Page 16 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, February 1, 2019 Nina Pesce Brooks celebrates 90th birthday with family & friends L ifelong Everett resident Nina Pesce Brooks recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Over 150 family members and friends were on hand for the momentous event, which was held at Rosaria Restaurant in Saugus. The beloved matriarch of the Pesce family was overjoyed to be surrounded by many generations of her large family. Nina is one of nine children born to Antonio and Catherine Albano Pesce and was married close to 50 years to the late Everett Police Officer Frederick Brooks. Fellow parishioners and longtime friends from her beloved Saint Anthony’s Church in Everett and Saint Joseph’s Church in Medford also joined in the celebration. Nephews Stephen Pesce and Phillip Pesce spoke about their aunt’s milestone birthday and the team effort that went into planning the event. The birthday girl looked beautiful and sparkled as she welcomed her guests in the flower- and picture-filled hall. Everyone is looking forward to Nina’s 95th! State and local officials also sent their well wishes. Nina was presented with citations from Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the Everett City Council, State Senator Sal DiDomenico and State Representative Joseph McGonagle. Nina Pesce Brooks is shown with Ward 1 Councillor Fred Capone, cousin Ward 5 Councillor Rosa DiFlorio and nephew Tobey Choate. 2019 residential parking stickers now available M ayor Carlo DeMaria and the Office of the Parking Clerk would like to notify residents to obtain their residential parking stickers. Vehicle owners must visit the website https://everettparking. cityhallsystems.com/ and submit an online application in order to receive their stickers. Please make sure any prior parking violations and excise tax must be fully paid prior to submitting an application. Once the online application is complete, stickers will then be mailed directly to the resident. A link to the parking sticker website will also be available on the City’s official website, cityofeverett.com as well as the City’s Facebook Page. As a courtesy, stickers may still be obtained for free until Feb. 28. Then, beginning March 1, the $10, per sticker, fee will once again be reinstated. Residents may apply for up to four stickers per online application. Information required to complete the application include name, address (include floor number and apartment number, if applies), license plate number, the name that appears on the registration, email and phone number. Please make sure any prior parking violations and excise tax must be fully paid prior to submitting an application. Once a resident has successfully submitted an application, they will receive an email notification of the order. Upon verification of their information, the resident will then receive an additional email as confirmation that the order has been successfully processed. The parking sticker will then be mailed to the resident. To assist residents with the process, the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services will be available to help navigate the online application. The process for obtaining visitor placards will remain the same. Anyone wishing to request a visitor placard must do so in person at the Parking Clerk's Office at City Hall. Visitor placards are required for any visitors of Everett residents who wish to park overnight on the streets of Everett. Visitor placards cost $5 for a onenight pass, $10 for a seven-day pass, $15 for a 14-day pass, $20 for a 21-day pass and $25 for a 30-day pass. In order to obtain a visitor placard a resident must show proof of residency. Residency can be established with a Massachusetts driver's license, utility bill or lease. The license plate number of the visitor's vehicle must be provided at time of request. The visitor placard shall be displayed on the driver's side of the dashboard, clearly visible through the windshield. For questions regarding the residential parking sticker program or the online application, please contact Everett 311 or the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Service’s at 617-394-2270. Chelsea Jewish Hospice to hold free monthly support groups “Healing Grief Through Art” to be held on Wed., Feb. 13 in Chelsea C HELSEA, Mass. (February 2019) – Chelsea Jewish Hospice and Palliative Care, part of Chelsea Jewish Lifecare (www. chelseajewish.org), is sponsoring a series of grief support groups which are free of charge and open to the public. “Healing Grief Through Art” will be held will be held on Wednesday, February 13 at Chelsea Jewish Hospice (123 Captains Row in Chelsea). COUNCIL | FROM PAGE 3 Councilor-at-Large Peter Napolitano underscored the importance of having functioning street lights. “My main concern right now is multiple [outages],” he said. “The last thing we want, in a city like Everett, is for people to be afraid to go out into the neighborhoods beRCN | FROM PAGE 4 Counseling, Education and Career Development, Transitional Day Program, Emergency and Transitional Residences, Welcome Center and the new Cooperative Apartments. “We are very thankful for RCN Boston’s continued support, especially from this latest The objective of this group is for individuals to meet others who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Projects include putting together expressive journals and creating simple memorial art projects amidst compassionate conversation. No artistic experience or “talent” needed! The groups will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on February 13. Designed to help participants cause it’s too dark.” Napolitano also said dark streets adversely affect the city’s image. “The main streets make the city look poor when the lights are out,” he said. Councilor-at-Large John Hanlon was critical of Cameron regarding the outages on Main Street. “I don’t believe in you,” he told Cameron. “For years and supply drive from its employees,” said Bridge Over Troubled Waters Executive Director Elisabeth Jackson. “Having partners in the community like RCN Boston gives us the ability to help more youth establish their own futures beyond our services to full independence.” About Bridge Over process their feelings without judgement, the group provides an emotionally supportive and nurturing atmosphere. Parking is free and conveniently located in an adjacent parking lot. People of all and no faith traditions are welcome. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Katie at kwillis@chelseajewish.org or call 617889-0779. years, I’ve been asking you to fix three lights on Main Street and it hasn’t been done.” Panhandling ordinance opposition Resident Samantha Lambert urged the council not to move forward with the panhandling ordinance as it is written. During the Jan. 14 meeting, Troubled Waters Founded in 1970, Bridge Over Troubled Waters is Boston’s foremost agency providing supportive services to homeless, runaway and at-risk youths ages 14-24. Bridge’s proven and innovative services are delivered through an effective continuum of care model, ranging from shortAbout Chelsea Jewish Lifecare Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, a highly respected leader in senior living, employs over 1,200 people and provides care to over 800 individuals daily, with campuses in Chelsea and Peabody, Mass. Offering a full continuum of services, Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is redefining senior care and reenvisioning what life should be like Councilor-at-Large Michael Marchese suggested bolstering the city’s nuisance/panhandling law by adding the language: “It shall be unlawful for any person to beg or solicit money or aid in his own behalf in any place of business, house, or upon any of the streets of Everett.” However, Lambert said the orterm survival aid services to long-term life-skill building residential programming that recognizes past trauma and prepares youths to become independent adults. For more information, visit www.BridgeOTW.org. About RCN Boston RCN in Boston serves the for those living with disabling conditions. The eldercare community includes a wide array of skilled and short-term rehab residences, ALS and MS–specialized care residences, traditional and specialized assisted living options, memory care, independent living, adult day health, geriatric care management, home care and hospice agencies that deliver customized and compassionate care. dinance has a misguided objective. “It could really just shift the problem to Chelsea,” she said. Therefore, she advised the council to examine the “root cause” of homelessness and the resources that are available for homeless individuals. “Let’s start the conversation about homelessness prevention,” she said. communities of Allston, Arlington, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Burlington, Charlestown, Dedham, Dorchester, Everett, Framingham, Hyde Park, Lexington, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Revere, Roslindale, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, West Roxbury and Woburn.

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