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September 22, 2016
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Memorial Dedication honoring Penta

The Penta family will be holding a memorial dedication honoring the late City Councillor Richard Penta for his many years of dedication and service to the City and his neighborhood of Beachmont. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at Kimmerle Park at Donnelly Square in Beachmont. Reception with Chinese food to follow at Beachmont VFW.

Check your voter registration

Election Commissioner Diane Colella urges all voters to check their voter registration status

for the state and national election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Contact Diane R. Colella, Election Commissioner, Notary Public, City of Revere 781-286-8200 X1 or 781-286-8206 fax

EBSB Warms Up for  Annual 5K Bay Run/Walk

East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB) announced that its eleventh annual 5K Bay Run/walk will take place Sunday, October 2nd .  Adults and children of all ages and from all communities in Greater Boston are invited to run or walk the flat, scenic course, overlooking Dorchester Bay and Carson Beach.  The 5K Bay Run/Walk begins at 9:00 am from DCR’s Day Boulevard at 165 Day Boulevard and heads out toward Castle Island, before looping back to the start/finish line.

The event also includes an awards ceremony (scheduled for 10.30a.m.) where $250 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female runners and $50 prizes will be given to top male and female runner in each age group.  Free goodie bags, free refreshments and fun activities rounds out the family-friendly events.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation in support of various non-profit programs in the communities that the Bank serves.  “Last year’s road race drew approximately 400 participants and raised over $70,000. We hope to achieve the same level of success this year, but most of all we are looking forward to a day of fun with hundreds of community members,” said Edward Merritt, Executive Vice President of EBSB.

East Boston Savings Bank is also continuing the “Non-profit Challenge”.  The top two (2) non-profit organizations that have the most participants will receive donations of $1,000 and $750 respectively.  Additionally, awards of $500 will be randomly selected from the pool of other organizations who actively secure participants.

Non-profits interested in this aspect of the race should contact Joyce Patterson at (857) 524-1123 or email her at jpatterson@ebsb.com .  For more information or to register, visit www.ebsb.com  or stop into any of East Boston Savings Bank branch offices.

East Boston Savings Bank  5K Run/Walk Race Details:
Sunday, October 2, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m.
DCR’s Day Boulevard
165 Day Blvd., Carson Beach, Dorchester
Free goodie bags, free refreshments, awards ceremony, balloon twister
Registration is $20 before September 19th and $25 after September 19th and on race day

Founded in 1848, EBSB is a proven community bank that offers products and services that meet the deposit and financing needs of both consumers and businesses.  And customers can rest easy knowing that their deposits are fully insured by both the FDIC and Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF).

East Boston Savings Bank currently operates 31 full-service branches in the greater Boston metropolitan area, and offers a variety of deposit and loan products to individuals and businesses located in its primary market, which consists of Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk counties.

NEW ENGLISH PROGRAM AT EBNHC

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center has partnered with Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)  offering a new program called English for Advancement. Each student who is accepted into the program will have English classes and be assigned to a job coach. The goal of the program is to get participants jobs with greater pay and opportunity for advancement. These classes are ideal for many of the hard-working immigrants in and around East Boston that are looking to improve their English and land a better job.

“We at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center are happy to have a role in helping our community learn and get the jobs they deserve. We wish the best of luck to everyone in the program and look forward to seeing some of the success stories!” stated Peter Hunt of the Education and Training institute.

An information session will be held on October 4th at 10:00 A.M and 1:00PM and October 5th at 6:00PM at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Education  and Training Institute. We welcome  any referrals including clients, friends, family, students and everyone in between. Please contact the Education and Training Institute at 617.568.6444 or training@ebnhc.org for more information or to be put on the contact list.

REVERE CULTURAL COUNCIL SEEKS FUNDING PROPOSALS

The Revere Cultural Council (RCC) is seeking proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs to benefit the residents of Revere.  These proposals must be submitted online by October 17th in order to be considered for funding.

According to RCC Chair, Carol Haney, these grants are used to support a variety of artistic projects and activities either in Revere or for the benefit of Revere residents.  The projects can include exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.

The RCC is part of a network of 329 local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth.  The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year.  The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

This year, the RCC will distribute about $20,000 in grants.  Previously funded projects include funding for the first Revere Beach Arts Festival, the Sunday night concerts held at the American Legion building throughout the summer months, an Epic Brass performance at the Immaculate Conception School, Creepy Tales Express at the library, and a Garfield School field trip to the North Shore Music Theatre.

All applications must be done online.  Application forms, local guidelines, and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www.mass-culture.org.

Baker Declares September as Apple Month

 Governor Charlie Baker declared September as “Massachusetts Apple Month” to support Massachusetts apple growers, especially during the current drought conditions. The declaration was followed by a visit to Wojick Orchard in Blackstone by Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matthew Beaton and Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner John Lebeaux.

“Massachusetts Apple Month’ is an opportunity to recognize the hard work local apple growers do to produce delicious and healthy fruit from Massachusetts,” said Governor Charlie Baker.  “I encourage everyone to support Massachusetts’ farmers this month by purchasing locally grown apples and other produce.”

“Despite a very challenging growing season, farmers have been working very hard to bring quality products to farm stands and farmers’ markets, and they have succeeded in doing so,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton.  “Apple growers also help support our local and regional economies and participate in a wide variety of conservation efforts and renewable energy projects that advance the protection of the environment.”

Massachusetts boasts more than 140 varieties of apples grown in the state, including local favorites such as McIntosh, Cortland, Macoun, Gala and Honeycrisp. According to the United States Apple Association, apples contain no fat, cholesterol or sodium and are excellent sources of fiber, natural plant-based anti-oxidants and the mineral boron – which promotes healthy bones.

“The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources encourages consumers to visit their local farmers’ markets, farmstands and pick-your-own operations.  There’s plenty of healthy, high-quality, locally-grown product there that will taste delicious in meals and snacks,” said MDAR Commissioner Lebeaux.  “There’s no denying our farmers have had a lot of challenges thrown their way this season; we can greatly help them by purchasing and enjoying their nutritious harvest.”With approximately 340 apple orchards in Massachusetts on over 4,000 acres of land, the Commonwealth yielded over 28 million pounds of apples worth $20 million in 2012.

 

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