THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, June 28, 2019 Page 11 Happy Birthday, Charlie! Everett Kiwanian Charlie Radosta is shown cutting his birthday cake as he celebrates his 90th birthday during the club's luncheon at the EHS Crimson Cafe. Charlie has been an Everett Kiwanian for 54 years. (Advocate photo) CASINO | FROM PAGE 9 forcement, policy makers and industry leaders in measuring the impact, but also the resources and government response needed to best position our county to ensure the safety and well-being of our citizens.” The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) survey conducted between January 2016 – June 2019 revealed that just under 20 percent of respondents reported they gambled, compared to slightly more than 70 percent of the state’s general population, cited in the UMass report. “With the introduction of expanded gaming in the Commonwealth, it is crucial to establish the level to which those in our custody are involved in gaming,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian, “beOFFICE | FROM PAGE 9 demonstrations offered by MSO and partner agencies. YPSA is run at the MSO Training Academy in Chelmsford, with transportation, breakfast and lunch provided for each cadet. Spots remain available for cacause just as substance use, mental illness, homelessness and educational deficiencies can contribute to incarceration – so too, can gambling. Understanding who is in our custody and the underlying factors that lead them to us is critical to enhancing public safety.” The MSO survey also found that slightly more than 18 percent of respondents indicated their most recent betting experience involved either lottery tickets or Keno, compared to approximately 1.3 percent for casino or online gambling. However, those who cited casinos (table and/or machine) as their most recent betting experience reported spending an average of $15,193 on gambling-related activities in the last year, while those who indicated lottery tickets were their most recent method of betting spent an average of $103. dets in several communities, including, but not limited to, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Cambridge, Hudson, Maynard, Natick, Newton, Waltham and Watertown. Families can register their children by going to https://www.middlesexsheriff. org/ypsa.

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