Archive for November, 2016

Winthrop Schools Approved for Pilot Program

Thursday, November 24th, 2016
Winthrop Schools Approved for Pilot Program

By Kate Anslinger Winthrop has been selected to be the first school district in the Commonwealth to test out a new homeland security grant, which will provide tourniquet training to all teachers in the district. After September 11, an Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) was put in place to raise awareness and ensure that... »

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School Officials Seek More Help For High Needs Students:State Testing Scores Show Need for Assistance

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

By Kate Anslinger Winthrop High School Principal Matt Crombie was present to discuss the results of the 2016 MCAS/PARCC test, at Monday night’s School Committee meeting. While the majority of test scores still remained above the state average, the two main areas of concern are the high needs students and those with disabilities. The... »

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News Briefs

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

EBNHC HOSTING JOB FAIR, DeC. 12  East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is hosting a Job Fair, Monday December 12,  from 2-6 pm for CNA/Home Health Aide’s.  We will be conducting on site interviews at 250 Sumner Street, East Boston, MA 02128. Call 617-568-6444 for more information.  Applications available in advance.  Requirements: HHA/CNA Certification, H.S.... »

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JWs Introduces Marco Pizzeria

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Jay Silva can’t hide his enthusiasm about adding Marco Pizzeria to compliment his JW Restaurant on Putnam Street. Silva purchased JW’s from Bob Deeb on July 1. At the time the pizzeria connected to the restaurant had had a fire. Silva has now rebuilt the area and is announcing the... »

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Police Blotter 11-24-2016

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Monday, November 14 Todisco Towing towed motor vehicle from Governors Park for vehicle violation. Hit and run at Fremont and Jefferson Street. Witness reports a large box truck was seen hitting parked motor vehicle. 93 and 94 will search the area. 94 off with a box truck in the area. Report to follow. Investigation... »

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Targeting the Untapped Market of Wearables for Elder Care

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

By Rahmat Shoureshi Today’s 20-something tech wizards might not worry about the challenges of old age. But they should. Seniors represent a huge untapped market for tech companies. While just 13 percent of America’s population is 65 or older today, that slice will jump to 19 percent by 2030. One area that holds particular... »

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Letter to the Editor

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

The Ferry, a nice idea but a luxury we cannot afford Dear Editor   With the ferry season at an end this is now the time to evaluate the feasibility of our Town owning a ferry. In reading one of the many articles in the paper where our Town Manager talks about the ferry... »

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Enjoy the Game with Respect and Dignity

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

With the traditional Winthrop-Revere football game set for Thanksgiving Day and a large crowd expected for what promises to be an evenly-matched and exciting battle, we wish to remind all fans and players alike that it is their obligation to behave in a courteous, respectful, and dignified manner at all times. On two occasions... »

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Remember Those in Need

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are... »

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. Thanksgiving has no religious connotations, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It asks nothing more from each of than just showing up (other than for the person who is doing all the cooking) and enjoying the company of our family and friends and then having a great... »

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