Everett Schools Recipients of $112,000 Funds from Casino

By Josh Resnek

Encore Boston Harbor raised $669,019 during three test nights before opening day, the company has revealed.

Those three test nights were great successes all around and encore is going to be dividing up the spoils of those test nights among a host of charities and public organizations, according to company officials.

The company plans to send the money to six local nonprofits: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Bread of Life, Everett Community Schools, Malden YMCA, Mystic River Watershed Association and the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts.

Each organization will get a check for $111,503.16, according to a news release.

By itself, the check going to the Everett Public Schools for $111, 503.16 is found money, funding that could likely never be raised following the school’s yearly budget creation.

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$1.1 Million Coming to Everett from Casino Mitigation Fund

By Josh Resnek

The city of Everett will be receiving in whole or in large part, approximately $1.1 million in community mitigation funds from a pool of $4.1 million in grants awarded by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to more than a half dozen communities impacted by the Encore casino and hotel.

The MGC approved these grants during a public meeting in its Boston office on July 18. Since 2015, the MGC has awarded approximately $16 million in grants from the Community Mitigation Fund.

A Community Mitigation Fund review team conducted a comprehensive review of all applications to ensure compliance with the 2019 Guidelines and made recommendations to the Commission.

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Everett Libraries Awarded Federal Library Services and Technology Act Grant

On Monday, July 23rd the mayor was pleased to announce that the Everett Public Libraries were recently awarded a Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC)

“This year’s grants illustrate the vibrant and dynamic ways that libraries connect with their communities, “said Robert Favini, Head of Library Advisory and Development at the MBLC. “The grants help libraries expand service offerings, impact lives and demonstrate why libraries continue to be a vital part of the civic landscape. We are proud of the work that is done by Massachusetts libraries through the LSTA grant program.”

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