Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, June 14, 2019 Law Offices of John Mackey & ASSOCIATES * PERSONAL INJURY * REAL ESTATE * FAMILY LAW * GENERAL PRACTICE * PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY 14 Norwood St., Everett, MA 02149 Phone: (617) 387-4900 Fax: (617) 381-1755 John Mackey, Esq. WWW.JMACKEYLAW.COM Patricia Ridge, Esq. * Katherine M. Brown, Esq. Sen. DiDomenico delivers for Everett B OSTON – Assistant Majority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate recently passed a $42.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20), after three days of deliberations. The budget recommends targeted investments to provide access to opportunity and economic vitality across the Commonwealth. As Assistant Majority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate, Senator DiDomenico was able to secure a number of amendments providing additional funding for his local communities, bringing home resources for the city of Everett. “After careful deliberation, the We Carry... * Lifetime Waterproof Warranty * Ceramic, Porcelain & Stone Tile * Hardwood Prefinished and Unfinished, Do-it-Yourselfer Products! Drop by our Showroom and check out our 250 styles of area rugs and other products! 31 Osprey Rd., Saugus * 781-289-9676 Contact@Russoflooring.com 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 54 OAKES STREET EVERETT, MA 02149 Phone (617) 389-2448 www.saseverett.com Preschool to Grade 8 (PreK program starts at 2.9) 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 Christian Values & Strong Academics Before/After School Programs Extra-Curricular Activities Financial Assistance Available Come and see the difference we can make in the life of your child! Se habla Español - Falamos Português Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Bring this ad and receive $50 off your registration. (New Families Only) Registration is on-going. Senate has passed a thoughtful budget that both reflects the shared priorities of our Chamber and addresses the pressing needs of our communities,” said Senator DiDomenico. “This budget includes key investments in many of my top priority items that will have a positive and direct impact on Everett, and I am happy to report that many of my amendments providing additional resources for our community were also adopted to the final Senate budget. I would like to thank Senate Ways & Means Chair Michael Rodrigues and Senate President Karen Spilka for all of their great work to craft a budget that will undoubtedly help to move our entire Commonwealth forward.” Funds secured by Senator DiDomenico for the city of Everett Sal DiDomenico State Senator include the following: • $500,000 for the hazardous materials response team in the cities of Cambridge, Everett and Boston • $75,000 for Cambridge Health Alliance for increased access to office-based opioid treatment services in Everett • $75,000 for music programming for Everett Public Schools • $50,000 for access to technology for students at Everett Public Schools • $100,000 for a grant program for the Museum of Science to operate an engineering curriculum in elementary schools in the cities of Everett and Cambridge • $75,000 for the Everett middle school afterschool robotics program • $6 million increase in Chapter 70 education funding Other budget amendments filed by DiDomenico include the following: • $1 million in new funding to create a pilot program that seeks to close the SNAP Gap in Massachusetts • New language to ensure high-needs schools continue using a breakfast-after-the-bell model to boost school breakfast participation rates • $2 million to establish a grant program for statewide census outreach to support trusted community organizations and grassroots leaders to help reach historically hard-tocount communities • $300,000 to Nurtury to help expand their network of family childcare providers • $250,000 for Operation ABLE, the only agency in Massachusetts committed solely to the employment needs of mature workers (those 45 years and older) • $200,000 for the 1199 SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund to help increase the quality of consumer, patient and resident care The Senate’s budget also strengthens the state’s commitment to being a national leader in ensuring children of all backgrounds have access to greater educational opportunities. Consistent with the Senate’s long-standing commitment to DIDOMENICO | SEE PAGE 6

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