News Briefs

Climate Change in Winthrop

Join us for a discussion on Climate Change in Winthrop Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Winthrop Public Library.

MassPort Committee to meet

The Massachusetts Port Authority Community Advisory Committee announces the Environmental and Health Subcommittee will meet Monday, Feb, 25, 6-8 p.m. in the Logan Office Center, 1 Harborside Drive. Parking at 32 Harborside Drive.

On the agenda will be Logan Related Noise in Winthrop and Sight Line Communities. Overview of Noise Abatement Program, Soundproofing and a history of the program with the current status.

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.74M in Anti-Gang Funding

Monday Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Secretary of Public Safety and Thomas Turco announced the release of $7.74 million in competitive Sen. Charles E. Shannon Jr., Community Safety Initiative (Shannon CSI) Grant Program funds to communities and local partners to bolster their efforts to combat gang violence.

The awards were made to 15 sites made up of 27 cities (see below) and 13 research partners through the Shannon Community Safety Initiative, which targets gang violence in the Commonwealth. With today’s announcement, the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded more than $33 million through the program since taking office.

“The Shannon Initiative is a successful program that allows the Commonwealth to partner with local communities and make a serious impact to prevent youth violence and gang activity,” said Gov. Baker. “We are pleased to announce today’s recipients and look forward to working with everyone involved on another successful year of continuing Senator Shannon’s legacy of improving the lives of young people all across Massachusetts.”

“Our municipal and local partners are on the front lines of combatting the gang violence that threatens the safety and well-being of everyone in their communities,” said Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. “It is our honor to partner with them and members of the Legislature to support a program that helps get young people back on track and makes our communities safer.”

Winthrop Police Chief Tereance Delehanty said the Shannon grant is an important one for working with the community and nearby municipalities. With the grant he will be able to put on additional patrols at peak times in the spring and summer. Some of the funding goes toward narcotics investigations and to setting up a Police Athletic League in Winthrop.

The grants provide funds to communities that demonstrate high levels of youth violence and gang problems, a comprehensive plan to work with multi-disciplinary partners and a commitment to coordinated prevention and intervention strategies. Funded strategies include social intervention and opportunity provision programs, as well as gang task force personnel costs and overtime.

The grant program is named after the late Sen. Charles E. Shannon of Winchester. Senator Shannon represented Massachusetts’ Second Middlesex district of Winchester, Woburn, Somerville and Medford from 1991 until his death in 2005 from leukemia. Prior to serving in the legislature, he had spent twenty years on the Lexington Police.

Winthrop received this grant as part of the Metro Mayors Coalition, and will share the $434,786.07 grant with Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Revere, and Somerville.

Young Professionals Networking Event at nightshift brewing

For those of us who live and work in Everett we recognize the vibrant quality of the city and the unlimited economic potential around us. Tap into this excitement and meet your colleagues in the Everett Chamber of Commerce. We are hosting a “Young Professionals Networking Event” at Nightshift Brewing, 87 Santilli Highway, Everett on Thursday, Feb. 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy food, a nice brew and a free chance to win Professional Life Coaching from the Handel Co. of New York City ($650 value). Most importantly meet the business leaders in Everett who will help direct its future. Bring a friend and enjoy a fun night exploring Everett’s great potential and learn about the many opportunities to gain knowledge and meet the people that can help you grow in your business.

The Everett Chamber of Commerce has a mission to create and advance a favorable climate of economic development and growth for its members. The Chamber serves as a unifying voice for all its’ member while acting as an adv  ocate for issues that may impact the business community.

For any questions on this event or the Everett Chamber of Commerce, please contact Cheryl Smith at (617) 387-9100 or via e-mail at [email protected]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.