News in Brief

City Will Not Ticket or Tow in November for Street Sweeping

As November approaches, the City’s policy of NOT ticketing and towing for street sweeping will continue. Because this is the last month of sweeping, Mayor Carlo DeMaria humbly requests that everyone cooperate to the best of their ability to move their vehicles on street sweeping day. The DPW is working TIRELESSLY to clean tree pits, catch basins, and drainage to prep for the winter. Please help out and do your part. #moveyourcareverett

Legislature Passes Unemployment Benefits Extension to 17,000 Low-Income Recipients

Rep. Joe McGonagle along with his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature on Monday, October 26 passed An Act relative to additional unemployment benefits for the neediest recipients currently excluded from the Lost Wages Assistance program, which would enhance unemployment benefits for 17,000 people in Massachusetts by as much as $1,800 each.

“Many people are continuing to be hit hard by the fallout effects of this pandemic,” said McGonagle. “We in the Legislature have to do everything we can to make sure we are supporting these workers and their families to pull through. I believe this legislation will greatly benefit thousands across the Commonwealth. Thank you to Speaker DeLeo, Senate President Spilka, Governor Baker and all those who pushed this forward.”

“The House has an ongoing and long-standing commitment to supporting workers, and these benefits will ease the economic burden of the pandemic on individuals and families across the Commonwealth,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop). “I thank Chairs Michlewitz and Hay and House Members for their diligence n this important issue, and appreciate the leadership of Senate President Spilka with the support from our colleagues in the Senate.

The legislation authorizes an increase to unemployment compensation for every recipient in Massachusetts not receiving at least $100 in weekly benefits. This enhancement would apply retroactively to approximately 17,000 recipients.

The Governor signed the legislation into law on Monday.

City to Hold Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11

The City of Everett announced they will host a virtual, online Veterans Day ceremony on Weds., Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m.

Approximately 70 percent of Everett’s veterans are over the age of 65, making them more vulnerable during the pandemic. Because of this, please join virtually on Nov. 11 at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s Facebook and ECTV for Veteran’s Day.

The Ceremony will be hosted by the mayor.

Connolly Center Food Pantry Moves Inside

The Connolly Center Food Pantry on Wednesdays will start new protocols on Nov. 4, with the drive-in aspect being moved to walk-up only.

Beginning on Nov. 4, the Connolly Center Pantry will be for walk-up only between the hours of 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Wednesday. Please remember to bring bags, wear a mask, and maintain social distancing.

The line forms on the west side of the building in the driveway.

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