News in Brief

Mayor DeMaria’s Summer Basketball League

Mayor DeMaria is pleased to announce that the Mayor DeMaria’s Summer Basketball League will begin on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 and will run through Saturday, August, 7, 2021. The games will occur at Rivergreen Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4pm-8pm and on Saturdays between 9am-12pm.

“The Summer Basketball League is an exciting way to start the summer,” said Mayor DeMaria. “This program will not only provide normalcy to the children’s lives, but it will also promote health and fitness. I encourage all the eligible youth in the community to participate.”

Registration is required to participate in the league, and both boys and girls are welcome to participate. There is a $20 registration fee per child in the form of cash or money order. Teams will be broken down into 4th/5th/6th grade, 7th/8th grade, and high school students.

Beginning on Saturday, July 10th, there will also be an instructional class on Saturday mornings between 9am-10am for boys and girls in the 1st/2nd/ 3rd grade. This class will be held for four weeks with no fee.

Registration will be available in the lobby of the Samuel Gentile Recreation Center between 4pm-8pm on the following days:

•Friday, June 4

•Tuesday, June 8

•Thursday, June 10

•Tuesday, June 15

•Thursday, June 17

•Tuesday, June 22

For any questions or concerns, please email [email protected].

City of Everett Celebrates Juneteenth

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett in collaboration with the North Shore Juneteenth Association, Inc. will be raising the Juneteenth Flag on Thursday, June 17 at 11AM outside of City Hall, on the corner of Broadway and Church Street.

“Juneteenth is an important day for members of our community,” said Mayor DeMaria. “The Juneteenth Flag represents the ending of slavery in America and I am proud to raise this flag. The City of Everett is committed to being inclusive and embracing traditions from all cultures in our community.”

Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom and achievement, and the City of Everett is honored to host this year’s ceremony with the North Shore Juneteenth Association, Inc. Speakers include Mayor DeMaria, President of the North Shore Juneteenth Association, Inc. Nicole Mcclain, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, State Representative Joe McGonagle, Bishop Robert Brown, and more. The Phunk Phenomenon dance group will also be performing at the ceremony.

All members of the community are welcomed to attend. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event.

Pfizer Vaccine Clinic at Neighborhood Parks

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett in partnership with Curative will be distributing Pfizer vaccines to the community at three local parks on Thursdays during the month of June between 4pm-7pm.

“The City of Everett has been committed to vaccinating the entire community,” said Mayor DeMaria. “Our partnership with Curative will allow for additional residents to get vaccinated and be protected from this virus. We are proudly furthering our efforts by bringing the vaccine into the neighborhoods.”

Each vaccine clinic will be a walk-up site and no appointment is needed. The schedule for the vaccine sites is as follows:

•June 10 – Swan Street Park, 4pm-7pm

•June 17 – Glendale Park, 4pm-7pm

•June 24 – Meadows Park, 4pm-7pm Residents ages 12 and over are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Please be advised that the Pfizer vaccine is a two-dose vaccine. Once the first dose is administered, Curative will provide more information regarding the second dose

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