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Spots Still Available for Northeast Metro Tech’s Summer Sports Clinics

Athletic Director Don Heres announces that there are still spots available for students interested in attending a sports clinic at Northeast Metro Tech this summer.

Programs are being offered for football, girls volleyball, boys/girls soccer and boys/girls lacrosse. The summer camps are open to Northeast students and middle school students.

Camps began this week and run through August. All programs are $125, with a family rate available at $100 per child if siblings sign up. The schedule is as follows:July 30- Aug. 1: Boys / Girls Soccer 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Aug. 6-8: Boys / Girls Lacrosse 8 a.m. to noon

For program descriptions and additional information, visit Northeast’s athletics page here. For questions, contact Heres at [email protected] or 781-246-0810 ext. 1250.

Indoor Flea Market Saturday Set for Aug. 17

Looking for some good stuff cheap?  Come to the East Boston Social Centers Indoor Flea Market on Saturday, Aug. 17, for lots of great bargains.  Right here in the Gym at 68 Central Square in East Boston.  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Have lots of good stuff you want to get rid of?  Reserve a table at the Indoor Flea Market on Saturday Aug. 17, and get rid of it while making some money. 

Proceeds from table rentals go to our senior program.  Proceeds from what you sell at your table go to YOU!  10 foot tables/space are $30, 5 foot tables/space are $20.

Contact Marisa 617-569-3221 Ext 107 or Jeannie 617-569-3221, Ext. 117 soon if you want to reserve a table and/or space.  First come first serve until we run out of tables or space. 

Remember to mark Aug. 17 on your Calendars!  Snacks, raffles, fun… be there!  Tell your friends, spread the word, get that Spring Cleaning started, find that treasure!

Clark Votes to Raise Minimum Wage

Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus Katherine Clark joined the U.S. House of Representatives in passing H.R. 582, the Raise The Wage Act, which will increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. This is the longest stretch in U.S. history without an increase to the minimum wage and according to the Congressional Budget Office, is estimated to lift 1.3 million workers out of poverty, including 600,000 children.

“For the first time in more than a decade, we voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. No one working a full-time job in America time should be living in poverty, yet that is the reality for so many people in our country. I am proud to join my Democratic colleagues to take this strong step to deliver on our For The People agenda and give working men and women across the country a well-deserved raise.”

The Raise The Wage Act will:

• Increase wages for up to 33 million American workers, according to independent economic analysis from the Economic Policy Institute

• Since the last minimum wage increase in 2009 the purchasing power of the minimum wage has declined by more than 15 percent, and today’s minimum wage worker has less buying power than a minimum wage worker had in the 1960s.

• Help secure fairness and equality for women, giving nearly 20 million working women a raise, and helping narrow the gender wage gap that disproportionately impacts women of color.

“This isn’t just good for our economy but also our fight for equality,” said Clark. “Right now, women make up two thirds of minimum wage workers, they also face a wage gap, both of which hold them back from reaching their full economic potential. By  raising the minimum wage, we are giving over 20 million women a well-deserved raise.”

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