News in Brief

Mystic Valley Elder Services Hold Free Virtual Workshop Series

Mystic Valley Elder Services will present a FREE Virtual diabetes self-management workshop series My Life; My Health, beginning Thursday, October 12 to November 16, 2021, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. (Practice Session to be held on Tuesday, October 5 at 9:30 am.) Learn how to connect virtually thru a Zoom platform and take the class from the comfort of your home. You don’t want diabetes to limit the activities and life you enjoy.

 Throughout the series, you’ll learn skills for improved management of your diabetes — including how to effectively handle stress and difficult emotions, eat for your health and promote physical activity, increase your energy level, set and meet personal goals, and make informed choices about your treatment.. 

 Class size is limited, so reserve your spot today. To register or if you have any questions about the program, contact Donna Covelle at [email protected] or call 781-388-4867.

Everett Arts Association Partners with The Council on Aging

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and The Council on Aging are pleased to announce their partnership with The Everett Arts Association. Classes begin Tuesday September 28, 2021, 1pm at The Connolly Center located at 90 Chelsea Street. An instructor, Phil Ciarametaro, will be on hand to teach and guide you in your desired art medium. NEW MEMBERS are always welcome. For additional information please call Anne LoConte at 617.387.7797. There is a nominal fee to join.

Lenny Piazza Memorial

The Leonard Piazza Scholarship committee is pleased to announce the following students as recipients for 2021: Joshua Chaves, Ashley Fitzgerald, Thomas O’Shea, Kaleigh Snook, Gianna Stickney– and a donation to the Everett High School Band to aid in their awesome trip in December to play at the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. These students have worked hard to move on to college, and we hope this will help in their quest.

Lenny was involved in education for his entire career, and involved with the city of Everett in many ways, and always willing to lend a hand. Through the efforts of family and friends, these scholarships help to continue his love of helping others.

All of this is done with the help of many people, and this year’s fundraiser is coming soon. Help may be given in many ways. This year’s event will be held on October 2, 2021, with golf at the Hillview Country Club in N. Reading, followed by a get together at the Moose Lodge- also in N. Reading.

 Those wishing to help us continue may do so in many ways– golf & dinner, or attend the dinner, take part in the raffle by donating a gift, buying tickets, etc., or simply by making a donation and sponsoring a whole.

Feel free to contact any of the family members, or emailing questions to [email protected] Thank you to all who have helped in the past, and in the future.

Seniors on the Road Again!!

After a long respite, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and The Council on Aging are excited to announce the “BINGO BUS” to Foxwoods Casino and Resort. Join us Thursday October 7, 2021 at 7:30AM at The Everett Stadium Parking lot, as your Silver Fox Luxury Coach Bus will be waiting to whisk you away to the fabulous Foxwoods Casino and Resort. Super Bingo at Foxwoods start time is 10am. After a wonderful day at Foxwoods, we depart for home at 4pm. Per Fox Tours, proof of vaccination is a must as well as a mask is required for travel. For additional information, please call The Council on Aging at 617.394.2323. Reservations must be made in person at The Connolly Center located at 90 Chelsea, St Everett.

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and The Council on Aging are excited to announce a Holiday excursion to LaSalette Shrine in North Attleboro, Wednesday December 1, 2021. Our Silver Fox Luxury Coach departs the Stadium Parking lot at 9am. We will enjoy a scenic tour of fabulous Newport Rhode Island. Our first stop is at the famous Newport Play House for a delicious luncheon buffet and the side splitting comedy play, “A Christmas for Carol” Following the show, you will board the bus to the Beautiful LaSalette Shrine Christmas light display. Take in the beauty of this New England tradition. For additional information please call The Council on Aging at 617.394.2323. Reservations (October 25 through November 5) must be made in person at The Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street, Everett. Checks or Money orders should be made out to the city of Everett. Proof of vaccination is required, per Fox Tours.

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 Glendale Park on Thursday, September 16, between 4-7 p.m. and Meadows Park on Thursday, September 23, between 4-7 p.m.

“The City of Everett has been committed to vaccinating the entire community,” said Mayor DeMaria. “Our continued partnership with Curative has allowed our residents to get vaccinated by simply visiting their local park. We are proudly continuing to bring these vaccination sites into our neighborhood parks to help members of the community receive the vaccine and be protected from COVID-19.”

Each vaccine clinic will be a walk-up site and no appointment is needed. 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.

City of Everett Participates in National Clean-Up Day

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett will be participating in National Clean-Up Day on Saturday, September 18 by picking up overflow trash throughout the City at no extra cost.

“The City of Everett has always been a clean and well-maintained community,” said Mayor DeMaria. “After hearing positive feedback from residents regarding the overflow trash program in June, I wanted to participate in the National Clean-Up Day and allow residents to clean out their properties again. I hope that this day will help residents remove any excess clutter they may have in their homes.”

The City of Everett is encouraging all residents to clean out their properties to help maintain cleanliness throughout the community. Overflow trash consists of anything that is not any of the following:

• Yard Waste

• Hazardous Waste

• Demolition Materials

• White Goods

The City of Everett is asking that residents place their overflow trash on the sidewalk in front of their home the night prior on Friday, September 17th. Please put all small items in a bag and neatly place the bag in a blue bin alongside any large items on the sidewalk.

Helping Hands for Haiti Disaster Relief Drive

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett in partnership with the North Shore Evangelical Missionary Church (NSEMC) will be hosting a “Helping Hands for Haiti Disaster Relief Drive” on Sunday, September 19 between 12 – 5pm. The event will occur in Everett Square at the entrance of the School Street Municipal Parking Lot.

The drive is occurring to help provide aid and support to those who have been affected by the earthquake in Haiti that occurred on August 14th. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.2 and left many homeless, orphaned, and struggling to survive.

During the drive, the NSEMC will be collecting goods to send to Haiti. These goods include:

• Nonperishable Foods – Canned Foods, Rice, Pasta, etc.

• New or Gently Used Clothing – Adult and Children Clothing for Warm Weather

• Undergarments – Underwear, Bras, Socks

• Linens – Towels, Sheets, Face Cloths, etc.

• Health & Wellness Products – Feminine Hygiene Products, Shampoo, Soap, Diapers, Baby Wipes, etc.

• Medical Supplies – First Aid Kits, Band Aids, Pain Relievers, Alcohol, Ointment, etc.

• Electronics – Flashlights, Batteries, Walkie Talkies, etc.

The drive will begin with a brief program where members of the Everett community and the NSEMC will be speaking and providing words of hope and encouragement. All members of the community are encouraged to attend and provide support to those affected by the earthquake.

Foster MA in the City of Everett

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett in partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) is promoting Foster MA, a program that encourages people to become foster parents.

“Fostering a child in need can make all the difference in the world to them,” said Mayor DeMaria. “I am proud to support the DCF in their efforts to spread this powerful message. I hope that members of the Everett community will consider becoming a foster parent and change the life of a child in need.”

There are children of all ages and backgrounds from across the Commonwealth who need someone to provide a safe and nurturing home until they can return to their families. Time spent in a stable and secure environment gives a child a chance to heal and grow.

Foster parents don’t have to be a certain kind of person or family. Successful foster parents have different backgrounds and represent all kinds of families. Regardless of marital status or homeownership status, adults living in Massachusetts may eligible to foster a child.

For more information and to learn how to become a foster parent, please contact DCF by phone, 1-800-KIDS-508, or online, www.mass.gov/dcf.

Monthly Blood Pressure Screenings at the Connolly Center

Mayor Carlo DeMaria, The Council on Aging and Cambridge Health Alliance are thrilled to announce Blood Pressure Screenings have returned to The Connolly Center for seniors over the age of 60. Screenings will take place the fourth Monday of each month, at 10am. The Connolly Center is located at 90 Chelsea Street, Everett. CHA has arranged for a trained clinician to assist with this program. For additional information please call Camille at 774.360.7521 or 617.394.2323.

“Aging Backwards” at the Connolly Center

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and The Council on Aging are very excited to welcome back Everett’s own, Jill Tiberi Martin, to The Connolly Center for a new class” Aging Backwards” every Thursday at 11am beginning September 16. This slow paced program is a full body workout, created by Miranda Esmonde –White. It aims to release tight muscles, rebalance joints, restore your body, relieve pain, and stimulate your cells to increase energy and your immune system. This program is available to seniors aged 62 and over. For additional information, please call 617.394.2323 or 617.394.2260

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.

Zion Church to Hold 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.

Good News at the Connolly Center for Seniors

Mayor Carlo DeMaria, The Council on Aging, Cambridge Health Alliance and The Everett Foundation for Aged persons are happy to announce “Fitness Programming is Back” The weekly schedule is as follows;

•Monday at 9am: Low Impact Aerobics with Miguel

•Monday at 10am: Healthy Steps with Julie

•Monday at 11am: Country Western Line Dancing

•Tuesday at 9am: Zumba Gold with Miguel

•Thursday at 9am: Chair Yoga with Miguel

•Thursday at 10am: Senior Cardio with Christian

•Thursday at 1pm: Belly Dancing for Seniors with Sue

•Friday at 9am: Mindful stretching and gentle movement with Christian

•Friday at 10:15am: Low Impact Cardio and balance with Calvin

A gentle reminder, participants must be age 62 and over. Please wear proper footwear. Please check with your doctor before participating in our programming. For additional information please call 617.394.2323 or 617.394.2260.

Everett Citizens Foundation Grand Funding Application

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the Everett Citizens Foundation Granting Funding application for Round 1 in FY22 is now available. The request limit for this round of funding is set at $10,000. All applications are due Thursday, September 30.

“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.”

Through Mayor DeMaria’s Host Community Agreement with Wynn Resorts, approved by voters in 2013, the Everett Citizens Foundation was established. The Foundation, which consists of members appointed by Mayor DeMaria, the Everett City Council, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, and State Representative Joe McGonagle, is charged with supporting and promoting local groups, associations, and programs with important City initiatives that provide a direct benefit to Everett residents.

Any nonprofit organization in the community can apply. 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]

Talk Time at RGB Internet Radio to Host Everett Mayoral Roundtable

 Join us on Wednesday, September 15, at 7 p.m. for a special TALK TIME talk show on RGB Internet Radio. We will be hosting the Everett Mayoral Candidate Roundtable LIVE!  Our guests, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Councilwoman Gerly Adrien, and Councilman Fred Capone will discuss their plans to make Everett a better place to live and will also address resident concerns. Listeners are invited to call in or email questions or comments for the candidates. The roundtable will also be live streamed on Facebook.

Download the FREE RGB Internet Radio app from the Apple or Google Play stores, or go to www.rgbinternetradio.com.

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