Page 6 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JunE 3, 2022 Desiree Ruiz Ramoz Named to Spring 2022 Dean’s List at Stonehill College E ASTON, MA - Desiree Ruiz Ramoz of Everett, MA, a member of the Class of 2023, has been named to the Spring 2022 Dean’s List at Stonehill College. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered. Postal Service Expands Next-Day Delivery Options for Businesses with Rollout of USPS Connect Local and Regional in Framingham Program Offers new, Affordable Package and Document Delivery Options F RAMINGHAM, MA — The U.S. Postal Service today expanded USPS Connect Local and USPS Connect Regional to Massachusetts. They are part of a set of four delivery solutions that leverage ongoing network improvements, new equipment, new pricing, and enhanced operational precision to meet evolving business needs. “USPS Connect provides businesses of all sizes what they have been asking for — an affordable way to meet consumer demand for fast delivery,” said Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General and CEO. “A pivotal point in our Delivering for America plan, it positions us to more fully leverage our network capacity to increase volume and revenue so we can continue to serve the American people with affordable, reliable mail and package delivery.” The USPS Connect program offers several options to help We Sell Cigars & Accessories R.Y.O. TOBACCO ---------TUBES CIGAR SMOKERS DELIGHT! 15 Handmade Churchill Size Cigars including a Cohiba - Long Leaf filler - wrapped $43.95 FIFTY YEARS 2022 Happy Father’s Day 1972 HUMIDOR SPECIAL! $99.95 Complete! Reg. Priced $149.95 * Travel Humidors * Desk Top Humidors * Many Types of Lighters * Ash Trays * Juuls * Vapes * Glass Pipes * Rewards Program * CBD Infused Products * GIFTS UNDER $30 - GIFT CERTIFICATES A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 STORE HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday & Holidays: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM businesses of all sizes meet growing consumer demand for affordable, fast local, regional and national deliveries and returns: USPS Connect Local is a new FATHER’S DAY IS COMING! Check our in-house SPECIALS! Buy Cigars by the Box & SAVE! Competitive prices on all Brands, Great Selection way for local businesses to affordably and quickly reach local customers. It is rolling out in select locations starting today. USPS Connect Local offers affordable next-day service in all locations, with same-day delivery, Sunday delivery and pickup options in select locations. This offering also includes USPS Connect Local Mail, an affordable First-Class Mail option for documents up to 13 ounces. Businesses can enter USPS Connect Local packages and mail at the receiving dock of the designated postal facility or take advantage of free enroute pickup when their carrier delivers their mail. Free flatrate bags, boxes and envelopes are available via ClickN-Ship. USPS Connect Regional provides next-day regional entry and delivery of Parcel Select packages and Parcel Select Lightweight packages. Businesses should consult with USPS representatives to identify the entry points and options that work best for them. Most packages will be delivered the next day within a broad specified region. USPS Connect National provides delivery solutions for businesses of all sizes. They can benefit from the Postal Service’s new mail processing equipment and reconfigured network to receive reliable delivery of packages through VACCINE | FROM PAGE 2 among many local partners helping to share information about the COVID-19 vaccine and increase access to vaccinations. “As we enter the busy summer season with more opportunities to travel and reconnect with loved ones – getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important way for people to protect themselves and others,” said Public Health Commissioner Margret Cooke. “By hosting clinics in communities across the Commonwealth that have lower vaccination rates, we aim to make getting a vaccine convenient and easy for our residents.” “We are grateful for the continued support from DPH and First-Class Package Service, Parcel Select Ground and Retail Ground. USPS Connect Returns is a service for businesses to offer their customers convenient returns, with free en-route pickup by their carrier or dropoff at a nearby Post Office location. “We’ve listened carefully to our business customers to develop this program,” said Jakki Krage Strako, chief commerce and business solutions officer. “We’re increasing next-day deliveries. We’re also giving smaller businesses big-business rates and all businesses more user-friendly ways to interact with us.” “We’re excited to launch USPS Connect Local and Regional here in Massachusetts,” said District Manager Mike Rakes. Businesses interested in learning more may visit uspsconnect.com, call 855-MYUSPSCONNECT (855698-7772), email uspsconnect@usps.gov or visit usps. com/business/business-shipping.htm. Delivery times stated for USPS Connect offerings are expected, but not guaranteed, and require entry of packages at the designated facility nearest package destinations or authorized pickup. Businesses should speak with a USPS representative about requirements. The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products, and services to fund its operations. local partners to bring this clinic to residents of Everett and surrounding communities,” said Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria. “Convenient clinics remain important tools to help get unvaccinated residents protected against COVID-19.” To date, more than 5.3 million people in Massachusetts are now fully vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters have been rigorously tested and proven to be safe and effective by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, providing protection from the virus and preventing serious illness. For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination clinics, and to find a clinic near you, visit www.mass.gov/ covid-19-vaccine.

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