Archive for May, 2015

Officials Look At Dispatch Center Opening in 2016

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

It’s been well over five years in the making, but the regional emergency dispatch center for Winthrop and Revere is coming along. If all goes well the center could be online in April 2016. Executive Director Julie Davie said the complex transition is coming along. At the regular monthly meeting held last week, members... »

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WPS Offer Free Class on English for Adults

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Winthrop Public Schools is offering a six-week course, “Free English Class for Adults,” beginning May 19, to support parents who would like to learn the English language. Through a Title III Grant, Gorman Fort Banks Elementary School Parent Ambassadors created an action plan to engage the ELL community. “This is a... »

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Anti-Bullying Programs Eyed for Schools

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

During the May 12 sub-committee meeting, the Winthrop School Committee and school principals discussed the establishment of anti-bullying programs throughout Winthrop Public Schools (WPS). Each of the school’s anti-bullying committees meets to discuss the implementation and reduction of bullying, and education of students on how to report and address behaviors. “We’ve been working very... »

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Memorial Day Plans Announced

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Memorial Day services and a parade will take place this year on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Upper Cemetery at Bowdoin Street and River Road. The Town of Winthrop & The American Legion Post 146 will host the ceremonies and the theme will be “A... »

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EBNHC Offers Program for Youths

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Education and Training Institute is now offering a HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) preparedness program to youth’s ages 16-24.  Participants are enrolled in our Youth and Young Adult Pathways Program (YYAPP) which focuses on college and career readiness curriculum including HiSET preparation.  The program offers career guidance, support... »

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Police Blotter 05-21-2015

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Monday, May 11 Visiting Nurse on Main Street called to report that her patient needs to be transported. EMS notified. A nurse at the East Boston Neighborhood Health called to report that a patient fell and hit her head. EMS notified. A call from the Health Department that someone had called them to say... »

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Let Us Never Forget Their Sacrifice

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Of all of our national holidays, Memorial Day is the most solemn. Memorial Day reminds us of the Supreme Sacrifice that has been made by so many of our fellow citizens to keep us a free people and provides us with an opportunity to honor their sacrifice. Memorial Day has its roots in what... »

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Enjoy a Safe Holiday Weekend

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of the summer season, bringing with it the anticipation of sunshine and warmth, of vacations, and of time spent with family and friends. So we ask our readers to stop right now — and think for a moment — about all of the good things that we... »

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Frank Monteleone

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Frank Monteleone, the well-known and long-time owner of Curtains Plus in Michael’s Mall for a quarter of century from 1982-2006, passed away this week at the age of 74, marking the end of an era for many of us who have been long-time residents of this community. Frank and his wife Marie became fixtures... »

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Letter to the Editor

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Fundraiser to help a wounded vet, May 29 Dear Editor: In 2004 James Crosby, a Winthrop resident, went to Iraq as a United States Marine to serve his country. Shortly after arriving in Iraq, James was severely injured by shrapnel, became paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. In January of 2014 Veterans Assisting Veterans,... »

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