Page 4 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021 Wayfinding Signs coming to Everett M ayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that the City of Everett, in collaboration with TransitMatters, is implementing Wayfinding Signs throughout the city around the Broadway corridor. “Wayfinding Signs is making non-automobile transportation easier in the City of Everett,” said DeMaria. “Implementing these signs is an excellent way to assist our residents in navigating the community. I am grateful to TransitMatters for their hard work on this initiative.” The Wayfinding Signs are part of Everett’s Reimagine Broadway initiative. These signs provide direction and guidance to landmarks throughout the city. They can be read at the human scale, meaning that a person can view them not only while driving, but also while walking and biking around. These signs are another way to help encourage sharing our streets and promote Everett as a walkable community. TransitMatters has worked with local community organizations – including the Everett Haitian Community Center, La Comunidad and Everett Community Growers – to ensure that these signs would be inclusive to all community members. Through collaboration, these organizations were able to provide suggested locations and key resources that they felt would accommodate the residents. The signs are translated into different languages, including Spanish, Portuguese and Haitian Creole, to be able to improve their reach among the community. Additionally, these signs include symbols to accommodate those who do not have advanced literacy skills. TransitMatters worked closely with Ad Hoc Industries and FJ Albano to produce the signs. Ad Hoc Industries chose the design and coloring of the signs to ensure that they would stand out to those who passed by and become recognizable in the community. The city is grateful for the collaborative efforts of TransitMatters, Reimagine Broadway, local businesses and community organizations. The guidance of the Wayfinding Signs will allow residents to travel throughout the city with ease. Saugus-Everett Elks makes $1K donation to Grace Food Pantry Exalted Ruler James Dascoli of the Saugus-Everett Lodge of Elks is shown with a $1,000 donation that the Elks made to Everett’s Grace Food Pantry on August 4. Aluminum Everett 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 63 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for over half a century. We must be doing something right!” Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! family since 1958 • 60 •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Fully Licensed •Roofing •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roofing • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! Everett Aluminum Summer is Here! (Courtesy Photo)

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