Page 12 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, OCTObER 13, 2023 Commuter Rail Adding More October Service than Ever to and from Salem for Haunted Happenings Weekend service to and from Salem doubles for the month of October ALEM – The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the agency’s operating partner for Commuter Rail, today announced that train frequency will increase to two trains an hour to and from Salem during the month of October, which is the most weekend Commuter Rail service ever. This increase in service is to accommodate visitors to Salem during Haunted Happenings. The schedule is available online at MBTA. com/CR. “Salem is the place to be this S Halloween season for Haunted Happenings, and we’re ready to bring you there with more weekend Commuter Rail trips this October than we’ve ever offered before to and from Salem,” said MBTA General Manager and CEO Phillip Eng. “Mass transportation is a great way to travel, so leave the driving to us and enjoy Salem’s festivities in Witch City. Thank you to our partners at Keolis for their ability to provide more convenient service for the public with this great fall schedule.” “Commuter Rail is a safe, fast, and reliable alternative to driving. We invite everyone to take their journey to Salem on the Commuter Rail this Halloween season,” said Abdellah Chajai, CEO and General Manager of Keolis Commuter Services. “For Haunted Happenings, passengers will have four weekends of added service throughout October, in addition to the extended late-night service provided in the 2023 Fall/Winter schedule. Commuter Rail is the best option for arriving to Salem’s festivities and we encourage passengers to arrive early for boarding.” “Salem is a fun and vibrant city,” said Salem Mayor Dominick Pangallo. “Because we don’t have enough parking to accommodate the number of visitors who visit, though, we strongly encourage visitors to consider alternative ways to travel to our city. There will be an increase in Commuter Rail trains throughout the month of October, as well as passenger capacity on our ferry to and from Boston. So, this October, take the train, take the ferry, come by bike, or come by broom – but leave your car at home. You’ll have a much more enjoyable visit!” Last year during Haunted Happenings, weekend ridership on the Newburyport Rockport Line was the highest it has ever been, exceeding more than 400% of the pre-COVID ridership. For Haunted Happenings, there will be 10 more inbound trains from Salem to North Station, with at least 10 trains after 6 PM. There will also be eight additional outbound trains from North Station to Salem, and seven more outbound trains from Salem to Beverly. In the temporary Haunted Happenings schedule, passengers will have more fl exibility with trains arriving in Salem from North Station about every 40 minutes throughout the day. This year, in addition to the existing all-day service, the 2023 Fall/Winter schedule also saw the return of late-night service. This has been by far the most requested change among riders on all Commuter Rail lines. Passengers looking to attend evening events in Salem can benefi t from late weekday and weekend trains. In the Fall/Winter schedule, the last weekday outbound Lawrence A. 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For Indigenous People’s Day (Monday, October 9), we will operate regular Monday weekday service. Passengers can stay connected with Commuter Rail by calling customer service at 617-222-3200, following @MBTA_CR on X (formerly known as Twitter) or signing up for T-Alerts at mbta.com/ alerts. Keolis Commuter Services operates and maintains the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail system, the sixth largest commuter rail operation in North America. KCS is a subsidiary of Keolis North America (KNA), both headquartered in Boston, and employs approximately 2,500 people throughout the region. KCS and KNA are part of Keolis Group, an innovative global leader in transit services with more than a century of passenger transportation experience and operations in 13 countries. For more information, visit mbta.com/CommuterRail, or connect with the T on X (the site formerly known as Twitter) @MBTA and @MBTA_CR, Facebook /TheMBTA, Instagram @ theMBTA, Threads @thembta, or TikTok @thembta. ~ Everett Public Libraries Calendar of Events ~ October 16–21, 2023 Parlin Adult and Teens Yarn Club: Parlin Fireplace Room, Tuesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. Come chit-chat and stitch! Bring your crocheting, knitting or any other yarn craft and sit and socialize with other members of the crafting community. Recommended for ages 14-109! Author Event with Professor Daniel Gagnon: Parlin Meeting Room, Wednesday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m. Professor Gagnon presents “A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution, and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse,” giving the fi rst full account of Nurse’s life, recreating seventeenth-century Salem, challenging previous interpretations of Nurse’s life and the 1692 witch hunt. Coffee and pastries will be provided by the Friends of the Everett Public Libraries. Connolly Center Book Group: Connolly Center Meeting Room, Thursday, October 19, at 12 p.m. We’ll discuss Jodi Picoult’s “Wish You Were Here.” Isolated in the Galápagos during the pandemic, a young woman wonders if she, too, will evolve into someone completely different. (Amazon). See Kathleen for copies on her twice monthly visits, or call the Parlin (617-394-2300) or Shute (617-394-2308) libraries. Parlin Children’s Combat Robotics: Parlin Meeting Room, Monday, October 16, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Build a robot, engage in friendly combat and build some more! Presented by Guild Hall. Registration required; participants must be ages eight and up. Storytime with Vera: Parlin Children’s Room, Tuesday, October 17, at 12 p.m.; in English or Portuguese by request. Visit the Parlin Library Children’s Room to attend! Suggested ages: two to six. Chess Club: Parlin Fireplace Room, Wednesday, October 18, from 3-5 p.m. Play, learn and practice chess! All ages and skill levels are welcome – no registration required. Call 617-394-2300 with any questions. Puppet Story Time: Parlin Meeting Room, Thursday, October 19, at 10:30 a.m. Through Me To You Puppetry invites you to join Newton and the gang for Puppet Story Time! Newton and his puppet friends take turns reading stories and singing songs with the kids. At the end of the 30-minute show, the kids are invited to say hi to Newton and give him a high-fi ve. They can even stay after the show to play with some of Newton’s puppets during a hands-on Puppet Free Play session! Register for the story time online today at bit.ly/EVECal Friday Family Movie Night! Parlin Meeting Room. Friday, October 20, at 3 p.m. Break out the popcorn! Come and watch “Casper” with your friends and family. Shute Adult and Teens Wingmasters: The World of Owls: Shute Meeting Room, Tuesday, October 17, at 5:30 p.m. Join us at the Shute Memorial Library for a program that will teach you the history of owls. You will learn a wealth of facts and folklore about these masters of the night – explaining the natural and unnatural history of owls. A variety of live North American owls provides the focus of this presentation. This program is only available for ages six and up. Please do not bring children younger than six years of age. Registration is required for all individuals. Resume Writing: Shute Adult Department. Do you need help sprucing up an old resume or creating a new one? Sign up for a 30-minute session at both the Parlin and Shute Libraries. By appointment only; please call 617-394-2302 for the Parlin Library and 617-394-2308 for the Shute Library to register for an appointment. Computer Basics 101: Shute Adult Department. Not familiar with the computer? Learn the basics: how to start up and shut down a computer, perform mouse and keyboard functions, use applications, learn Microsoft Word, navigate the Internet, set up an email account, and more! By appointment only; please call 617-394-2302 for the Parlin Library and 617394-2308 for the Shute Library to register.

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