 7. What American inventor and manufacturer was born on July 30, 1863? 8. What country was originally called Serendipity? 9. What Turkish peak has been believed to be where Noah’s Ark landed? 10. What cereal was invented by William Kellogg on July 30, 1898? 11. On July 31, 1861, what Army retiree was appointed by President Lin-

last Wednesday. “We’re very pleased [with the work] and they enjoyed working with us.” Through it all, Raynard says that the goal of HOC is to rehabilitate and engage the community. Not only do they save cities and towns tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars, “they get out of a place that is restrictive [...] and they get out to be out in sunshine.” “We want to make sure they don’t return,” he added.

The opioid crisis is also providing a large push behind getting involved in the community. Raynard said that around 50% of Middleton prisoners are behind bars because of a drug-related crime. “At least 50 percent is here because of something to do with drugs,” Raynard said in an earlier conversation. In response, the corrections house offers a 28-day detox program for women and men at a treatment facility. The house also strives to get

There are some concerns, specifically with noise. Ward 2 Councillor Pete McGinn said that in his experience, abutters are “generally supportive,” although there are some concerned about the potential for noise. However, he said that the precautions outlined in the plan, especially with the sound engineer, gave him enough cause to believe that the sound would not be an issue. “I am very comfortable that this is not going to become a problem and that they will be good neighbors in this location,” he said. Linda Bettencour t of 6

Spring St. was enthusiastic about the project, but expressed reser vations about the parking and traffic it would create. She also expressed concerns about smoking. McGinn clarified that no smoking would be permitted on the property. The Black Box made a spectacular goal of reaching $50,000 in their latest round of donations, which was matched by a Community Development grant from the city. ArcWorks will be soliciting more donations and hosting more fundraisers in the months ahead.

Gloucester was putting up crooked numbers in the first, third and fourth innings, Peabody was held to just two hits by Gloucester starter Zach Morris, who homered three times. Coach Powers thought his team hit the ball well but didn’t find the holes. “We hit the ball decent but didn’t have the hits to show for it. That’s

the kind of day it was,” he said. “Give Morris credit. He kept us off balance the whole game.” Peabody starter Carson Browne, who was one of the key players on this year’s team, received a long embrace from coach Powers and a huge ovation from the Peabody faithful after being relieved by Eli Batista in the fourth inning. Browne and Cam Conolly had the Peabody hits, both singles. There were some highlights defensively for Peabody in the title game, as first baseman Justin Powers, who was the winning pitcher in Peabody’s lone Sectionals win, completed a nice double play when he snagged a line drive and was then able to reach back and tag out the runner at first. Also, second baseman Danny Barrett made a nice relay to first off a feed from shortstop Robert Galvis to complete another double play. “These kids gave everything they had, and the support from the community was great. People came out to the games and I was getting a lot of text messages,” said coach Powers. “This is something these kids will remember the rest of their lives. I couldn’t have asked any more from them or their parents.” Other members of this year’s Peabody team were Ryan Brunet, Joey Raymond, Daniel Zizza, Ryan Rice, Michael Ferguson, Aiden Breen and Matt Richards.

coln as a general of volunteers? 12. What self-help evangelist said, “The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid one”? (Hint: initials DC.) 13. In Australia what is meant by “boil the billy”? 14. Are water polo and beach volleyball Olympic sports? 15. On August 1, 1903, a Packard made the first cross-country car trip in how many days: 20, 52 or 103? 16. Who was known as “The Queen of Broadway” and died in 1984? 17. What three-time American League MVP said, “I think Little League is wonderful; it keeps kids out of the house”? (Hint: initials YB.) 18. Shakespeare’s “Henry VI, Part I” and “The Tempest” both mention what month? 19. What comedienne said, “If I had known what if would be like to have it all; I might have been willing to settle for less”? (Hint: initials LT.) 20. Who asked, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” (Hint: initials WS.)


at kids, and, Raynard said, show that there are other paths they can take in life that don’t involve drugs or crime. Middleton offers “interesting and informative” camps covering topics such as anti-bullying, being safe around water, a “CSI Crime Scene” camp and a ropes

course at Essex Aggies. “We’re very involved in the community,” Raynard said. Next, Joe hopes to get into a sober house and continue providing community service as a way to ease back into the community. “You’ve got to earn it,” he said.

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O B I TUAR IE S Anne V. (Powers) Flood

At 77, of Peabody, loving wife of Thomas J. Flood, passed away at Brentwood Rehabilitation and Nursing in Danvers on Saturday, July 22, 2017 with her family at her side. Anne was employed for many years as a bank manager at State Street Bank in Boston. In addition to her husband Thomas, with whom she shared 55 years of marriage, she is survived by her cherished daughter, Amanda Flood and her husband Michael Kochansky of Ipswich, and granddaughter Harper Kochansky; a brother and his wife, Edward and Alice Powers of Medfield, her nephews and nieces, Kristin and William Burke of Boston, Bryan Adams of Andover, Mark and Lori Powers of Mansfield,

and Tracey Powers of Medway, and her loyal Sheppard companion Hanna. She was also predeceased by her parents Edward and Helen (Cincotti) Powers and her sister Maureen Adams. Her funeral was held at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home on Thursday, July 27, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at St. Adelaide Church, Peabody. The family requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer’s AssociationMA/NH Chapter, www. . The interment was held at Oak Grove Cemetery, West Peabody. Please visit for directions, online obituary and memorial guestbook.

Dorothy K. Dillon Of Peabody and formerly of Marblehead and Andover, passed away on her 90th birthday on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Brooksby Village in Peabody. Predeceased by her husband Albert W. Dillon, she will be deeply missed by her children Jennifer Boshar and her husband Thomas of Andover, Robert Dillon of Hackensack, MN, and Marianne Young and her husband, Peter of Wind-

ham, ME; and by her grandchildren Katharine, Daniel and Andrea Boshar, and Tyler Young. Services will be private. Donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Resident Care Fund, Philanthropy Office, 200 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, MA 01960 or to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Please visit www. for online condolences. Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead 781-631-0076

Phylllis A. (Newton) Cosman Of Peabody, July 24, 2017, formerly of Middleton, age 87, beloved wife of the late Francis Cosman. Aunt of James LaBelle of Acton, ME, Robert LaBelle & Kathleen of Manchester, NH, Mark LaBelle & Robbin of Acton, ME, and Richard LaBelle & Linda of Grand Prairie, TX, and she leaves 8 grand-nieces & grand-nephews, 4 great-grand-nieces/ nephews as well as other extended family and friends, and sister of the late Priscilla (LaBelle) Winsor. Visiting Hours: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to her Funeral Ser-

vice on Friday July 28, 2017 at 9:30 AM at the Brooksby Village Chapel, Peabody, and to gather for visitation on Thursday from 4-7 P.M. in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to the Brooksby Benevolent Fund, 300 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, MA 01960. Please visit for online obituary & sign condolences. Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home 82 Lynn St. Peabody, MA 01960

Sheila M. (Ewing) Hall Of Lynnfield, formerly of West Peabody, July 19, 2017, age 70. Beloved wife of 53 years to Harold Hall. Loving mother of James Hall of Ipswich, Julie Flaherty and her husband Michael of Henniker, NH and Michelle Dalelio of Lynnfield. Sister of John Robert Ewing of Ossipee, NH and Daniel Ewing of Beverly. Grandmother of Jamie, Colby and Marina Hall, David Flaherty, Alex, James and Jacquelynne Dalelio and great grandmother of two. Funeral service held at

the Croswell Funeral Home, North Reading on Sunday, July 23. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via Croswell Funeral Home North Reading (978) 664-3031

Rocco “Rocky” Schirripa Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, on Monday, July 24th at the ago of 80. Beloved husband of Marianna (Petrolo). Devoted father of Maria Accardi and her husband Anthony of Wilmington, Salvatore Schirripa and his fiance Lynne Kelly of Danvers, and Luigi Schirripa and his wife Angelina of Peabody. Dear brother of Frank Schirripa and his wife Catherine of Saugus and Rosa Petrolo and her husband Rocco of East Boston. Fond brother-in-law of the late Rocco Petrolo and his surviving wife Rosa of Australia and Giulia Petrolo and her late hus-


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Not Only For Hot Dogs ANNA TOURKAKIS


e may think of mustard only as an accompaniment to hot dogs. This low calorie condiment (only 3 calories per teaspoon) can be paired with meats and cheeses as well as sandwiches, salads, hamburgers and hot dogs. Also present in many dressings, glazes, sauce, soups and marinades. We don’t often consider this condiment’s various blends of flavors and textures that lend appeal and taste to various dishes. Common Flavorings Prepared mustard is a mixture of crushed mustard seeds, vinegar or wine, and salt or spices. Its color ranges from bright yellow to dark brown and the taste from sweet to spicy. Some common flavorings include honey, horseradish, cranberries, onions, wine and peppers. Mustard can be a smooth paste or coarse depending on how finely the seeds are grounded. Mustard gets its pungent flavor from an essential oil that forms when the seeds are crushed and mixed with water. Yellow, Dijon, Dijon style, whole grain, and brown mustard are the more common types. Additionally, there is mustard powder or flour, which is used in making very hot English and Chinese mustard. Yellow mustard also known as American or “ballpark” mustard is mild and vinegary. Dijon mustard, named after the city in the Burgundy region of France, is made with wine, and so it is a smooth mustard, with a rich complex flavor. Dijon style is

similar to Dijon but not made in Burgundy. Whole grain mustard can have whole, coarse or fine seeds. Brown mustard is better known as spicy brown mustard. Mustard is used as a condiment for meat or deli meats or as a flavoring ingredient in sauces, stews, marinades and salad dressings.

Tip: Beans and eggs can be cooked up to a day ahead. I often plan leftoversduring the week so I have most of the ingredients ready to assemble.

Mustard also acts as an emulsifier resulting in a creamy mixture especially useful in salad dressings. Given that each type imparts a unique flavor and texture without adding fat or sugar mustard ought to be one of the first ingredient to spring to mind when looking to keep a dish healthier, tasty and flavorful. Mustard is not just for hot dogs but it can have a major role in many dishes.

H How tto Ch Choose th the Right Type of Walker RECIPE

Mediterranean Salad Medley Serves: 6 prep time: 30 minutes cook time: 5 minutes I like to make this salad for small gathering of friends for lunch or dinner party. The variety of ingredients gives it a festive feel and the mustard in the dressing adds a special kick. This is probably my most requested recipe. 4 red bliss potatoes 1-tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 8 oz. green beans, ends removed and halved 10 ½ oz. tuna white solid canned in oil, drained 7 cups red or green leaf lettuce 2 small tomatoes, quartered 20 black olives, pitted 2 tablespoons capers Salt and pepper to taste 3 hard-cooked eggs cut into wedges 8 anchovies fillets (optional) Vinaigrette dressing 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste 1/3-cup olive oil Whisk together the garlic, mustard, vinegar and lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Add the oil in a thin steady stream, whisking until smooth. Set aside. 1. Put potatoes in a pot add enough cold water to cover them. Place lid on pot and bring to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and boil for about 20 minutes or potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. Drain, cover and let cool and peel. Cut potatoes in half, length-wise and slice into ½ inch thick slices. Place in a bowl, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil toss gently. Salt to taste and set aside. 2. Fill a saucepan with 3 inches of water and bring to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon of salt, green beans and cook uncovered until just tender about 15 minutes. Drain, run cold water over beans. If using frozen green beans follow the package directions. Set aside. 3. Assemble salad by spreading lettuce on serving platter. Top with potatoes, beans, tuna, tomatoes, olives and capers. Pour vinaigrette over salad and garnish with eggs and anchovies. Serve.

Bring Eating From Within to your workplace! Contact me to learn more about my corporate wellness programs. Anna Tourkakis is a nutritionist, author and founder of Eating From Within Nutrition. She provides nutrition advisory services and healthy eating programs to companies and individuals to help clients manage health conditions and maintain healthy eating lifestyles. Anna can be reached at T. 781 334-8752;

Dear Savvy Senior, How does one go about choosing a walker? I have some balance issues along with arthritis in my knee and could use a little more help than a cane provides. Unsteady at 70 Dear Unsteady, When it comes to choosing a walker, there are various styles and options to consider, but selecting the best one for you will depend on your needs, as well as where you’ll be using it. Here are some tips that can help you choose. Types of Walkers There are three basic types of walkers on the market today. To help you choose, consider the type of support you’ll need. Then, pay a visit to a medical equipment store or pharmacy (see SupplierDirectory) that sells walkers so you can test-walk a few. Here are the different types you’ll have to choose from. Standard walker: This is the most basic style of walker that has four legs with rubber-based feet (no wheels), is very lightweight (around 6 pounds) and costs between $50 and $100. This type of walker must be picked up and moved forward as you walk, so it’s best suited for people who need significant weight bearing support, or who are walking very short distances. Two-wheeled walker: This has the same four-leg style as the standard walker except it has wheels on the two front legs that allow you to easily push the walker forward without lifting, while the back legs glide across the floor providing support while you step forward. These are best for people with balance issues, and are priced at around $60 to $120. Rollator: This is a rolling walker that has wheels on all four (or three) legs. These work best for people who need assistance with balance or endurance inside or outside the home, but require some upper body strength to prevent them from rolling out from under you. Rollators typically come with a built-in seat, basket and hand-breaks. Or, for those with hand arthritis or gripping problems, there are rollators

with pushdown brakes that engage with downward pressure, and will lock if you sit on the seat. Rollators typically run between $75 and $225. Other Tips After deciding on a type of walker, there a few additional things you need to double-check to ensure it meets your needs. First, if you’re a large person, make sure the walker’s weight capacity will support you. And if you choose a rollator, check to see if your body can fit between the handgrips when sitting. Also make sure the height of the walker is set appropriately for you. To do this, stand with your arms relaxed at your sides. The handgrips of the walker should line up with the crease on the inside of your wrist. You also need to check that the walker folds easily for transport and storage, and that it’s light enough to lift into your car. Test the handgrips to make sure they’re comfortable. And, be sure you measure the doorways in your home to ensure your walker will fit through them. If you have narrow doorways consider installing “swing clear” offset door hinges as a simple and affordable way to widen them an extra two inches. Walkers also have lots of accessories that can be added for your convenience such as food tray attachments, tote bags for carrying personal items, oxygen tank holders, and tennis ball walker glides that go over the feet of a standard walker to help it slide more easily across the floor. For more tips on how to choose and use a walker, visit It’s also a smart idea to work with your doctor or a physical therapist, and be sure to get a written prescription, as Medicare will cover 80 percent of the cost.

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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FRIDAY, JULY 14 “Can I get an ‘Amen’ from the middle lane?” Police were called due to loud music emanating from in front of 14 Peabody Sq. According to the report, a religious group was using one of the pianos that the city has provided throughout the downtown business district, and someone complained about the noise. But police officers reportedly disagreed, stating the sound was at an acceptable level for the time of day and the group stated they would be finishing by 8:30 p.m.

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Don’t try this A man called emergency, reporting that he was talking on the phone to a friend when the call suddenly went silent. According to the report, the man stated his friend was getting ready to go to work and thought his friend might have overdosed. Police discovered the man’s friend had instead locked himself out of his house and when he tried to gain reentry by breaking the glass on the front door he cut his wrist and had to be transported to the hospital.

Great fences make great neighbors A Lowe Street resident called police to report that his neighbor’s large dogs run around freely in his abutting yard and the neighbor doesn’t clean up after them, creating a health hazard as the mess attracts flies. The man also claimed that his neighbor knocked down the

shared fence with a snowplow, which allows the dogs to roam freely. The upset neighbor was informed that police do not have the authority to force his neighbor to fix the fence or restrain the dogs in his own yard. He was advised to contact animal control if the dogs leave the yard and to contact the health department about the smell and flies.


Joseph Schnabel, 42, of Abington, was charged with possession of a Class B drug.

Mark R. Cavanaugh, 51, of Salem, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, second offense; with possession to distribute a Class B drug; and with license not in possession. Drew W. O’Neil, 21, of 212 Lynn St., Peabody, was charged with distributing a Class D drug, with possession of a Class B drug and with possession to distribute a Class D drug. Genaro Chavez, 27, of Lynn, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with suspended license and with speeding.

Oscar Vasquez, 30, of Lynn, was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Amilcar Chavez-Lopez, 24, of Lynn, was charged with allowing unlicensed person to operate a motor vehicle and with motor vehicle lights violation. Jinette Valentin, 40, of Lawrence was charged with larceny over $250.



William H. Walker, 76, of 53 Lynn St., Peabody, was charged with two arrest warrants. Dalinson Fernandez, 22, of Salem, was charged with uninsured motor vehicle, with attaching plates, with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and with unregistered motor vehicle. Michael Decowski, 30, of Lynn, was charged with possession of a Class B drug.

A 17-year-old juvenile was charged with breaking & entering a building in the nighttime for felony and with disorderly conduct.


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OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE 11 band Pasquale Romeo of Italy. Cherished grandfather of Alexander, Elizabeth, Joseph, Rocco, Salvatore, Marco and Sofia. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will honor Rocky’s life by gathering on Thursday, July 27th, from 4:00

THE PEABODY ADVOCATE - Friday, July 28, 2017 PM to 8:00 PM at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston, MA and again on Friday morning at 8:30 AM before leaving in funeral procession to St. Joseph - St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston, for a 10:00 AM Funeral Mass in celebration of Rocky’s life. Services will conclude with Roc-

co being entombed at Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 188 Needham St., Newton, MA 02461. Rocco was born in Marina Gioiosa Ionica, Italy, on August 21,1936 to Salvatore Schirripa and Maria Catherine Totino. He was the former co-owner of Meridian Market where he was fondly known as Rocky. Funeral Home is handicap accessible. Courtesy valet parking at front entrance. Ample off-street parking. Children’s Room available. For complimentary transportation to the visiting hours please call 617569-0990. For more info. or to send an online condolence, please visit:



he recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in the Daley/Nadeau cases essentially stated that a use and occupancy provision in an irrevocable trust did not make the home held in the irrevocable trust “available” and therefore did not make the home countable as an asset in a MassHealth eligibility determination proceeding. That was really good news. MassHealth is now arguing that such a provision still somehow leads to countable assets in determining MassHealth eligibility even though the only asset in the trust is the home. Here’s its incredulous argument in a nutshell: MassHealth is imputing a monthly fair market rental for the use, occupancy and possession of the home. Let’s say the monthly fair market value rent is $1,500. It then utilizes a Social Security Administration actuarial life expectancy table and determines the life expectancy of the MassHealth applicant. Let’s assume the life expectancy is 7 years. MassHealth will multiply $1,500 x 12 months x 7 years to arrive at a figure of $126,000. It then absurdly argues that this in effect is the countable assets of the applicant. Let’s not even talk about its failure to utilize a “present value of the future cash flows” analysis. In other words, the sum of a future stream of monthly income is simply worth less if you valued it as of to-

day. Why? The time value of money. Firstly, MassHealth seems to not understand the concept of “net” income. Gross rental income is the starting point. In order to determine the monthly net income that might be available to the applicant if the trust were to rent out the home, you would have to first deduct the monthly real estate taxes, insurance, water and sewer, condo fees, repairs and maintenance, etc. in order to arrive at a net income figure. MassHealth also is failing to recognize that a spouse is still living in the home, in which case, the home would not be rented out to a third party. The spouse at home would continue to pay for all of the monthly operating expenses. Where is the monthly income benefit available to the applicant to be used for the payment of his or her nursing home expenses in that instance? I don’t see it at all.

MassHealth is attempting to create countable assets that exist today yet net rental income received two years from now is simply not available to be used for nursing home care today, never mind 7 years from now. MassHealth shows no consistency in its analysis of the law. It also shows a complete and total lack of good faith and fair dealing. As an example, if $500,000 is held in an income only irrevocable trust, no one disagrees that only the net income from that trust must be paid towards the applicant’s nursing home care as part of the PPA (Patient Pay Amount). So, if the interest income for the year was $10,000 and there were no trust expenses, only $10,000 would have to be paid directly to the nursing home each year. Even MassHealth agrees with this rule of construction. MassHealth has never argued under this scenario that you should take $10,000 x 7 years of life expectancy and come up with $70,000 of excess assets of the applicant. Net income is net income. It should not matter whether the trust investment is cash in a bank, a stock portfolio or rental real estate. The bottom line is the fight will continue due to the advocacy of the elder law bar. If MassHealth goes unchallenged, well-settled Trust law as we know it will be completely marginalized and the elderly will certainly be hurt.

FOR KIDS | FROM PAGE 2 I am also very thankful for legislative efforts to increase Children’s Mental Health Consultation. These funds are essential to ensuring children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance and serious mental illness can access crucial mental health services.

Everyone at For Kids Only Afterschool is grateful to our legislators for their willingness to speak out for and support all children, including some of the most vulnerable populations among us. Sincerely, Deborah Kneeland Keegan For Kids Only Afterschool

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