THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, June 28, 2019 Page 9 In advance of greater Boston casino opening, Middlesex Sheriff’s Office announces gambling survey results T he Middlesex Sheriff’s Office recently announced the completion of a landmark data collection effort on gambling involving individuals entering the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction in advance of the introduction of casino gambling in greater Boston. The survey was launched in 2016. The anonymous eight-question survey which garnered more than 5,000 voluntary responses over three-plus years, was developed after reviewing several existing surveys including one utilized by the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences for its 2015 report entitled Gambling and Problem Gambling in Massachusetts: Results of a Baseline Population Survey. “Our goal is to be able to compare this baseline data Middlesex Sheriff’s Office receives state grant for popular youth summer camp T he Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) will be able to expand its capacity by as many as 100 cadets this summer thanks to a $23,000 grant from the state’s Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced. “Nearly 1,200 youngsters have applied to YPSA this year, and the continuing success of the camp comes from our terrific partnerships with our fellow law enforcement and government agencies,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “Thanks to the Baker Administration and EOPSS, we will be able to hire two extra counselors and purchase the additional equipment necessary to accept 100 more cadets over the course of the summer. This grant will make a real difference in the lives of these youngsters who may not otherwise be able to attend YPSA.” This marks the second consecutive year that MSO has been awarded the grant through the Commonwealth’s Law Enforcement and Youth Partnerships Summer Day Program. The initiative, which is administered by EOPSS, is designed to support summer recreational and educational learning opportunities with local law enforcement. Every summer YPSA runs for six one-week sessions. “We are honored to partner with the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office to allow more young people to take part in this valuable program,” said EOPSS Secretary Thomas Turco. “Creating strong, positive relationships between law enforcement and the community is a priority for us and one that is clearly shared by Sheriff Koutoujian and his team.” YPSA is a week-long camp designed for children aged eight to 12 who live in Middlesex County. Cadets spend the week with MSO staff as well as police officers and firefighters from their hometown, forming important bonds with their local law enforcement officials. Cadets also participate in classroom and practical activities designed to teach them important public safety skills, including a simulated fire safety trailer offered by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, a challenge course held at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica and OFFICE | SEE PAGE 11 Friday, June 28 at 8:30 PM Singer/Musician CARL AYOTE Saturday, June 29 at 8:30 PM DJ LOGIK Dance to all the Hits of Yesterday and Today! MONDAY'S SHUCK! $1.00 Oysters Book Your Special Events With Us! Call 781-629-3798 SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET Only $19.95 / 11am-2pm Featuring Al Whitney Jazz Band BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION WITH US * GIFT CARDS AMPLE FREE www.marinaatthewharf.com 543 North Shore Rd. Revere 781-629-3798 PARKING AMAZING WATER VIEWS WE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by Real Manufacturer Certiified Technicians * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP Highest Certificate in the Repair Industry * Premier Insurance Co. Collision Repair Shop for Geico, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Progressive and more! * Over 30 Years of putting families back on the Road Safe & Fast! * ATLAS Stands Behind All Repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today! with future survey results to gauge the impact, if any, of expanded gaming on our community,” said Sheriff KoutouCASINO | SEE PAGE 11 jian. “Our hope is that this information will guide law en

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