News Briefs


The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) will hold a community meeting tonight, Thursday, November 12 at its Deer Island facility starting at 7 p.m.


St. John’s Episcopal Church is selling delicious Thanksgiving pies to benefit Community Servings, a local non-profit that delivers healthy meals to critically-ill, homebound individuals. Community Servings provides medically tailored meals to neighbors in 18 different communities (including Winthrop) and serves more than 1,525 clients each year (92 percent of which live in poverty). Pies cost $28 and are prepared/donated by some of Boston’s top chefs – best of all, each pie sold funds an entire week’s worth of nutritious home-delivered meals to a person who is too ill to shop or cook for themselves. Apple, pecan, pumpkin, and sweet potato pies will be available for pick up the day before Thanksgiving at St. John’s Episcopal Church or at over 100 locations around greater Boston. The last day to purchase a pie is Saturday, November 21, 2015. Please order your pies online at – thank you for your support!


CAPIC Fuel Assistance Program applications will be accepted at the Winthrop Senior Center for this winter’s program at the Robert DeLeo Senior Center located at 35 Harvard Street, Winthrop. The telephone number is 617-846-8538.

CAPIC Fuel Assistance Program staff will be available on Wednesday’s beginning November 4, 2015 from 9 am to 11am. The program assists households in paying heating bills from November 2015 to April 2016 and is open to tenants as well as homeowners, whose income is within 60 percent of the state median income. Heat sources may be oil, propane, kerosene, gas or electric. For more information please call 617-884-6130.

Winthrop Mixed Lodge to hold turkey shoot

Winthrop Mixed Lodge #2057 Order Sons of Italy in America is sponsoring its 3rd Annual Turkey shoot on Monday, Nov. 23 at 6:30 pm at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks. The monies will be used to support the Lodge’s scholarship and charitable endeavors. All questions can be referred to Tina Helton at 857-472-3171.

Junior Class Country Fair

The annual junior class country fair will be held on Thursday, Nov.12 from 6 pm to 9 pm at St. John’s Hall. This is the junior class’s biggest fundraiser and it’s a great night of raffles and prizes! If anyone would like to donate a prize or basket to raffle off, please contact Tracie Turransky at [email protected] or Patty Hames at [email protected] Any donation, large or small, would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for supporting the Class of 2017.

Lace up your skates

Public skating occurs every Sunday at 12:40pm at the Larsen Rink. Cost is $3 per person.

Mike’s Pastry comes to Winthrop

The WHS Senior Class is taking orders for Thanksgiving pies! Place your order by Nov. 13 and pick up your pies on Nov. 24. Pies may be picked up at St. John’s School side entrance on Lincoln Street between 2:30 and 5 pm or pies will be delivered in town between 3:30 and 5:30 for a $2 fee.

For more information, call Karen Perrin at 617-642-0017 or Cathy Norris at 617-233-2723

Viking merchandise on sale

Show your Viking spirit and support the Cummings School PTO. Long-sleeved t-shirts and flags, adorned with our beloved Winthrop Viking, are on sale now in time for the holidays. Shirts are navy and gray and are available in adult and children sizes. Visit the Cummings home page at and scroll to the bottom of the page. You can view the merchandise, place your order online using PayPal or download the order form and return it to the Cummings School. The order deadline is Friday, Nov. 13.

Winthrop Christmas tree ornament for sale

Winthrop Improvement & Historical Association is proud to announce that it will continue the sentimental tradition previously undertaken by the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce. It will sell the Christmas tree ornaments that are so popular in Town.

WIHA is very excited to present its first design, Boston Light, at local stores or by calling WIHA at 617-846-8606. The price is $7. All proceeds go to the upkeep and maintenance of the 1637 Deane Winthrop House at 40 Shirley St.

Turkey Trot Nov. 28

The Parks Committee will be holding its 2nd annual Turkey Trot 5k race on Saturday, Nov. 28 at Miller Field. Race begins at 10am. Free t-shirt to first 100 registered. Registration is available at the Parks and Rec office.

There will also be a raffle. Raffle tickets on sale at Parks and Recreation for two raffles:

Raffle #1 – Two tickets to Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” Includes dinner at the Ritz, up to $100, two tickets to the Nutcracker and a backstage tour. A $350 value.

Raffle #2 – A one-year membership to the East Boston YMCA! A $750 value.

All raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. Both winners will be announced at the Parks Committee’s Turkey Trot 5k Race! Winners need not be present to win.

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