THE MALDEN ADVOCATE – Friday, June 28, 2019 Page 5 Over 400 Malden residents begin work at Encore Boston Harbor Mayor tours resort with Encore executives E ncore Boston Harbor executives gave Mayor Gary Christenson a private tour of the recently opened resort. “With over 400 Malden residents having obtained full-time jobs at Encore, I wanted to see firsthand the finished product. It truly is an amazing transformation of a once polluted site, which most thought to be undevelopable,” said Christenson. “I’m particularly pleased to see that 80% of the jobs offered to Malden residents went to minority applicants, and almost 45% to women.” Malden was the first community in the state to execute a surrounding community agreement with any casino operator. Under the Massachusetts Gaming Laws, communities could petition to be designated a surrounding community by the operator. In being first to come to an agreement, Malden not only paved the way for other communities, but also negotiated an agreement that is extremely beneficial to Malden as compared to similar communities. “Through his proactive apMayor Gary Christenson greets one of over 400 Malden residents working at the Encore Boston Harbor resort/casino in Everett. “We chose a path of working together with Encore to maximize the benefits to Malden. That strategy worked as our agreement contains more than twice the financial benefits as other agreements decided through arbitration,” said Mayor Christenson. proach, Mayor Christenson put Malden residents in line for second preference for jobs, behind only Everett. This certainly benefited hundreds of Malden residents who were competing for jobs with thousands of other applicants,” said Encore Boston Harbor’s Executive Director of Government & Community Relations, John Tocco. “Combined with the $19 million in financial payments over the term of our agreement, Malden will continue to benefit from the Mayor’s thoughtful approach to capitalizing on the opportunities from our development.” In addition to the residents hired for full-time jobs, over 125 Malden residents participated in the construction of the facility, with wages and benefits approaching $9 million. Encore has also committed to purchasing $25,000 in gift certificates from Malden businesses annually to provide to their patrons to encourage them to support Malden businesses. Dancing through the Decades with Dance Caliente D ancing through the Decades with Dance Caliente is an interactive dance performance geared to a Senior Audience. Several partner dances are performed by Eileen Herman-Haase and Raul Nieves, owners of Dance Caliente, ranging from a Waltz of the 1800s, the Charleston and Peabody of the 20s and 30s, a Swing/Lindy of the 40s and 50s and Argentine Tango (timeless) and a Salsa of today. Each dance is interspersed with an amusing and brief talk about the history of the dances along with mini-lessons. Dancing through the Decades was developed for the purpose of entertaining, jogging the memory and inspiring adults of all ages. Please join us on Tuesday, July 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 dine drink gather enjoy AMAZING WATER VIEWS 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the John and Christina Markey Malden Senior Community Center (7 Washington St. in Malden). A light supper will be served. Please call 781397-7144 for reservations. This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 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 with Jimmy Allen Coming September 14th Boston's legendary.. THE STOMPERS In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today 221 Newbury Street, Danvers For Tickets call (978) 774-7270 or www.breakawaydanvers.com Friday, June 28 at 9 PM TANGERINE Saturday, June 29 at 9 PM SLUSH PUPPIES Sunday Nights - 6:30 PM COUNTRY MUSIC NIGHT

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