Back to School Child Safety Seat Inspections, presented by @NorthAndoverFD and @NoAndoverPolice

Back to School Child Safety Seat Inspections
Saturday, August 21, 2021
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
North Andover Fire Department
795 Chickering Road

Nationally Certified Passenger Safety Technicians will help you with

-Proper car seat installation
-The correct car seat for your child's height, weight, and age
-Check your car seat for recalls


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MassHire Massachusetts Statewide Virtual Job Fair August 16-20

Employers in North Andover are invited to participate in the MassHire Massachusetts Statewide Virtual Job Fair during the week of 16-20 August, 2021. The Job Fair will be open each day from 10am – 2pm, with two general and three industry-specific job fair events. Your company can register for any of the five events that suit your needs.

 

Registration instructions:

  1. Click or scan the QR Code on the attached invitation
  2. Or, follow this link: https://app.premiervirtual.com/events/8bcc9fa8-46af-48c5-9446-35531d8cf912/masshire-presents-the-massachusetts-virtual-job-fair/organization

If you do register, please send an email with company name and what days you registered for to: enelson@masshiremvcc.com

 

The daily schedule of events is:

 

  • Monday, August 16                         General Job Fair (all industries)
  • Tuesday, August 17                        Manufacturing, Professional Services, Finance
  • Wednesday, August 18                   Healthcare, Hospitality, Education
  • Thursday, August 19                       General Job Fair (all industries)
  • Friday, August 20                            Information Technology, Building Services, and other

 

This event will be hosted on the NEW Premier Virtual 2.0 Job Fair Platform. Employers are strongly encouraged to participate in a Premier Employer Training. Though you may be familiar with Premier Virtual 1.0, the 2.0 version used for this event has a new look and feel and includes some new features, all of which will be covered in the training:

 

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Town of North Andover COVID-19 Update, July 27, 2021: Active Case Count, Youth Center Summer Guideline Update

July 27, 2021 UPDATE

Dear Neighbors,

We are starting to see an uptick in COVID-19 cases in North Andover.  Currently, the Town has 26 active cases.  The delta variant is becoming the dominant strain in Massachusetts and it is extremely transmissible indoors.  We are seeing a sharp increase in transmission among unvaccinated individuals and clusters among family members.  We had not had this many cases at a time since May, and this time last year we only had 2 active cases.  The delta variant is more transmissible than the original strain but it does not cause more severe disease.  All the vaccines available are highly effective against all the strains of COVID-19 including the delta variant.

Today the Youth Center announced that, beginning tomorrow, Wednesday 7/28, they will be requiring kids and staff at Sargent, Drummond, and Girl Got Game, to wear masks when indoors.

We are not issuing any changes to any other guidance at this time but continue to encourage the community to stay diligent in preventing the spread of COVID-19.  Many of the things that you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses such as the flu, include:

  • Get vaccinated

  • If unvaccinated please wear a face covering or mask whenever in public. 

  • Physical or social distancing whenever in public and as much as possible.

  • Avoid large gatherings especially inside

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.

  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.

  • Stay home if you are sick and please keep children home if they have symptoms.  

  • Get tested if you or a family member have any symptoms.

  • Avoid close contact with others until you get test results back

  • Participate in Contact Tracing if you are called.

Please join us in stressing this to your family, friends and neighbors.  Please do everything you can to keep you and your family safe.  The Town of North Andover is monitoring the situation very closely and will notify the community immediately if there are any other changes.

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and free.    You can find information on where to get a vaccine here: https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/

The State has a FAQ page regarding the vaccine, which is available here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions

COVID-19 testing at the Stop the Spread sites is free, easy and painless.  Please consider getting tested over the next two weeks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 to your family and friends.  A list of the sites can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/stop-the-spread 

If you get a COVID-19 test for any reason, especially if you are not feeling well then please isolate until you receive your test results.  It is also important to isolate yourself from your family members if possible.  The majority of the transmission we are seeing is from household contacts.  Please be aware and protect your family.  These steps are of the utmost importance and reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Due to the volume of positive cases across the State of Massachusetts, the Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) was developed to aid Local Boards of Health in the tracing of close contacts in each community. By answering the call from the CTC, you can do your part in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Your caller ID will show the call is coming from 
MA COVID Team with area codes (833) or (857).

The COVID-19 hotline is still available at 978-208-6070.  Messages left on this line are sent directly to Town staff and will be answered during regular business hours.  

The Town’s COVID site is here: https://sites.google.com/northandoverma.gov/town-of-north-andover-covid-19/home

The best source of guidance and recommendations is the DPH website:

www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus.

Questions about the town’s response or about the illness, in general, can be sent to covid19@northandoverma.gov.

We will continue to monitor this situation and will distribute necessary information and guidance.  

Best,

Melissa Rodrigues, Esq.

Town Manager


North Andover Summer Spotlight July 25 – August 1, 2021

Sunday, 7/25:  

Monday, 7/26:

Tuesday, 7/27: 
Wednesday, 7/28: 

Thursday, 7/29: 

Friday, 7/30

Sunday, 8/1: 

*Rain site for Children’s Shows is under the tent at the Stevens Estate (723 Osgood Street).  Follow @nayouthcenter on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram for announcements in case of potential inclement weather!

*Please note – the Library outdoor activities are weather-dependent. Check the Library’s website www.StevensMemLib.org for weather changes.

NAPS Superintendent’s Summer Challenge
NAPS Summer Opportunities

North Andover Senior Center Four Seasons Newsletter: Summer Edition 2021

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Press Release: NORTH ANDOVER COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY FOR NEW SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER

For immediate release

NORTH ANDOVER COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY FOR NEW SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER

The Town of North Andover today announced that it has completed the acquisition of two parcels of land at the corner of Sutton Street and Surrey Drive in North Andover, which will host its new Senior Community Center.  The Town purchased one of the parcels and the other was donated to the Town from MINCO, a real estate development company based in North Andover.  

“This was the final step before we can commence construction,” said Town Manager Melissa Rodrigues.  “We are thankful to MINCO, and particularly Lou Minicucci, for their generous donation and we look forward to welcoming seniors and other members of our community into their new and improved facility as soon as possible.”

The new building, which will be located on Sutton Street, was already approved by the Planning Board to allow for the construction of a two story, 13,500 square foot Senior Community Center.  The proposed building includes a multi-purpose room, kitchen, cafe/lounge area, office space, fitness room, game room, three activity rooms and an outdoor patio area.  There will be 81 dedicated parking spaces on-site.

The funding to build the project was appropriated at the 2018 and 2019 Town Meetings, and the contract to construct the project was awarded last year to Castagna Construction of Danvers, MA.


“I’d like to recognize our planning, senior center, legal and DPW teams for their incredible work on this project,”  said Laura Bates, the Select Board Chair.  “Their diligence and commitment to our seniors kept this project on track and has moved us toward this success.”

Next steps will be final permit applications and the commencement of demolition of existing structures on the property.

For more information on the project, please visit https://seniorcommunitycenter.northandoverma.gov/

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