Archive for August, 2017

Paul Speidel Jazz Trio Plays Winthrop

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
Paul Speidel Jazz Trio Plays Winthrop

The Paul Speidel Jazz Trio played on the Winthrop Public Library lawn on Tuesday, Aug. 15, courtesy of the Friends of the Winthrop Public Library. Dozens of residents came out to enjoy the sounds of the band. »

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McKenna to be Consultant to Town

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
McKenna to be Consultant to Town

By Sue Ellen Woodcock At the end of the month, Town Manager James McKenna will step down from his leadership position and become a consultant to the town until his contract expires in May 2018. McKenna made the announcement at Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting. McKenna said this begins the transition process. After he... »

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Tri-Community Health Collaborative Moves Forward

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The North Suffolk Public Health Collaborative is up and running, serving Winthrop, Revere and Chelsea with director Jeff Stone at the helm. The collaborative is intended to fill in the gaps regarding health issues in the three communities. The collaboratives’ ability to obtain grants increases since roughly 100,000 people make... »

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Health Department to be Restructured

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Residents seeking the town’s health department will soon find it restructured and renamed the Office of Public Health and Social Services. Tuesday night Town Manager James McKenna told the town council that is was time to reorganize the health department due to the expanse of what it has to cover.... »

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Health Center Talks PACE Program at JPNA Meeting

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

By John Lynds East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) Director of Marketing Michelle Hagerty knows all too well about the struggles of caring for an aging parent. At a community meeting this week, Hagerty told the story of her mother’s struggles following heart surgery. Hagerty’s mom suffered a stroke, pneumonia and other complications following... »

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A New Way for Parents to Connect

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

By Kate Anslinger There are many ups and downs that go along with parenting, which is why a new parent peer support-program is coming to Winthrop. The program, known as the Parents Forum, is designed to open up conversations related to children, so parents can support one another. One of the goals of the... »

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News Briefs

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Rodent Control and How You Can Help The Town of Winthrop has been actively engaged in rodent control measures in various locations in the Town of Winthrop. Currently the main focus of the rodent-control program is townwide. Some reasons the rodents are thriving even with extermination efforts are many, and this is where the... »

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Police Blotter 08-17-2017

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Monday, Aug. 7 Male party found 94C paraphernalia in the area of Bowdoin Street. Defendant on active RO called to make arrangements to pick up personal belongings on Buchanan Street. When plaintiff was contacted, he stated that he was not ready for him to come to pick up anything, and that he could try... »

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Another Alcohol- Related Tragedy

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Perhaps it is because we have children who are teen-agers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16 year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32 year old man who has been... »

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School Will Be Back – Drive with Care

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having... »

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