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Mayor DeMaria Announces September Senior Social

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Council on Aging (COA) are pleased to announce the September Senior Social for Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Anthony’s Restaurant at 105 Canal Street in Malden.

The event begins at 11:15am in the lounge where friendly staff will be greeting guests. There will be complimentary coffee, tea and an array of breakfast pastries already set up for guests to enjoy.

The delicious meal will begin at 11:15am in the Terrace room. The meal includes, Italian wedding soup, pasta, chicken cordon bleu,’ rice pilaf, seasonal vegetables, ice cream and cake for dessert, coffee and tea.

Ray Cavicchio will be on the center stage to dance to and sing along with. There will also be a raffle with some wonderful door prizes given at each social event.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Connolly Center beginning September 1. For additional information, please call 617-394-2323.

Immaculate Conception Parish Hosts Multicultural Festival

The Immaculate Conception Parish of Everett is proud to announce, Multicultural Festival “22”, an all-day event on Saturday, August 27 from 10am to 5pm at the Lafayette School Park. The day will include a variety of family-based activities. There will be a variety of food, music, dancing, activities and games with all proceeds going to the Immaculate Conception church. The first “multicultural” event was held a few years ago by our Spanish community and they invited us to develop the festival into a more inclusive event.

Over the years, the I. C. Parish has always changed and evolved since it’s opening in 1896 with a mostly European population such as Irish and Italians, to today’s parishioners made up of Latinos, Asians, Haitians, and Africans to name a few. In spite of our cultural differences, we all have one thing in common, our faith and belief in God. To celebrate our diversity in the Parish and the City of Everett, we invite you all to join us in fellowship. For more information, please contact the rectory at 617-389-5660. We look forward to seeing you there.

Boston Area Prices Were Up 7.0 Percent From a Year Ago

The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released figures for the Boston CPI in July 2022. The CPI program produces monthly data on the changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services. The  highlights appear below:

 • The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Boston-Cambridge-Newton area was up 0.7 percent over the two months. This was mainly attributable to higher prices within food, up 2.6 percent.

• Over the last 12 months, the CPI-U rose 7.0 percent in Boston; the rate was lower than the national rate, up 8.5 percent.

• The all items less food and energy index increased 3.9 percent over the year driven mainly by higher shelter (2.8 percent), medical care (6.9 percent), and new and used motor vehicle costs (7.5 percent).

• Energy prices jumped 43.9 percent since last July largely attributable to higher gasoline prices, up 55.1 percent.

• Food prices increased over the year (10.3 percent) the highest annual advance recorded in Boston since July 1979 (+12.4 percent). This was mainly due to higher grocery prices, up 10.9 percent.

• Of the twelve metropolitan areas for which inflation measures are available this month, Boston had the third-lowest annual rate (7.0 percent). New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA posted the lowest annual rate (6.5 percent). The largest increase was seen in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (11.2 percent).

Mayor DeMaria Announces Sock Hop for Seniors

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and The Council on Aging (COA) are pleased to announce an old-fashioned Sock Hop for Seniors at The Connolly Center, Saturday October 1, 2022 beginning at 1pm.

You will be entertained by Billy D and The Rock It’s singing all your favorite 1950’s and 1960’s Rock Around the Clock Tunes. Cuff your jeans, put on your poodle skirts, saddle shoes and penny loafers and join the party. There will be dance contests with prizes, as well as prizes given for the person that is best dressed for the time period.

Ticket sales begin September 1 at The Connolly Center. For additional information, please call 617-394-2323 or 617-394-2260.

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