Community Briefs

COVID-19 Testing Update

The Edith Street Park COVID-19 testing center will be closed on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The testing center normally operates every Wednesday from 12pm-6pm, however due to the holiday, the center will be closed to ensure that the lab will be able to process all testing samples. Testing will still be conducted during the morning hours of the day at Upper Florence Street Park at 72 Nichols Street from 7am-12pm.

On Thanksgiving Day, the testing center at the Rivergreen Park parking lot will be closed. Normal testing will resume on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Swan Street Park from 7am-12pm and Everett City Hall parking lot from 12pm-6pm.

Connolly Center Temporarily Closed

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Connolly Center Food Pantry will be closed on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The pantry will take this opportunity to restock the shelves to ensure that they will be prepared to serve the public over the coming weeks.

Home deliveries will still be made on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th to those in need. Additionally, they will be accommodating appointments for the Human Service Holiday program.

The pantry will reopen the following week, on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

For Kids Only Partners With City

In partnership with Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett, For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO) has begun to celebrate the Season of Giving!  On Thursday, November 19th, FKO will be receiving a donation of 80 Thanksgiving Activity Kits from the United Way of Mass Bay on behalf of their corporate partner, Massachusetts Electric.  These activity kits will be filled with snacks, thanksgiving games, crafts, coloring puzzles and indoor scavenger hunts to be distributed to all children attending the city’s remote learning center, operated by FKO Afterschool. FKO is currently operating out of the former Pope John High School and serving 75 Everett children each day from 7:30am to 5:30pm.  Enrollment is ongoing and financial assistance is available!  Visit or call 857-201-9996 for more information.

Everett Housing Authority Participates in Socks for Soldiers Collection

The Everett Housing Authority in an effort to assist those in need during this difficult time has decided to conduct a community sock collection for the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea. Please help in this charity collection by bringing new insulated or white socks (without elastics) to our collection drop box in front of our Administrative Office, 393 Ferry St, Everett.  The collection box will be available daily during working hours, ongoing until December 17, 2020 (Mon. thru Thur. 9A – 3P & Fri. 9A – 11A excluding holidays). All socks collected will be brought to the Soldiers’ Home where they will be distributed, as needed by the staff.

City Closes Down City Hall for Thanksgiving Week Out of Caution

Everett City Hall closed its doors on Monday for the Thanksgiving week out of an abundance of caution, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the City.

The physical building of Everett City Hall closed beginning Monday, Nov. 23, and will re-open Monday, Nov. 30, out of an abundance of caution and the safety of staff and customers. Online bill pay is still up and running as well as drop boxes outside of all City Hall doors. Please call 311 for any and all needs.

“Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time,” read a statement from the City.

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