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Everett Community Growers receives grant

Award supports healthy food equity research in Everett

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is proud to announce that Everett Community Growers (ECG), a program of the Everett Community Health Partnership (ECHP), has received a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) to help Everett residents and organizations to lay the groundwork for a Community Food Assessment (CFA) this year. The aim of the CFA will be to improve the community’s food system and increase access to healthy food. ECG, with support of the City of Everett and other partners, will gather information about residents’ perceptions of the Everett food environment and seek to better understand their current shopping behaviors.

Since 2010, ECG has been working to improve health outcomes and increase civic engagement through community gardening and urban farming initiatives. In its seven years of operation, ECG has significantly expanded its efforts and leadership in its food justice initiatives, and it now operates two community gardens with more than 30 plots, and as of 2016 it also operates a quarter-acre community farm, at which it empowers youths in growing food for a local food bank.

The funds awarded by NEGEF will help ECG in developing multilingual outreach and survey materials, and in securing interpretation services, as part of ECG’s efforts to engage Everett residents from a diversity of backgrounds in conversations about improving healthy food options in Everett. The award will enable ECG to build on and expand the organization’s history of community engagement as the organization begins CFA research. With so much racial and cultural diversity in Everett, being able to do outreach and research in multiple languages is imperative to ECG’s inclusive approach toward assessing the Everett food environment.

“I am so proud that the city of Everett was recently named the most diverse municipality in Massachusetts,” said DeMaria. “These funds are critical to ensuring that all our residents are made aware of the availability of healthy, fresh, locally grown produce, and also to educate the public about how they can join or participate in our urban farm or our community gardens.”

The inclusive outreach made possible by the NEGEF award will contribute to the eventual development of a community food action plan, for which ECG is currently seeking additional funding. Once funded, this plan will provide program and policy recommendations for addressing pressing and persistent food access and equity issues through a long-term, systems-focused approach.

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Crimson Tide boys hockey team drops to Methuen, 6-2

The Crimson Tide hockey team lost to Methuen, 6-2, on Monday night. Methuen took a 2-0 lead in the first period. Everett got on the board in the second off a goal by Marc Faia, who was set up by Bryan Bessler. Methuen scored one more time in the second to make it 3-1. Methuen scored twice in the third period to go up 5-1, though Ryan Snook added Everett’s second goal off a feed by Faia.



Local student earns distinction at Wichita State University

WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita State University has announced the names of more than 2,650 students who were on the WSU dean's honor roll for fall 2016.

Brandon Reyes-Turcios of Everett was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll.

To be included on the dean's honor roll, a student must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

WSU enrolls about 14,500 students and offers more than 60 undergraduate degree programs in more than 150 areas of study in six undergraduate colleges.

The Graduate School offers an extensive program including 42 master's degrees that offer study in more than 100 areas; a specialist in education degree; and doctoral degrees in applied mathematics; chemistry; communication sciences and disorders; human factors and community/clinical psychology; educational administration; physical therapy; and aerospace, electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering.


Mayor presents citation to Dr. Mavilio for retirement


Mayor Carlo DeMaria was pleased to present Dr. Alfred Mavilio, owner of Alfred P. Mavilio, DDS, which is located at 605 Broadway, with a citation honoring his retirement from practicing dentistry in Everett. Dr. Mavilio is a graduate of Everett High School and Boston University, where he received his bachelor’s degree, and a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School.

In 1960 Dr. Mavilio first partnered with Dr. McNeil, and in 1976 they moved to his current location to practice family dentistry. Prior to becoming a dentist he spent two years in active duty, as a captain, in the U.S. Army Dental Corps and was deployed to Texas and South Carolina.



Mayor joins Lieutenant Governor at Medford Vocational High School


On Tuesday, January 31, Mayor Carlo DeMaria joined Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito at the Medford Vocational Technical High School. Along with Medford Mayor Stephanie Burke and State Representative Paul Donato, the officials visited programs in the high school. Medford is the only school district that has its technical school inside its high school, and this allows for great collaboration and integration between the two schools. Polito and DeMaria visited a number of the technical program areas and spoke with students and teachers at the school.

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. We must continue to support these students so that they acquire those specialized skills and have successful futures.”



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