News in Brief

March 2021 HVNA Meeting

The next meeting of the Harbor View Neighborhood Association, (HVNA), will be on Monday, March 1, at 6 p.m. Please note this meeting will be presented in English and Spanish for our Harbor View residents. The meeting will be on Zoom.

Please check the website (harborvieweastboston.com), for instructions to participate by video or telephone. HVNA will continue to stream the meeting via facebook live as well as at Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/harborviewna.

Agenda

Welcome/Introduction(5min)

Announcements(5min)

Boston Police Station 7 Update, Officer Dan Simons(10min)

Plan:East Boston, Jason Ruggiero, BPDA Update on future meetings.(10min)

177 Coleridge Street, 1st Presentation, Gerry DiPierro, owner of DiPierro Construction for homeowner Eric Nelson. Add a private roof deck with a spiral staircase along the exterior of the building. This deck will be only for Unit # 2. An abutters meeting was held on February 11, 2021.(15min)

Eastie Farms, Director, Kannan Thiruvengadam and Manager Alex Graora will present success with turning vacant and underutilized parcels into productive beautiful areas.(15min)

355 Bennington Street. Informational presentation by Redgate Development, Molly Kelly, Project Manager. Proposal is to demolish existing structures and build 180 Units of rental housing with 7000+SF of retail space and 82 parking spaces. This is an Article 80 Project that will have BPDA meetings and review. A virtual meeting will be held on March 4, 2021 by BPDA with Raul Duverge from 6pm to 8pm. This is an opportunity for HVNA to get a snap shot of this proposal. This project is not in the Harbor View Neighborhood but it is in Day Square and is of concern for all of East Boston.(30min)

Our next meeting will be on April 5, 2021.

Visit us at http://www.facebook.com/groups/harborviewna.

MVES Receives $5000 Grant for Social Engagement Program

 Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) recently received a $5,000 grant from the Everett Citizens Foundation in support of the MVES Social Engagement Program.

“Thanks to the grant from the Everett Citizen Foundation, the Social Engagement Program has been able to reach out to many lonely and isolated seniors in the community and provide them with friendly conversations and feelings of social connectedness which is vitally important during these challenging times,” says Social Engagement Program Coordinator Linda Cornell.

Open to MVES consumers, the Social Engagement Program is designed to help improve the health and well-being of isolated older adults in the community by providing meaningful social connection—whether it be through regular visits (when safe to do so), telephone calls, or email.

“Fostering closer relationships between the City of Everett and local organizations like MVES, who provide direct support and services to our residents, is precisely the reason I pushed for the establishment of the Everett Citizens Foundation. Since its inception, the ECF has provided grants to 50 local organizations and I want to thank the members of the Board for their diligence and our partners at Encore Boston Harbor for their financial support,” said Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria.

“The ability to engage socially is vital to the health and wellbeing of individuals. We are inherently social beings. I am very proud that the Everett Citizens Foundation voted to provide financial support to MVES’s Social Engagement Program,” said Matthew Lattanzi, Esq., Staff Support to the Everett Citizen Foundation.

The Everett Citizens Foundation was established by the Host Community Agreement between the City of Everett and Wynn Resorts that was approved by the voters of Everett in 2013. The Foundation receives an annual payment of $250,000 from Encore Boston Harbor, which is distributed among local groups, associations, and programs with important City initiatives.

If you are interested in knowing more about Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Social Engagement Program or other programs, please visit mves.org or call 781-324-7705.

TSA seeks to hire over 6,000 airport security screening officers

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is launching recruitment efforts nationwide to fill over 6,000 Transportation Security Officer (TSO) positions by summer 2021.

“TSOs are a critical first line defense in securing our nation’s commercial air transportation system,” said Melanie Harvey, acting Executive Assistant Administrator for TSA’s Security Operations. “Each day, our officers screen hundreds of thousands of airline travelers ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely. We expect to screen a higher number of travelers regularly by the summer months and will need additional officers to support our critical mission.”

Based on anticipated seasonal travel trends in the months ahead and the progress of COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public, TSA has launched national efforts to recruit new employees in support of screening operations at approximately 430 airports nationwide. Targeted recruitment, virtual job fairs, and opportunities in dozens of cities have already been announced for individuals seeking part-time and full-time opportunities. Benefits include access to medical coverage, vacation and sick leave, and retirement plans. TSA is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply, including military veterans and persons with disabilities.

TSA seeks those who want to take the initial step into a rewarding federal career and support TSA’s critical mission of protecting our nation’s transportation systems. A “Day in the Life of a TSO” video is available to learn more about our mission essential security screening position. To view open positions for TSOs around the country, visit TSA.gov/TSO. 

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