THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, March 1, 2019 Page 7 Everett Recreation Basketball Program completes successful winter season ing office in 2007, DeMaria has reinvigorated youth programming in the community. However, in the past two years the DeMaria administration has exhibited a stronger presence in an attempt to unite Everett’s youngsters with the recreation program. That presence was evident reMembers of the Everett Recreation Basketball League following a successful winter season (Courtesy Photo) T he Everett Recreation Basketball League has been a staple for generations of Everett youngsters. Everett adults from the 70s, 80s and 90s can vividly and colorfully recall a final shot, championship game and that iconic green monster painting in the back right corner of the Rec Center. Those memories and youth sports are some things that Mayor Carlo DeMaria holds near and dear to his heart. Since takSOUNDS OF EVERET T Fishy odor new twist on the Church Street fish wrap, which tries to make the mayor some kind of political villain. If anyone has any idea who the scurrilous, trashy writer is at the Leader fish wrap on Wednesday – you would be shocked regarding his reputation as a fly-by-nighter, and I’m just surprised that he and the fish wrap haven’t been sued for the trashy innuendo about the mayor. Believe me, folks, the fake news in the fish wrap won’t go uncontested in print. Stay tuned! A School Committee Member Marcony Almeida Barros reads to Lafayette students cently, when the winter recreation basketball program welcomed its largest participation rate in over 20 years. With over 110 players and 10 teams participating this year, the recreation center has once again become a value to the city and, most importantly, to the youngsters. Seen this winter, the youngsters and their parents got a feel for how important recreational opportunities are and the value of public recreational facilities in helping gain confidence, build relationships and understand sportsmanship and teamwork. “We have established programs that offer our young people with exciting opportunities to enhance their individual and team skills, while also developing into young adults,” said DeMaria. “We are committed and determined to provide fun, competitive experiences, but more importantly a learning environment where they can grow to be well-respected members of our community.” Eastern Bank Bldg. on RT-1 605 Broadway, #301 Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-6844 www.bostonnorthdental.com Dr. Priti Amlani · Restorative Dentistry · Cosmetic Dentistry · Implant Restorations · Zoom Whitening · Teeth in a Day - All on 6 Full Mouth Rehabilitation Before Ward 5 School Committee Member Marcony Almeida Barros visited Erica Moschella’s kindergarten class at the Lafayette School on Feb. 27 in recognition of this year’s Read Across America Week. (Courtesy Photo) After Dr. Bruce Goldman Dr. Bhavisha Patel · Invisalign · CEREC Crowns (Single visit crowns) · Root Canal Treatment · Sedation Dentistry

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