News in Brief

Mayor DeMaria’s Egg-Stravaganza

Mayor DeMaria is pleased to announce that Everett’s EGG-STRAVAGANZA Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 3 at Glendale Park from 9:30AM – 1PM. The event will occur rain or shine! In order to comply with State COVID-19 guidelines, the event is limited to 300 guests, including parents and chaperones.

“I am excited to host Everett’s EGG-STRAVAGANZA Egg Hunt,” said Mayor DeMaria. “Although we are unable to host our annual Spring Fling due to the pandemic, we are able to adapt to provide some normalcy to our children while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines.”

Guests will be split into two groups with the first 150 people assigned to Group 1 from 9:30AM – 11:00AM and the latter 150 people assigned to Group 2 from 11:30AM – 1PM. Glendale Park will be cleared after the first group and additional eggs will be hidden for the second group. Both groups will have the same experience with a special appearance made by the Easter Bunny to help out with the egg hunt. It is important to remember that each group will need to leave the park at the end of their assigned time.

Registration is required. To sign up, please email [email protected] with your name and number of attendees in your party. Upon receipt, you will be emailed a confirmation email with a bunny image that will include your name, number of guests and group assignment. Please present this confirmation at the entrance at Elm Street, Coburn Terrace, or the High School Parking Lot of Glendale Park as proof of registration. A printed copy or an electronic copy on your smartphone will be accepted.

All attendees are required to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and practice social distancing during the event. Although the City of Everett is excited to host the event, we need to take all precautions to remain healthy and safe.

BHCC Language Institute Awarded Five-Year Accreditation

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Language Institute and its Intensive English Program have been awarded by the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) an initial five-year accreditation that extends through December 2025. The full-time Intensive English Program is designed to provide a pathway for international students to acquire a higher level of English proficiency needed to enroll in a BHCC certificate or degree program.

“Normally, the Commission grants a one-year provisional accreditation, so we are very excited and grateful that we have been granted the five years,” said Kristen McKenna, Dean of Workforce Development. “This achievement was a collaborative effort across many departments at BHCC and an important announcement for the recruitment of international students.”

Students in the Intensive English Program study in blocks of 7-week sessions and engage in this preparation right before enrolling into either academic ELL or a degree or certificate program. The Intensive English Program’s mission is to support English Language Learners in their educational, professional, and personal goals by providing rigorous multi-level English Language instruction and accommodating the needs of both traditional and non-traditional students through affordable access to language instruction.

Sky Everett Community Meeting

The developers from Sky Everett – proposed for Second Street in the Commercial Triangle – will have an online meeting to introduce their mixed-use residential high-rise next week.

The online meeting will be on March 30 at 7 p.m. online. To get the link, go to the project website at www.TheSkyEverett.com.

Council on Aging/Connolly Center

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and The Council on Aging, together, have been working diligently to be able to offer programing to our senior residents to slowly open up The Connolly Center while maintaining current safety practices and protocol.  We are happy to announce our “Coffee Clutch” program.

The Connolly Center will be open Mondays and Fridays only,  beginning  Monday April 12. There will be two sessions offered to Everett Seniors, and one session offered on Friday.  Each session will allow a maximum of 24 seniors. There will be 6 tables of 4 people each for a 90 minute session. Seniors will have the opportunity to see old friends, enjoy a snack and coffee and scheduled entertainment. Safety protocols, such as mask wearing, temperature checks and social distancing are mandatory. Our staff is required to sanitize before and after each session.

The  “Coffee Clutch” Schedule is as follows:

Monday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Monday from 10:45 a.m. to noon

Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Reservations are a must. To make a reservation please call Margaret @ (617) 394-2323.

Everett Citizens Foundation Grand Funding Applications

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the Everett Citizens Foundation Granting Funding application for Round 2 in FY21 is now available. The request limit for this round of funding is set at $10,000. All applications are due Monday, April 5.

“This is a great opportunity for organizations to receive additional funding,” said Mayor DeMaria. “The Everett Citizens Foundation seeks to assist organizations that have a positive impact on the residents of Everett. I encourage all organizations in the community to apply.”

Any nonprofit organization can apply, however organizations who received funding during Round 1 are ineligible to receive any funds during Round 2. Applications can be found online at http://cityofeverett.com/719/The-Everett-Citizens-Foundation.

For questions or concerns regarding the application or eligibility, please email [email protected]

Everett Police Open House Information Session

Mayor DeMaria is pleased to announce that the Everett Police Department is looking to recruit a diverse applicant pool of potential candidates interested in a career in law enforcement.

There are many career opportunities within law enforcement such as school resource/field training/patrol/traffic/canine officers, marine/bicycle units, SWAT/CISM teams, crisis negotiation, DEA task forces, arson investigators and much more.

The Everett Police Department will be hosting an open house, along with an information session for those who would like to learn more about the career opportunities that lie within law enforcement. The open house/information session will be held at the Everett High School Auditorium (100 Elm St.) on Wednesday, March 31 from 6-8 p.m.

City of Everett Celebrates the Month of the Francophonie

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett in collaboration with the French Consulate of Boston, the Haitian Consulate of Boston, the Everett Haitian Community Center, and other Francophonie constituents of the City of Everett will be raising the French flag to celebrate the Month of the Francophonie. The ceremony will occur on Wednesday, March 24, at 11:30 a.m. outside of City Hall on Broadway.

The Month of the Francophonie is a celebration of the French language and culture among communities throughout the world. Although French is not an official language in the United States, members of the Everett community have elements of French heritage in their culture and the City of Everett would like to acknowledge the month with a flag raising ceremony.

In accordance to social distancing guidelines, the ceremony will be closed to the public and will be made available to watch on Facebook Live. Residents are welcomed to participate in the ceremony through Mayor DeMaria’s Facebook page, @mayordemaria.

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