THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, June 14, 2019 Page 5 Housing Families staff walks to support kids in need H ousing Families’ staff is taking to the streets – or more accurately, sidewalks – to raise money to benefit its G.R.E.A.T. Youth and Families Program (GYFP) that provides families experiencing or at-risk of homelessness with counseling and after-school tutoring. Saturday, June 22, members of COUNCIL | FROM PAGE 1 flects the city’s needs. “There wasn’t much to cut,” she said. Capital Improvement Plan and Logan Airport noise In other news, the City Council voted unanimously to accept the city’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). During his presentation, Chief Financial Officer Eric Demos recommended two BMW motorcycles for the Police Department. Although the police have used Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the past, Demos said, the BMW models are easier to maintain and come with better warranties. Demos said the $50,000 needed for the purchase would come out of the CIP Stabilization Fund. Speaking about the improvements to the Commercial Triangle, Gregory St. Louis, executive director of Public Works & Engineering, said there are plans to install “five or six” pipes under Spring Street to reduce flooding from the Island End River. In addition, St. Louis said the City Council has allocated $650,000 to dredge the northern canal; however, dredging is also needed for the southern canal. Councillor-at-Large Wayne Matewsky called attention to the airplane noise from Logan VALEDICTORIAN | FROM PAGE 1 before transferring to a fouryear school. Gauthier urged the graduates to go out into the world and do likewise. “Indeed, every one of you is a scholar,” she said. Gauthier also offered a word of caution. “It will get difficult to Housing Families’ staff will be participating in a 5K Walk for GYFP within Malden, with the goal of raising $100,000 to support the healing and growth of families that are experiencing the toxic stress caused by housing instability. “Our services are powerful and transformative,” emphasized BarInternational Airport on May 29 and June 2-4. “We’re talking four planes a minute,” he said. “I just want peace and quiet.” Matewsky said he will not tolerate a repeat of 2017 when Massport received 335 noise complaints from Everett residents – more than the prior two years combined. “2017 was pretty much a nightmare,” said Matewsky, adding that because of Massport he now suffers from a sleep disorder, and “I should’ve sued them, I really should have.” Therefore, the City Council voted unanimously to send a certified letter to Massport Executive Director John Pranckevicius detailing problems with the noise level. More cabs approved for Encore The City Council also voted unanimously to allow 50 cabs to provide service to and from Encore Boston Harbor. Should there be a greater demand, the City Council will allow no more than 20 cabs to be added for the first six months that the casino is open. City Clerk Sergio Cornelio said it is wise to add more cabs, which will be augmented by Lyft and Uber. “We really don’t know what’s going to go on down there,” he said. “I think on a temporary basis it works.” hold onto that goal,” she said. In addition, Gauthier called attention to the 24 students who will be enlisting in the U.S. Army. “The number of students who’ve enlisted in the Army is unparalleled in Massachusetts,” she said. “You are truly supported and valued; tonight is your time to shine.” J& S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. MULCH SALE! Discount Spring Special PICK-UP or DELIVERY AVAILABLE 617-389-1490 Premium Hemlock or Pitch Black BELOW WHOLESALE COSTS LANDSCAPERS WELCOME $43 yd. $38 yd. bara Schwartz, the Director of the G.R.E.A.T. Youth and Families Program. “One kid said ‘GYFP is officially the best place ever!’ It’s because for the first time he feels safe, has had academic success, and feels confident and strong in his ability.” According to the National Center on Family Homelessness, homeless children are four times as likely to have a developmental delay. With frequent housing changes, homeless children often only fall farther behind in school. 505 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Tel: 617-387-1120 www.gkdental.com • Family Dentistry • Crowns • Bridges • Veneers/Lumineers • Dental Implants • All on 4 Dental Implants • Emergency Dentist • Kid Friendly Dentist • Root Canals • Dentures • Invisalign Braces • Snap On Smile • Teeth Whitening We are the smile care experts for your entire family In Fiscal Year 2018, 90% of the families served by the agency lived in Malden, Everett, Revere, Medford, and Chelsea. If you would like to donate to Housing Families’ 5K Walk for GYFP, please visit its website: https://housingfamilies.org. In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today

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