News in Brief

Everett Democratic City Committee to hold Meeting and 2021 Caucus

The Everett Democratic City Committee has two important meetings scheduled. Given the ongoing concerns surrounding Covid, both meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. If you wish to participate in either or both meetings, please send an email to [email protected] to receive a registration link.

The first is the Committee organizational meeting, to be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.  This meeting is being held for the purpose of electing new members as well as electing officers to the ward and the city committees. Participation in the organizational meeting is open to all Everett registered Democrats.

The Democratic Committee Annual Caucus will be held on Saturday, July 31st, at 10:00 a.m. Registration will open at 9:30 a.m. and close promptly at 10:00 a.m. Once registration is closed and the caucus begins, no additional registration will be permitted.

The purpose of the caucus is to elect delegates and alternates to the 2021 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. The convention will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. Delegates will come together to discuss and vote on the Party Platform.

Participation in the caucus is open to all Everett registered Democrats. Youth, minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or at www.massdems.org.

Everett   Seniors on The Road again!!

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and The Council on Aging have planned a long awaited trip to Maine for our annual Lobster Bake for Wednesday September 22, 2021. Our luxury Silver Fox coach will pick us up at The Everett Stadium Parking lot at 8:30am. Our first stop is the   famed Stonewall Kitchen, where you will have time to browse through the many jellies, jams and other onsite made goodies. Our next stop is the fabulous Foster’s for a traditional Down East lobster bake. Our meal includes, New England clam chowder, Steamed mussels and Maine Clams, Fresh lobster (or chicken) baked potato and dessert. After our feast, we will stop at When Pigs fly artisan breads, and then to Yummies Candy emporium, featuring over 10, 000lbs of bulk candy, packed sweets and vintage products. Reservations must be made in person   with our trip coordinators Hazel McNeil and Carol Dello Russo, at The Connolly Center August 9 through August 13. Please make checks payable to The City of Everett. For additional information please call 617.394.2323 or 617.394.2260.

The Community Family Awarded Grant from the Foundation Trust

The Community Family is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Foundation Trust for weekly exercise programs at its Everett and Wakefield adult day health centers. The Community Family’s Everett and Wakefield centers offers stimulating day programs for elders and disabled adults living in the community but in need of some supportive services.

The Foundation Trust’s generous grant will provide a year of weekly exercise programs through Forever Fit, LLC. Forever Fit designs exercise programs for seniors to increase strength and flexibility while reducing the risk of falls. The exercise program at the Everett and Wakefield centers can be done while seated making it possible for everyone to participate.

“There is such a need for safe and engaging spaces for our disabled and senior community members. The Foundation Trust is proud to enter into this partnership to support the social, emotional, and physical well-being of participants at The Community Family,” said Lauren Liecau, Manager of the Foundation Trust.

Through this grant the Foundation Trust is improving the overall quality of life for seniors and disabled adults living in our communities. Both The Community Family and the Foundation Trust are dedicated to restoring dignity and quality of care for older adults living with chronic conditions.

The Community Family is a community-based nonprofit with 43 years of service. This new initiative will positively impact the lives of those attending the Everett and Wakefield centers. Participants at the Community Family’s adult day health centers enjoy home-like secure settings where they benefit from nursing care, engaging activities, meals and friendships.

To find out more about The Community Family’s service or eligibility visit www.communityfamily.org or call 617-381-6248.

SHOTS FIRED

The Everett Police Department is currently investigating a report of shots fired which occurred at approximately 1130 a.m. on Sunday in the area of Shute Street and Russell Place in Everett. The vehicle involved in the incident has been located by the Everett Police Department.

Initial reports indicated that there may have been an attempted abduction, however, after further investigation the police believe the parties were known to one another. This is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the neighborhood or City at this time.

If anybody has information regarding this incident they are asked to call the Everett Police Department at 617-389-2120.

SUMMER SAFETY MOVIE NIGHT

Please join neighbors and friends for the City’s Summer Safety Movie Night happening next week on July 22, starting at 7 p.m., Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium located on Cabot Street.

This is a free event and all are welcomed to attend.

The featured movie will be Space Jam (1996).

Move begins at 8:30 p.m. The event is to promote safety on the roads and will be family friendly. There will be safety activities, giveaways and fun for the whole family, including popcorn for the movie.

COVID TESTING SITE ANNOUNCED

The Everett COVID-19 testing sit has been moved to RiverGreen Park, 1 RiverGreen Drive, as of July 3.

The testing will be walk-up only with no appointment necessary.

Testing times include:

•Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-7 p.m.

•Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.

BALDWIN AVENUE PLAYGROUND SURVEY

The City and the design team for the reconstruction of the Baldwin Avenue Playground are looking for public input online. They are looking for resident input via a survey. They would like to know what the residents’ ideas, priorities and vision are for the new park. Please participate in the survey by Aug. 1.

To access the online survey, go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/BaldwinParkSurvey1. For questions, call (617) 394-2334, or e-mail Robert Moreschi at [email protected]

FREE ANNUAL SENIOR SUMMER BBQ SCHEDULED

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and The Council on Aging have planned their annual Free Senior Summer BBQ for Everett Seniors only, aged 60 and over. This year, due to the changes at The Connolly Center, the Council on Aging has decided to host the event at Anthony’s Restaurant, 105 Canal Street in Malden, Friday August 6, at 3 p.m. The COA has chosen the theme of “Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.” You will enjoy traditional BBQ fare with entertainment by Doo Wop  DeVille. Tickets are available at The Connolly Center, July 19 through July 23 from 9 a.m. until noon. If you need transportation for this event, or have any questions, please call us at 617.394.2323 or 617.394.2260.

MEDITATION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and The Council on Aging are happy to announce Mindful Meditation for seniors at The Connolly Center. The schedule is as follows; Fridays, July 23, August 8, August 20 and September 3 at 8:30 a.m.  This class is designed for you commune with your inner self, promoting self-awareness and the well-being of mind body and spirit. Please join Anna Noble from East Boston Health for this rewarding class. Reservations are required by calling 617.394.2260 or 617.394.2323. Class size is limited to 20 people.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Bread of Life mobile food pantry at the Lafayette school in Everett needs volunteers to help distribute free groceries on Thursdays from 3 to 5pm. Call Charlene @ 781-824-0564 or email [email protected] The Bread of Life mobile food pantry distributes food to needy families every Thursday from 3-5 p.m. at the Lafayette School in Everett.

MASS HUMANITIES GRANTS AVAILABLE

Mass Humanities announces new grants for organizations across Massachusetts as they continue to recover from the impacts of the coronavirus. Through funding provided to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by the American Rescue Plan, the “Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP)” grants will provide up to $20,000 in support for eligible non-profit organizations and tribal entities.

Applications are open with a final deadline of August 4. Mass Humanities expects to make awards by mid-September.

For more information: https://masshumanities.org/sharp/.

EVERETT SCHOOL PARENT INFO CENTER

The Everett Public Schools Parent Information Center (PIC) at the Keverian School will continue to be open this summer to register children in all grades for the 2021-22 school year.

The hours on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The hours on Wednesday are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The hours on Friday are 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Appointments are suggested and can be made online at the Everett Public Schools website.

As a change this year, each student enrolled will be given a new children’s book in their native language.

DEMARIA TO HOST COMMUNITY MEETING

Mayor DeMaria is pleased to announce that he will be hosting community meetings for each ward of the City, now moving to in-person meetings. Each meeting will be with a different ward of the City of Everett to learn more about the current issues facing the specific neighborhood.

The schedule for the meetings is as follows:

•Ward 5: Aug. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. in Swan Street Park. The meeting will be in person.

COUNCIL ON AGING/CONNOLLY CENTER

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and The Council on Aging, together, have been working diligently to be able to offer programing to our senior residents to slowly open up The Connolly Center while maintaining current safety practices and protocol.  We are happy to announce our “Coffee Clutch” program.

The Connolly Center will be open Mondays and Fridays only. There will be two sessions offered to Everett Seniors, and one session offered on Friday.  Each session will allow a maximum of 24 seniors. There will be 6 tables of 4 people each for a 90 minute session. Seniors will have the opportunity to see old friends, enjoy a snack and coffee and scheduled entertainment. Safety protocols, such as mask wearing, temperature checks and social distancing are mandatory. Our staff is required to sanitize before and after each session.

The  “Coffee Clutch” Schedule is as follows:

Monday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Monday from 10:45 a.m. to noon

Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Reservations are a must. To make a reservation please call Margaret @ (617) 394-2323.

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