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Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon to be held January 14

The North Shore Black Women’s Association will hold its 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal Street.

This year’s honorees will be author Vick Breedy, Entrepreneur and day care provider Beverly Dinkins, Franklin International Beauty Supply owners Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ekhator, master barber Joe Max, artist Sharon Santillo, motivational speaker and coach Ushearnda Stroud (Reynolds), and Minutemen Press of Malden President Linsey Wyman. Ward 7 Councillor Neal Anderson will serve as the master of ceremonies.

Tickets cost $45. The price for a table of 10 is $450.

For more information, contact NSBWA Vice President Marion Desmond at 781-729-2243.


Middlesex Sheriff’s Office offer free R.A.D. class on January 9-11


Program open to women living or working in Middlesex County

CHELMSFORD, Mass. – Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian has announced the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) will host a free women’s basic self-defense course in early January. The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) program will be held January 9-11 at the MSO’s training academy in Chelmsford in collaboration with the Billerica, Concord and Tewksbury Police Departments. The classes, which will run from 6-9 p.m. each night, are open to women age 16 and over, living or working in Middlesex County. The R.A.D. program includes a combination of classroom instruction and dynamic hands-on training where participants learn self-defense techniques and tactics.

“Rape and sexual assault are violent crimes that disproportionately impact females,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “These classes are designed to teach women basic self-defense techniques, while at the same time building their confidence should they find themselves in a dangerous situation. We are proud to collaborate with our local law enforcement partners to offer this critically important program.”

Women interested in participating in the class should contact the MSO Office of Community Affairs at 978-495-7410 to register.


A Snapshot Look at 2016


COMMUNITY COMPACT: Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito sign a Community Compact agreement between the city and state this February while State Rep. Joseph McGonagle looks on. Under its compact, Everett chose to adopt best practices related to climate change mitigation, sustainable development and land protection, and Complete Streets. In return, the state will provide technical assistance in implementing those practices and new grant opportunities.


Boyce reaches millennial mark as Everett cruises past Belmont, 93-51


Everett basketball’s Ghared Boyce works fast and provides plenty of fire power to the Crimson Tide on the court.

So it’s really no surprise that he reached the 1,000-point mark in his high school basketball career as just a junior.

Boyce routinely shoots over 20 points per game and did so again on Wednesday night as Everett beat Belmont 83-51 in the Boston Area Basketball Challenge Holiday Classic.

Boyce actually had 21 points against the Marauders, which helped Everett outpace their opponents for the win and improve to 5-0.

“Ghared has a great outside shot,” said Everett coach John DiBiaso. “He has an explosive first step and he’s just a natural scorer. He’s also helped by his teammates, who give him great distribution.”

Boyce scored 26 of his 28 points in the final three quarters and 24 overall in quarters two and three, which was key to helping Everett overcome an early deficit. In fact, Belmont actually managed to keep it a tight game in the first quarter, but Everett overwhelmed their opponents with a 28-9 run in the second.

Jordan McAfee also stepped up on offense for the Crimson Tide, scoring 13 points and seven rebounds. Theo Zidor was a force on offense as well for Everett, as he had 15 rebounds and five blocks.

The BABC Holiday Classic also includes Bishop Stang, Woburn, and Cathedral High School, New Rochelle (New York), Portsmouth (New Hampshire), Bishop Hendricken (Rhode Island), St. John’s Prep, Dorchester, and Quincy.


Keeping a community healthy


~ Op Ed ~

Throughout my life I have never felt better than when I committed myself to eating a balanced diet. It is truly amazing how much better you feel when you know you are building a better body through proper diet and exercise.

That is why I am very excited about the City of Everett’s new chef for the Healthy Meals Program for members of the Community Health and Wellness Center located at 29 Maple Ave.

Today in Everett, approximately 47% of our children are overweight or obese, a rate amongst the highest in the state. Additionally, a study completed by Cambridge Health Alliance indicated that the majority of adult residents are either overweight or obese, or at risk. This public health problem jeopardizes the quality of life for our residents and is of great concern to me personally. I am so proud that our local government is taking a leadership role nationally in offering residents the tools to improve their health and in particular, the Healthy Meals program allows members to buy healthy precooked meals at an affordable price.

The Healthy Meals program focuses on three major tenants of proper nutrition: portion control, nutrient timing and macro-balanced dieting. At a cost of $80.00 per week, you select the quantity of each meal per week from healthy menu options. The City of Everett will provide you with nine prepared meals for pick up every Tuesday and Thursday at the Everett Community Health and Wellness Center. Then you simply heat and eat a healthy meal in as little as five minutes. The meal package includes three meals a day for six days and an approved snack list to eat between meals and support from our Registered Dietitian for any questions or guidance.

Wellness Center members can pick up meal order forms at the Wellness Center. Payment for meals can be made either in the Collector’s office or at the Wellness Center with debit or credit card. Please note that cash payments can only be made at the Collector’s office.

Become a member of the Wellness Center

If you own a business or work in Everett, you can become a member of the Wellness Center at $15.00 a month per individual or immediate family or you may also pay a one-time annual fee of $150.00. The fee includes all classes and seminars. The Center, which opened on April 16, 2015, incorporates a Fitness and Nutrition Center, the Recreation Department, and the Energize Everett initiative (which works locally to increase opportunities for Everett residents to eat healthy and be active in the places they live, learn, work, and play). The Wellness Center is quickly becoming a major asset to our community. Employees, residents and others invested in Everett now have access to a state-of-the-art Fitness Center for an affordable cost. Furthermore, the facility progressively offers classes, nutrition consultation and now, a meal program to enhance your personal health and wellness goals.

I urge you to take advantage of the Health and Wellness Center.

Best wishes for a healthy 2017!


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