News Briefs


 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. Diploma/GED, Excellent customer service & communication skills, vehicle & valid driver’s license preferred.  Bilingual is a plus!  Please bring your resume and CNA/HHA certificate.


Thirty-five Winthrop High School seniors have received the John & Abigail Adams Scholarship. Congratulations to Heidy Benson, Danielle Bocchio, Sara Bosco, Andrea Callanan, Abigail Carelton,Elizabeth Carsley, Gina Chalmers, Meghan Chavis, Michael Curcio, Courtney Dalton, Amelia Fantasia, Richard Fucillo, Regina Garufo, Hunter Gillis, Jakob Hain, Haley Holden, William Holden, Gretchen Howard, Sarah Kfoury, Alexandria Love, Margaret Mahoney, Dana Marshall, Andrew McGrail, Rachel McInnis, Paris Mihali, Uajda Musaku, Emily Nichols, Neville  Nowak, Enis Plavsic, Bianca Powers, Anna Reidister, Patrick Stafford, Braeden Sullivan, Shanel Turransky and Christopher Zuffante. Great Work! The students will be recognized at the December 5 School Committee meeting for this outstanding accomplishment.


On Sunday, Nov. 13, Elizabeth Carsley, Camilla Miranda Llovera, Brandon Preble, Maria Tracy, and Stephen Tracy participated in the eighth annual WGBH Super Sunday Quiz Bowl Competition. These students representing Winthrop High School were competing in a pool of over 100 Massachusetts public, charter, and private schools. Students were asked questions in ten different categories for a total point accumulation The 16 schools with the highest point accumulations will move on to the playoff rounds.

WHS Students     of the Term

The following Winthop High School students were awarded Student of the Term for Quarter One: mark Amatucci, Keira Campebll, Emily Childs, Elizabeth Collins, Evan Deleidi, Olivia Driscoll, Joy Freeman, Gianna Guarino, Aislinn Guzmin Lopez, Chris Haskell, Jillian Lerner, Serena Lilaj, Samantha Long, Liz McDuffee, Danielle Navarro, Hailey Nolen, Juana Paola, Camilla Miranda Llovera, John Polino, Bianca Powers, RJ Ramirez, Sydney Stiglets, Patrick Sullivan, Annie Wang, Sam Zichella, Christopher Zuffante. Congratulations to all. Keep up the great work.

The 25th Annual Holiday Lighting

The 25th Annual Tree Lighting and kick-off to the Small Business Weekend will take place in Winthrop Center from 3-6 p.m. this Friday with the actual tree lighting around 5:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, businesses will be open. There will be entertainment games, prizes, refreshments, raffles, pony rides, free photos with Santa.

Changes to Winter Parking and Snow Removal Ordinances

On November 1, 2016, the Winthrop Town Council voted to make amendments to both the Winter Parking ordinance and the Snow Removal ordinance.  The following is a brief description of the changes that were made.


The time period the Winter Parking ordinance is in effect is now from November 15 to May 1 each year.  This change allows a parking ban to be in effect in the event of an early or late season snow storm, but has no impact on motorists if there is no snowfall in the weather forecast.

Winter Parking was removed on a section of Siren Street.  During a snow storm, parking is now prohibited on Siren Street from Shirley Street to the Easterly property line of 19 Siren Street.  The allowable parking for Siren Street now reads: “Odd numbered side of street from the Easterly property line of 19 Siren Street to Triton Avenue.”  This change was made to allow DPW to properly plow the street without vehicles impeding their snow removal operations.

Winter Parking was removed from a section of Waldemar Avenue.  During a snow storm, parking is now prohibited on Waldemar Avenue from Pleasant Street to Circuit Road.  The allowable parking for Waldemar Avenue now reads: “Odd numbered side of street from Wheelock Street to Pleasant Street.”  This change was made to allow DPW to properly plow the street without vehicles impeding their snow removal operations.


In order to allow the Town’s snow removal ordinance to comply with the requirements of a recently adopted state law, the following language was added to the snow removal ordinance, 12.24.010:

The width of the area to be cleared shall be thirty-six (36) inches and suitable for passage of a wheelchair. The owner or tenant shall also ensure that any handicap access ramp on the sidewalk abutting the property is also cleared.

  • Owners and tenants are reminded that they are responsible for the removal of snow and ice from the sidewalks abutting their property.  Failure to remove snow and ice is punishable by a fine ranging from $25 to $100 per offense.


Local students have been named to the Honor Roll at  Boston College High School for the First Quarter..

For High Honors a Soph., Jr.,Sr. must have at least a 3.80 quality point average and all grades ‘”C+” or higher. Freshmen need a 3.6 quality point average and all grades ‘”C+” or higher.

For Honors a Soph., Jr.,Sr. must have at least a 3.20 quality point average and all grades ‘”C-” or higher. Freshmen need a 3.165 quality point average and all grades ‘”C-” or higher.

Colin P. Raiter 2017, Matthew Rudser 2019 and James Ezekiel 2020 of Winthrop achieved High Honors.

David Reynolds 2017, Simon Moreira 2018, Daniel Reis 2019, Henry Hayes 2020, Chris Lopez 2020 of Winthrop achieved Honors.

Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, college-preparatory school for young men founded in 1863. The school enrolls approximately 1600 students from more than 100 communities in eastern Massachusetts

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