THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, May 31, 2019 Page 13 Crimson Tide baseball upends Medford, Pope John to remain alive for the state tournament By Joe Mitchell T he Everett High School baseball team (8-9) remains alive for a state tournament berth with only a few official days left to the regular season. The Crimson Tide won two out of three games this past week to keep them in contention for the postseason, and one game was postponed because of the unrelenting rain this spring. The MIAA will be announcing the state tournament pairings on Tuesday, June 4, so everything, for better or for worse, has to be done by Monday. With that said, coach Joe Lento’s team still has to win two out of its final three games to clinch a spot in Tuesday’s lottery. The Crimson Tide defeated Medford, 10-5, last week to begin the race to the tournament. Jared Corbett secured the win after going five solid innings on the mound, and Brandon Gibbs paced the offensive attack with multiple hits, including a solo homer. “This was a great team win,” said Lento afterwards. And, of course, it was also a clutch triumph under the circumstances. But then Peabody made it a little bit tougher on the Everett boys, when they escaped with a narrow 2-1 victory. Evan Mallard did his job on the hill to put his teammates over the top, while shutting down the Tanners throughout the first five stanzas. “[Mallard] was phenomenal on the mound,” said Lento. Unfortunately, the offense was stymied by Peabody pitching and simply had trouble putting anything together. Gibbs drove home Everett’s lone run in the game with a single. The Tide did bounce back to beat in-town rival Pope John rather convincingly on Senior Day at Glendale Park. They needed this win to mathematically stay in postseason contention. “The game was another great team win,” said Lento. The Tide was also supposed to play Winchester, but that was the game which was postponed because of rain. While the Tide continued to work hard to get to the state tournament, Lento had high praise for his seniors, including captains Jonathan Fitzgerald and Alex Brown, as well as Evan Mallard, Reimond Romero, D.J. Warren, Michael Sullivan, Jared Corbett, Brian Giannelli and Greg Reed. “This is a great group of kids, and it was definitely a pleasure to see them grow as young student-athletes and baseball players throughout the past four years,” Lento said. Mystic Valley holds NHS induction ceremony M ystic Valley Regional Charter School (MVRCS) was proud to induct Bryant Nguyen and Rachel Silva, both of Everett, into the National Honor Society (NHS) during the school’s 14th annual ceremony at Eastern Avenue on May 23. The student-focused event featured presentations by current senior members of NHS as well as juniors and sophomores, who took the pledge to stand for the organization’s four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service and character. In addition, several colleges annually recognize outstanding juniors with a presentation of a book that is particularly meaningful to said institution in some way. The colleges and universities that presented books were Boston College, Le Moyne College, Harvard University, St. Michael’s College, Suffolk University, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Yale University. Current MVRCS faculty Martin Boyle and Michael McCarthy distributed the books for their respective alma maters. Under the direction of faculty advisers Casey McKee and Colleen Reynolds, a new set of officers was introduced. The crescendo of the event came towards the end as parents of incoming inductees proudly placed the NHS sash on their sons and daughters. Following the family presentations, led by NHS historian Michaela Correale ’19, the newcomers took the pledge and officially became part of the prestigious society. Warren, Markey, Lynch applaud $35 million in New Markets tax credits to Mass. Housing Investment Corporation Award allows MHIC to invest in community development projects serving low-income areas U .S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), recently applauded the announcement of a New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) award of $35 million to the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation NE New Markets CDE II LLC (MHIC). The tax credit, awarded AG'S OFFICE | FROM PAGE 8 the people who fall victim to this unlawful practice, it hurts local economies by pushing more families below the poverty line and forcing them to rely on public assistance. We applaud Attorney General Maura Healey and her team for holding FSS accountable for their unlawful and immoral behavior, which they couldn’t have done without the help of the brave workers who came forward. The Massachusetts AG has sent a clear message to Boston’s entire business community—follow through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), will spur investment and economic growth in low-income urban and rural communities across the Commonwealth. "This NMTC award is wonderful news, and will support economic development and strengthen our neighborour local laws and treat working families right, or there will be consequences.” Investigators found that FSS paid its workers less than the $12 minimum hourly wage as required by MassPort for certain airline contractors during the time period covered by the investigation, including paying wheelchair attendants only $11.25 per hour. FSS contended that the remainder of the wheelchair attendants’ rate was made up by tips, but workers claim they did not receive tips consistently enough to bring their compensation hoods," said Senator Warren. "Thanks to this federal investment, MHIC will be able to deliver greater benefits to working families and small businesses in Massachusetts and across New England." "I congratulate MHIC for securing this important tax credit that will help provide much-needed support in vulnerable communities," said up to the MassPort minimum wage. The AG’s investigation also found that FSS failed to provide employees with required notices about their rights under the Earned Sick Time law, and frequently failed to pay workers in a timely fashion. In a separate investigation, MassPort began auditing FSS in April 2017 and determined that many airline-contracted employees were making less than the MassPort minimum wage. During the course of the AG’s Office investigation, MassPort directed FSS to pay $111,000 in restitution to emMarkey. "Economic growth comes when we provide affordable housing to all income levels, and this federal investment will be a boost to Commonwealth families and neighborhoods. I thank Sen. Warren and Rep. Lynch for their support for this federal partnership." "I am very pleased to see that MHIC is a recipient of this generous $35M award," said Lynch. ployees. Under agreements with MassPort that allow them to operate at Logan, airline contractors are required to pay a minimum hourly rate known as the MassPort minimum wage that is higher than the state minimum wage. During the time period in question in this case, the MassPort minimum wage was $12 per hour, including tips. As a result of the investigations, MassPort eliminated the tipped wage for airport contractors in 2018. The MassPort minimum wage has since gone up to $14 per hour. "With the need to create more housing at all income levels, I am grateful to Sen. Warren and Sen. Markey for their efforts to make this happen. I believe this will have a big positive impact and I look forward to seeing our communities grow after these investments are made." "The New Markets program CORPORATION | SEE PAGE 21 Workers who believe their rights have been violated in their workplace are encouraged to file a complaint at www.mass.gov/ago/wagetheft. For information about the state’s wage and hour laws, workers may call the Office’s Fair Labor Hotline at (617) 727-3465 or go to the Attorney General’s Workplace Rights website www.mass. gov/fairlabor for materials in multiple languages. This matter was handled by Assistant Attorney General Kate Watkins and Investigator Kevin Shanahan of the AG’s Fair Labor Division.

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