EV Vol. 33, No.6 -FREEEVE ER TT Your Local News & Sports Online in 6 Languages! Scan & Subscribe Now! ADDOCCO TEAT What Moves Everett Schools project fi ndings www.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday 617-387-2200 Friday, February 9, 2024 How Everett students, staff and faculty feel about their school commutes Special to Th e Advocate T he City of Everett Department of Transportation and Mobility, along with the Green Streets Initiative (GSI), announces the completion of its exciting What Moves Everett Schools project. GSI was hired by the City of Everett Department of Transportation and Mobility to lead this work, in conjunction with the Everett Public Schools, to understand how the school community currently commutes to school, how they would ideally like to do so and what obstacles keep them from commuting the way they would like. This project was conducted under the leadership of Eric Molinari, Everett Transportation Planner, and Katherine Jenkins-Sullivan, Everett Sustainability Planner. “We felt that the student population often doesn’t get surveyed when it comes to these kinds of studies. Doing this project in our schools will be a good way to gather information that, frankly, other places just don’t really have,” MOVES EVERETT | SEE PAGE 6 Shown above is a screenshot of the “What Moves Everett” webpage. School Committee discusses school closures on upcoming election days update provided on migrant children living in Everett hotel, shelter By Neil Zolot C lasses will be cancelled in Everett’s schools on Tuesday, March 5, for the Presidential Primary Election, including Everett High School, announced Superintendent of Schools William Hart. Many of the schools are used as polling places, creating potential traffi c problems if schools are in session, although the High School is not. “It’s in our best interest to close,” Supt. Hart told the School Committee at their meeting on Monday, February 5. “The unions’ position is if you close some schools, you should close them all and the MASS Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education has directed us not to conduct any testing or test prep that day,” a reference to concerns raised by At-Large members Samantha Hurley, Samantha Lambert and Ward 4 member Robin Babcock that High School students would lose a day for Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test prep at the January 18 meeting. At that meeting Lambert asked if the High School could SINCE 1921 Messinger Insurance Agency 475 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Phone: 617-387-2700 Fax: 617-387-7753 NEW COMPETITIVE AUTO RATES AND BENEFITS AVAILABLE  ACCIDENT FORGIVENESS  DISAPPEARING COLLISION DEDUCTIBLE  11% DISCOUNT WITH SUPPORTING POLICY  10% COMBINED PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT AND GREEN DISCOUNT  10% GOOD STUDENT DISCOUNT Celebrating 100 years of excellence! Monday thru Friday: 8am to 6pm Saturdays 9am to 1pm! Check out our NEW website! www.messingerinsurance.com remain open, to allow opportunities for students to have MCAS prep tutoring at another time to make up for the lost day. Hart answered that the High School principal agreed there would be. Ward 5 member Marcony Almeida-Barros voted against the idea, saying he believes voter turnout will be so low there wouldn’t be any disruption, but school closure would force working parents, often both in a family, to make arrangements for someone to watch their children, possibly a fi nancial burden. His opinion may be based on less than 20% of voters voting in the most recent local election for City Council and School ComDISCUSSES | SEE PAGE 7 Encore Boston Harbor Announces Third Consecutive Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Rating EVERETT - Encore Boston Harbor announced today that its hotel and spa have once again been recognized with the Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) Five-Star distinction, an accolade the resort has now achieved every year it has been assessed. “The Encore Boston Harbor team has immense pride and ownership in our resort and has strived to deliver the exacting Forbes Five-Star service standards since the day we opened,” said Jenny Holaday, president of Encore Boston Harbor. “It is an honor to work with such a committed team of outstanding individuals who prove time and again they are the best in the business.” With this award, Encore Boston Harbor remains the largest Five-Star casino resort in the United States, outside of Las Vegas. In addition to the resort’s two Five-Star Ratings, Rare Steakhouse received a FTG Four-Star Rating for exceptional dining, maintaining its distinction as the highest-rated steakhouse in the Boston area. This makes Encore Boston Harbor one of only 11 Five-Star hotels globally with both a Five-Star spa and Four-Star restaurant. The FTG Five-Star Ratings for Encore Boston Harbor’s hotel and spa contribute to Wynn Resorts, the parent company of Encore Boston Harbor, maintaining the highest number of Five-Star Ratings among any independent hotel company in the world.

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