News in Brief

MVES to Hold Free Virtual Workshop

Mystic Valley Elder Services will present a free virtual workshop series—A Matter of Balance—on Wednesdays, beginning April 7 to May 26, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 A Matter of Balance is a free, award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. You’ll learn how to see falls as something you can control; set goals for increasing your physical activities; make modifications to your home to reduce fall risks; and practice exercises that will increase your strength and balance.  This workshop is designed for anyone—whether you are concerned about falls, have a history of falling, or are interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength.

 Learn how to connect virtually thru this Zoom platform and take the class from the comfort of your own home! Registration is free, but required. To register please call Donna

Covelle at 781-388-4867 or e-mail her at [email protected].

Stop the Spread COVID-19 Testing Site to Continue

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce COVID-19 testing at the Samuel Gentile Recreation Center will continue through June 30. Cataldo Ambulance Services will continue to administer these tests Mondays through Thursdays from 7am-1pm and 2pm-7pm in addition to Fridays and Saturdays from noon-6pm.

“It is important that our residents continue to get tested,” said Mayor DeMaria. “Although our community is in the process of being vaccinated, we cannot forget that this virus has not been erased. If you don’t feel well or are displaying symptoms, please get tested.”

The Stop the Spread initiative was anticipated to end on March 31st. However, through the CARES Act funding, the initiative has been extended by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is important for those who get tested to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and practice social distancing. Until we have defeated COVID-19, we need to take all precautions to remain healthy and safe.

As a reminder, the Recreation Center is an indoor walk-up site. There is parking available at the center as well as on street parking and overflow parking at Everett High School and the DCR hockey rink. Public transportation is also available close by.

WynnBET Awarded Online Sports Betting Permit In Virginia

WynnBET, the premier casino and sports betting app from the global leader in luxury hospitality, Wynn Resorts, announces today that it has been issued a permit for the operation of online sports betting in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The WynnBET mobile app will soon be made available to sports betting enthusiasts for registration and use throughout the state. This marks the tenth state to be added to the growing list of jurisdictions where WynnBET plans to launch.

In addition, WynnBET is an Authorized Gaming Operator of NASCAR and the Official Online Sportsbook of Martinsville Speedway and Richmond Raceway, and will soon be launching its sports betting applications in the Commonwealth. “We appreciate the confidence the Virginia Lottery has in our ability to deliver a world-class, online betting experience for the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Craig Billings, President of Wynn Resorts. “We value our close relationship with NASCAR and look forward to creating a new and exciting online betting offering for NASCAR fans.”

Inspired by Wynn Resorts sophisticated brand experience, the WynnBET app offers an ultra-intuitive and highly responsive interface that delivers hundreds of sports betting options to delight both aficionados and beginners alike. In conjunction with Wynn Resorts acquisition of BetBull in 2020, WynnBET provides highly social sports-betting technology and one-of-a-kind experiences, so that wagering and winning can be a celebrated and shared experience.

WynnBET is currently available in New Jersey, Colorado, and Michigan. In addition, WynnBET has market access opportunities1 in Indiana*, Iowa*, Massachusetts*, Nevada*, Ohio*, Tennessee, and now Virginia. Such market access and licensure are subject to legalization and required approvals by regulatory authorities in each jurisdiction.

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Opens College Scholarship Opportunities

Metro Credit Union (MCU), Massachusetts’ largest state-chartered credit union, today announced that it will provide scholarship opportunities for the 2021-2022 academic year. To be eligible, the applicant and/or their parent or guardian must be a member of Metro Credit Union.

“Metro is committed to providing opportunities to further the education of our members and their families,” said Robert Cashman, CEO and president. “We look forward to seeing what’s in store for high school students in the communities we serve, and we are happy to help guide them toward rich futures filled with possibilities.”

Metro Credit Union Scholarship Program

Thirteen scholarships, for $1,000 each, will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited undergraduate program. 

The application deadline is April 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. To be considered for the scholarship awards, all applicants must apply online. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations.

 Cooperative Credit Union Association’s Massachusetts College Scholarship Program

Metro Credit Union is a sponsoring credit union in the Cooperative Credit Union Association’s Massachusetts College Scholarship Program. The Association will award six (6) $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors who will be enrolled in an undergraduate college degree program during the 2021-2022 academic year.

The application deadline is Friday, April 9, 2021. Applications will be evaluated based on essay, grades and extracurricular/community activities.

Full details for both opportunities can be found at

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