The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has started a new transit study you may have heard of called the Everett Transit Action Plan. The Plan is looking at Everett’s lack of direct access to rapid transit, commuter rail, and bus service, and will develop a plan to improve the City’s local connections to public transportation in the greater Boston area. We recently hosted a community open house on November 16 at the Connolly Center where we heard a lot of helpful feedback from residents and workers of Everett.
Employers are reminded that the Massachusetts minimum wage is set to increase to $10.00 an hour effective January 1, 2016. This will be the second of three annual increases resulting from the passage of Chapter 144 of the Acts of 2014, An Act Restoring the Minimum Wage and Providing Unemployment Insurance Reforms. The final increase to $11.00 an hour will become effective January 1, 2017.
Kiwanis fundraises to help children in need, with its’ generous membership and friends donating $25 gift cards to be gifted to Everett teens in the age group of 13 – 16 years old. The Club focuses on this age group as The Salvation army provides for children up to 12 years old.
Last year Everett Kiwanis raised $3525.00, which meant every identified teen with need, 141 total, received a $25 gift card.
The Kiwanis Club’s main focus is helping children, and this effective giving is what the Club endeavors to do more and more of each year.
As you may know, each month brings new opportunities to apply for apprenticeships with different union building trades. Each of the 17 trades has its own timeline and procedure for apprenticeship applications. These well-paying jobs provide opportunities to build new structures throughout the area, including the Wynn Resort here in Everett. Help spread the word!
Starting Wage: ~$15 / hour + benefits
NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
The following trades accept applications monthly as follows:
Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett are partnering with Nightshift Brewing and Shortpath Distillery for a new and exciting event. "Village Fest" will include an array of popular food trucks, a live music stage, and locally crafted beer and spirits. Be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday September 19th, 3-9pm and join us #downthevillage for what’s sure to be an amazing community celebration!
Everett Public Schools recently published the catalog for the fall Adult Evening School program. Registration for the program begins on September 15. More information and the course catalog is now available on the Everett Public Schools website. The courses generally take place at Everett High School, unless otherwise noted.