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Local Communities Receive Shannon Grant Funding from Metro Mayors

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced the release of $5.7 million in competitive grants to cities and towns across Massachusetts who, with their local community partners, will use the funding to combat gang violence and support local at-risk youth. Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop will receive a collective $335,735 under the... »

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Gorman Fort Banks School Back to Normal

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

By Kate Anslinger On Feb. 13, the Gorman Fort Banks School suffered a burst pipe, which resulted in damage, a cancelled school day, and a delay, but that didn’t stop the district’s leadership team from moving forward and brainstorming an array of backup plans to get the students and teachers back in the classroom.... »

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News Briefs

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Author to speak AT Winthrop Library Author Erica Ferencik will talk about her new book “The River at Night,” a high stakes drama set in the Maine wilderness, on Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Public Library in Metcalf Square.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Winthrop Public Library. Books will... »

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EBNHC’s Elder Service Plan becomes Neighborhood PACE

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC), which provides the residents of East Boston and surrounding communities with access to vital health care services, today announced that its Elder Service Plan is being renamed Neighborhood PACE, an abbreviation for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. The name change comes as the program is... »

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Board of Health Wants to Hear About MWRA Pier and Lot

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Winthrop Board of Health is inviting the MWRA in to its next meeting to discuss the proposed new fishing pier and parking lot and the impact on the town. After its meeting on Monday the board sent a letter to Dave Duest, the director of the Deer Island facility,... »

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Silt Causing Concern at Lodge of Elks Boating Facility

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Town Manager James McKenna said officials are working with the Elks Club on concerns that a build up of sediment around the boat slips is causing problems. “The Elks are loosing capacity due to sediment around the docks,” McKenna said at last week’s Town council meeting. He added that some... »

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Police Blotter 03-02-2017

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Monday, February 20 Party at Governors Park called to report a disturbance from another apartment. Officer spoke to both parties. They agreed to try and keep the noise down with the small children. Two grown men fighting at Governors Park. Officers spoke to both parties and peace was restored. Party reported hypodermic needles on... »

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Parks and Recreation Has a Great Week

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

When winter became summer for a couple of days last week, Parks and Recreation director Sean Driscoll made a quick and smart decision: he changed the youths’ snowboarding trip to Nashoba Valley into a trip to Frog Pond on Boston Common. And thanks to to Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, the students were able to... »

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West Newbury Seeks Change in Government

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

The town of West Newbury will be voting to change its structure of government in a ballot question on April 24, seeking to bring a town manager on board to run the day-to-day operations. West Newbury currently has a Board of Selectmen and a finance manager. So basically West Newbury is following the lead of... »

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Congratulations,Anthony Fucillo

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

It’s only a matter of time before Anthony Fucillo is selected for induction into the Winthrop High School Hall of Fame. Anthony was a star quarterback and linebacker for the football team, an excellent varsity hockey player, and a baseball player who showed his versatility as a shortstop for the Viking diamondmen. Anthony went on... »

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