Page 10 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, ApRil 21, 2023 ~ Calendar of Events at the Everett public libraries ~ April 24–29, 2023 Parlin Adult and Teens Parlin Book Group: Parlin Meeting Room and Zoom; Monday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m.; 18+. In “Twenty-One Days,” Anne Perry, author of the William Monk and Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries, introduces the Pitts’ son, Daniel, junior barrister… and raises the knotty question of whether some clients are truly undefendable. Call Kathleen at 617394-2300 or send an email to slipp@noblenet.org, for the Zoom link, or join us in person! Thursday Night Movies: Parlin Meeting Room; Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. Here we go again! Join us for a showing of everyone’s favorite ABBA movie musical, “Mamma Mia!” Parlin Children’s Lego Club: Parlin Children’s Room; Monday, April 24 from 3-5 p.m. Attention all Lego lovers: Lego Club is back at the Parlin Memorial Library! Come to the Children’s Room after school on Mondays for some free-building Lego fun. Open to all ages; children under six years old must be accompanied by an adult; no registration required. Friday Family Movie Night! Parlin Meeting Room; Friday, April 28 at 3 p.m. Break out the popcorn! Come and watch “How to Train Your Dragon” with your friends and family. Shute Adult and Teens Yarn Club: Shute Meeting Room; Tuesday, April 25 at 3:00 p.m. Bring your crocheting, knitting or any other yarn craft and sit and socialize with other members of the crafting community. No registration is required; for ages 11-109. Shute Children’s Storytime with Vera: Shute Children’s Room; Thursday, April 27 at 12 p.m.; in English or Portuguese by request. Visit the Parlin Library Children’s Room to attend! Suggested ages: two to six. Expand your language skills at the Everett Public Libraries The Everett Public Libraries are pleased to announce the acquisition of our newest database, Mango Languages. Mango is a personalized online learning platform that provides the tools and guidance you need to expand your language skills wherever and however you learn best. With Mango, our patrons have access to more than 20 ESL/ELL courses and courses in over 70 languages. The courses are taught in the user’s native language and include grammar and culture insights for authentic and reliable learning, as well as pronunciation tools. With study reminders and family profi les, you and your loved ones can learn together and stay on track. All you need is an Everett Public Libraries library card to get started for free either on desktop or mobile. Visit bit.ly/EVEMango to get started. Questions? Call 617394-2300 or visit the Parlin or Shute Memorial Libraries. If you have any questions about this week’s report, e-mail us at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com or call us at (617) 720-1562. Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 48 - Report No. 15 April 10-14, 2023 Copyright © 2023 Beacon Hill Roll Call. All Rights Reserved. By Bob Katzen WHEN Saturday, June 10, 2023 ──── 5TH ANNUAL FRANK MASTROCOLA KIWANIS BOCCE TOURNAMENT FOR THE ERSILIA CUP TO BENEFIT EVERETT KIWANIS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND CHARITY Everett Kiwanis is proud to announce the fifth annual Frank Mastrocola Bocce Tournament to be held on Saturday, June 10 at the Methuen Sons of Italy, 459 Merrimack St, Methuen at 8:00 am. First place team wins The Ersilia Cup and a $1000 cash prize. Second place team wins a $450 cash prize. Please join our fun competition and worthy cause! It is a great time with great people! Enter a team of four for $200 or as an individual for $50. No experience needed! We will teach you how to play! Cost includes a souvenir t-shirt and BBQ by Chef Rocco! Various table raffles including a brick of Lottery tickets! Please consider playing, being a sponsor or donating a raffle prize! TIME 8 AM – 5PM ──── WHERE Methuen Sons of Italy 459 Merrimack St Methuen ──── COST $200/team $50/player GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MASSTERLIST – Join more than 25,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, who start their weekday morning with MASSterList—the popular newsletter that chronicles news and informed analysis about what’s going on up on Beacon Hill, in Massachusetts politics, policy, media and influence. The stories are drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by MASSterlist’s new editor, Erin Tiernan, with help from Matt Murphy. Both are pros, with a wealth of experience, who introduce each article in their own clever way. MASS t e r l i s t wi l l be e-mailed to you FREE every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening in the blood sport of Bay State politics. For more information and to get your free subscription, go to: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/aPTLucK a THE HOUSE AND SENATE: BHRC records local representatives and senatots’ otes from the week of April 10-14. $1.1 BILLION TAX CUT PACKAGE (H 3770) SPONSORED BY SABATINO INSURANCE Rocco Longo Marlene Zizza everettkiwanis@gmail.com Kiwanis Club of Everett since 1925 CONTACT House 153-3, approved and sent to the Senate a $1.1 billion tax relief package. Provisions include combining the Child Care Expenses Credit with the Dependent Member of Household Credit to create one refundable $600 credit per dependent, while eliminating the current cap; exempt the fi rst $2 million, instead of the current $1 million.of the value of a person’s estate from the state’s estate/death tax that a person is required to pay following their death before distribution to any benefi - ciary; double the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit from $1,200 to $2,400; increase the rental deduction cap from $3,000 to $4,000; reduce the short-term capital gains tax rate from 12 percent to 5 percent; raise the Earned Income Tax Credit from 30 percent to 40 percent of the federal credit; and replace the current business tax from the 3-factor apportionment based on location, payroll, and receipts with a single sales factor apportionment based solely on receipts. Another provision changes the tax refund distribution formula under a current law, known as 62F, that requires that annual tax revenue above a certain amount collected by the state go back to the taxpayers. Under current law, the money is returned to taxpayers based on how much he or she paid in 2021 taxes, while this tax relief package changes the formula and provides a fl at rate refund, unrelated to what the individual paid in taxes. The measure would also change a current law that provides when the state’s Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund, exceeds 15 percent of budgeted revenues, the excess is transferred to the Tax Reduction Fund which eventually is returned to taxpayers. The Democrats’ tax relief bill would raise that percent to 25.5 percent. “We have been focused on how we can help the people of the commonwealth with the cost of living and make life a little easier, and we do so in this legislation,” said Revenue Committee House chair Rep. Mark Cusack (D-Braintree). “We have also focused on our economic competitiveness, and where we can lower and remove our outlier status to make Massachusetts a better place to live, work and invest and we do that in this package as well.” BEACON | SEE PAGE 11

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