From the Mayor’s Office

Mayor DeMaria’s annual March Madness 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament to be held on March 10

Are you a basketball player looking for a new and fun way to participate in basketball?

The City of Everett is pleased to announce the first Annual Mayor DeMaria March Madness Basketball Tournament. Games will tip off on Saturday, March 10 at 10 a.m. at Everett High School. Please arrive at 9:15 a.m. for check-in.

Students in Grades 5-12 are invited to compete in a full day athletic contest. The tournament will consist of two different tiers for both boys and girls. Tier 1 is made up of fifth-eighth grade players and tier 2 is made up of ninth- 12th grade players. Each team can have up to four players. Following the tournament there will be three-point and dunk contests. Winners will receive trophies.

Mayor DeMaria stated, “We wanted to design a tournament that offered our young people with an exciting opportunity to enhance their individual and team skills. The intent of this format is to provide a fun, competitive learning environment for all players.”

The Mayor is excited for this inaugural tournament to begin and hopes to create a new tradition.

Registration fee is $20. If your child is interested in playing, please sign up a team at the Everett Health and Wellness Center on Maple Street or the Mayor’s Office in City Hall. Deadline to sign-up is Tuesday, March 6t

For questions or more information, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 617-394-2270.

 

Cop’s Corner initiative establishes long-term connections with youth and law enforcement

In December, Mayor Carlo DeMaria expanded the popular initiative, Cop’s Corner, in all Everett Public Schools. For the past two months, members of the Everett Police Department’s Impact Team have been visiting schools throughout the City to speak with sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. Cop’s Corner supports positive public interaction and encourages students to speak with officers on any concerns that they may have.

Mayor DeMaria stated, “Emotions are contagious. When we treat students and adults with respect, they’re much more likely to do the same to others. However, to promote respectful schools, we need to do much more. A foundation for respectful schools is to measure—and, thus, publicly recognize—how we treat one another and then use this information to create safer and more supportive, engaging, challenging, and joyful schools. By doing so, we can reinvigorate our community and encourage students to better understand the world in which they live—and their role in improving it.”

The initiative aims to establish long-term, real connections between youth, law enforcement, and distinguished members of our community. This program’s goals are to foster trust and positive relationships to help students grow into responsible and successful members of the community.

 

DCR unveils design for Mystic River pedestrian and bicycle bridge

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the City of Everett hosted a public meeting that unveiled the design for the Mystic River pedestrian and bicycle bridge.

This bridge will connect Everett, Somerville, and Boston and other communities connected by the Northern Strand Community Path. Further extension of the path to the Wynn Resort and over the Mystic River to Assembly Row will transform the regional bicycle and walking network, allowing residents throughout Everett and the North Shore to walk or ride to downtown Boston safely.

Mayor DeMaria stated, “I want to thank Wynn Resorts and Gov. Baker in promoting this project. The connection to the Orange Line will provide economic and social opportunities and better access to services, employment and investment opportunities. This development will enable my administration to continue focusing on creating a transportation network that will serve us now and in the future.”

As the only urban core community bordering Boston that is not linked to the transit system by rail, the DeMaria administration continues to develop creative and innovative approaches when it comes to transportation. The administration has been working with neighboring communities and the MBTA to secure major investments in the transit system to provide connections to both the orange and silver lines that Everett so desperately needs. These options would not only serve Everett residents, but also remove tens of thousands of cars from our streets.

DeMaria also stated, “We are committed to working with the Baker administration and neighboring communities to ensure that this a priority on both the state and regional levels.”

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