Archive for October, 2014

Massport Contributes $170K to Local Health Programs

Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Massport Contributes $170K to Local Health Programs

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced a $170,000 contribution to the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center to address early symptoms of childhood asthma and adult COPD in Winthrop. The money will help fund the salaries of community health workers and purchase home health asthma kits for families the Massachusetts Department of Public Health... »

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Clothing Drive Starts on Nov 1

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

The Extended Election Day  Clothing Drive will be held on  Saturday, November 1 through Wednesday, November 6. All clothes can be dropped off at the skating rink parking lot where the clothing drive trailer will be located. Recycling of textiles can help reduce our impact on the planet What we accept: All wearable clothing... »

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Addiction Prevention Collaborative Moving Forward

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

WINTHROP – A group addressing heroin and opiod addiction in several communities, including Winthrop, updated the Town Council on its next steps to help reduce the number of overdoses in town and help get addicts into recovery. According to the Massachusetts Opiod Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) there has been a 25 percent increase in... »

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Middle School Students Host Halloween Fundraiser

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Winthrop High School’s 8th grade class will be organizing a Halloween dance fundraiser on Oct. 30, from 7:30-10:30pm, at the Winthrop Yacht Club to raise money for their class trip. “The reason why we wanted to do this dance is to fundraise for out Washington, DC trip,” said Ava Bertino, Class President. “We want... »

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Police Blotter 10-23-2014

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Monday, Oct. 13 Reports of a Viking cab hitting a town tree and took off their side view mirror, Cab has stopped. Party requesting EMS for a young child. Chelsea PD requesting our ACO for an assist in their city. ACO notified and will respond. Party reports the male operator was photographing planes landing.... »

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Massport Helps Town With Contribution

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health study about the impacts of Logan Airport on Winthrop residents’ health took 14 years from its launch to its release, but officials have certainly been quick to react to its findings. The Massachusetts Port Authority has stepped up with a $170,000 contribution to the East Boston Neighborhood Health... »

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Speaker DeLeo Receives Major Award

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

That was an impressive tribute to Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo as he received a special award from the Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) for his excellent work in increasing access to addiction and treatment services in Massachusetts. The Speaker was lauded by MGH Revere Executive Director Dr. Roger Pasinski and local... »

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Letter to the Editor

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Thankful for help Dear Mr Wallerce. I have long been aware of your kindness and generosity to the town of Winthrop, it’s residents and  it’s charitable causes ,but never expected to become a beneficiary myself.. My sincere thanks to you and your staff for coming to my aide with both kindness and generosity on... »

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The More Things Change …

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Items selected from past issues of the Winthrop Sun, The Winthrop Review, The Winthrop Visitor,  The Transcript and The Sun-Transcript 10 years ago October 28, 2004 Town Clerk Claire Sheltry is predicting a turnout of close to 90 percent for Tuesday’s hotly-contested Presidential election between Republican incumbent George W. Bush and Democratic challenger John... »

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Sports 10-23-2014

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

The Viking Express Winthrop beats Lynn Classical, 28-14, will play for NEC title on Friday By Jim Lederman The Vikings defeated Lynn Classical 28–14 Friday night at Manning Field in Lynn. Danvers shut out Salem 33–0, to set up the championship game. “Every year our goal is to win the NEC Championship, Friday night... »

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