Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, March 8, 2019 781-321-7700 10% DISCOUNT WITH THIS AD! COMPLETE LINE OF QUALITY FURNITURE AT LOW PRICES *BEDROOM SETS *DINING ROOM SETS *KITCHEN SETS ASHLEY SOFA *SOFA / LOVE SEATS *TABLES & CHAIRS *COMPUTER DESKS $399.00 ASHLEY BEDROOM SETS $ LAYAWAY PLANS AVAILABLE 42 Willow St., Malden 895.95 DiDomenico serves as panelist on Juvenile Justice Policy Forum B OSTON – Earlier this month State Senator Sal DiDomenico partnered with State Representative Kay Khan and the Judge Baker Children’s Center to host a forum at the State House discussing the juvenile justice system and the organization’s report on “Promoting Positive Outcomes for Justice-Involved Youth: Implications for Policy, Systems and Practice.” The Judge Baker Children’s Center is a Boston-based nonprofit and affiliate of Harvard Medical School that works to promote children’s physical and emotional well-being. The forum, which was attended by a large number of legislators and staff, was organized to develop a comprehensive policy for helping children and families trapped in the juvenile justice system. At the event, DiDomenico spoke about the importance of supporting the whole child in order to put all kids on a path to success. “One of my top priorities in the State Sen. Sal DiDomenico is shown addressing the attendees during the recent Juvenile Justice Policy Forum in Boston. (Courtesy Photo) State House is our youth, our young people,” said DiDomenico. “We must give them every opportunity to succeed and every opportunity to have what they rightly deserve. If we leave even one child behind, then we as a society have failed. We are living in a state and a country where we should not have any young people involved in the justice system, and it is our responsibility to fix that.” The report found that children who grow up in unstable homes are more likely to end up in the juvenile justice system. To rectify this, it recommended that the state create a care system that is “youth-centered, family-focused, community-based, culturally responsive, and minimally intrusive.” SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY Call for a Quote 617-387-7466 Or email Rocco@sabatino-ins.com We cover: * Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available City enforcement continues positive momentum S ince taking office, Mayor Carlo DeMaria has made the safety of the city’s residents and public safety personnel a top priority. A fire on Morris Street this past July reiterated Mayor DeMaria’s concern and generated a much-needed discussion that addressed code violations within multifamily properties in the city. The two-alarm fire resulted in severe injuries to two of Everett’s firefighters, who rescued tenants from the multifamily home. The property, which was previously inspected, was under code violations, specifically an electrical issue. Following the fire, Mayor DeMaria and his administration deemed the inspections of multifamily properties as essential to prevent similar occurrences from happening. The city government mailed letters citywide requesting that http://www.sabatino-ins.com SABATINO 564 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 617-387-7466 Hours of Operation are: Mondays - Fridays 9am to 5pm Saturdays by appointment only homeowners schedule health and safety inspections with Code Enforcement officials. “The fire on Morris Street triggered major concern for the safety of our residents and public safety personnel,” said DeMaria. “These house inspections help prevent similar incidences from happening. We’re looking to help and ensure that our community and firefighters feel safe.” By law, inspections are to be done at a minimum of every five years; however, city inspectors are available to meet with landlords and inspect properties at any time. Inspectors will work with landowners to ensure all properties are up-todate with necessary code regulations. By being proactive, the mayor and his administration are hoping to remove any safety issues and improve the value of properties. The letter that was mailed to landlords identified violations that Code Enforcement teams would be looking for, such as lack of installed smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and proper egresses, and issues concerning common stairways, interior public areas, exterior features, and use of temporary wiring. “It’s about education and safety,” said Michael Mastrocola and Peter Sikora of the Inspectional Services Department. “Knowing that occupants are safe is the goal the Mayor has set out to achieve. We are happy with the progress our team has made and are determined to tackle as many problems as possible.” To date, Code Enforcement teams have inspected 63 properties, 20 of which were brought into compliance with the city’s building codes. STARTING AT

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