News in Brief

Back to School Vaccine Clinic

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett will be hosting a Back to School Vaccine Clinic geared towards college students on Thursday, August 12th. The clinic will be held at the Health Department, 2nd Floor – Room 20 in City Hall between 9am – 7pm.

“The City of Everett has been committed to vaccinating the entire community,” said Mayor DeMaria. “I want to ensure that as members of our community are entering or returning to college that they receive protection from COVID-19 and its variants. College students live in close quarters and interact with people from different parts of the country and the world. It is important that they not only protect themselves with the vaccine, but they protected others too by not carrying the virus.”

The Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine will be administered during this clinic. This vaccine is available to individuals ages 18 and older. This will be a walk-in clinic. No appointment is needed to receive the vaccine.

Membreno Graduates from University of Hartford

The University of Hartford congratulates Roberto Membreno of Everett for graduating in May of 2021. Membreno was one of nearly 900 undergraduates who celebrated the completion of their degrees this spring.

Spread across seven dynamic schools and colleges, the University of Hartford has been guiding the purpose and passion of students for over six decades. On our 350-acre campus alongside Connecticut’s capital city, approximately 4,600 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students from 49 states and 47 countries come together for a common purpose: to collaborate across different disciplines, diversify perspectives, and broaden worldviews. We’re a four-year private university focused on advancing the public good through meaningful connections within our communities. Our unique approach to comprehensive education gives us the critical perspectives that lead to impactful change, regionally and beyond. With degree programs spanning the arts, humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and health professions, we focus on doing the work that matters. Visit www.hartford.edu for more information.

City of Everett COVID-19 Testing Site

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the Stop the Spread program will continue through October 31. The City of Everett’s COVID-19 testing site will remain at Rivergreen Park at 1 Rivergreen Drive in Everett. Below please find the schedule:

• Monday – Thursday: 7am – 7pm

• Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 6pm

Cataldo Ambulance Services will continue to administer these tests. This is a walk-up only site. No appointment necessary.

Blood Drive at EHS On Aug. 20

On Friday, August 20 there will be a Blood Drive at Everett High School, 100 Elm St., Everett, M A in honor of John A. Ragucci. And the best part…the “E” Club is co-sponsoring it.

Please visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter John A. Ragucci, as the Sponsor Code, to schedule an appointment.

The link for the Red Cross sign ups will also be posted to the Facebook Page and the EClubofEverett.com website uner “E: Club News.

Blood is in a severe shortage and every pint or gallon that is donated helps someone that is truly in need.

John donated 50 gallons of blood during his time working with the Red Cross. He was also the Blood Chairman for the City of Everett Knights of Columbus, he was a retired city of Everett employee and a 1996 Olympic Torch Replay – Hometown Hero.

This is also the “E” Club’s 50th anniversary. It is only right that we ask you, our membership to help us to get 50 people (or more!!!) to donate blood. Please consider joining us for this urgent cause.

Garage Door Gallery

The first show at the pop-up gallery and Art Lab at the home on 132 Bucknam St. will be on Sunday, Aug. 15, at 3 p.m. Artist Karyn Alzayer will be the featured artist showing the Everett Wishing Well and doing henna art as well.

The Garage Door Gallery is brought by resident Martha Chason-Sokol, who lives and works in 132 Bucknam St.

Vaccine Clinics

Some 68.6 percent of Everett residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine, and there are more vaccine opportunities from the mobile vaccine van coming up this week.

The schedule is as follows, and no appointment is necessary.

•Aug. 12, Everett City Hall, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

•Aug. 12, Swan Street Park, 4-7 p.m.

•Aug. 19, Glendale Park, 4-7 p.m.

•Aug. 26, Meadows Park, 4-7 p.m.

The clinics are in partnership with Curative and will be offering the Pfizer vaccine.

A Message from the Elections Office

The City of Everett is looking for Poll workers!

Poll workers:

• Must be a registered voter in Massachusetts

• Willing and able to go to any precinct given to you

• Assure that the election laws of the state are followed

• Ability to sit for long hours

• Bi-lingual preferred

On the day of the election, you must report to the polling place by 6:30 am and remain until after the polls close at 8:00 pm.

The current pay starts at $200 per election and there is one mandatory training – training typically lasts one hour and we offer a morning and afternoon session for your convenience.

If you are interested, please contact the Election Commission office at 617-394-2297 or stop by Room 10 at Everett City Hall for an application.

End of Summer Extravaganza

The rain washed away the Independence Day celebration but as promised, the City will host an End of Summer Extravaganza on Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. in Glendale Park. There will be live entertainment, food and fireworks at 8:30 p.m. Free admission, and rain date of Sept. 4.

Senior Summer Concert Series

The Senior Summer Concert series at the Connolly Center continues with week. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

•Thursday, Aug. 12:  Back Track, 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the popular girl groups of the 1960s, from the Shirelles to the Supremes to the Dixie Cups.

Zion Church Community-In-Unity Block Party

Zion Church Ministries, 757 Broadway, invites all to join them on Saturday, September 18, from noon to 3 p.m. for their Annual Community-in-Unity Block Party. Enjoy free food, entertainment, a Gaming Truck, activities for children, free health screening, giveaways, and more. It’s time to have some fun, so mark the calendar and come celebrate at the Community-in-Unity Block Party.

September Senior Citizen Social

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and The Council on Aging have planned the monthly Senior Social for Wednesday September 15, 2021 at Anthony’s Restaurant, 105 Canal Street, Malden. Our event begins at 11:45am. It is a Pizza Party. The menu planned is as follows; Minestrone Soup, Antipasto Salad, Pizza, Coffee, and dessert. You will also enjoy dancing to the song stylings of Ray Cavicchio. Ticket sales for this event are September 2,3,7,9 & 10 between the hours of 9am and noon.  For additional information please call us at 617.394.2323 or 617.394.2260.

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