From the Mayor’s Office

MAYOR DEMARIA’S SUMMER YOUTH JOB PROGRAM RETURNS FOR 2018

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the Summer Youth Job Program has returned and will be accepting applications.

The Mayor and his administration offer the Summer Youth Program to provide essential opportunities to teens prior to going off to college. The program helps students pay for books or expenses, and provides job experience for those entering the workforce.

Mayor DeMaria stated, “The impact of summer employment is long lasting, giving young people more confidence and commitment in their community, schools, and personal lives.

The DeMaria administration has successfully operated the Summer Youth Job Program for nearly a decade. Last year the program hired over 150 students and has enabled them to succeed throughout the rest of their lives.

Everett residents also benefit from the community improvement projects that the youth undertake. For example, last year the students cleaned up many neighborhood parks, the Northern Strand Community Bike Trail, and many learned valuable skills while working at many municipal locations; including DPW, Communications Department, Human Resources, and the Mayor’s Office.

Everett residents from ages 15 to 21 years old who are seeking summer employment are encouraged to apply. Working papers will be required if you are under the age of 18.  Job placements are located throughout the City of Everett. There will be two sessions, which will run 4 weeks long and up to 20 hours per week. Each hired student is permitted one session.

Applications can be obtained from April 9 – May 24, at Everett City Hall, Human Services Department or by visiting cityofeverett.com/summerjobs.

 

DEMARIA LOOKS TO EXPAND VOCATIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERETT STUDENTS

On Tuesday, March 27, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, along with the Everett Public School’s Program Advisory Committee and several community stakeholders met to discuss developing vocational training opportunities for Everett students. The Mayor and School Department are looking to expand and formalize these programs into state certified vocational education programs, which will include carpentry, culinary, health, hospitality, machine, and marketing.

It has been a top priority of Mayor DeMaria and a passion of his to pursue the development of vocational training opportunities for the people of Everett. During the meeting, the Mayor emphasized the value these programs bring to the community and the support these students need to acquire specialized skills.

Mayor DeMaria stated, “Now more than ever, we are attracting businesses that will provide great job opportunities and career pathways for our students. Our challenge now is to provide our young people with the right training to access those jobs, which will pay a living wage and allow the next generation to stay in our great city.”

Today, NBI, an IT consulting firm in Everett Square, has been training Everett High School students to be their next generation of employees working in the heart of our community. With the strong foundation that the DeMaria administration has put into Everett there is no doubt that many more NBIs will be training EHS students.

In 2017, Mayor Carlo DeMaria joined Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito at the Medford Vocational Technical High School. Along with Mayor Stephanie Burke and Representative Paul Donato the officials visited vocational programs in the high school.

Medford is the only school district that has their technical school inside their high school, and this allows for great collaboration and integration between the two schools. The Lt. Governor and Mayor DeMaria visited a number of the technical program areas and spoke with students and teachers at the school.

Mayor DeMaria stated, “Many students from Everett are able to gain specialized skills at the Medford Vocational Technical High School. These programs are highly valued in our community and we appreciate the partnership we have formed with MVTHS. However, it is important that we continue to support these students with programs within our own high school and community.”

 

CITY OF EVERETT DATES FOR YARD WASTE

Yard waste will be collected on certain trash/recycling days

City of Everett

Dates for 2018-Yard Waste

Yard Waste will be collected on your trash/recycling day.

All dates are WEEK OF:

April – 9, 23

May – 7, 21

June – 4, 18

July – 2, 16, 30

August – 13, 27

September – 10, 24

October – 9, 22

November – 5, 19

December – 3, 17

Holiday Schedule – Whenever a scheduled collection day falls on a holiday, that day’s collection and all remaining collections for the week will be delayed one day – Friday’s collection will be on Saturday.

Rules to follow: Items must be placed curbside, no later than 7 a.m. Only clean yard waste packaged in brown paper bags or in barrels will be picked up. NO PLASTIC BAGS. Clean yard waste includes: grass clippings, leaves and small branches (tied not taped). NO LARGE branches, rocks, dirt or broken pots please.

“Yard Waste” stickers are for barrels only. Stickers are not needed for paper bags. They are available at the Constituent Services Desk 1st floor, and the Mayor’s Office.

For Large Branch Removal – Call 617-394-2270 or 311 for City mulcher truck.

Please contact the Constituent Service’s Office at 617-394-2270 with any questions regarding recycling and or yard waste.

 

THE MAYOR’S COUNCIL ON AGING TO HOST MOTHER’S DAY PARTY

Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s Council on Aging has planned their annual Mother’s Day Party for Thursday, May 10, at 11:30am at the Connolly Center. Attendees will enjoy beef tenderloin, potatoes, vegetable and dessert, which will be prepared by the City’s own in-house chef, Tina Souza. Back by popular demand the COA has hired Everett’s own Diane Ellis and Carol O’Shaunnessy with the Tom LaMark Band. DJ Tommy Sheehan will also be playing music for your dancing pleasure. Reservations are being accepted in the COA Office beginning April 18. For additional information, please contact Dale at 617-394-2323 or Ida at 617-394-2260.

 

THE COUNCIL ON AGING ANNOUNCES APRIL SENIOR SOCIAL

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Council on Aging have planned the monthly Senior Social for Wednesday, April 18, at the Connolly Center. The social begins at 11:45 a.m. and a delicious catered meal of; soup, antipasto, pasta, meatballs, and sausage will be served, along with a delicious dessert. You will also enjoy dancing to the smooth sounds of Ray Cavicchio and his band. Kick the snow off your heals and join us for this exciting event. Tickets are available for purchase at the Connolly Center, COA Office. For additional information, please call Dale at 617.394.2323 or Ida at 617.394.2260.

 

ALL RESIDENTS are asked TO PARTICIPATE IN EARTH DAY CLEAN UP

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is asking residents to help out on Saturday, April 21, to improve the Northern Strand Community Trail in celebration of Earth Day. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Everett DPW (19 Norman Street) at 8:00AM. To pre-register or for more information, please visit www.cityofeverett.com/cleanup. Don’t miss out on a great time for a great cause.

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