News in Brief

Everett Celebrates Pride Month

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett will be raising the Pride Flag on Tuesday, June 1 to celebrate Pride Month. The ceremony will be held at 11am outside of City Hall.

“I am proud to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community and raise the Pride Flag in celebration of Pride Month,” said DeMaria. “The City of Everett is a welcoming and inclusive community to all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. As Mayor, I am committed to advocating for equality among all members of our community.”

Following the flag raising ceremony, DeMaria will be attending a ribbon cutting for the new LGBTQ+ Youth and Resource Center at the former Pope John XXIII High School. The center will be opening on June 1st to help youth growing up gay and struggling with the fear that it brings internally. The center hopes to be a resource to the community to help address the needs of our LGBTQ+ youth.

Everett Officials Host 5th Annual Haitian Flag Raising Ceremony

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett in partnership with the Everett Haitian Community Center hosted the Annual Haitian Flag Raising Ceremony to celebrate Haitian Flag Day. The ceremony was held on Tuesday, May 18 outside of City Hall.

“It was an honor to celebrate Haitian Flag Day,” said DeMaria. “I am proud of the relationship the City of Everett has formed with our Haitian community. Everett is truly a melting pot and I am committed to celebrating our community members of all backgrounds.”

Mayor DeMaria also recited an official proclamation declaring May 2021 Haitian Heritage Month in the City of Everett. Along with Mayor DeMaria, Everett Haitian Community Center Director Reverend Myrlande DesRosiers, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, State Representative Joe McGonagle, City Councilor Gerly Adrien, and Superintendent Priya Tahiliani spoke at the ceremony to honor the month.

City of Everett Text to Enroll for Alerts Program

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that residents can sign up for receive important news and updates from the City of Everett through a text message. Residents who do not currently receive alerts can register for this service through an online form.

“It is important to keep our citizens informed about information and events,” said DeMaria. “Registering for our alerts is a way to ensure that all residents are informed of any news or updates occurring in the City. I hope more members of the community will sign up and welcome these updates.”

The City of Everett encourages all residents to sign up for the public service announcements to receive news and updates in the community. Residents can sign up by texting “EVERETTMA” to 99411. Standard text message rates apply. A reply will be generated with a link that will prompt residents to complete a form.

Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for Youth Ages 12 and Over

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will be administering vaccines to youth ages 12 and over at Glendale Park on Saturday, June 5 beginning at 8am.

“The City of Everett is now able to vaccinate more members of the community,” said DeMaria. “Our partnership with MGH will help ensure that Everett’s youth will have the opportunity to be protected from this virus. I am hopeful that this will bring us another step closer to becoming a fully vaccinated community.”

MGH will be administering the Pfizer vaccine through a mobile van facility. Registration is required for those interested and eligible to receive the vaccine.

To register, please email [email protected] with the child’s first and last name, date of birth, phone number, and email address. Please also include the parent’s or guardian’s first and last name who will be accompanying them to receive the vaccine. A confirmation email will be sent with an appointment.

DeMaria to Host Virtual Ward 2 Community Meeting

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that he will be virtually hosting a community meeting for the City of Everett’s Ward 2 community on Zoom on Wednesday, May 26 at 7pm to learn more about the current issues facing the specific neighborhood. Mayor DeMaria had previously met with Ward 1 on a community meeting on Wednesday, May 12th.

“My Administration and I were excited to meet with Everett’s Ward 1,” said DeMaria. “Residents asked questions and shared concerns that we were able to address. I look forward to connecting with the residents of Ward 2, hearing their concerns, and working together to resolve any issues.”

Community meetings will be held for the remaining wards over the next few weeks.

The schedule for the remaining meetings is as follows:

• Ward 2: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

• Ward 3: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

• Ward 4: Wednesday, June 23, 2021

• Ward 5: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

• Ward 6: Wednesday, July 14, 2021

To join the meeting for your ward, please use the following Zoom information:

Join the Zoom meeting using this link:

https://ci-everett-ma.zoom.us/j/91511213761

Meeting ID: 915 1121 3761

Dial in:  +1 646 558 8656

Overflow Trash Pickup in the City of Everett

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that beginning June 1, the City of Everett will be picking up overflow trash throughout the City at no extra cost. Overflow trash pickup will occur through the end of June.

“The City of Everett has always been a clean and well-maintained community,” said Mayor DeMaria. “As I listen to residents, I have heard concerns about larger items they wish to dispose to keep clean. I hope that our overflow trash pickup program will help residents remove any excess clutter they have been holding.”

The City of Everett is encouraging all residents to clean out their properties to help maintain cleanliness throughout the community. Residents can place overflow items on the curb next to their trash.

Giving Thanks Senior Social

Please join Mayor Carlo DeMaria and The Council on Aging for this special event, Wednesday June 23, 11:30 a.m. at Anthony’s in Malden, 105 Canal St.

As we near the end of the Pandemic, the Mayor’s Council on Aging, has chosen to host a traditional. “Giving Thanks”, Thanksgiving dinner party. The menu includes; a garden salad, pasta, a delicious Turkey dinner with all the fixings and Apple pie for dessert. You will also enjoy the song stylings of Ray Cavicchio and his band.

Ticket are available for purchase June 7,10, 11and 14 from 9 a.m. until noon at  the front office of The Connolly Center located at 90 Chelsea Street. Reservations will not be accepted over the phone or through the mail. We reserve the right to limit quantities, change and or cancel the event as  CDC protocol dictates. Checks or Money orders only, no cash please. For additional information please call Dale or Margaret at 617.394.2323.

Postal Employees Will Celebrate Memorial Day

 Post Offices across the commonwealth will be closed on Monday, May 31, as our employees pause to celebrate Memorial Day. Street delivery on Monday will be limited to guaranteed overnight parcels and there will be no collection of mail.

Full retail and delivery operations will resume on Tuesday, June 1.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Meet the team: Peter Sikora

What do you do in the City?

“Supervisor in the Inspectional Services Department (ISD)! I oversee ISD. I follow up on inspections. I also follow up with 9-1-1 calls by assisting the Fire Department and Police Department with calls that may have building issues or violations.”

What is your favorite part about working for the City?

“Giving back to the City that I grew up in.”

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from your roll?

“To treat people how I would want to be treated in life….. with respect!”

What do you like to do when your are not working?

“Spending time with my two daughters, playing softball, and being with friends and family.”

Meet the team: Jay Monty

What do you do in the City?

“I am a Transportation Planner/Engineer. I have a diverse role that includes developing formal policies on mobility and transportation as related to public and private developments. I oversee design of projects, bike paths, bus lanes, and anything that promotes bicycle, pedestrian, and transit safety. I also represent the City on certain boards and committees..”

What is your favorite part about working for the City?

“I love the diversity of the work. I don’t know anyplace else I could have such a diverse role.”

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from your roll?

“Always put yourself in other people’s shoes. It’s great to learn other people’s perspectives.”

What do you like to do when your are not working?

“I have many transportation related hobbies. I actually rode my bike to Montreal a few years ago! I also know how to sail and I drive a steam-train in Maine too.”

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