Mayor Carlo DeMaria would like to thank Charlie Zammuto for donating 100 trees to the City of Everett. This past summer, the Department of Public Works continued to beautify and prepare the neighborhoods of Everett with the planting of trees that were donated by Zammuto.
Zammuto is currently developing a multi-residential building on Main Street at the former Sonny’s Pizza location.
Mayor DeMaria stated, “I would like to thank Mr. Zammuto for his generous donation to our City. I remain truly humbled by his gesture in helping my administration continue to improve the beauty of our community.”
Every dollar spent on planting and caring for a community tree yields benefits that are two to five times the investment. These benefits include cleaner air, lower energy costs, improved water quality and storm water control and increased property values. Among minor crimes, there is less graffiti, vandalism, and littering in outdoor spaces with trees as a part of the natural landscape than in comparable plant- less spaces. The City of Everett was recognized as a 2016 Tree City USA.
The Mayor encourages other residents and businesses to follow in Mr. Zammuto’s lead. Mr. Zammuto undoubtedly demonstrated the vibrancy and strength that Everett has when it comes together as a community. DeMaria stated, “I am proud of his commitment to our City and making sure that we maintain a quality of life that is accommodating to both new and established residents and visitors.”
The Parlin School STEM Night, an educational event filled with interactive experiments and hands-on discoveries, was a fun-filled success with students and their families.
Held on Thursday, January 18, several companies joined students, parents, and educators for an exciting night focused on the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Among the participating companies and organizations were New England Aquarium, Reading Police Department, Women in Transportation, Dynamit via Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Zaniac.
The Parlin School Math Coach, Mr. Frederick Jannino and Math Inverventionist, Mrs. Ginny Dailey, led an art group activity on Tesselations, where lizards were colored and cut into a connecting pattern, while Mrs. Kerry Italiano, Math Interventionist, oversaw a fun and interactive Math Bingo game.
This was a free event open to all Parlin School students and parents. Students created a variety of structural and mobile objects, observed new medical technologies, took part in experiments, and broadened their knowledge about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
STEM night brought our school community together and lead to many students becoming more interested in scientific inquisition and discovery. Ms. Logan McMaster, Grade 6 Science teacher and Family STEM Night organizer noted, “This program was an amazing opportunity for students and built upon many of the engaging learning experiences seen in our Science classes.” Mrs. Janet Taylor, Assistant Principal, added, “These types of hands-on learning is a great extension of the skills learned in class, and showed students how much fun it can be to learn about Science.” Michael McLucas, Principal, stated, “We appreciate the support and vision of our central administration and school committee, who allow for such events to take place in our schools that immerse our students into an academic culture that is connected to many careers of the future.”
Free Health Screenings for Women on March 3
Join Cambridge Health Alliance on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., for See, Test & Treat – a free day of women’s health screenings at Cambridge Hospital (1493 Cambridge Street).
The program features same-day test results, diagnoses and follow-up care for uninsured and underserved women, ages 21 to 65. Women attending the program will undergo pelvic and breast exams, with a Pap test and mammogram if needed, to screen for early signs of cervical and breast cancer. Most test results, physician consultations and follow-up care will be provided the same day. Health and wellness activities, healthy snacks and childcare are also included.
Free parking and transportation are also available. Women are asked to register for the See, Test & Treat program by calling 617-665-2475. Space is limited and sign up in advance is highly recommended.